Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 9
Former Vice-Chancellor of National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore Prof R Venkat on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court in opposition to the college’s determination to stroll out of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) and to go for a separate entrance check for admission to legislation programs.
In his petition, Prof Rao mentioned the choice to go for a separate National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) will make NLSIU an “island of exclusion” from an “island of excellence”.
He urged the highest court docket to quash the September three determination of the NLSIU, Bangalore, to carry NLAT on September 12.
Terming the choice to conduct a separate check as “whimsical and baseless”, the petition contended that the current NLSIU Vice-Chancellor didn’t have the requisite consent from the educational council for it.
“The technical requirement of having a laptop and 1 Mbps of internet speed for taking home proctored examination, is onerous, arbitrary, discriminatory and illegal,” the petition submitted.
Unlike common universities that admit solely these having already accomplished a three-year BA, BSc. or BCom Course, admission to NLUs is open to candidates passing their Class 12 examination, offered they clear CLAT, which has successful charge of lower than 5 per cent.
This yr’s CLAT was slated to be held on September 28 however after an August 28 assembly of the consortium of National Law Universities, the NLSIU on September three determined to carry its personal entrance test—NLAT on September 12 for which functions should be made by September 10. The NLSIU mentioned it gained’t settle for CLAT scores for admissions to its legislation programs this yr.
The petition mentioned the sudden unilateral determination of NLSIU has created unprecedented uncertainty, worry and confusion among the many candidates who’ve been put to excessive strain and psychological stress.