Maharashtra: Seat vacancy for 5-year LLB courses dips significantly
The admission to law colleges of Maharashtra concluded last week and the seat vacancy for five-year LLB courses has dipped for the second year in a row.
As per the data shared by the state common entrance test (CET) cell, as many as 8,851 of the total 11,755 available seats in state law colleges for the five-year LLB course were taken this year, leaving only 24.71% spots vacant. In the past few years, this figure stood between 48% to 60%.
“Many students scored exceptionally well this year, especially since class 12 exams were cancelled across boards and the entrance exams were comparatively easier as well. Not only did this increase student registration for the 5-year law course but also ensured more students confirmed admissions in the state,” said the principal of a city-based law college, as reported by Hindustan Times.
“The option of opting for management course along with LLB has attracted those candidates interested in corporate law, human resource management, business environment to law course and therefore, filled up more seats this year,” said the vice-principal of a law college in Mumbai.
As per the report, many principals attributed this change to newer integrated courses of law.
“Every year thousands of students would register for admissions but the seat vacancy would still remain high, which was unfathomable. This year the state CET cell decided to hand over vacant seats after common admission rounds to individual colleges, who in turn could fill up the vacant seats on their own. This helped law colleges affiliated with the University of Mumbai to achieve 100 percent seat confirmation in 2021-22 academic year,” said Swati Rautela, associate professor and head, department of law, MU.