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FACULTY OF LAW
DEPARTMENT OF LAW
UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA
HAZRA CAMPUS 51/1,
Hazra Road
Kolkata-700019
India

Phone : (+91)(033) 266 4711/12Extn : 551,552 (Office), 560 (Head)
FAX : 2461-4849

Year of Establishment

January 1909 as University College of Law
And from February 1983 as Department of Law, University of Calcutta

Present Head, Dean and Secretary

Head of the Department Dr. Shachi Chakrabarty
Associate Professor
Department of Law
e.mail: sccu45@gmail.com
Dean of Faculty of Law vacant
Secretary to the Faculty Council for PG Studies in Law Professor (Dr) S.S Chatterjee

Faculty of Law/ Department of Law: Present and Past

The Faculty of Law/ Department of Law, University of Calcutta is situated at 51/1, Hazra Road, Kolkata-700019. The Faculty/Department has six affiliated Law Colleges imparting 5 Years B. A. LL. B. Course. The Department including two other affiliated Law Colleges (Jogesh Chandra Chaudhury Law College and South Calcutta Law College) also imparts B. A. LL. B (Honours) Course. Besides, the Department imparts 2 Years LL. M. Course as well as Ph. D. Programme. The Department also provides Post-Doctoral research (LL.D.) facilities in appropriate cases. The Department of Law, University of Calcutta is in present position since 1983. Following are the existing academic faculty of the Faculty of Law/ Department of Law, University of Calcutta:

Faculty Members

SL No Name Designation Specialization Telephone No           E- mail     
01 Prof. (Dr.) S. S. Chatterji  Professor
(Secretary)
Criminal Law
Business Law  
09331915273
09331996120
033-24411495
profsschatterjicu@rediffmail.com
02 Prof. (Dr.) I. G. Ahmed      Professor Jurisprudence
Business Law
09433484920  
03 Dr. J. K. Das           Associate Professor Constitutional Law, International Law and
Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rights 
09231875059 dasjkdas@ rediffmail.com
04 Dr. Shachi Chakrabarty   Associate Professor
(Head)
Family Law
Gender Justice               
033- 2414 9723  
05 Dr. M. Das Gupta         Associate Professor Cyber Law,
Business Law
09432513838  
06 Dr. Ashis  Mallick        Assistant Professor Tort and Crime         09007724246  

Besides the above academic Faculty, following are the Guest Lecturers of the Faculty of Law/ Department of Law: Justice Malay Sengupta, Justice Samaresh Benerjee, Dr. Madhumita Gupta, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Lahiri, Dr. Kuntal Chakraborty, Dr. Dibendu Benerji, Dr. Abu Fazal Md. Shamim, Dr. Anindita Adhikary, Dr. Chapalesh Bandyopadhyay, Dr. Rupa Bhattacharyya, Dr. Dibyendu Ganguly, Dr. Shampa Bhanja, Dr. Jyotirmay Adhikary, Dr. Madhusudan Saha Roy, Mr. Alok Kumar Deb, Ms. Anuradha Biswas, Mr. Bhaskar Ch. Chunder, Ms. Bulbul Sarkar Roy, Mr. Bhudeb Bhattacharyya, Mr. Sandip Khotari, Mr. Naba Kumar Ghosh, Mr. Bhaskar Bhusan Mukherjee, Mr. Alok Ranjan Banerjee, Ms. Jkarna Mukherjee, Mr. Chinmoy Chaudhuri, Ms. Ayeendrila Goswami, Mr. Bhanu Prakash Subba, Mr. Manas Sinha, Mr. Prabrit Das Mohapatra, Ms. Ketaki De, Ms. Dalia Bhattachaaryya, Mr. Priyabrata Mukherjee, Mr. Birendranath Das, Mr. Arun Singh, Mr. Pritam Banerjee, Mr. Puranjoy Ghosh, Ms. Tumpa Mukherjee.

