Around 150 first year law students in Delhi University were debarred from appearing in exams on grounds of short attendance. Moreover, DU faculty has detained around 250 law students due to less than 70 percent attendance. Students says that their career is hit badly as they will have to reappear in the entrance examination for fresh admission.
Delhi University Law Students detained
The Delhi University started the semester exams on Tuesday but didn’t allow the first year students to sit in the exams. A first year law student told that he dont know how much is his attendance but he does not got the admit card as his name was in the list of students with less than 70 percent attendance. He added that he is no longer a student of Delhi University and will have to again appear in the entrance exam for admission.
Delhi University Law Students filed petition against Law Faculty
The shortage and attendance and not appearing in the exams is the problem for first year students only. Last year also, Delhi University gave a provision to law students to appear in the exams. Students said that they will hold a protest against the faculty for putting their future at risk. Some Delhi University students have also filed a petition against the faculty on this issue.
The Bar Council of India has set the attendance norms for law students which says 70 percent attendance is mandatory for appearing in exams. Also, the students who fail to maintain 70 percent attendance will not be allowed to sit in the exams. Students of first year, who are detained due to lack of attendance, will need to again appear in the entrance exam for admission. DU has cancelled the admission of such students as per the BCI rule for legal education.
The Bar Council of India rule states that law students need to maintain at least 70 percent attendance to be eligible to appear in the exams. Delhi university conducts the DU LLB entrance exam for admission to 3 years LLB course. Students who are detained from law programmes will have to appear in the DU LLB entrance exam 2018.