Bar Council of India lists de-recognised law colleges

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The Bar Council of India (BCI) has finally uploaded on its website the much awaited list of the de-recognised law colleges across India.
Speaking to Bar & Bench, Rahul Singh Member Directorate of Legal Education said, “For the first time after a gap of so many years the BCI has been so pro-active. Under the leadership of Mr. Subramanium a lot of positive changes are being implemented, which is obvious. Mr. Subramanium being an ex-officio member has been able to initiate changes is quite commendable”.
He added on to say, “The law colleges listed in the “Minutes of Meeting” were each given a span of 30 to 45 minutes discussing in detail the inspection report and files which have been in the BCI office since 1961, all were summoned and seen into and then the final order was passed”.
The MOM of the Legal Education Committee of the BCI conducted on 30th April, 2010 de-recognises the following law colleges and has suggested changes in some colleges-
 

Number
Law College

2
S. S. S. Mata Ramabai Ambedkar Women’s Law College, CIDCO, Aurangabad

3
S. S. S. Devjibhai Hariya Law College, Kalyan, Distt- Thane, Maharashtra

4
Namdevraoji Parjane Patil Law College, Kopargaon, Distt-Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

14
Hutama Rajguru Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s (HRSPM) Law College, Rajgurunagar, Pune

18
Hurakadli Ajja Law College, Dharwad, Karnataka

21
B. M. Law College, Muzaffarnagar

34
Bharti Vidyapeeth’s New Law College, Kolhapur
5 year course withdrawn

36
P. S. Raju Law College, Kakinada, A.P.

37
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Law, Kakinada
3 year course withdrawn

38
Prasunna College of Law, Kurnool

39
Yashwantrao Chavan Law College, Karad
5 year course withdrawn

40
Department of Law, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam, Etcherla, A. P.

43
P. E. S. Modern Law College, Pune
3 year course withdrawn

44
Manjra Charitable Trust’s College of Law, Navi Mumbai

46
Maa Jinwani College of Legal Studies, Pushpgiri Treeth, Sonkatch, M.p

48
College of Law, D. N. R. College Association, Bhimavaram, A.P
5 year course withdrawn

50
S. I. P. E. Law College, Dibrugarh, Assam

 
The MOM of the Legal Education Committee of the BCI conducted on 4th and 5th September, 2010 de-recognises the following law colleges and has suggested changes in some colleges-
 

Number
Law College

34
Bharti Vidyapeeth’s New Law College, Kolhapur
5 year law course allowed

46
Maa Jinwani College of Legal Studies, Pushpgiri Treeth, Sonkatch, M.P.
3 year law course allowed

51
Sridhar University, Pilani, Rajasthan
3 year law course allowed

 
Please visit the BCI website for a detailed reasoning behind each law colleges de-recognition.
 
[Bar & Bench in its previous version had unintentionally reported that ITM University and ITM Law School, Gurgaon, Haryana had been de-recongized by the BCI. However, on a careful reading of the list compiled by BCI, it is clear that in a meeting held on April 30, 2010, the BCI had only deferred its decision.
 
However, in its meeting dated August 21 and 22, 2010, the ITM Law School was given conditional approval. The excerpt of the report is mentioned below:
 
The case of ITM Law School, ITM University is approved subject to the conditions mentioned in the Report. The ITM University is approved to impart law courses. Their approval is accorded for BBA LLB (Hons) 5 year integrated law degree course and LLB (Hons) 3 year degree course for the years 2010-11 and 2011-12. Details of candidates admitted in accordance with the above criteria will also be supplied to the Bar Council. The approval will be for two sections with an intake of 60 students for the 5 year course and one section with intake of 60 students for 2 years subject to the following conditions: –
 
1.            That the University shall construct a building for the Law School within two years
2.            That the Law School shall appoint two more teachers for teaching management subjects in the second year.
 
We also direct the institution to give an undertaking that it will abide by the revised curriculum as and when enforced. The admissions to the course must be conducted in a fair, objective and transparent manner without charging any capitation fee under the supervision of the Prof. in charge, Faculty of Law, Delhi University and the Registrar must send a compliance report to the Bar Council about the manner of the admission of the students. A compliance report must be sent to the Bar Council about the manner of admission of the students as well as the details of the candidates admitted.”]

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