University of Rajasthan to start Admission for Law Course after BCI approval

University of Rajasthan ( RU ) will now start admission processes for LL.B three-year course after the Bar Council of India (BCI) gave the green signal for the sameon Sunday. Admission notification will now be issued shortly by the university.

The admission to the three-year LL.B course was halted by the BCI owing to shortage of staff and teacher on ad hoc basis in the law faculty. However, BCI had permitted it to admit students to five-year law course on certain conditions. RU administration had immediately swung into action when BCI ordered to stay admission process. RU advertised for 24 posts of associate professors in the faculty to be filled in. The BCI is the regulatory body of law studies in India and for enrolment and other actions regarding lawyers in the country.

The appointment process was subjected to two new guidelines, one regarding the ratio of candidates to be called for interview and the other was criterion regarding qualification for participating in the interview. The RU, as per the new UGC guidelines, had called 10 person against one post. Further only those persons who were enrolled for PhD after taking a pre-test were allowed directly to participate in the interview while for the other PhD holders it was mandatory to have NET / JRF qualification in addition to PhD degree.

One Rachna Katta had challenged the new ordinance before the Supreme Court where initially she was permitted to participate in the appointment process and subsequently on September 27 her petition was dismissed paving way for appointment process.

“We have almost completed the selection process on the 24 advertised posts for law lecturers and the result will now be placed before the university syndicate for its approval. The new law teachers would be asked to join services with immediate effect. We have placed the entire material before the Bar Council of India that authorized the university to start admission process LL.B course with immediate effect. The university will soon issue admission notification for the course of LL.B shortly,” said Bhupender Singh Shekhawat, PRO University of Rajasthan.

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