Staff Correspondent

Issue of Kannada subjects to be taken up with Bar Council

DHARWAD: Seventy-five principals of various law colleges in the State participated in the “First All Karnataka Law College Principals’ Conclave” organised by the Karnataka State Law University here on Saturday.

Vice-Chancellor of the university J.S Patil convened the conclave with the objective of finalising common syllabi for three-year LL.B course and five-year B.A. LL.B and B.B.A.LL.B programmes on the lines of the rules framed by the Bar Council of India.

Dr. Patil elaborated on the vision, mission and objectives of the law university and also his plans for developing the university into a prestigious university in the country. The conclave discussed common regulations for framing syllabi for the new law courses commencing from the academic year 2009-10. It also deliberated on the calendar of events for the academic year.

The conclave deliberated on introducing four Kannada subjects in the backdrop of new rules and regulations of the Bar Council of India, which do not permit introduction of more than one regional language. It resolved to take up the matter with the Bar Council of India to allow law colleges to teach more than one Kannada paper in the five-year B.A.LL.B programme.

Additional Law Secretary K.G.V. Murthy participated in the meeting as a special invitee representing the State Government.