In the row of establishing a National Law University in each State of India, Maharashtra Government yesterday clears the way for establishing National Law Universities at Nagpur, Aurangabad and Mumbai. With the nod by the cabinet Maharashtra became the first state in India to have three National Law Universities at Koradi near Nagpur, Shendra near Aurangabad, and Vasai near Mumbai. Till now only 14 states have one each National Law university in their state.
This project was initiated by minister for higher and technical education Mr. Rajesh Tope. As reported by TOI he informed that the government is serious on starting these universities from the upcoming academic session 2014-15. The cabinet had cleared three NLUs with intake of 100 students each and allocated Rs 125 crore, down from original Rs 204 crore.
As reported by TOI Principal Secretary of higher and technical Mr. Sanjay Kumar told that the draft of ordinance will be sent to Governor K Sankarnarayanan for divulgation. If the institution will start functioning from the upcoming academic year then the appointments of vice chancellor and other officials like registrar, finance, exam controller etc will begin after the divulgation.
The admissions in these universities will be done through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), through which the admission in 14 National Law University in B.A.LL.B (Hons) and LL.M programmes was made. This year Gandhinagar National Law University is organizing the Common Law Admission Test on May 11, 2014.
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