Hyderabad: In light of the allegations made by the national spokesperson of the All India Congress Committee Dr Sravan Dasoju that the Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, was deliberately violating the provisions laid down for the reservation of backward classes and local candidates in its law and management courses, the registrar of the Hyderabad campus Prof Balakista Reddy said on Tuesday that the Nalsar University of Law had to function in accordance with the National Academic Legal Studies And Research University Act, 1998, which originally did not provide for any reservation.
He explained that it was only in 2010 that the Nalsar University Act was amended and Section 5A was inserted in the Act. “Section 5A states that seats shall be reserved in the favour of SCs, STs physically challenged persons, women, and the resident students of AP (now TS). According to the amendment, only 20 per cent of the seats should be reserved for local candidates. It is thus clear that the Nalsar Amendment Act of 2010 does not include quota for backward classes and that the legislative Assembly itself did not provide for 85 per cent local reservation,” he said.