The Supreme Court on Thursday said that orders will be heard on September 21 on petitions filed against the NLSIU's decision to conduct separate entrance exams NLAT-2020 (NLAT 2020). A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan completed the hearing on the plea of National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore's former vice-chancellor R Venkata Rao and the father of a student, saying that the order would be pronounced on 21 September.
The court, while hearing the case on 11 September, allowed the NLSIU to conduct the NLAT-2020 entrance examination separately on 12 September, but it was asked to declare the results of the examination while pending this petition and Had stopped any student from giving admission. Hearing through video conference, the bench had said that this is an important matter which needs to be decided. At the same time, the bench issued notice to NLSIU and its Vice Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Krishnaswamy and sought their reply.
The former Vice Chancellor of National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, and others, in their petition, had called the notification regarding the entrance examination separately in this university a completely arbitrary and illegal decision. The petition said that this action by NLSUI has created an unprecedented uncertainty and has also put undue burden on the students, who are now uncertain about the future program.
The petition argued that the decision to conduct the National Law Aptitude Examination as an entrance examination has been taken without any thought and this decision, taken for whimsical reasons, has played with the students' future at the last minute.
The petition alleged that this decision of Vice Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Krishnaswamy was intended to make it an elite institution, which will only serve the interests of those who will be able to appear in the examination, while it has allowed all the poor, marginal and neglected candidates. Is completely ignored.
The petition requested the cancellation of the September 4 notification issued for admission to the five-year BA, LLB (Hons) program 2020-21. The petition said that due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, the consortium of National Law Universities had extended the online application date for CLAT 2020 (CLAT 2020) on 21 April to 18 May and the exam date for 21 July. Was postponed. After this, it was extended till July 1 and the date of examinations was also extended.
According to the petition, the CLAT 2020 examination was subsequently postponed to 28 September, but the NLSIU, taking a hasty unilateral decision, issued a notification regarding online examination for admission to the BA, LLB program.
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