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VEER NARMAD SOUTH GUJARAT UNIVERSITY

COURSES OF STUDY PRESCRIBED FOR

THE FACULTY OF LAW

DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF LAWS (GENERAL & SPECIAL)

THREE YEARS LL.B. PROGRAMME

ORDINANCES - REGULATIONS - RULES - SYLLABUS FOR

THE CHOICE BASED CREDIT & SEMESTER SYSTEM

(As per the Rules of Legal Education 2008 prescribed by the Bar Council of India)

WITH EFFECT FROM ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-13.

Law 0.1 : Eligibility for Admission:

(1) An applicant who has graduated in any discipline of knowledge from a University

established by an Act of Parliament or by a State Legislature or an equivalent

national institution recognized as a Deemed University or Foreign University

recognized as equivalent to the stutus of an Indian University by an authority

competant to declare equivlence, may apply for a three years programme leading to

conferment of LL.B. degree on sucessful completion of the regular programme

conducted by a University whose degree in law is recognized by the Bar Council of

India for the purpose of enrolment.

Provided that applicants who have obtained +2 Higher Secondary Pass

Certificate or First Degree Certificate after prosecuting studies in distance or

correspondence method shall also be considered as eligible for admission in the

three years LL.B. programme.

Explanation: The applicants who have obtained 10+2 or graduation /

post - graduation through open Universities system directly without having any basic

qualification for prosecuting such studies are not eligible for admission in the law

course.

The three years LL.B. Programme shall have six semesters as under

(i) First LL.B. (1) Semester - I

(2) Semester - II

(ii) Second LL.B. (1) Semester - III

(2) Semester - IV

(iii) Third LL.B. (1) Semester - V

(2) Semester - VI

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Law 0.2 : Minimum marks in qualifying examination

As per the rules stipulated from time to time by the Bar Council of India, the

minimum percentage of marks shall be not below 45% of the total marks in case of

general category of applicants and 40% of the total marks in case of Scheduled

Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) applicants to be obtained for the qualifying

examination i.e. degree course in any discipline for Three Years LL.B. Programme,

for the purpose of applying for and getting admitted in a Law Degree Programme of

this University.

Provided that such a minimum qualifying marks shall not automatically entitle

the applicant to get admission into an affiliated law college but only shall entitle the

applicant concerned to fulfill other institutional criteria notified by the law college

concerned or by the government concerned form time to time to apply for admission.

Law 0.3 : Prohibition to register for two regular courses of study

No law student shall be allowed to simultaneously register for a law degree

programme with any other graduate or post - graduate or certificate course run by this

University or any other University or an Institute for academic or professional

learning.

Provided that any short period part time certificate course on language,

computer science or computer application of an Institute or any course run by a

Centre of Distance Learning of a University, however, shall be excepted.

Law 0. 4 Semester System

The Law Degree Programme shall be conducted in Semester System, in not

less than 30 class-hours per week including tutorials, moot court exercises,

assignments, group discussion, seminars, project works, field reports, clinical training

courses etc. provided that there shall be at least 24 lecture hours per week.

Law 0.5 : Conditions for Eligibility to appear in End-Semester University

Examination.

(1) Attendance:

No student of Law Degree Programme shall be allowed to take

End - Semester University Examination in a course / paper / subject and his / her

semester shall not be granted if the student concerned has not attended minimum of

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75% of the classes held in the course / paper / subject with all requisite exercises in

the course / paper / subject taken together.

Provided that if a student for any exceptional reasons fail to attend 75% of

the classes held in the course / paper / subject concerned, the Principal of the

affiliated law college may allow the student to take End-Semester University

Examination, if the student concerned has attended 65% of the classes held in the

course / paper / subject concerned taken together.

(2) No student shall be allowed to take End - Semester University Examination if he / she

does not appear in the internal test of any course / paper / subject.

However, the Principal of the affiliated law college may allow the student to

take End - Semester University Examination, provided the student concerned with

written request shall produce adequate supporting documents showing exceptional

reasons. The Principal shall forward the student's written request and its approval

along with enclosed documents to the University.

(3) Subject to (1) and (2) as above, the student who has secured minimum passing

marks in internal assessment of each course / paper / subject of the respective

semester, shall be allowed to take End-Semester University Examination.

