Whether it is Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nelson Mandela or our very own Mahatma Gandhi, one thing that is common in all is that these are world-famous leaders who studied law - a highly regarded qualification with great career opportunities. With changing times, law education has transformed in various ways, yet the popularity of this course doesn't seem to diminish. It is essential that law students constantly maintain their learning curve to meet the dynamics of the increasingly competitive industry. Headquartered in Pune, M.C.E. Society's A.K.K. New Law Academy and Ph.D (Law) Research Centre, Pune is a dynamic, creative learning institution that strives to meet challenges by providing innovative solutions leading to learning breakthroughs for all students. Dedicated to empowering every individual with knowledge and confidence, the institute aspires to establish strong, just upright minds and develop the talents of the students thereby discovering their greatness.
About Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society (Parent Body)
The parent body which runs the college is Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society (MCES), Azam Campus, Camp, Pune. Dr P.A. Inamdar is the President of MCE Society who is recognized for his valuable contribution in the field of education, legal matters and philanthropy across the country. He is always keen to promote e-education to create a world class learning process.
"We Also Have Specially Designed Moot Court Halls To Give Real Courtroom Thrill To The Students"
Mrs. Abeda P. Inamdar, a recipient of Savitribai Phule Award by the Government of Maharashtra is the Vice-President of the society. Her incessant guidance and support has been noteworthy to cater the vision and mission of the college. Prof. Muzaffar Shaikh, Chairman, College Development Committee of our college has always been instrumental in the development of our college.
Empowering Learners with Cutting-edge Resources
Established in 1994 and named after Hon'ble Late Adv. Mr. Abdul Kadir Khan, A.K.K. New Law Academy is situated at Azam Campus which is at the heart of Pune City with a pleasing surrounding spread over 24 acres. A conglomeration of 31 various educational institutions, Azam Campus caters to the needs of around 30,000 students right from primary school to postgraduate and research level in the field of Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer Science, Education, Law, Pharmacy, Medicine,
Dentistry, Management, Architecture, Hotel Management, and more. The college also comprises of best infrastructure facilities such as its own building with Classrooms, Library, Reading room, Skill Development Centre, MootCourt cum Conference Hall, Administrative Office, Staff Room, Common Room for Girls, Canteen with modern multi-stored buildings designed and constructed to give the best educational atmosphere and hostel complex for boys and girls separately.
The college is approved by Bar Council of India, Permanently Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, and aided by Government of Maharashtra. M. C. E. Society's A.K.K. New Law Academy is recognized under Section 12(f) & 12(B) of UGC Act, 1956, and has been reaccredited by NAAC. While initially the institute just offered a three-year LL.B. course, B.A.LL.B.course was added to the offering in the year 2003-04, LL.M. was added in 2009-10 and Ph.D. in 2013-14.
M. C. E. Society's A.K.K. New Law Academy has empanelled a good number of retired judges, practicing lawyers, retired professors and eminent scholars to recommend and improve the methods of teaching, providing structured inputs. The well-qualified and experienced full-time and visiting faculties have been playing an instrumental role in providing access to the students to become potential employers and avail the finest of the related opportunities in this regard. Besides giving quality education, the college also endeavors to make students enthusiastic and optimistic about the profession by a systematic process and activity driven approach like encouraging the students to participate in various research-based activities which help them to acquire in-depth knowledge in various fields, articulation of thoughts on various issues at hand, working with team spirit and time management.
"We also have specially designed moot court hall to give real courtroom thrill to the students. Ours is the only College in India which was selected by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission New Delhi, for conducting its Circuit Bench proceedings from 11th March to 15th March, 2019 and the same was held in the Moot Court Hall of our College. Our college teachers guide and help the students to develop communication skills, effective research skills, analyzing and solving complex legal problems, and giving extra coaching to the students apart from the regular curriculum for preparation for JMFC exams and NET/SET exams. Further, the college is involved in organizing seminars, guest lectures and workshops on regular basis for the benefit of students," highlights Dr. Rasheed Shaikh.
