Snehangshu Kanta Acharya Institute of Law (SKAIL) was established by the SIKKIM BENGAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST in 2004 on the campus of University of Kalyani. The institute is named after Late Snehangshu Kanta Acharya, Bar at Law, a pioneer in the field of law in Bengal and known for his contributions in the field of law and philanthropy.The Institute was inaugurated on 30th June, 2004 by Hon'ble Shri. Jyoti Basu, Former Chief Minister of West Bengal in the presence of many eminent people.
The primary objective of SKAIL is advancement of learning, teaching, research and dissemination of knowledge of law and development of competence and skills of students intending to take up judicial service, legal consultancy, advocacy, corporate law management and teaching of law as professional career.
Snehangshu Kanta Acharya Institute of Law is considered to be a premier centre of legal education in the region keeping up with the latest trends of modernization and professionalism in legal education. Due to globalization, liberalization and subsequent entry of foreign companies, the law profession has undergone a complete transformation. This is where SKAIL has been able to keep up with the modern requirements.
S. K. ACHARYA INSTITUTE OF LAW aims at setting the highest standards in legal education in the country in terms of course content, teaching methodology, learning environment and examination system. SKAIL focuses on developing intellectual and professional capabilities of students and highlights compressive and in-depth learning about the legal concepts and doctrines, substantive and procedural laws and judicial rulings and precedents in various areas of law.