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Bar Council of India (BCI)

03 October 2019

Still flying high after his barnstorming speech on Sunday at the NLSIU Bangalore convocation, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has stood up for the noble profession yet again and hit back at the government, which has floated an oft-attempted but never-achieved proposal that would drastically shake up legal education in the country.

30 September 2019

At NLSIU Bangalore’s first convocation under its freshly-baked vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy on Sunday also in attendance, alongside dignitaries galore, was Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman and senior counsel Manan Kumar Mishra, giving a rousing 10-minute speech.

29 August 2019

According to a CNN News 18 sting operation just aired, undergraduate law degrees (amongst other subject) are available for sale by agents for the princely sum of Rs 2.1 lakh (even less than the recently revised Rs 2.3 lakh fee NLSIU Bangalore students have to pay for a single year of study).

28 August 2019

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has in a press release said it would not approve any more law schools for three years, after the number of schools had ballooned to 1,500, meaning it had approved around 25% additional law colleges since five years ago.

10 June 2019

For all budding lawyers who can’t wait to be real lawyers, the Bar Council of India (BCI) has opened online registrations for the next All India Bar Exam (AIBE), which will probably be held on 25 August 2019.

15 May 2019

Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra in an interview with ThePrint has elaborated on his latest campaign to fight for ‘men’s rights’.

13 May 2019

Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has apparently written yet another open letter calling for a lot of different things at once, reported Bar & Bench:

22 April 2019

Not missing a beat after the press conference-cum-special bench-cum-non-order the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi had in a hurry constituted on Saturday to caution the media about reporting the sexual harassment allegations against him, functionaries of the bar had immediately jumped to his defense.

01 April 2019

The Bar Council of India’s (BCI) legal education committee has sent a circular to national law university (NLU) vice chancellors (VCs) on 10 March 2019, recommending that NLUs do more to improve legal ethics in budding professionals.

12 March 2019

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has postponed the announcement of the results for the 13th All India Bar Exam (AIBE), held on 23 December 2018, for the third time, pushing candidates’ wait for the grading of OMR-answer sheets to three months.

18 December 2018

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has published the question papers of 9 out of the 13 bar exams that it has held since the inception of the All India Bar Examination (AIBE).

08 November 2018

Karanjawala & Co said it is unfazed by the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) complaint against it over its client MJ Akbar’s defamation suit, and has apologised to the BCD.

01 November 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) should not cost law aspirants more than Rs 1,500 recommended a government committee that found it “egregious” that the national law universities (NLU) were making a profit of 90-95% on the joint entrance exam which currently has an application fee of Rs 4,000.

24 October 2018

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is open to take on the mandate for conducting the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) from 2019 onward, while the Bar Council of India (BCI) has re-asserted that it is the only body suitable to conduct the CLAT going forward.

14 October 2018

Khaitan & Co has hired NLSIU Bangalore associate professor and chair of the undergraduate council Rahul Singh as a partner for its competition practice.

08 October 2018

The next and thirteenth All India Bar Exam (AIBE) is scheduled to be conducted next on 23 December 2018, announced the Bar Council of India (BCI).

17 July 2018

The Bar Council of India (BCI), which regulates legal education in India, is faced with a possible conflict of power with the proposed Higher Education Commission (HEC), which is the union HRD ministry’s new tentative creation to remodel India’s higher education system.

26 June 2018

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has issued a press release slamming recently retired Justice J Chelameswar for speaking to the press after his retirement, explaining why he (and others) took the unprecedented step in January of calling a press conference criticising the conduct of their Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.

18 June 2018

Nearly three months after overdue elections were held on the Supreme Court’s order for the Bihar bar council on 27 March, the vote counting is now complete and has confirmed the 25 winning members, including the re-election of senior counsel and ex-Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra.

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