Indore: Here is good news for Standard XII pass-out students, who are looking forward to pursue law course. The Bar Council of India has permitted the lone Government Law College in the city to start BA-LLB course from Session 2014-15.

College Principal Sudha Silawat confirmed the news saying: “The College has got recognition from the BCI for its after-school BA-LLB course. We are now seeking admissions for session 2014-15 from Department of Higher Education that is going to hold centralised online counseling for law courses this year.”

The college has got permission to admit 120 students in BA-LLB.Indore’s Government Law College is perhaps the only government law college in the State to have recognition for BA-LLB course. However, there are many private colleges offering this course. The private colleges in the city charge a bomb for the course but with government college students will be able to pursue BA-LLB at a nominal fee. Law education that was most unpopular among students for years is now high in demand. And credit for it goes to the after-school courses like BA-LLB, BBA-LLB and BCom-LLB.

How fast demand of law education is growing can be understood from the fact that five colleges in the city wished to start law courses this year. Not surprisingly, all the five colleges applied for affiliation from the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya for after-school law programmes.

After- school courses attract students

Law colleges were neglected but suddenly they have now drawn attention of students. How come? Law college students association office-bearer Nimish Pathak explained that after-school courses brought charm on law college campuses.

“Previously, three-year LLB was the only choice in law. It required gradation as eligibility. After spending three years in graduation, most students won’t spent another three-year in studying a new subject rather they would do post-gradation and obtain masters degree.

So, LLB was unpopular. But as the BCI gave recognition to integrated five-year courses like BA-LLB, BBA-LLB, students started lining up outside law colleges for admissions.”

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