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GLC Mumbai 'wasn't my cup of tea': Principal quits (again)

Government Law College Mumbai principal and former district judge RB Malik has quit after two years of strong rumours that he was hoping to leave after having been pressured to accept the job by politics.

"I have been a judge my whole life. The college was not my cup of tea. The government must bring in some academician now," Malik told DNA. He will be succeeded by joint director of higher education Manjusha Molwane as joint director in charge.

DNA wrote:

After PR Rao retired as the principal on June 30, 2009, the GLC has not had a regular principal. Critics blame the callous approach of the department for this while the department blames it on "money mindedness" of the city advocates, for whom academics is a lower grade job.

The college has slowly been losing its sheen. Bright students now flock to the National Law School, Bangalore and other famed law universities in the country. A special grant of Rs 35 crore sanctioned in 2006 by the then higher and technical education minister Dilip Walse-Patil, himself a product of GLC, and a fresh special financial assistance of Rs 5 crore, approved when Walse-Patil was the finance minister in the subsequent years, have lapsed since no steps had been taken to utilise these funds.


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