Even after six rounds of admissions, a large number of
vacancies across several law colleges in the state of Maharashtra led to the
law aspirants requesting for another round of admission. Their eager requests
forwarded by the Common Entrance Test (CET) cell to the state government were
not paid attention to. Thus a meeting between the CET cells had to conclude to
terminate the admission process since there was no positive reply from the
Chandrashekhar Oak, Commissioner of the CET cell, states
that many other universities have already issued the schedule of first semester
LLB examinations, and thus extending the admission process would only render them
incapable of completing the mandatory 90-day term. He also added that such a
move would flout the norms set by Bar Council of India.
According to data provided by CET cell, major portion of the
vacant seats are from colleges located in the rural areas, while most of the
seats in the city colleges are filled. To be precise, there are about 5000
vacant seats out of the total 15000 seats entitled for the three year LLB
course; and also in the5-year LLB course there are over 6000 seats vacant
across all law colleges.
A first year student from Government Law College, Churchgate,
Agastya Samat, believes that if the state had allowed an
additional round of admission, it would have helped both the students as well
as the colleges; that is, an entire academic year of students could have been
safeguarded and also the colleges would have benefited from the fees of the many
seats which are now lying vacant.