Chanakya National Law University is committed to provide a suitable enabling environment to all students with special needs and those from marginalized sections . Equal Opportunity Cell of the University is mandated to take necessary steps in this direction. Not less than half of University students are from marginalized sections including minority status, SC/ST background, BC/EBC background and are physically chall enged. The Equal Opportunity Cell comprises of:

  • Patron: Hon’ble Justice Smt. Mridula Mishra (Retd.), Vice - Chancellor, CNLU, Patna
  • Co - ordinator: Mr. Manoranjan Prasad Srivastava, Registrar, CNLU, Patna
  • Assistant Co - ordinator: Prof. Dr. S. P. Singh, Dean of Social Science, CNLU, Patna

The terms of reference wherein the Equal Opportunity Cell at the University may undertake activities are inter alia as under:

  • To work out suitable programs/schemes, including Remedial Courses, for improving performance of students with special needs and those from marginalized sections.
  • To establish co-ordination with UGC, government and other funding agencies (including Public Sector Undertakings/ Public Sector Banks) with a view to mobilizing financial and other resources required for educational empowerment of the students from marginalized sections;
  • To provide information and act as a counselling-cum-guidance centre for students belonging to the marginalized sections, especially with regard to academic, financial and other matters;
  • To help create a socially conducive atmosphere for the growth of healthy interpersonal relations among students from marginalized sections and from various social backgrounds;
  • To help develop cordial inter-personal relationships between teachers and the students with special needs and those from marginalized sections for academic interaction and extra-curricular activities;
  • To extend help/support to the students from marginalized sections to overcome problems and barriers emanation from discrimination at any level within its mandate;
  • To organize or conduct seminars/ symposia/ workshops/ conferences/ exhibitions, etc. from time-to-time on issues of contemporary significance for empowering, educationally and culturally, students belonging to the special needs and of marginalized sections.