Once again Delhi University become the talk of town for their law faculty. The Bar Council of India (BCI) informed the Delhi high court that a team has inspected the Delhi University law faculty and recommended its closure because of the irregularities and improper functioning of the department. Also, the investigating team found the lack of proper infrastructure.
According to DU officials crucial steps would be taken and all the irregularities will be sorted out before the onset of new session in august this year.
"We are of the firm view that the Campus Law Centre should closed down, but seeing the career of the students as well as the reputation of the university, a lenient view may taken by the Legal Education Committee," says a report of BCI panel, which conducted an inspection of the DU's Law faculty.
The investigating team established by BCI included 7 members. The team was headed by retired judge VS Dave, vice chancellor of National Law University Ranbir Singh, and members from Bar Council of India (BCI) and Delhi Bar Council (DBC).
The investigating team said that the issue was raised last September. BCI, the apex regulating body for legal education and profession in India, chose to derecognize all the three campus of its law faculty namely- Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-I and Law Centre-II. This is due to failure of the affiliation of its three centers mentioned above.
Now the Delhi High Court has ordered the university to ensure proper infrastructure and facilities according to the norms provided by BCI. In its reply, the DU proposed to transfer its faculty toa new building which it claimed has sufficient space to run the faculty proper.
In the reports issued, the BCI also mentioned that apart from lack of infrastructure or class rooms there is also shortage of permanent faculty. It also raised the point towards the dean of the institution, saying, he did not update the university central office about the problems or issues faced by the department.