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Uttar Pradesh Has Maximum Private and Government Law Colleges: Union Law Ministry Data

Lawstreet Journal 30 Mar 2022 4:00am

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Replying to a Parliamentary question, the Union Law Ministry shared the data of the number of Law Colleges and Universities in India, while in the Lok Sabha. A total number of 317 law colleges and universities both run by the Private and Government sectors are there in Uttar Pradesh. While, Maharashtra has 198 and Madhya Pradesh has 156. The data for various such colleges all over India, was revealed. 

It was said recorded that Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of Government Law Colleges at 68, while Uttar Pradesh has the highest private law colleges at 223. Highest number of Private Law Universities are in Rajasthan at 38, while Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of Government Law Universities at 20. States such as Goa and Mizoram were reported to have no Private Law Colleges. 

The Union Law Ministry replied and presented the data to a question which was asked by M Selvaraj, CPI (M) Member of Parliament from the Nagapattinam Constituency. It was also highlighted, during the same discussion, that the responsibility of filling of vacancies in such colleges/universities is for the respective Institutes themselves, and that no data is maintained centrally with regard to the same.

The Union Law Minister upon being asked whether there were any proposals to set up new law institutes replied that there were none for consideration yet. 

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