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After the introduction of the five-year integrated Law programme, a wide-scale demand seems to bring potential for Law courses at the university.

Over 1700 applications have been received by the University of Delhi since the induction of the 5-year integrated programme for Law. There is much competition after it was revealed by the university that only a total of 120 seats are being offered for the first batch.

The classes for the two courses that are being offered, BA LLB and BBA LLB, are set to begin on November 10. The classes shall be held temporarily at the Faculty of law in North Campus as of now; later, the specific permanent location shall be decided.

The determination of admissions shall be through CLAT scores, and the university strives to complete the admission process soon. It is noted that the Bar Council of India approved the five-year integrated programme on July 26th, this year, after the university was planning to introduce the course.

Hindustan Times reported:

There were over 1,700 applications for 120 seats, proving that there is a demand among students. Admissions, which are based on CLAT scores, will be completed soon. We aim to begin classes by November 10,

said Prakash Singh, director of DU’s South Campus.

Earlier this year, in August, a student filed a petition in Delhi High Court for the university to consider Common University Entrance Test (CUET) scores instead of CLAT scores for admission in the course. In September, the High Court granted permission to the University to conduct admissions on the basis of CLAT scores. The registration for the same began on September 27 and ended on October 12.

We have not done away with the three-year law course since it is a sought-after course. The new course is an add-on, keeping in mind the growing demand among students.

said Professor Anju Vali Tikoo, dean of the Faculty of Law.

Some of the faculty professors have questioned the fee structure of the programmes, which is Rs. 1,90,000 per year and might not be affordable to many.

“Naturally, the courses will be slightly more expensive than regular courses, as it has all the facilities being provided by other law colleges, such as international exposure, placements, and moot court competitions, among others,”

said Professor Tikoo.

Students whose parental income is Rs. 4 lakh or less per annum shall be eligible for a 90% waiver in tution fee, and those with a parental income of more than Rs. 4 lakh and less than Rs. 8 lakh shall be eligible for a 50% waiver.

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Students of the Campus Law Centre (CLC) protested against the unjust students’ elections to elect the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) for sexual harassment.

According to the students of the institute, the tier-1 selection wasn’t conducted according to the rules. The tier -1 selection consisted of appointing of Class Representatives for the ICC, which was done without providing full knowledge to the students who weren’t properly informed about the procedure. The students nominated their CRs for normal activities of the department just like in any other institute of the University of Delhi(DU), but to their utter surprise, there was more to the activities of CRs something which the concerned people i.e. the students themselves weren’t made aware of.

Shivank Trivedi, the Vice President of CLC’s Students’ Union said, “In September, the University had asked the departments to select the CRs for the ICC. These CRs are different from the CRs elected for coordinating the day-to-day matters. But our centre did not notify this. When Law Centre-1 uploaded the matter on the website and issued a notification, we got to know about it. We tried to raise the issue with the authorities.”

According to sources, students are not in favour of the nominees appointed for the formation of this gender panel as they were elected in an unjust manner.

“On November 6, the class representatives received an email and were asked to assemble in the teachers’ common room on November 7. The email didn’t specify any purpose. They called the general CRs and conducted the elections in a deceitful manner without any prior notice, ” said Trivedi.

The students have registered their complaints against this manifestation of unlawful practices with the Dean of Students’ Welfare, and the Proctor’s office.

On Monday, the students will engage in a protest against the same demanding fair conduction of the election according to the legal procedure.

Image Caption: The protest arranges by the students against the unjust election procedure.
Image Caption: The protest arranges by the students against                                 the unjust election procedure.                         Image Credits: Students of Campus Law Centre

Students strongly believe that the formation of the ICC is a highly sensitive matter as the panel acts as the moderator between the students and the authorities. They feel cheated on not being given full disclosure about the purpose of the selection of the representatives.

“In CLC, the first process has only been flouted, resulting in many students not even knowing about the ICC. We are just being given assurance but nothing concrete has taken place and the election is scheduled for November 13, we only have a day to time to ensure that everything is done as per the law”, said Trivedi.

