Ironically, now days it is easier to get a permission to start law college in India than to get a degree in law. Bar council of India prepared a list of law colleges across the country which shows that UP has the largest number of law colleges, 350, in the country and one of the universities in Kanpur Shri Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University in Kanpur, has 88 affiliated law colleges.
Of these 88 colleges, 44 were given permission within a span of 2 years between 2014 and 2016. Another popular university of UP, The Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut, has 101 law colleges offering degrees in LLB courses. The university has affiliated a record number of 54 colleges in between 2012 and 2016. Such a large number of affiliations have raised concern about the quality of advocates which these colleges are producing.
"It's a matter of concern that some of the universities have given too many affiliations to start the law colleges. We are looking into some in UP and Andhra Pradesh," Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra of Bar Council of India said.
He also said," The responsibility largely lies with the state government, which grants no objection certificates after verifying if such colleges have adequate infrastructure and facilities to start degree level courses."
Elite and well known universities like Allahabad University, the Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University have at-max one or two affiliated colleges, which impart legal education.
In the list MP is second with 143 listed colleges, followed by Maharashtra (139), Karnataka (115) and Rajasthan (110).