KU Law students allege foul play in selection list of LLM

SRINAGAR: Law undergrads at Kashmir University have alleged foul play in selection list of LLM programme even as the varsity administration said enquiry was going on over the matter. The admission notification for LLM programme of 2019 session was issued by the KU in July last year while as the entrance test, as per the students, was conducted in October. T he aggrieved students said they could not apply for admission to the programme as the results of their BA LLB final semester were awaited at the time while the varsity had fixed a minimum pass percentage in the undergrad programme as a prerequisite to appear in the entrance test.

As per the university’s admission notification for LLM programme, candidates applying for the programme should have passed LLB professional or 5 year BA LLB programme from KU or any other recognised university with at least 55 percent marks in open category and 50 percent in reserved category. While scores of them missed out on the admission to the LLM programme, the aggrieved candidates alleged that a “blue eyed” candidate, who belongs to the same batch as of theirs, had managed to apply for the programme and even figures in the selection list issued by the varsity in December last year. The aggrieved candidates wondered how the said candidate had managed to apply for the programme and “foresee” the pass percentage of the BA LLB programme in September last year while the result of the programme were declared by the KU five months later in February.

“While scores of us have lost an entire academic year, the student has managed selection just because of connections,” an aggrieved student alleged. The aggrieved students also questioned the “leniency” of the concerned officials at KU for side-lining the “forged” pass percentage of the BA LLB entered by the said student in the application form. “They are blaming the student, but are not they supposed to check the students’ credentials on their part?” a student questioned. The aggrieved students said they had nothing personal with the said student and only wanted the selections be made on merit. Registrar KU, Prof Nisar Ahmad Mir said that an enquiry was going on over the matter. He did not divulge further details over the selection list.

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