P.V.V. Murthi

Official announcement yet to be made by the government

Prospectus for B.L. course has Vellore in

the list of colleges

The college will have 80 seats

VELLORE: While there has been no official announcement about the starting of the Government Law College in Vellore from the academic year 2008-09, candidates who obtained the prospectus for the 3-year B.L. course from The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai were surprised to find the name, Government Law College, Vellore in the list of colleges for which applications were issued from June 23.

The list includes the Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai (321 seats), Government Law College, Madurai (181 seats), Government Law College, Tiruchirapalli (200 seats), Government Law College, Coimbatore (200 seats), Government Law College, Tirunelveli (200 seats), Government Law College, Chengalpattu (80 seats) and finally, Government Law College, Vellore (80 seats). The prospectus states that in the case of Government Law College, Vellore, candidates can obtain applications either from the Registrar, The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, or the Principals of any Government Law Colleges.

When asked about this, Durai Murugan, Public Works Department and Law Minister confirmed to The Hindu that the Government Law College would be started in Vellore from the academic year 2008-2009.

He said that a Special Officer had already been appointed to take necessary steps for the starting of the college in Vellore from the current academic year. He has been asked to look for premises for starting the first year B.L. classes and to look for sites for constructing a building for the Government Law College in Vellore. The Minister said he proposed to ask the officials of The Dr. Ambedkar Law University to meet the Higher Education Secretary and request him to allot space in the Government College of Education, Vellore for starting the first year B.L. classes in the proposed Government Law College, Vellore this year. He said that he had identified about three sites for the law college building, and has asked the Special Officer to inspect them. “I will finalise the site during my visit to Vellore on June 28,” he said.

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