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Panel to inspect law college

Jamshedpur, April 29: Jamshedpur Co-operative Law College may soon be granted permanent affiliation by the Bar Council of India if the team arriving here finds the current educational facilities satisfactory.

The team is expected to arrive here after attending a seminar in Ranchi on May 3 and 4.

Currently functioning on a temporary affiliation of three years, the law college operates from the Jamshedpur Co-operative College premises.

With permanent seats for holding classes and appointment of five teachers through the Jharkhand Public Service Commission examination, the authorities believe they have met the requirement of strict adherence to rules and regulations set by the national body.

Procurement of a permanent affiliation would help the law college earn grants to develop facilities at the institute. “We are also working hard on the improvement of teaching in our college. With the appointment of new teachers, things look bright on the education front,” said B.N. Jha, the principal of the Jamshedpur Co-operative Law College.

The college also proposes to start two new courses — a two-year LLM (Master of Law) and an integrated five-year course with joint approval from the Ranchi University and the Bar Council of India.

The college proposes to start with 20 seats for the LLM course and 80 seats for the five-year integrated course. Once granted affiliation, the college would initiate talks with local industries to take in students on an annual basis.

“It would be great if the college gets a permanent affiliation, but the quality of students has to go up to ensure a disciplined development of the faculty,” said K.K. Sharma, a senior professor of zoology, Jamshedpur Co-operative College.

“It is rather unlucky that the college is yet to obtain a permanent affiliation and we suffered the most. But hopefully things will get better for the next batch,” said a final-year student, on condition of anonymity.

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