In a meeting held on May 24, 2020, the General Council of the Bar Council of India, passed a resolution in the light of the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission on 27.04.2020. The Bar Council of India elaborated on the fact that the examination of students has been a concern since the pandemic to all colleges and universities across the country.
In accordance with the guidelines issued by the UGC, the Bar came to the following conclusions:
For Final Year Students (3rd and 5th Year):
The permission regarding online examinations has been granted to the universities and it has been suggested that the universities adopt an alternative strategy for students to avail the benefits of the same.
For Intermediate Semester Students:
The students belonging to intermediate semesters would be promoted to higher classes based on their performance in the previous years and internal examinations of the current year. It has also been stated that term-end examinations would be conducted within a month of reopening of the colleges. The universities have also been advised to take due care of all COVID-19 protocols and guidelines and have been informed that the health of their students is of paramount importance and should not be compromised at the slightest.
The universities have also been instructed to maintain the highest academic standards and integrity in conducting any examinations by the Bar Council of India in a letter to all the Law Universities in the country and Vice-Chancellors/ Registrars dated May 27, 2020.