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Till early 1920s, opportunities for quality legal education in India were limited. It is not uncommon to see Indian legal luminaries from the era with an Oxbridge law degree and enrolment at an Inn of Court.

Though reputed colleges like Government Law College, Mumbai were in existence since later half of the 19th century, the founding of faculty of law on Delhi University, ILS Law College in Pune and a host of other colleges in various states and universities across the country made quality legal education accessible.

The Bar Council of India kick-started the next level of evolution in legal education in the country through the founding of National Law School of India University. The establishment of this premier law school in Bengaluru has brought about a paradigm shift in teaching of, and research in law.

The Bar Council of India visits and inspects Universities/Law colleges in the country as part of its statutory function of promoting legal education and laying down standards in consultation with the Universities in India and the State Bar Councils.

Click here to read the Bar Council of India’s Inspection Manual for 2010.

Click here to see the Bar Council of India Education Rules, 1998

Click here to see the Bar Council of India Education Rules, 2008.

Click here for New Law College Application Form.

Click here for Check Proforma of application seeking approval of affiliation/recognition of Centres of Legal Education/Universities teaching law for purposes of enrolment under Advocates Act, 1961

Click here affidavit for before inspection New Law College and Existing Law College

Click here for INSPECTION REPORT OF CENTRE OF LEGAL EDUCATION

Click here for affidavit after inspection with inspection report

Click here for Faculty Detail Proforma

Deemed/permanent law colleges.

The Legal Education Committee at its meeting held on 30th April, 2010 recommended that all the law colleges having deemed/ permanent status will be inspected by the Bar Council of India and also directed the colleges to deposit inspection fee for permanent/ deemed courses. Therefore all the deemed/permanent status law colleges are required to deposit inspection fee for Rs. 1,50,000/- for each course alongwith application and check proforma by way of Demand Draft drawn in favour of the “Bar Council of India” on any Nationalized Bank payable at New Delhi.

Existing/New law colleges

The Legal Education Committee at its meeting held on 16th & 17th April, 2011 has decided to increase the inspection fee from Rs. 1,00,000/- to Rs. 1,50,000/- for each course. Therefore all the law colleges are informed to deposit Rs. 1,50,000/- for each course alongwith application and check proforma by way of Demand Draft drawn in favour of the “Bar Council of India” on any Nationalized Bank payable at New Delhi.

AS PER THE DECISION OF THE LEGAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 21ST MAY, 2016 THE FOLLOWING FEE STRUCTURE HAS BEEN INTRODUCED.

 

SR. NO. TYPE OF FEE STRUCTURE AMOUNT (Rs.) (for New /Existing Law Colleges/Law Institutes/Law Department)
1. Application Fee 50,000/- (each application)
2. Inspection fee for
Three year LL.B
Five year B.A.LL.B.
Five year B.B.A. LL.B.
Five year B.Com LLB.
Five year B.Sc. LLB.
Six year B.Tech.LL.B.
3,00,000/- (per course)

 

 

3. Inspection Fee for
Three year (Honors)
Five year  B.A.LL.B. (Honors)
Five year  B.B..A. LL.B. (Honors)
Five year  B.Com LLB. (Honors)
Five year  B.Sc. LLB. (Honors)
Six year    B. Tech. LL.B. (Honors)
5,00,000/- (per course)
4. Recognition fee for  Universities 5,00,000/-
Name of Beneficiary Bar Council of India
SB  Account No. 24172010006816
IFSC CNRB0012417
Name of Bank Canara Bank
Branch CBSE Extension,
Shiksha Sadan,
17- Rouse Avenue, New Delhi-02

 

 

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Circulars 2021

Gazette Notification dated 04.01.2021 – LL.M. Rules and Regulations

BCI:1974:2021 Intimation of Resolution dated 09.06.2021 of Bar Council of India and Press Release dated 10.06.2021 issued by the Bar Council of India in light of the Resolution dated 09.06.2021 for implementation of the same at your end (Guidance of the Council on the point of examinations and promotions of LL.B. Students.) (Press Release dated 10.06.2021 Extract of Resolution dt. 09.06.2021)

BCI 560 2021 (LE) Bank Details of Bar Council of India Pearl First

BCI 2515 2021 for Youtube Channel

Circulars 2020

ALL CENTERS OF LEGAL EDUCATION–Compliance of conditions, terms and stipulations of all the Rules of Legal Education 2008 by all Centers of Legal Education   by virtue of BCI : 158:2020 (LE- Cir-1) dated 05.02.2020  and by virtue of any show cause notice or by virtue of any letter or annexure to letter,  sent earlier to your Center of Legal Education is hereby extended till 31.10.2020, and failure to comply with the same shall lead to non renewal of approval of affiliation for the academic year 2021-2022, and if the approval of 2020-2021 is given, the same  would  be liable to be revoked too.