Prior to 1983, the Department of Law was known as the University College of Law which was established in January 1909.The first step towards the establishment of what Asutosh Mookerjee described in his Convocation Address of 1914 as “the new University of Calcutta”, was taken when under his leadership the Senate of the University decided to establish the University College of Law. Law was Asutosh’s first love. The example of Dwarkanath Mitra senior, who left an imperishable name as Judge of the High Court of Calcutta, inspired Asutosh to the same aspiration. After the passing of the Universities Act of 1904, Asutosh Mookerjee, it is said, was persuaded by Curzon to believe that the Vice-Chancellorship of Calcutta University would come to him after Pedler, if he accepted a seat on the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta. In March, 1904, Asutosh Mookerjee was appointed a Judge of the High Court at Calcutta. He retained his seat on it for twenty years and retired on January 2, 1924. For some time he acted as the Chief Justice of that Court.

Wood’s Education Despatch of 1854 explicitly stated “that it would be advisable to establish in connection with the Universities, Professorships in various branches of learning” for acquisition of which facilities then did not exist and added that “the most important of those branches was law.” This, Asutosh stated before a meeting of the Senate on July 24, 1908, was the position in 1854. For more than half a century the idea of establishing the study of law was in existence. On a scientific basis was only a dream. The University of Calcutta was founded in 1857; twenty-two years before, in 1835, the Calcutta Medical College had been born. The Civil Engineering College was born in 1856. For five years this College was attached as an appendage to the Presidency College, Calcutta, but it was eventually shifted to its own premises at Sibpur on the Ganges. In a minute written by Asutosh Mookerjee for the Syndicate of the University, he stated :
“The branch of our education system which stands in need of the most urgent; and radical reform is that concerned with the reaching of law for our degree examinations. It is a noteworthy fact that we have not got a single college devoted entirely to the study of Law as we have in the cases of Medicine and Engineering.”

The history of teaching Law in the University of Calcutta was clearly set out in the above stated minute. When the University was founded in 1857, Law classes were attached to the Presidency College. In 1864, the Government decided to attach Law classes to the Government College at Hooghly, Dacca, Krishnanagar, Berhampore and Patna. In 1869, Law Classes were added to the Colleges at Cuttack and Chittagong. In 1880, such classes were attached to the college at Rajshahi. All these Law Classes had no independent existence. They were subordinate to the Arts Colleges owned and managed by the Government. In 1882, private enterprise attached Law Classes to private colleges, and the process started with the then Metropolitan Institution; next year the City College followed suit. Asutosh himself was a student of the City College in its Law department. In 1885, the then Ripon College was granted affiliation in Law by the University. The Bangabasi College, Calcutta, sought and also obtained affiliation in Law. Apart from these Law classes in the city of Calcutta there were in 1896, six Colleges in the districts, affiliated Law. These were the Colleges at Cooch-Behar, Bhagalpur, Midnapore, Bankipur, Barisal and Rangoon. In 1908, there were in the University eighteen Colleges with affiliation in Law. The teachers in most of these colleges were men of distinction. But Law students suffered from lack of aim and ideal. The teaching staff was wholly insufficient for the purpose of meeting the requirements of the new regulations. These regulations effected considerable improvement upon the study of Law for the Law examinations of the University. It was stated in the minute of Asutosh Mookerjee that there was a college affiliated in Law in one of the districts where there was only one pupil. That pupil paid a monthly fee of Rupees five only. The teacher who was supposed to lecture on all the subjects of study for the law examinations, was paid his honorarium out of this sum of Rupees five a month. Law libraries did not exist in these colleges. The Government of the then Bengal as also the then Government of Eastern Bengal and Assam decided to close all Law classes attached to the Government Colleges in these provinces, and to have instead two Law Schools, one at Dacca and the second at Patna.

