‘Domicile Reservation Goes Against Objective Of National Law School’: Bar Council Of India Tells Karnataka HC

first_imgNews Updates’Domicile Reservation Goes Against Objective Of National Law School’: Bar Council Of India Tells Karnataka HC Mustafa Plumber26 Aug 2020 8:51 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of India on Wednesday submitted before the Karnataka High Court that the State could not have brought in 25 per cent domicile reservation at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) for students of Karnataka. Advocate Vikramjit Banerjee, appearing for the BCI, said :”The State Government does not have the competence of making reservations, because of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bar Council of India on Wednesday submitted before the Karnataka High Court that the State could not have brought in 25 per cent domicile reservation at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) for students of Karnataka. Advocate Vikramjit Banerjee, appearing for the BCI, said :”The State Government does not have the competence of making reservations, because of the unique nature of the institution. Because of the way it was created. Any reservation in NLS will go against the objective of the NLS.” A division bench of Justice B V Nagarathna and Justice Ravi V Hosmani was also told by Banerjee that “The ethos of the institution (NLSIU) is that it does not matter from where you come from. It could have been called anything but it is called THE National Law School.” He read out from the parent NLSIU Act and the apprised the court about the composition of the Executive Council, Academic Council and other post held by members at the NLS to indicate that it was an autonomous institution and the role of the State Government was limited as a facilitator to set up the institute in Bengaluru. Banerjee said “The Bar Council of India Trust has established the School.” He added that “Their (state) amendment goes against the spirit of the Act itself. ” He said that BCI has tremendous control over NLS and because of the reservations, the members were aggrieved and a resolution was passed by BCI to file a petition in the high court challenging the reservation. He also questioned the reason cited by the State for bringing in the reservation which is based on the ground that Universities in other states have introduced domicile reservation. Banerjee said “The entire basis of the state argument is – look there are other states with reservation. Arguing even for the sake of arguments, it is apparent the state can do this in State Universities.”   He also apprised the court about the land lease of the University and informed that the lease is between the state and Bar Council of India and it was in existence even before the enactment of the NLSIU ACT. Later Advocate Shridhar Prabhu made supplementary submissions on behalf of the BCI and said “If the parent Act is tampered by this Amendment it runs contrary to the Advocates Act of 1961.” The bench also sought clarification from the University as to how the 5 percent concession for Karnataka Students would be computed. Senior Advocate Uday Holla referred to SC Judgement in the case of AIIMS, which states ‘merit cannot be completely forsaken and went on to explain the revised seat matrix after the amendment. He said out of 120 seats, 28 seats will be reserved for SC/ST category. Remaining seats 92 will be for the general category. “If a candidate in the general list has secured 150 marks, we go down the list, try to find out if there are Karnataka students. Suppose a Karnataka student has got 147 marks he will be given 5 percent concession. He will displace a person who has got 150 marks in the general list”, Holla submitted. The bench raised doubts on how the concession would be given to the students. Justice Nagarathna said “What is the basis for this? How can you do this by issuing a notification.? She further commented that “If the difference between the first rank holder in CLAT and Karnataka Student is narrow, if you give 5 percent concession to Karnataka Student, can he be super number one.” In March, the Karnataka State Assembly passed the National Law School Of India (Amendment) Act, 2020, which received the Karnataka Governor’s assent on April 27. As per this amendment, NLSIU should reserve horizontally twenty-five percent of seats for ‘students of Karnataka’. The amendment inserts the following proviso in Section 4 of the National Law School of India Act :- “Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act and the regulations made thereunder, the school shall reserve horizontally twenty-five percent of seats for students of Karnataka.” As per the explanation of this section, “student of Karnataka” means a student who has studied in any one of the recognized educational institutions in the State for a period of not less than ten years preceding to the qualifying examination.” The court will continue hearing the matter on Thursday.Report about yesterday’s hearing may be read here :’It Will Only Help Students Of Elite Schools’: Karnataka HC Asks State To Clarify Who Will Benefit From NLSIU Domicile Reservation Next Storylast_img read more

