SC quashes notification of NLSIU Bengaluru for holding separate entrance exam for admission in its LLB course

The Supreme Court on Monday quashed NLSIU Bengaluru’s notification for a separate entrance exam, the National Law Aptitude Test-2020 held on September 12, for admission to its five-year built-in BA LLB (Hons) programme.

While cancelling the NLAT-2020 entrance exam, the apex courtroom additionally directed that admissions in all 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) be carried out in accordance with CLAT-2020 which is scheduled to be held on September 28.

A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan handed the order on a plea difficult NLAT-2020 filed by former NLSIU vice chancellor Professor R Venkata Rao and the guardian of an aspirant.

The bench, additionally comprising Justices R S Reddy and M R Shah, stated all NLUs ought to begin their tutorial session by mid October.

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralised nationwide degree entrance check for admissions to 22 NLUs in India. Bengaluru’s National Law School of India University is one of them.

On September 17, the highest courtroom reserved its order on the plea searching for quashing of the NLAT-2020 notification, learn with the September 4 press launch on NLSIU admissions 2020-21.

NLSIU Bengaluru defended its resolution in the apex courtroom to carry a separate entrance examination as an alternative of CLAT.

On September 11, the highest courtroom gave NLSIU Bengaluru its go forward to carry a separate exam on September 12 however restrained it from saying the outcomes and admitting any pupil until the pendency of the plea.

The bench, which stated it is a vital matter which must be determined, had issued discover to the college and its vice chancellor Professor Sudhir Krishnaswamy and sought their responses on the plea.

The plea termed holding of a separate examination as “manifestly arbitrary and illegal”.

NLSIU’s motion had created unprecedented uncertainty and has imposed an onerous burden and obligations upon 1000’s of aspirants, who are actually unsure in regards to the future course of motion, the plea claimed.

The impugned notification gives that NLSIU shall not settle for the scores of CLAT 2020 for admission to tutorial 12 months 2020-21 and an examination known as NLAT be carried out on-line.

“The sudden and capricious resolution of the NLSIU has not solely thrown the aspirants of CLAT 2020 into frenzy and in a state of worry and confusion, it has additionally severely jeopardized the place of the college in the Consortium. Due to the whimsical conduct of the University, the kids are put to excessive strain and psychological stress,” the plea stated.

This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Only the headline has been modified.

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