National Law School & Judicial Academy, Assam
NLU Assam BA LLB Admission
Unless the Faculty otherwise decides and amend the rules,
Each of the undergraduate courses excepting Law papers shall be of 5 credit course for a paper,
Each of the Compulsory and Clinical course shall be of 6 credit course for a paper,
Each of the Optional course shall be of 8 credit course per paper, and
Each of the honours papers shall be of 10 credit course per paper.
Each paper shall be valued in 5 grades, Outstanding ( 80% or more score) with 5 grade point, Excellent (70 % or more) with 4 grade point, Good (60% or more with 3 grade point , Average (50% or more) with 2 grade point, Pass (40% or more) with 1 grade point, and Fail (less than 40%) with grade of 0.
All results shall be declared in Semester/Cumulative Grade Point Average (SGPA/CGPA) at the end of each Semester, as follows:
|Courses of study||No. of Courses||Highest|
|Total Grade- Credit Score||Total CGP|
|Under graduate courses: 3 subjects with four papers each and 2 papers in English, but does not include Law (as the major subject) papers||14||O Grade = 5||5||70||350|
|Compulsory Law papers||20||5||6||100||600|
|Clinical course papers||04||5||6||20||120|
|Optional Law papers||06||5||8||30||240|
Cumulative Grade Point shall be calculated on the basis of 10 so as to calculate thus: Total maximum Grade point scored, 1710 / 260 = 6.78 which is to be treated equal to 10. So, individual CGPA is calculated on the basis of the total CGP/260 which then has to be expressed in terms of 10 (based on 6.78 to be 10).
The first level of examination is taken as a continuous process, at least with three tests during the semester as an ongoing evaluation, which may cover one third of the examination. This examination shall be measuring the information pack of the students. This is a quantitative measurement of information level. The test is on multiple choice and one line answer. This is a test without any book. It can not be more than 20%.
The ability of application of appropriate law on issues to be decided is to be assessed through problem tests at least twice during the semester as an ongoing process, one at the middle of the semester and other at the end. This test shall comprise at least 60% and shall preferably be with books.
The proactive learning ability and evaluation is to be examined through written project assignments and defense of the analysis, which generally comprise one fifth of the tests in each paper.
The faculty, of course, can revise the basis and methodology of examination from time to time based upon the nature of the course. Examination is an ongoing process integrating the teaching and learning system.
The examination system is to be transparent and objective, with ‘expected standard answer’ given by the evaluator to the class of students taking the test.
In the under-graduate studies there shall be all examinations by the internal teaching faculty of the subject concerned.
*The faculty concerned shall submit before hand to the Examination Committee the procedure of marking on the basis of the indicated standard of answer expected. Any dispute on the indicated standard answer can be openly contested to be decided by the Examination Committee, if required with the advice of an expert in the subject.
The faculty may give two repeat tests, in whole or in part, of course as indicated above in the scheme of examination. If the candidate fails thereafter, he/she may carry the course in the next semester subject to maximum of three papers.
The entire five years’ course has to be completed in a maximum of 8-year time.
The objective of organizing court room exercises and conducting moot court is to inculcate judicial culture amongst the law students. The University conducts court room exercises as an innovative teaching learning method from the very first semester so as to develop confidence and increase the research, drafting and argumentative capacity. The Faculty concerned in the subject shall keep the detail record in the Register of the Court Room Exercises/ Moot Court exercises and shall submit the same to the Faculty in charge of the Court Room Exercise at the end of the semester.
Rules of Promotion
Students must get at least a result of Pass grade i.e., a grade point of 1 to pass a paper.
The scheme of continuous evaluation shall be made known to the students at the beginning of the semester.
Two repeats shall be given either in part or in the whole of the scheme of the evaluation by the faculty in-charge of the course.
Three subjects can be carried over requiring registration during the time when the courses would be offered again in the immediately succeeding year. (Illustration: up to three of the first semester papers can be reregistered with the third semester, second semester course with the fourth semester and so on and so forth.)
All courses must be completed by the end of sixth semester. No one can carry forward any course of a year by more than a year. (Illustration: first semester courses remaining in arrear shall be completed within the third semester, second semester course within the fourth semester so on and so forth.)
Improvement can be offered in a paper once with the first repeat.
Result sheet with Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) shall be communicated to the parents with faculty observations, if any, at the end of each semester. The above rules and guidelines are provisional and shall be modified by the school authorities from time to time after these authorities are constituted.
‘Unfair means’ means and includes, any act or omission to obtain wrongful advantage through adoption of any questionable method adopted during the time of examination violating the norms of examination or to prevent or disturb holding of any examination through unlawful means as stipulated by the Examination Committee by way of rules, from time to time.
The National Law School & Judicial Academy, Assam has been established as a torchbearer in the field of education in the faculty of law. The institution has been established by “The National Law School & Judicial Academy, Assam Act” that is Assam Act XXV of 2009. The Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court is the President (Chancellor) of the Law School.
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