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Madras HC Urges BCI To Amend Rules to ensure that candidates who have completed their Higher Secondary and UG alone are eligible for selection to the LL.B. Course

Lawstreet Journal 8 Sep 2020 2:34am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Madras HC Urges BCI To Amend Rules to ensure that candidates who have completed their Higher Secondary and UG alone are eligible for selection to the LL.B. Course

The Madras High Court urged the Bar Council of India to make necessary changes in Rule 5of Bar Council of India rules. Justice N. Anand Venkatesh also made few suggestions for the Bar Council of India and asked them to take these suggestions into consideration.

The petition was filed before a single judge bench by a petitioner who has completed SSLC (10th) in 2010, a higher secondary course in 2014. The petitioner then completed three years of BCA course in the year 2017 distance education mode from Tamil Nadu University, Thanjavur. The petitioner applied for the three-year LL.B. degree under the MBC category and he has also obtained for cut-off marks. At the time of counseling, the petitioner got to know that he was not eligible to be considered for selection for the 3 years LL.B. course on the grounds that the petitioner did not satisfy the grounds under Rule 5 of the Bar Council of India. Due to this the petition was filed and the reliance was based on the full bench judgment of Madras High Court in the case of Mohammad Mustafa v. the chairman, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University and two others dated 13.03.2018, make it very clear that a person who has obtained the qualification even through distance/correspondence is eligible to be considered for admission to the 3 years LL.B. course. 

What are the provisions of Rule 5 of the BCI?

Eligibility for admission- Eligibility for admission.- (a) Three Year Law Degree Course: An applicant who has graduated… Continue Reading...


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