A Maharashtra-based pupil activist group has approached the Bar Council of India (BCI) to hunt readability if selling legislation college students – besides these of their ultimate or sixth semester – to the subsequent grade with out asking them to take the exams will probably be thought of legitimate. The transfer follows a round from BCI in June stating that second and fourth semester college students pursuing the three-year LLB course must be promoted based mostly on a bodily examination performed inside a month of the universities reopening. However, all Maharashtra state universities have already promoted all the scholars – besides these finding out of their ultimate yr – based mostly on their earlier semester efficiency.

“A circular by BCI released in May and an eventual press release about the same had clear directions that examinations of all students, except final-year students, should be conducted within one month of reopening of colleges,” acknowledged a letter addressed to BCI by the Students Law Council.

It additional mentions that regardless of such clear instructions, universities throughout Maharashtra determined to declare outcomes of second and fourth semester college students with out conducting bodily exams.

“Universities have marked students based on their performance in previous semesters and promoted all,” the letter additional acknowledged.

With the growing Covid-19 circumstances within the state and the lockdown in place, college exams needed to be postponed. While the federal government of Maharashtra had determined to advertise all college students based mostly on their earlier efficiency, a Supreme Court order in September ordered all larger training establishments to advertise final-year college students {of professional} in addition to non-professional programs solely on the premise of an examination.

The state authorities then determined to advertise all college students (besides final-year undergraduate and postgraduate college students) of non-professional programs on the premise of their efficiency in earlier semesters. It additionally clarified that in matter {of professional} programs the choice will probably be left to their respective examination authorities.

In this case, BCI had clarified that every one college students will probably be promoted to the subsequent class on the premise of a bodily examination as soon as faculties reopen.

“Our concern is whether the promotion certificates approved by the state universities will be accepted and considered valid by BCI in the future. If not, the lives and futures of several law aspirants are at stake,” stated Sachin Pawar, president of Students Law Council.

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