In or about 1908, the Bangabasi College and the Metropolitan Institution were not anxious to continue their Law classes either. The Ripon College alone desired continuance of its classes. The classes attached to private colleges in the districts were all closed down by 1908. Asutosh was anxious to establish a Law College in Calcutta like the Law Colleges in Madras, Bombay and Allahabad. The Law College in Calcutta was to be a University College of Law. It was to be a model Law College and was to be constituted as bona fide centre of legal education. Asutosh Mookerjee’s minute was in conformity with the principles enunciated by the resolution of the Government of India, of October 24, 1902. His minute was considered by the Syndicate at their meeting on July 4, 1908, when the following resolution was adopted ; “The Syndicate recommend to the Senate that a University Law College be established and the Syndicate be authorized to appoint a provisional committee to organize it,” On July 14, 1908, the minute was considered by the Faculty of Law at a special meeting, and the Faculty adopted the following resolution : “That the Faculty do record its opinion that for the promotion of legal education of students for degrees in Law, it is desirable to establish a University College of Law to serve as a model, but not so as to create a monopoly either general or local.” Not with standing the fact that legal education was not for nearly half a century placed on a scientific basis, powerful interests and strong traditions were unnecessarily restless. At a meeting of the Senate held on July 21, 1908, Asutosh Mookerjee as Vice-Chancellor, moved the adoption of two resolutions. The meeting was very largely attended. Surendranath Banerjea was present at the meeting. It was presided over by Andrew Fraser, the Rector of the University. Under the regulations, the Vice-Chancellor of the University has to maintain the non-partisan character of an impartial Speaker when presiding at a meeting of the Senate. It was expected that a great controversy would ensue, and therefore, the Vice-Chancellor vacated his Chair and the Rector presided. Asutosh Mookerjee moved before the Senate:
“(a) That the University Law College be established and that the Syndicate be authorized to appoint a provisional committee to organize it.(b) That with a view to avoid misconception, it be recorded that in establishing a University Law College the University does not wish to deviate from the principle enunciated in the resolution of the Government of India dated October 24, 1902; the College is to be established for the promotion of legal education of students for degrees in law and to serve as a model college and not with a view to create a monopoly, either general or local.”

In the course of his speech, Asutosh confidently declared “that law was neither a trade nor a solemn jugglery but a living science in the proper sense of the word.” He pointed out that the Government of the United States of America had prepared a survey of the condition of the legal education in the different universities of the world. The survey included details about all European countries, America, Japan and China. It contained no reference to India. The Vice-Chancellor stated: “Fortunately” for us, “if the Calcutta University System of Law teaching had been described they would have stood branded for all time.” The resolution was carried unanimously. The University Law College started functioning from July, 1909. The Law College was placed under the management of a Government Body consisting of sixteen members with the Vice-Chancellor as President ex-officio. S. C. Bagchi became the first Principal of the College. He was a scholar of eminence and jurist of reputation. In 1912, Birajmohan Majumdar was appointed the first Vice-Principal of the college. The first Professors and Assistant Professors appointed for the University College of Law were :
Professors: Gopalchandra Sarkar Sastri, Haradhan Nag, Harendranath Sen;
Assistant Professors : Subodh Chandra Ray, Nirmal Chandra Sen, Abdullah-al-Mamun Suhrawardy,
Jyotiprasad Sarbadhikari, Haraprasad Chatterjee, Asutosh Mookerjee, Birajmohan Majumdar and N. N. Gupta.

The new regulations passed under the Act of 1904 instituted three Law examinations, and insisted on three years’ course of study for the B. L. Examination. It prescribed the delivery of regular lectures of students. It made arrangements for holding tutorial classes. The novel feature which was introduced in the curricula of studies was the institution of the system of moot courts. Leading cases were prescribed for examinations in law and these cases were conducted in moot courts under the presidency of the Professors of law. The system of holding moot courts is known to England and also to the great schools of Law like those attached to the University of Harvard and Yale. Asutosh Mookerjee himself presided over many of the moot courts and he also used to deliver lectures to the students. The University College of Law was first housed as stated before, in a tiled hut in the compound of the present College Street Campus of the University of Calcutta. The Law College had no finance excepting the revenues derived from the students.

