CLAT 2021: Consortium of NLUs allows participation without remitting counselling fee

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The Kerala High Court on Monday disposed off the plea filed by petitioners challenging the mandatory requirement of depositing Rs.50,000/- for participating in the counselling process for the allotment of seats for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The Consortium of NLUs informed the High Court that its Grievance Redressal Committee had permitted candidates to provisionally participate in the counselling process without paying Rs.50,000/-.

The Judge noted that the Consortium had responded expeditiously to the grievances of the petitioners and similarly placed candidates.

However, the Court added that “in a process where candidates have to pay such a high amount, the same should be mentioned in the initial notification itself. Otherwise students might be taken by surprise and they might not be able to pay. Especially students who are eligible for fee reductions might not be able to raise this amount in such a short time”.

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