Adjunct – Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction

first_imgPosition Overview:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions.This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants fromwhich the Department may draw as sections become open at any pointin the current academic year. This posting may or may not result inthe hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty – provides a qualitylearning experience for students on a semester basis. Adjunctfaculty reports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-relatedduties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordancewith the mission, policies and procedures of the college. Therelationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one ofteacher and facilitator of learning.College/Department Overview:The College of Education and Professional Studies currently has 100full-time and over 100 part-time faculty organized in sevendepartments. The college offers 23 undergraduate majors and 28graduate majors. All teacher education programs are CAEPaccredited. Other programs are recognized at the state and nationallevels with accreditations by the American College of SportsMedicine (ACSM), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), theAmerican Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the NationalAssociation for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), theNational Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and the OklahomaEducational Quality and Accountability Commission (OEQA). UCO’sCollege of Education and Professional Studies has an enrollment ofnearly 4,800 students, about one-fourth of whom are graduatestudents. For further information see our website athttp://www.uco.edu/cepsDepartment Specific Essential Job Functions:The adjunct instructor will prepare and teach the assigned classfollowing a syllabus guideline. The instructor will teach all classsessions, maintain appropriate records, assign earned grades,report needed data to the department, and complete all necessarydepartment assessment information.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field specified in theposition announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Experience Preferred:Higher education teaching experience.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time, in-classroom teachingpositions.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.last_img read more

Notre Dame E2E group develops novel housing solution for Haiti

first_imgIn response to the 2010 earthquake, members of the Notre Dame engineering department formed “Engineering2Empower,” or E2E, a housing initiative with the goal of designing safe and affordable houses that Haitian families can buy from Haitian businesses.Following a investigatory mission to Haiti in March 2010, Notre Dame faculty members Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Alexandros Taflanidis, with graduate student Dustin Mix, created the group, which works with local families and builders to meet specific housing needs.“It was possible to just write a [reconnaissance] report and let that be the end of it,” Mix, current in-country director of E2E, said. “Or we could try and go the long road and actually do something about what we saw.”Kijewski-Correa, associate professor of engineering, said the group felt a stronger call to help the people of Haiti rather than simply analyze and evaluate the problems facing their community.“Many other groups did the recon and left,” Kijewski-Correa said.  “We didn’t leave. We all became engineers to serve society in some way, and these were the populations that were really faceless and voiceless.“We weren’t going to just study the problem. We were going to try and solve it.”An estimated 1.3 million Haitian people were left homeless after the earthquake, primarily because of the poor quality of Haitian home construction, according to a University press release.“Lasting solutions to infrastructure problems in the developing world can only be established through true and bold innovations that can build capacity and empower the local population,” E2E’s website states. “Failure to do so … can ultimately perpetuate the dependence on foreign aid.”Taflanidis, associate professor of engineering, said foreign aid is a part of the solution for Haiti but not a full remedy.“The aid is needed, but it doesn’t solve the problem,” Taflanidis said. “It just puts a patch over it. Now, four years later, we’re seeing Haitians starting to build their homes in exactly the same ways they were building before.”At the end of last semester, Notre Dame graduate and undergraduate students constructed two prototypes of the Haitian home designs on campus. These prototypes are showcased at the E2E Expo Open Houses before home football games.“The design we are promoting is a concrete frame with panels,” Taflanidis said. “At Notre Dame, we tried to replicate the conditions in Haiti by having our undergrads, untrained and unskilled laborers, make and install the panels.”According to E2E’s website, an estimated 600 thousand Haitian homes still need to be reconstructed due to damage from the earthquake.“As much as I would love to build 600 thousand homes, I am equally honored to build 10 homes that are built in a way that will still be used 10 years from now and will have long term sustainable impacts,” Kijewski-Correa said.Mix said E2E worked with a Haitian family to build the first demonstration home in the city of Léogâne in 2014. E2E plans to construct five more demonstration homes with financially eligible Haitian families throughout 2015.“This could be a 10- or 15-year process because we’re not just building houses,” Mix said. “We’re helping to create a housing market in Haiti with the ultimate goal of empowering and being able to step back and leave everything in the hands of the Haitians.”Kijewski-Correa said Notre Dame and its community could play a vital role in continuing E2E’s work in Haiti.“We’re taking things one house at a time,” she said.  “All we hope for now is that alumni and students will hear the story and join us in this opportunity for change, in what I feel like is Notre Dame’s unique responsibility in the world.”Tags: College of Engineering, E2E, engineering, Engineering2Empower, Haiti, houseslast_img read more