Centre For Post Graduate Legal Studies

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) offers the 5 year integrated Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (BA.LLB (Hons)) Programme since its year of inception in 2009. Through a combination of courses in arts and law subjects, the Programme is designed in keeping with the latest Bar Council of India rules and the University Grants Commission prescriptions and aims at fostering a culture of scholarship and academic excellence amongst the students.

The Bachelor of Laws is intended to be completed in five years full-time, or on a part time basis; in either case the degree must normally be completed within ten years from the start of study (including any periods of leave or suspension). Each year of study is divided into two semesters which have eighteen weeks of study each including revision of syllabus and examinations.

Eligibility

 10+2 & LSAT—India examination or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks

The B.A. LL.B (Hons) Curriculum at JGLS consists of compulsory and elective courses of maximum one semester’s strength. The compulsory courses are designed to ensure that every student gains a sufficient grounding in the fundamental branches of the law, as well as satisfying applicable requirements for admission to practice; the elective courses provide an opportunity to develop particular interests and to deepen understanding.

Each full semester course is worth 4 credits (with the exception of electives worth 4 to 1 credits), with 40 credits per year being the minimum full-time load adopted by the University. The normal full-time load in each semester is therefore 20 credits. Students may choose to take on a higher load subject to the prior consent of the Office of Academic Affairs. In no event shall the load for any semester be in excess of 28 credits.

In order to be awarded a B.A. LL.B (Hons) degree, students must be awarded no less than 208 credits in total, distributed as follows:

  • Two courses in English, worth 8 credits in aggregate
  • Atleast 12 compulsory courses in the arts and humanities subjects, worth 48 credits in aggregate;
  • Atleast 20 compulsory courses in law, worth 80 credits in aggregate;
  • Atleast 14 elective courses (including 8 courses undertaken in pursuance of an honours degree), worth 56 credits in aggregate;
  • 4 Compulsory Clinical Courses, worth 16 credits in aggregate.

Students may be awarded credits for undertaking co-curricular activities which allow them to develop legal reasoning skills and enhance their understanding of the law. Credits earned on account of permissible co-curricular activity will count towards the total 208 credits required to be awarded a B.A. LL.B (Hons.) degree.

1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year4th Year5th Year
 Semester 1 Semester 3 Semester 5Semester 7

Semester 10

  • Legal Method
  • English 1
  • Sociology 1
  • Law of Torts & Consumer Protection
  • Political Science-I
  • Law of Contract II
  • History II
  • Family Law I
  • Law of Crimes (Indian Penal Code)
  • Economics-II
  • Public International Law
  • Constitutional Law – II
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Administrative Law
  • Jurisprudence II
  • Law of Evidence
  • Taxation
  • Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing
  • Labour Law- II
  • Interpretation of Statutes
  • Elective
  • Professional Ethics
 Semester 2 Semester 4 Semester 6 Semester 8 
  • Contracts-I
  • Political Science-II
  • English-II
  • History-I
  • Economics-I
  • Sociology-II
  • Law of Crimes-II
  • Property Law
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Jurisprudence I
  • Criminal Procedure Code
  • Family Law II
  • Moot Court and Trial Advocacy
  • Labour Law- I
  • Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property Law (IPR)
  • Environmental Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Human Rights Law and Theory
  • International Trade Law
  • 3 Electives
 
Course Electives 

Students are offered a number of elective courses from their third year of study. These courses are often interdisciplinary, involving elements of law as well as other disciplines in social science and management. Successful completion of electives will lead to the awarding of credits, which are ascertained per elective, based on the number of instructional hours. For example, a three credit course will have atleast three hours of classroom lectures per week and one or more hours of tutorial instruction per week.

Further, a number of elective courses at the various schools of the University are open for cross-registration. For example, a student of the Jindal School of International Affairs shall may opt for a course on International Humanitarian Law offered by the Jindal Global Law School.

Scholarship Program is one of the most common ways which is run by all universities to give financial assistance to the students who come from a financially weaker section but have great possibilities to thrive through their academics. OPJGU has always tried that such students must not be left behind just because of money constraints.

