Hon’ble The CHIEF JUSTICE, High Court of Madhya Pradesh &

CHANCELLOR, Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur



Welcome and my Congratulations to all the students who have opted for Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (DNLU) as their preference of study in law.

Law plays an important role in any society. To various individuals, law implies different things, and it serves a variety of functions. In diverse countries and cultures, it has evolved in different ways. That is why law has so many definitions, each of which may be correct but falls short of fully defining law. Therefore, it becomes necessary to understand the various dimensions of Law. Law as a field of study is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling career paths in terms of empowering you to serve the society in all aspects of life. Law aims to provide justice both individual as well as societal, regardless of creed, class or other human differences in a pluralistic society.

Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur was established by the Madhya Pradesh Dharmashastra National Law University Act 24 of 2018 in 2018. The University has the vision to be the centre of excellence in legal education and research by disseminating quality legal education and training, nurturing vibrant legal culture through judicious practices and ethical pursuit of knowledge. The mission is clearly reflected in its motto, which means speak with sincerity and conduct in accordance with Dharma.

The Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur provides an unrivalled environment for students to begin the new phase of your professional lives. It is a vibrant student community in a place of limitless potential, with a discrimination-free academic atmosphere. I am proud of the unique experiential learning environment that is formulated here, which emphasises creativity, problem-solving, innovation, skill development and interdisciplinary teaching and research. The University aims to make a difference by developing well-rounded individuals who are capable of taking on leadership roles in today’s dynamic and complex environment. The University’s B.A. LL. B (Hons.) programme in designed not only to enhance knowledge but also to facilitate a skill-based transformation of the students. The University also has Post Graduate and Doctoral Programme. The programmes are designed to foster students’ curiosity about the intricacies and finer aspects of law and how to apply them to complex legal problems prevailing in the society. More significantly, these programmes also aim to create ethical leaders who have a sound knowledge of law and an understanding of contemporary issues life. All the programmes and activities are guided by the mission and vision of the University to produce socially relevant and professionally competent graduates.

I wish you a great time in developing yourself as a professional competent and socially relevant personality at the Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur.