The Indian Express has a copy of the letter. Signed by Dean, Law Faculty, Ved Kumari and university registrar Tarun Das, it states, “…Request you to kindly waive off the penalty amount in view of the fact that the faculty is a public funded educational institution receiving grants from University Grants Commission (UGC), wherein no fund is allocated for the payment of such penalty.” Kumari refused to comment.
DU reasoned that the department should be allowed to admit more students because university statutory authorities had sanctioned the strength in three law centres. “These numbers were sanctioned much before the Legal Education Rules, 2008, came into force,” the letter points out. Student strength for LC-I (600) was approved in 1970, LC -II (400) in 1971 and CLC (500) in 1975.
On teacher recruitment, the university has said that the post for appointment has already been advertised, and the process will be completed before the start of the new academic session.
On admitting more students, DU has stated that after the appointments are completed the teacher-student ratio will be 1:19 against the present 1:43. “This is tantamount to wastage of national resources while many students await quality and affordable legal education,” the letter states.
News Source- Indian Express