Symbiosis Law School Pune felicitated by the Bar Council of India (BCI) as "outstanding" law college in India.
Symbiosis Law School Pune were felicitated by the Bar Council of India (BCI) on 16 February as "outstanding" law college in India.
The BCI's chairman Manan Kumar Mishra felicitated the colleges in his inaugural speech at the centenary celebrations of the regulator held on 16 and 17 February at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi.
ILS Pune principal Vaijayanti Joshi, who is also secretary to the Indian Law Society, told Legally India that the felicitation was "in special recognition of their outstanding services to legal education".
Joshi said: "The [BCI] chairman in his address to the Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India on the dias at Vigyan Bhavan, said that in addition to NLS Bangalore, there are other institutes which have done well, out of the 900 law colleges in India."
She confirmed that to the best of her knowledge, this was the first time the BCI had given such awards. [Picture of Joshi with BCI trophy]
A person close to the BCI explained that the shortlist was decided by the chairman and the legal education committee after taking into account the colleges' performance over the past few years.
Mishra did not return calls for comment.