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    The College has been established with a progressive vision of making available comprehensive legal education to the students belonging to the tribal and backward region of Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and the other neighboring districts. Having the goal and objectives of grooming the students as conscientious, competent and public spirited legal professionals suitable and responsive to the contemporary challenges and the requirements of the society, the college has been striving hard in carrying out its mission of promoting access of prolific legal education to the students as well as of promoting access to justice by spreading legal awareness among the public and of supporting legal aid programmes.

About The Institute

“Ignorance of Law is no Excuse”, is an universally accepted legal dictum, which throws light on the importance of legal education as a medium of spreading legal literacy among the citizens so as to make them conscious about their responsibilities, rights and remedies and to uphold peace, order, prosperity and rule of law in the society...
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Realizing the importance of legal education for the advancement of the civilized society, the institution has been established with a progressive vision of promoting access of comprehensive and value oriented legal education to the students and of grooming them as conscientious, competent and public spirited legal professionals suitable and responsive to the contemporary challenges and the requirements of the society.

The journey of the college started way back in 1974 as a faculty of Sardar Patel Mahavidyalaya. Later it became an independent College of Law in 1998 and its foundation stone was laid at the honorable hands of His Excellency Dr. P. C. Alexander, the Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Nagpur University. Due to the untiring efforts of its Chairman Shri. Shantaramji Potdukhe, former Union Minister of State for Finance, distinguished members of Sarvodya Shikshan Mandal, Principal and Faculty Members, the college grew from success to success and acquired the status of leading centre of legal education and research in Central India. The College has been recognised by Bar Council of India, affiliated permanently to Gondwana University, Gadchiroli and had the distinction of a recognised institution under Section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act.

At present, the institution offers 5 core options in the form of U.G. courses, P. G. Courses and Diploma Courses. At the U. G. level LL.B. (3 Year) is being offered for students who have passed graduation, while LL.B. (5 Year) and B.A.LL.B. (Hons) course is offered for students who have passed H.S.C or 10+2 examination. The college also offers 7 specializations as elective options at Post Graduate Programme in Law (LL.M.), Two Master Programmes in Interdisciplinary stream i.e. Labour Studies and Human Rights, Two Certificate and 8 Diploma courses as Career Oriented Programme.

To translate its vision into reality, the college has been vigorously pursuing the mission of promoting professionally competent and socially relevant legal education through its academic programmes; spreading of legal awareness through organizing camps in villages and rural areas; promoting access of justice through legal aid programmes; facilitating legal research through socio-legal surveys; involving students in community development activities through NSS and other extension activities; inculcation of professional ethics and value orientation; and of fostering student competency and professional advancement.

About The Society

The college has been established and maintained by Sarvodaya Shikshan Mandal, Chandrapur whose vision and object is to make accessible qualitative and value oriented General, Professional and Technical education to the students of the backward regions of Chandrapur and neighboring districts....
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The noble personality, righteous vision and the able stewardship of the President of S. S. Mandal Shri. Shantaram Potdukhe, Former Union Minister of State for Finance and his care, compassion and commitment towards the progress of institution, students and staff has been serving as a source of inspiration for the principal and staff to reinforce their efforts towards institutional progress.

Sarvodaya Shikshan Mandal was established in the year 1961 with the following specific objectives:

1. To run a school styled as Nehru Vidyalaya and the College.
2. To run a hostel and library and college and other educational institutions.
3. To make necessary arrangements for imparting physical, moral, cultural, social, school and college education to the students and
4. To help the poor students of the schools and colleges.
5. To run or conduct productive and Gramodyogi activities and impart technical, professional training and education to the students.

Principal Message

Legal education today is providing a rewarding professional career, which is an instrument of social transformation in which responsive students can be shaped up as competent legal professionals....
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SPCL, affiliated to Gondwana University, Gadchiroli, imparts graduate, Post Graduate level teaching in Law and has also become a Higher Learning and Research Centre. Committed, well qualified, dedicated and research oriented teaching staff of SPCL imparts legal education from Under Graduate to Doctoral Degree Level at SPCL.

