In a major decision, the Bar Council of India considering the rapid increase in the number of law colleges in India have unanimously decided to stop giving affiliation to new law colleges from the academic year 2019-20.
The decision was taken in the meeting on 11th August 2019 and announced through a Press Release. The Board has clarified that though no new applications will be entertained but the pending applications will be considered.
The National Law Universities run by the State Governments will not be affected by the decision.
The Board stated that the need of the hour is not new law colleges but improvement in the existing legal education system and standards of the existing law colleges in India.