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NLSIU And VC File Counter Affidavit In Plea Against NLAT 2020, State “Implementation Of NLAT Was Only Way To Avoid Zero Year” [READ AFFIDAVIT]

Lawstreet Journal 17 Sep 2020 7:28pm

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The Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU, Prof. Sudhir Krishnaswamy, and the Registrar, Prof. Sarasu E Thomas have filed a counter-affidavit to the petition filed by the former Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU, Prof. R. Venkata Rao, and an aggrieved parent of a CLAT aspirant which posed a challenge to the unexpected withdrawal of NLSIU Bangalore from CLAT 2020 and hold another entrance test altogether namely NLAT 2020. 

NLSIU had earlier clarified that implementing of NLAT 2020 was completely justified and the decision was made keeping in mind the public interest and interest of students at large, as the implementation of NLAT 2020 was the only way left to avoid a ‘zero year’ where the students might lose the opportunity to join NLSIU for the present academic session. The VC of the University has further argued that the academic year at NLSIU shall not be less than 285 days and the arriving batch of the academic year 2020-21 will fall in short of 285 days if NLSIU didn’t complete its admission process by 18th September 2020. 

The University further added that conducting NLAT 2020 is allowed under and in accordance with the applicable law and the Memorandum of Association and Bye-Laws of the Consortium of National Law Schools which conducts CLAT, as neither of these laws forbids a member from conducting its own entrance tests to determine admission specifically when CLAT is not held by the Consortium. 

As per the NLSI Act, the Executive Council is the Chief Executive Body of NLSIU. The Executive Council has categorically authorized… Continue Reading...

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