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Government of India
Ministry of Law and Justice
23 MAR 2023 4:27PM by PIB Delhi
Promotion of legal education amongst female population

The enrollment of students especially women students in legal courses is a matter of their own choice and interest and it depends on other related social and family circumstances which determine the decision of the students.

In order to provide education to students different National Law Universities (NLUs) have adopted different methods. The NLUs provide 'Merit-cum-Means' scholarship, financial aid to its students to support their education. Extra seats are provided under the EWS category in some of NLUs. The Central Government is also sanctioning scholarship to students belonging to SC/ST and physically disabled students through various Central Government Schemes. Some State Governments are also providing scholarship to students belonging to SC/ST/OBC through various State Government Scheme and also providing education loans on very easy terms to these students. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs also provide scholarship to these students.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Law & Justice, Shri Kiren Rijiju, in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.