9,314.95285.9
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

NLS Student Bar Association opposes Karnataka’s move to reserve seats

Karnataka’s Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayareddy has contended that only eight students from Karnataka got admission at NLSIU last year.

, ET Bureau|
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017, 11.09 PM IST
0Comments
According to sources, not even the university’s vice-chancellor or other authorities were even aware of the government’s move to reserve 50% seats to domicile students.
According to sources, not even the university’s vice-chancellor or other authorities were even aware of the government’s move to reserve 50% seats to domicile students.
BENGALURU: The National Law School of India University’s Student Bar Association has opposed Karnataka’s “sudden and shocking” move to reserve 50% of seats at the premier law school for students from the state.

“NLSIU must and will remain an institution whose doors are open to all young minds across the country,” the Association said in a statement on Wednesday, when the Karnataka Legislative Council passed an amendment to the National Law School of India Act, 1986. The amendment Bill was passed by the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.

The government’s move comes a month after thousands of students from all over the country took the CLAT, whose rankings determine admissions to law courses at the law school. “The extraordinary measure of introducing 50% domicile reservations will surely strike a blow to the countless number of meritorious aspirants who wish to be a part of the university,” the Association said.

Karnataka’s Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayareddy has contended that only eight students from Karnataka got admission at NLSIU last year. “This is unfair,” the minister has said. The government is working on a similar proposal to reserve 25% seats at the IIT Dharwad.

According to sources, not even the university’s vice-chancellor or other authorities were even aware of the government’s move to reserve 50% seats to domicile students. The Bill defines ‘domicile’ as a student whose either parent has resided in Karnataka for at least seven years.

“The Act very clearly envisions a national law school. Domicile reservations of at least 50 per cent for a University with only around 80 students in each undergraduate batch and 40-50 students in each PG batch makes this goal extremely difficult. We struggle to find similar cases where half the seats have been reserved for domiciles in any other premier institution,” the Association said. “The contributions of NLSIU to the nation are unquantifiable, and unique. The new amendment to the NLSIU Act puts this very national character of NLSIU into question.”

The Student Bar Association retorts that the amendment “goes against the ethos” of a university where Karnataka residents “continue to do well.”

The Association will pursue the matter with the NLSIU Chancellor, who is the Chief Justice of India, as well as the Bar Council of India and other authorities.
(Catch all the Business News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on The Economic Times.)

Also Read

Uber resumes operations in Karnataka

Karnataka to soon have health register of all citizens

Karnataka to do realty check for funds

Quarantine norms for inter-state travellers to Karnataka revised

Karnataka allows factories to extend working hours

Comments
Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.

Other useful Links


Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service