Recently the apex court asked the BCI to reconsider the age limit for admission in the graduation course of law.

L.L.B. is a graduation course of 3 years after graduation and of 5 years after 12th.

The plea was filed before the SC against the circular issued by the BCI in 2016, in that the maximum age limit for integrated courses was set as 20 years.

The petitioner argued for the extension of the age limit for the L.L.B. course. HE said that some people due to financial problems, health problems or due to some other reason unable to complete their education at the time.

Petitioner narrated the story of 70 years old who had taken admission in the L.L.B. course for contesting the suit against the company.

The apex court after hearing the plea held that its appropriate in the interest of justice to reconsider the age of admission in L.L.B. by BCI.

The clause for admission read as:

  • The age limit for seeking admission in integrated course is 20 years for the general category and 22 years for the SC and ST category.
  • The age limit for seeking admission in three year course is thirty years.

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