The Governor of Karnataka gave his assent to the National Law School Of India (Amendment) Act, 2020 on April 27. According to this amendment, NLSIU, Bengaluru shall reserve horizontally twenty five percent of seats for ‘students of Karnataka’.
The Notification states,
“In section 4 of the National Law School of India Act, 1986 (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986) after sub-section (2), the following shall be inserted, namely: – “Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act and the regulations made thereunder, the school shall reserve horizontally twenty five percent of seats for students of Karnataka.”
“student of Karnataka” means a student who has studied in any one of the recognized educational institutions in the State for a period of not less than ten years preceding to the qualifying examination.”
The State Legislative assembly had passed National Law School of India (Amendment) Bill, 2020 on 20th March.