NLSIU now offers admission to 80 students, which includes five foreign nationals for its five-year B.A. - L.L.B programme. From next academic year 160 candidates would be able to study at this prestigious law school.
The law school is aiming to put in place adequate infrastructure to maintain high standards. The new classrooms should get ready by this year and more faculties need to be hired so that when the intake becomes double, the standard of the law school remain unchanged.
The intake capacity was a pending issue for long. On doubling the intake, the law school will witness more students encouraged to join the legal profession, and this will definitely cut down the annual fee per student. At present, NLSIU charges an annual fee of around Rs 1.72 lakh for general category students.
In addition to this, the Law school propose to launch a new dedicated master's programme in teaching law. There are alumni who want to join back and teach at the law school. This will help in overcoming the shortage of faculties.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that every state will soon witness an establishment of National law university. The Union law and justice minister will be meeting the vice-chancellors of leading national law universities on 13 June 2011 to discuss the proposed National Law Schools Bill.