Lauding the remarkable progress achieved by the Law School established by SASTRA University within two years of its establishment, the Bar Council of India has granted approval for the five-year integrated programmes conducted by the university.

The courses are BA, LLB; B.Com, LLB; and BBA, LLB for the academic years of 2009-10; 2010-11; and 2011-12.

Recording the reasons for granting approval, the Bar Council said: “The School of Law has recorded a remarkable progress within two years of its establishment in 2008, which is reflected in various activities. The school has an impressive model of operation and is tuned to developing a system for ethical law practices; it has an academic focus with professional training; it is honest in … imparting legal education; the infrastructure created for the programme is excellent, and additions to the existing resources have been envisaged; glimpses of continued progress with respect to the programmes and emphasis on value-based education are felt in the entire campus.”

It said: “The university has been re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the highest grade ‘A,' and the university's reputation as a renowned centre of learning for technical and research education can facilitate smooth running of such a programme.”

Appreciating the rich collection of books in the library, the Bar Council said: “The law library of the university has a rich collection of legal reference books, textbooks and online resources, and the moot court created in the School of Law facilitates experimental learning. The admission procedure is merit-based and transparent, and [the School] has attracted students from different parts of the country. The school's strong network with legal luminaries, Boards and Councils helps in periodic professional lectures, and students have won various positions in moot court competitions within two years.”

“In view of the above position, continuing the School of Law would help to propagate a well thought-out model of legal education in this part of the State.”