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RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LAW, PUNJAB (RGNUL)

CENTRE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND GOVERNANCE (CCLG)

Introduction
CCLG is an interdisciplinary centre, established with a vision to contribute to the study, research and understanding of constitutional law and governance. Pursuant to the objects of the university contained in S. 4 of The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006, the university has a commitment ‘to disseminate legal knowledge and legal processes and their role in national development by organising lectures, seminars, symposia, workshops and conferences’. The centre facilitates the students to participate in these events and engages them in free and meaningful debates in the field of constitutional law and governance.

Keeping in mind the need for new perspectives, the centre adopts contemporary, critical and comparative methods in the study, research and understanding of constitutional law and governance. The centre intends to publish a journal and a newsletter on constitutional issues as well as undertake independent non-partisan research to draft working documents for policymakers on governance and public policy issues. The aim of the centre is to emerge as an influential think tank for national and international issues in the field of constitutional law and governance and promote constitutional values.
Events and Achievements
  • Lecture on “Validity of S. 6A of the Citizenship Act, 1955” by Mr. Saurav Sarmah and Mr. Siddhartha Fuller (CCLG) on 14 March 2019 at RGNUL.
  • Guest lecture on “Doctrine of Precedent” by Dr. Ajay Ranga, Assistant Professor of Law, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 12 March 2019 at RGNUL.
  • Special lecture delivered by Hon. Justice Mr. Mohan Peiris, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka on 23 February 2019 at RGNUL.
  • CCLG Roundtable Discussion on India-China Rapprochement after the Doklam Standoff and two guest lectures on “Chinese Political System: Ancient Chinese Thought and Modern Rising Strategy” and “Chinese Foreign Policy: China's Rise Dilemma and Strategic Choice” by Dr. Xie Chao, Assistant Research Fellow, Institute for International and Area Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing on 22-23 February 2019 at RGNUL.
https://blog.scconline.com/post/2019/03/02/rgnul-centre-for-constitutional-governance-organised-a-roundtable-discussion-onindia-china-rapprochement-after-the-doklam-standoff/
  • Nani Palkhiwala Birth Centenary Celebrations Quiz on Constitutional Law won by RGNUL students Mr. Prateek Naval Virk and Mr. Abhishek Kansal, who were mentored by Mr. Siddhartha Fuller (CCLG), on 3 February 2019 at Hotel Taj Vivanta, New Delhi.
https://legaldesire.com/register-nani-palkhivala-birth-centenary-quiz-on-constitutional-law/
  • Guest lecture on “Indian Judicial Services: Problems and Prospects” by Dr. Varun Chhachhar, Assistant Professor of Law, Lucknow University on 16 November 2018 at RGNUL.
  • CCLG Debate on the motion This House believes that restricting Aadhaar’s use only for welfare schemes defeats the very purpose of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 for RGNUL students on 17 October 2018 at RGNUL.
Centre Co-ordinators
Mr. Siddhartha Fuller
Assistant Professor of Law
Phone: 0175-2391-398

Mr. Saurav Sarmah
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Phone: 0175-2391-401

Email:
cclg@rgnul.ac.in

Student Board
Convenor: Aashan Goyal
Co-convenors:
  Abhishek Chauhan
  Divyanshu Sinha
Shivam Raghuwanshi

Members:
  Chaitanya Kumar Verma
  Pratik Samajpati
  Sachin Vats
  Saurav Sapra
  Urvi Gupta
  Yashi Santosh
  Prithvi Raj Yadav
  Shaswati Parhi
  Tanya Mayal
  Tathagat Tiwari
  Avishikta Chattopadhyay
  Faiz Uddin Ahmad