Bhubaneswar: The Indian Institute of Law (IIL) is to be set up in Bhubaneswar. The socio-legal research institute will be established in a joint partnership of the city-based Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University and BAR Council Of India (BCI). This was informed during a joint press meet of BAR Council of India Through BCI Trust (BCIT) and KIIT held in Delhi today.
The IIL will be set in Bhubaneswar with an aim to promote advanced studies and research in law so as to meet the social, economic, and other needs of the Indian people, to promote systematization of law, to encourage and conduct investigations in legal and allied fields, to improve legal education, to impart instructions in law, and to publish studies, books, periodicals, etc.
According to sources, the KIIT University will provide 2.5 lakh square feet of land to set up the institute. Besides, it would bear 40 per cent expenses of the infrastructure.
Initially, as many as five departments will be introduced in the institute, added the source.
Founder of Industrial Technology (KIIT); Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Dr. Achyuta Samanta, who also attended the press meet today, said, “A landmark in the history of legal education in India takes its roots in Odisha as the Bar Council of India through its trust (BCIT) has taken the initiative to establish the “Indian Institute of Law (IIL).”
“It is important to mention here that currently there is no training institute in Law to cater to the needs for skill development of law teachers and advocates, and IIL will be a watershed institute to enhance their expertise, professional skill and acumen,” he added.
Samanta further said that it is a matter of pride for India and Odisha and I look forward to bring this initiative to its fruition.