Naam mein kya rakhha hai (what lies in a name) ?

Suppose you change your name, file an Affidavit, update your PAN card and Passport, and you move on…

One fine day, you decide to take a course in a reputed government institution – National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore and you fill the on-line form.

Now by what name should you be taking admission ? Old name or new name ?

New name – logical. Hold on !

It does not happen here; the institute does not allow you to take admission by your new name even if you submit your supporting documents – Affidavit, updated Passport, updated PAN card, etc., in the very FIRST instance.

The reason…

University rule says that the candidate will be admitted as per his/her old name as it appears in Degree certificate. AFTER completion of his/her admission procedure, he/she will have to apply for the name change with a prescribed Fee on a prescribed Form, and send a request Letter with the Supporting Documents to the University by “post or in person”. After that, the University will critically look into your application, verify your supporting documents and then may allow you to change your name !!!

Apart from the hassles, is it funny or draconian rule in such a prestigious institution !!?!!

Aamjunta – what do you say ?

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19 Responses

  1. These kind of rules drive me crazy. I don’t see any logic!

  2. This happens in India, no doubt about it. But what surprises me is National Law University, Bangalore is also practising this. The première law university of India should make examples on at least legal matters, and this is of very bad taste.

  3. its so very Indian ! Aint it ? We have all the modern facilities yet the working is age old !! I know how it feels 😦

  4. Red tape every where, it is simple who will visit the office of Registrar again after getting a certificate, so to keep people visiting them this red tapeism

  5. Its really frustrating and on the university side it is there way of making money…that’s it and nothing else…

  6. True. Naam mein kuchh nahin hai, but what frustrates me is the red tapism of our govt and institutes. Pata nahini, we are moving forward or backward?

  7. Anamika…the way to go! 🙂

  8. Changing name is a common thing in India for girls (post marriage). Quite strange to know that NLSIU is so particular on old name.

    Do not know why do we follow the age old rules? Rules are for the betterment of the society, not to create hassles.

  9. I’ve just returned from Kerala where I got into a nice problem because my grandma bequeathed something to me in my baptismal name which never occurs in any register except the Church one. Sorted out the problem with the generous assistance of the parish priest and the village officer.

    Names are a problem indeed!

  10. Gosh!!! Didn’t knew that Law college practice this system. Baffling.

  11. What a nuisance – having to deal with archaic rules. Is the NLSIU the only good law school around in Bangalore?

  12. Where the need of the hour is to aim for increased efficiency and trim down unnecessary red tape, we seem to be doing just the opposite. No wonder we find productivity so low.

  13. Looks like University is bigger than Indian Law.

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