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Delhi University (DU) law students should not suffer in the ongoing tussle between the Bar Council of India (BCI) and DU’s law centres over campus infrastructure, said the Delhi high court yesterday.

CLC DU: CrumblingThe BCI inspection committee that visited Delhi University’s (DU) law schools last year, was of “the firm view” that DU’s three law schools “should be closed down”, the full committee report has revealed.

JGLS: Not quite AIBJGLS Sonepat will hold a comedy roast on its nine-month old campus radio after initially disapproving it due to “scheduling” issues.

NLU MaharashtraNLU Mumbai will start classes this year from its temporary campus in Jogeshwari with an annual budget of around Rs 10 crore, planning to admit 60 students through its independent entrance test.

Nalsar Hyderabad, which launched its debut MBA program almost two years ago, has geared up to find placements for its first batch of 55 students after disappointing results so far.

Delhi University The Bar Council of India (BCI) has asked Delhi University’s law schools to explain by 15 March why they should not be stripped of their accreditation.

NUJS Kolkata has introduced a 10-seat state domicile reservation for admissions, reported Bar & Bench.

Vice chancellor Ishwara Bhat told Bar & Bench that the West Bengal government would provide NUJS with 3000 square metres of land to build a girl’s hostel, after which the academic council made the decision to introduce to quota. “Almost all law schools have some form of reservation and at NUJS, these seats are less than 10 per cent of the total seats avaialble,” Bhat said.

Only NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Jodhpur and NLU Orissa do not have state reservations, reported Bar & Bench.

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs has sanctioned a grant of Rs 1 crore to NLSIU Bangalore to build a “centre for mediation for the protection of consumers”, headed up by consumer law and practice chair professor Ashok R Patil, reported The Hindu.

In 2013 Legally India had reported that NLSIU had received Rs 8 crore from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to upgrade its facilities.

Jindal Global Law School’s debut 5-year-LLB class secured 57 jobs for its 83 graduates this year, including 12 Big Six law firm jobs.

Colleges: Like mushroomsThe Bar Council of India (BCI) plans to fix a maximum limit on the number of law schools that can be started in each state of India, in a move to curb the growth of law schools with bad infrastructure adding to the already standing 1,200 law schools in India.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) plans to double the inspection fee for national law universities and law schools in metropolitan cities to Rs 3 lakh, while keeping the amount constant at Rs 1.5 lakh for other law schools.

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