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Supreme Court of India refuses to reserve 25% seats for Karnataka students in NLSIU


Supreme Court of India refuses to reserve 25% seats for Karnataka students in NLSIU


New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on June 2 refused to stay at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bengaluru's decision to reserve 25 percent of its seats for Karnataka students.

A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Ravindra Bhat was hearing a petition seeking a stay on the NLSIU notification for admission to BA, LLB (Hons), and LLM programs for 25 students from Karnataka. Percentage horizontal quota was introduced.

The NLSIU said on June 22 that the decision to introduce 25 percent reservation for students domiciled in Karnataka has been taken by the university's governing body, and is a part of the university's "Inclusion and Expansion Plan 2021-24". 

Those who have studied for at least 10 years in an educational institution in Karnataka are eligible for admission under quota.

"In the academic year 2021-22, the university introduces 25 percent horizontal compartmental reservation for "Karnataka students". Candidates who have studied for at least 10 years in a recognized educational institution in Karnataka, 

NLSIU said in a statement shall be eligible to be treated as 'Karnataka Students'.

NLSIU asks Karnataka students to update their Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 application form to avail Karnataka student quota. 

CLAT is a national-level test for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate law programs in 22 national law universities across the country.

“All candidates who are eligible as a student of Karnataka and wish to avail the benefit of reservation for admission to BA, LLB (Hons) Program and LLM Program of NLSIU, 

Shall be required to apply against NLSIU, Bangalore by selecting the option “Karnataka Student” You have to update your online CLAT 2021 application. In the reservation tab. 

NLSIU in its notification said students are advised to keep their study certificate issued by their school ready to be submitted at the time of counseling/admission.

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