Every year, Merit cum Means Scholarship applications are invited from students and reviewed by the scholarship committee during a series of frequent meetings. Rules and regulations are drafted/amended every year as required. The criterion taken into consideration are merit (CGPA) and means (family income). So many other factors also play an important role like participation in moot courts, debates, sports, cultural activities, societies’ events etc., contribution to university (CDPD & Admissions) and research. The review is done in such a way that maximum students get benefitted.

Students who qualify under Haryana domicile category may be eligible for full or partial fee concession.

JGLS has entered into multiple MoUs and collaborations facilitate internships and placements for JGLS students and graduates. JGLS also has extensive ties within government, businesses, and civil society, which are used to assist in placing our students and graduates. Our  graduating students have opted for diverse careers in organizations ranging from law firms, corporates, senior counsels, think-tanks, start-ups, and public policy organizations, among others. 

A large number of students also chose to pursue higher studies abroad for which many partner universities of JGLS offered generous scholarships to the students. JGLS has MoUs and academic partnerships with International and top Indian law firms, including White & Case, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, FoxMandal Little, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Nishith Desai Associates, Economic Laws Practice, Khaitan & Co., Vaish Associates and Trilegal to facilitate internships and placements for students. 

The school also has a Committee of International Lawyers (J-CIL), a New York based association of practising lawyers from leading law firms worldwide, who are committed to helping JGLS provide advice and career counseling for students and graduates.

Applicants shall be admitted to the Ph.D. Programme under one of the following categories:

  • Full-time Ph.D. students with or without fellowship.
  • Students who are faculty members/ staff of the University.
  • Students under the external registration programme recognized by the University and sponsored by and employed in the organization/ industry/ university/ other institutions, who will normally carry out their research in the organization/ industry/ university/ other institutions of their employment.
  • Students from partner universities/ institutions with which JGU has MOUs or collaborative arrangements.
  • Students pursuing part-time Ph.D.
Eligibility

An applicant seeking admission to the Ph.D. Programme must satisfy the following academic criteria: LL.M. with at least 55% marks or an equivalent grade. Applicants with more than 3 years industry/ teaching/ practising/ managerial/ professional experience will be given preference. Master’s Degree in a discipline relevant to the proposed research with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade having minimum of 3 years managerial/ professional experience.

  • The Ph.D. Programme begins twice each year – in the fall semester (on 1 August) and the spring semester (on 1 February).
  • Applications for admission shall be accepted continuously over the year on a rolling basis.
  • An applicant shall submit:
    • An online/ offline application through the JGU website/ office;
    • A scanned copy of the relevant academic transcripts;
    • A short note on the professional background and experience of the applicant, if any;
    • A “Statement of Purpose” explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue the Ph.D. Programme, in around 1500 words; and
    • The names of two academic/ non-academic referees from whom the University may seek information on the research potential of the applicant.
    • An applicant is required to pay an application fee of Rs.1000/- only.
  • Shortlisted applicants shall be required to take an Entrance Test followed by an Interview. In addition, a School/ Institute may prescribe an additional selection test or a written examination.
  • The following categories of applicants may be exempted from taking the Entrance Test:
    • Applicants who have qualified UGC/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ SLET (Haryana State) or any other similar examination.
    • Holders of Teacher Fellowships from the UGC or any other Government funding agency.
    • Applicants who have completed their Ph.D. coursework/ M.Phil. in another University/ Organization, subject to approval by the School Doctoral Committee (SDC). Candidates shall be selected on the basis of the academic record and the potential of the applicant demonstrated during the Entrance Test and Interview.
  • Admissions to the Ph.D. Programme must be approved by the respective SDC. 

The minimum & maximum period of study and research shall not be less than 3 years from the date of enrolment (36 months) & 7 years (84 months) respectively from the date of provisional registration of the candidate. However, in case the performance of the research scholar has been exceptionally good, the period can be reduced by six months with recommendations of the SDC and approval of UDC.

A candidate admitted for full-time Ph.D. programme will be positioned as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the first year, Research Fellow (RF) in the second year and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in the third year of his/ her Ph.D. registration. Fellowship for JRF/ RF/ SRF will be for 3 years only.