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The Bar Council of India (BCI) has informed the Supreme Court that it will not permit candidates take admission in law courses if they have obtained 10+2 or graduation or even post-graduation degree through open universities, even though such degrees are recognised by the University Grants Commission.

Further, it is also irrelevant that a candidate has worked with a lawyer and is conversant with the profession.


“The higher qualification obtained by the short-cut method cannot be equated with the scheme of 15 years of education in any manner and a graduate of an open university with no formal education cannot be expected to have a mature understanding as compared to those graduates who have formal education,” the BCI reasoned.
Open varsity grads can’t study law, Bar Council tells Supreme Court | The Indian Express
 

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