Government Urges NLUO To Implement State Reservation

To encourage the students of Odisha to pursue higher studies in Law, the state government has urged the National Law University Odisha (NLUO) to reserve seats for students holding Odisha domicile certificates. Saswat Mishra, the higher education department secretary has proposed to the National Law University Odisha, Cuttack, to reserve 25 per cent of seats in its undergraduate courses for students of Odisha securing at least 60 per cent marks in class XII or equivalent examinations.

In the letter addressed to the vice-chancellor of the university, Mishra has mentioned that the state government has provided close to Rs 200 crore to NLUO for development of its infrastructure. Mishra has further stated that govt has not received any definite reply from the university. It is also learnt that no reservation has yet been granted to the students of Odisha in the undergraduate courses.

Earlier, the higher education department had written a letter to the university on the same issue. On 24th December 2019, authorities of NLUO in a letter to the Higher Education Department had sought some clarification regarding the eligibility criteria for domicile quota.

The National Law University, Odisha was established by Act-IV of 2008 by the Odisha State Legislature.

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