Delhi HC Allows DU To Rely LLB Admissions On CLAT 2022 Scores
The Court was hearing a PIL filed by a law student Prince Singh who demanded that instead of the CLAT score, the Common University Entrance Test ( CUET) marks should be used for the admissions
The Delhi High Court has recently allowed DU to rely on the CLAT 2022 scores for admitting students to its new five-year LLB course. The division bench of Chief Justice Satish Sharma and Justice Sanjeev Narula had passed the order after noting that the classes for other courses in DU have already started.
The Court was hearing a PIL filed by a law student Prince Singh who demanded that instead of the CLAT score, the Common University Entrance Test ( CUET) marks should be used for the admissions.
Pinky Anand, Senior Advocate has represented DU and mentioned that the CUET prospectus did not have the 5 year course when the Bar Council of India( BCI) granted the approval to the University the 5 year LLB Course.
The Central government and the University Grants Commission ( UGC) told that NEP and the 566th meeting of the UGC mandates that CUET is mandatory for admission to general degree courses.
Chetan Sharma, Additional Solicitor General who had appeared for the Central Government said that the Central University has the autonomy to rely on exams like CLAT, NEET and others for granting admission to courses like law, medicine and management.
The question before the Court was whether the exams can be taken based only CLAT scores or Universities can take other examinations. Senior Advocate Arun Bhardwaj was appointed as the amicus curiae in this case. It will be listed on 23 November again.
In the previous hearing, the UGC Chairman was asked to file responses and he said that CUET is not mandatory for all courses and that the Universities can consider examinations like CLAT, NEET for admissions to professional courses.
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