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08 April 2019
Law schools

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is released its latest welcome, much-awaited (but also controversial) National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) today.

08 April 2019
Law schools

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has vowed in its manifesto that it would increase the number of seats in “premier law institutes”, even going so far as to highlight it as the 17th in its catchy “75 Milestones for India @75”.

06 April 2019
Law schools

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the 2018 list of the civil services main examination, with at least 10 national law school graduates seeming to be in the list:

06 April 2019
Law schools

Two months after we had first reported about the formation of the search committee to find a new NLSIU Bangalore vice chancellor (VC), it has now published its call for applications for the much sought-after role.

02 April 2019
Law schools

Following last month’s second suicide at NLSIU Bangalore in just over two years, the Student Bar Association (SBA) has produced a groundbreaking report that has revealed extremely worrying statistics and trends about life and academic pressures particularly at NLS, but also at other elite national law universities (NLU).

01 April 2019
Law schools

The Bar Council of India’s (BCI) legal education committee has sent a circular to national law university (NLU) vice chancellors (VCs) on 10 March 2019, recommending that NLUs do more to improve legal ethics in budding professionals.

25 March 2019
Law schools

After our report that GNLU Gandhinagar’s outgoing director Dr Bimal Patel had de facto stripped registrar Dr Thomas Mathew of most of his powers, the Ahmedabad Mirror has reported that Patel has now removed Mathew from the post.

19 March 2019
Law schools

The RGNUL Patiala administration has agreed to protesting students’ four main demands in writing, putting to an end five days of student protests kicked off by the suspension of six students.

19 March 2019
Law schools

A third-year student at NLSIU Bangalore, Kanishk Bharti, has taken his own life over the weekend, making this the second suicide at India’s oldest national law school a little over two years.

18 March 2019
Law schools

RGNUL Patiala students have now held a peaceful protest for the fourth night in a row since Friday, after a series of long-standing grievances had remained unaddressed by the administration, coming to a head over the suspension of six students.

21 February 2019
Law schools

The Consortium of National Law Universities’ executive committee (EC), set up in 2014, has decided to lobby the BCI to allow full-time law teachers to also practise law.

18 February 2019
Law schools

NUJS Kolkata has finally complied with part of its duties under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, and supplied to students 240 PDF documents containing meeting minutes of executive, general, academic, finance and standing councils and committees, going as far back as 2000.

13 February 2019
Law schools

The Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, as NUJS Kolkata’s chancellor, via his nominee has directed the stagnated appointment process of a permanent vice chancellor (VC) to be completed by 28 February 2019, with all other senior administrative appointments, such as registrar and accounts officer, to be appointed by 31 March.

06 February 2019
Law schools

NLSIU Bangalore vice chancellor (VC) Prof Venkata Rao is due to retire on 10 May 2019 and a search committee has been formed to find his successor, though it has not yet met, according to authoritative sources.

29 January 2019
Law schools

Nalsar Hyderabad has kept its doors open after five students had been diagnosed with the swine influenza virus last week Thursday (24 January) and is awaiting the doctors green light, after classes were cancelled for one day yesterday but have now resumed.

10 December 2018
Law schools

Three months before the expiry of his term, GNLU Gandhinagar director Dr Bimal Patel had stripped GNLU’s registrar Thomas Mathew of most de-facto powers, allegedly in a bid to control the process to select Patel’s successor, according to a formal letter of complaint sent to the Gujarat high court and others.

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