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NLU count to rise to 25 with Sikkim, J&K and Jabalpur (doubling up NLIU Bhopal) also getting on the NLU gravy-train-wreck

Moar NLUs incoming
Moar NLUs incoming

Sikkim and Jammu & Kashmir are set to get their own National Law Universities (NLU), while Madhya Pradesh will be getting a second NLU, in Jabalpur, after amending the NLIU Act 1997, reported the PTI in separate stories, and The Statesman.

The Sikkim NLU, whose bill was introduced on 7 March and passed within a day, will have 100 seats, of which 50 will be reserved for Sikkim-domiciled students.

The bill to set up J&K’s NLU was passed in the state assembly on 12 February.

Jabalpur will get an NLU even though Madhya Pradesh already has NLIU Bhopal, because the principal high court bench of the state is in Jabalpur.

A total of 12 government law universities affiliated to the UGC and the BCI have already been established under the NLIU Act according to the report.

While education is great, and legal education especially so, there’s a big track record of a lot of NLUs getting started up with a lot of enthusiasm and then being utterly ignored and continually underfunded into irrelevance, to the detriment of hundreds of aspiring lawyers.

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