National Law University Odisha to reserve 25 percent seats for local students

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Updated on Jan 6, 2020 16:00 IST

The National Law University Odisha (NLUO) announced that 25 per cent seats in the institute would be reserved for students of Odisha.

The National Law University Odisha (NLUO) stated that it will reserve 25 per cent of seats in the institute for students of Odisha from the academic year 2020-21. The announcement was made on January 4, 2020, in a special meeting wherein the general council of NLUO approved 25 per cent horizontal reservation to the domicile of state across categories for admission to undergraduate and post-graduate programmes at the institute.

Eligibility criteria for claiming this reservation

For undergraduate programmes, candidates should have passed class 12 or equivalent examination from any recognized college/university in the state of Odisha and secured a minimum of 60 per cent marks.

For post-graduate programmes, the candidates should have cleared undergraduate law programme or equivalent examination from any recognized college/university in the state of Odisha and secured a minimum of 50 per cent marks.

However, the reservation will be subject to CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) score, said an official adding that the meeting has fulfilled a long-standing demand of the state.

According to NLUO Vice-Chancellor Prof Srikrishna Deva Rao, "The domicile reservation will be effective from the 2020-21 academic year across the categories."

Set up in Cuttack, the NLUO started its academic activities from 2009 and presently has 180 seats under UG programme and 50 seats in the PG course.

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

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