Via Legally India: BCI’s Damning Report on NUJS, Kolkata ‘Hidden’ for 9 Months

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A Bar Council of India (BCI)-led “fact finding body” produced a critical report in November 2013 on NUJS Kolkata’s affairs.

However, to most intents and purposes, the 224-page report has been buried by the administration since then.

The body noted that the currently present number of 22-23 teachers at NUJS was not enough to meet the “hunger of a modern student”, and that the number was such because “the University did not have adequate and proactive leave policy and faculty deployment planning”.

The fact finding body said that there was evidence indicating that there was a sentiment in the faculty body that favouritism was being practiced at the law school, that there were “clear cases” of irregular employments being made at NUJS, and that maintenance of service records and other records at the law school was abysmal.

The full report on Legally India is HERE.

The full report as uploaded on Scribd is HERE.

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  1. Yes, BCL is equivalent to LLM. In fact Prof Shamnad Basheer and Justice Ruma Pal were appointed as professors with just a BCL degree and no PhD .

    The 3 musketeers further claim that Prof Baruah does not hold a proper bachelors degree, which is an absolute lie as he holds a BA LLB degree from NALSAR. They also say that he holds a BCL from the University of London, when it should be Oxford, not London! See page 10 of the report. Prof Baruah must not take this lying down. This is total slander.

    They have also made allegations against Prof Prabhash Ranjan (page 11). They say that his LLM degree from SOAS is not recognized. So should he have done his LLM from the same universities that Poddar, Chanda and Sulu went to, like Kuvempu University and North Bengal University? Just shows how petty these people are.

    I hope Prof Ranjan responds to this.

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