Sunday, April 05, 2009

HNLU in trouble?

An article ('Its own course') in the current issue of Outlook discusses the present situation at the Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur where the student community is on an indefinite strike calling for the resignation of the Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) M.K. Srivastava. According to a website which has been set up - http://www.revivehnlu.com/ - the Vice-Chancellor has issued an indefinite shutdown of the University, and electricity and water has been cut to the hostels. I am not aware of any further developments. The HNLU situation is certainly a serious one, and at a time when law schools seem to mushrooming all over the country (for instance, the recent National Law University, Delhi and the upcoming Jindal Global Law School, Haryana), this may be a timely reminder that we need to not only build new institutions but also to sustain them.

2 comments:

Red said...

Being a "NLU" there was also a counter group to the striking students who have put up their allegations here.

http://rethinkabouthnlu.blogspot.com/
I'm not sure how much credence to give to either side, but the problems they cite seem to spread beyond the specific institution.

The striking students also have a series of graphics comparing the various "national" law schools which are interesting in of themselves

http://www.revivehnlu.com/statistics.htm

ashish goel said...

the news was really important for not only HNLU concerned students but for all law students across country. however, my suggestion would be to call off the strike and have a chair discussion with the college authorities and meet some resolution. after all, it is the future of students that is at stake and not the reputation of the university