Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) admission to law courses from 2019-20 academic year will be done on the basis of CLAT 2019. The Supreme Court on Tuesday confirmed the same and said that the CLAT exam will form the basis of admissions to law courses of the Guru Gobind Singh IP University (GGSIPU) for the academic year 2019-20.
A vacation bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice M.R. Shah were of the view that GGSIPU should not use Common Entrance Test for admission to law courses.
The Self-Financing Educational Institutions Association were against the varsities decision to use CLAT scores for admission to law courses. According to the Association, the deadline for the Common Law Admission Test is already over and it is not favourable for the students who are looking forward to admission in law courses.
However, the Court said that the students are much brighter and smarter these days and for the admissions, CLAT is the best option and most of them must have applied for the same
Earlier, the interim order, however, is meant for CLAT 2019. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University can still accept admissions in other courses on the basis of other national entrance examinations. GGSIPU had earlier sent a notice stating that they will be accepting admissions into the law programmes in undergraduate degrees on the basis of CLAT 2019.
The Delhi High Court found that the notice contradicts the 2007 Act of Delhi Professional Colleges or Institutions (Prohibitions of Capitation Fee, Regulation of Admission, Fixation of Non-Exploitative Fee and Other Measures to Ensure Equity and Excellence). With the citation of the act, they argued that the University will have to conduct a Common Entrance Test or CET, as commonly known, by the ‘designated agency’ (University) in order to take admissions into its undergraduate programmes for the law. GGSIPU had no provision to accept scores that are offered by another agency altogether.
As per the act, the Delhi High Court stated that no institution can adopt another institutions examination score even if the latter institution was a designated agency. According to the Act, no institution has the authority to adopt the scores that have been conducted by the designated agency. The agency would need to be designated to conduct the examinations for admissions into the institution for that year.