Law admissions: 10,000 seats vacant, aspirants to still wait for another year

The CET cell had put a proposal to the ERA after many aspirants complained that they had not been allocated seats even though seats were vacant.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:November 24, 2016 2:21 am

LAW ASPIRANTS will now have to wait another year to secure a seat in the three-year and five-year law courses even as more than 10,000 seats lie vacant across the state. The Exam Regulatory Authority (ERA) on Wednesday rejected the state Common Entrance Test (CET) cell’s plea to hold an additional round for admission.

“We had proposed to the state government for an additional round but the government was of the opinion that those admitted through this additional round would not be able to complete the required 90-day academic term before the exams,” said CET cell commissioner Chandrasekhar Oak.

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According to Oak, the state government had made its recommendations to the ERA but declined the CET cell’s proposal. The CET cell had put a proposal to the ERA after many aspirants complained that they had not been allocated seats even though seats were vacant.

In the three-year course, around 4,555 seats were vacant and in the five-year course, 6,337 seats remained unoccupied across the state in aided as well as unaided colleges. The aspirants were unhappy with the ERA’s decision and called it “unfair”.

“It is not the aspirants’ fault that the admission process was so delayed. Now, if they are being denied admissions to courses because they can complete the course on time, it is unfair,” said Sachin Pawar of the students law council, a students’ body.