Foundation for Indian Institute of Law laid on KIIT campus
Bhubaneswar: The foundation for Indian Institute of Law (IIL) was laid on KIIT Deemed to be University campus here on Saturday. Unveiling the foundation plaque of the first-of-its-kind institute in India, Supreme Court Judge Justice Uday Umesh Lalit said change is the “only constant” in life. “Continuing education is important in every profession. It is part of everybody’s life. Perhaps, this is the first step which will again imbibe the culture when we will be having more and more such institutes and more and more idea of continuing education taking root in everybody’s mind,” Justice Lalit said.
IIL, being set up by Bar Council of India through its trust (BCIT), will be a model institute of law teachers’ academy for promoting legal education and research along with skill development of law teachers and practising lawyers. The institute will facilitate young law school teachers and advocates to enhance their expertise, professional skills and acumen.
Supreme Court Judges Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai and V Ramasubramanian graced the foundation ceremony. Among others, Sr Advocate and Chairman, Bar Council of India (BCI) & Bar Council of India Trust (BCIT) Manan Kumar Mishra; Odisha Advocate General Ashok Parija; Sr Advocate and Executive Chairman BCIT Debi Prasad Dhal; Associate Managing Trustee, BCIT and Founder, KIIT & KISS Prof Achyuta Samanta were present.
“Establishment of an institute of national importance like IIL in Bhubaneswar is a matter of pride for Odisha,” said Achyuta Samanta.
Legal educationist Prof N L Mitra said the institute will professionalise legal education in the country. “It will be developed as an institute of national character with the motto, ‘Unity, Capacity Building and Justice’,” stated Prof Mitra, a former Chancellor of KIIT Deemed to be University.