Delhi High Court: No seat cuts for LLB orders the High Court; DU will intake 2310 students as always
NEW DELHI: All Delhi University (DU) Law aspirants can now breathe a sigh of relief. The Delhi High Court announced on Wednesday that DU will intake 2,310 students for the LLB course as always.
The High Court benched by Justice Manmohan and Justice Vinod Goel, gave an interim order, which allows Delhi University to take 2,310 students as against 1,440 proposed by the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) for the 2017-18 academic session.
A PIL was raised by lawyer Joginder Kumar Sukhija against the seat cut proposed by BCI.
The Delhi High Court Bench said, “Don’t reduce the number of seats. Students want to study, let them study. DU has been teaching 2,310 students till now. You (BCI) decided to reduce the seats to half. We need time to decide the case. Till then let 2,310 study.”
They also said to BCI, “Their (DU) faculty is one of the best in the court (for the course), they provide best facilities... Give them a chance.”
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The next hearing in this case will be held on August 21, 2017.
With improved infrastructure and an increase in the number of faculty members, DU had opposed the seat cut by BCI.
In the PIL it was mentioned that a lot of law aspirants would be affected if the seat cut was implemented. It also said that the public money utilized for grant will not be put to its best use.
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There has been trouble brewing between the DU's Law Faculty and the BCI since 2014 for not following the BCI's rules and instructions with respect to the DU's infrastructure and the student intake.
There has been a protest from the law aspirants as well regarding the seat cut by BCI.