NALSAR Hyderabad, which was in violation of the Bar Council of India rule on batch sizes, has increased its batch size from 80 to 120 students from this year. The BCI rule clearly states that a law school cannot have more than 60 students in one section whereas for 9 years NALSAR had one section of 80 students. The new batch size of 120 going forward will be divided into two sections of 60 students each, thereby increasing the number of seats by 50%.
Another major development is that the National Law University Mumbai, India’s newest NLU, has issued an admission announcement that the university will be accepting online registration for its 7 June 2015 entrance exam until 14 May 2015. With an annual budget of INR 10 crore, NLUM plans to begin classes for the 2015-16 academic year from its new temporary campus at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Deonar, Mumbai. The first batch will consist of 60 students who will be admitted through the university’s independent entrance test. The newest NLU will be offering 3 programs – BALLB (Hons.), BComLLB (Hons.) and a one-year LLM program with specialisation in Legal Pedagogy and Research.
An increase in the number of seats available comes across as good news for CLAT candidates as it enhances the probability of law aspirants securing admissions in such prestigious colleges and makes quality education more accessible than before.
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