DU law faculty all set to get new building

October 15, 2014 11:59 am | Updated May 23, 2016 06:38 pm IST - New Delhi:

Delhi University’s law faculty is likely to get a new campus to accommodate the three law centres currently operating from different buildings on the North Campus.

“A proposal for a building on the North Campus for the three centres of law faculty has been submitted before the High Court,” DU media coordinator and Joint Dean of Students’ Welfare Malay Neerav said.

“According to the proposal, the three law centres — Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-I and Law Centre-II — are proposed to be shifted to a new building adjacent to the faculty of law on the North Campus itself,” he said.

According to Dean (Law Faculty) Ashwani Kumar Bansal, “The building is still under construction, but 75 per cent of the building is ready and we have been assured that the three centres will be accommodated on the new premises from the next academic session.”

The law faculty was in the news recently when the Bar Council of India, the apex regulatory body for legal education and the legal profession in India, had decided to derecognise DU’s law course after it failed to seek timely extension of the affiliation of its three centres.

“We have applied for extension and the issue will be sorted out soon. We have already assured our students that their prospects of practising as advocates will not be hampered,” Mr. Bansal said.

Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh added: “The issue was blown out of proportion and I have been told that it will be sorted soon.”

Meanwhile, a seven-member team from the BCI visited the law faculty campus on Tuesday for inspection.

Members of the Delhi University Students’ Union presented a memorandum to the team demanding better infrastructure for the institution.

Among the DU law faculty alumnus are the likes of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, former Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Supreme Court judge R. Nariman, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi. —PTI

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