Chandigarh :

The Punjab Govetnment under the dynamic leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to establish and incorporate a State University for the development and advancement of legal education and for the purpose of imparting specialized and systematic instructions, training and research in the field of law and for the matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The foundation stone of the university will be laid on August 27, 2021 by Chief Minister, Punjab.

Disclosing this an official spokersperson of the Punjab Government said that the mission of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur State University of Law, Tarn Taran is to disseminate legal knowledge and legal processes and their role in national development by organizing lectures, seminars, symposia, webinars, workshops and conferences. To improve the ability with a view to analyse and present for the benefit of the public, contemporary issues of public concern and their legal implications and to do all such things as are incidental, necessary or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the University.

Disclosing further the spokersperson said that necessary approval from the Bar Council of India has been obtained. Approval of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi has also been obtained under the Act 2-F to establish Sri Guru Teg Bahadur State University of Law, Tarn Taran.

He further disclosed that the Government of Punjab has sanctioned Rs.5.00 Crore for the University budget from which a sum of Rs.159.10 Lakhs has been released to the University in the Financial Year 2020-21 and for the Financial Year 2021-22 Rs.7.00 Crore has been allocated to the University.

He said that the Government of Punjab has also released a sum of Rs.135.15 Lakhs for the renovation of the building and a tender for the renovation has been allotted.

The spokesperson said that the Architectural Design of the University has already been finalized and the project work will be start in the due course of time. The Campus will consist of an academic zone, administrative complex, residential zone (residences and hostels), sports and recreational facilities.

He further said that the centralized admission at state level for law courses has been allocated to Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar by the State Government and the admission process for Sri Guru Teg Bahadur State University of Law, Tarn Taran is under process.

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