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MU law academy to get own building in Kalina campus

THE ASIAN AGE. | AISHWARYA IYER
Published : Jan 1, 2019, 3:32 am IST
Updated : Jan 1, 2019, 3:33 am IST

Students were complaining about the lack of facilities provided to them as per the promises made by the institute at the time of admission.

Mumbai University
 Mumbai University

Mumbai: The University of Mumbai Law Academy (UMLA), a constituent unit of the varsity, will soon get an independent structure at Kalina campus.

The Asian Age in September had reported how UMLA was yet to get approval from the Bar Council of India (BCI), the apex body for law education in India, for multiple reasons, of which, lack of separate building and basic facilities for students was one. The move is in a way fulfilling the BCI’s guidelines and criteria.

Students were complaining about the lack of facilities provided to them as per the promises made by the institute at the time of admission.

According to them, despite paying fees of Rs 50,000 plus annually, it was injustice not to get anything in return. Moreover, there were only four permanent faculty members while the remaining ones were on temporary basis.

UMLA was established in 2015 and only now, after the appointment of the new vice-chancellor Suhas Pednekar, the further procedure had been approved and passed.

“The VC is responsible behind the approval and transfer of the institute from Fort campus to Kalina campus. It was being dragged without any accountability since the last four years but now, construction work of the new building has almost been finished and shortly, students will be moved,” a senior official said on Tuesday.

UMLA is currently located at the Fort campus of MU, which is being shared by the department of law.

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