General Rules for B.A., LL.B. (Five Year) (Ten Semester) Degree Course (Session 2009-10 and onwards)
WHEREAS, it is necessary to adopt and implement the revised curriculum and rules formulated by the Bar Council of India, M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly hereby adopts B.A., LL.B. Five Years (Ten Semesters) Degree Course of Study and frames the following general rules for the implementation from the academic year 2009-19 onwards.
1. Eligibility for Admission
A candidate will be eligible for admission to B.A., LL.B. Five Years (Ten Semesters) class if he/she has completed Intermediate or any other epuivalent 10+2 course recognized by M.J.P. Rohilkhand University and has secured not less than 45% marks at Intermediate level. However, for OBC candidate minimum percentage of marks will be 42% SC/ST candidate minimum percentage of marks will be 40%.
2. Admission Procedure
Admission to B.A., LL.B. First Semester will be made strictly on the basis of the merit list prepared according to the percentage of the marks obtained by candidates in the qualifying examination plus the weightage, if any, for which the candidate may be entitled as per University Rules. The percentage will be calculated upto three figures after decimal point.
(i) To determine the merit for admission of such candidates who have secured equal marks in the qualifying examination, the candidate senior in age will get preference in the merit list.
(ii) Reservation and weightage shall be as per University Rules.
(iii) Prohibition to register for two regular course of study:
No students shall be allowed to simultaneously register for a law degree programme with any other graduate or post graduate degree programme run by M.J.P. Rohilkhand University or any other University or an Institute for academic or professional learning.
3. Age of admission
Bar council India has recommended for maximum age on admission to B.A., LL.B. Course; however, these are only recommendatory and not mandatory. Since M.J.P. Rohilkhand University is an affiliating University for B.A., LL.B. Course, the Faculty Board is of the view that maximum age bar is not feasable as of now. However, the Vice Chancellor, M.J.P. Rohilkhand University may take final decision regarding age on admission keeping in view the recommendation provided in Schedule III Para 28 of Bar Council India Rules of Legal Education after necessary deliberations.
No student of B.A., LL.B. programme shall be allowed to take the end semester examination if the students concerned has no attended minimum 75% of the classes held as also the moot court room exercise, tutorials and practicals conducted in the subject taken together. Provided if a student for any exceptional reasons failed to attend 75% of the classes held in any subject, the Principal of the College may allow the student after approval from the Vice Chancellor of M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, if he/she attended at least 66% of the classes held.
5. Overriding Effect
The relevent UGC/BCI Rules (as ammended from time to time) shall be binding on the University.
Rules for Promotion, Exemption, Back Paper including Rules for Improvement etc. to be effective from session 2009-10
Curriculum and Duration of Studies:
1. The Five Year degree course in law, namely Bachelor of Laws (B.A., LL.B.) shall be divided in Ten Semesters.
2. The curriculum of studies of the B.A., LL.B. Degree shall comprise of the courses set out hereinafter schedule A.
3. The course content of each paper of study except the papers of the legal discipline shall be such as set out hereinafter schedule B.
However, course content of the papers of legal discipline shall remain the same as given in schedule A and schedule B for LL.B. Three years (Six Semesters) Course.
Provided that the Board of Studies in Law may make such changes in content of the course of study as and when it deems it necessary and report the matter to the Faculty Board of Law for approval.
4. The curriculum of study for the B.A., LL.B. five year degree course shall be spread over five academic years, and shall be divided into ten semesters for the examination purposes called as first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth. Semester. Each academic year shall be divided into two semesters.
5. Each semester course shall be conducted in not less than 18 weeks with not less than 30 class hours per week, including tutorials, moot court, seminars, workshops and special lectures provided there shall be at least 24 lecture hours per week as prescribed by the Bar Council of India.
1. In every Semeste in each paper/practical, as the case may be, maximum marks shall be 100 while minimum pass marks in each paper shall be 36% individually and 45% in aggregate i.e., total of all papers, as the case may be, of that Semester taken together.
2. A candidate shall be examined in 16 compulsory first degree papers (which shall include one major subject consisting of six papers and English consisting of three papers and other minor subjects consisting not less than three papers each) and 20 compulsory law papers, four compulsory practical papers and six optional theory papers from first to tenth semester carrying 90 marks for each paper through written examination conducted by the University and 10 marks in each paper shall be of tutorial/written assignments.
