Three Year LLB (Honours) Unitary Programme

Admission Procedure

All students admitted to this Programme shall undergo a merit based counselling conducted by the University once in a year, the dates of which will be announced separately. Selected students will be admitted based on the result of the counselling session.

Eligibility Criteria

Indian / Foreign nationals seeking admission to the Three Years LLB (H) Unitary Degree Programme should have passed the final examination of Bachelor Degree in any academic stream conducted by a University duly recognised by the UGC. Students who have appeared for final year Degree examination can be admitted provisionally, subject to clearing the final year examinations latest by the date decided by the University.

The students should also satisfy the conditions regarding minimum marks and age as prescribed by the Bar Council of India and physical fitness as may be prescribed by the Academic Council of the University.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Students for Three Year LLB (H) Integrated Programme Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University with minimum 50% marks.

Academic System

Semester

All Programmes shall adopt a Semester system. There will be two semesters in an academic year. Normally the Fall Semester will be from July to December and Winter Semester from January to May.

Curriculum

Each Programme contains a prescribed course structure which is generally called Curriculum. Curriculum of a Programme contains courses grouped under various heads, viz. Law Programme Core and Law Programme Elective. A student is considered to have completed the Programme, if he/she has successfully cleared/ completed all the subjects prescribed in his/her Programme curriculum. These subjects will be offered to a student in a pre-determined manner in each semester. Students are expected to take subjects offered in each semester and clear them subject to various conditions as prescribed in this regulation.

Syllabus

A course syllabus is a document that explains what a student is going to study in that course. Each subject will have a subject code, course title, course objectives, expected outcome, short and detailed description of the topics the student will be exposed with timestamps, suggested text and reference books, and the mode of evaluation adopted, date on which the Board of Studies has recommended the Syllabus and the date on which it was approved by the Academic Council. Once approved by the Academic Council, it is mandatory for the course teacher to teach the course as specified in the syllabus in total. Any subsequent modifications carried out with the approval of the Academic Council will be indicated by a change in the syllabus version number. An increment by one indicates a major change and minor changes will be indicated by a change in the number after the decimal.

Course Plan

A course plan consists of a list of lectures carried out in each instructional class by the course teacher during the semester, with details like mode of delivery, reference material used, etc. For one subject minimum 40 lecture/ tutorial classes should be put in within the regular semester period specified in the Academic Calendar of the University.

Course Module

A flowchart describing how various courses shall be taught and made part of the curriculum. Necessary pre-, anti- and co- requisite requirements may also be included.

Programme Duration

The Three Year (H)Law Programme offered by the University shall normally extend over a period of three academic years, i.e., six Semesters.

Structure of the Programme

This section outlines the subjects of various Programmes to become eligible for the completion of Law Programme.

Course Credits

A class room instruction/ tutorial of one hour duration per week will be considered as one Instructional Unit. A minimum of 4 hours per week of lectures / tutorial session/ practical training or a combination of these will also be considered as one Instructional Unit. Both class room and tutorial based Instructional Units have the same weightage. One Course Credit shall consist of a minimum of 10 Instructional Units offered during a semester. Each course carries a fixed number of credits (C), delivered as Lecture (L), Tutorial (T) or Practical (P) and indicated as its LTPC. The number of Instructional units delivered each week forms the basis of LTPC of a Course.

Example:
An LTPC of 2-1-1-4 means 2 instructional units based on class room lecture; one instructional unit of tutorial and one practical based instructional unit, all delivered within a calendar week.

Minimum Credit Requirement

The minimum credit requirement for the completion of the Programme for students admitted during various Academic Years shall be in accordance with the course structure as applicable for Five Year BA LLB (H) /BBA LLB (H) and Three Year LLB (H).

Course Distribution

Three Years LLB (H) Programme

  • 2 Semesters per year = total 10 semester
  • Time: 18 weeks per semester for Three Year LLB (H)
  • Class hours per week: 30 class hours + 6 tutorial and Moot Court

Corporate Legal Training/ Internship

During their tenure in the University, students get exposure to academic environment which is different from the Practical environment, wherein they are expected to practice the Law Profession. To get this exposure, all students shall undergo four weeks of Practical training/ internship any time after two years of study. During the Practical training / Internship, the student is expected to maintain a log of their activity and learning. At the end the training, a report along with a completion certificate from the Law Firm / Advocate where he/she had received the training is to be submitted to the Training Coordinator of his/her Programme for evaluation within 10 days of the completion of the semester in which the student had registered for the Practical training/ internship programme. Based on the performance of the student, the Training Coordinator may award a performance grade.

HOD will identify a Training Coordinator who will assist the students in identifying the Law Firm / Advocate and getting necessary approval through correspondence.

