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Reconsider The Decision To Scrap The Entrance Test Of 5-Year Law Course - P & H HC Directs Panjab University [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 17 Sep 2020 12:44am

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed the Panjab University on 1st September2020 -Tuesday to reconsider its decision of scrapping the UGLAW for the 5-year law course as mentioned in the circular dated 11th August 2020. 

The Division bench comprised of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice AvneeshJhingan who was dealing with a number of petitions that were forwarded opposing the decision given by the Panjab University, Chandigarh (Respondent) to scrap the UGLAW entrance test for admission process to the B.A/B.Com LL.B. (Hons) 5-year integrated course for the upcoming academic year 2020-21. 


Background of the Case 

Initially, the University had planned to hold the entrance exam for the 5-year integrated law course, and the date which was originally finalized kept getting canceled and postponed due to the Covid-19 situation in the nation. However, the University issued a circular on 11th August 2020, which stated that the entrance test for the 5-year law course (UGLAW) was canceled on the account of the COVID-19 situation. 

The said circular proposed the new schedule for the admission process which inter alia states that a tentative merit list will be shown on the website of the University by the evening hours of 22nd September 2020 and after inviting the objections thereof the provisional list will be displayed by the evening of 29th September 2020. 

As the entrance test was scrapped, the merit list will be made on the basis of marks scored by the students in their 10+2 examination. 

Contentions of Petitioner 

The submissions put forward by the petitioners were basically the… Continue Reading...

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