An eminent lawyer Hon’ble Adv.Rajendra Raghuvansi, former Additional Solicitor General of India, has made valuable contribution to Nandurbar Taluka Vidhayak Samiti. When he was the chairman of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, he noticed that the knowledge of law was not reaching the doorsteps of the tribal people of Nandurbar district. The institutes imparting legal education were confined to metropolis only. It was his vision that even the tribal youths of Nandurbar district should get easy access to the legal education. With his untiring efforts he was able to fulfill his dream in the form of College of Law and Institute of Legal and Research Nandurbar. Now the Law College Nandurbar is a well established institute providing legal education not only at graduation level but also an aspirant from Nandurbar can all the way pursue post graduation in law without leaving the campus.
The College of Law (the only in the district) has also proved to be one of the greatest achievements of our Institution. It is playing a vital role in creating the legal awareness among the tribal and non-tribal. The college has been also offering free legal services to the poor and needy through its Free Legal Aid Service Cell. Considering the importance of computer education, the institution has made computer facility in all the branches of the institution. Apart from the regular academic services, the Nandurbar Taluka Vidhayak Samiti has arranged several social campaigns and activities like pulse-polio immunization, aids awareness, eradication of superstition, tree-plantation programmes, water resources programmes and prevention of addictions like tobacco, smoking alcoholic drinks, voting right awareness, free medical aid camp etc.
In the tribal district of Nandurbar the first legal educational institution was established by NTVS in August 1999, under the chairmanship of Shri. B.K.Raghuwanshi former M.L.C, Maharashtra. The college is affiliated to North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon and recognized by Bar Council of India.
The college has well structured class rooms as per UGC norms
The college has well structured administrative office with separate counter for students’ convenience
The college has well furnished library with several books, texts, law journals, law reports etc
The college has well equipped computer lab with 16 computers
Moot court :
The college has separate moot court hall to sharpen advocacy skills of the students
The college shares hostel with parent institution
Legal awareness camps :
As a part of academic activity, college of law organized first legal awareness camp on 13 Feb., 2002 at Kevdipada and nearby villages
Legal literacy camps :
The college is in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority and arranges Legal literacy camps. The inauguration of these camps was made by Hon’ble V.G.Palshikar.C.J of Bombay High Court in 2006 at Molagi
The first seminar competition was held on 11, Oct 2004 in memory of birthday anniversary of late Shri. G.T.Patil founder of NTVS Nandurbar.
Cultural programme :
The first cultural programme was held on 5, Feb 2005 at gymkhana hall
Extra curricular activities :
The students of the college every year participate in cultural programmes, YUVA RANG, youth festival. Also student’s week is celebrated in the college. Along with that participation by the students in various sports events, debates, teacher’s day, and university camps is also made
The distinctive characteristics of our institution are very well reflected in our mission statement. As stated above our mission is empowering tribal and rural students in legal education and thereby making them savior of law and justice. It’s the tradition of our College to cater to the needs of the society by providing legal education to the people residing in Nandurbar district. The tradition of college which started since 1999 is still being continued with the future planning to start new course such as LL.M etc. The founders of our Institution fought and won the battle for the right of the tribal and rural people to have legal education and to become a part of the legal profession.
“The first thing one must bear in mind is that one would spiritualize the practice of law by not making the one’s profession subservient to the interest of one’s purse, but to use one’s profession for the service of one’s country”.
“To empower tribal and rural students in legal education and to impart social and legal awareness and to create awakening of their rights and duties thus, making them savior of law and justice”.
- To impart legal education to the tribal and rural students.
- To impart moral, ethical and social values in the students.
- To train the students as social engineers.
- To create legal awareness in the society.
- To create social spirited lawyers.
- To develop the personality of the students, be it tribal, social or economically backward.
- To provide free legal aid.
- To conduct socio-legal surveys in rural and backward area.
- To upgrade quality of tribal and rural students through legal education.