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The Supreme Court of India has expressed its disappointment with the decision of National Law University (NLU), Tripura to cancel hundreds of admissions for its current academic session (2022-23) due to 'lack of buildings and faculty'.

A Three Judge Bench of Justice Manoj Misra, Justice SK Kaul, and Justice Aravind Kumar impleaded the Bar Council of India as a party in the present matter questioning the grounds on which it granted recognition to NLU, Tripura even with a clear lack of faculty and infrastructure in place. 

In the present case, the Apex Court was hearing petitions filed by 16 students whose admissions were cancelled from NLU, Tripura even after the completion of all formalities.

The Counsel for the petitioners pleaded for the quashing of the Order issued on 19.12.2022 by NLU, Tripura cancelling the admission process. The petitioners contended that ground for cancelling their admissions in the said order was lack of State domicile quota. However, in the counter affidavit filed by the respondents before the Supreme Court, the reason stated was lack of faculty and infrastructure.

The Counsel appearing for NLU Tripura, the respondent, contended that a review meeting took place regarding the admission of those who were issued provisional admission letters and it was decided therein that in the absence of faculty and a state domicile quota, the provisional admission letters will not be acted upon. 

The Ld. Court has sought a response from both the organisations and the Registrar of NLU Tripura has been summoned to be present at the next hearing.



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