BA.LL.B (Hons.) 5 - Year Integrated

Duration : Five Year Full Time

Semester distribution:
i. First Year : First and Second Semester
ii. Second Year : Third and Fourth Semester
iii. Third Year : Fifth and Six Semester
iv. Fourth Year : Seventh and Eighth Semester
v. Fifth Year : Ninth and Tenth Semester
Total number of Papers : 52 papers

 

BA.LL.B (Hons.) 5-year Integrated course has been introduced by Dibrugarh University from the academic session 2006-07. The Dibrugarh University stands pioneer in the entire North Eastern Region for introducing the 5 year BA.LLB (Hons.) degree programme. The course curriculum of this Bachelor Degree has been designed and formulated by the University with high standards and in consonance with the broad based principles prescribed by the Bar Council of India.
Some important information regarding the course has been given below which, however, is subject to modification by the University from time to time.
• There shall be a course on Study of Law leading to Bachelor of Art and Law (BA.LLB, Hons.)
• The duration of the BA.LLB (Hons) degree course shall be for a period of five academic years. Each academic year is divided into two semesters, each semester having an average 100 working/ teaching days. The academic terms shall ordinarily be between July to December and January to June.
• The 5-year Integrated BA.LLB (Hons) course is full-time course and no student will be allowed to pursue any other course simultaneously.
• The admission of a student can be cancelled at any stage if found guilty of violating the Rules prescribed by the University.
• The intake capacity for the BA.LLB (Hons) Degree Programme shall be 60 at NERIM Law College.
• The medium of instruction and examination of the BA.LLB (Hons) Course shall be English.

 

Eligibility for Admission:

A candidate for admission into the Five-Year BALLB (Hons.) Course shall have:-
Passed the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) or equivalent examination securing in the aggregate not less than 45% of the total marks. Provided that there shall be a relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST/OBC candidates.

 

ADMISSION PROCEDURE: Selection for admission into the Five-year Integrated BA.LLB(Hons.) Course at NERIM Law College under Dibrugarh University will be based on merit.

 

Documents to be submitted along with Application Form:
(1) Marksheets of HSLC and HSSLC Examinations.
(2) Three copies of recent passport size photographs.
(3) Caste Certificate in case of candidate belonging to SC/ST/ OBC.
(4) Medical Certificate from the Joint Director of Health Services of the District concerned, in case of candidate applying for seat reserved for the physically handicapped.
(5) Application Fee in accordance with Dibrugarh University.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE BA.LLB(Hons.)

The University has designed and approved a course structure in consonance with the policy of the Bar Council of India (BCI) for Integrated 5-year course of study in Law. Keeping intact the basic principles for introducing 5-year course in Law as declared and prescribed by the Bar Council of India (BCI) from time to time, the University has designed the course curriculum for this professional degree in Law as follows:

 

(a) In First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Semesters each theory paper will carry 100 marks of which 80 marks will be for End-Semester and 20 marks for In-Semester. In Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Semesters, each paper shall carry 100 marks (both theory and practical papers) of which 75 marks will be for End Semester and 25 marks for In-Semester Assessment.

Provided that there shall be a compulsory full paper on Environmental Studies in the Forth Semester of the Course and the examination for the same shall be conducted along with the Part-II examination of the B.A. / B.Sc./B.Com.Three Year Degree course. The procedure of examination for this paper shall be as laid down in Annexure-I, provided that the result of a student in this paper shall not be considered for further progression from one Semester to the other. Provided further that a student who does not pass the paper titled 'Environmental Studies' within the stipulated chances shall not be awarded the BA/ BA.LLB (Hons.) degree.

(b) The students of Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Semester shall be required to undergo practical training as indicated in the syllabus.


