30 Percent reservation NUJS for State Domicile, fee waiver for economically backward
The West Bengal government is proposing to give 30 percent reservation in the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Kolkata to students who are domiciled in the State of West Bengal.
Government also proposing to provide fee waiver to poor and economically backward students.
The Bill seeking to amend the West Bengal NUJS Act, 1999 envisages these changes.
As per the Amendment Bill, Section 4A is proposed to be inserted into the NUJS Act which will provide for at least 30 percent reservation for State domiciles. Section 4A(3) in the Bill states:
“The University shall compulsorily make provision for reservation of seats for the students domiciled in the State of West Bengal to the extent of at least 30 percent of the total intake in the University.”
Besides domicile reservation, the Bill also proposes other changes.
The amendment, Section 4A(1) in the Bill, states;
“The tuition fees in the University shall be such as may be determined by the State government from time to time.”
Section 4A (2) of the Bill states:
“The University shall allow free-ship in tuition fees to at least 5 per centum of their total strength to students belonging to poor and economically backward classes.”
The Amendment Bill is likely to be taken up in the WB Assembly for discussion soon.