NLUO reserves 25% seats for domicile students

Cuttack: The National Law University, Odisha has decided to reserve 25% seats for students of domicile of Odisha across categories for admission to undergraduate and post graduate programmes at the university. During a special meeting today, the law university’s General Council approved the 25% horizontal reservation to domicile of Odisha.

Also, the council approved the following eligibility criteria for claiming this reservation:

Undergraduate programme: Candidates who have passed 12th class or equivalent examination from the state of Odisha and secured at least 60% marks (or its equivalent grade) in the said examination from any recognized college/university in the state of Odisha.

Postgraduate programme: Candidates who have passed undergraduate law programme (BA.LL.B,/B.B.A.LL.B,/LL.B.) or equivalent examination and secured at least 50 % marks (or its equivalent grade) in the said examination from any recognized College/University in the state of Odisha.

According to a notification issued by the university, the above-mentioned reservation will be subject to Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) score.

Higher Education department Secretary Saswat Mishra, on January 1, wrote to the NLUO Vice Chancellor Prof Srikishna Deva Rao to reserve 25% seats in its undergraduate students of Odisha under the State domicile quota.

“The domicile reservation will be effective from the 2020-21 academic year across the categories,” said the NLUO Vice-Chancellor.

Set up in Cuttack, the NLUO started its academic activities from 2009 and presently has 180 seats under undergraduate programme and 50 seats in the post-graduation course.

Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had written a letter to the Centre seeking domicile quota for Odisha students. The issue was also raised both in the Odisha Assembly as well as in the Rajya Sabha demanding domicile quota for Odisha.

(With PTI inputs)

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