The Bar Council of India (BCI) has released a statement distancing itself from an alleged advertisement for an online law course on a website deceptively similar to that of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
BCI, the legal education regulator in the country, said an attempt had been made to present as if this advertisement was on the IGNOU website and the advertisement stated that the university was starting admission to LLB for the year 2022 by distance learning. ”It is clearly stated/clarified that such advertisement is unlawful and has been published without proper acknowledgment of such degree and endorsement by the Bar Council of India,” said a press release issued by BCI Secretary Srimanto Sen.
In response to a letter from the BCI, IGNOU Registrar VB Negi told the board that the university had not published any such advertisement regarding admission to the LL.B course on its website. .
The Bar Council said: “BCI is issuing the press release to this effect and informs all stakeholders and the general public that this advertised course is not recognized and endorsed by BCI and is advertised on a deceptively similar website to IGNOU’s at https://ignou.icnn.in/ignou-llb-admission/ which is not IGNOU’s official website, using IGNOU’s name and IGNOU is not in fact not related to it in any way, according to the letter received from its registrar. PTI United Kingdom ANB ANB
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