Ex-VC strikes SC in opposition to separate entrance examination for regulation college

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 8

Former Vice-Chancellor of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, 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 take a look at for admission to regulation 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 courtroom to quash the September three determination of the NLSIU, Bengaluru, to carry NLAT on September 12.

Terming the choice to conduct a separate take a look at as “whimsical and baseless”, the petition contended that the current NLSIU Vice-Chancellor didn’t have the requisite consent from the tutorial 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 the final universities which admit solely these having already accomplished a three-year BA, BSc or BCom course, admission to NLUs is open to candidates passing their Class XII examination, offered they clear CLAT which has a hit price 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 take a look at – NLAT on September 12 for which functions should be made by September 10. The NLSIU mentioned it received’t settle for CLAT scores for admissions to its regulation programs this yr.

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