The University is to evolve and impart comprehensive legal education including distant and continuing legal education at all levels to achieve excellence,To organize advanced studies and promote research in all branches of law.
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, thereby fulfilling the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization. RGNUL started functioning from its Headquarters-Mohindra Kothi, The Mall, Patiala w.e.f. 26 May 2006. The University acquired approval of the Bar Council of India (BCI) in July 2006. The University also got registered with the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi under Section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to obtain grant from the (UGC) under Section 12-B of the UGC Act, 1956.
1. University has set up different Centres for Advanced Studies at its campus like School of Agricultural Law and Economics(SALE) and Centre for Advanced study in Criminal Law(CASCL)
2. University has signed MoU with various institutes like Kathmandu School of Law,Nepal and Australian International Dispute Centre,Sydney.