Course Registration

It is mandatory for all students to register in every semester till the end of his/her study, for courses that he/she is going to study in the semester through a Course Registration process. The Course Registration will be carried out on a specific day as declared by the University in advance. Students having any outstanding dues to the University shall not be permitted to register. For valid reasons, late registration for a maximum of 10 calendar days from the commencement of the semester may be permitted only with the approval of the Head of Department concerned and on payment of a late Registration fee as specified by the University. However, a student shall not be allowed to register for courses in a semester, if the semester has already advanced beyond 25% of instructional days. If a student fails to register courses in any semester, his/her studentship with the University is liable to be cancelled. Approval of Faculty Adviser is necessary for a student to undergo Course Registration. The list of courses offered by each Programme will be announced prior to the registration.

Faculty Mentor/ Advisor

Upon joining the University, each student will be assigned a Faculty Mentor. The Faculty Mentor will discuss with the student his/her academic performance in previous semester(s) and highlight the importance of the courses the student should register during the ensuing semester, within the framework of that Programme curriculum.

Registration during First Semester

During the First semesters for all Programmes, students have to register all courses listed under “Courses Offered” for that Semester for their specific Programme.

Registering for Backlog Courses

To provide an early opportunity for students to clear their backlog of courses, efforts are made to offer courses in both fall and winter semesters. Some courses will be offered during summer also and students may register for these courses to clear their backlog.

Students have to pay a Re-registration fee, as specified by the University time to time, for a backlog course registered again in view of clearing the backlog or registering again since that course was withdrawn in a previous semester.

Attendance

A student is expected to maintain 100% attendance in all courses. Considering the fact that a student may need leave due to ill-health or to attend some family emergency, a student is permitted to maintain an attendance between 85% and 100% (i.e. absent for 15% of instructional hours) in each course, without producing any proof for the absence. This 15% absence includes medical, personnel, casual, on duty leave, or any other leave of absence of similar nature. For leave of absence between 85% and 75% of attendance, the student has to inform the Proctor in advance and get the consent. In case of medical exigencies, the student/ parent should keep the Proctor informed immediately, and obtain the consent within a week, starting from the day of absence. Any leave of absence without the consent of the Proctor will be treated as unauthorized absence and in such cases if the student has attendance less than 85%, he/ she will not be permitted to write the CAT/ TEE, as the case be. Students taking leave with the consent of Proctor up to 25% (i.e. maintaining a minimum of 75% attendance in each course) will be permitted to write the CAT/ TEE. A standard Leave Form (enclosed) can be used to get the prior consent of the Proctor.

Attendance between 85% and 100% No prior permission is required from Proctor
Attendance between 75% and 85% Consent of the Proctor is required

Only those students nominated/ sponsored by the University to represent in various forums like seminars/ conferences/ workshops/ competitions or take part in co-curricular/ extra-curricular events will be given ‘On Duty (OD)’ leave, provided they apply in writing for such a leave in advance and obtain sanction from the Head of Departments for academic related requests; or from the Dean, Student Welfare for co-curricular/ extra-curricular related requests; or from the Dean, PAT for Placement & Training related activities. OD leave can be obtained in the same leave form in duplicate, one copy to be retained by the student and the other may be handed over to the Proctor.

Upon obtaining the consent of the Proctor in two leave forms, Students may keep one form with them for their use, and leave the other form with the Proctor. Upon closing of attendance for the CAT/ TEE concerned, the list of students who do not have the 85% attendance requirement will be announced by the Schools. Proctors may recommend names to be removed from this list based on the leave and OD forms collected earlier for leaves up to 25% (i.e. min. of 75% attendance). Any claim by the student who has not obtained the prior consent of the Proctor for absence between 75% and 85% of attendance will not be accepted at a later date and such claims will be rejected by the Proctor.

In case of attendance falling marginally below 75% due to reasons listed below, the Proctor may bring such cases, along with valid and adequate evidence, to the notice of the Head of Department for relaxation from the minimum 75% condition stated above.

  • Calamity in family
  • Hospitalization due to prolonged in-patient treatment
  • Serious accident

On satisfying that the absence is genuinely necessitated, the Head of Department may permit the student to write the CAT/ TEE. Details of students who were exempted from the minimum 75% attendance criteria will be published in the School notice board before the commencement of CAT/ TEE.

Attendance eligibility criteria for Period of calculation of absence Minimum percentage of attendance required Minimum percentage of attendance required with the consent of Proctor
CAT-I From 1st Instructional day to 2 days before the start of CAT-I exams 85% 75%
CAT-II From 1st Instructional 85% 75%
  Day to 2 days before the start of CAT-II exams    
TEE From 1st Instructional day to the Last Instructional Day (inclusive) 85% 75%

List of students who are debarred from writing exams in each course will be announced by the departments at least one day before the commencement CAT and in case of TEE on the next day following the last instructional day. The results of students who are debarred due to lack of attendance but wrote the CAT/TEE (theory/ moot court) will be withheld.

To encourage students to attend seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. who otherwise shy off availing such benefits due to losing of attendance in various courses, the minimum attendance required may be lowered to 70 %. It is expected that these students will continue to attend all the classes without absence and will not take this as an advantage to skip classes.

Assessment/ Evaluation

The performance of a student in a Theory/ Moot Court / Practical Training is assessed through a series of Continuous Assessment Tests (CAT), weekly quizzes, assignments, etc. and will be followed by a Term End Examination (TEE).