Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) which is currently been operated in the campus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) will soon get its own campus as Hon’ble CM of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis also the Chief Guest of the function promised on the occasion of the celebration of the 1st Foundation Day of the University,. The function was also graced by the presence of Shri. Vinod Tawde, Minister for Higher and Technical education as a Special Guest
MNLU Mumbai offers Five year integrated program in B.A. LL.B (Hons.), B.Com LL.B. (Hons.) and one year LL.M (Legal Pedagogy and Research) program. MNLU is the first university in the country to start LL.M with specialisation in legal research and pedagogy.
Hon’ble CM also announced that the Government of Maharashtra is going to start an International Arbitration Centre in Mumbai as there is a huge scope for it, as most global companies have their presence here. Speaking on the occasion, he said ““It was always a dream of our government that we should have institutes of national repute to impart legal education and the government has decided to have three such institutions at Mumbai, Aurangabad and Nagpur. I am happy that we could start the first one in Mumbai,” While referring to students he added, “MNLU has offered you an opportunity to be part of a mechanism which caters to the youth of India and I am sure you will use it to the fullest.”
Hon’ble Minister of Higher & Technical Education, Shri. Vinod Tawde also assured the students that MNLU will celebrate its next Foundation Day at its own campus and congratulated them on the launch of its maiden newsletter, “NYUSURETA” (means newsletter in Japanese).
Expressing his views on the occasion Prof. (Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, said that, “Starting of a new campus was a challenge. Understanding our concerns and challenges, the support offered by The Govt of Maharashtra and TISS has helped MNLU become operational quickly and has also created a healthy environment for students to pursue their courses. As a pioneer law university in the state of Maharashtra NLU will look forward to produce and groom the talent”
Speaking upon the association of MNLU and TISS Dr S Parasuraman, Director, TISS said that “We welcome MNLU, the presence of university at the campus will encourage dialogue/ conversations and engagement amongst students from both institutes and also offer opportunity to learn from each other.”He further added that “In a country like India, optimum utilization of resources (sharing attitude) at educational institutes will not only be beneficial to students but also contribute in growth of the economy as a whole.”