In the wake of COVID19, the Bar Council of India on 27.05.2020 issued guidelines to all the law universities in India with regards to conduction of online examinations for final year law students of 3 years and 5 years courses which stated the following:
- Final year law students of 3 years and 5 years course may be allowed to appear for online examinations. However, for those who are unable to avail the option of online examinations for any reason, the universities shall adopt an alternative method
- Other than the final year students, all the other students shall be promoted to the next academic year on the basis of previous year’s marks and internal marks scored by the student in the current year. PROVIDED THAT, universities shall conduct the pending examination within a month of re-opening of colleges.
- Social distancing should be maintained keeping in mind the health and safety of students whilst following the highest standard and integrity in conducting the examinations.
CLICK to read the letter stating guidelines issued by the Bar Council of India dated 27.05.2020
Post this, the Bar Council of India came out with a press release on 09.06.2020 stating the following:
- The final year students of the 3 years and 5 years course may be allowed to appear for online examinations.
- Universities may adopt any other alternative method which they think is appropriate to enough to satisfy the requirements of a regular examination. Under this system the universities may adopt the method of doubling the internal marks scored by the student in the semester exams already held OR allow students to write a research paper/ project report for each paper of final year.
- In case of final year students who have not cleared all papers of previous years and are required to sit for supplementary examination, but have been promoted to final year shall also be allowed to appear for online exam or write a paper/project as may be decided by the university for that pending paper(s).
- All students except Final Year students will be promoted on the basis of marks of their previous year and marks obtained in internal examinations of current year. HOWEVER, examinations of end semesters will be conducted for these students within a reasonable period of re-opening of colleges/universities though such students will continue to study in the year to which they have been promoted.
- In case of students except the final year students who are unable to clear their previous year’s paper(s) in the examinations held after the college/university re-opens, shall have to clear the same before they are granted the degree
- Students who have been promoted to the final year as LL.B students shall have to pass papers they shall have to pass all papers in order to obtain their degrees.
CLICK to read the press release dated 09.06.2020 by the Bar Council of India.