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Karnataka Law Student Withdraws Plea Challenging The State Law University’s Decision To Hold Semester Examinations

Lawstreet Journal 22 Aug 2020 1:35am

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A student of Karnataka State Law University had filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Karnataka High Court so as repugn the decision of the University of conducting the intermediate semester exams in October 2020. The petition was filed by a 3rd-year law student named Purbayan Chakraborty wherein he emphasized the mass promotion of intermediate semester students based on a 50:50 evaluation scheme. The PIL was heard by the division bench of Justice B V Nagarathna and Justice Ravi V Hosmani. The Bench objected to the maintainability of the case as it was questioned that the foundation of PIL resorts that there should be no personal benefits attached to the petitioner by the medium of PIL. Therefore, the petitioner submitted his withdrawal of PIL as he was a beneficiary to the PIL and asked for permission to file a fresh writ petition against the University. 


The petitioner, Purbayan Chakraborty has contended the conducting intermediate semester exams would lead to infringement of the fundamental rights of the students and it is also contradicting the University Grants Commission revised Guidelines dt. 10th July 2020 and a Karnataka Government order. As per the UGC’s orders, the Universities are directed to evaluate all the students except for the graduating batch by following a comprehensive scheme of 50:50 where 50% of the weightage would be given to the internal evaluation of the students and other 50% would be referred from the scores secured by the student in previous semesters. 

The petitioner has also mentioned in his plea… Continue Reading...

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