- Apprentice Lawyer
Speaking at NALSAR Hyderabad’s 15th Annual Convocation last week, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao announced that the government would grant 22 acres of land to the University.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Faizan Mustafa confirmed to Bar & Bench that the additional land would be near NALSAR’s existing campus in Shamirpet. The land, on which the Judicial Academy currently stands, will be utilised for a staff college, additional hostels, research centres and other facilities.
At the convocation attended by Ramesh Ranganathan, Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, it was also announced that the University would launch a 3-year LL.B. programme.
This course, Prof Mustafa said, would be operated out of a 45,000-square foot campus in the city. The 3-year course will have 50% of its seats reserved for students domiciled in Telangana, and will be fully funded by the state government, the Chief Minister announced. Rao also called for a continuing legal education programme for lawyers.
When asked whether the additional land would result in an increased intake for the 5-year course, Prof Mustafa said that no such plans are in place. NALSAR currently admits 108 students (not including foreign nationals and NRI categories), out of which 22 seats are reserved for students domiciled in the state.