The Delhi High Court has suggested the Faculty of Law, DU to declare the results of those students who were allowed to sit for their examinations on court orders due to shortage of attendance. It has also said that the students who have failed can take supplementary examinations.
During the hearing of DU’s Law Faculty appeal against the single judge order, the bench suggested the law faculty members to conduct at least 139 hours of extra classes or tutorials for those students who want to make up for attendance shortage.
The law faculty advocate said that he will take instructions from his client on this suggestion and the matter was listed for further hearing on August 24.
In response to declaring results,¬†the law faculty said that it has not compiled the results of the students who appeared for the exams on the single judge’s order. It asserted that majority of the students would still be unable to make up for attendance shortage even if extra classes were held. It also said that the attendance of those students already fulfilling minimum attendance criteria would fall short, if the number of classes increase.
However, the bench did not accept the contention and said there was no need to include the students, who have already met the attendance requirement, in the new parameters connected to the additional classes.
As per the Bar Council of India rules, the law faculty is required to conduct at least 30 hours of classes per week against 25 hours classes held each week.
“You have given a go-bye to the Rule 10 (on 30 hours of classes each week) of BCI Rules. Can you ignore it? That is why the single judge you were not adhering to the rules.” the bench said.
The student advocates contented that the law faculty was in contempt of the high court’s direction to conduct the classes. They also agreed with the court’s suggestion to declare the results.