(4) The student

(i) who falls short of requisite attendance unless excepted, or

(ii) who fails to appear in internal assessment of any / all, course /paper/

subject unless excepted, or

(iii) who has not acquired minimum passing marks in internal

assessment of all courses / papers / subject of respective semester.

will not be allowed to fill up End-Semester Exam form for the respective semester. In

case the exam form of respective semester is already submitted to the University, the

exam form of such student shall stand cancelled and withdrawn and the concerned

student will not be allowed to appear in End - Semester University Examination of the

respective semester.

Law 0.6 : Medium of Instruction

English shall be the medium of instruction in the LL.B. Programme However if

the University allows in full or part instruction in any language other than English or

allows the students to answer internal test / end-semester University examination in

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any regional language other than English, the students shall have to take English as

a compulsory course / paper.

Law 0.7 : Eligibility for award of LL.B. Degree (General & Special)

The LL.B. Programme shall be of three years duration comprising of six

semesters. The LL.B. (General) Degree shall be awarded to the student upon

successful passing of the first four semesters viz. Semesters I, II, III and IV.

The LL.B. (Special) Degree shall be awarded to the student upon successful

passing of all six semesters of the three years LL.B. Programme.

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CHOICE BASED CREDIT & SEMESTER SYSTEM

LL.B. PROGRAMME RULES

Law R.1 : Credits and Programme Structure

(i) The three years LL.B. Programme comprising of six semesters shall be of total 42

courses of minimum 144 credits, divided equally into 24 Credits per semester.

(ii) Each academic years shall be divided in to two semesters.

The semester period generally shall be as under:-

Odd Semesters:

Semester I

Semester III July to November / December

Semester V

Even Semesters:

Semester II

Semester IV December to April / May

Semester VI

(iii) The End - Semester University Examination of Odd Semesters i.e. Semester I, III

and V will ordinarily be held in November / December of the respective academic

year.

The End - Semester University Examination of Even Semesters i.e. Semester

II, IV, VI will ordinarily be held in April / May of the respective academic year.

(iv) There shall be no provision for ATKT, a student however may claim exemption in a

course / paper where in he / she has secured 50 marks or more, provided he / she

had secured minimum passing marks in both heads of concerned course / paper i.e.

internal assessment and End - Semester University Examination. The minimum

passing marks in internal assessment in a course / paper shall be 12 marks out of 30

marks. The minimum passing marks for End - Semester University Examination shall

be 28 marks out of 70 marks per course / paper.

(v) The University Grading System shall uniformly apply.

(vi) The calculation of SGPA and CGPA shall be as per the University Norms.

(vii) Class will be awarded on basis of CGPA only.

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(viii) The prevalent rules of University gracing shall apply.

(ix) The student who has passed any semester with more than one attempt will be

declared to have passed the respective semester in pass class only and awarded

respective grade accordingly.

(x) A student who has secured 60% and above will be placed in First Class and awarded

corresponding grade.

A student who has secured 70% and above will be placed in First class with

Distinction and awarded corresponding grade.

A student who has secured 50% and above but less than 60% will be placed

in Second Class and awarded corresponding grade.

Law R. 2 : Courses and Credits

(1) The LL.B. Programme shall comprise of following types of courses / papers.

(i) Core Compulsory Courses

There shall be Thirty Core Compulsory Courses which shall include all

compulsory subjects and all Compulsory Clinical Courses in legal education

as stipulated under Rules of Legal Education, 2008, prescribed by the Bar

Council of India.

(ii) Subject Elective Courses

There shall be Six Subject Elective Courses chosen from amongst the pool of

common options as prescribed by the Bar Council of India. The elective

courses intend to nurture professional proficiency and skill of law students.

(iii) Compulsory Foundation Courses

There shall be Six Compulsory Foundation Courses. These courses aim at

imparting generic proficiency in law discipline.

(2) (i) Each Core Compulsory Course of 4 Credits per week semester shall

comprise of 3 credits per week [ 1 Credit equals 1 hour class lecture per

week] and 1 Credit of project work / assignment / group discussion / tutorial /

moot court / field work / seminar / library work / clinical training / presentation/

any other exercise relevant to course content.

(ii) Each Subject Elective Course shall be of 2 Credits per week per semester [1

Credit equals 1 hour lecture per week ] and shall include any of the exercise

mentioned in (i) above.

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(iii) Each Compulsory Foundation Course shall be of 2 Credits per week per

semester [1 Credit equals 1 hour lecture per week]. The Foundation Course

aims to impart general proficiency in law discipline and shall include any of

the exercises mentioned in (i) above. Any other innovative exercise may be

undertaken to enhance general proficiency of law students.

