Panjab University Regional Centre (PURC) has been established at the campus of P.U. Extension Library, Ludhiana w.e.f. the academic Session 2003-04. Prof. K.N. Pathak, then Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh took keen interest and fulfilled the long outstanding demand of the residents of Ludhiana and set up the Panjab University Regional Centre at Ludhiana. A sum of Rs 100 Lakhs was provided for the construction of the academic block by Shri Lala Lajpat Rai, then Member of Parliament, from the M.P. Local Area Development Fund Scheme. The Institute was formally inaugurated by His Excellency the Governor of Punjab, Justice O.P. Verma on 5th Oct. 2003. A number of new initiatives are being undertaken under the dynamic leadership of Prof. R.C. Sobti, present Vice Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh.
A three year LL.B. Course in the evening was started at the Panjab University Regional Centre, P.U. Extension Library, Ludhiana, from the Session 2003-04 as a self financing Course. The sanctioned intake of students every year is 72 seats plus 09 seats for NRI/ NRI sponsored/ Industry sponsored candidates. The same syllabus, examinations pattern is followed at UIL, PURC Ludhiana as followed in the LL.B. Course at the Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Students are admitted on the basis of a Law Entrance Test conducted by the Panjab University, Chandigarh. The syllabus and Course contents are revised from time to time by the Faculty of Laws of Panjab University, Chandigarh.
A five years B.A (Honors) LL.B. course has been introduced from the academic session 2006-07 at this Centre as a self financing course with an intake of 87 seats plus 08 NRI/ NRI sponsored seats. The students are admitted on the basis of a C.E.T. conducted by the Panjab University, Chandigarh. The Syllabus and Course of the BALLB course at UIL, PURC, Ludhiana is the same as that prescribed by the Faculty of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh and same syllabus and examinations are followed as that followed by the University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS), Chandigarh conducting the same course.
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