AFTER A month-long wait, law aspirants can finally fill in their college preferences for admissions. Even though the Bar Council of India (BCI) has not released a final list of colleges, the state Common Entrance Test (CET) cell began the process Saturday.
The admission website has enlisted colleges in four categories: colleges with affiliation from the University and approved by the BCI, colleges with final approval from the BCI, colleges that have sent compliance report to the BCI and colleges pending approval from the BCI and sanction from the government.
All colleges have been colour-coded accordingly and students have been advised to understand the categories before stating their preferences.
An official from the CET cell said no seats will be allocated to students in colleges where university affiliation and BCI approval is pending. He said the status of the colleges are dynamic and will be updated as and when the colleges are granted approvals. The official said the CET cell was considering changing the academic term to an October to October period as the admission process may take time to complete. “Students shouldn’t lose out on an academic year,” he said.
Meanwhile, the National Law School of University of Mumbai, along with the Citizen’s Forum for Change, has offered free counselling.