The state's CET cell will conduct a separate round to fill vacant seats in government and government-aided law colleges from Saturday. Students who have appeared for the CET in June and have not managed to participate in the centralized admission process (CAP) rounds will be allowed to fill their choices too. However, such students will get preference only after exhausting the merit list of students who are already part of the process. The state is likely to ask colleges to conduct the first semester exam for law three-year and five-year programmes in January due to the delayed admission process this year.
While vacancies in government and aided colleges will be filled in the fifth round starting from Saturday, private and unaided colleges will be allowed to conduct an institutional round later to fill their vacancies. Students will be asked to fill the fresh option forms from October 22 to 24, after which the merit list will be released, said CET cell commissioner, Chandrashekhar Oak. By the end of this month, they should start attending lectures, said Oak.
TOI had reported that 65% of seats are still lying vacant in the five-year LLB and 45% seats are lying vacant in the three-year programme. A government resolution released on Thursday states that students who have not participated in CAP from September will get a second chance.
A law college principal said the state may ask all universities to hold the first-semester exam in January to give enough time to complete the syllabus.