In 1909 the number of students studying in the college was 520. It, however, was fortunate in receiving from the Government of Bengal an annual sum of Rs. 3500/- for five years. It was still more fortunate in securing from the Government of India, the annual subvention of Rs. 20000/- which was subsequently raised to Rs. 30000/- . Private enterprise came also to the aid of the Law College. Maharaja Manindra Chandra Nandi of Cossimbazar not only agreed to the abolition of the Law Department from the Krishnath College, Berhampore, but also placed at the disposal of the University College of Law the sum of Rs. 50000/- for the purpose of founding a number of scholarships for students of Law at a competitive examination to be held by the College, with one condition that in cases of equal competence preference might be given to those who had graduate from the Krishnath College, Berhampore. Maharaja Prodyot Kumar Tagore made a gift to the College the sum of Rs. 10000/- towards the founding a Law Library in connection with the Law College to be called after his father, Maharaja Jatindramohan Tagore. The only condition of the gift was that a life-size bronze bust of his late father Jatindramohan Tagore presented by him should be installed in the Law College Library. Jatindramohan Tagore was President of the Faculty of Arts in the University of Calcutta in 1881. His bronze statue decorates the Library hall of the University College of Law. Prodyot Kumar Tagore also presented to the College the entire Library of valuable Law books left by his grand-uncle Prosunno Kumar Tagore. Gooroodas Banerjee felt exultant when the Senate accepted the gift of two other great lawyer to this University: Tarak Nath Palit and Rashbehary Ghose. He invoked the aid of “Themis of law and wealth.” The debt of the University of Calcutta to what Asutosh described as “the dreaded and the despised tribe of lawyers” is indeed very impressive. Private enterprise again came to the assistance of research in law in this University. Onanthanath Dev, one of the landed aristocrats of the city, made a gift in 1912 of Rs. 25000/- for the foundation of a research prize. The recipients of the prize have considerably expanded the bounds of the knowledge of Law in this University. The list of researchers includes distinguished names like those of Atul Chandra Gupta and Bijan Kumar Mukherjee. Both of them were Professors in the University College of Law for years. The former is regarded as a well known scholar and advocate in Bengal; the latter sat as a Judge of the High Court at Calcutta for years and then occupied the exalted position of a Judge of the Supreme Court of India under the Constitution of India 1950 and rose to be its Chief Justice.

From out of the revenues of the University College of Law another Lectureship for research in Law was established in 1925 to commemorate the memory of Asutosh Mookerjee. It is called the “Asutosh Mookerjee Lectureship in Law.” S. C. Bagchi, Principal of the University College of Law , was the first lecturer. For more than thirty years no other Lecturer has been appointed, and the funds originally contributed amounting to Rs. 20000/- (present value Rs. 68700/-) are lying invested so that the interest on the accumulation might maintain a Chair in law.The University College of Law was housed in the Darbhanga Library Building, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata-700073. Accommodation for the students of the Law College was, however, found in the hostel adjoining this building. In 1909 the Government of India made a grant of rupees six lakhs to the University for the construction of hostels for the students of colleges affiliated to the University. The request of the Syndicate to grant a sum of rupees one lakh for the construction of a hostel for the students of the University College of Law out of this grant, was not complied with by the Government. In 1912, the University acquired a plot of land south of the Darbhanga Library Building, at a cost of rupees one lakh and fifty thousand paid out of its reserve funds. The total approximate cost of the hostel for law students was four lakhs of rupees. The Government of India contributed three lakhs of rupees towards the cost. The gift of the Government was for the purpose of having a hostel for the Hindu students of the University College of Law and also for the erection of an examination hall for holding University examination. The Syndicate contemplated that the building when completed would accommodate the Registrar and two Professors of the University College of Law who would be in charge of the students. This purpose could not be effected due to lack of funds. The five-storied building standing on the Colootollah Street is called the University College of Law Hardinge Hindu Hostel after the name of the then Chancellor of the University.

