Law Aspirants in the state may get a final list of colleges that will be allowed to conduct admissions on September 13. The Bar Council of India (BCI) — the regulating authority of law colleges — will decide on the fate of the colleges that had till now not complied with its regulations.
A member of the BCI standing committee had written to the Legal Education Committee (LEC) requesting an early decision on the matter as it is affecting the future of several applicants in the state but the Allahabad-based LEC refused to take the final call and scheduled it for the BCI standing committee meeting on September 13.
Of the 128 colleges seeking BCI recognition, the apex body had approved only 64 and the rest had been either barred from admitting students or allowed time to comply with the BCI norms.
The list had included reputed law colleges such as KC Law, Jitendra Chauhan and GJ Advani colleges of law.
Even as students await a final list of colleges, the state Common Entrance Test (CET) opened applications for students, with caveats on colleges pending approval.
The list, according to CET cell, will change once the BCI issues a final list of colleges.
Although students may not be able to make changes to their preferences mentioned in their applications, the final list will give clarity on which colleges are out of the admission race this year.
“The CET cell was expecting a final list this week but the BCI list will only come next week. However, the delay will not affect the admission process,” said an official from the cell. “We will declare the first merit list in one or two days, irrespective of the final BCI list. The delay in getting the final BCI list will not affect the admission process,” said Chandrashekhar Oak, Commissioner, CET Cell.
A BCI standing committee member, on the condition of anonymity, meanwhile said colleges that had been allowed time to comply with BCI norms may make it to the list.
“Some colleges that have completed due compliance will be added to the final list,” he said.