Mushrooming law colleges raise concern over quality of advocates 

It could be easier to get permission to start a law college in India than to get a law degree. A list of law colleges across the country prepared by the Bar Council of India shows that UP has the largest number of 350 law colleges. Lets just take a look at the tip of the iceberg:

1. Shri Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University in Kanpur, has 88 colleges affiliated to it awarding law degrees.

2. Of these 88 colleges, 44 were given permission in just two years between 2014 and 2016

3. The very popular Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) University in Meerut has  101 law colleges offering LL.B courses

4) CCS University has also affiliated a record 54 colleges between 2012 and 2016

Law Colleges

Mushrooming Law Colleges in UP

A)  — Due to a huge interest in the legal profession

B) — Indicative of the popularity of the legal degrees which attract students from across the country

C) — Has raised concerns about the quality of advocates such institutions are churning out in hundreds

“It’s a matter of concern that some of the universities have given too many affiliations to start law colleges. We are looking into some cases in UP and Andhra Pradesh,” said Bar Council of India chairman Manan Kumar Mishra.

Other Major States’s Figures:

1,500-odd law colleges in India as on May 2016

—Allahabad University, the Banaras Hindu University & Aligarh Muslim University has one or two law colleges only

— Madhya Pradesh is second to UP with at least 143 listed law colleges, followed by Maharashtra (139), Karnataka (115) and Rajasthan (110).

—Rajasthan University in Jaipur has 41 law colleges affiliated to it (majority came up after 2003)

— Barkatullah University, Bhopal has 29 law colleges affiliated to it

—Awadhesh Pratap Singh University in Rewa has 21

—Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya in Indore has 24

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