[Breaking] Bar Council of India Allows Law Universities to Conduct Physical Exams With NOC From Govt. And SDMA

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Bar Council of India Allows Law Universities to Conduct Physical Exams With NOC From Govt. And SDMA LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Nov 2020 9:39 AMShare This – xBar Council of India has decided to allow Universities/Centres of Legal Education to conduct physical examination with the NOC of the state government and State Disaster Management Authority, by giving the option to such law students who are unable and/or unwilling to appear in such physical exams till the Covid-19 pandemic is averted, and having appeared therein, who are/is unable to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginBar Council of India has decided to allow  Universities/Centres of Legal Education to conduct physical examination with the NOC of the state government and State Disaster Management Authority, by giving the option to such law students who are unable and/or unwilling to appear in such physical exams till the Covid-19 pandemic is averted, and having appeared therein, who are/is unable to clear such exam, to appear in the re-appear exam after physical reopening of the University/Centres of Legal Education.It is observed by the Council, that if physical exams as contemplated by the University is held with effect from 02.11.2020 and if the said exams are held without any penal consequences to any Student who is unable to appear in the said exam, no student shall be prejudiced or affected and they will get an opportunity to appear in the Exam again after physical reopening of the college/university as contemplated in the Circular/Press Release of the Bar Council of India dated 27.05.2020 and 09.06.2020 respectively, which was further clarified by the BCI Resolution dated 05.10.2020.The General Council modifies BCI’s Resolution/Circular/Press Release dated 27.05.2020, 09.06.2020, and 05.10.2020 to provide an option to Universities/Centres of Legal Education to conduct physical examination with the NOC of the State Government and State Disaster Management Authority, by giving the option to such law students who are unable and/or unwilling to appear in such physical exams till the Covid-19 pandemic is averted, and having appeared therein, who are/is unable to clear such exam, to appear in the re-appear exam after physical reopening of the University/Centres of Legal Education.The Council, has also resolved that that examination for all intermediary along with final year law students/classes too may be held online, if Universities/Law Colleges are able to hold it online, and if adequate infrastructure and other facilities for students is/are available. It is further resolved that if online exam is so conducted and any student/students is/are unable to take it, or having appeared therein, is unable to pass such exam/subject paper, such students shall be entitled to take the reappear exam/paper whenever it is held preferably within one month of physical re-opening of the Universities/College after the pandemic is averted.”This would leave no cause of grievance to any candidate and this recourse will reduce the anxiety of the candidates as it would provide such candidates who are averse to take the physical exam during the pandemic Covid-19, with an option to take the exam on a later date within one month of physical reopening of Law Colleges/Universities when normalcy resumes and when the pandemic situation no longer exists, and/or an option to also appear in online exams presently, if the University/Center of Legal Education is able to conduct such online examination, if they i.e. students are comfortable with it, while, if, any candidate is unable or unwilling to appear in the online exam owing to technical and/or infrastructural difficulties or otherwise, and is also averse to appear in any physical exam which may be held during the pandemic period owing to apprehension of getting infected with Covid-19, or having appeared therein is unable to pass such offline/online exam/s, they can always appear in such physical exam after the pandemic is over without being penalized or prejudiced”.The Council has re-iterated that all students affected by pandemic who are promoted to the next year/semester, without their promotion getting affected, and who are unable to appear in or having appeared is/are unable to clear any presently held (during pandemic) offline/online exam and/or the physical exam to be preferably held within one month of physical re- opening of Universities/Colleges, shall also be provided with opportunity to clear such papers, before the grant of law degree, immediately, after the final year examination, without any penalization or prejudice being caused to them.Click Here To Download Press Release [Read Press Release Here]Next Storylast_img

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