Being true to their motto, “Aspire & Achieve”, the Army Institute of Law (AIL) has become a Center of Excellence in the study of law in India. Accredited grade 'B' by the NAAC it has been ranked 14th by the India Today survey of 'Top 40 Law Colleges in 2019'. It was founded by the Army Welfare Education Society in 1999 and is affiliated with Punjab University, Patiala.
The vision of AIL is “to encourage the young minds, the tenets of justice, equity, and conscience.” The missions of AIL place importance on grooming the youth to become able to apply knowledge of law and justice in a larger social arena and make them competent to embark on a career of their choice. The students are encouraged to excel in academics, be disciplined, build up personal character and personality in a holistic way and grow a high sense of moral and ethical values.
Army Institute of Law has an excellent campus that can house around 400 students. AIL offers an integrated five year BA, LL. B. course and a one-year LL. M. course. Some of the seats are reserved for wards of Army personnel.
The teaching methodology is made suitable for students who come from diverse backgrounds and places. The students are encouraged to think out of the box, keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of law and acquire the habit of lifelong learning through discipline, dedication and practice. Usual classroom lectures are supplemented with lively discussions and debates, exercises in judgment writing, analysis of case studies, blog writing, etc. While the freshers go through an orientation program, the final year students have imparted capacity-building skills like the mock interview, CV writing.
Research & Development
R & D in AIL has a robust presence through very many initiatives of in-house societies and research centres. Regular journals, magazines, and newsletters are published. AIL Moot Court Society works towards honing practical skills in the students. It participates in many competitions so that the students get a wide exposure. AIL Debating Society is to develop oratory skills. The Center for Research in Corporate Law & Governance encourages the development of analytical skills to critically evaluate the law in the field of Corporate Law & Governance. The Center for Research in Social Sciences has been established to sensitize the students towards the various social concerns by facilitating academic research across multi-discipline.
BA, LL. B.
10+2 with a minimum of 45% marks
L.L. B. degree or BA, LL. B. degree with a minimum of 55% marks
The Army Institute of Law conducts a national entrance test named AIL LET under the aegis of AWES. The admission to the 60 seats for the wards of army personnel and 4 seats in all India categories are conducted by this entrance exam. As per the notifications issued by the government of Punjab. The admission to the 16 seats is drawn up by the nominated university based on the 10+2 mark. As per the merit list in the exam, candidates for both Army and All India Category will be called for counseling. Admission is granted as per the counseling.
Many students of AIL are placed in top-ranking law firms or reputed corporate houses. The students are guided and groomed by the placement committee. They receive varied exposure through an internship, workshops, seminars, moot courts, etc., and as a result, they get good placements. The highest package received for placement in 2019-20 was 14 lakhs.
Some of the well-placed students who are in the top-notch law firms include, among others:
- Poonam Verma Partner JSA,
- Monisha Mahajan- Principal Attorney and Owner, Simon & Josephine,
- Tomu Francis-Partner, Khaitan & Co., and
- Kaustubh Sinha- Founding Partner of Adhrit Legal.
- While in the corporate sector there are among others:
- Arpita Mehta- Senior Executive BHEL,
- Megha Ghosh- VP-Senior Counsel, CITI Bank, and
- Jishnu Nair- Attorney, IBM India South Asia.