New Delhi, Jun 10 (Agency) The Bar Council of India (BCI) has decided that an end-term examination is mandatory for LLB final year and Intermediate students, permitting Universities to conduct the finals according to their convenience and available resources in the particular area in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
The decision of the apex bar body was taken following the approval of the recommendations of its panel headed by Justice Govind Mathur, former Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court. The BCI maintained that the end-term examination was mandatory to be conducted by all law schools, saying the university/centres of legal education are free to determine the mode of examination online/offline/ blended/online open book exam/ assignment based evaluation/research papers. It also sought the universities to ensure that a sufficient time gap exists between regular and backlog examinations to avoid inconvenience to the students. The high-level committee of experts formed by the BCI was taking up the issue of mode of intermediate semester examination, evaluation, and promotion of intermediate LLB students because of the unprecedented pandemic situation.