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DU Executive Council Gives Nod for Setting Up New Law Centres
- Executive Council of Delhi University will set up new law centres as well as a new hostel in North Delhi.
- The council cleared the appointments of 126 teachers in Law Faculty.
The Executive Council of the University of Delhi has given approval for setting up two new law centres at the academic block in the Maurice Nagar area and a women hostel in North Delhi.
In the meeting that took place on February 01, 2018, the highest decision-making authority of the varsity cleared the appointments of six teachers in Patel Chest Institute, 14 in the education faculty and 146 in the law faculty. The two law centres will come up in Suratmal Vihar and Dwarka. The new law centres will increase the existing seats in law courses offered by Delhi University.
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Recently, a petition has been filed in High Court by a second-year law student against DU’s irregularity in the allocation of seats in LLB course. The petitioner claimed that over 500-700 (30%) students who seek admission in law courses are not serious about their education. These students merely join law courses at DU to avail hostel facility or prepare for competitive examinations. With a target to pass the exams, these students just rely on study guides, the petitioner claimed.
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The petitioner further claimed that practical experience and in-depth understanding of a topic is possible only by referring to case studies. However, 30% students do not refer case studies and rely on study materials. Therefore, these students will not have necessary skills required to become a lawyer, commented the petitioner.
The Law Faculty of DU was also involved in a controversy after detaining first-year law students due to the shortage of attendance.