Vinoba Bhave University LLB LLM Syllabus Revision Notes Study Material Guide

In this article, we will look at the latest 2021 - 2022 academic year, Vinoba Bhave University 3 Year and 5 year LL.B Syllabus, notes, study material and LL.M syllabus for the university and it's affiliated or constituent law colleges.

We will also talk about online Lectures, Revision notes and exam guides as per the compulsory BCI LLB subjects.

The university main campus is located in Hazari Bagh, in the state of Jharkhand in India.

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Vinoba Bhave University LL.B and / or LL.M Approvals and Recognition - by BCI and UGC

Vinoba Bhave University is mentioned in the BCI - Bar Council of India's list of approved and recognized 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.
Vinoba Bhave University is also duly mentioned in the latest list of recognized universities published by the University Grants Commission - UGC on their official website.

Admission to Vinoba Bhave University's LL.B and LL.M in 2021 and 2022

Across 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

As per BCI's new legal education rules, LL.M admissions will be conducted through the PGCETL Exam, conducted under the aegis of the Bar Council Trust.

Some institutions may have direct admissions based on marks in the qualifying exam.

Prospective students should visit the Vinoba Bhave 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 Vinoba Bhave University - General Overview

The Vinoba Bhave University is located at Hazaribagh, India and is funded by Government of India. The university came into existence on 17 September 1992 after the bifurcation of Ranchi University as a teaching-cum-affiliating university. It is situated at a distance of 100 K.M. from Ranchi, The capital of Jharkhand. Vinoba Bhave University is imparting post-graduate teaching and research in Physical Science, Life Science, Earth Science, Social Science, Humanities, Commerce, Technology and Medical Science.

Beside 22 colleges are managed and maintained by the university, including St. Columba’s College, Hazaribag one of the oldest and well established college in the Eastern India(Estd. 1899). Seventy affiliated colleges are also imparting teaching up to undergraduate level in all the above – mentioned subjects and in law, Education, Homeopathy and Ayurvedic Medicines.

BCI Standard 2021 LL.B and LL.M Syllabus

Legal 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.

From 2021 onward, BCI will prescribe the course curriculum and other aspects of LL.M programs across India.

While universities may shuffle the Law Subjects and introduce additional subjects or topics for value addition, all universities have to include the mandatory LLB subjects as listed by the BCI.

BCI Compulsory LL.B Syllabus - Law Subjects Common for 3 Year LLB and 5 year LLB

As 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 LLB (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 LLB and 5 year LL.B across India.
The compulsory LLB 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, universities may offer only a limited set of subjects from among the optionals; as long as the minimum number is fulfilled.

Download the 2021 - 2022 Vinoba Bhave University 3 year LLB or 5 year LLB syllabus from their official website. (Link is provided below in this article.)

BCI Compulsory LL.M Syllabus

As 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).

Vinoba Bhave University LL.B and LL.M Syllabus 2021 - 2022 download

In the recent years, the syllabi for LLB and LLM courses across India have undergone frequent changes. These changes are due to the National Education Policy introduced by the central Government in 2020; and the recent 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://vbu.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 : Vinoba Bhave University

The syllabus document may be available through the syllabus download page, course overview, prospectus or the web-page for the Department, Faculty or School of Law of the university.

Affiliated Colleges, Department, Faculty or School of Law associated with the University

In 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.

  • Law College, Dhanbad
  • Imamul Hai Khan Law College, Bokaro Steel City
  • Jharkhand Vidhi Mahavidyalaya, Koderma
  • Rajendra Law College, Hazaribagh
  • Giridih Law College, Giridih
  • M. K. Law College, Taldanga, Dhanbad
  • University College of Law, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag
  • Radhe Govind Public Welfare Society College, Ramgarh, Jharkhand

Address and location of the university

Vinoba Bhave University, PB No. 31, Hazaribagh – 825 301, Jharkhand.

The email ID and the current phone numbers will be available on the university websites. (Links are provided above in this article.)

Vinoba Bhave University LLB Notes, Study Material, Online Lectures and Exam Revision Guide

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