While inaugurating the first academic session of ‘India International University of Legal Education and Research, Goa’ (IIULER), Chief Justice DY Chandrachud has questioned the CLAT exam.
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Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud has announced the Common Law Admission Test for admission in National Law Universities.CLAT) is questioned. The Chief Justice said that one of the problems that National Law Universities may face is the model through which they select students for admission. The CJI was inaugurating the first academic session of the ‘India International University of Legal Education and Research, Goa’ (IIULER). During this, he advocated inclusive legal education for the students.
Chief Justice DY Chandrachud said that one of the problems faced by the National Law Universities is that they test the ability of the students by cracking the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). In such a situation, it is not necessary that only the right students are selected. There are a total of 25 National Law Universities in the country, in which CLAT exam is conducted every year for admission.
What did the Chief Justice say?
CJI said, ‘Cracking CLAT does not necessarily give students the right idea to pursue a career in law. An idea that reflects the culture of law in our country as representative of a just society, a value-based society, a moral society. He said that I appeal to the Vice Chancellor and the faculty to give importance to value based legal education for students from different backgrounds.
The Chief Justice said that resources are needed for good education. But it should not be designed in such a way that it is not available to those students who have not paid for it. He advised the first batch of university students that they should not look at their first year only academically.
What is CLAT Exam?
Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an all India entrance exam conducted by National Law Universities. Through the score of this exam, admission is given in undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in NLUs. The responsibility of conducting the exam is given to different NLUs every year. Many times the selection of these universities for conducting the exam is decided according to the year of their establishment.
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