The Bar Council of India (BCI) on August 8 asked Delhi University (DU) to shut down colleges that are offering law courses in evening shifts.
The recommendation came after a BCI committee, who are also the apex regulatory body for legal education in India, submitted an adverse report about the infrastructure and quality of education in these centres.
The move is set to affect around 800 students that are presently enrolled in the DU evening colleges.
The said report was sent to Delhi University on August 6, is also expected to resolve a legal tangle that has been going on since 2014.
The move will also pave the way for admission counselling that will begin at the law faculty after two postponements.
In 2014 BCI decided to derecognise DU’s law course after it had failed to seek a timely extension of the affiliation.
There are three Law centres – Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-I and Law Centre-II that come under DU.
They were granted a provisional extension of affiliation for their 2014-15 session after the University had proposed to shift these centres to a new building which it claimed, “had adequate space” to run these faculty properly.
However, it was later noted that besides fresh violations, the illegalities that were highlighted earlier were unattended and thus the BCI issued a show-cause notice to them.