In the view of Coronavirus pandemic, the Bar Council of India is set to promote all the law students to the next year. The promotion will be done without conducting the examinations. Examinations will however be conducted for the students in their final year of a law degree. The students will be promoted based on the marks obtained in the previous examinations and the internal examinations of the present year.
The council has further clarified that after the re-opening of the colleges and universities, the institutions may conduct the end semester examinations for the previous year. The council has also stated the students who have been promoted will continue to study in the year to which they have been promoted.
The students who are unable to clear the examinations to be conducted for the previous semester will have to clear the same before the degree is granted. Those students who have been promoted to the final year LLB course are to clear all the papers in order to obtain their degree.
The final year students of the three and five year LLB programme will be able to appear for online examinations, while the students who have not cleared all the papers of the previous years are to appear for the supplementary exams. Students promoted to the final year can also write a project report or appear in an online examination for the pending/ supplementary papers so that they can clear the course within the given time period.