No seat cuts in Law faculty of DU, says Delhi High Court


A major relief to all the students those aspiring to join Delhi University Law faculty, as the High court on Wednesday in an interim order, allowed the university to take 2,310 students against the BCI’s cap of 1,440 students for academic year 2017-18.

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During the hearing 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.”

In reply to the concerns raised by BCI regarding the facilities provided by DU, Bench said, “Their (DU) faculty is one of the best in the court (for the course), they provide best facilities. Give them a chance.”

The court’s order came on a PIL by lawyer Joginder Kumar Sukhija against the BCI’s decision to cut the number of seats. The PIL has claimed that a large number of students would be affected if the seats were reduced.

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Since 2014, DU’s Law Faculty is having issues with the BCI for not following BCI’s rules regarding infrastructure and student intake. Law aspirants have also been protesting against the BCI’s decision to cut down the number of seats for LLB course.