3. A candidate shall be examined for tutorial/written assignments by two examiners, of which one shall be internal and one external from the discipline of Law. External examiners from legal discipline shall be appointed batchwise by the university for each Semester. Internal examiners of each paper shall conduct examination of the concerned paper for tutorial/written assignments with the same External examiner in a particular batch.
4. The four compulsory practical Papers as prescibed in semesters carrying 100 marks shall be examined as prescribed in the contents of the papers by two examiners, of which one shall be internal and one external.
5. Division shall be awarded on the combined result of examinations of all the Semester. Those of the successful candidate who obtain 45% and above and upwards below 60% of the total marks obtainable shall be placed in the SECOND DIVISION and those of the successful candidate who obtain 60% and upwards of the total marks obtainable shall be placed in the FIRST DIVISION.
6. Grace Marks: A candidate may be given five marks as grace marks in individual paper or in aggregate, as the case may be, if these grace marks enable him to pass the examination of that Semester.
No candidate shall be allowed to be promoted to Second Semester unless he has cleared in at least three papers in First Semester and has obtained not less than 40% marks in aggregate. Similarly, a candidate appearing the Second Semester examination shall not be promoted to Third Semester unless he has cleared at least three papers of Second Semester and has obtained not less than 40% marks in aggregate of Second Semester.
Provided that for the promotion to Third Semester, the candidate must clear at least eight papers of First, Second Semester with 45% marks in aggregate in both the Semesters. A candidate appearing the Third Semester examination shall not be promoted to the Fourth Semester unless he has cleared at least three papers of Third Semester and has otained not less than 40% marks in aggregate of Third Semester.
Similarly, a candidate appearing the Fourth Semester examination shall not be promoted to the Fifth Semester unless he has cleared at least three papers of Fourth Semester and has obtained not less than 40% marks in aggregate of Fourth Semester.
Provided that for the promotion to Fifth Semester, the candidate must clear all the papers of first semester and second semester and at least eight papers of Third & Fourth Semester with 45% marks in aggregate in both the Semesters. A candidate appearing the Fifth Semester examination shall not be promoted to the Sixth Semester unless he has cleared at least three papers of Fifth Semester and has obtained not less than 40% marks in aggregate of Fifth Semester.
Similarly, a candidate appearing the Sixth Semester examination shall not be promoted to the Seventh Semester unless he has cleared at least three papers of Sixth Semester and has obtained not less than 40% marks in aggregate of Sixth Semester.
Provided that for the promotion to Seventh Semester, the candidate must clear all the papers of Third semester and Fourth semester and at least eight papers of Fifth & Sixth Semester with 45% marks in aggregate in both the Semesters. A candidate appearing the Seventh Semester examination shall not be promoted to the Eighth Semester unless he has cleared at least three papers of Seventh Semester and has obtained not less than 40% marks in aggregate of Seventh Semester.
However, the promotion to Ninth Semester, the candidate must clear all the papers of First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth,Seventh and Eighth Semester respectively.
No candidate shall be allowed to appear in an examination of any paper after the expiry of three consecutive attempts.
A candidate who is allowed to reappear in an examination of in accordance with above rules shall appear in the next examination of those papers along with regular examination of the Semester to which he was promoted.
A candidate who has failed in more than two papers or/and has failed to obtain minimum 40% in aggregate shall be allowed to appear in the concerned Semester.
A candidate who has failed in the examination but is ineligible for back paper facility may also be allowed to appear in the consecutive examination of the concerned semester.
A candidate will be allowed maximum of three consecutive chances to appear in a paper subject to the condition that he will have to clear the B.A., LL.B. (Five Year Course) in maximum of Ten Years. If he fails to pass the examination during this period, he will be deemed to have abandoned the course and shall not be readmitted in these courses.
I. There shall be no readmission in the First, Third, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Semesters.
II. A student, who has failed in examination or failed to appear in the examination and who is otherwise eligible to appear in the examination as an ex student shall not be admitted as a regular student.
A candidate can reappear at the rate of one paper in each semseter, as back paper, for improving his marks/division. But this facility will be available to those candidates only who pass the examination in one go and without availing the back paper facility. However, the inter-se merit of the candidate shall be determined on the basis of marks obtained in the First examination.
All disputes regarding interpretation of provision of these rules shall be referred to the Examination Committee of the University whose decision shall be final.