Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Department of Laws

 

The Department of Laws, originally established at Lahore in 1889, was re-established at Shimla in 1948, shifted to Jalandhar in 1950 and finally re-located at the University Campus at Chandigarh in 1959. Its Alumni include Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, Union Cabinet Ministers, State Chief Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, Ambassadors, Senior Bureaucrats, Police Officers and other legal luminaries.

Department has the pride alma matter of three Chief Justices of India, a large number of Chief Justices of the High Courts, members of subordinate judiciary, civil servants, law officers and members of the legal profession and a large number of legal luminaries and justices. The number of its alumni, which rose to the bench of the Supreme Court and in many High Courts of this country, is too large to mention. Chief Justice of India Dr. A.S. Anand taught in this department for a number of years.

Courses Offered :

=> Bachelor of Law (LLB) - 3 years (Semester system)
=> Doctor of Laws & Doctor of Philosophy in Law - 3 years
=> Master of Laws (LLM) - 1 years (Semester system)

Seats :

=> Bachelor of Law (LLB) - 431
=> Doctor of Laws & Doctor of Philosophy in Law - Subject to availability
=> Master of Laws (LLM) - 46

Eligibility :

Bachelor of Law (LLB) :
=> A person who has passed one of the following examinations shall be eligible to join LL.B. course :(a) Bachelor's Degree in any faculty of Panjab University with at least 45% marks in the aggregate;(40% for SC/ST candidates).(b) Degree in any Faculty of another University recognized by the Panjab University and the BarCouncil of India securing at least 45% marks in the aggregate.Provided that in case of a candidate having a Bachelor's degree of this University or any(c) A Master's Degree from the Panjab University.(d) A Master's Degree from any other University recognized by the Panjab University and theBar Council of India as equivalent to the corresponding Post-graduate degree of the PanjabUniversity.Admission to LL.B. Course shall be on the basis of an Entrance Test. Total marks for determiningmerit would be 200.50% of 200 (100 marks for the entrance test)50% of 200 ( 100 marks for the qualifying exam.)

Doctor of Laws & Doctor of Philosophy in Law :
=> For eligibility and submission of thesis for the degree of LL.D., see Regulations on pages 408-409P.U. Cal. Vol. II, 2007.

Master of Laws (LLM) :
=> A person who has passed one of the following examinations shall be eligible to join the firstsemester class of the LL.M. Course :-(a) LL.B. degree examination of this University; or(b) Any equivalent examination of another University recognised by the Syndicate for this purpose.Admission to LL.M. Semester - It shall be on the basis of an Entrance Test. Total marks fordetermining merit would be 200 :-80% of 200 (100 marks for the entrance test)20% of 200 (100 marks for the qualifying exam.)

Infrastructural Facilities :

Library and Personal Computer Laboratory Department has its own library and computer lab to equip its students and faculty. Our Computer Laboratory (Digital Library) has 16 computers which is attached with library. The Computer Laboratory has latest Online databases such as Manupatra Online, West Law International, SCC Online Full text and CD-ROM databases such as Law Commission Reports , Criminal Law Journals, Income Tax Act, Income Tax Rules to facilitate the students with latest updates. Department has very rich library holding over 56,000 books in vast double storied area. Library maintains 55 periodicals, 22 monthly 9 quarterly 5 fortnightly 5 weakly 5 others (approximately) 50 journals, 6 law magazines and 9 newspapers to update the students regarding current legal development of the country and also at international level.

Department of Laws
Panjab University
Sector 14
Chandigarh, U.T. - 160014
India

Telephone: +91 172 2541577, 2534161

Fax: +91 172 2540381

E-mail: [email protected]

 

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