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Decision on the Plea Against NLAT 2020 to be Delivered on Monday (September 21, 2020): SC

Lawstreet Journal 18 Sep 2020 10:48pm

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On Thursday (September 17, 2020), Supreme Court said it would pronounce its order on September 21 on a petition which has challenged the decision of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, to conduct its separate entrance examination NLAT-2020. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan and comprising of Justice R. Subhash Reddy and Justice MR Shah reserved its order on the plea filed by former NLSIU vice-chancellor Professor R Venkata Rao and a parent of the aspirant.

On 11th September, Supreme Court gave a nod to NLSIU, Bengaluru to hold NLAT 2020 on 12th September, but restrained from declaring results and making admissions. 

Arvind Datar, senior advocate for the university contended in the court that joining CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) did not mean that the university surrendered its autonomy.

He insisted that the NLSIU has not exited CLAT and will go back to it next year. He said that "This year, we decided to go separately to avoid a zero year.” A question was put forth in front of the university regarding the reducing of the length of examination from 2 hours to 45 minutes, for which the university said that “ The academic year for the incoming batch of first-year students for the academic year 2020-21 will fall short of 285 days if the NLSIU does not complete admissions by September 18. Postponement of CLAT 2020 from September 7 to September 28 rendered completion of admissions to the NLSIU and commencement of term by September 18, impossible."

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