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Madhya Pradesh High Court directed that Law universities are free to set higher cut-off marks for admission than 45% prescribed under Rule 7 of BCI

Team SoOLEGAL 31 Jul 2017 10:27am

Madhya Pradesh High Court directed that Law universities are free to set higher cut-off marks for admission than 45% prescribed under Rule 7 of BCI

Madhya Pradesh High Court has ruled that universities are authorized to set down minimum qualification marks for admission to law courses, subject to the condition this is not beneath 45%, as fixed by Bar Council of India.

The Respondent University filed a plea challenging Rule 7 section 2 of BCI rules which deals in classifying the standards of admission in law colleges. The petitioner prescribed 50% as the minimum cut-off marks for General Category candidates and 45% for SC, ST candidates desirous of seeking admission in Bachelorette law courses.

The Bench headed by Justice R. S. Jha and Justice Nandita Dubey  agreed on the demands of the petitioner authorizing universities to level up the minimum percentage marks for admission. The High Court stated that BCI holds the basic standards of admission under Rule 7 which is 45% for General Category, 42 Percentage for OBC and 40% of the total marks for the SC/ST candidates. They need to should change it from time to time.

The Court also refused the petition filed by Shri Ramakrishna College of Law, which demands a direction   to Awadhesh Pratap Singh College, Rewa to subordinate the minimum cut-off marks prescribed by the University, from 50% to 45%, in light of the BCI Rules framed in this regard.   



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