BITS Pilani to launch 'new age' law school in Mumbai from Aug 2023
Mumbai | Published : March 09, 2023
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)
Pilani, Rajasthan, will foray into legal education with the BITS Law School
offering 'new age' courses in Greater Mumbai from this year, an official said
here on Thursday.
Starting with an interim location in Powai, it will
later move to a 63-acre residential 'green campus', with zero-carbon footprint
and state-of-the-art facilities, designed by eminent architect Hafeez Contractor
in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), being built at a cost of Rs 1,500
Among the specialisations that will be taught in BITS Law School
are Technology and Media Law; Entertainment and Sports Law; Corporate and
Financial Law; and Alternate Dispute Resolution and Mediation, reimagining all
aspects of legal education.
Starting from August 2023, the BITS Law
School will conduct the popular five-year integrated degree programmes -- BA LLB
(Hons) and BBA LLB (Hons) -- with a flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum,
strong digital underpinning, emphasis on empathy and creativity in learning,
etc. with scholarships for deserving students.
Kumar Mangalam Birla,
Chairman of Aditya Birla Group and BITS Pilani's Chancellor, said the BITS Law
School will address contemporary and emerging problems of local and global
significance, inspired by the National Education Policy and soaring aspirations
of the youth.
The BITS Law School has an Advisory Council comprising
former Chief Justice of India Justice U.U. Lalit, former Supreme Court Justice
B. N. Srikrishna, and other prominent personalities from the legal fraternity,
while Ashish Bharadwaj will be the founding Dean.
The law students here
will gain access to more than 1,70,000 BITS Pilani Alumni network spanning 55
countries, leading law firms, business houses, banks, research organisations and
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