After a round of argument between Delhi University and Bar Council of India (BCI) over reduction of seats in law courses, it was finalised that the decision will be implemented from next academic session.
BCI Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said that it has been decided to implement the decision from the next academic session and not this year, giving one year relaxation to both DU and the students.
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The same was mentioned b Mr. S C Raina who is the Dean of Law Faculty at Delhi University, in his undertaking.
DU has been asked to close down the law colleges offering courses to the students during the evening shift.
After an adverse report was submitted by a BCI committee regarding the infrastructure and quality of education provided to its law students, BCI decided to close down law teaching provided by DU colleges.
Currently, the number of students enrolled at DU for evening law classes are 800. BCI’s decision to close down evening classes was not welcomed by the students and after a huge round of protests, it was decided that DU evening law classes will only be provided to the existing second and third-year students.
Standing Committee of the Bar Council took the above mentioned decision today. After failing to seek timely extension of the affiliation of its three centres, namely Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-I and Law Centre-II, it was decided by BCI to derecognise DU’s law course back in the year 2014.
However, this was also put to a halt after DU had claimed that it will be shifting to a new building with adequate space for the faculty to run properly.