The State Government on Wednesday notified establishment of Madhusudan Law University in Cuttack.
The Higher Education Department said that in exercise of the powers conferred by the Odisha Universities Act, 1989, the Government altered the territorial jurisdiction of all existing universities of the State and established a new university called the Madhusudan Law University by upgrading the Madhusudan Law College, Cuttack with effect from June 1, 2020.
All existing Government and private law colleges except constituent law colleges of different universities shall be affiliated to the new university.
The Madhusudan Law College established in 1869 with a diploma course has been offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and an integrated BA LLB course.
In 2018, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had said the State Government was planning to upgrade the law college into a university.