Faculty and Academics
Pravin Gandhi College of Law has visiting and core faculty, both of whom are extremely qualified. Many lectures are conducted by practicing advocates, giving students more exposure.
The course is standard, as per Mumbai University norms (5 Year). The pedagogy for 5 years of study can be found here.
Lectures are often conducted using projectors and video clippings and this keeps things entertaining.
Student culture and activities.
Owing to the fact that it is under the SVKM banner and has a Gujju quota, the college has a predominantly Gujarati crowd. It hosts a cultural fest in the beginning of February.
Major events include a National Trial Advocacy Competition and a Drafting competition for colleges all over the country but the students of PGCL themselves cannot participate, they can only help organize.
The college hosts a talent competition called Voyage exclusively for the First years, along with a list of events in its “Freshers’ Week”.
There is an annual magazine called L’avocat which sees many interesting prose, poetry and legal works by the students.
Other clubs include the Moot Court Society, JurisCine (an effort to combine law and filmography) and the Sports Committee.
There is an Annual Day and a Sports Day which see collective efforts from the staff and students.
The college is located in a popular western suburb in Mumbai and is a 5 minute walk from Vile Parle Station.
Considering the fact that there are 26 educational institutes in the complex itself and may more in the nearby area, it is a bright place for students to be.
There are small cafes and restaurants all around and affordable canteens as well as famous street food stalls.
There are movie theaters about a 10 minute rickshaw ride away.
The college “Mithibai” within whose premises PGCL is, is a famous landmark in itself and very easily accessible by public transport.
Though the single floored college can get monotonous, there is a lot of lively activity all around the area in general. You will never be bored.
The placements through college are decent. I have personally only worked at an NGO through college, which was a wonderful experience.
As per your year of study and experience, you get to intern with with Advocates, Law firms,etc.
Flipkart recently announced that it will be recruiting 2 students every year through college as a part of their in-house legal team.
Administration and Fees.
Non-teaching staff is also extremely approachable and efficient in Pravin Gadhi College of Law.
Fees is approximately 12-13k per year, which seems reasonable considering the fact that it is a professional course and the college has extremely good facilities.
Receipts are meticulously issued even for library fines.
Infrastructure of your college
The college is not too huge (it is spread across the Eight floor of Mithibai College).
Infrastructure is excellent with state of the art classrooms (air-conditioned), a well-equipped Library, two canteens on the same floor and many eating joints around the college. A large Moot Court Room. Two washroom units on the same floor which are reasonably well kept.
Attendance is a mandatory 75% if you wish to appear for exams.
All in all it is a great college but people have an issue with the timings (7:30 am to 12:10pm) since attending 75% and going for an internship becomes a real juggle.
The college is relatively quite new and not famous, the “brand value” is therefore a little less.