Four of the city’s top law colleges have failed to get relief from the Bar Council of India (BCI) in the second and final hearing held on Friday, adding to uncertainty over admissions in the state.
Government Law College (GLC), KC and GJ Advani Law Colleges (Hyderabad Sind National Collegiate Board) and Jitendra Chauhan College of Law (SVKM group) do not figure in the second list of eligible institutions. The managements of these colleges, which are facing action for not having the required number of teachers on board, are now considering moving court, which will only add to the delay in the admission process.
Besides, some other colleges have been directed to pay up to Rs 31 lakh in the next six days, failing which they will also not be allowed to admit students. New Law College in Matunga (Rs 19.5 lakh), Siddharth College, Fort, and Ambedkar College, Wadala (Rs 7.5 lakh), VPM College in Thane (Rs 13.5 lakh) and Lords College (Rs 9.5 lakh) have been asked to pay the penalty for not adhering to BCI norms and not appointing teachers. The sum includes penalty and the BCI’s inspection fees charged by the BCI.
While these colleges may be allowed to admit students this year, they will be put under the ‘no-admission’ category in the next year. At least three other colleges in Mumbai and Nagpur together have been fined Rs 31.5 lakh for flouting BCI norms. According to a BCI member, all 64 of 127 colleges in the state which were declared ineligible in the first list will face some penalty.
SOURCE: Times of India