B.A. LL.B (Five Year Course)

Courses

The College offers a number of  programmes. There is the Five years Integrated B.A. LLB Programme, Three Year Graduate Degree Programme, LL.M. Programme , Ph.D. and Certificate Programs.

Five years Integrated B. A. LLB Programme (B.A.LL.B)

The B.A LL.B Five Year Integrated Law Program is a highly professional full-time course leading to double degrees-  Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and a Degree in  Law . The Five Year Integrated Law course introduced by the Bar Council of India, adheres to the standards prescribed by the UGC and is approved by the Goa University.  It is a double degree programme without either lateral entry or lateral exit. The students who have enrolled for the programme will obtain their degrees upon the successful completion of five years i.e. ten semesters.   The course content and the scheme is as notified vide the notification of Goa University.

The course is designed to create professionally competent and socially sensitive students. The B.A. LLB program also seeks to provide students with exposure to the theoretical as well as practical aspects of law.

Students desirous seek admission to the Five Year Law Programme have to fulfill the eligibility criteria below and also undergo the requirements of the admission procedure.

Eligibility Criteria:

(i) 45% marks at the Higher Secondary Section Certificate Exam (HSSC) of Goa Board in any stream or equivalent.
(ii) Age below 20 years at the time of admission to F.Y. B.A. LL.B
(iii) Candidates from other Universities are required to obtain eligibility from Goa University.
(iv) For admission to the First Year of the Five Year Professional Degree Program, candidates must be successful in the Entrance test conducted.
(v) Interested candidates must purchase a copy of the Prospectus from the college office during working hours on payment of Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five hundred only) and fill in the application form enclosed therein. Application Form can also be obtained by post on payment of Rs. 550/- (Rupees five hundred fifty only) in shape of Bank Draft drawn in favour of the Principal of the respective college. Application forms can also be downloaded from the website of the college and submitted along with prescribed fees.
Please note that the institution shall not be held liable for any postal delay.
(vi) Documents to be submitted along with the application: –

The application form duly filled shall be submitted along with the following documents:

In Case of Local Students:

(a) Photocopy of HSSC or equivalent mark sheet.
(b) Photocopy of HSSC Passing Certificate.
(c) Photocopy of Birth Certificate.
(d) Five passport size photographs signed by the candidate.
(e) Payment of prescribed fees

In Case of Students from other Universities:

(i) Original and photocopy of Mark sheet.
(ii) Original and photocopy of Passing Certificate.
(iii) Photocopy of Birth Certificate.
(iv) Original and photocopy Migration Certificate.
(v) Eligibility Certificate form Goa University after results of Entrance exam.

1. Admission Process:

(i) Admission for the course will be strictly on merit.
(ii) Seats will be reserved strictly in accordance with the criteria laid down by the Government.

2. Selection for Admission:

(i) Candidates will be selected for admission on the basis of their rank at the entrance test conducted at the college on the specified dates and marks secured at the HSSC examination/equivalent examination.

(a) The performance of the candidate at the HSSC examination would carry 50% and
(b) Entrance Test would carry 50 % marks.

(ii) Names of the shortlisted candidates will be displayed on the college notice board.
(iii) Shortlisted Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria specified above are required to attend the Counseling session along with their parents on the date and time specified on the College Notice board.
(iv) A candidate failing to report for counseling on the date and time prescribed will not be given a chance subsequently under any circumstances.

3. Students who are already admitted into the course – namely second, third, fourth and fifth year students have also to attend the counseling session along with their parents on the date and time specified for their class. They are required to bring the following at the time of counselling.

(a) Mark sheet of the previous exam.
(b) Movement Diary of previous semester.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  1. The LL.B and the B.A. LL.B Law programme provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of law.
  2. Develops and hones the skills and capabilities essential for a legal professional.
  3. Emphasis on developing and fine-tuning lawyering skills.
  4. Teaching and learning is primarily centers around lectures and the use of innovative teaching methods such as role play, debate, projects, problem solving as well as  individual and group presentations.
  5. Focus on developing analytical thinking and a problem solving approach among students.
  6. Provides training in research and an opportunity to pursue research interests.
  7. Exposure to participate in competitions held at the national and international level.
  8. Opportunity for students to actively involve in social justice and access to justice,
  9. Major thrust on Clinical Legal education programmes where students learn by doing. Theoretical concepts are learnt by experiential learning

Eligibility:

A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the LL.B Honors Degree Program, subject to the following:

