Careers360 interviews Dr. Ajay Nathani, Principal of Government Law College, Mumbai. The GLC Mumbai Principal speaks on the importance of practical exposure for law students in shaping their career.

Read the interview of Dr Nathani to know his views on Legal Education in India.



Careers360:  How has the Indian legal education brought a change in the Indian socio-economy in last decade?
Dr Ajay Nathani: About 10-15 years ago when students used to graduate out of law schools they used to start practising in courts. Only now a number of other avenues have opened up for them. The culture of law firms is growing and India is catering to the needs of the world by providing quality legal services at affordable costs. This change has helped the students economically as they get better-paying jobs.

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Careers360: What all changes are needed in the pedagogy in law schools?
Dr Ajay Nathani:Practical aspects are being brought into pedagogy. For example there is a huge emphasis on mooting. Still, I feel when students come out after their final year they are not prepared to face the trials. There are subjects like Evidence Act in which you look at the appreciation of the evidence. Appreciation of evidence is very important for a trial judge to know and equally important for the advocate appearing on behalf of the appellate side. These aspects are not taught as they cannot be taught. So, it is important that students visit the courts or should be taken to courts to understand these aspects. 

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Careers360: There is a feeling that law schools are only producing employees for the corporate sector. Is it so?
Dr Ajay Nathani: I don’t think it is true because it depends on institution to institution. Good institutions get the best students where they are groomed for various roles, which include corporate sector as well as litigation. However, I feel this is not happening in the majority of institutions.

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Careers360: How can an institution help students in choosing the interest area?
Dr Ajay Nathani: I would suggest that during the first year the institution should identify by discussing with the student what his/her area of interest is. If the student wants to make a career as a law officer in the corporate sector he should be groomed that way, while those willing to get into litigation, judiciary or academics should get the required training. 


Careers360: Is there a role for online courses in legal education?
Dr Ajay Nathani: Law is a professional course so I think online education can be an aid but cannot substitute the brick and mortar mode of education. Online education can aid in the regular education but legal field requires a lot of practical knowledge and fieldwork.


Careers360: Could you share your views on Right to Privacy? How does it affect the day-to-day life of an individual?
Dr Ajay Nathani: Right to Privacy was always there in the constitution and now the Supreme Court has recognized it. We cannot deny the fact that in this age of electronic and social media the level of privacy has reduced to a larger extent. But the recognition of this right will bring more awareness about it among the citizens.


Careers360: What all new initiatives are being taken at GLC Mumbai? Anything to improve quality of students?
Dr Ajay Nathani: Some of our students are not good in the English language, and their vocabulary is not very good. For such students, we have started a programme to groom them. A good number of our students go abroad for further education so it important for them to have good knowledge of English.

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which collage should I prefer glc mumbai or ILS pune plz Help me out I m dam confused

Arshi Ahmed 5th Apr, 2020

hello aspirant

well both glc mumbai and ils pune are top law colleges.

in ILS pune you will have a better and a great infrastructure and a nice wheather and even the academics are good .

whereas in Glc mumbai infrastructure is not so good and mumbai is quite exoensive for people and academics when compared it is equally as good as in ILs pune

you should go through students reviews and then make a decision according to your interests.

all the best!


In government law colleges clat mark will prefer or not

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 28th Mar, 2020
CLAT is the entrance examination for all the 22 NLUs across India. For Government Law College, Mumbai, the admission is through MH CET Law. It doesnt accept CLAT scores.

when do addmisson form of LLB government law college of indore is come?

Aakansha david 11th Mar, 2020

Hello Rohit,

The Indore Institute of Law is a premier college in Indore, Madhya Pradesh offering quality education in the field of legal studies in India.

The  admission will be based on CLAT

Eligibility for Law courses (LLB, integrated LLB) at Govt. Law College A.b.road, Indore -

1) 3 year Law Degree Course - A candidate who has graduated in any discipline from a recognized University can appear for L.L.B. course

2) Integrated Degree Program - Candidate must have passed 10+2 Higher Secondary Exam or an exam cosidered to be equivalnt to 10+2 Higher Secondary Exam can enrol for integrated degree program (LLB and a first degree in any other subject).

Candidates who have obtained 10+2 Higher secondary exam certificate or a graduate degree after taking up other courses through distance mode are also considered eligible for integrated degree course. But those candidates who have obtained 10+2 Higher secondary exam certificate or a graduate degree through distance mode or from open universities without any basic qualification are not eligible for admission into law courses.

Minimum marks for admission into law courses -

1) 40% for SC/ST candidates

2) 45% for other candidates

Admission start date - 15 Jan - 30 May, 2020




Can I get admission in government law college in mumbai after clearing CLAT exam?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 5th Mar, 2020


Government Law College, Churchgate offers B.L.S.L.L.B for a duration of five years, admission is done via MH-CET LAW exam, .Candidate needs to have passed 10+2 from a recognized board with 45% aggregate, for reserved categories it's 40%. You can register at (// .last date is tomorrow, exam will be conducted on 12th April, 2020.

The exam will be conducted for duration of two hours in MCQ format with 150 questions from five sections: Legal Aptitude and Legal Reasoning with 40 questions for 40 mark, Mathematical Aptitude with 10 questions for 10 marks, English with 30 questions for 30 marks, Logical and Analytical Reasoning with 40 questions for 40 marks, General Knowledge with Current Affairs carrying  30 questions for 30 marks. Medium will be in English and Marathi.


Im from maharashtra but in 2015 I went to andhra pradesh to complete my 12th (in cbse board) and it was completed in 2017. Now I want pursue Law 5 Year Course right now, Im willing to give Clat and MHCET. will i face any problem to admit in mnlu or glc mumbai considering that im maharashtrian.

Deepshikha Student Expert 2nd Mar, 2020
You will not face any problem in the admission. All you need to do is ace the entrance examination with good score.
In case of government law college(glu),Candidates from Boards other than the Maharashtra State Board of Higher and Secondary Education are required to obtain 5% marks more than the candidates from the Maharashtra State Board in order to be considered for admission.
In case of MNLU,the  reservation criterion is based on the Reservation policy of Government of Maharashtra.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
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