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Amity Law School Delhi disafilliated by parent GGSIP University

Amity Law School (ALS) Delhi has been disaffiliated from its parent institution, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), according to a notification dated 9 June 2018.

The notification by ALS Delhi (see above) stated that Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF) - the umbrella body for all Amity Institutions - has decided to disaffiliate ALS Delhi from GGSIPU, notifying the law school of this on 4 May 2018 in a letter.

Correction: The notice specifies that RBEF has decided to disaffiliate Amity. According to its website, “Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF), a non-profit organisation registered under the Societies Act-1860, is the umbrella body for all Amity institutions. Driven by the dream to create a world of knowledge par excellence, the foundation is spearheading the activities of the AKC Group of Companies in the field of education.”

ALS was one of 81 private institutions that took its affiliation from GGSIPU, which also acts the umbrella university to 35 government institutes, according to its GGSIPU’s website.

One effect of this will be that ALS Delhi will not be participating in GGSIPU’s counselling and admissions process that has traditionally been offered to ALS Delhi by the umbrella institution.

At the time of going to press, we could not confirm what other knock-on effects the disaffiliation might have on current and future students’ degrees.

On 5 June, we had reported that ALS students had challenged the college’s attendance norms in the Delhi high court, in turn after a Bar Council of India (BCI) inspection had found that ALS was in violation of the mandated minimum hours.

In 2016, the college had hit headlines and controversy after student Sushant Rohilla killed himself, allegedly after harassment by the university authorities over attendance.

We have reached out to ALS Delhi founder and chairman Dr Ashok Chauhan and president Atul Chauhan for comment via email yesterday.

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