Mumbai, Aug. 14 -- The University of Mumbai (MU) has proposed to bring 21 new colleges in the region, including a skill development institute and four law colleges, under its purview.

The varsity, in its annual plan for the next academic year (2020-21), has provided the slot for a skill development institute at Bhandup-Vikhroli area, while slots for law colleges have been proposed at Juhu, Vile Parle, Dombivli and rural parts of Kalyan taluka.

However, Pradeep Sawant, an MU council member, said that there was no need for new law colleges, especially in Juhu, as there is already a law institute in the area. "We will oppose these law colleges in the council meeting," he said. Sawant also criticised the slots for a traditional arts-science-c...