Welcome to PG Department of Law

The Post Graduate Department of Law was first established at the Madhusudan Law College, Cuttack in the year 1973 and was later shifted to the Utkal University Campus in 1975. Prof (Dr.) S.K. Ghose was the first HOD of the Post Graduate Department of Law and currently, the Department is headed by Dr. Manoj Kumar Sadual. Prof. K D Gour joined as Professor in the year 1975 along with Dr. Indira Panda, Dr. M.A.A. Baig, Dr. R.N. Pattnaik and Dr. D C Mohapatra as faculty members. In the year 1986, Dr. A Praharaj, Dr. Kulamani Jena and Dr. P C Mishra joined as Reader in the Department. During the year 1989, Prof P K Sarkar joined as Reader and Prof. P K Pattnaik joined as Reader in 2004. In the year 2010, Dr. M. S. Dash was appointed as Reader in the Department. Dr. G. K. Sahu joined as Assistant Professor in 2014. Dr. M.K. Sadual joined as Reader in the year 2015 and Prof (Dr.) S K Nanda joined this Department in the year 2022. Currently the Department offers Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Business Law, Constitution Law and Criminal Law. Further to bring excellence in legal research and development, this Department acts as the center for research and offers Ph.D. Course work for the prospective legal researchers and scholars.


To be a Centre of Excellence in Legal Education with an innovative focus on building a creative, enlightened and productive civil society through

  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Research
  • Consultancy &
  • Extension activities.


  • To provide the students with the knowledge, skill, values, and sensitivity necessary for a successful citizen.
  • To create and disseminate knowledge through interdisciplinary research and creative inquiry in developing a meaningful and sustainable society.
  • To equip the students with problem-solving, leadership and teamwork skills and inculcate a sense of commitment to quality, ethical behaviour and respect for others.
  • To provide a platform for free flow of ideas where discovery, creativity, and professional development find scope for fulfilment in making the world a better place to live in.
  • To ensure academic excellence in this dynamic knowledge economy by exposing the students to new ideas, new ways of understanding, new ways of knowing in their journey of intellectual transformation.

Best Practices:

  • The Department has been conducting various Legal Awareness Programmes from time to time for the welfare of civil society. In order to facilitate the concept of “Justice at the doorstep”.
  • The Department is organizing Legal-Aid camps in different places for discussing and solving the legal disputes of the underprivileged and weaker sections of society.
  • The Department is also organizing value-added certificate courses to enhance the professional skill of law students.

Future Plan:

Department has outlined several future plans, which include

  • Expanding student exchange programs and MOUs.
  • Broadening the scope of value-added certificate courses
  • Organisation of more number of Conference
  • Plan to start Diploma Courses
  • Opening of Post Doctoral Research


Sl.No. Programmes Number of seats
1 Master of Laws(LL.M) 30
2 Ph. D

Sl.No. Programme Download
3 Master of Law (Old)
4 Master of Law (New)
Objectives & Outcomes
Sl.No. Programme Download
5 Objectives

Notice & Circular

  • Department has 1 Library with approx. books- 2097, which is student-friendly.
  • 2 number of classrooms 1 Examination Hall and 1 Seminar Hall
  • Classrooms with ICT facility:1
  • Research laboratories:1
  • Students common room :1
  • Computer Laboratory with internet facility.
  • Smart Classroom :1
  • HOD’s Office :1
  • Faculty Chambers :5
  • Office :1
  • Computer Room :1
  • High speed Internet available with Wi-Fi
    facility for all staffs and students


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