NLSIU LLM 2018 batch students allege loss of job opportunities as university delays exam results

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] student of LLM from the prestigious National Law University of India, Bangalore has alleged that his results and that of his batchmates have been delayed inordinately, resulting in many of them being unable to apply for jobs or being rejected for want of even provisional certificates.

Alleging that the University authorities, including the Vice-Chancellor, had refused to act on their repeated reminders, the 2018 LLM student told The Leaflet that even though he had passed the UGC NET and had qualified for the post of Assistant Professor he was unable to apply for a position in any institution of repute because he did not even have a provisional certificate or transcript of his LLM degree. “My life and career are at stake,” he said, choosing to remain anonymous.

The student said his batch had completed their dissertation and viva in May and by June 11, 2019, the entire LLM process had been completed. In the normal course, the results should have been announced by the first or second week of July, according to former students, he said.

Repeated reminders, calls and mail to the examination department had yielded no reply. On June 16, 2019, a mail sent to the Vice-Chancellor and copied to the PG Chair-council was merely forwarded to the examination department. That too had received no response.

“I even implored for a provisional or transcript of the result so that I can fulfil the criteria of the places where I have applied for a job, however, they outrightly said they don’t have it as they don’t even have the transcript of our answer copies,” the student said

“Usually NLSIU sends dissertation and answer copies of LLM to the other colleges for dual checking. The passing of buck be it from the VC or the administrative staff is brazenly being perpetuated and we students stand helpless,” the student alleged.

He said many of his batchmates had lost their job opportunities.

“One of my friends, who landed up getting a job on a contractual basis in one of NLU got terminated from the job recently on not submitting result which was supposed to be submitted within 20 days. This is really frustrating.”

Decrying the indifference and insensitivity of the university administration, the student pointed that July 15 was the last date to apply for the post of Assistant Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia (Faculty of Law), July 17 for the Aligarh Muslim University, July 23 is for Delhi University, July 27 is for Chanakya National Law University and so on. All these opportunities had been lost by the 2018 LLM batch because of the inaction by the university authorities.

The Leaflet is awaiting a response from the Vice-Chancellor, NLSUI.