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Law varsity sets admission ball rolling

Ranchi, Nov. 1: Here’s good news for law aspirants. The National University of Study and Research in Law has invited applications for admission to its five-year integrated BA (Honours) LLB (Honours) programme, set to begin from December.

The last date for submitting applications is November 15. Students are required to apply with their name, father’s name, CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2010 roll number and rank, category and state of domicile. Further details are available on the varsity’s website, www.nusrlranchi.com.

This year, the law varsity will offer only 50 seats, 25 each for Jharkhand and outside candidates.

The 25 state seats are divided into 13 general, six ST, three SC, two EBC and one BC while the 25 outside seats are reserved for 12 general, four SC, two ST and seven OBC students.

Vice chancellor A.K. Koul told The Telegraph that they were hopeful of getting quality students from both the state and outside.

“About 18,000 students appeared for CLAT this year and, as per merit list and reservation provisions, only 800 have got admissions at different national law universities across the country. We will have no problem in getting 50 quality students for the first batch,” said Koul.

The varsity has is also aggressively pursuing the appointment of faculty members for the said course. “We have received as many as 195 applications for the posts of faculty members. We intend to recruit at least eight on contractual basis now. We shall start holding interviews for final selection by the third week of November,” Koul said.

The city office of the national law varsity started functioning a fortnight back from high court staff quarter No. 14, opposite Central School, Doranda. Classes will temporarily be held at BIT, Mesra, 15km from the capital. A permanent campus will come up on the same premises. Thirty-nine acres have been earmarked for the purpose.

The eight new faculty members to be appointed by the varsity will be in addition to Koul and associate professor Alok Kumar Gupta, an expert in political science and international relations.

Koul is an eminent scholar of international repute who served at Delhi University for 40 years. He achieved the distinction of being the head and dean of the faculty of law. He was also the vice chancellor of National Law University, Jodhpur, from 2004 to 2007. His contribution to legal academics has been reflected by his publications of over 100 articles in national and international journals, and 13 books. He has been visiting professor to foreign universities (Washington Law School, Hartford Law School, Michigan Law School and Duke University Law School). He has also served as consultant to United Nations, UGC, UPSC and the Government of India.

Gupta is a Doctorate from JNU, Delhi. He did his LLM in business law from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. He has served National Law University, Jodhpur, for over nine years.

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