Haldia Law College

By Dr. Lakshman Seth, Chairman
Dr. Lakshman Seth,Chairman Situated in the only city in India to have a Japan-town, Haldia, Haldia Law College (HLC) is imparting legal education to students of Eastern part of India since 2002. HLC was established to indoctrinate the Indian spirit of 'Satya Mev Jayate' and to facilitate learners in becoming intellectually augmented and ethically inspiring lawyers. Over the years, the college has evolved in the course of its journey as a premier institute of legal learning and has become a reputed institution of the Eastern region, because of its quality legal education wherein the rhythms of understanding of social transformation are vibrantly inculcated by creating an incredible academic endeavor. It has evolved as the legal laurels and professional en-route for a didactic distinction in society.

Courses and Faculty Members
HLC has incorporated undergraduate and postgraduate law course degrees in its curriculum. The undergraduate degree consists of a 5-year B.A. LL.B. honors course and a 3-year LL.B. course, while the postgraduate degree consists of a 2 year LL.M. course. The students receive ingenious law education from highly motivated, qualified and dedicated faculty members who are always ready to give their best efforts and take proper steps to create a healthy academic atmosphere in terms of research culture and aptitude where the students can grow holistically. The faculty members are well aware of the capabilities and limitations of the students and prepare the lectures accordingly. They are forever using their ingenuity to devise ways and means for making the UGC curriculum exceedingly interesting, as a result of which there is active participation of students in classes.
Describing the faculty-student relationship and every day teaching at HLC, Mr. Pratim Sarkar, Assistant Professor in Law, says, "We, the faculty members of HLC are very positive in taking direct feedback from the students to ensure that we are more effective while teaching. Every faculty member is constantly upgrading themselves and their methods of teaching through regular participation in regional, national and international seminars, workshops and conferences. There is a faculty member in each of the functional committees, but students have complete freedom to char out and conduct programs that we review later objectively."

"HLC strives to instill civic responsibility in the minds of students through extension programs and value-based courses so that they develop into sensitized, socially responsible lawyers"

Making Students Ready For Higher Education and Industry
The college conducts a pre-university test to ensure student's learning, which plays an indispensable role in creating excellent students. The institution deliberately and carefully frames the question papers of this pre-university. In addition, the institution helps students assess their strengths and weaknesses and rectify their drawbacks. While making students ready for university examination is one major role of HLC, in order to develop thinking abilities and memorizing capabilities of the students, the college conducts Moot Court Competitions, Debate Competitions, Aptitude Test and Quiz Competitions regularly.

HLC strives to instill civic responsibility in the minds of students through extension programs and value-based courses so that they develop into sensitized, socially responsible lawyers. The college takes efforts to create an environment and to provide preparation opportunities to equip those appearing in competitive examinations like the judicial exam, law officers and LL.M Entrance (CLAT). College provides internship opportunities for students who prefer to join the industry after completing LL.B. College has collaborated with well-known advocate's chambers, law firms and academic institutions where students
pursue internship and on the job training program every year. In addition to this, College conducts career counseling and personality development program classes for the students to become uniquely recognizable unbeaten lawyers.

HLC helps the students to get a job in different law firms through its placement drives where major recruiters like Rashmi Infotech, Eaton Corporation, Domino's Pizza, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, Sinha & Company, QuisLex Legal Services, and many other patent and trademark firms. Many of the suitable and fit students are successfully working in those firms.

"Students of our college have participated in football tournament organized by Sutahata New Tarun Sangha, Haldia, intercollege sports competitions under the ICARE established colleges, Intercollege quiz competition under the ICARE established colleges. They also took part in quiz competitions organized by Haldia Dock Complex Vigilance Department, IOCL, t2, and Ambuja Neotia Group. Some of our students like Sagnik Dutta received an award for Face of the Year, Aindrila Dey received an award for Solo Dance competition, and Pameli Guha received an award for Three Minutes to Fame. A group of students including Aindrila Dey, Anushka Das, Shrabantika Ghosh, Payel Ghosh, Esha Biswas, and Priyata Chakraborty has received an award for Group Dance competition. The ICARE Cultural Academy organized an ICARE Cultural Competition in 2019, where our students received first prize in the event of Group Dance and second prize in Debate Competition," says Mr.Pratim.

As the college has set sky-scraping standards of excellence, it strives tirelessly to live up to its reputation and to surge ahead in the days to come with plans of teaming up their publication department with ISBN numbers, inviting more experts from judges from High Court and Supreme Court to deliver special lectures to students, introducing more ICT-based teaching methods, organizing more national and international seminars, conferences and workshops, introducing certificate and diploma courses in various law subjects.