Regulations Governing the 5 Year B.A., LL.B. Course in Law
Regulations under Section 86 read with Section 34(2) (ii) and Section 49 of the Karnataka State Law University Act, 2009.
The Vice-Chancellor of the Karnataka State Law University, Hubbali makes the following Regulations under Section 86 read with Section 34(2)(ii) and Section 49 of the Karnataka State Law University Act, 2009:
These Regulations may be called as “the Karnataka State Law University’s Regulations Governing the Five Year B.A., LL.B. Integrated Degree Course in Law”.
These Regulations extend to all University Law Colleges, Departments of Studies in Law and all affiliated Law Colleges within the jurisdiction of Karnataka State Law University which are accorded permission to start Five Year Integrated Degree Course in Law.
These Regulations shall come into force from the beginning of the academic year 2009-10.
(a) “Integrated Degree Course in Law” means double degree course comprising the bachelor degree in arts prosecuted simultaneously with the degree course in law in an integrated manner as designed by the University from time to time for a continuous period of not less than five years.
(b) In these Regulations, the expressions, “University”, “University Area”, “College”, “AffiliatedCollege”, “Department”, “Department of Studies”, “Post Graduate Department”, “Post Graduate Department of studies”, “Teachers”, “University”, “University Area”, “University College” and “Principal” bear the same meanings, as assigned under Section 2 of the Karnataka State Law University Act, 2009.
5. THE COURSE & DURATION
(a) B.A., LL.B. integrated double degree course combines Bachelors’ degree course in Arts together with the Bachelors’ degree course in Law.
(b) Each Academic year shall be divided into two Semesters.
(c) The Papers and the syllabus shall be as given in the Schedule appended to these Regulations.
6. INSTRUCTIONS& TRAINING
(a) Instructions and training for the course shall be not less than 30 class-hours per week including tutorials, moot room exercise and seminars provided there shall be at least 24 lecture hours per week.
(b) There shall be for each paper four class hours of one hour duration each and one hour of tutorial / moot court / project work per week.
(c) INTERNSHIPS: Each registered student shall have completed a minimum of 20 weeks of internship during the entire 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 and Local Self Government.
(d) The internship in any year cannot be for a continuous period of more than four weeks and all students shall at least gone through once in the entire academic period with Trial and Appellate Advocates.
(e) Each student shall keep internship diary in the form stipulated by the University and the same shall be evaluated by the Guide in internship and also a Core Faculty Member of the staff each time. The total mark shall be assessed in the Final Semester if the course in the 4th Clinical course as stipulated under the Schedule appended to these Regulations.
A College or Department shall be deemed to be working whole time if the working time of the college or University Department extends to at least eight hours continuously on every working day comprising of classroom teaching of four periods, each period being of one hour duration and the remaining four hours devoted to clinical, curricular and co-curricular activities.
7. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
An applicant who has successfully completed Pre-University course or Senior Secondary School Course (‘+2’) or equivalent such as (11 + 1, ‘A’ level in Senior School Leaving Certificate Course) from a recognized University of India or outside or from Senior Secondary Board or equivalent, constituted or recognized by the Union or by the State Government or from any equivalent institution from a foreign country recognized by the government of that country for the purpose of issue of qualifying certificate on successful completion of the course, may apply for and be admitted into the course.
Provided that applicants who have obtained +2 Higher Secondary Pass Certificate of First Degree Certificate after prosecuting studies in distance or correspondence method shall also be considered as eligible for admission to the course.
Provided further that the applicants who have obtained 10+2 or graduation or post graduation through Open Universities system directly without having any basic qualification for prosecuting such studies are not eligible for admission to the course.
Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination shall not be below 45 (44.5) and above shall be treated as 45 of total marks in case of general category applicants and 40 (39.5 and above shall be treated as 40) of total marks in case of SC and ST applicants.
Maximum age for seeking admission is limited to twenty years in case of general category of applicants and to twenty-two years in the case of applicants from SC, ST and other backward communities as on 1st June.
8. ADMISSION PROCEDURES
Admission to the course shall be made strictly on the basis of the merit taking into account total marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Provided that while making admission to the course reservation policy of the Government of Karnataka governing admission to higher educational institutions issued from time to time shall be applied.
No College or Department of studies in Law authorized to impart education in B.A., LL.B. Course shall admit more than 60 students in one division.
The University shall reserve the right to prescribe the number of division in each Law College or the Department of Studies in Law.
TUITION AND OTHER FEES
Candidates admitted to the Five Year B.A., LL.B. course and those admitted to such course shall pay the tuition and other fees as prescribed by the University from time to time.
1. Candidates admitted to the Five Year B.A., LL.B. course shall have to attend to semester courses spread over 5 years.
2. In each Semester, the students shall have to study the courses prescribed by the University in these Regulations.
3. The Course descriptions shall be, as set out from time to time, in the Schedule.
10. MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
The medium of instruction in the five Year B.A., LL.B. degree course shall be in English. However, the examinees shall have the option to answer the question papers in the examination either in English or in Kannada.
No student shall be permitted to appear for the end-of-semester examination in a given course unless he/she has, to the satisfaction of the course teacher, fulfilled the course requirements and has put in not less than 70% attendance in the course concerned.
Provided that a student should have attended not less than 70% of classes in each of the subjects prescribed may be permitted to keep the term for reasons to be recorded in writing and to satisfaction of the Principal of the college or the Dean of the Faculty as the case may be.
12. PROHIBITION AGAINST LATERAL ENTRY AND EXIT
There shall be no lateral entry on the plea of graduation in any subject or exit by way of awarding a degree splitting the integrated double degree course, at any intermediary stage of an integrated double degree course.
No student shall be promoted to the next year of the course unless he/she has passed in a minimum of two subjects in any semester. Students are required to successfully complete the entire course within eight years from admission to the course.
14. AWARD OF DEGREE
A student shall be eligible for the award of the B.A., LL.B. Degree after he/she has successfully completed all the prescribed courses in all the semesters and his or her character and conduct are found to be satisfactory during the course.
15. AWARD OF CLASSES
The award of classes shall be as under
A. 70% and more First Class with Distinction
B. 60% and above but less than 70% First Class
C. 50% and above but less than 60% Second Class
D. 40% and above but less than 50% Pass Class
16. REMOVAL OF DIFFICULTY
If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Regulation the Vice Chancellor by way by order of notification do anything which appears to him necessary for the purpose of removing the difficulty.
Every such order so notified shall as soon as may be after its notification, be laid before the Academic Council and Syndicate for approval.
17. REPEAL AND SAVINGS CLAUSE
Any regulation existing herein before governing the B.A., L.L.B course stand repealed.
Any action, decision or direction taken or directed by the University under any Rule of Regulation in force at any time earlier than this Regulation coming into force, shall be valid, binding on the institutions and remain in force notwithstanding anything contained in this Regulation.