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NUJS to help West Bengal set up 2 more national law schools, upping NLU count to 22

NUJS Kolkata has offered to help the West Bengal state government set up the 21st and 22nd national law universities (NLU) in India, reported The Telegraph.

NUJS VC Prof Ishwara Bhat told us today that the state government had ratified the proposal to set up two new NLUs in Asansol and Siliguri and “as a premiere institution NUJS will be helping them set it up”.

The NUJS executive council, which had rejected the state law minister and fellow EC member Malay Ghatak’s proposal to set up two new NUJS campuses in Asansol and Siliguri, was of the opinion that two new NLUs modeled on NUJS should be set up in those cities instead, according to The Telegraph.

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Like +15 Object -6 Guest 24 Nov 17, 15:13  interesting  controversial
Good news: NUJS reputation not affected, mediocre faculty can be "kicked up" and sent to these colleges as VCs/senior profs.

Bad news: Several crores that could have been spent on NUJS will be diverted to semi-rural areas just coz the idiot law minister is from there.

It is high time NLUs are nationalised and fake NLUs like Nagpur and these 2 ones in Bengal are not recognised.
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Like +19 Object -2 Anti National 24 Nov 17, 16:09  interesting  top rated
These NLUs should now be renamed as DLUs - District Law Schools.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 24 Nov 17, 17:52
Kian any updates on NLSIU domicile quota?
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Like +1 Object -1 Fact check 24 Nov 17, 17:54
I don't think it is correct reporting to refer to these colleges as NLU (same for Nagpur). There is a difference between an NLU (ie an official member of the CLAT council which is entitled to organise CLAT) and a national-level university which merely admits students through CLAT.
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Like +1 Object -1 Darkseid 24 Nov 17, 19:02
These universities will become part of the CLAT Body. All the NLUs part of CLAT are entitled to organise it by turn.
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Like +1 Object -0 shark boy 25 Nov 17, 00:18
NUJS VC Prof Ishwara Bhat told us today

Kian, he told you or the Telegraph? He never speaks to you.
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Like +1 Object -1 Bhaiya 25 Nov 17, 14:54
The Ishwara...unnnh...speaket h too?
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Like +6 Object -0 Ridiculous 25 Nov 17, 00:43  interesting
This is a shockingly bad decision. The Bengal government should have given the money to NUJS. It is rumoured that NLSIU has been chosen as one of the 20 Institutes of Eminence and will thus get 1,000 crores from the centre. NALSAR and NLUD are getting a lot of state government money. NUJS will really fall behind now.
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Like +1 Object -0 NLU Stud 25 Nov 17, 10:13
Why? Why? Why? Keep the NLU count low and maintain the quality of a few good institutes. The top 10 until NLUO would be a good figure.
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Like +3 Object -0 pi 25 Nov 17, 18:19
its high time to get rid of this VC who has no spine to stand up to the political forces. He knows that he owes it to the minister and in fact had also said that NUJS branches would be opened, thankfully because of the EC that was shelved. He should explain to the minister that opening an institute is easier than maintaining the standard and there is no point.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 25 Nov 17, 23:17
LI pls clarify if the decision on NLSIU getting IOE status and 1000 crore is final. It its really unfair to other NLUs .
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Like +2 Object -0 Sarkaari Babu 26 Nov 17, 00:17
The Government will announce 20 (10 each from public and private category) institutions of the status of “IOE” by April 2018. The applications was opened by UGC for obtaining IOE status on 12th September. The registration fee for this application is Rs 1 Crore. However Rs 25 Lakh will be returned to the institution if they are not selected for IOE status.
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Like +0 Object -0 Informer 27 Nov 17, 16:38
Inside information: The 10 public universities likely to get it are the top 5 IITs, top 3 IIMs, JNU and IISC. But there are whispers than NLSIU, NLUD and NALSAR are lobbying to replace one of the IIMs or IITs, with NLSIU as the leading contender. If it happens it will be the biggest moment in the history of NLUs. 1000 crores for just one NLU is a massive amount.
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Like +0 Object -0 Sarkaari Babu 27 Nov 17, 17:26
What about AIIMS Delhi and MAMC Delhi? They should also get top 10 place.
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Like +0 Object -0 Informer 27 Nov 17, 19:35
AIIMS is not eligible due to certain technical reasons. Government will give it funding through other channels.

MAMC is not prestigious enough.
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Like +3 Object -0 Guest 26 Nov 17, 11:12
This is a huge scam. IB extended his tenure just by doing this favour to the minister, despite many petitions against him.

It is high time the SJA shows some guts and protests like in the other NLUs. At the very minimum the SJA should to pass a resolution impeaching him and rejecting his authority as VC, and forward it to the EC. If even this cannot be done then the SJA prez should resign.
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Like +0 Object -1 Guest 28 Nov 17, 11:45
NUJS SJA has not been able to play NLU, Ranchi, NLU, Lucknow and NLU, Bhopal. They are fine with current VC who is involved in number of illegal matters and who cheats every day, only heavens can save NUJS and its future
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Like +1 Object -0 you 28 Nov 17, 13:08
Look around 20 national law schools in the country, you do not find the one like the current VC of NUJS, No stake holder of NUJS is happy with him and nobody wants him to be there, still he is continuing thanks to the English dictionary should coin new words which can further defile and elaborate the words greedy, shameless
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Like +0 Object -0 what is next 28 Nov 17, 15:35
you may shout many, but he is there here for next 5 years as per the EC recommendation last year
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Like +1 Object -1 At last 28 Nov 17, 15:35
oh does it mean that all of us have to suffer for few more years????????????????
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