The State government would formally hand over a plot of land to the National Law University at Mawpdang-Mawkhanu in New Shillong area tomorrow for setting up of the permanent campus of the university.
The plot of land will be handed over by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice Justice Sanjib Banerjee who is also the Chancellor of the NLU, Meghalaya.
The National Law University, Meghalaya is currently functioning from the temporary campus at Mayurbhanj Complex, Nongthymmai here since July 10 this year.
The State government has allocated Rs 25 crore for infrastructure development at the temporary campus, of which Rs 19 crore has already been utilised.
The courses offered are BA LLB, BS LLB, BBA LLB (all five-year Dual Degree Law Programmes after Class 12) and Post Graduate Programme in Law (LL.M (Major in Corporate Law).
Prof. Indrajit Dube, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Meghalaya, has informed that 50 per cent of the seats in the university is reserved for the residents of the State.
National Law Universities are among the most prestigious law schools in the country. At present, there are 26 National Law Universities across the country.
Except for National Law University, Delhi, which has its entrance test called the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET), admissions to National Law Universities are made through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).