Kathmandu: Only 300 students are enrolled for admission in Nepal Law Campus in its Bachelor of law (LLB) program from this academic session.
The college posted a notice for an entrance examination of LLB, mentioning that from this year students would be admitted on merit basis.
Campus Chief of Nepal Law Campus, DN Parajuli said-“We have been given only 300 seats. We have decided to enroll only 300 students as per the instructions given by the Tribhuvan University Executive Council.” He mentioned from among the 300 seats, 240 students will be selected through free competition while 60 seats have been reserved for women, indigenous nationalities, Madhesi, Dalits, people with disabilities, people from marginalized communities, Muslim, Tharu, and others.
Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University, Professor Bijay Singh Sijapati, Dean said-“We have recommended that there should be limited seats for law campuses to ensure quality education. A decision to this effect was taken at a joint meeting of the faculty board and campus heads considering the poor infrastructure of the colleges and a limited number of teachers.”
Last year the campus decided to admit only 800 students in the program due to lack of infrastructure and an insufficient number of teachers but students oppose the decision. An interim order of the Supreme Court allocate seats and selection of students on merit basis in the entrance exam.
The limited seats are allocated in six other campuses. A total of 250 seats have been allocated for Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara, and 200 seats each for Mahendra Multiple Campus, Dharan and Nepalgunj, Butwal Multiple Campus, Butwal, Mahendra Bindeshwari Multiple Campus, Rajbiraj and Harikhetan Multiple Campus, Birgunj.
12,000 students were enrolled in the LLB program last year.