The Supreme Court permitted the National Law School of India University [NLSIU] to conduct the entrance examination for BA LLB [Hons] programme on Friday. But, the apex court constrained the University from disclosing the results. It said that the matter will be subject to the result of a pending petition that has been challenging the test. Justice Ashok Bhushan headed the bench at the apex court.
The Justice said, ‘The examination for admission in pursuance of notification dated 04.09.2020 may take place but neither the result shall be declared nor any admission be made consequent thereto.’ The bench also clarified that organizing the examination shall be subject to the consequence of the writ petition. The Supreme court asked NLSIU to file its response in less than 3 days. The court postponed its final hearing on fixing this matter to 16th September 2020.
The former Vice-Chancellor R. Venkata Rao filed a plea challenging the decision of the university on holding a separate admission test for the programme. The bench at the apex court has been hearing the plea. In the petition, the VC Venkata Rao considered it as a ‘unilateral decision… taken without any application of mind, thereby completely prejudicing the students at the final hour.’
He further stated that this decision might place the career of the students at risk for completely eccentric reasons. In fact, NLSIU has planned to hold a separate entrance test i.e., National Law Aptitude Test [NLAT] for the academic year 2020-21 considering the defer in organizing the Common Law Admission Test [CLAT]. CLAT is an entrance test conducted every year to provide admissions into various law universities across the nation. The law courses include 5 years integrated LLB programme and the postgraduate LLM programme
Earlier, the University has scheduled to conduct the CLAT examination on 10th May 2020. Later, it has revised the exam schedule several times due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest educational news such as the exams, results, and more.