Bar Council of India panel to look at if CLAT may be held in regional languages

New Delhi, July 4

The Bar Council of India (BCI), which regulates authorized training within the nation, has arrange a seven-member committee to look at if Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) may be carried out in regional languages too.

Currently, the CLAT is held in English for admission to 22 of the 23 nationwide legislation universities. National Law University, Delhi, holds a separate admission take a look at.

“The council being the regulator of legal education and legal profession, prima facie is of the view that no deserving candidate should be deprived from giving the CLAT on account of his/her inability to be proficient in English,” BCI Secretary Srimanto Sen stated in a letter dated June 30 to petitioners who had moved the Delhi High Court, demanding the CLAT be held in regional languages. The HC had requested the BCI to contemplate the demand. “…the knowledge or lack of English language does not determine ones intelligence, ability, acumen, dedication, IQ etc., therefore, prima-facie the exam should be conducted in vernacular languages too,” stated the BCI. —TNS

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