The Governor of Karnataka, on April 27, 2020 has given his assent to the National Law School Of India (Amendment) Act, 2020. Thereby, the school (NLSIU, Bengaluru) shall reserve horizontally twenty five percent of seats for 'students of Karnataka'. This amendment shall come into force at once.
The Notification says that "In section 4 of the National Law School of India Act, 1986 (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986) after sub-section (2), the following shall be inserted, namely:- "Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act and the regulations made thereunder, the school shall reserve horizontally twenty five percent of seats for students of Karnataka."
The explanation for the purpose of this section "student of Karnataka" means a student who has studied in any one of the recognized educational institutions in the State for a period of not less than ten years preceding to the qualifying examination."
On March 20, the State Legislative assembly had passed National Law School of India (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
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