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DU holds its ground in law course derecognition.

A day after Delhi University's Faculty of Law was jolted by the Bar Council of India ( BCI) decision to derecognise the law courses offered by the varsity, the Dean of Faculty of Law maintained they have followed all the rules and were in the process of replying to BCI. Dean Ashwani Kumar Bansal said the first letter from BCI, wanting to inspect the law department, was sent to them on September 3. " We had time till December 31 to reply, but they sent a letter again this week, saying the previous letter had a typographical error. On Thursday they said they were referring to the batch of 2013- 14 for cancellation of enrolment, and that they were derecognising the courses. It is like they have dropped a bomb," said Bansal.

The BCI letter to DU says, " In absence of extension of approval of affiliation of these law centres, the students who were admitted in the sessions 2011- 12 onward and passed out from the academic year 2013- 14 are not eligible for enrolment as advocates. You are therefore advised to take appropriate action..." The BCI had also said that there were earlier communications sent to the law faculty in 2010, informing that all the three centres should apply to BCI for extension of approval for affiliation beyond the academic year 2010- 11.

Bansal said he is writing a letter to BCI requesting them to continue with the registration of LL. B. students from the three centers.

Meanwhile, students thronged the centre with complaints that the BCI has told the Delhi Bar Council not to enroll students passing out from the faculty.

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Date:Sep 27, 2014
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