The Army Institute of Law (AIL) was established in July 1999 by the Indian Army under the aegis of the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) at its interim location at Patiala. In July 2003, the Institute shifted to Sector 68, Mohali. On December 1, 2003, the Mohali Campus was inaugurated by H.E. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the then President of India. The Institute is affiliated to the Punjabi University, Patiala and approved by the Bar Council of India. With 'Aspire & Achieve' as its motto, the Institute has grown as a Centre of Excellence in the field of legal education. The Institute is accredited grade 'A' by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). AIL has a magnificent residential campus in an impressive architectural structure in the vicinity of Chandigarh and Punjab & Haryana High Court. It conducts a five year BA.LLB and one year LL.M course.
AIL, as a centre of excellence in the field of legal education, aims to:
- Impart high quality legal education and professional training to its students.
- Enable its students to pursue a career at the bar, Judicial Services, Civil Services, Armed Forces, Corporate Houses and such other organizations.
- Transform students as embodiment of dignity, ethical and moral values and a visible sense of National pride.