NIRF ranking brings cheer to AU law college

In big league: The Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Law in Visakhapatnam.

In big league: The Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Law in Visakhapatnam.   | Photo Credit: C.V.Subrahmanyam

It is a major achievement, says principal Surya Prakash

D. Surya Prakash, Principal of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Law, Andhra University, which secured the 10th rank in the category of law schools in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018, termed it a major achievement.

Speaking to The Hindu on Wednesday, Prof. Surya Prakash said the AU secured the 22nd rank in the top 100 universities category at the national-level and 36th rank in the overall ranking of the top 100 educational institutions.

Of 71 institutions that figured in the category of law, Prof. Surya Prakash said AU’s Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Law scored good marks in all parameters, including teaching, learning and resources and perception, defined by the MHRD on a par with the national institutions.

According to Prof. Surya Prakash, 800-1,000 students are studying in various courses offered by the college such as LLB (three year course), LLB (five year course), LLM, M.A. Human Rights, and Ph.D—full time, part time and executive cadre programmes, among others.

In 2007, the University Grants Commission recognised the college as Institute of Eminence and granted funds to the tune of ₹35 lakh in the first phase and ₹1.20 crore in the second phase under its Special Assistance Programmes I and II respectively.

In the nation-wide law category ranking, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru secured the first rank. National Law University, New Delhi and Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad secured the second and third positions respectively.

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