Bar Council of India derecognizes DU law programmes
Updated on Jan 17, 2015 - 3:48 p.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee
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Bar Council of India (BCI) has derecognized LLB programme being offered by Delhi University at three centres including DU North Campus Law Centre and two other centres located in South Delhi. 

In a letter sent to the central university, BCI has asked the authorities not to enroll any student in their law programmes as the council does no longer recognize the law programme being offered by the varsity, a BCI official said. He added that the letter, in this regard was sent to the University officials on September 22.


In another letter sent to various State Bar Councils of India on September 22, BCI has asked them not to recognize the students of DU Faculty of Law as advocates. BCI Chairman BS Sinsinwar said, “BCI has asked State Bar Councils of India not to enroll the DU LLB passed out candidates of batch 2011-12 as advocates because the DU LLB Faculty centres did not have approval from BCI as per Legal Education Rule, 2008.”


According to experts, the BCI decision may affect hundreds of students who have passed out from DU law programmes since 2011, the year when the University breached the BCI regulations by increasing the number of seats without improving on the basic infrastructure and other facilities.


The BCI, however, has left the window open by offering another chance to DU provided it promises to adhere to its regulations.  “BCI can review the order, if Faculty of Law, DU makes the changes in infra as per 2008 Legal Education Rule,” said Murari Tiwari, Honorary Secretary, Bar Council of Delhi.


The Delhi University had increased the number of seats in the year 2011 from 400-500 to 1000. It, however, did not follow the BCI guidelines on infrastructure and facility improvement.  The BCI had repeatedly expressed concern about the lack of facilities to support the increased capacity in the DU law centres.


As per BCI rules, a law school that increases its intake need to get a fresh approval if it has not been inspected for a continuous period of 5 years.


DU Authorities were not available for comment on the BCI decision.


Delhi University offers undergraduate law programme awarding a LLB degree. As per officials DU offers as many as 2611 seats in LLB programme of which 301 are supernumerary seats reserved for Physically Handicapped/ Defence Personnel.


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Im pursuing my graduation from du school of open learning so my result takes time so can i apply for du llb in same year as last year of my graduation.

Yashu Shrivastava 15th Jan, 2020

Hello Jatin

As per DU LLB eligibility criteria ,Candidates appearing in DU LLB 2020 need to qualify their graduation degree with at least 50 percent marks. Candidates of SC/ST category need to score 40% marks in their qualifying degree and OBC, PwD and CW need to score 45% in the qualifying degree. A candidate who holds a postgraduate degree or is appearing in the final year postgraduate degree examination can also apply for DU LLB 2020. There is no age bar for appearing in the exam.

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I am studying for clat but can I appear for Ailet or DU LLB.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 6th Jan, 2020


yes you can definitely apply for multiple exam for law entrance test if you meet the eligibility criteria , ailet is conducts by NLU delhi, candidate who are appearing in 12th exam or already pass can apply for ailet. you may follow the below link to know details,

however du llb entrance test for those who have already passed graduation course  and want to pursue 3 years llb course from delhi university.

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Is it necessary to give clat exam to get admission in DU colleges or can we get admission only by giving DU enterance exam?

Siddhi Shenoy 6th Jan, 2020

Hello Ayushi,

The CLAT exam is only for the candidates who wish to pursue undergraduate or 5 year integrated LLB course. If you want LLB, you have to answer CLAT, as your admission process is based upon the merit in this entrance exam. For more information about the DU LLB exam, you can refer


is there sports quota in du for llb??

Ameya Narendra Parkar 5th Jan, 2020
Dear Tanmay,
Yes Delhi University offers Sports Quota.
Under Sports and ECA quota, University of Delhi offers not more than 5% reservation. Further, Delhi University (DU) gives colleges the freedom to decide the actual number of seats that are to be filled under sports quota (not more than 5%).
These seats are determined on the basis of facilities available, requirement of the College as well as other relevant factors. Information regarding sports quota seats alongwith requirement of sportspersons in different Games/ Sports with the respective Position/ Event / Weight Category are provided by DU colleges on their official website as well as their notice board.

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how many % if 12 class required for the admission in ballb

Indrajit Gupta 3rd Jan, 2020
Hello rashi,
BA llb is a five year law course. The minimum eligibility required for ba llb admission :-
A candidate should passed 12th with minimum 50% score from recognized board. Universities take admission through the national level exam. For e. g. CLAT (Common law admission test), etc. Many universities conduct their own entrance exam for the admission.
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