The Supreme Court has given its final verdict on conducting separate entrance examination NLAT-2020 (NLAT 2020) by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru. The Supreme Court has not approved the convening of a separate examination (NLAT) by (NLSIU), Bengaluru, and has ruled to dismiss the NLAT 2020 examination held on 12 September. The Supreme Court said that NLSUI will have to file admissions by October as per CLAT 2020. This time the CLAT 2020 exam will be held across the country on 28 September.
Earlier, the Supreme Court gave conditional permission to NLSIU Bengaluru to hold NLAT 2020 on 12 September. During this time, the Supreme Court had said that the institute will not declare the result of the examination and will not admit until the court gives the final verdict on the validity of this examination.
What is the whole matter?
Former NLSIU Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. R. Venkata Rao and the students' parents filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the sudden decision to separate NLSIU Bengaluru from CLAT 2020 and conduct separate NLAT 2020 exams.
The petition said that such "unilateral decision" of NLSIU to hold a separate examination has put CLAT 2020 candidates in trouble and is a serious violation of their fundamental rights.
The consortium of law colleges in the country has 23 colleges and has set the CLAT 2020 exam on 28 September, while NLSIU conducted the NLAT 2020 exam on 12 September. However, now the Supreme Court has rejected the NLAT 2020 exam.