(3) The distribution of Credits per semester shall be as under.

Courses Credits Total Credits

5 - Core Compulsory Courses 4 Credits each 20 Credits

1 - Subject Elective Course 2 Credits each 02 Credits

1 - Compulsory Foundation Courses 2 Credits each 02 Credits

Total Credit............. 24 Credits

Total Courses : 07 per Semester

Total Credits : 24 per Semester

Law R. 3 : Minimum Period of Internship

Each law student shall have completed minimum 12 weeks of internship for

three years LL.B. Programme during the entire period of legal studies. Such

internship may be under an 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 which

the University shall stipulate where law is practiced either in action or in dispute

resolution or in management.

The period of internship for each academic year shall be stipulated by the

University but the law student shall at least go through minimum internship period of

12 weeks during his / her Programme.

Each student shall keep internship diary in such form as stipulated by the

University and the same shall be evaluated as directed by the University.

The University shall accordingly stipulate requirements and evaluation of Compulsory

Clinical Courses viz.

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Clinical Course - I

Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance

Clinical Course - II

Professional Ethics, Advocates Act, Accountancy for Lawyers and Bar Bench Relations

Clinical Course - III

Alternate Dispute Resolution

Clinical Course - IV

Moot Court and Internship

Law R. 4 : Passing and Carrying Forward the Semester.

(1) The student shall have requisite attendance, must have appeared in the internal

written test of each course / paper and has secured minimum passing marks in

internal assessment of each course / paper shall be eligible for grant of respective

semester.

(2) A student whose semester - I if granted as provided in (i) above, shall be allowed to

proceed to Semester II.

(3) A student shall be allowed to proceed to Semester III, if he ./ she has fully passed

either Semester - I or Semester II or both Semesters I & II.

(4) A student shall be allowed to proceed to Semester IV, only if he / she has fully

passed Semester I and II and his / her Semester III has been duly granted as

provided in (i) above.

(5) A student shall be allowed to proceed to Semester V, only when he / she has fully

passed Semesters I, II, III and IV.

(6) A student shall be allowed to proceed to Semester VI, if his / her Semester V has

been duly granted as provided in (i) above.

Law R. 5 : Assessment and Examination.

(1) Each Core Compulsory Course of 4 credits will be assessed on basis of 100 marks.

The marks will be divided under two heads, internal assessment and End- Semester

University Examination.

Each Core Compulsory Course shall have continuous internal assessment of

30 marks. The student shall have to secure minimum 12 marks to pass in the internal

assessment of the respective core compulsory course. The weightage of internal

assessment shall be based on the following.

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Internal Assessment

Internal Written Test (Compulsory) : 15 Marks


Attendance : 05 Marks
Assignment / Tutorial / Group Discussion/
Project Work / Field Work / Presentation /
Seminar / Library exercise / Clinical training / : 10 Marks
moot training / any other exercise appropriate
for the concerned course ________
30 Marks

* The affiliated law College will have the discretion to chose any of the

mentioned exercises for the purpose of appropriate continuous internal assessment.

The minimum passing in each Core Compulsory Course shall be 40 marks

[minimum 12 marks in the internal assessment + minimum 28 marks in the

End - Semester University examination = 40 Marks].

(2) Each Subject Elective Course of 2 Credits shall be of 50 Marks. The assessment of

the Subject Elective Course shall be internal assessment. The weightage for the

continuous internal shall be based on the following.

Internal Assessment

Internal Written Test (Compulsory) : 35 Marks


Attendance : 05 Marks

Any of the exercises mentioned in (1) above may


be undertaken as selected by the respective : 10 Marks
affiliated law college ________
50 Marks

The student shall have to secure minimum 20 marks in each of the Subject

Elective course to pass the respective course.

(3) Each Compulsory Foundation Course shall be of 2 Credits. There shall be no marking

for this course. The student shall be eligible to acquire 2 credits in the respective

course provided he / she has fulfilled requirement of attendance and has submitted at

least two course papers from among case comments / law article / legal research

paper / field report / report on ADR mechanisms / para - legal training / legal survey /

analysis of legal problem / such other exercise as appropriate to enhance generic

proficiency of student in discipline of law.

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(4) The student failing in internal assessment of any / all courses will be deemed to have

failed in the End - Semester University Examination of the respective course. Such

student shall not be allowed to fill up exam form; the exam form in case submitted to

the university shall stand cancelled and shall be withdrawn.

