Indore : In a major relief to LLB students of Indore Christian College, the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has permitted them to take first semester exams scheduled from February 9 even though their college lacks recognition from the Bar Council of India (BCI).

A standing committee of DAVV on Tuesday recommended for allowing the students of Christian College to write first semester exam on an undertaking that they would withdraw their admissions for the second year if their college failed to obtain recognition from the BCI.

“They would be suggested to take admission in some other law college from session 2016-17 if their college could not secure recognition from BCI,” said acting vice-chancellor, Prof Ashutosh Mishra.

He also said that the college would be issued a letter directing not to take admission in LLB course for session 2016-17 if it is not recognised by the BCI.

Earlier, DAVV postponed LLB first semester exams twice for the sake of the students of Christian College.

Initially, the exams were scheduled from January 20 but the same were postponed as Christian College failed to produce recognition letter. The DAVV had given a week’s time to the college for producing the recognition letter and rescheduled the exams from January 28. However, the college failed to submit the recognition letter.

On the college’s request, the exams were postponed till February 9 but lately the college told the university it would not be possible for it to obtain recognition from the BCI by the said date.

“Christian College has as many as 162 students in law courses. If we would have not permitted them to write the exams, their careers would be ruined. For the interests of the students, we allowed them to take the exams on the undertaking,” deputy registrar (exam), Prajwal Khare said.

DHE under scanner

The role of Department of Higher Education (DHE) has also come under scanner for allowing Christian College to admit students in LLB first year despite the fact that it did not have recognition from the BCI. The colleges have to furnish recognition letters before the DHE before participating in the admission process.

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