Govind Ramnath Kare College of Law was established in the year 1979 when acute need was felt to enable aspirants from South Goa to pursue legal education without having to travel to far away Panaji for the same. Initially the institution was affiliated to the Bombay University until the birth of the Goa University, to which it is affiliated today. What started off in a rental premises in a humble way in Borda-Margao has today grown into an independent multi-storeyed building which is well-equipped in terms of infrastructure, library facilities etc. and a well-qualified and competent faculty. This makes the institution the only Centre for Legal Studies in South Goa, which is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Secs. 2(f) and 12(b) and the Bar Council of India for imparting professional education in law and is today accredited by NAAC with a B Grade (CGPA 2.63 on a 4.0 point scale). Looking back at its glory, the institution boasts of several gold medalists at the University examinations, well-placed corporate employees, high ranking officials in the bureaucracy and several judicial officers including the first Goan woman judge of Bombay High Court, recently elevated.
The Road Ahead….
The Govind Ramnath Kare College of Law, Margao-Goa, in its quest for excellence in the field of legal education is taking giant strides towards this goal. The institution has a dynamic team of well-qualified faculty on the staff, which is committed to provide the best of services. As measures for further strengthening the institution, it has commenced in right earnest by augmenting its infrastructural facilities with a thrust on library upgradation and widespread use of technology in the teaching-learning process. In addition to routine classroom interaction, the students of G. R. Kare College of Law are given ample exposure through clinical legal education with Moot Court and Negotiation exercises as also Mock Trial and Client Counseling sessions that equip them with the skills of advocacy and knowledge required to meet the needs of changing times, including global challenges. The students are also given live experiences in providing legal aid to the needy with the active assistance and control of the vibrant faculty. The students of this institution are therefore churned out into society through a rigorous curriculum and their placement is facilitated by the institution with campus interviews that are being conducted periodically. The institution is commencing a Research Centre in a time bound manner and shall make all efforts to offer Doctoral Programmes to students who are committed to contribute to knowledge base in the field of law through research. With all these, coupled with exchange programmes of faculty as well as that of students – both nationally and internationally, the institution is striving to be the best in the field of legal education in India.