The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences was established under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 (West Bengal Act IX of 1999) adopted by the West Bengal Legislature in July, 1999. The University was notified under clause (f) of section 2 of the UGC Act, 1956 in August 2004 and has been granted permanent affiliation by the Bar Council of India in July 2005. The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of NUJS and is also the Chairman of the General Council, the supreme policy-making body of the University. Professor Mahendra Pal Singh is the Vice Chancellor of the University. The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) is one of the premiere national law schools of India. It has constantly been ranked as one of the top law schools of India. NUJS, in its short existence, of about a decade or so has produced outstanding lawyers and legal scholarship. NUJS has a very rich faculty, with diverse backgrounds, drawn from almost all corners of India. NUJS faculty has been trained in top universities in India and abroad and has been constantly involved in delivering quality teaching and research. The faculty members of NUJS have made a name for themselves, in their respective fields, by publishing research in reputed journals in India and abroad and with renowned publishing houses and are playing a key role in pushing the frontiers of legal knowledge and expertise. NUJS has also attracted leading academicians, as visiting faculties, from top universities such as University of Sydney, University of London, National University of Singapore, Freiburg University and others.
The objectives of the University inter alia are to:
- Advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development;
- Promote legal knowledge and to make law and the legal process efficient instruments of social development;
- Develop in the student and research scholar a sense of responsibility to serve society in the field of law by developing skills with regard to advocacy, legal service, legislation, law reforms and the like;
- Promote inter-disciplinary study of law in relation to management, technology, international cooperation and development.
B.A. / B.Sc. with LL.B.
5-Year B.A. / B.Sc. with LL.B. Degree Programme is made strictly on merit, based on a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) at different centres across the country. To be eligible for admission, a candidate should have passed the 10 + 2 or equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate (45% in case of reserved categories, i.e ., SC / ST/ Persons with Disability) and should not be more than 20 years of age as on July 1 of the year of examination (22 years in case of SC / ST / Persons with Disability).
To be eligible for appearing in CLAT a candidate should have obtained an LL.B./B.L. Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST /OBC and Persons with Disability).
An applicant seeking admission to M.Phil. Degree programme shall have an LL.M. Degree either from NUJS or from any other recognized University, with not less than 50% marks in aggregate or its equivalent.
An applicant seeking admission to Ph.D. Degree programme must have an M.Phil./LL.M. Degree in law either from WBNUJS or any other recognized University, with not less than 55% marks in LL.M. or its equivalent.
The NUJS Library supports the teaching and research activities of the University. The Library has a collection of over 14000 titles and more than 5000 volumes of bound periodicals as well as sizeable collection of electronic materials in CD-ROMs and legal databases providing online access via major legal platforms. The main reading room is spread over 758 sq. metres of floor space, providing 400 seats. Internet access is available in the library on 21 machines and the library is wi-fi enabled allowing students and faculty to access the net and online databases subscribed to by the University from their own laptops.
The WB National University of Juridical Sciences
Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan
12, LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City
Kolkata - 700098
Ph: (+91)33-2335 0534/ 7379/ 0765/ 2806/ 2809/ 2811/ 2812
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