Bar Council of India BCI Issues Directions On Online Examination For Final Year Students And Promotion Of Intermediate Year Students [latest update]
The General Counsel of the Bar Council of India in its meeting persisted 24.05.2020 has resolved to pass a resolution and guidelines, within the light of detailed guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission on 27.04.2020.
In view of the continued pandemic, BCI has stated that the examination of students has been a priority to colleges and universities all over the country.
Following the UGC Guidelines, the BCI has come to the subsequent conclusions: For Final Year Students (3rd and 5th Year):( BCI Issues Directions On Online Examination )
Online examinations are allowed with permission to Universities to adopt an alternate strategy for students unable to avail an equivalent.
BCI Issues Directions On Online Examination for Intermediate Semester students
They will be promoted on the basis of the performance of previous years and marks obtained in internal examination of the present year. End semester examinations are going to be conducted within a month of reopening of the colleges.
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These directions are issued following a review by the Legal Education Committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge, Justice (Retd.) AP Mishra earlier today
BCI Issues Directions On Online Examination: All Students except final year students, to be promoted on basis of previous year’s marks and internal marks of the present year:
The Latest press release clarifies that final year students of 3-years LL.B and 5-years LL.B courses would be allowed to appear for online examinations. Alternative permissible methods of promotion have also been promoted.
It has been clarified that everyone student, except final year law students, would be promoted to subsequent year on the basis of the previous year’s marks and marks obtained in the internal examination of the present year.
As far as final year law students pursuing the 5-years or 3-years law programs are concerned, it’s stated :
• Final year students of 3-year and 5-year LL.B courses could also be allowed to appear for online examination.
• Alternatively, the universities may adopt the other appropriate method which they feel as adequate to satisfy the requirements of the standard examination. Under this method, the university may allow students to write down a project/report or research paper for every paper of the ultimate year or they’ll adopt a full proof method to double the interior marks of the semester exams already held for such year.
• Final year LL.B students haven’t cleared all papers of the previous years and are required to take a seat within the supplementary examination, but who are promoted to final year could also be allowed to write down a project report or appear within the online examination with reference to the pending/ supplementary papers, in order that they might also pass within time.
As far as students apart from those within the final year are concerned, today’s notice also states that on the reopening of the universities, the top semester exam with reference to the year from which they have been promoted must be conducted within a reasonable period of time.
In the meanwhile, however, the promoted students can continue to study within the year to which they need to be been promoted following the BCI’s direction today.
However, it adds, ” if they’re unable to pass/clear any such paper of such end semester exam of the year from which they need to be been promoted, they shall need to clear the same, before they’re granted the degree.”
Further, where the students are promoted to the final year by virtue of those directions, they shall pass all papers so as to get their degree/s.
Directions have also been issued to make sure that the University maintains requisite Covid-19 protocol and follows the norms of social distancing on campus which all classrooms and examination halls are properly sanitized to guard the protection and health of the students. The BCI also adds that the universities should maintain the very best academic standards while conducting exams.