In this article, we will look at the latest 2021, 3 Year or 5 year LL.B and LL.M course syllabus for Gauhati University and it's affiliated or constituent law colleges.
We will also talk about the Study Material, Lecture and Revision notes and exam guides as per the university syllabus.
The university main campus is located in Guwahati, in the state of Assam in India.
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Gauhati University LL.B / LL.M Approvals and Recognition.Gauhati University is mentioned in the BCI - Bar Council of India's list of approved universities. All LL.B programs offered in India are overseen by the Bar Council of India.
The BCI approval status may change every few years. Prospective students are advised to check with the university authorities to reconfirm the 2021 and 2022 approval status of the LL.B or LL.M programs.
BCI conducts periodical inspections and grants or extends approvals for the LL.B and LL.M programs.Gauhati University is also duly mentioned in the latest list of approved universities published by the University Grants Commission - UGC.
Admission to Gauhati University's LL.B and LL.M programs in 2021 and 2022Across India, LL.B and LL.M program admissions are conducted through of the following modes :
- The national level Common Law Admission test (CLAT UG for LL.B and CLAT PG for LL.M)
- State level common entrance tests
- Entrance exams conducted by the institutions themselves
- Other popular standardized tests like the LSAT
Some institutions may have direct admissions based on marks in the qualifying exam. Prospective students should visit the Gauhati University official website (Link given below in this article) to understand the admissions process. The university will also follow the reservations and domicile quota policies as mandated by the national and state Governments.
About Gauhati University
Gauhati University was incorporated by an Act of 1947. It started functioning on 26 January, 1948 as an affiliating, teaching and residential university in a few temporary buildings in Guwahati, with K. K. Handique as the first Vice-Chancellor. Phanidhar Dutta, Sailandhar Rajkhowa and Sarat Kumar Dutta were selected as the Registrar, Treasurer and Secretary of University Classes respectively. The emblem of the University, selected from among many submitted, was designed by T. Mukherjee, a textile designer of Ahmedabad. Two Sanskrit words inscribed on it – Vidyaya Sadhayeta (meaning achievement through learning) – indicate the motto of the University. The objective of the University is to bring about social, economic, cultural, moral and spiritual upliftment of the people of Assam.
As stated in the Objects and Reasons appended to the Gauhati University Bill, 1947, “Assam offers great opportunities of study in many fields-linguistic, historical, ethnological, archaeological, geological, scientific and agricultural. It will be the aim of the proposed University to intensify the study of the age long spirit of Assamese life and character, and to bring in them the necessary adjustments in relation to Indian civilization and to the different and new impulses of the West”. The desire of seeing the University “illumine the banks of the Luit” is reflected in the university anthem, Jilikaba Luitare Par, composed by Bhupen Hazarika.
BCI Standard 2021 LL.B and LL.M SyllabusLegal education in India is under the purview of the Bar Council of India. Till recently, BCI was prescribing the syllabus for LL.B courses and universities were free to design their own syllabus for LL.M programs. However, from 2021 onward, BCI will prescribe the course curriculum and other aspects of LL.M programs across India.
BCI Compulsory LL.B Syllabus - Law Subjects Common for 3 Year and 5 year coursesAs mandated by the Bar Council of India's new legal education rules, there will be twenty (20) theoretical subjects, four (4) clinical courses and (6) optional papers from various groups of law subjects. E.g. IPR, International Law, Constitutional Law etc.
In addition, for the 5 year integrated dual degree programs (BA LL.B, B.Com LL.B, BBA LL.B etc.), there will be a minimum of 14 papers with minimum of 3 subjects, plus 2 compulsory English Language papers.
Refer to our detailed article on the complete BCI LL.B syllabus for 3 year and 5 year LL.B programs across India.The compulsory Law subjects are as listed below :
Compulsory Theory Subjects
- Jurisprudence (Legal method, Indian legal system, and basic theory of law)
- Law of Contract
- Special Contract/ Commercial Agreements
- Law of Tort including MV Accident and Consumer Protection Laws
- Family Law (2 papers)
- Law of Crimes Paper I : Penal Code
- Law of Crime Paper II : Criminal Procedure Code
- Constitutional Law (two papers)
- Transfer of Property Law
- Law of Evidence
- Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act
- Administrative Law
- Company Law
- Public International
- Principles of Taxation Law
- Environmental Law
- Labour and Industrial Law (2 papers)
Compulsory Clinical Courses
- Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance
- Professional Ethics (30 marks) & Professional Accounting system (20 marks)
- Alternate Dispute Resolution
- Moot court exercise and Internship
Optional Subject Groups
- Constitutional Law Group
- Business and Commercial Law Group
- International Trade Law group
- Crime and Criminology group
- International Law
- Law and Agriculture
- Intellectual Property Law
Depending on the availability availability of the faculty for the Optional Subjects, Gauhati University may offer only a limited set of subjects from among the optionals; as long as the minimum number is fulfilled.
BCI Compulsory LL.M SyllabusAs per the Gazette notification published by the Bar Council of India in 2021, PGP Courses (LL.M. Programs) offered by any university across India shall comprise a minimum of four compulsory taught papers, eight papers from Common Basket or from area of specialization as may be offered by the University and a dissertation under the guidance of a Professor/Associate Professor.
Read our article explaining how the LL.M program structure and syllabus is designed across Indian universities.You can download the 2021 - 2022 LL.M syllabus from the university website (Links below).
Download LL.B and LL.M Syllabus from Official Website of Gauhati UniversityIn the recent years, the syllabus for Law courses across India has undergone frequent changes. These changes are due to the National Education Policy introduced by the central Government in 2020; and the updates to the Legal Education Policy by the Bar Council of India.
Students should download the latest version of the 2021 - 2022 LL.B and LL.M syllabus from the university website at : https://www.gauhati.ac.in.
Important Note : There may be several old versions of the syllabus available on various websites. Students are advised to download the latest syllabus for the academic year 2021 - 2022 from the university website link below.Link to download the syllabus, course outline or details : Gauhati University
Affiliated Colleges, Department, Faculty or School of Law associated with the UniversityIn India, there are two basic types of universities - 'Unitary' - which have one main campus with a department, school or faculty of law; and 'Affiliating' - which have colleges in their jurisdiction affiliated to them; apart from their main campus.
- University Law College, Gauhati University, Gauhati
- B. R. M. Govt. Law College, Guwahati
- Barpeta Law College, Barpeta
- Dhubri Law College, Dhubri
- Tezpur Law College, Tezpur
- Goalpara Law College, Goalpara
- Bongaigaon Law College, Bongaigaon
- Nowgong Law College, Nagaon
- Dispur Law College, Dispur
- Kokrajhar Law College, Kokrajhar
- Mangaldai Law College, Mangaldai
- J. B. Law College, Guwahati
- Nalbari Law College, Nalbari
- North Eastern Regional Institute of Management (NERIM), Guwahati
- NEF Law College, Guwahati
Address and location of the universityGauhati University, Gopinath Bardoloi Nagar, Guwahati – 781 014, Assam. (State University)
The email ID and the current phone numbers will be available on the university websites. (Links are provided above in this article.)
Study Material, Notes and Revision Guide for Gauhati University LL.B and LL.M CoursesLawMint will be shortly releasing Study Material, Notes and Revision guides for LL.B and LL.M courses as per the Gauhati University syllabus for 2021 and 2022. You can register your interest using the form below. We will contact you by email as soon as we launch the online study pack for your university syllabus.
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