Equipping Young Learners to Convert Dreams into Reality
In today's era of technology and globalization, education should be at par with the international standards to make the future of students bright. Keeping up with this, A.K.K. New Law Academy has established E-library with computers exclusively for students to access legal databases and other resources subscribed by the library as well as open educational resources (OER) for their study and research. The library website plays its role as a gateway to subscribe and open educational resources. It is a fully automated library with different databases and Barcode based technology is used for the circulation of books and periodicals. "Our Library is connected with all other college libraries situated in Azam Campus through Local Area Network (LAN) and OPAC of all the libraries can be searched at one terminal. The library is well equipped with Books, Journals, and Reports in print as well as electronic format. Legal databases/E-resources like AIR Databases, Manupatra, SCC Online, HeinOnline and the college component of E-ShodhSindhu (NLIST), National Digital Library, Vidya Mitra, E-PGpathshala and others can be subscribed/ borrowed. We are also providing access to the Institutional Repository of Indian Law Institute, Duke Law School, Cornell University, Yale Law School, Law Review Commons and also to SSRN. A.K.K. New Law Academy provides an unmatched environment of excellence in the form of good infrastructure, well-qualified faculty, well-equipped e-library and various opportunities for practical training," articulates Dr. Rasheed.
M. C. E. Society's A.K.K. New Law Academy also has a separate publishing department with a professor in-charge of it and has worked towards publishing the 'Journal of Minorities Rights' having ISSN 2229-3663 (A Peer-Reviewed Half-Yearly Journal) up to the year 2015 which was included by UGC in its UGC-Approved List of Journals vide Sr. No. 572 and Journal No. 41405. 'The Journal of Minorities Rights' is upgraded in 2016 as 'International Research Journal of Socio-Legal Studies' - a peer-reviewed quarterly journal having ISSN 2455-0019 in order to extend its area and scope of operationto provide a platform to the scholars for creation and dissemination of knowledge by publishing 'International Research Journal of Socio-Legal Studies'.
The legal field of knowledge is increasingly becoming dependent on computers and allied technology. With the significant rise in the number of research guides and research projects, A.K.K. New Law Academy has also upgraded computer culture with ICT based smart classrooms. Dr. Rasheed Shaikh says, "Our college has facilitated this exposure through an exclusive Computer Section with technical faculty to impart training connected with legal education. Today, A.K.K. New Law Academy is equipped with spacious labs for the exclusive use of students. High-speed broadband connectivity provides extended access to vast intellectual resources. Students are making the best use of these facilities as an integral part of their studies. Our law College is moving towards enhancing the technological teaching aids in the classrooms which are well ventilated and they are facilitated with LCD Projectors and Desktops."
Creating Positive and Progressive Citizens
The strong Placement Committee of A.K.K. New Law Academy works as a link between the recruiting forces and students. The committee helps the students to get opportunities to work with leading Law Firms and Corporate sector. Dr. Rasheed Shaikh states, "At A.K.K. New Law Academy, we have collaborated with National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission for the internship of our students. In addition, the college also sends students to the district courts and law firms for various internship programs. Our college along with the alumni which includes Judiciary, Government Departments, Organizations, Law Firms, and Leading Practitioners, has collaborated with NGO's and other Social Welfare and Charitable Organizations as well to provide internships to our students."
Every year, the institute conducts training programs in Personality Development, Professional skills for Advocates, Advanced learning classes in English, Yoga and Meditation Classes, Karate and Self Defence Classes for Girl Students. A.K.K. New Law Academy has established Human Rights Protection and Minority Welfare Centre, Consumer Protection and Empowerment Centre and Centre for Free Legal Aid and Advice.The college also contributes to the community welfare by conducting legal aid camps, rallies; street plays on legal awareness, blood donation camp and many more.Every year A.K.K. New Law Academy also organizes 'Pinnacle' - an Inter Law Collegiate Sports and Cultural Meet (Law Festival) to explore the hidden talents of law students in sports, cultural and academic events.
With a belief that access to education is not a privilege to anyone, instead it is the basic right of an individual, M.C.E. Society's A.K.K. New Law Academy continuously strives to cater to the needs of the students of all communities in general and Minorities and Backward Classes in particular, offering them required amenities, assistance and help for their upliftment by giving opportunity in joining the legal profession and making them able, confident, competent, efficient and well-trained Advocates. "At A.K.K. New Law Academy we aim that the students understand the basic concepts and procedure of law and become self-sufficient to carry out the necessary research on any legal problems that may come their way. We have embraced a secular culture of experimentation, communication and commitment to the society and seek to assimilate rich cultural values with justice-oriented legal learning. Promoting the understanding of law in its social, economic, political, and scientific contexts, the College aims not only to convert laymen into lawmen but to mobilize the youth creating dynamic law professionals," signs off Dr. Rasheed Shaikh, Principal, A.K.K. New Law Academy.