The Delhi University Law Faculty issued a notice on July 21 which said due to “unavoidable circumstances” the session was being postponed. The real reason is that the faculty does not have affiliation with the Bar Council of India (BCI) which controls legal education in the country.
The university had put forward a proposal on shifting the three law centres- Law Centre-I, Campus Law Centre (CLC), and Law Centre-II to a new building located at the Chhatra Marg, in North Campus and close to the present law faculty. A student of CLC, Tarun Narang, had moved to the Delhi High Court against the decision to move the three centres to the new building, alleging lack of infrastructure. The BCI will first submit a report of the inspection of the new building and then depending on the report, the admissions will begin.
In 2014, the BCI had refused to enroll students as advocates as the law faculty did not have affiliation. Considering the future of the students, the bar body had then given provisional affiliation but since 2015 the faculty has been functioning without an affiliation.