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Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Monday signed an agreement with Bengaluru-based National Law School of India University (NLSIU) for setting up PA Sangma Fellowship for Legal and Policy Research.

The PA Sangma Fellowship for Legal and Policy Research will allow students of NLSIU for undertaking research activities in Meghalaya, officials said.

The fellowship will help the students in gaining experience on the current challenges of law and policy, besides providing capacity building programmes and training for law officers and officials of other departments of the government, they said.

“This will be a great learning experience for the fellows because the transition they would have made from the classroom environment to understanding the ground realities of law and policy in implementation, is something which is important,” said Law Minister James PK Sangma.

PA Sangma was the former chief minister of Meghalaya and Speaker of Lok Sabha. His son Conrad is the current chief minister of the state, the other son, James, is a minister and daughter Agatha is a Member of Parliament.

NLSIU vice-chancellor Sudhir Krishnaswamy highlighted the need for providing greater exposure to students, which will allow them to gain a practical experience for the future.

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