  • Minimum of 45% at the HSSC examination of Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or equivalent, in any stream/branch of study for admission to first year of the program.
  • She / he should pass the Entrance Examination conducted by the college.
Entrance Examination

Admission to the LL.B (Hons.) First Year shall be on the basis of a common entrance examination conducted by the college. The test shall be of 2 hours duration mainly with objective type or short answer questions of a standard expected of 10 +2 students and based on their knowledge of English language, general knowledge, current affairs, objectivity and logical reasoning. Admission will be purely on merit depending on the above-mentioned criteria. Candidates who have appeared for the qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 are also eligible to appear for the entrance examination provided they fulfill the above mentioned criteria at the time of admission.
Candidates desiring to appear for the Entrance examination should fill the enclosed application form and submit the same after duly filling it to the College Office and should also obtain their hall tickets. Along with the completed application the students should submit 5 recent stamp size photographs and 2 self addressed envelopes. The date of the entrance examination as announced and as mentioned in the hall ticket will not be changed on any account. The examination is to be answered in English only. The results of the Entrance examination and the ranking list will be put up on the College notice board.

Scheme of the Entrance Examination and Ranking
  • The candidate will be given a test booklet, the booklet differs according to the number of the candidate, and hence the booklet should not be interchanged.
  • Answers to be written in ink/ball point pen only and at the specified place and manner alone.
  • Wherever the question is a multiple choice, the correct answer should be legibly encircled. Only one answer should be encircled for each of the questions. If more than one answer is encircled, or answer once encircled is erased, cancelled etc. The candidate will not be given marks for that question.
  • Wherever brief answers are asked for, e.g. answer in three or four lines etc. The answer should not exceed the specified limit or specified space, failing which, the answer will be ignored.
  • The maximum time allowed is 2 hours. All the questions should be answered within the prescribed time only. No extra time will be given under any case.

Scheme of Questions

SECTION I

ENGLISH -TOTAL MARKS – 30
  • Part A – Choosing appropriate word or phrase 1/2 mark each – 20 questions
  • Part B – Finding the error in a sentence from the multiple choice given. Carrying ½ mark each – 10 sentences
  • Part C – Encircling the missing word of the well-known phrase from the multiple choice carrying ½ mark each – 10 phrases.
  • Part D – Give meaning of the word given in capitals from the multiple choice carrying ½ mark each – 10 words.
  • Part E – Reading the passage and answering the questions – 5 questions carrying 1 mark each.
SECTION II

ANALYTICAL ABILITY TEST – TOTAL MARKS – 10

Certain relative statements are made with 4 different conclusions given. The candidate should encircle the most appropriate conclusion. 10 statements carrying mark each. Maximum 10 marks.

SECTION III

MATHEMATICAL ABILITY-TOTAL MARKS – 20

10 simple mathematical problems of 10th standard level are given with answers as multiple choices. The student should encircle the correct answer. They may use the opposite sheet or the overleaf sheet for rough working and calculation.

SECTION IV

COMMON KNOWLEDGE TOTAL MARKS – 10

10 questions of 1 mark each with multiple choice answers as fill in the blanks on matters of common knowledge.

SECTION V

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS TOTAL MARKS – 12

12 questions of 1 mark each based on recent newspaper reports and general knowledge

SECTION VI

LEGAL APTITUDE AND REASONING TOTAL MARKS – 18

6 questions each carrying 3 marks each, in each question a principle of law are stated. A factual situation to which the principle could be applied is given the candidate has to apply the principle to the fact and give his reason in not more than 4 lines.

Scheme of Ranking

The aggregate of marks scored by the candidate at the XII Standard examination in all the subjects is converted into percentage. The percentage of marks so obtained is added to the total score at the entrance test, this total is divided by 2.This is the effective score for ranking for admission to the L.L.B. (Hons.) course.

Intake Capacity for First Year, LL.B Honors Degree Program

The intake capacity for the LL.B (Hons.) Programme shall be limited to two divisions of 80 students each. Depending upon the intake, the reservation of the seats shall be as follows:

  • 2% for SC students
  • 1/2% for ST students
  • 15% for OBC students of the total intake, based on the merit ranking, the seats shall be classified as follows and tuition fees levied accordingly: 20% top ranking (merit) – INR 2000 per annum.
  • 10% foreign or NRI students – 750 US Dollars per annum.
  • Balance paid seats – INR 10,500/- per annum.
Total Amount Payable at the Time of Admission

For First Year LLB Honors Degree Program Students:
Tuition Fee per year : INR 10,500.00
For NRI Students : INR 500.00
Membership in Legal Aid Society : INR 300.00
Membership in Moot Court Society : INR 300.00
Membership in Cyber Society : INR 300.00
Cost of Identity Card : INR 50.00
Cost of Journals for First Term subjects 4 x 25 : INR 100.00
University Registration Fees : INR 400.00
Total INR : INR 12,450.00

(INR 1,000.00 to be paid in cash at the College office. The balance of INR 11,450.00 by Bank Challan).

