The law universities have been allowed by BCI (Bar Council of India) to conduct a physical examination by giving an option to students who are unwilling or unable to appear till the pandemic of COVID-19 is averted, these students can take the exam again after the varsities are physically reopened.
The BCI, on Sunday, also clarified that the students who appear in the exam but fail to clear the exam will also get another chance to reappear in the fresh exams that will be held after the college re-opens. It also said that the exams can be conducted after taking a NOC from the State Disaster Management Authority and the state government.
The BCI said in a press release that it is observed by the BCI that if physical exams as contemplated by the University is held with effect from November 2 and if the said exams are held without any penal consequences to any student who is unable to appear in the exam, no student shall be affected or prejudiced in the exam again after the physical reopening of the colleges.
The BCI has also provided an option to Universities/Centers of Legal Education to conduct a physical examination with the NOC of the State Disaster Management Authority and the state government, by giving the option to such law students who are unable or are unwilling to appear in such physical exams till the pandemic is averted.
The Council resolved that examination for all intermediary along with final year law students and classes too may be held online if the law colleges are able to hold it online, and if adequate infrastructure and other facilities for students are available considering that the pandemic still persists with no early respite from its insight.
The notice further said that it is further resolved that if the online exam is so conducted and any student is unable to take it or having appeared therein, is unable to pass such subject/exam paper whenever it is held preferably within one month of physical re-opening of the universities and college after the pandemic is averted.