The Bar Council of India (BCI) has permitted law universities to conduct physical examination. It has been decided to give an option to the students who are unable or unwilling to appear till the pandemic is over, to give exams again after physical reopening of the colleges.
The BCI, being the regulator of law education in the country, also mentioned that in case an online exam is conducted and any student is unable to take it or is unable to pass such exam, will be given a chance to reappear in the fresh exams when the university opens. Further, for students promoted to the next year/semester, in case they are unable to appear or fail in any offline/online exam, shall also be provided with opportunity to clear such exam before the grant of law degree without any penalisation or prejudice to them.
The order also revealed that examinations can be conducted only after receiving a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the respective State governments and State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) in view of the COVID-19 situation.