In this article, we will look at the latest 2021, 3 Year or 5 year LL.B and LL.M course syllabus for Punjabi 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 Patiala, in the state of Punjab in India.
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Punjabi University LL.B / LL.M Approvals and Recognition.Punjabi 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.Punjabi University is also duly mentioned in the latest list of approved universities published by the University Grants Commission - UGC.
Admission to Punjabi 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 Punjabi 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 Punjabi University
Punjab Assembly established Punjabi University, Patiala under the Punjab Act No. 35 of 1961. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the then President of India laid foundation of Punjabi University on June 24, 1962. Established on April 30, 1962 in the erstwhile princely state of Patiala, Punjabi University has since evolved into the largest University in the state. The students of LL.B. are trained in practical work by engaging them to organise in villages free legal aid camps, moot courts and attaching them with practising lawyers. The visits to the courts to watch the court proceedings in action is an integral part of their syllabi.
The major areas of thrust in research are Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Business Law and Family Law. To keep pace with the present times the syllabi are continuously being updated and new areas like Human Rights, Environmental Law, Cyber Law and Intellectual Property Law have been included for studies. Apart from practising law, the out going students opt for administrative services and judicial services. Some of them join multinational companies as legal advisors/consultants.
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, Punjabi 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 Punjabi 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 : http://www.punjabiuniversity.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 : Punjabi 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.
- Department of Law, Punjabi University, Patiala
- Army Institute of Law, Patiala
- Guru Kashi Regional Centre, Punjabi University, Bathinda
- Bhai Gurdas College of Law, Sangrur
- Lincoln College of Law, Sirhind, Patiala
- Punjab College of Law, Patiala
- Baba Farid Law College, Faridkot
- Sardar Amarjit Singh Memorial Institute of Law, Dhanthal
- Rayat and Bahara’s MMTI College of Law, Sahauran, Mohali
- Punjab School of Law, integrated Punjabi University, Patiala
- Bathinda College of Law, Bhatinda
- Department of Law, Government Mohindra College, Patiala
- Bahra College of Law, Bhedpura, Patiala
Address and location of the universityPunjabi University, Rajpura Road, Patiala – 147 002, Punjab. (State University).
The email ID and the current phone numbers will be available on the university websites. (Links are provided above in this article.)
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