Justice Ashok Bhushan, R. The bench of Subhash Reddy and MR Shah said: “Hearing Counsel for the parties. Decision secured. Counsel for the parties is allowed to file their written notes by tomorrow (Friday). List for decision on 21 September.”
In his response filed through advocate Vipin Nair, former NLSIU Vice Chancellor R. Venkata Rao and Rakesh Kumar Aggarwal told the parents of a responding student, “It is also important that both respondent No. 1 / NLS start. The university and respondent No. 2 / Vice Chancellor inform the student community or association at any time, Didn’t actually have a parallel move other than CLAT to have its independent separate exam. ”
Senior Advocates Arvind Datar and Sajan Powaiya represented the University and the Vice Chancellor respectively.
Datar argued before the bench that joining the CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) did not mean that the university surrendered its autonomy.
He stressed that NLSIU has not pulled out of CLAT, and will withdraw it next year. “This year, we decided to go separately to avoid zero years,” he argued.
The bench questioned why the length of the exam was reduced from 2 hours to 45 minutes, and students were told about it only 10 days before the exam.
The university said in its counter-affidavit: “For the upcoming batch of first-year students for the academic year 2020-21, the academic year will be reduced to 285 days if NLSIU does not complete admission by September 18. The postponement of CLAT 2020 It is impossible to complete admission to NLSIU from September 7 to September 28 and to start tenure by September 18. ”
The University stated that the implementation of NLAT 2020 is also permitted and in accordance with applicable law, and in accordance with the NLSI Act, the Executive Council is the main executive body, and has authorized the University to conduct its own admission process.
On September 11, the Supreme Court gave approval to NLSIU to conduct the NLAT 2020, but did not announce the results until the petition.
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