The services of the University College of Law to the University and the country are not always realized. It is estimated that it contributed in diverse ways, to the University from 1909, the date of its foundation to 1956, the sum of Rs. 6-23-286-8-10. The sum of Rs. 20000/- out of the Rs. 30000/- , the annual grant made by the Government of India to the University College of Law has not since 1934-35 been spent by the University on the Law College, but is spent by the University itself. The University College of Law has been, during the course of its existence for nearly half a century, the nursery of leaders of the bar and the judiciary of these provinces including the High Courts. This college has given to India its first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who was at one time a Professor of the University College of Law. It has given to India two Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of India, Bijan Kumar Mukherjee and Sudhir Ranjan Das. Both of them were once Professors of the University College of Law. One of the members of the teaching staff, Pramatha Chaudhuri, became the leader of a new movement in Bengali literature. Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay, another teacher, was a reputed short story writer and novelist.

Commencement of B.A. LL.B. 5 Years Course including B.A. LL.B. Honors Course

Duration
The Bachelor of Laws (B. A. LL. B.) including B.A.LL.B. HONOURS is a full time 5 Years Semester System course. Session starts in July.

Classes
Normally the classes in the Department of Law are held in between 10 A. M. to 5 p.m. Timing of other affiliated colleges may differ.

COURSE OF STUDY
 A. (JULY TO DECEMBER SEMESTERS)
Semester Paper Subject
FIRST SEMESTER : Paper –I:          English - I
Paper –II:         Political Science - I
Paper –III:        Sociology -I
Paper –IV:       General Principles of Contract
Paper –V:         Family Law –I
THIRD SEMESTER : Paper –I:          Political Science - III
Paper -II:         Sociology -III
Paper –III: Economics - I
Paper –IV:       Legal Method
Paper –V:         Law of Torts including Motor Vehicles Accident and Consumer Protection Laws
FIFTH SEMESTER : Paper –I:          Political Science - V
Paper –II:         Economics - III
Paper –III:        Constitutional Law - II
Paper –IV:       Administrative Law
Paper –V:         Property Law
SEVENTH SEMESTER : Paper –I:              Jurisprudence
Paper –II:             Public International Law
Paper –III:            Banking Law
Paper –IV:           Law of Evidence
HONOURS
Paper –I:             Patent Right Creation and Registration of Patent
Paper-II:             International Trade Economics
NINTH SEMESTER : Paper-I:              Company Law
Paper –II:           Information Technology Law
Paper –III:          Labour and Industrial Laws - II
Paper –IV:         Taxation Law
HONOURS
Paper – I:           Corporate Governance
Paper – II:          Probation and Parole
B. (JANUARY TO JUNE SEMESTERS)
SECOND SEMESTER : Paper-I:              English - II
Paper -II:          Political Science - II
Paper -III:           Sociology -II
Paper -IV:          Special Contract
Paper -V:            Family Law -II
FOURTH SEMESTER : Paper -I:           Political Science - IV
Paper -II:          Economics - II
Paper -III:         Constitutional Law - I
Paper -IV:        Law of Crimes -I(The Indian Penal Code)
Paper -V:          Land Laws including Ceiling and other Local Laws
SIXTH SEMESTER : Paper -I:           Political Science - VI
Paper -II:         Law of Crimes -II(The  Code of Criminal Procedure)
Paper-III:         Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act
Paper -IV:        Law of Copyright
HONOURS
Paper -I:    Offence against Child and Juvenile Offences
Paper-II:    Gender Justice and Feminist Jurisprudence
EIGHTH SEMESTER : Paper -  I: Human Rights Law and Practice
Paper - II: Interpretation of Statutes and Principles of Legislation
Paper -III:        Environmental Law
Paper -IV:    Labour and industrial laws-I
HONOURS
Paper -I:           Law of Trade Marks and Designs
Paper - II:        Insurance Law
TENTH SEMESTER : Paper -I:      Practical Training – I (Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance) 
Paper -II:    Practical Training – II (Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System)
Paper -III:    Practical Training – III (Alternative Disputes Resolution)
Paper -IV:    Practical Training – IV (Moot Court Exercise and Internship)

COMMENCEMENT OF LL.M. COURSE

Duration
The Master of Laws (LL. M.) is a full time 2 Years course.

Classes
The classes are held during normal working hours.