For Second Year LLB Honors Degree Program Students:
Annual Tuition Fees : INR 10,500.00
Membership in Legal Aid Society : INR 300.00
Membership in Moot Court Society : INR 300.00
Membership in Cyber Society : INR 300.00
Cost of Identity Card : INR 50.00
Cost of Journals for First Term subjects 4 x 25 : INR 100.00
Computer Applications – Practical Fee : INR 500.00
Total : INR 12,050.00

As per Goa University Circular No. GU / I / UG – Fes/22/2000/152/705 dated 09.05.2001)
(INR 1,000.00 to be paid in cash at the College office. The balance of INR 11,050.00 by Bank Challan).

For Third, Fourth & Fifth Year LLB Honors Degree Program Students:
Annual Tuition Fees : INR 10,500.00
Membership in Legal Aid Society : INR 300.00
Membership in Moot Court Society : INR 300.00
Membership in Cyber Society : INR 300.000
Cost of Identity Card : INR 50.00
Cost of Journals for First Term subjects 4 x 25 : INR 100.00
Total : INR 11,550.00

INR 1,000.00 to be paid in cash at the College office. The balance of INR 10,550.00 by Bank Challan).

NOTE:
  • The annual tuition fee is fixed with the approval of Goa University and the Government of Goa as per the directive of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. If any changes are made, the students will be required to pay the fees accordingly.
  • Students who are entitled to merit scholarship as per the ranking at the entrance examination and for Second, Third, Fourth and fifth year as per their performance in the two semesters of the previous year if passed in one attempt, will be refunded the tuition fee paid in excess of INR 2,500/-.
  • The merit-listed candidates will be decided only after finalization of all admission for each of the year and one month after the last date of admission fixed by the University.
  • The merit scholarship shall be limited to only 20% of the total number of admission for each year and will be decided as per the merit list notified by the College as mentioned above.
  • Fees are to be paid as per the challan issued by the College Office. The students are expected to pay at the time of admission, fees payable to the University like enrollment fee, eligibility fee etc., as fixed by the University from time to time.

Note: Examination fees payable for each semester are fixed by the University from time to time.

Eligibility Fees Payable to Goa University:
For Indian Students : INR 350.00
For NRI Students : INR 1,250.00
For Foreign Students : INR 2,500.00
Admission Fee for Foreign Students : US $500
Issue of Migration Certificate : INR 300.00
Issue of Duplicate Registration Card : INR 50.00

Note: In addition to the above, university examination fees, library deposit and membership in various societies shall be payable wherever applicable. Also, the fees payable for each semester may be subject to change and will be payable as fixed by the University/Government, during the course of the academic year.

Eligibility for Admission to Second Year of LL.B (Hons.) Course:

Only candidates who have passed the First Semester examination of LL.B (Hons.) course shall be eligible for admission to the Second Year of LL.B (Hons.) Program. The admission for the second Year onwards is conditional on the performance of the students including their conduct in the college. The college will put up a list of candidates who are eligible for admission to Second, Third Year etc. Students whose names are not mentioned in the list notifies and if they desire to seek admission are required to meet the Admission Panel along with their parents.

Eligibility for Admission to the Third Year of the LL.B (Hons.) Course:

Only candidates who have passed the First, Second and Third Semester examination of LL.B (Hons.) course shall be eligible for admission to the Third Year LL.B (Hons) Program.

Eligibility for Admission to the Fourth Year of the LL.B (Hons.) Course:

Only candidates who have passed the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Semester Examination of LL.B (Hons.). Course shall be eligible for admission to the Fourth Year of LL.B (Hons.) Program.

Eligibility for Admission to the Fifth Year of the LL.B (Hons.) Course:

Only candidates who have passed the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Semester Examination of LL.B (Hons.). Course shall be eligible for admission to the Fifth Year of LL.B (Hons.) Program.