NLSIU Bangalore likley to have 50 per cent state domicile reservation
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NLSIU Bangalore likley to have 50 per cent state domicile reservation

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Three decades after its establishment in 1987, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is likely have 50 per cent of its seats reserved for candidates who are domiciled in Karnataka.

According to Economic Times, an amendment to that effect in the NLSIU Act, 1986 was passed by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly today.

The amendment Bill termed, ‘2017 National Law School of India University (Amendment) Bill’ was tabled by Law minister TB Jayachandra on June 20, 2017. It was the first item on the list. It was passed by the Legislative Assembly, but is yet to be passed by the Legislative Council.

As per the Amendment Bill, a candidate will be considered domiciled in Karnataka if either of her parents has resided in Karnataka for seven years immediately preceding the entrance exam, and she has studied in a recognised educational institute in the State for five years preceding the exam .

Currently, there are 80 seats for the BA.LL.B. (Hons.) programme. Out of the same, 57 are for General Category applicants. The LL.M. programme has 50 seats. The break-up of the undergraduate seats as it stands today is given below:

  1. General Category : 57
  2. Scheduled Caste : 12 (i.e. 15%)
  3. Scheduled Tribe : 6 (i.e. 7.5%)
  4. Foreign Nationals : 5

Should the amendment bill be passed in the Legislative Council, NLU Jodhpur and NLU Odisha will be the only two CLAT universities which do not have State domicile reservation.

Read the list of business before Karnataka Assembly below (in Kannada).

nlsiu-bill-watermark.pdf
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