Cuttack:8/4/21: Finally, Madhusudan Law College,Cuttack one of the oldest and premier Law Colleges in Odisha, is all set to officially become a University from April 28.
The Law University will have jurisdiction over all Law Colleges across the State, said the State Higher Education department in a notification.
As per the notification, the decision to upgrade the law college into a varsity has been taken by the order of the Governor. The department has suppressed the earlier notifications issued on March 3, 2020, and June 11, 2020, in this regard.
“The State Government do hereby alter the territorial jurisdiction of all the existing Universities of the State and establish a new University called “Madhusudan Law University” at Cuttack by upgrading Madhusudan Law College, Cuttack with effect from the 28 April 2021,” the notification
On May 20, 2018, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced that the Madhusudan Law College in Cuttack would be upgraded into a university. “Steps have been taken at the government level to declare Madhusudan Law College as the Law University,” he had said.
In February this year, the Higher Education department had invited applications from eligible candidates for the post of Vice-Chancellor of Madhusudan Law University.