NLU Mumbai, Jogeshwari: First of 3 possible NLU MaharashtrasNLU Mumbai, Jogeshwari: First of 3 possible NLU MaharashtrasNLU Mumbai will start classes this year from its temporary campus in Jogeshwari with an annual budget of around Rs 10 crore, planning to admit 60 students through its independent entrance test.

“In all probability we will be conducting our own entrance test. That also we will finalise in one week [to] 10 days,” confirmed NLUM vice chancellor Prof Bhawani Prasad Panda.

NLUM had missed the deadline to be enrolled in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) this year, but Panda had in January told the DNA that he had “convinced” NLU Delhi to hold a join admission test for both colleges in NLU Delhi’s All India Law Entrance Test (Ailet), which is separate from the CLAT.

India’s newest national law university had its executive council meeting on Wednesday in which its course structure and fee structure was decided and it was resolved to ask the government for a permanent campus at the earliest, confirmed Panda.

“The executive council has been insisting to the government that give us the land as soon as possible at a suitable place befitting to the standards and the status of our national law university,” he said.

The Maharashtra government had allotted a two-storey building in Jogeshwari’s Ismail Yusuf college to NLUM for its campus, one day after media reports of a deadlock in the law school’s commencement due to a lack of funds from the government, reported DNA India.

Temporary campus disputed?

But Muslim groups had soon agitated against the government’s order of allotment, citing a pending Bombay high court case in which the allotment of portions of the Ismail Yusuf campus to various parties was challenged because the land was under the Waqf board and meant for the upliftment of the Muslim community, according to another DNA report.

Panda told Legally India that the agitation by the Muslim community was because of the wrong impression that the building had been permanently allotted to NLUM.

“The building that has been given to us has not permanently been given to us nor is it sufficient to carry on permanently. At the moment we have been given a small portion of the building of Ismail Yusuf college campus but only for two years. Government is trying to find out other places in Mumbai where this university can [function],” he said.

Budget to make Rs 10 crore annual budget to be made available to NLUM

Panda also said that the faculty and staff member posts in NLUM, for which the law school will advertise in the next 10 days, will be sanctioned posts of the government and their salaries will be included in the salaries component of the state budget. An annual outlay of Rs 10 crore for NLUM is expected in the upcoming budget.

“The government said only one sentence: that there is no problem for funds in making [NLUM] the best law university in this country. This university is something different from other national law universities because here the government is interested in taking the complete responsibility of the university right from the beginning to the end,” he said.

“Other universities have been given some particular money and there [the government’s] responsibility for the university is over. It’s not like that [here]. Here the posts for the university will be sanctioned posts of the government. So once they sanction posts the teaching expenses of the university and the infrastructure expenses of the university will be in the salary component of the government. So there will not be any problem as far as the finance is concerned,” he added.

Panda said that due to the small size of the current campus the law school will be admitting only 60 students this year. Due to the high salary costs, it would be recruiting only “a few social science teachers, a few law teachers and one or two senior teachers for guiding on research” on contractual appointments.

In addition to BALLB (Hons) NLUM is also considering offering a BCom LLB with history and political science as subjects in it.

The admission fee is fixed at around Rs 2 lakh including residential facility, even though the law school does not yet have a fixed residential space.

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Like +58 Object -63 Whoa 20 Feb 15, 21:11  controversial
So, now it's NLUD, NLUM, NLS, NALSAR and NUJS for the battle? Nice. I guess we'll be discounting NUJS in a few years. Nalsar seems to be doing well, NLS is NLS (though declining), NLUD seems to be doing really well. Things are about to get interesting.
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Like +72 Object -38 Outsider 20 Feb 15, 23:24  interesting  top rated  controversial
You will? I am certain the NUJS students will be heartbroken. Especially when they do not exactly come with discounts anyway!
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Like +63 Object -36 Doge 21 Feb 15, 14:25  interesting  top rated  controversial
Such expert. Much knowledge.

Ticking off students from the best law schools in the country randomly. Hari Om.
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Like +54 Object -34 Bhaaai ka Bhai 21 Feb 15, 19:41  interesting  top rated  controversial
After all, I come from one. ;)
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Like +65 Object -35 DBS 20 Feb 15, 22:15  interesting  top rated  controversial
has all the makings of a pathetic NLU this!!
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Like +2 Object -2 Bhaaai ka Bhai 21 Feb 15, 00:25
Kyu bhai?
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Like +0 Object -2 DBS 21 Feb 15, 15:21
prediction, bhai !
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Like +13 Object -1 badaz 20 Feb 15, 23:53  interesting  top rated
What possessed you to place NLUM in the same league as NLS, NALSAR, NUJS and NLUD right off the bat? And as of now, even if you give a 100% "discont" to NUJS, it'll still be miles ahead of NLUM..:P
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Like +2 Object -0 Bhaaai ka Bhai 21 Feb 15, 16:37
I'm guessing because it's in the premier financial city of India. We have seen how location helps a lot, just look at how NLU Delhi has grown.
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Like +3 Object -2 Ex-GLC 21 Feb 15, 00:46
I know that NLU-M will outshine GLC but i hope that it doesn't reduce its importance in the legal sector , whatever the problems this legal giant faces.
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Like +5 Object -0 Outsider 21 Feb 15, 16:46  interesting
if you take into account someone from outside Mumbai, who will be studying there, merely the residential cost they will end up saving by staying at the hostel (once it is functional) will make up for the huge fee that is being charged.
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Like +3 Object -0 Anand P. Mishra 21 Feb 15, 20:26
So the 18th National Law University starts admission this year! Wish Jogeshwari proves to be as lucky as Nagarbhavi for law and legal education! Also, wish VC of the new NLU, Professor Panda accepts one of the national level law entrance exam score viz. CLAT or AILET or LSAT-India for admission and save the young law aspirants from paying and appearing for another law entrance exam on the same pattern..
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Like +7 Object -0 pi 22 Feb 15, 14:48  interesting
another law school starts it journey with nothing but a website and some contractual teachers hope it does not become another DSNLU, for people who dont know what it is - it is the nlu in vishakhapatnam
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Like +1 Object -0 chi 22 Feb 15, 23:21
i 2nd that bro. I hope u not from dnlu
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Like +0 Object -1 clat taker 22 Mar 15, 15:09
what is the website?
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 25 Feb 15, 19:57
Please report the financial scams happening in other NLUs. Thanks.
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Like +0 Object -0 guest 25 May 15, 10:44
Do transfer admission also start this year?
If someone wants to transfer to nlum for 2 year of ba.llb what is the procedure?
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Like +0 Object -0 guest 25 May 15, 10:45
Can I transfer to nlum for 2nd year of ba.LLB ?
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 03 Jun 15, 10:43
What are the academic requirements to transfer to NLU mumbai in the second year from another college? I couldn't find any accurate answer to this query. Please let me know.
Thank you!
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 03 Jun 15, 10:43
What are the academic requirements to transfer to NLU mumbai in the second year from another college? I couldn't find any accurate answer to this query. Please let me know.
Thank you!
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