University of Mumbai Law academy not functioning well: Parents

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Parents of several students studying under the University of Mumbai’s Law Academy have written to the varsity officials, state government and the office of the Prime Minister raising concerns over the poor functioning of the academy.

In the letter, parents have raised concerns like lack of a permanent Director and teaching staff, poor condition of classrooms, lack of a designated library and the absence of a separate Board of Studies.

“The university is charging Rs 50,000 annually. Despite this, some of the basic requirements are not provided such as a library as prescribed by the Bar Council. The institute has no permanent director at the moment and is running on an ad-hoc basis. Despite several requests, neither the university nor the state government officials are looking into the issue. We are now forced to do a gherao-and-fast-unto-death if we get no response,” said Bhushan Virkar, a parent.

Dr Devanand Shinde, acting V-C, MU, said the varsity is trying to resolve the issue. “We have taken a few good decisions in this regard which will be communicated soon,” he said.

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