BCI says 5 year BA LLB Course in Govt Law College, Ernakulam is not recognized
When they joined the Government Law College, seldom had they imagined anything like this would happen to them like what is happening now. The students of Government Law College Ernakulam, who are pursuing the B.A. LLB integrated Course are now being told that the Course is not recognized by University Grants Commission(UGC), which means that they will not be eligible to get enrolled as Advocates, even if they complete the Course successfully.
It is reported that, Bar Council of India has issued a show cause to MG University stating that that five-year integrated LLB (honors) with BA in Criminology is not recognised by it. This was revealed through an RTI filed by a law student who is currently pursuing the course.
However, New Indian Express reports that M G University vice-chancellor Babu Sebastian has assured that the issue would be sorted out soon.“We have taken the issue seriously, and have contacted the Bar Council of India. As per rules, the University has the right to design its own courses,” he reportedly told TNIE.
One student of the Law College has reportedly approached the High Court of Kerala raising these concerns. Several students studying the course in five private law colleges affiliated to MG University would also suffer if the issue is not sorted out soon.