HRD Ministry to intervene in BCI’s step to shut down DU’s evening law colleges

The new announcement of BCI (Bar Council of India) related to the evening law colleges followed a protest by Delhi University students. After being heard to close down evening colleges of law, agitated students gathered around BCI’s office to oppose the order.

According to BCI, the condition of some law colleges in the university is not so good. The colleges lack in infrastructure and also, the faculty at these colleges is not up to the mark. Taking this into consideration, BCI has told Delhi University to shut down these colleges. By doing so, around 800 seats would be reduced.

Some students might lose hope after this announcement because DU is one of the cheapest sources to obtain a law degree. Students aspire to obtain the law degree from the university with great reputation. In the current scenario, some students left some good colleges to pursue their legal education from DU. If this decision would be finalized, many students would suffer badly. During the protest, students said they would not want to suffer between the clash of DU & BCI and let their future devastated.

Now, the students union have come in action and are protesting together. Though the union election is going to happen in the next month, the issue is being raised by all the students union together including ABVP, AISA, and NSUI.

Even ABVP-led DUSU (Delhi University Students Union) submitted a memorandum to HRD Ministry and vice-chancellor Yogesh Tyagi to take up the issue of scrapping evening classes for law courses.

According to sources, it has been reported that BCI Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said the seats of DU would not increase until the infrastructure would get better and the students to teacher become 40:1.

According to a meeting held on July 30, BCI said that intake of students should be limited to 300 per center with an additional reservation quota of 148 students. And for the evening colleges, they can continue their classes provided the university has to pay a fine of 2 lakh rupees per year, as the centres were running without approval since 2011.

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