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NRIS quota in NLUs an affront to meritorious candidates: Orissa HC

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Observing that Non-Resident Indian Sponsored (NRIS) category reservation is an affront to meritorious candidates, the Orissa High Court has called upon the Bar Council of India and other stakeholders to revisit the process of admission to National Law Universities (NLUs).

NRI Quota in Technical Education

  • Supreme Court has ruled that Private colleges and institutions that offer professional and technical courses have a complete discretion to do away with their Non-Resident Indian (NRI) quota of seats.
  • The judgment quoted from the Constitution Bench verdict in the Inamdar case, which said the term ‘NRI’ in relation to admissions was itself a “misnomer”.
  • “Neither the students who get admissions under this category nor their parents are NRIs.
  • In effect and reality, under this category, less meritorious students, but who can afford to bring more money, get admission.
  • The money brought by such students enables the educational institutions to strengthen its level of education and also to enlarge its educational activities”.
  • The verdict also referred to the seven-judge Bench decision in P.A. Inamdar, which held that 15% NRI quota was “not compulsory” but “only potential”.
  • That was why the court had suggested limiting the quota to 15%.
  • As per the recent judgement Candidates under the quota cannot assert their right to be admitted, says court in a judgment
  • The colleges could completely eliminate the NRI quota for 2020-21 academy year.

 



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