Haryana to have a National Law University
The National Capital Region (NCR) will soon get a National Law University, which will be set up at the Rajiv Gandhi Education City in Sonepat. The University will aim at evolving and imparting comprehensive legal education to achieve excellence in all branches of law and its allied disciplines.
The education city will be spread over 1,500 acres close to the Delhi border on NH-1. The huge campus aims to get top-class infrastructure and support services to attract the best educational institutes to set up their campuses here. The state government aims to get institutes specializing in trade, commerce, IT, science, engineering, technology, medicine and bio-technology.
In the National Law University, a minimum of 25 per cent seats for admission in the University will be reserved for students of the state. One fifth of the total seats reserved for Haryana domicile shall be reserved for the wards of land owners whose land has been acquired under Land Acquisition Policy of the Government for Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Sonepat.
The admission for these one fifth seats will be made on the basis of merit in Common Law Admission Test. The reservation policy of the state government will be applicable for Haryana domicile students. According to the statement of objects and reasons to enact this law, there is a need for trained law personnel in academia, litigation, corporate practice, government and civil society.
This University will be developed as a centre of excellence to organize advanced studies and research in all branches of law, to liaise with institutions of higher learning and research in India and abroad and to award degrees, titles and diploma in legal education. At present, there are 14 National Law Schools or Universities all over India which have earned a name and recognition across the boundaries.
The setting up of the National Law University also aims at improvement in access to quality legal education and to develop a serious research tradition that is globally competitive and to give rise to sustainable law training, the House was told. The Governor of Haryana will be the Chancellor of the University.