Indian Institute of Management - Shillong (IIM-Shillong) is planning to introduce law courses.

Last Updated: 2011-07-22T00:14:00+05:30

IIM-Shillong Plans to Offer Law Courses

Guwahati: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – Shillong is planning to introduce law courses. Presently, the course modules are being discussed and feature like a one-year diploma or a two-year master’s course is being explored.
As per sources, the institute in conversation with a renowned law university in order to introduce these courses. Also, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the university will be inked soon. Ashoke K Dutta, IIM Shillong Director has said that such courses are there in Germany. He said they are also discussing with some law universities and exploring the chances of having such courses. This course will be beneficial for judicial officers and managers.
According to a senior official of IIM this is entirely a new concept. He said that they will have to recruit faculties for this course. He added that there is scope and feels there will be enough takers. Besides, in foreign countries, management institutes imparting one year diploma in law are doing well. He mentioned that they are yet to finalize the intake of the students for this course.
He pointed that as managers there are people who want to have working knowledge regarding the law of the land especially commercial and business law. On the other hand, there are many judicial officers working for corporates and want to understand the management principles, so this course will cater to both these groups.
Every year, numerous students from northeast region move to South India, Pune and New Delhi to pursue law courses. The migration rate from the northeast to these cities has increased by 12 times, with over 4.15 lakh people from the region leaving over the past six years in quest to pursue higher education.
- By Archana Sharma
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