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Bar Council of India (BCI)

21 February 2021

The All India Bar Exam (AIBE) has been postponed from 21 March 2021 to 25 April 2021, according to a notification on its website (see above).

30 January 2021

The Bar Council of India (BCI), hot on the heels of having announced the banning of Indian one-year LLM programmes and a greater focus on continuing legal education (CLE), has announced that through the BCI Trust it would start an Indian Institute of Law (IIL) in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar, under an MOU with with the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT).

04 January 2021

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced its intention of banning fresh law graduates from joining the judicial services directly and instead making them slog it out in the courts for three years first.

21 December 2020

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced a second All India Bar Exam (AIBE) date to be held in 2021 and confirmed that the previously announced upcoming bar exam on 24 January 2021 will be happening on time.

25 June 2020
CLAT is overwhelmingly likely to remain an English CLAT this year though very few other things remain certain about it
09 June 2020

Nalsar Hyderabad and NUJS Kolkata have opted not to hold online exams this semester in light of potential difficulties faced by students, in contrast to NLSIU Bangalore, which has opted for students to sit their final exams entirely online in six- to eight-hour exams spread out over a longer time period.

21 May 2020

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has form and a good track record in long press releases containing many strong words, but the regulator of the legal profession may have outdone itself this time with a statement to the press fired off late yesterday (see below for full release, with relevant portions from page 3).

11 May 2020

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced 16 August 2020 as the date for the next All India Bar Exam (AIBE).

22 November 2019

According to The Leaflet, the Bar Council of India (BCI) has made an announcement that it was “seriously considering” introducing reforms by 2020, which would require:

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: