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GLC Mumbai seeks new principal; Police to investigate unrelated GLC cheque fraud

GLC Mumbai
GLC Mumbai

Government Law College (GLC) Mumbai is hunting for a new principal to revitalise and energise the law school. In unrelated news GLC Mumbai has also called for an investigation into an alleged Rs 22 lakh embezzlement of student funds.

The post of principal has been unfilled at GLC Mumbai since Parimala Rao retired around a year ago but the law school is currently managed by principal-in-charge Prakash Mokal.

Permanent appointments to the post have to be made by the Government, which has now put out an advertisement for the role with a maximum remuneration of around Rs 70,000 per month.

Candidates may be no older than 50 at most, must hold a PhD and have a minimum of 15 years of academic experience. Interviews will be conducted by the Advocate General of Maharashtra and other Government officials.

GLC Mumbai lecturer Prof Kishu Daswani said that it was important for the college to have strong candidates applying for the post. "As a teacher I really would want somebody good to come up," he said.

The deadline for applications is Monday 5 April 2010. [Further details on the position are available here.]

Meanwhile, in a development unrelated to the search for a principal, GLC Mumbai has also called for the police to investigate an alleged Rs 22 lakh bank cheque fraud case.

The alleged fraud by an office staff member is understood to have come to light around September 2009. The police was alerted in October 2009, according to the Times of India.

A total of Rs 22 lakh was allegedly defrauded from the college by altered cheques, coming out of student fees from a one-year post-graduate diploma in securities law.

A source close to GLC Mumbai said that it was a very big loss to the college, which was hoping that the police's Economic Offences Wing would take up the matter and resolve it soon.

Photo courtesy of Abhinav Bhushan and Rahela Khorakiwala

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