Pune: The State government has given its nod for starting an Army Law College (ALC) in affiliation with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) at Kanhe, Maval in Pune district from the academic year 2018-19.
ALC will be a residential institute by the Indian Army under the aegis of the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) which is already running 11 professional colleges in disciplines such as medical, dental, fashion design, hotel management, engineering, management, nursing, education, law and 137 Army Public Schools (APS) across the country.
The college will offer five years of integrated courses in BBA, LLB with an intake limit of 60 students. The State government has directed that under no circumstance the institution can exceed the given intake limit. This college will cater only to Army background children, children of serving and retired Army personnel, war widows and their children.
The institution should also contest for National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) evaluation. The government has instructed the college to complete all mandatory registration procedures as per Legal Education Act, 2008 under the Bar Council of India.
Admissions to the college will be done on basis of merit obtained in common entrance test (CET) held across the country. “It is a bid to ensure welfare and to provide assistance to take up a second career and to provide employability of serving or retired Armed Forces personnel, war widows and their children,” sources from Headquarters of Southern Command said.