Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University or IP University has decided to reconsider its decision of conducting the law exam after the Bar Council of India (BCI) has opposed the commencement of physical classes. The IP University has said it will make a decision after 21st October as the matter has been stated in court. On 5th October, in its general body meeting, the Bar Council of India said its press release and circular had cited out that no offline exams be held till the colleges reopen physically, which should be reopened only when the coronavirus pandemic is averted.
It added that the guidelines were issued to promote all the college students except final year students to ensure that the studies for next semester would begin. BCI has clarified that the portion of intermediate students was regulated by adding the clause that the exams should be commenced within one month of the reopening of colleges.
The controller of examinations at IP University, Prodyut Bhattacharya said that the University will wait for time being as the hearing in the court is on 21st October where the counsel would put up the University’s perspective.
Prodyut Bhattacharya added that the University had planned to commence examinations from 2nd November which would have been better as otherwise the students will be required to appear for two-semester examinations in December. The University had planned for two hour-long exams as a precautionary measure for coronavirus pandemic.
Bhattacharya asserted that the decision was taken by the University after the Bar Council of India had announced that the exams should be conducted. The official further cited to a circular issued on 9th June by BCI stating that all college students except those in the final year will be promoted based on marks obtained in internal assessment of the current semester and previous semester marks. The statement further asserted that the physical examinations be held only after the colleges and Universities reopens.