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National Committee plans to introduce law lessons in 12 Indian languages in 1000 colleges



A national committee for developing regional languages in legal education has been constituted by the Bar Council of India (BCI) recently. The panel will discuss teaching law in 12 Indian languages in over 1,000 colleges.

The committee, chaired by Justice S A Bobde, former Chief Justice of India, has decided to roll out textbooks for law students in local languages by the 2023-24 academic session. Manan Kumar Mishra, senior advocate, Supreme Court of India and the chairman of BCI, said the committee would ensure the publication in regional languages so that law institutions would not have any difficulty in imparting legal education.

Chamu Krishna Shastry, Chairman, Bharatiya Bhasha Samiti, under the union education ministry, said it is a historic step that will go a long way in making a legal education system rooted in Indian ethos as envisaged in National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.