Background in Brief
Madhusudan Law University formerly known as the MS Law College is the oldest and premier Law Institute of the State of Odisha. The college is situated at Municipal Colony in Cuttack city. It offers five years Integrated B.A., LL.B. (Hons), LL.B (Hons) and two years LL.M. Courses approved from Bar Council of India. The Madhusudan Law College was established in the year 1943. This college is named after National Leader and politician Madhusudan Das. He was born on 28th April, 1848. He was also the first graduate and first advocate of Odisha. He is also known as Kulabruddha (Grand Old Man), Madhu Babu and Utkal Gouraba (Pride of Utkal). In Odisha his birthday is celebrated as the Lawyer’s Day on 28th April. He was a great visionary and founded the Utkal Sammilani in 1903. He was one of the main persons who helped in the creation of Odisha Province (present-day Odisha, India), which was established on 1st April, 1936.
About the Madhusudan Law University
The Madhusudan Law University has been established on the birth anniversary of Madhusudan Das on 28th April, 2021. The University started its official functioning on the same day, under the guidance and vision of the founding vice chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Kamal Jeet Singh. From 28th April, 2021 all government and private law colleges of Odisha, other than constituent law college of universities will be affiliated with Madhusudan Law University Cuttack. Right now, the Madhusudan Law University is housed in the same campus which was earlier known as erstwhile Madhusudan Law College, Cuttack. The administration of the University has plans to expand its campus and further establish the Academic Block, Administrative Block, Library, Hostels, Conference Hall, Auditorium, Health Centre, Gymnasium, Moot Court cum Seminar Halls, Sports Area, Residential Area, etc.
Vision of the University
The vision of Madhusudan Law University is to build and establish a University for the development and advancement of the justice oriented legal education and for the purposes of imparting specialized and systematic teaching, training and research in a system of law and for the matters connected therewith or incidental therewith. We aim to impart legal education which not only helps in the development of an individual but also subsequently development and growth of the nation. The University aims to provide the students and scholars with environment and education which is beyond the class-rooms and train them as professionals where they will be valued for their specialized skill, knowledge and for their ability to interconnect, provide and find solutions and explore new dimensions in their respective areas. We aim to motivate the students of the Madhusudan Law University, firstly as responsible citizens and then well-known jurists, academicians, lawyers, Judges, leaders, thinkers and politicians, who are not only sensitive about their own wellbeing but also about the society and community at large and like Jim Rohn said
“The challenge of leadership is to,
Be strong, but not rude;
Be kind, but not weak;
Be bold, but not bully;
Be thoughtful, but not lazy;
Be humble, but not timid;
Be proud, but not arrogant;
Have humour, but without folly,”
and to mould our students into such compassionate individuals.
We believe in our students, their ideas, their interests and the potential that each of our student have to achieve their dreams. To accomplish this, we aim to nurture the overall thinking and provide a conducive environment to our students so as to give them freedom of expression which will help them develop a thirst for knowledge. This will be achieved through excellence of our motivated faculty and state-of-the-art facilities. I would like to quote Napoleon Hill here “The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.” this becomes a stepping stone in our student’s life. We believe in the overall development of individuals so that they can become great professionals tomorrow. To achieve this, we aim at establishing extra-curricular activities which will include inter university/ college, national/ international moot court competitions, seminars, workshops, symposium, internship opportunities, etc. Here I would like to encourage our students in the words of Jim Rohn
“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better.
Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills.
Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom.”
As the vice-chancellor of the University, promises to the People of Odisha, that I shall strive with my earnest, sincere, honest and focused efforts to build the Madhusudan Law University as one of the best temple of legal learning in India and Odisha in particular and to spread the wings of the University not only in India but internationally as well, in the coming years.
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Prof. (Dr.) Kamal Jeet Singh