The government has given a go ahead to almost 90 per cent of Mumbai law colleges to conduct admission for academic year 2016-17 based on Law CET score. These include the four blacklisted colleges, which have been given a year’s time to comply with the stipulations. Interested aspirants have been advised to refill the option form considering the BCI approval.
The Bar Council’s decision to give an approval and one year’s time to almost all colleges, including government-run and aided colleges, to comply with the norms has come with conditions.
According to BCI vice-chairman Satish Deshmukh: “The BCI decided to grant a year’s time to the blacklisted colleges on the condition that they recruit teachers on 40:1 ratio.”
The colleges were categorised on the basis of their various stages of approval in the option filling process. As per BCI orders, colleges were marked under four colours. White flag for the ones that have received affiliation from the university and BCI, yellow for the ones yet to seek BCI’s approval, green for those that have already sent compliance report to BCI and red for the ones awaiting government sanction or approval letter.
The city’s four law colleges axed by BCI for not complying with the norms were Government Law College in Churchgate, GJ Advani College in Bandra, Jitendra Chauhan College in Vile Parle and KC College in Churchgate.
Almost 64 law colleges in the state were barred from conducting admission for the academic year 2016-17 for their non-compliance and were, respectively, colour coded on the option forms for the aspirant’s information.