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Untold stories of Law Colleges with grant-in-aid in Karnataka

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Untold stories of Law Education in Karnataka

Inspite of the rule of law as an inevitable part of democracy, legal education not only educates the professional advocates but also judiciary, the law makers and the public. The scant respect shown to legal education only indicates a complete absence of regard for democracy.

The law teachers are worst sufferers. In no other faculty there are such disparities of salaries. Law teacher in government law colleges and aided law colleges gets UGC scale and those who are working in Private Law Colleges are paid depending upon financial soundness of the management. This is applicable to non-teaching faculty also.

There are 92 law colleges in Karnataka State, out of which 5 are government colleges and 8 colleges which are run by private management are receiving grant-in-aid. There are about 19 private law colleges which are run by private management which were scheduled for grant in aid, and to receive financial assistance by the government order dated Nov 28, 2012.

The committee recommended 24 law colleges existing then are eligible for grant-in-aid scheme. However, the BJP government considered the matter and issued an order on 28th November 2012 including 19 law colleges to grant-in-aid. If the Journey of these 19 law colleges are seen, the efficiency is well exhibited.

The list of colleges included in grant-in-aid with year of establishment:

  1. Vaikuntabaliga law college, Udupi, - 1957
  2. Vidyodaya law college, Tumkur - 1958
  3. Saraswathi law college, Chitradurga - 1965
  4. R.L.Law college, Davangere - 1968
  5. VV Puram law college, Bangalore - 1968
  6. Vidyavardhaka law college, Mysore - 1974
  7. SDM law college, Mangalore - 1973
  8. Manvi law college, Gadag - 1974
  9. G.K.law college, Hubli - 1974
  10. SCAB law college, Raichur - 1974
  11. R.V.Bidap law college, Bidar - 1975
  12. Vunki Sannarudrappa Law College, Bellary - 1975
  13. B.V.Bellad law college Belgaum - 1975
  14. KPES law college,Dharwad - 1975
  15. KLE society's law college, Bangalore - 1975
  16. Anjuman Law College, Bijapur - 1980
  17. J.S.S.Law college, Mysore - 1982
  18. Vivekananda Law college, Bangalore - 1983
  19. Hurikadli ajja law college, Dharwad - 1983

Even though there are provisions when ever such reservations are not followed in other departments, grant-in-aid released on condition backlog as on the date should be fulfilled in the subsequent recruitments. Contrary to this existing practice, the social welfare department is taking different view where the files are struck.

Now, the purpose here is to draw the attention of the government, the public and the media to condemn prevailing injustice and the precarious service condition of teachers as well non-teaching in the unaided private law colleges.

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