The Delhi High Court issued notice to the Bar Council of India (BCI), to NOT enroll students from law department of Delhi University as advocates, despite they possessing genuine degrees.
In a move that could put the career of more than 2000 students at stake, the Delhi High Court issued notice to the Bar Council of India (BCI), a judiciary body that regulates legal education in the country, to NOT enroll students from law department of Delhi University as advocates, despite they possessing genuine degrees.
Over 1000 students who passed out from three centres of DU’s Law colleges this year, have their futures uncertain, in spite of having real degrees.
The decision was taken by Delhi HC as a result of failed updation of affiliation as per BCI’s Legal Education Rules.
“Yes, we are not giving enrolment to the pass outs from Delhi University this year.
In view of the BCI resolution, they have become ineligible for enrolment as the Law Faculty failed to obtain extension of approval of affiliation from BCI to run LLB course in its three centres since academic year 2011-2012,” BCD Honorary Secretary Puneet Mittal quoted. Students in the final year and other years are agitated and extremely disappointed with the decision.
Despite assurances of resolving the issue, from the administrators of Delhi University, more than 2000 students have decided to protest, if nothing concrete comes up to save their career. BCI also stated that it’s been a long time since DU got a law centre inspected. “We have also received complaints about lack of infrastructure, teachers, and timings of the law centres of Delhi University,” BCI Chairman said.
The law faculty of Delhi boasts of an alumni list that includes Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, ex HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, Supreme Court judge Rohington Nariman, ex Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati, and many more. The question that arises here is whether Delhi HC will accept the plea of more than 2000 students, whose career is at stake, or will it stand by law and take strict action against the University.