Eligibility for admission :
A student shall be eligible for admission into semester I of the BBA., LL.B. 5 year Integrated Course in Law if he / she has passed the Higher Secondary (10+2) examination held by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or any other examination which is recognized by the University as equivalent thereto provided that :
1. Such student must have obtained minimum 45 % marks in the aggregate in the qualifying examination; person belonging to scheduled cast, scheduled tribes, other Backward classes (OBC) shall be eligible to apply if they secure at least 40 % marks in the qualifying examination.
2. Such student has not passed any other examination higher than the 10+2 examination mentioned above prior to seeking admission into the course.
3. The age of the applicant shall not be above 20 years in case of candidates belonging to the general category and shall not be above 22 years in case of applicants belonging to scheduled casts, scheduled tribes, other backward classes (OBC) category as on 1st July of the same academic year in which he or she may be seeking admission.
Each registered student (with the North Bengal University) shall have to complete minimum 20 weeks internship during the 5 year course under the following institutions / organizations-
Provided that internship cannot be for a continuous period of more than four weeks and all students shall at least go through once in the entire academic period with trial and appellate advocates.
Provided further that each student shall keep internship diary and the same shall be evaluated in the VIth semester by the guide in Internship and also a core faculty member.
DURATION OF COURSE:
The duration of the course shall be of five years comprising of 10 (ten) semesters.
No student shall be allowed to take the end semester written examination if the student concerned has not attended minimum 70 % of the classes held in the subject concerned as also moot court exercises, practical training etc. taken together.
The subjects and papers for the course shall be prescribed by the North Bengal University from time to time in accordance with the rules of the Bar Council of India.
ATTENDANCE, CREDIT AND GRADE SYSTEM :
The BBA., LL.B. [Gen.] integrated degree course in law is a five year course comprising of forty papers in ten semesters based on credit and grade system.
CREDIT SYSTEM :
The credit is determined by the Bar Council of India, Rule of Legal Education 2008, Part IV, Schedule III, Rule 18, which states “There shall be for each paper (with 04 credit) Four class hours for one hour duration each and one hour of tutorial/moot Court / project work per week”.
The Bar Council rules Part IV Chapter II Rule 10 requires that the course leading to integrated double degree in law shall be conducted in semester system in not less than fifteen weeks and with no less thirty class hours per week including tutorial, moot Court exercises and seminars provided there shall be at least twenty four lecture hour per week. The credit of subject so taught shall be one credit equal eighteen class hours.
GRADE SYSTEM: Evaluation is based in a seven point grade scale which is as follows:
|1.||70% and above||A+|
|2.||60% and above||A|
|3.||55% and above||B+|
|4.||50% and above||B|
|5.||45% and above||C|
|6.||40% and above||D|
|7.||Less than 40% in the aggregate and/or in each paper||F|
ATTENDANCE: The Bar Council ruled Part IV Chapter II Rule 12 requires that the course leading to integrated double degree in law shall require that each student shall have not less than 70% attendance in order to be eligible to appear for end semester examination.