The Bar Council of India is set to promote all the law students to the next year without conducting the examinations. Examinations will however be conducted for the students in their final year of a law degree. The students will be promoted based on the marks obtained in the previous examinations and the internal examinations of the present year. The council has further clarified that after the reopening of the colleges and universities, the institutions may conduct the end semester examinations for the previous year. The council has also stated the students who have been promoted will continue to study in the year to which they have been promoted.
Examination guidelines issued
The students who are unable to clear the examinations to be conducted for the previous semester will have to clear the same before the degree is granted. Those students who have been promoted to the final year LLB course are to clear all the papers in order to obtain their degree.
Online Exams, Project Reports
The final year students of the three and five year LLB programme will be able to appear for online examinations, while the students who have not cleared all the papers of the previous years are to appear for the supplementary exams. Students promoted to the final year can also write a project report or appear in an online examination for the pending/ supplementary papers so that they can clear the course within the given time period.
The law universities have been asked to adopt any other appropriate method required for the final year students which the university feels wise to fulfill the requirements of a regular examination. Universities can allow the students to write a project report or research paper for each paper of the final year or come up with a method to double the internal marks of the semester exams which have been conducted earlier.
Adhere to COVID-19 guidelines
The universities have been asked to follow the COVID-19 protocol and make sure that the social distancing rules are being followed in the university campus and all the classrooms and exam halls are properly sanitized from time to time. The BSI has also added that the safety and health of the students must not be compromised at any cost. The universities have also been instructed to maintain the highest academic standards while conducting the examinations.