SYLLABUS

BALLB (Hons.) 5 YEAR INTEGRATED

 

SEMESTER: I

Paper No Title of the Paper
End Semester
In Semester
1.1 General English
80
20
1.2 Major: Paper I
a) Political Science
b) Sociology
80
20
1.3 Minor I : Paper I
a) History
b) Economics
c) Philosophy
d) Political Science
e) Sociology
80
20
1.4 Minor II: Paper II
(One out of a,b,c,d,e)
80
20
1.5 Constitutional Law of India-I
80
20

 

SEMESTER: II

Paper No Title of the Paper
End Semester
In Semester
2..1 Legal Language
80
20
2..2 Major: Paper II
80
20
2..3 Minor I : Paper II
80
20
2..4 Minor II: Paper II


80
20
2..5 Constitutional Law of India-II
80
20

 

SEMESTER: III

Paper No Title of the Paper
End Semester
In Semester
3.1 Major : Paper III
80
20
3.2 Major : Paper III
80
20
3.3 Minor II : paper III
80
20
3.4 Law of Contract


80
20
3.5 Honours-1 Any one from following:
i) Indian Federalism (CL Group)
ii) Corporate Government (BL Group)
iii) Criminal Jurisprudence- I(CrL Group)
80
20

 

SEMESTER: IV

Paper No Title of the Paper
End Semester
In Semester
4.1 Major : Paper IV
80
20
4.2 Specific Contract
80
20
4.3 Jurisprudence
80
20
4.4 Optional-1
i) Criminal Psychology
ii) Media Law (CL Group)
80
20
4.5 Honours-2, any one from following:
1. Right to Education (CL Group)
2. International Trade Law (BL Group)
3. Criminal Jurisprudence- II(CrL Group)
80
20

 

SEMESTER: V

Paper No Title of the Paper
End Semester
In Semester
5.1 Major I (V)
80
20
5.2 Family Law -I
80
20
5.3 Law of Tort incl. M.V. Act. & Consumer Protection Law
80
20
5.4 Administrative Law
80
20
5.5 Optional -2
1. Methods of Interpretation of Statute (CL Group)
2. Competition Law group (BL Group)

80
20
5.6 Honours - 3. any one from the following:
1. Local Self Govt. incl. Panchayat Administration (CL Group)
2. Securities Law (BL Group)
3. Criminology (CrL Group)
80
20

 

SEMESTER: VI

Paper No Title of the Paper
End Semester
In Semester
6.1 Major I (VI)
80
20
6.2 Family Law - II
80
20
6.3 Labour Law and Industrial Law- I
80
20
6.4 Legal Research
80
20
6.5 Optional - 3
1. Equity, Trust & Fiduciary Relationship
2. Humanitarian & Refugee Law


80
20
6.6 H4 Honours - 4, any one from the following
1. Media Law (CL Group)
2. Competition Law (BL Group)
3. Prision Administration (CrL Group)
80
20

 

SEMESTER: VII

Paper No Title of the Paper
End Semester
In Semester
I Minor (III)
75
25
II Land Law
75
25
III CPC and Limitation Act-I
75
25
IV (Clinical) Professional Ethics
75
25
V

(Optional)

Banking Law
International Economic Law
Humanitarian & Refugee Law

75
25

 

SEMESTER: VIII

Paper No Title of the Paper
End Semester
In Semester
I Minor (IV)
75
25
II C.P.C and Limitation Act.-II
75
25
III Indian Penal Code I
75
25
IV (Clinical) ADR
75
25
V

Seminar Paper -I

75
25

 

SEMESTER: IX

Paper No Title of the Paper
End Semester
In Semester
I Evidence-I
75
25
II Company Law
75
25
III I.P.C
75
25
IV CPC
75
25
V

(Clinical) Drafting, Pleading & Conveyancing

75
25

 

 

SEMESTER: X

Paper No Title of the Paper
End Semester
In Semester
I Interpretation of Statues
75
25
II Taxation Laws
75
25
III Seminar Paper II
75
25
IV Moot Court (Practical)
75
25
V

Trust and Equity and Fiduciary Relation

75
25

 

AWARD OF DEGREE:

The Degree is awarded by the Dibrugarh University as per its approved Regulation constituted for the aforesaid purpose on fulfillment of the following conditions.
(a) A student who successfully completes the BALLB (Hons.) Course till Sixth Semester shall be considered eligible to get the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law Degree from the University provided that such degree (BA in Law) shall not entitle the holder to enroll himself / herself as an advocate.

(b) A student who successfully completes the BALLB (Hons.) Course till the Tenth Semester will be awarded the BALLB (Hons.) Degree.

(c ) Legal Aid Centre:

Each Centre for Legal Education shall establish and run a Legal Aid Clinic under the supervision of a Senior Faculty Member who will administer the Clinic, run by the final year students of the CLE, in co-operation with the Legal Aid Service Authorities with the help of voluntary lawyers and other Non-Government Organizations engaged in this regard generally in the locality from which the student community of the CLE hail.

(d) Minimum Period of Internship:
1 Each registered student shall complete minimum of 20 weeks internship for 5yr. integrated law course during the period of legal studies under NGO, Trial and Appellate Advocates, Judiciary, Legal Regulatory Authorities, Legislatures and Parliament, Other Legal Functionaries, Market Institutions, Law Firms, Companies, Local Self Government and other such bodies as the University shall stipulate, where law is practiced either in action or in dispute resolution or in management.
Provided that internship in any year cannot be for a continuous period of more than Four Weeks and all students shall at least have gone through once in the entire academic period with Trial and Appellate Advocates.

2 Each student shall keep Internship diary in such form as may be stipulated by the University/CLE concerned and the same shall be evaluated by the Guide/supervisor in Internship and also a Core Faculty member of the CLE, each time. The total mark shall be assessed in the Final Semester of the course in the 4th practical paper as per instruction and notes given in the syllabus of this paper.

3 District-wise List of Senior Lawyers Willing to Guide Students under Internship:
The college principals & Directors of CLE shall assist the State Bar Council in the preparation of the list of suggested senior advocates, district-wise, with at least ten years experience, who are willing to take under them internship students during the vacation period.

4 Formal Dress Code during Internship:
Students placed under internship or in moot court exercise shall have formal dress of legal professional in pupil age as follows:
For all: White or Black trouser, white shirt, black tie, black coat, black shoe and black socks.
Optional for Girl students: Black printed saree, with white full sleeve blouse and covered black shoe or lawyer's suit with covered black shoe.
Formal Dress Code as above may be applicable during the normal class-hours also.
Examination and Evaluation:
Examination consists of (i) continuous internal assessments through sessional examinations, viva-voce, seminars/group discussions and (ii) end-semester examinations. The schemes of continuous internal assessments designed according to needs of teaching-learning process in the course shall be disclosed to the students at the beginning of every semester by the teacher concerned.

Timing of End Semester Examinations:
The end semester examinations shall ordinarily be held at the end of every semester. The end semester examinations of the odd semesters will be held in December and end semester examinations of the even semesters will be held in June every year at NERIM Campus at Padma Nath Sarmah Bhawan, Jayanagar, Khanapara, Guwahati.

 

Written End Semester Examinations of Theory/Practical papers:
1 There will be written end semester examinations of 80 marks of 3 hour duration in each theory paper(except as directed in the form of notes in the syllabus itself with respect to some papers of B.Com.,LL.B. and B.B.A.,LL.B. disciplines) out of total 100 marks, remaining 20 marks will be internal assessment.
2 For practical paper No. 1: Alternate Dispute Resolution there will be written end semester examination for 60 marks of 2 hours duration out of total 100 marks. For 20 marks, there will be internal assessment and for rest of the 20 marks there will be a project report on Legal aid to be jointly evaluated at the end of semester by one internal examiner and one external examiner to be appointed by the University. The Legal Aid Centre under Rule 15 may be suitably utilise for project part of this paper.
3 The end semester examination of practical paper No. 2: Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing will consist of viva-voce examination of 10 marks and evaluation of 90 marks on written assignments on Drafting Pleading and Conveyancing to be jointly evaluated at the end of semester by one internal examiner and one external examiner to be appointed by the University.
4 For Practical Paper No. 3: Professional Ethics, Bench-Bar Relation and Accountancy for Lawyers there will be written end semester examination for 60 marks of 2 hour duration out of total 100 marks. For remaining 40 marks, there will be viva-voce examination and evaluation of written assignments/projects etc. to be jointly evaluated at the end of semester by one internal examiner and one external examiner to be appointed by the University.
5 For Practical paper No. 4: Moot Court & Internship (i) the written assignments relating to moot courts, (ii) records relating to observation of at least 2 (two) trials in the courts and (iii) the internship diary (jointly evaluated by the Guide(s) of the internee and the core faculty member of the CLE in each semester from 5TH Semester onwards) and finally along with the list of the marks so awarded on all the above three components, will be placed before an internal examiner and external examiner to be appointed by the University for joint and final evaluation at the time of viva-voce examination at the end of the final semester. As per Rule 16 of the Regulation the internship training will be of minimum 20 weeks during the entire 5yr. course, but in any year it should not be for a continuous period of more than 4 weeks. .
For implementation of all the above mentioned 4 practical papers the instruction and notes as given in the syllabus of each paper to be followed invariably.


