Majority of K'taka students in NLSIU hail from B'luru, says study

Majority of K'taka students in NLSIU hail from B'luru, says study

A demographic study conducted by current and former students of NLSIU showed that a majority of Karnataka students are from Bengaluru.

The study titled ‘The Elusive Island of Excellence - A Study on Student Demographics, Accessibility and Inclusivity at National Law School 2015-16’ surveyed 389 out of 397 students who studied at NLSIU from 2011-16.

Out of the respondents, 37 students (9.34%) were from Karnataka and 27 from Bengaluru alone. Two students each are from Davangere and Mysuru, besides one each from Bidar, Kolar, Mangaluru, Tumakuru and Udupi. Overall, 34.01% of the respondents were from tier I cities and 42.82% from tier II cities.  

Co-author of the study, Chirayu Jain, said, “Based on the findings of our study, it is most likely that students from Bengaluru will benefit from this move rather than those from other parts of the state.

“If the government really wants students from Karnataka to benefit, they should introduce some socio-economic criteria. For instance, reservation for candidates from backward regions.” Jain, who passed out from NLSIU this year, co-authored the study with other students Spadika Jayaraj, Sanjana Muraleedharan and Harjas Singh.

The study had concluded that the diversity among incoming batches was on the rise and the number of students from tier II, III and IV cities was increasing.