Vibrant legal culture is sine qua non for a developing country like ours. Our vision is to impart and disseminate the knowledge of law and to promote the culture of research for the development and advancement of legal education.We also aim to impart specialized and systematic instructions and training to the law students, research scholars and officers performing administrative, quasi-administrative functions. The University not only aims to be knowledge driven institution but also a creativity and wisdom driven Institution.
The motto of the University is “सत्यं वद धर्मं चर”, which has been enshrined in Verse eleven of Shikhshavalli Section of the Taittiriya Upanishad. It literally means “speak the truth and conduct in accordance with dharma.” At the end of the course, in the Dikshant Samaroh the Guru shows the further path to his pupils and asks them to follow the path of truth and stick to the dharma. Dharma means rules of conduct which does not do injustice to anyone and protest injustice done to others. Our conduct must be example for others.
The national motto of India “सत्यमेव जयते”, which literary means “truth alone triumphs”, was adopted after the independence. The Supreme Court of India, in its official logo, has embedded the mantra “यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः” which recognizes the age old, time tested and the ultimate truth of the universe that ‘where there is Dhrama there is vijay.’
The concepts of Satya and Dharma embodied in these two mottos are basic to all the Shastras of our rich heritage and foundation of all the preachings of the Vedas. Although Dharmain its wide connotation includes Satya, but the path of the Satya is also considered to be a destination in itself. While it is a dharma to speak the truth, speaking of truth also leads to attainment of the ultimate Dharma of peace and prosperity of the individual and society.
The motto of the University “सत्यं वद धर्मं चर.” imbibe both the concepts and appeals to the generations of legal professionals to always take the path of the Satya and uphold the Dharmain all circumstances, as the ultimate victory comes to those who speak Satya and conducts in accordance with Dharma.
About the logo
The logo of the University is based upon four significant signs and represent true essentials of Dharma in today’s time:
1. Scale of Justice: It is a symbol of application of law and dispensation on justice in fair manner.
2. The torana of Sanchi Stupa: It signifies the Gateway to knowledge and wisdom.
3. The Constitution of India: It is the Dhramashara in the form of grundnorm for every Indian.
The ancient legal system was based upon the concept of supremacy of dharma. Dharma is the Sanskrit expression of the widest import. It cannot be defined but can only be explained. For instance, the word “dharma” is used to mean justice (nyaya), what is right in a given circumstance, moral values of right, pious obligations of individuals, righteous conduct in every sphere of activity, being helpful to other living beings, giving charity to individuals in need of it or to a public cause or alms of the needy, natural qualities or characteristics or properties of living beings and things, duty and law as also constitutional law.
The position of dharma is explained in Taittiriya Upanishad that dharma constitutes the foundation of all affairs in the world. The Supreme Court in the case of A.S. Narayana Deekshitulu, AIR 1996 SC 1765 has quoted the following verse of Karnaparva (Chapter 69, verse 58) of Mahabharata:
धारणाद् धर्म इत्याहुर्धर्मो धारयते प्रजाः ।
यत् स्याद् धारणसंयुक्तं स धर्म इति निश्चय।।
Dharma is for stability of society, the maintenance of social order and the general well-being and progress of human kind.
Whatever conduces to the fulfillment of these objects is dharma; i.e. definite.
In modern day context, The Constitution of India being the grundnorm, is the Dharmashastra for every Indian. Our Constitution establishes supremacy of law and rule of law. It shows the society what we wish to achieve. It consist of Raj Dharma that the state has to follow.