So, finally, Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Mumbai will start functioning from the coming 2015-16 session from a temporary building from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences campus at Deonar at Mumbai. It is yet to get its own regular premises, so it has chosen the above temporary premises to start its classes from the coming academic session.
MNLU Mumbai will be conducting its own Maharashtra National Law University Admission Test (MNLUAT) as an All India Entrance Test for admission to Under Graduate (integrated five years course for LL.B Hons.) and One-Year Post Graduate Programmes in Legal Pedagogy & Research (LL.M) for the academic year 2015-16. The MNLUAT is likely to be conducted on 7th June 2015. The number of seats are 25 seats for LL.B. course and 4 seats for the LL.M. course. Further details for the MNLU Admission Test 2015 can be seen here.
MNLU Mumbai has started its own website.
Tilak Marg had earlier reported that MNLU Mumbai does not have land, building, funds and teaching staff, and that yet it wants to start this year. So, now it has got a temporary building in TISS Mumbai premises. It does not appear to be having a regular faculty; when you click on the Faculty link on its website, it leads nowhere. On the other hand, the website merely shows a link for Application for Teaching Staff, clearly showing that there is no faculty at this moment. Yes, it has the Chancellor Mr. Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla, Judge, Supreme Court of India, and the Vice-Chancellor Shri Bhavani Prasad Panda. Even the number of seats being offered for the first academic session is a meagre 25, which also includes reservation for various categories. True, may be due to the attraction of the NLU name, students may still apply, notwithstanding the fact that as of today it has no infrastructure and facilities or even faculty of its own.