The Madras high court has ordered notice on a plea seeking to restrain University of Madras (UoM) and Head, Department of Legal Studies (UoM) from offering M.L. (Private Study) Courses from Academic Year 2021- 2022 as it was against the spirit of a high court order.
The petitioner B Ramkumar Adityan had submitted that contrary to a high court order that candidates who had undergone the regular Courses of Law, both in Bachelor Degree and Master Degree level and attended colleges or Universities, alone are eligible for appointment as law teachers, the Madras university has called for admission to M.L. programme in private study thereby misleading students.
“Therefore, studying and conducting Law Courses under Private Study mode has only led to several litigations and problems for the students conferred with such degrees vying for teaching positions,” the petitioner, said.
He also noted that the courses being offered without any recognition from Bar Council of India renders such qualification dubious ultimately affecting the students who obtain such degrees with the fond hope of building a career in law.