The recommendations made in the 184th Report of the Law Commission on The Legal Education & Professional Training and Proposals for Amendments to the Advocates Act, 1961 and the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 are being examined in consultation with the Department of Higher Education and the Bar Council of India. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister for Law & Justice, said that the Bar Council of India has informed that after due inspection and opportunity given for improvement, the colleges were directed by them to discontinue admission of students. The number of law colleges which were having approval of affiliation from the Bar Council of India but subsequently their request for extension of approval of affiliation were refused by them during last three years are:
2008-09: 8; 2009-10: 1; 2010-11: 21
The Bar Council of India has informed that every effort is being made to ensure that each college follows the Bar Council of India Rules, 2008 which deal with minimum standards of legal education to be adopted by all institutions in the country, Shri Khurshid said.