IGNOU Law School to start distance education
New Delhi, June 12: Indira Gandhi National Open University's School of Law will commence imparting legal education through distance mode, Vice Chancellor V N Rajaskekharan Pillai said.
The Law School will also start planning for development of four year LLB course and efforts will be made to get the recognition of Bar Council of India, he said.
It has prepared an ambitious five year plan for a number of programmes that include development of material for training of subordinate judiciary, continuing legal education for new teachers, M Phil and Ph D Progamme and creating a culture of legal research in India.
Law School Director Srikrishna Deva Rao said the School will start preparatory work for development of post graduate programme in Law with inter-disciplinary courses of international relevance and three year BA programme in Law to create legal awareness.
The development of legal literacy programmes will be the main focus of the law school, he added.
''The Law school is intending to work in collaboration with the National Legal Literacy Mission to design and develop curriculum, courses and awareness programmes for legal literacy,'' Mr Rao said.
Prof Pillai said educational, video material and multimedia learning kits would form an integral part of learning packages.
''Law teaching and research institutes in different parts of the country may be identified as study centres,'' he added.
Recently a brainstorming session was organised by the Law School to prepare a road map for Open and Distance Learning Initiatives in legal education.