National Law School of India University, Bangalore, one of the popular law colleges in Bangalore does not have a separate quota allocated for OBC students. At a time when reservations are highly counted upon by the backward classes to receive concessions and financial aid to improve their standard of living, NLSIU's apathy towards OBC is seen as a shocker by many.
Interestingly, the college has a quota for the Scheduled Cate and Scheduled Tribes which shows that it does not exactly hold a casteist view in students intake. But the issue here is that despite UGC and other government funds that the varsity receives, there is no fair allocation for all the backward classes.
Since this is the admissions season, OBC candidates are worried that they might not be able to enjoy a hindrance free education with no scholarship as a concession for their victimisation as a backward caste group.
However, this is not the first time that the college has zipped out OBC quota from its admission procedure. Even last year the condition seemed to have been the same.
In total, there are 80 seats available for admissions into B.A, LLB (Honours). Through Common Law Admissions Test, the students are screened and taken in. Out of the 80, there are 57 seats allocated for general category,l 12 seats for scheduled caste, 6 seats for scheduled tribe and 5 seats for foreign nationals.
This absence of OBC quota allocation is intriguing as NLSIU is a renowned college in Bangalore that offers quality education and yet has not given attention to something as important as reservation that aids a major portion of the underprivileged society.