Tripura to get national law university soon, bill to be tabled during budget session

Tripura will soon have a university of national law and a bill to establish it would be presented to the state legislature during the upcoming budget session, an official in Agartala said.

An official told that academic activities for the state law university would begin in June from Tripura Judicial Academy in Agartala if all went according to plan and later moved to its own campus.

“Details of university capacity, courses would be decided after the law is formed in the state assembly. But for now, we have chosen the ground for setting up the infrastructure of the National University of Law in Agartala,” the official said.

The national law university is coming up next to a government law court in Agartala, which currently has a capacity of 60 students per batch. Founded in 1986, the state-run law college offers a five-year integrated bachelor of law degree.

The official also said Tripura’s Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath had recently asked concerned executives to speed up the process and set up the necessary infrastructure for a full-fledged national law university.

According to the official, a committee composed of Tripura High Court judges, lawyers and government representatives would be formed after the legal proceedings are completed. This committee will consider the process of appointing the vice chancellor for the proposed university of state law and the details of the courses offered there, the official said.

Students are admitted through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), following the standard procedure. Since Biplab Deb’s government came to power in 2018, Tripura has repeatedly reaffirmed its focus on quality education and the national law university is said to be an extra tribute, the official added.

The state government had previously approved the hiring of 40 assistant professors for state general degree colleges and said more proposals for recruiting college faculty members were in the pipeline. An English medium college is expected to be established next academic year.

Sajal Jain
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