Director's Message

A warm welcome at the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar (Gujarat) – a world class law university in making.

As the Director of Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all visitors to our esteemed University's website.

At GNLU, we take immense pride in being a pioneer in legal education, setting benchmarks of excellence in various facets of academia, research, outreach, and consultancy. Since our inception, we have relentlessly pursued the mission of nurturing the finest legal minds of tomorrow, equipped not only with legal acumen but also with a passion for justice and societal transformation.

Rated as a 5 Star University by the Gujarat State Institutional Ranking Framework consistently for the last 4 years and being the 5th best National Law University as per the latest NIRF Ranking, GNLU stands as a testament to academic brilliance, offering a diverse range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs tailored to meet the evolving needs of the legal profession. Our distinguished faculty members, comprising leading scholars and practitioners, impart cutting-edge knowledge and foster critical thinking among our students.

Our commitment to research excellence is unwavering, with our scholars actively engaged in groundbreaking research across various domains of law. In the year 2023, we are number 1 amongst all National Law Universities, in terms of publications indexed in Scopus Database. From conducting empirical studies to addressing contemporary legal challenges, GNLU fosters an environment conducive to innovative thinking and scholarly inquiry.

GNLU's outreach initiatives extend far beyond the confines of our campus, as we actively engage with the legal community, government bodies, and civil society organizations. Through various outreach programs, legal aid clinics, and pro bono activities, we endeavour to make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need, embodying the principles of social justice and service.

GNLU serves as a trusted partner for Indian Navy, Air Force, Defence Space Agency, Indian Coast Guard and various other government departments and governmental agencies, corporations, and international organizations, offering expert consultancy services and fostering collaborative endeavors aimed at addressing complex legal issues. Our collaborations transcend geographical boundaries, facilitating knowledge exchange and mutual learning on a global scale.

Our Alumni are the pride and testament to the legacy of Gujarat National Law University. Renowned for their exemplary contributions to the legal profession, our graduates have carved a niche for themselves in diverse fields, both nationally and internationally. From esteemed judges, eminent advocates, and distinguished legal scholars to policymakers, corporate leaders, and social activists, our alumni community embodies the spirit of excellence and leadership. Their achievements serve as an inspiration to current students, motivating them to strive for greatness and make a meaningful impact in society. With their unwavering commitment to justice, integrity, and innovation, GNLU alumni continue to shape the future of law and uphold the values instilled during their time at our esteemed institution.

As we reflect on our journey of excellence, I am proud to affirm that GNLU stands at the forefront of legal education in India, setting unparalleled standards of academic rigor, research excellence, and societal impact. We remain steadfast in our commitment to nurturing the next generation of legal luminaries who will shape the future of our nation and beyond.

I invite you to explore our website further to discover the myriad opportunities and offerings that await you at Gujarat National Law University. Together, let us continue to uphold the values of integrity, justice, and excellence that define our university.

Warm regards,
Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar, Director