National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad has increased its batch size from the present 80 to 120 students to meet the BCI norms. The Bar Council of India Rules regarding legal education stipulate that a maximum of 60 students can be in one section.
Vice Chancellor of NALSAR, Prof. (Dr.) Faizan Mustafa while speaking to LegallyIndia said, “The rule is very clear that you can not have more than 60 in one section,” said Mustafa. We have been in violation of this rule for eight or nine. [The college authorities] have decided we better comply with the BCI rule.”
With 120 students in the new batch, NALSAR will have two sections of 60 students each. Reportedly, NLSIU and NLU Delhi, along with many other institutions are in violation of this rule.
The Vice Chancellor of NALSAR also said that with creation of two sections, teaching duties will increase for faculty. He added that the institution has a good number of faculty with around 8 professors. He said, “With some recruitments we should be able to do it.”
NALSAR, which introduced the credit system in 2012 also has several vising faculty and alumni taking up some courses, a number which it does not include in the total headcount of teachers.
With the creation of Telangana, domicile reservation will be available only residents of Telangana and Hyderabad. The same has reportedly been confirmed by the Vice Chancellor, as Nalsar was not one of the institutions included in the state reorganization act’s schedule.
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