The NLU Consortium has filed a reply affidavit before the Delhi High Court stating that it will not be possible to conduct CLAT 2020 in a home-based online format, as the exam will be completely compromised and may be manipulated by the participants or coaching Centres.
The submission has come in a law graduate's plea impugning the CLAT-2020 notification, in so far as it mandates physical presence of the students at the examination center.
Interestingly, the reply-affidavit was filed when NLSIU VC Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy was serving as the Secretary of the NLU Consortium.
The affidavit was signed at the time by Prof. Krishnaswamy, in his capacity as the Secretary of the Consortium, whereas presently he has announced that NLSIU Bangalore will hold a separate home-based online entrance exam, for admissions to the University.
In the reply affidavit, the Consortium has opposed the law graduate's plea on the following grounds:
The NLU Consortium had unanimously resolved to divest Professor Sudhir Krishnaswami, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU, Bangalore, of his functions as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Consortium, on September 6.
The decision was taken in the aftermath of NLSIU's decision to withdraw from CLAT 2020 and hold a separate entrance examination for admissions to its five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21.