SCHEME OF PAPERS

PART – I (FIRST YEAR)
Paper Subject Marks
Paper-I: Advance Jurisprudence                         100
Paper II:       Judicial Process                                                100
Paper -III:    Trends in Indian Constitutional              100
Paper-IV:    Legal Education and Research Methodology  100
Paper-V:      Law and Society in India                                   100
Paper-VI:    Practical                                                           100
PART – II (SECOND YEAR)
Group – A  (Business Law )
Paper                  Subject Marks
Paper -I:       Corporate Law                                     100
Paper -II:     Law of Industrial and Intellectual  Property                100
Paper-III:     Banking Law                                        100
Paper-IV:     Insurance Law                                      100
Paper-V:       Dissertation                                                        150
Paper-VI:     Viva-Voce      
50
OR
Group – B (Constitutional and Administrative Law )
Paper Subject Marks
Paper -I:        Constitution of India 100
Paper -II:      Human Rights and Constitution of India  100
Paper-III:     Constitutional Law of Canada, UK and USA                    100
Paper-IV:     Administrative Law in India 100
Paper-V:       Dissertation                                                                          150
Paper-VI:     Viva-Voce 50
OR
Group – C (Torts and  Crime )
Paper Subject Marks
Paper – I :        Law of Torts 100
Paper -II:     Criminology                                                      100
Paper-III:     Penology                                                          100
Paper-IV:     Principles of Criminal Law                    100
Paper-V:       Dissertation                                                      150
Paper-VI:     Viva-Voce 50
OR
Group – D (International Law )
Paper Subject Marks
Paper -I:  Law of International Organizations   100
Paper -II:     International Law the Sea   100
Paper-III:     International Humanitarian Law                                    100
Paper-IV:     Private International Law                    100
Paper-V:       Dissertation                                                                          150
Paper-VI:     Viva-Voce                                                                              50

Research Work of The Department

Major thrust areas in which research activities are being actively pursued:

Human Rights,
Criminal Law,
Constitutional Law,
Intellectual Property Law,
Company Law 
International Law
Civil Laws and
Many other Laws

Colleges affiliated to the Department of Law, University of Calcutta

SL No Name Address Contract
01 Surendra Nath Law College  24/2 Mohatma Gandhi Road  
Kolkata- 700009             
033/23503896
09230032333
02
Jogesh Chandra Chaudhury
Law College
www.jcclawcollege.in                               
30 Prince Anwar Shah Road    
Kolkata-700033 
033/24175467
033/24224319
09433291878
03 South Calcutta Law College  611, Swinhoe Street 
Kolkata- 700019
09830196709
09432495182
04 Bikash Bharati Law College Jayrampur, P.O. Sikdarpur, Amtala   24 Parganas (South)       033/32445429
05 Rabindra Shiksha Sammilani  Law College Panchaghara, P. O. Mallikpur  
P.S. Baraipur, Kolkata-700145 
033-32473031
033-24379716
06 Jyotirmoy School of Law Kalikapur, Sonarpur
South 24- Parganas, Pin-743330
033-2428-1305/06
09132180109416

Courses Offered (Affiliated Colleges)

AFFILIATED COLLEGES Subject offered Award Level of study Course Duration Student Intake
Jogesh Chandra Chowdhury
Law College
Law B.A. LL.B. U.G. 5-year 120
B. A. LL. B ( Honours), from Sixth Semester U.G (2+3)=5-years 30
LL.M P.G 2year 22
Surendranath Law College B. A. LL. B.  Course U.G 5-year 120
South Calcutta Law College B. A. LL. B.  Course U.G 5-year 120
B. A. LL. B ( Honours), from Sixth Semester U.G 5-year 15
Bikash Bharati Law College
( A Self-financed College)
B. A. LL. B.  Course U.G 5-year 120
Rabindra Siksha Sammilani Law College (A Self-financed College) B. A. LL. B.  Course U.G 5-year 120
Jyotirmoy School of Law (A Self-financed College) B. A. LL. B.  Course U.G 5-year 120

Eligibility :