(5) Appearing in Internal Written Test of all Core Compulsory and Subject Elective

Courses is strictly compulsory. A student may however be exempted in exceptional

circumstances. Such exemption shall be duly granted by the Principal of the

respective law college. The written request of the concerned student along with

requisite documents for exemption and the Principal's approval shall be duly

forwarded to the University.

(6) The internal assessment marks for each semester for all Core Compulsory Courses,

Subject Elective courses along with requisite Credits earned by the student for the

Compulsory Foundation Course shall have to be sent to the University, prior to the

commencement of the respective End - Semester University Examination.

The format of marks for the internal assessment for the Core Compulsory

Courses, Subject Elective courses and for the Foundation Courses shall be stipulated

by the University.

The schedule for continuous internal assessment, however, shall be at the

discretion of the respective affiliated law college, but the Schedule shall conclude

prior to commencement of the respective End - Semester University Examination.

(7) Upon fulfilment of the following, the student will be declared to have fully passed the

respective semester.

(i) Minimum 40 marks in each Core Compulsory paper with minimum passing

marks in each head separately i.e. Internal Assessment and End - Semester

University Examination.

(ii) Minimum 20 marks in each Subject Elective Course.

(iii) Minimum 50% in the aggregate (i) and (ii) taken together.

(iv) 2 Credits earned in each Compulsory Foundation Course.

(8) There shall be no provision for ATKT in the LL.B. Programme. A student who has

passed in the internal assessment but has failed in the End - Semester University

Examination, his / her internal marks and credits earned for respective course/paper

will be carried forward till the validity of his / her respective semester.

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(9) A student who falls short of requisite marks in internal assessment and / or fail to earn

requisite credits for foundation course, may seek readmission, if otherwise eligible, in

the respective semester to fulfill the requirements for passing in internal assessment.

Law R. 6 : Format of Question Paper

Each question paper of 70 marks of the End - Semester University

Examination of each Core Compulsory Course shall be of 3 hours duration and will

ordinarily comprise of 6 questions. The questions ordinarily will be in nature of

analytical long questions and short questions.

Each question paper of Internal Assessment will be of maximum 1 hour 30

minutes duration and will ordinarily comprise of 3 - 4 questions. The questions

ordinarily will be in nature of short questions and objective questions.

Law R. 7 : Admission / Validity of Semester / Attempts for the CBCS Mode

and the Non-CBCS Mode.

A student who has registered in the Choice Based Credit and Semester

System Mode shall have maximum of 5 attempts (1 + 4 attempts) to fully pass the

respective semester. The granted semester thereafter shall lapse.

The Choice Based Credit and Semester System with effect from the

academic year 2012-13 in First LL.B. wiil sequentially be implemented in the Second

LL.B. and in the Third LL.B. in academic year 2013-14 and academic year 2014-15

resp.

The admissions, validity of the granted semesters and attempts to appear in

University examination shall accordingly be restricted to the students who are in the

non-CBCS mode, with simultaneous implementation of the CBCS mode.

April 2013 Exams will be the last attempt for the First LL.B. (1st and 2nd

Semester. NON CBCS Mode students, April 2014 accordingly will be the last attempt

for the Second LL.B. (3rd and 4th Semester) NoN-CBCS Mode Student. The final

attempts for the Third LL.B. (5th and 6th Semester) non-CBCS Mode students will be

notified by the University indue course

Law R 8 : Syllabi Revision

(1) The Syllabi for each course / paper shall ordinarily be revised every three years.

(2) Revised Syllabi of respective semester shall be implemented in sequential manner.

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(3) In a course / paper where in the contents relate to government provisions,

regulations. enactments, judgments etc, such changes will be accommodated

automatically. The changes shall be intimated through the University to the affiliated

law colleges, upon requisite resolutions of the competent Academic Bodies of the

University.

(4) The Rules, Norms, Regulations, Guidelines etc of the Bar Council of India, the

University Grants Commission, the Government, the University, and any other

Competant Authority shall apply and the existing LL.B. Programme to the extent of

changes made shall stand amended.

(5) The Core, Elective and Foundation Courses shall be revised from time to time with

appropriate provisions and requisite credits added for allied, discipline - centric

electives and soft skill courses.

