Bengaluru: NLSIU to launch 3-year programme for graduates | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) will introduce a three-year LLB programme that will be open for graduates from any discipline. This qualifying programme is different from LLM which is open only for aspirants who have a bachelor’s degree in law.
Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy, vice-chancellor, made the announcement at the 29th convocation of the university. After its successful experiment with the five-year LLB programme 30 years ago, NLSIU will launch the programme, ‘Interdisciplinary 3-year LLB embedded in an experiential learning pedagogy’ in July 2022.

“The university has got necessary approvals from the regulatory authorities and governing bodies. The inaugural batch will begin their education in July 2022. We have assembled the best faculty team to redevelop India’s oldest academic law degree, and we invite the brightest and the best graduates from any discipline to join us as we set out to radically transform legal education yet again,” the VC said.
The institute will seek 12 more acres of land from the government to increase its student strength to 2,200 from the current 660 and faculty strength to 115 from 40. NLSIU plans to construct 90,000 sqft classroom and learning spaces, and 2,50,000 sqft of residential facilities.
As announced in its Inclusion and Expansion Plan 2021-25, NLSIU will bring in reservation for OBC, EWS and women too, apart from the Karnataka domicile quota that is already introduced.
“We also aim to develop a research faculty cadre to recruit scholars dedicated to path-breaking research, and re-organise research publications to achieve and sustain internationally peer-recognised scholarly output,” said the VC.
The university is in the final stages of securing its largest capital grant ever: the Infosys Foundation has approved a Rs 5 crore grant to redevelop the Shri Narayan Rao Melgiri National Law Library to augment the capacity, redevelop and rezone the library and its surroundings, and adopt a digital learning and inclusion initiative.

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