Karnataka Law University Postpones Law Degree Exams Amid Covid Crisis

first_imgNews UpdatesKarnataka Law University Postpones Law Degree Exams Amid Covid Crisis LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Aug 2020 6:31 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka State Law University has decided to postpone the exams for all its affiliated law colleges owing to the Covid crisis, reported the Hindu. Earlier, the law degree examinations were scheduled to be held from September 25. However, they have now been postponed pursuant to an official meeting chaired by Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of the Karnataka Government,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka State Law University has decided to postpone the exams for all its affiliated law colleges owing to the Covid crisis, reported the Hindu. Earlier, the law degree examinations were scheduled to be held from September 25. However, they have now been postponed pursuant to an official meeting chaired by Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of the Karnataka Government, JC Madhuswamy. The development is significant in the backdrop of a PIL pending before the Karnataka High Court against KSLU’s decision to hold intermediate semester examinations. The petition was filed by Purbayan Chakraborty, a 3rd year law student at the said University, stressing that intermediate semester students ought to be promoted under a comprehensive formula prescribed by the UGC, where 50% weightage would be in internal evaluation and 50 % weightage would be in marks scored in previous semester. The decision was also alleged to be violative of the UGC guidelines, mandating promotion of intermediate semester students on the basis of alternate evaluation scheme. Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly, Siddaramaiah had also demanded postponement of the law degree examinations following surge in COVID-19 cases in the State. Next Storylast_img read more