BCI Allows Law Colleges to Hold Physical Exams But With a Rider that NOC of State Disaster Management Authority and State Government shall be taken.
Earlier the universities were directed to give an option to students who are unwilling or are unable to appear in the physical examinations to reappear for the physical examination when colleges and universities open.
As per the BCI, if examinations are held from 02.11.2020 and if there will be no penal consequences to any students who are unable or unwilling to appear for the physical exam, then no students shall be prejudiced against.
They will also get the option to appear for the exams when colleges and universities open up again.
It was also clarified that students who choose to appear for the contemplated exam and are unable to clear them would also get the option to reappear for the exam after universities reopen.
BCI also resolved that examinations for final year law students along with intermediary students can be conducted through online mode.
BCI Allows Law Colleges to Hold Physical Exams But With a Rider
It was further resolved that students who are unable to appear for an online exam or have appeared but were unable to clear a paper/exam will have the option to reappear for the said exam after universities and colleges reopen.
The Bar Council of India has also reiterated that students who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and have been promoted to the next semester/year, without affecting their promotion, and students who are unable/ unwilling to appear for the contemplated exams or have appeared but were unable to clear the exam presently held either in offline or online mode can reappear for the physical exam which will be preferably held one month of the physical opening of colleges and universities.
Students will also be provided with an opportunity to clear pending/backlog exams, before the grant of a law degree and after the final exams have been conducted and therefore no prejudice or penalization will be caused to them.