UNIVERSITY LAW COLLEGE
The University Law College (ULC) was established in the year 1948 on the 1st of July by the erstwhile Government of Mysore, with Prof. M. Narayana Rao as its first Principal. The Government Law college as it was called before was taken over by Bangalore University by an order dated 19.6.1976 and has been called University Law College thereafter. Under the able guidance, tutelage, and initiation of the then Principal of the College Prof. V.B. Coutinho, the five-year B.A.LL.B integrated program was introduced in the year 1986. With the establishment of Post Graduate Department of Studies in Law, the college also offers LL.M programs and Ph. D. research which are undertaken by several scholars.
To everyone’s admiration, the college is housed in the newly constructed building in the beautiful Jnana Bharathi Campus including spacious classrooms and seminar halls. The library is Spread over two floors which are in possession of multitudinous books and also provides a quiet place for researchers, scholars, teachers, and students to benefit from.
The college is currently under the able leadership of Prof. Dr. V. Sudesh and has five permanent faculties apart from a few full-time guest faculty. The College has a student strength of around 400 in the B.A., LL.B Program, around 40 for the LL.M program and around 50 Research Scholars.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL SEMINAR
Federalism can be understood as a form of government in which the power is divided between a national (federal) government and various state governments. A federal form of government confers co-equal status on both states and the central government. Although the Indian federation recognizes the division of power, it is biased in favor of the Center owing to the peculiar circumstances that existed at the time when the constitution was drafted. The Indian Constitution establishes a holding together federation as against the coming together confederation which is adopted by the United States of America. The Constitution of India is federal in form but is more unitary in character and is therefore called quasi-federal, a term coined by Prof. K.C.Where.
Owing to the cultural, linguistic and regional diversity of the people in India, The framers of the Indian Constitution were keen on federalism as a functional instrument for the creation of a strong democratic Nation. Post independence, all states started off on the same footing. Due to lack of political will few states continue to remain backward. The federal arrangement so made has always been contentious, the center- state relations and state autonomy have become cardinal issues of Indian federalism. As a result, the concept of cooperative federalism assumes utmost relevance in strengthening the integrity of the nation by addressing the aspirations and needs of every state smaller or bigger
The Central government’s increasing interventionist practices in the States or total negligence in other times has been a cause of insecurity among a few States. One of the growing cause of insecurity being determination of the quantum of horizontal tax sharing among states with a view to incentivizing states that have taken measures to control their population. The GST regime which has, and may change the face of fiscal federalism in India, The failure of any one party to gain a majority in the Parliament, and the growing dependence of national parties on regional parties to run the government at the Center, not to forget appointment of strategic instruments like Governors in States. All these and many more are today the cause of a growing sense of insecurity which has to be addressed to keep a fine balance of power between the Centre and the States in a federal structure.
- Cooperative Federalism – The need of the hour
- GST-A threat to Fiscal Federalism
- Role of the Indian Judiciary to resolve Center- State Legislative conflict
- Governor’s role in Center-State
- Inter-State water dispute, a deadlock for federal cooperation.
- Implementation of Sarkaria Commission and Punchhi committee report to achieve Center- State relations
- Failure of Constitutional Machinery
- Indestructible Union with destructible units
- Multi-party system and coalition
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CONFERENCE VENUE: Seminar Hall, University Law College, J.B Campus, Bengaluru-560056
CONFERENCE DATE: 15th December 2018
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