Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s Shankarrao Chavan Law College signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with University of Colombo, Colombo SRI LANKA on 17 th March 2023. With the objective to conduct the activities student faculty exchange, research collaborations, allied collaboration program between students both the institutions.
About University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Being the Oldest University in Sri Lanka, the University of Colombo carries the legacy to maintain academic excellence in all areas of study with nine faculties with 56 Academic Departments, 7 Institutes and 8 Centres and Units, in pursuit of its motto “Buddhi Sarvathra Bhrajate”, Sanskrit for “Wisdom Enlightens”. With a proud history of over 115 years, it continues in its endeavour to meet the challenge of maintaining its position as the “Metropolitan University, Modern and International in Outlook and Character”. The complex of the University, located in the heart of the capital city of Colombo has enchanting features.
About Faculty of Law, University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)
The Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo is the only Faculty of Law in the entire University system of Sri Lanka. The Department of Law was established in July 1947. The Faculty of Law has three Departments, Department of Public and International Law, Department of Private and Comparative Law and Department of Commercial Law, along with the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. The main objective of legal education in the Faculty of Law has been not only to teach its students what the law is but also, and importantly, to teach them what the law ought to be. Apart from this students are trained in various skills required for the legal profession. It is not a place where only knowledge is imparted; it is a place where students are educated to develop a habit of mind which will enable them to search for the truth. They should contribute to the rule of law and be responsible citizens with social sympathy and with proper attitude to serve their motherland which has provided a lot for them to obtain this education. The Faculty of Law concentrates not only on transmission of legal knowledge but inculcates contemporary perspective towards Human Rights.
The Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR) (Sri Lanka)
The CSHR is an educational and research centre attached to the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Its mandate is to conduct and facilitate human rights education and research programmes for the university community and the community at large. The CSHR carries out human rights based multi-disciplinary programmes and projects under its mandate of human rights education and research in its four identified areas of work, which are: Human Rights Education, Research, Capacity Building and Knowledge Services, which are accessible to diverse groups of persons. Currently it offers many educational programmes ranging from certificate courses to a Masters Degree in Human Rights and Democratization and has collaboration with regional Universities in the Asia Pacific region.
Events in Collaboration
International Student & faculty Exchange Programme:
8 Students & 4 faculties of Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s Shankarrao Chavan Law College had a very first International Student-Faculty Exchange Programme with University of Colombo (SRI LANKA). Students attended various lectures and made presentations before various authorities such as Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission. Faculties taught some papers there and organised various workshops. Academic Visits were planned to various places such as Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, High Court of Sri Lanka, Centre for Study of Human Rights (CSHR), Libraries, Bar Council of Sri Lanka, Commercial High Court. Students had interactions with Chairperson of Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission, Judges of various courts, Bar Council members and renowned academicians. Students organised a legal aid camp at village – Wanathawilluwa (District: Puttalam). Students also visited various UNESCO Heritage sites. Government of Sri Lanka through respective ministries, made our programme successful and granted us various concessions by due recognitions to all of us as Indian Delegates. A MoU has been signed by the representatives of both the institutions for further collaborations in research and academia.
Faculty Development Program (International) from 20th April to 29th April, 2022
The Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune has always been a pioneer in implementing various activities for Law faculty at various levels for their overall advancement in professional life. Teaching law is a skill, to be nurtured along with self-development. With this vision in mind, MM Shankarrao Chavan Law College proposed the International Faculty Development Programme on Agricultural Reforms: Relearn to Reinterpret International & Indian Dimensions with positive support from FDC-UGC-HRDC-SPPU & Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, the said International Faculty Development Programme was conducted successfully from 20th April to 29th April, 2022, virtually in online mode. All type of administrative and logistical assistance was provided by Savitribai Phule Pune University for the organization and conduct of said International FDP.
First Anniversary of Academic ties of Marathwada Mitra Mandal's Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune India & University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
International Conference on “Legal Dimensions of Human Rights in the Technological Realm”
International Conference on “Legal Dimensions of Human Rights in the Technological Realm” on 17th – 18th January, 2020
Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune in Collaboration with The Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR) And The Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Colombo (SRI LANKA) organised International Conference on “Legal Dimensions of Human Rights in the Technological Realm” on 17th – 18th January, 2020 at Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune.