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Dalits seek domicile quota in law school

Last Updated : 19 December 2010, 16:54 IST

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This was followed by submission of a memorandum to the vice chancellor related to admission of candidates of the state.

According to Venkat Swamy, president of Samatha Sainik Dal (SSD), the premier law school has been giving preference to students from other states. He alleged that the institute has been flouting norms related to admission of SC/ST candidates. 

In addition to SSD, members from Ahinda and Dalit Sangarsh Samiti also participated in the demonstration.

The National Law School of India University at Bangalore has been established under the National Law School of India University Act (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986). The Act states that Bar Council of India has created a charitable trust called Bar Council of India Trust, which was later registered as a society termed National Law School of India Society.

The Society framed necessary rules to manage the National Law School of India with powers to confer degrees and diploma. Later, the council requested the state government to assist it, by establishing the school as a university.

VC clarifies

Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor R Venkata Rao told Deccan Herald that the institution has not flouted any rules related to the admission of candidates. "The selection of candidates for undergraduate programme is based on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) score and reservation norms set by the committee. We have admitted students eligible for SC/ST and disability quota," said Rao. He also noted that the decision related to the domicile quota would be discussed at the upcoming executive meeting.

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Published 19 December 2010, 16:54 IST

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