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Citing non-cooperation by the authorities as the reason, Dean and Head of Faculty of Law, Professor Ved Kumari resigns.

In a shocking turn of events, Dean and Head of Faculty of Law, Professor Ved Kumari has resigned from her position on Tuesday, 18th June. 

Professor Kumari, who assumed the post on September 2nd, 2016, resigned three months prior to her term-end, citing “non- cooperation of the University authorities and illegal/ arbitrary actions of Professor-in-charge, Campus Law Center.”

In her letter addressed to the Vice Chancellor of the University, she writes, “I regret to say that despite doing my best, I have not been able to succeed and secure the best interest of the Faculty of Law in the last two years and nine months.”

In her letter, she made some shocking revelations which lead to her resignation.IMG_20190618_213555

She accused the institute and the authorities for allowing students with even 31 per cent attendance to take exams, and in this allowance, serving injustice to the hardworking students who attend the class regularly.

She also revealed that fake records of tutorial classes were maintained in the institute.

According to Professor Kumari, she has “repeatedly felt embarrassed and humiliated at no action and no response,” to her calls, letters, personal meetings as the Dean and Head by the University authorities, when asked for necessary action to be taken.IMG_20190618_213604

She believes that nothing will change in the coming three months and thus, she has decided to resign before her tenure ends.

Speaking to the dismal state of affairs at the Faculty of Law, she says that the institute deserves immediate support from the authorities to deal with the numerous issues hovering over it.

This is not the first time that one of the most prestigious law institutes of the country, Faculty of Law, has been embroiled in a controversy.

Last year, the institute came into the media’s scanner after LLB entrance exam and LLM semester exam papers were leaked.

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Shreya Agrawal

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Self-preservation is the law of the nature. It seems that the first year law students of Delhi University’s law faculty decided to follow nature’s law over the norms set by the University yesterday. The Campus Law Centre(CLC) of Delhi University had to postpone one of its exams of 1st year in the view of ruckus and violent atmosphere created by some students who were not provided their admit cards due to lack of attendance. The students of Law Centre I and Law Centre II protested for the fact that students of campus law centre being provided with provisional admit cards by the Prof. In Charge.

The first year students who reached Campus Law Centre to appear for their Criminal Procedure Code (Cr PC) exams were surprised to find a huge commotion in the centre along with a huge police presence. Some students who were protesting even threatened the authorities of committing suicide by jumping from the 1st floor of the building. The entire event which unfolded yesterday finds its origin in the act of the prof. in charge of Campus Law Centre, Prof. Usha Tandon who issued provisional admit to the detained students of CLC who had not been issued their admit cards due to lack of attendance. This act irked the students of the other centres who had not been issued any admit cards due to lack of attendance.

In an emergency meeting that took place among the dean, Pro vice chancellor(PVC) and the Prof in charge of the centres, it was decided that the Prof. in charges have no authority to issue admit cards, which can only be issued by the University to students who fulfil the criteria set by the Bar Council. Later, in another notice the PVC on the advice of proctor, allowed the prof. in charges to issue admit cards to students which was subject to PVC’s approval. This was met with another notice from the dean of law faculty who mentioned that she won’t be responsible if this action of the university leads to de-recognition of the degree by Bar Council later.

Later in a joint appeal to the detained students, the dean and the Prof. in charges requested them to co-operate with the decision of the University as their action can lead to derecognition of the degree of nearly 5500 students who are currently enrolled in the faculty. The exam which was cancelled will be held later.

Last year, similar ruckus forced the authorities to provide students with admit cards for which the University had to face the ire of Bar Council. “This ruckus by students who don’t attend the faculty for the entire semester is affecting the normal students” said Jaideep Panghal, a student of Law Faculty.

Although students have every right to protest, but is it just to prevent others from giving exams and coerce the authorities with suicide threats instead of attending classes?

You decide, and do tell us in the comments.


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Srivedant Kar

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