About Akola Education Society
Akola Education Society, which conducts Akola Law College, was established on the auspicious day of Tilak Jayanti on 23rd July 1927. The Society is a pioneering educational trust formed and established by members from the teaching community with the objective of propagating education in the region. The Society started its educational activities with the setting up of New English High School in the year 1927 with student strength of 20. During the span of 89 years, the Society has spread its activities and at present it has twelve educational institutions under its patronage, providing education from the grass root level i.e. play group to the post-graduate level. These educational institutions are providing educational facilities to nearly 5,000 students at Akola, Murtizapur and Kharap of western Vidarbha region. The educational institutions run by the Society have earned a high reputation in the region by turning out scholarly students of high caliber and merit, who are rendering valuable services to the nation in various fields of activity and contributing towards country’s growth.
About Akola Law College
The Society celebrated its Platinum Jubilee in the year 2002. To commemorate the occasion, Society resolved to enter the field of higher education by setting up a five-year law degree course college at Akola. At that time, there was no such college in Akola city. As a result, Akola Law College was established in the year 2004-’05. The Govt. of Maharashtra granted permission to the Society to start a five-year law degree course college on permanent no-grant basis vide its letter No. NGC 2004/ (1/04)/MS-4, dated 15th July 2004. The college is affiliated to Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, which granted its first affiliation vide its letter no. AU/8/C-2274/2004, dated 01st September 2004. The Bar Council of India, New Delhi granted approval of affiliation to the college vide its letter No. BCI: D: 776/2005 (LE:Mtg) (53-Maharashtra-T), dated 25th April 2005. The college started its regular functioning by admitting students from the academic year 2005-2006. The college introduced LL.M. course in five groups i.e. (a) Criminal Law, (b) Business Law, (c) Constitutional and Administrative Law, (d) Corporate Law and (e) Human Rights from the academic year 2009 – 2010.
The College is known for its own ethos, culture, academic discipline and merit. The College imparts legal education, which will be more meaningful and effective in the present scenario. The College stands apart from the other colleges by organizing regularly conferences, seminars, workshops, guest lectures, field trips, symposia and high level interactivity with judiciary.