 

BCI : 158:2020 (LE- Cir-1) dated 05.02.2020  with regard to Circular for compliance of all the Rules of Legal Education 2008 extended till 31.10.2020, and failure to comply with the same shall lead to non renewal of approval of affiliation for the academic year 2021-2022, and if the approval of 2020-2021 is given, the same  would  be liable to be revoked too.

 

BCI:512:2020 (Circular/LE) CORRIGENDUM  TO  BCI:D:480: 2020(CIRCULAR/LE) WITH REGARD TO  RTGS/NEFT/ONLINE TRANSFER ACCOUNT NUMBER MENTIONED IN  THE ABOVE REFERRED  CIRCULAR

BCI: 2133/2020 dated 24.08.2020 regarding Inclusion of Subject of “Mediation & Conciliation and Arbitration” as a major compulsory subject in various Universities of the Country Imparting Legal Education and “Defence Studies/Science (which is also called Defence and Strategic Studies/Sciences)” as a optional/alternative subject in various Universities of the Country (especially those who are Imparting Legal Education)

BCI:480:2020 (LE) dt. 21.08.2020 Circular for payment may be made by RTGS/NEFT/on line transfer etc

BCI:481:2020 (LE) dt. 21.08.2020 Circular for Request to furnish the details as per the following format in order to facilitate and expedite the process of issuing provisional approval of affiliation for the academic session 2020-2021, to the Centres of Legal Education, affiliated by your University, as receipt of information, as per the following format will enable us to quickly verify details of affiliations granted by Universities..

 

BCI 1897 2020 dt. 13.08.20-CIRCULAR Introduction of Mediation (with Conciliation) as compulsory paper/subject to be taught with effect from the Academic Session 2020-2021  in 3 year and 5 year LL.B degree course/s

Corrigendum  and Addendum to the letter bearing No. BCI:1897/2020 dated 13.08.2020 which was not circulated to any Center of Legal Education by way of email, and is not there presently on BCI website, but which has reached a certain section of people/media as it had been put up briefly on the website of BCI, shall be issued shortly. You are requested  to ignore  the said  letter for the time being till the corrigendum and addendum to the same is issued.

 

BCI:314:2020 (LE) dt. 27.07.2020 Circular for Circular/ Advisory to be considerate on the point of fees.

BCI:1401:2020 (LE-Cir) dt. 27.05.2020 Circular for Guidelines issued by the Bar Council of India with regard to the online Examinations in the light of detailed guidelines for conducting examinations issued by the University Grants Commission on 27.04.2020. AND Press Release Dated 09.06.2020 Guidelines for online and offline Examinations, for all the Centres of Legal Education (CLE) by Bar Council of India in continuation of the earlier guidelines dated 27.05.2020

BCI : 158:2020 (LE- Cir-1) dt. 05.02.2020 Circular for compliance of all the Rules of Legal Education 2008 by all Centres of Legal Education 

 BCI(Circular) :65: 2020 dt. 13.01.2020 Gentle reminder for seeking comments/Views in Draft Rules of Legal Education -2019

 

1. BCID-737/2020 dated 21.11.2020 Circular-regarding-extension-of-date-for-compliance-of-the-Circular-dt-5.2.2020 (1)

 

Circulars 2019

Chairman  Order Regarding 10% reservation to  EWS  

Details to be filed by while applying for extension of approval of affiliation.

Circulars 2018

LE Circular No. 1 of 2018 Regarding online attendance system.

LE Circular No. 2 of 2018 Regarding Grant of affiliation order to the Centre of Legal Education/Law Institutions imparting legal education.

LE Circular No. 3 of 2018 Regarding Translated version of affiliation order of the University.

Minutes of the Meeting of University Grants Commission (UGC), Bar Council of India (BCI), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Association of Indian Universities (AIU) regarding equivalence candidate for LL.M. degree perused from foreign Universities.

BCI 930 2018 Clarification required Pertaining to affiliation period granted by your university to its affiliated law colleges

Circulars 2017

LE Circular No. 1 of 2016 BCI 1 dated 02.1.2016 BCI(Part IV) Rules of Legal Education, (First Amendment) Rules 2015 

Circulars 2016

Circular No. 1
Circular No. 2
Circular No. 3

LE Circular No. 4 of 2016 BCI 424 dated 01.5.2016 Regarding Open University

BCI 651 2016 dt. 7.6.2016 Surprise Inspection

LE-Circular-No.-6-of-2016-BCI-1519-2016-Circular-6-Revive-of-age-restriction-under-Clause-28-of-Legal-Education-Rules-2008

Circulars 2015

Circular No. 1
Circular No. 2
Circular No. 3
Circular No. 4
Circular No. 5 STBC

Circulars 2014

Circular No. 1
Circular No. 2
Circular No. 3
Circular No. 4
Circular No. 5

 

 

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