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CHOICE BASED CREDIT & SEMESTER SYSTEM
THREE YEAR LL.B. PROGRAMME
SYLLABI

FIRST LL.B. SEMESTER - I 24 Credits

COURSE CREDITS
COURSES SUBJECTS
CODE LECTURES OTHER TOTAL
CORE Law of Contract - I (General Principles of
CC - 101 3 1 4
COMPULSORY Contract & Specific Relief Act)
Law of Contract - II (Specific Contracts,
CORE
CC - 102 Sale of Goods Act, Partnership Act & 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
Negotiable Instruments Act)
CORE Law of Crimes - I General Principles of
CC - 103 3 1 4
COMPULSORY Criminal Law (IPC)
CORE Law of Crimes - II Specific Offences
CC - 104 3 1 4
COMPULSORY (IPC)
CORE Law of Torts, Motor Vehicle Act and
CC - 105 3 1 4
COMPULSORY Consumer Protection Laws
SUBJECT
EC - 106 Constitutional History of India 1 1 2
ELECTIVE
Use of Law Journal and Law Reports
FOUNDATION FC - 107 1 1 2
Internet and Legal Software

FIRST LL.B. SEMESTER - II 24 Credits

COURSE CREDITS
COURSES SUBJECTS
CODE LECTURES OTHER TOTAL
CORE Constitutional Law of India- I
CC - 201 3 1 4
COMPULSORY (Preamble and Parts I to IVA)
CORE Constitutional Law of India- II
CC - 202 3 1 4
COMPULSORY (Part V onwards)
CORE
CC - 203 Environmental Law 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE
CC - 204 Administrative Law 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE
CC - 205 Law of Property and Easement Act 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
SUBJECT
EC - 206 Gender Justice 1 1 2
ELECTIVE
Legal Terms, Legal Phrases and Latin
FOUNDATION FC - 207 1 1 2
Terms and Latin Maxims

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SECOND LL.B. SEMESTER - III 24 Credits

COURSE CREDITS
COURSES SUBJECTS
CODE LECTURES OTHER TOTAL
CORE
CC - 301 Family Law - I 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE
CC - 302 Family Law - II 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE Jurisprudence
CC - 303 3 1 4
COMPULSORY (Legal Theory & Legal Concepts)
CORE Interpretation of Statutes & Principles of
CC - 304 3 1 4
COMPULSORY Legislation
CORE
CC - 305 Public International Law 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
SUBJECT
EC - 306 Juvenile Justice 1 1 2
ELECTIVE
FOUNDATION FC - 307 Moot Skill and Training 1 1 2

SECOND LL.B. SEMESTER - IV 24 Credits

COURSE CREDITS
COURSES SUBJECTS
CODE LECTURES OTHER TOTAL
CORE
CC - 401 Principles of Taxation Law 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE
CC - 402 Labour & Industrial Law - I 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE
CC - 403 Labour& Industrial Law - II 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE
CC - 404 Company Law 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE
CC - 405 Intellectual Property Law 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
SUBJECT
EC - 406 Human Rights Law & Practice 1 1 2
ELECTIVE
FOUNDATION FC - 407 Study of Legal Problems 1 1 2

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THIRD LL.B. SEMESTER - V 24 Credits

COURSE CREDITS
COURSES SUBJECTS
CODE LECTURES OTHER TOTAL
CORE
CC - 501 Civil Procedure Code & Limitation Act 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE
CC - 502 Criminal Procedure Code 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE
CC - 503 Law of Evidence 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE
CC - 504 Legal English 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
CORE
CC - 505 Land Laws 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
SUBJECT
EC - 506 Right to Information 1 1 2
ELECTIVE
FOUNDATION FC - 507 Paper Writing & Paper Presentation 1 1 2

THIRD LL.B. SEMESTER - VI

COURSE CREDITS
COURSES SUBJECTS
CODE LECTURES OTHER TOTAL
CORE
Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance
COMPULSORY CC - 601 3 1 4
(Clinical Course -I)

CORE Professional Ethics, Advocates Act,


COMPULSORY CC - 602 Accountancy for Lawyers & Bar Bench 3 1 4
Relations. (Clinical Course - II)
CORE Alternate Dispute Resolution
CC - 603 3 1 4
COMPULSORY (Clinical Course - III)
CORE Moot Court Exercise & Internship
CC - 604 3 1 4
COMPULSORY (Clinical Course - IV)
CORE
CC - 605 Law of Equity & Trust 3 1 4
COMPULSORY
SUBJECT
EC - 606 Information Technology Law 1 1 2
ELECTIVE
Paralegal Training & Public Interest
FOUNDATION FC - 607 1 1 2
Lawyering

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