An appeal regarding the wastage of LLB Seats in Delhi University was brought forward Delhi High Court on Wednesday. The plea was submitted by a Second year law students in DU’s Law Campus.
Allegedly, 500 to 700 seats in the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) remain vacant every year. The students hoard seats even if they do not want to take admission in the offered program.
The student claimed that every year 30% of the seats are occupied by the ‘non-serious’ students. This means that around 500-700 law seats are wasted by the students who either take admission to hold a room hostel and then prepare for other entrance examination or just to secure the seat as their back up plan.
This blocks a deserving aspirant from pursuing their law dream with one of India’s most sought-after law programme. To solve such issue, the petitioner, Subhash Vijayran sought a direction to the varsity, its Faculty of Law and Bar Council of India (BCI), to take a mandatory bond of Rs. 5 lakh or an appropriate amount from the students who will take admission in the law programme. DU offers Bachelors of Law on basis of LLB Entrance Test.
Last year, BCI tired to cut down the number of seats in DU to 300 from 2310. The matter was taken to the High court which ruled in favour of the University and allowed it to grant the admission to the same number of students as has been for nine years
BCI, however, objected that there are not enough teaching faculty and infrastructure to provide the necessary education to this much number of students. Also, under Rule 5 A, a law college can admit only 300 students each year. Since DU has three law centres, it can only have 900 students. However, an exception was made by BCI to allow DU to intake 1,440 students as against 900. This matter was caught in a legal battle and so the number of seat advertised for LLB Admission 2017 was 1440.
As far as the examination system for DU law Programme is concerned, the petitioner pointed out various flaws in it. He claimed that the current examination system was ruining the talent of the students. The topics for the theory semester exam are quite predictable. So, a majority of students just study from the guidebooks instead of case materials to pass the exam.
For admission in DU LLB degree course, the candidate need to qualify the entrance test. The entrance test consist of 100 MCQ questions from topics such as English Language Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Reasoning and Analytical Abilities, Legal Awareness and Aptitude. Those will be qualify the entrance test will then be eligible to participate in the counselling.
The result for the DU LLB Entrance Test will consist of the marks obtained by the candidate, category rank and combined rank.