Maharashtra government is planning to start two specialized law universities in state akin to Bangalore based National Law School of India University (NLSIU). The state government has also planned to initiate admissions in these two universities from the upcoming academic year.
The state cabinet will be discussing the proposals for approval of two universities, Mumbai Law University in Uttan and Maharashtra Law University in Aurangabad.
The universities will have a five-year course designed for the students with the help of legal experts. The state higher and technical education department has proposed to rope in imminent retired judges to head these institutions.
The students will have to appear for the common law admission test (CLAT) for admissions to the universities, reported Times of India.
The Uttan campus will come up on a campus already used for the judicial training academy. The Maharashtra government will spend over Rs 170 crore for the facility.