Bhopal: CLAT counselling process goof-up adds to controversy

  • Shruti Tomar, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jun 18, 2015 16:56 IST

If controversies related to the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) regarding wrong questions asked were not enough, goof-up was done in the counselling process conducted by Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya Law University (RMLLU), Lucknow.

At least 15 students from Bhopal have alleged anomalies in the first allotment list.

Students were allotted NLIU (National Law Institute University), Bhopal as per their ranking in the merit list and their choice on June 9.

They even deposited counselling fees but they were later shocked to know on June 16 that they were allotted a different law university which is lower in ranking.

An aspirant, Iqra Khan, who claimed to have secured all India 445th rank and 65th rank in the state, said, “Being a domicile of Madhya Pradesh and having secured a good rank, I opted for NLIU, Bhopal. After locking the seat and depositing the fees, we were planning for the vacation before the academic year begins. Nobody informed us about any change in the choice of the university. But given the controversies associated with CLAT this time at several steps, I visited the websites again. I was shocked to see that they had changed the choice of my university from NLIU, Bhopal to Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur,” she added.

Another Aditi Sharma said, “In the counselling in respect with the first merit list, I was allotted NLIU, Bhopal which was ranked 5th on the list of the universities provided to her to make her choice of the university. I applied for upgrading the university of my choice but instead of upgrading the university, I was allotted Cuttack Law University which was ranked 7th in the list. It’s really shocking.”

When a complaint was lodged with the RMLLU helpline, candidates were told to wait till the third list is released on June 21.

An administrative officer of the NLIU Bhopal, on the condition of anonymity, said, “In the first counselling list, RMLLU mistakenly allotted NLIU, Bhopal to several candidates. Lucknow University rectified the mistakes in the second list and hence the candidates are making an issue of it.”

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