Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is a National Law University established under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003" in the state of Gujarat. Regarded as one of the most prestigious law universities in India, the university is located at Gandhinagar, which is the capital of Gujarat and is located 7 kilometres north of the city of Ahmedabad. The statute provides that the Chief Justice of India or a Senior Supreme Court Judge serve as the Visitor of the university. The Director, Dr. Bimal N. Patel, an internationally acclaimed scholar and United Nations civil servant serves as the chief administrator. The university started in 2004 and has five batches of 180 students each under training. It is ranked as the 4th Best Law school in the country as of 2015. The university is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC) (2f & 12b). The university is also member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the university is functioning as nodal agency to uplift the legal education in the State of Gujarat. It is ranked as the fastest growing law school in India.