LAW SCHOOL NEWS: Amity Law School Delhi disafilliated by parent GGSIP University.
Amity Law School (ALS) Delhi has been disaffiliated from its parent institution, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), according to a notification dated 9 June 2018.
The notification by ALS Delhi (see above) stated that GGSIPU has decided to disaffiliate ALS Delhi, notifying the law school of this on 4 May 2018 in a letter. ALS was one of 81 private institutions that took its affiliation from GGSIPU, which also acts the umbrella university to 35 government institutes, according to its GGSIPU’s website. One effect of this will be that ALS Delhi will not be participating in GGSIPU’s counselling and admissions process that has traditionally been offered to ALS Delhi by the umbrella institution.
At the time of going to press, we could not confirm what other knock-on effects the disaffiliation might have on current and future students’ degrees.
- On 5 June, we had reported that ALS students had challenged the college’s attendance norms in the Delhi high court, in turn after a Bar Council of India (BCI) inspection had found that ALS was in violation of the mandated minimum hours. In 2016, the college had hit headlines and controversy after student Sushant Rohilla killed himself, allegedly after harassment by the university authorities over attendance.