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Updated: BCI resolution to allow only final year students to appear for online examinations put on hold

The resolution had also directed that students in intermediate semesters be promoted on the basis of previous years' performance and marks obtained in internal examination of the current year

Aishwarya Iyer

The resolution passed by the Bar Council of India (BCI) to allow final year students of 3-year and 5-year law courses to appear in online examinations has been put on hold for now.

The decision is pending before the Legal Education Committee headed by former Supreme Court judge, AP Mishra.

The Committee will be taking a decision tomorrow on this issue, said a BCI official.

The resolution had also directed that students in intermediate semesters be promoted on the basis of previous years' performance and marks obtained in internal examination of the current year.

Further, the Universities had been directed to adopt alternatives for conducting examinations of those students who are unable to appear for online examinations due to any reasons.

It was added that the University conduct the end semester examination for intermediate semester students within a month of the reopening of the colleges.

These guidelines were issued while keeping in mind the detailed UGC guidelines for conducting examinations issued on April 27.

Lastly, the Universities had also been urged to adhere to COVID-19 protocol and ensure that the norms of social distancing and sanitization is strictly adhered to in the campuses to make sure that the safety and health of the students is not compromised at any cost.

The resolution has, however, not been put on hold by the Legal Education Committee.

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