Since, its inception SPCL is maintaining higher standard of legal education and very proud to announce that almost every year students of this institution have secured University ranks. Alumina of the college work in corporate sector, various High Courts, Supreme Court and working in judiciary in various capacities like Public Prosecutor, JMFC, District and Session Judge. College works excellently through its placements cell.

The students always receive support in SPCL, through scholarships, Book Bank Schemes, Career Guidance Cell and special care and attention programs. Student’s magazine ‘Smruti’, College Publication S. P. Law Review, Court Visits, Moot Court Competitions, Study Tours, Workshops, Seminars have enhanced law students as ‘Lawyers in Making’ in SPCL.

Determination, Discipline, Hard Work and Success are the watch-words of this institution.

Vision

Our vision is to prepare the students as conscientious, competent and public spirited legal professionals suitable and responsive to contemporary challenges and the requirements of the society as well as to make use of legal education as a tool for development of responsible legal professionals, an instrument of social transformation, an organ of justice dissemination and also a rewarding career option for the students.

Mission

  • To make all endeavors to translate its vision into reality.
  • To promote professionally competent and socially relevant legal education.
  • Spreading of legal awareness through organizing camps in rural areas.
  • Promoting access to justice through Legal Aid Programs.
  • Facilitating legal research through socio-legal surveys in order to assess and analyze the efficacy of legislations to address the societal requirements.
  • Involving students in community development activities.
  • Inculcation of professional ethics and value orientation.
  • Fostering student competency and professional advancement.

Affiliations

The college has been affiliated to

  1. Gondwana University, Gadchiroli
  2. Recognized by the Bar Council of India, New Delhi
  3. Recognized by the U.G.C under Section 2 (f) and 12(b) of the U.G.C Act.
  4. Accredited with B grade by NAAC, Bangalore in 2nd Cycle

Regulations

The college has been Regulated and Governed by Bar Council of India, Government of Maharashtra, Gondwana University and UGC.

The college established Transparency Cell to facilitate providing information to the applicants under RTI Act, in 2005 with the following members:

Information Officer : Shri. Vijay Urkudkar, Head Clerk

Appellate Authority : Dr. Anjali Hastak, Principal

Governing Bodies

Sr No. Names Designations
1 Shri. Shantaramji Potdukhe President
2 Shri. ArvindSaokar Poreddiwar Working President
3 Shri. Purushottam H. Dhankar Vice – President
4 Shri. Ramesh R. Mamidwar Vice – President
5 Shri. Manoharrao R. Tarkunde Treasurer
6 Shri. Prashant S. Potdukhe Secretary
7 Dr. Kirtiwardhan R. Dixit Joint Secretary
8 Shri. Rakesh S. Patel Member
9 Shri. Prabhakarrao B. Mamulkar Member
10 Shri. Sudarshan Nimkar Member
11 Smt. Sagunatai Pentaram Talandi Member
12 Smt. Sudhatai S. Potdukhe Member

Local Management Committee

Sr No. Names Designations
1 Shri. Shantaramji Potdukhe Chairman
2 Shri. Prashant S. Potdukhe Secretary, S. S. Mandal & Member
3 Shri. S. K. Mandelia Executive Advisor, Manikgarh Cement & Member
4 Shri. Mohan HirabaiHiralal Environmentalist & Member
5 Shri. Raju Burade CGM, CSTPS, Chandrapur & Member
6 Dr. Mrs. Anjali Hastak Principal & Member Secretary
7 Dr. A. U. Shaikh Lecturers Representative & Member
8 Dr. M. J. Benny Lecturers Representative & Member
9 Dr. PurnenduKar Lecturers Representative & Member
10 Shri. Ganesh Admane Non-Teaching Staff Representative & Member