No proposal to nationalize National Law Universities, minister informs Lok Sabha

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]HE Union Law Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad today informed the Lok Sabha that there was no proposal before the government to nationalize National Law Universities(NLUs).

The management of NLUs is done by them and the academic curriculum and standards are decided by them in consultation with the Bar Council of India, the Minister added.

The Law Minister was responding to a question from Member of Parliament (MP) Maneka Sanjay Gandhi who had sought the following information from the Minister:

(a) whether the government proposes to nationalize the National Law Universities and provide them with the same status as accorded to other National Institutes and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the government is planning to undertake measures to provide an adequate complaint mechanism in NLUs keeping in mind the constant strikes and protests and if so, the details thereof along with the complaints/protests during the last two years; and

(c) whether the Government is proposing to provide uniform academic standards and centralized funding to deal with the problems in the NLUs and if so, the details thereof?

There are a total of 19 NLUs in the country at present.