NUJS - Course Structure
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences offers two integrated a five-year law programme like B.A.LLB. (Hons.) degree programme and B.Sc.LLB. (Hons.) degree programme. Admission to the law programmes at the university is through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) which is conducted in various cities normally in the month of January.
As for the eligibility, candidates need to have passed 10+2 level or equivalent with at least 50 % marks in aggregate and must be below the age of 21 years at the time of admission. The university offers post graduate courses like a two-year LL.M. Degree and a research based one-year M.Phil Degree and PhD.
BA/B.Sc LL.B. (Hons.)
Admission to the above programme is totally based on candidates' performance in the Common Law Admission Test.
This is a two-year postgraduate course. This course tempts students who are seeking to join the university or wish to acquire advanced research skills before joining the legal occupation. Thus, students come from a diverse back ground with the objective of making career in the field of law.
The M.Phil degree programme is particularly designed for those who wish to pursue independent study and research. It is also made for those candidates who really want to make their career in the field of law.
LL.D and PhD
LL.D and PhD are the highly developed law degrees. Candidates who wish to pursue this kind of doctoral programme need to have extreme individual efforts and entail protract discipline. Generally, after qualifying doctoral exam, candidates go for teaching. In fact, this programme is designed with the way of training law teachers. Law teachers have good opportunity to practice their teaching and make it simple and effective. This is the reason the candidate would be given assignments on teaching and they need to give presentation before the exam committee.
NUJS is an incorporated form of many schools of study which are independent and maneuvering through various types of academic programmes. Here goes the list of these schools:
- The School of Criminal Justice and Administration
- The School of Social Sciences
- The School of Private Laws and Comparative Jurisprudence
- The School of Technology, Law and Development
- The School of Legal Practice and Development
- The School of Economic and Business Laws
- The School of Public and Government
The research centers at NULS develop the sense of social responsibility and take a most important part in imparting philosophy of law in the society. The name of some research centers are given as below.
- The Center for Gender and Law
- The Center for Human Rights and Citizenship Studies
- The Center for WTO