The admission to the Bachelor of Laws (B. A. LL. B.) course is done, following strictly the merit list prepared on the basis of the Entrance Examination. Any person passed H.S. (10 + 2 Level) examination with minimum 45% (40% in case of SC, ST and PH) marks in aggregate (taking into consideration best of 4 papers excluding WBCHSE Environmental Science) will be eligible for admission to the B. A. LL. B. Course; the person appearing in the (10 + 2 Level) examination will be allowed to sit for the Entrance Test. But their admission to B. A. LL. B. Course will be subject to the condition of successful completion of (10 + 2 Level) examination at the time of Counseling of the admission. The admission to the B. A. LL. B. (Honours) course from sixth Semester is done through merit list considering the marks of (10 + 2 Level) examination and First Semester to Fourth Semester marks together after inviting application by the Secretary, Faculty Council for Post Graduate Studies in Law from time to time.

Library

Contact
Year of Establishment of the Department
About the Library
Working Hours
Library Services
Library Collection  up to 31/12/2011
List of Current  Journals (2011)
Library Staff

Contact

HAZRA LAW CAMPUS LIBRARY
DEPARTMENT OF LAW
UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA
HAZRA CAMPUS 51/1, Hazra Road, 3rd Floor
Kolkata-700019
India
Phone : (+91)(033) 2475 5801 / 3680/ 81/ 82
Extn : 570, 513

Year of Establishment of the Department

January 1909 as University College of Law and from February 1983 as Dept. of Law

About the Library

The Library which was at first in the College Street Campus, has been presently shifted on the 3 rd floor at Hazra Campus , Department of Law, University of Calcutta. The name of the Library was previously Hazra Law Library . At present it has been upgraded to the status of a Campus Library and is known as Hazra Law Campus Library, University of Calcutta vide Lib. Com. Dt. 25/05/2007 approved by Syndicate dt. 26/06/2007. But now the aforesaid campus library is 12386 sq. ft. floor area (approx) . This library Consists of many old collections and rare books of Eighteen Century. Now this library provides Current Awareness service of books and current journals. Students, teachers & Research Scholars can access and download e-resources from this library.

Working Hours :

Monday to Friday:
10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Library Services :

  • Internet
  • Acquisition and Technical
  • Circulation
  • Reference cum Reading
  • Serials & Periodicals (Old and Current)
  • Photo Coping

Library Collection up to 31/12/2011

SL. No. List of collection No. of collection
01. Books (Purchase & Gift ) 39079
02. Current Journals Titles: 10
03.  Bound Journals 30000 (Approx)

List of Current Journals (2011)

SL. No. Titles
01. All India Reporter
02. Calcutta Criminal Law Reporter
03. Calcutta Law times
04. Calcutta Weekly Notes
05. Company Law Journal
06. Criminal Law Journal
07. Indian Human Rights and Review
08. Journal of Intellectual Property Rights
09. Labour Law Journal
10. Manupatra Intellectual Property Reporter

LIBRARY STAFF

No.SL. Name Designation Contact No e-mail ID
Library Pool
01. Nandita Bhattacharya Assistant Librarian 9433506197  
02. Smt. Indrani Roy (Saha) Assistant Librarian Gr. II 9433397208 indrani_ray6@rediffmail.com
03. Sulip Kumar Pal Assistant Librarian Gr. II 9732466106 pal_sulip@rediffmail.com
04. Mrinal Kanti Das Assistant Librarian Gr. II 9830770167 mrinaldas9@gmail.com
05. Pradip Kumar Bose Sr. Sorter 9433006875  
06. Goutam Adhikary Jr. Sorter 9007636961  
07. Indrajit Sarkar Jr. Sorter 9831775973  
08. Falguni Dutta Sr. Library Attendant 9051543761  
09. Pradip Kumar Singha Jr. Library Attendant 7407088466  
General Pool
10. Pabitra Kumar Chakraborty Sr. Assistant 9038600190 pabitra221153@gmail.com
11. Arun Kumar Dutta Jr. Assistant cum Typist 9830526164  
12. Smt. Suman Tirkey Jr. Assistant 9433139418 bsuman25@rediffmail.com
13. Jainnandan Prasad Sr .Peon 9143164469  

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