Commencement: As pioneers of law teaching and legal research, the Post-Graduate Department of Law (PGDL, hereafter) has been initiated to cater the legal education needs of the southern Orissa, in the year 1985.
Infrastructure: Berhampur University with the help of UGC assistance embarked upon providing a wholesome post-graduate department of law. PGDL has its own infrastructure as per UGC stipulations.
1. Courses offered: Two years Fulltime masters degree in Law leading to LL.M degree, in semester pattern (4 semesters). The syllabus is structured on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) 2015.
2. Specializations: 1. Criminal Law and Administration; 2. Business Law and Governance; 3. Environmental Law and Legal order.
Courses: Currently, in consideration of student demand and market need the PGDL is offering specialization in two subjects, viz., (1.) Criminal Law and Administration and (2.) Business Law and Governance. The PGDL earlier imparted courses with specializations in (i.) Constitutional Law; (ii.) International Law, (iii.) Family Law; (iv.) Labour Law; (v.) Environmental Law;(vi.) Criminal Law; (vii.) Business Law and (viii.) Human Rights Law.
The PGDL has conducted a PG diploma Programme in Human Rights Duties and Education and PG Diploma in Disaster Management.
VISION: Achieve excellence in legal education and research in quest for development of a humane and just society.
MISSION: Commitment to holistic development of students:
- Intellectually alive,
- Morally upright,
- Socially responsible citizens ;
- Lead the legal profession and academics to new heights.