Fewer DU LLB seats on offer for general category students
General category students will face tougher competition while vying for LLB seats in Delhi University this academic session. Unlike previous years, the 2,310 LLB seats this year will include the supernumerary categories, which were reserved for students with physical disabilities, children of war widows and foreign nationals.
The announcement was made by the University through a notification dated July 7. As a result, only 1,033 seats will be available for general category students this year.
"Previously, there were 2,310 seats, which were meant for students in the unreserved category as well as SC, ST and OBC. The 310 supernumerary were separate from this. The new notification was announced days after the tussle between the Bar Council of India and the Delhi University Faculty of Law.
"The judgement then stated that the varsity must admit 2,310 students this academic session as opposed to BCI's order of admitting only 1,440 students," said a source at the Faculty of Law.
However, according to the Prof Ved Kumari, Dean, Faculty of Law: "No changes have been made in the seats for LLB students, as it was with the previous year."
Earlier this year, the BCI said that the University cannot admit more than 1,440 students and that the University must comply with the Legal Education Rules, 2008, and place a limit on the number of students.
The case then reached the Delhi High Court, after which the University was allowed to admit 2,310 students for the LLB programme.
This year, "the general category will have 1,033 seats as compared to 1,167 till last year. Now due to the reduction of seats for unreserved category, those in the reserved category will also face a slash number of seats reserved," said a source.
Moreover, seats for OBC students have been reduced from 623 to 552, from 347 to 307 for SC students, and from 173 to 153 for ST students.