UGC mulls introducing LLB, LLM courses in regional languages

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New Delhi: In line with the National Education Policy that aims to expand the scope of higher education by introducing courses in Indian languages, the University Grants Commission (UGC) plans to begin legal courses too in regional languages. The UGC authorities has reportedly started primary discussions with law colleges that offer LLB and LLM courses.

Meanwhile, the UGC is also considering introducing other under-graduate and post-graduate programmes in regional languages.

UGC Chairman Prof Jagadesh Kumar has already discussed this matter with the Vice Chancellors of various universities.

The Centre intends to introduce legal courses in regional languages as a primary step towards transforming the higher education scenario in the country. “Learning the legal courses in their mother tongues could make the job easier. Lawyers can prepare legal documents in the regional languages of the respective states,” said the UGC authorities. However, the Vice Chancellors have requested that the students should be trained to use English as a communication tool to enable them to interact comfortably, even if the courses are available in regional languages.

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