The Supreme Court bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah gave the National Law School of India University a green signal today to conduct their own entrance exam, National Law Aptitude Test. The court said that the results of the exam will be dependent on the courts final decision in the matter. Since NLSIU is part of the Consortium of the National Law schools, senior Advocate, Nidhesh Gupta stated that the bylaws of the Consortium were being violated. The court went on to question whether a separate exam was permissible regardless of the mode. The senior advocate appearing for NLSIU, Aravind Dattar, informed the court regarding the loss of 16 crore rupees if students don’t get enrolled. Since postponement of CLAT was not ruled out NLSIU decided to conduct its own exam. The advocate went on to state that NLAT only be conducted this year NLSIU would continue with CLAT in the future.
Source: Bar & Bench