Agartala: Tripura has decided to open a second National Law University (NLU) in the Northeast after Assam to provide the best quality law education to the promising students of the region with the increasing interest in the subject among youngsters besides, medical, engineering and management studies.
Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma holding the portfolio of finance said today that the proposed budget for education in next financial year has increased by 10 percent intending to develop higher education infrastructure in Tripura, which will not only attract the students from neighbouring states, also, from the surrounding countries.
He pointed out that a large number of students every year get admission in different professional courses apart from medical and engineering. The state government has targeted to arrest the outflow of students for higher studies and obtaining a law degree is one of them. As a result, a proposal has been sent to Ministry of Law to allow Tripura to set up an NLU.
“India has 23 NLUs and Kolkata and Guwahati are the nearest but if Tripura starts NLU with diverse courses on legal education along with five years integrated course and specialisation, a large number of students of the region and to provide scope for the students of other states. We have two medical colleges, NIT, state engineering college and private engineering colleges and if we can have a law university, people will come to Tripura for study,” Dev Varma said.
He further pointed out that the state government targeted to monetise the large greenery for tourism purposes by using green technology and organic methods for agricultural production. To preserve and promote tribal culture to attract tourists from outside several initiatives have been undertaken and a national modern art gallery is proposed to be set up at Pushpabanta Palace (old Raj Bhawan).