DU Faculty of Law: Seats for General Students Cut Down to 1033

Published: | July 11, 2017
DU Faculty of Law: Seats for General Students Cut Down to 1033
  • DU Faculty of Law has slashed the seats for general category students in the LLB programme.
  • Total number of seats in the law programmes, including the supernumerary categories, is 2,310.
  • Check out the detailed seat division below.

Law aspirants of the general category will face a tough competition for admission to the Delhi University’s (DU) Faculty of Law as the seats for the general category students have been slashed.

In 2017, the total number of seats in the law programmes, including the supernumerary categories, is 2,310. Supernumerary categories comprise students with physical disabilities, foreign nationals and children of war widows.

The notification regarding this change was issued by DU on July 7, 2017, stating that there will be only 1,033 seats for the candidates of general category from the session 2017-18 as compared to 1,167 seats in 2016. For detailed seat distribution, check the table below.

Reduction in seats for different category students:

Student Category

Seats Before Reduction

Seats After Reduction

OBC

623

552

SC

347

307

ST

173

153

Previously, there were 2,310 seats for General Category, Scheduled Castes, Other Backward Classes and Scheduled Tribes candidates. There were a separate 310 seats for the supernumerary candidates.

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The notification regarding the same was released after much deliberation between the Delhi University Law Faculty and Bar Council of India (BCI). According to sources, the final decision was made to admit 2,310 students for the session 2017-18 as opposed to BCI’s order of taking only 1,440 students.

The BCI argued that no more than 1,440 students can be admitted to DU’s Faculty of Law according to the Legal Education Rules, 2008. The case was then taken to the Delhi High Court that granted the university permission to admit 2,310 students for the LLB programme.

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Details of the division of seats between the three centres of the faculty of law i.e. Law Centre-I, Law Centre-II and Campus Law Centre have not been decided yet.

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