Time Limit for Clearing the Degree:

A Candidates shall be required to clear his/her 5yr. integrated law degree course within a period of 8 (eight) years from the date of his/her admission in the first semester of the course. However in exceptional hard cases the Vice-Chancellor may provide additional chance or chances on humanitarian ground on the recommendation of the Principal/ Director of the CLE concerned
Re-evaluation of Answer scripts shall be done by the university on payment of prescribed fees by the authorities.

 

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
Distribution of Marks in Internal Assessment:

Distribution of 20 marks for internal assessment shall be as follows: -

First Sessional Examination 5 marks
Second Sessional Examination 5 marks
Viva-voce Examination 5 marks
Group Discussion/ Seminar 5 marks

 

 

Procedure of Internal Assessment:
1 The 1st and 2nd sessional examinations of the odd semesters will be held in the mid part of September and November respectively. And the 1st and 2nd sessional examinations of the even semesters will be held in the mid part of March and May respectively.
2 The Principal/Director in consultation with the teachers will notify from time to time the exact dates of sessional examinations, viva-voce examinations and group discussions/ seminars.
3 Each sessional examination will be of 1½ hour duration of total 50 marks in each paper. The setting of question paper, invigilation duty, evaluation of answer scripts, viva-voce examination and all other activities connected with internal assessment will be done by the concerned teachers as part of their normal duty as teacher of the paper and will not be entitled to any extra remuneration.
4 After evaluation, the answer scripts should be shown to the students concerned and correction should be made, if needed. After this, the answer scripts should be collected back from the students. The entire process of evaluation of a sessional examination should not take more than 10 days from the date of examination.
5 If a student misses any of the sessional examinations for valid reasons, as evidenced by medical certificate or other authentic documents, the teachers concerned may allow the student a separate examination using the teachers' own discretion.
6 It is recommended that 1 (one) paper in semester system should be taught by not more than two teachers. The concern teachers of a paper should cooperate in conducting the internal assessment of that paper.
7 The concerned teacher(s) should submit the internal marks in proper mark sheet along with the answer scripts to the Principal/Director at least a week before the filling up of examination forms begins for that semester. The Principal/Director will send the internal marks of all the papers to the Controller of examinations before the end of the semester examinations. But the answer scripts of sessional examinations and other records will be kept in the custody of the principal for future references for a minimum period of 1 year.
Scaling of Marks of Internal Assessment:
If necessary, the Controller of Examination shall arrange the scaling of marks of Internal Assessments before announcement of examination result.


PROVISIONS FOR PASSING EXAMINATIONS & SEMESTER PROMOTION
Standard of Passing the Semester Examinations:
1 In order to qualify in a particular examination, a candidate shall have to secure at least 45% of marks in each and every theory and practical/clinical paper in end semester examination and a minimum of 45% marks in internal assessment of each of the papers in which there is provision for internal assessment.
2 To pass any of the semester examinations a candidate must have passed in all the papers of that semester as per the provisions mentioned in the preceding rules. A candidate shall not be allowed to appear in the 10th Semester Examination unless and until the candidate has been declared passed in all the papers up to 9th semester examination.


Semester Promotion:
A candidate, in order to be eligible for admission for the next semester, must have successfully kept the term of the preceding semester, irrespective of the result of the semester examination.
Next Due Semester Examination:
A candidate who could not appear or failed, in any semester examination, will be allowed to clear the same as follows:
i) First semester examination with the regular third or odd semester examinations.
ii) Second semester examination with the regular fourth or even semester examinations and so on.


No Betterment:

No betterment shall be allowed in the internal assessment and End semester examination.
Maximum Chances to Clear a Semester Examination:
A Candidate must pass all his/her semester examinations within 8 (eight) years in 5yr. integrated law degree course from the date of admission to the first semester. Be it clarified that a candidate not appearing in any examination due, shall lose that particular chance allowed to him or her.

 

 

 

 

 

   
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