Owing to the delay in results, the admission process will continue till December. In order to avoid academic loss of students, we took up the initiative. SUNITA KHARIWAL, in-charge principal, KC College
MUMBAI To compensate for the days lost because of the delayed admissions, an outcome of the assessment mess at the University of Mumbai (MU), two law colleges in the city have decided to conduct special lectures for law aspirants.
These lectures will be held for free by KC College of Law, Churchgate, and MU Law Academy, Fort, and cover a part of the first-year LLB curriculum. Students, regardless of the colleges they are seeking admission to, can attend these lectures.
“Owing to the delay in results, the admission process will continue till December. In order to avoid academic loss of students, we took up the initiative. We will try to cover as much portion as possible,” said Sunita Khariwal, in-charge principal, KC College. The college will hold the special classes between September 18 and October 31, and will teach subjects such as Law of Torts, Law of Contracts and Legal Language, she added.
According to University Grants Commission (UGC) norms, the colleges are required to teach for at least 90 days in a semester.
However, the colleges may not be able to meet this requirement owing to the prolonged centralised admission process (CAP). Many MU students are yet to receive their degree results and are unable to participate in the admission process.
The state government has asked the directorate of higher education (DHE) to put the admissions on hold till all the MU results are declared.
Meanwhile, the varsity’s own law academy is planning to hold special lectures for a month. “We will teach some of the important topics from the first-year LLB curriculum. Regular and guest lecturers will be roped in for these sessions,” said Ashok Yende, in-charge director, MU Law Academy.
The Academy had held similar classes for 200 aspirants last year as well, when the admission process had suffered from delays caused by confusion and lack of awareness about the centralised admission.