A team from the Bar Council of India has recently visited the three centres of Delhi University Law Faculty which operates out in different buildings and interacted with various students and teachers all around the campus as the university has embarked on a plan to get a new campus soon that would accommodate all the three existing law centres. A proposal from the university has been sent to the high court for shifting of the law faculty to the adjacent building from where it is presently set up.
The BCI team scrutinized the attendance sheets, course materials and talked to students about their problems in the university. The university officials discussed their elaborate plan on infrastructure of the new separate campus with the BCI team. They proposed their thoughts regarding the faculty strength, qualification of faculty members, students strength etc. to the BCI team so that they can make their report on the basis of provided information.
The law faculty was in trouble recently when the BCI, which is the primary regulatory body for legal education and legal profession in India, de-recognized DU’s law course after its failure to acquire the timely extension of affiliation for its three centres running in the university. But the problem has been sorted out by both the parties and the Law Centre head has amended many of its policies like attendance requirements and course contents to make it compliant with BCI requirements.
The Law Factuality head, Ashwani Kumar Bansal has said that “the current batch of first-year students will be required to have 70 percent aggregate attendance and 65 percent attendance in each paper. The Students would also have to complete at least 32 out of 46 courses to pass.”