The Faculty of Law, Kumaon University, S.S.J. Campus, Almora established in the year of 1976-77 was the only premier institute of excellence imparting legal education in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand recognized by the Bar Council of India and the University Grant Commission respectively until it started its new Centre of Legal Education near the High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital named after Dr. Rajendra Prasad as Kumaun University Dr. Rajendra Prasad Law Institute (KURPLI) . The Faculty of Law offers quality legal education at Undergraduate, Post-Graduate and Doctoral levels leading to the award of LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D Degrees respectively. These courses are recognized and approved by the BCI and UGC. The Faculty has provided opportunity for pursuing PG Diploma courses in cyber law and corporate law through its affiliated Centres of Legal Education. Besides this, the Faculty is very soon going to offer diploma and certificate courses in the areas of specialization in Arbitration Laws, Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rights etc.Major Activities of the Department:
Besides imparting teaching by regular faculties, students are also given exposure by renounced academicians, senior lawyers and reputed judges to the areas of law not covered by the syllabus. Extension lectures are also arranged by inviting Professors from other Universities. The Faculty members participate regularly in national and international conferences.
The Faculty imparts practical training through Moot Courts, Court visit and Legal Aid Programmes. The programmes are designed to expose the students to the different aspects of legal work and procedures in the chambers of lawyers, courts, Lok Adalats, Administrative Officers, Legal Aid Centers, Legal Literacy camps and the like.
The object of offering Master of Law, i.e. LL.M., is to cater to the needs of thousands of law graduates including Advocates who desire to develop expertise in special branches of the law. The P.G. level programme helps lawyers, members of judiciary and employees to have an in-depth knowledge in their area of specialization. Access to the quality education in the field of legal education is the object of the Faculty. The Faculty also imparts research facility in Law to the research students from the State of Uttarakhand and the adjoining states leading to the award of the Ph.D. Degree. A total of around 40 Ph.D. degrees in Law have already been awarded to the research students since its inception. Currently two batches of Ph.D. students comprising of 15 students are pursuing research in Law including Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) and Senior Research Fellows (SRFs). The Department has undertaken various socio-legal and environmental local issues towards its corporate social responsibility. The Ph.D Degree programme is regulated by the UGC Regulations issued time to time.
The Faculty equips the students to face professional challenges and helps them in becoming able professionals. The academic environment is of a high standard, with high class research facilities and teaching through qualified and competent faculty members. Students are trained to participate in Moot Court Competitions, Legal Aid and Social Justice Programmes, Internship at High Courts and the Supreme Court. It is heartening to note that the number of students have qualified PCS(J), HJS,APO examinations and some of the students have been selected as Law Officers in Nationalized Banks, State Corporations and the corporate sector.Infrastructure:
The Faculty has a spacious three storied independent building with a big Auditorium, Moot Court Room, Computer Lab, Women Empowerment Cell and Legal Aid Cell. The library has AIR (Hard Bond) volumes for the last 50 years and off-line database of AIR and SCC. Its library is rich with classics as well as reference books and recent works of law and legal systems. It has a collection of on line data base i.e. AIR on line, besides these back volumes of reputed law journals, law reports. The faculty is regularly subscribing the law journals of Indian Law Institute, Indian Bar Review etc. and journals like Nyaya Deep, KULR and Journal of Indian Administration are also available in the library for the students and researchers. Faculty provides free internet facility to the students through cyber computer cell.Intake capacity:
LL.B.(Three Year) Degree Course: There are total 150 seats in LL.B. First semester, comprising of 100 normal seats and an additional 50 seats under Self-finance Scheme.
LL.M.(Two Year) Course: There are total 40 seats in LL.M. First Semester, comprising of 20 normal seats and an additional 20 seats under self-finance heme.Admission Rules: LL.B. (Three Year) Degree Course
Each paper shall carry 100 marks and the minimum qualifying marks for each paper shall be 40. Nothing contained in this provision shall prevent the University from making all admissions to LL.B. First Semester without any entrance examination on purely merit basis in any academic session, if in the opinion of the University, there is an unavoidable exigency for taking such decision for that session.
Note: A relaxation of 5% marks is admissible to candidates belonging to SC and ST categories as per G.O. issued by the Government of Uttarakhand.
Subject to relevant Ordinances and Regulations and also the norms fixed by the University from time to time, a candidate who has passed, with not less than 50% marks in total, the LL.B.(Three year) course or LL.B.(Five Year) Integrated Degree course as a regular student from this University or from any other university established by law and recognized by Kumaun University shall be eligible to seek admission to LL.M. course. However, a relaxation of 5% marks is admissible to a candidatse belonging to S.C. and S.T. categories.
Any candidate who is appearing in the final semester examination of LL.B. of this University or of any other recognized university or is appearing in the final year exam of LL.B. of any other recognized university may also apply for the course of LL.M. in Kumaun University, subject to the condition that such a candidate shall produce his/her mark-sheet of LL.B. Final semester/Final year exam, as the case may be, on or before the date of admission.Explanation:
Nothing contained herein shall entitle a candidate to admission to the LL.M. course as a matter of right. Admission to LL.M. course shall be given only on a full time basis and no student shall be allowed to undertake studies for this course simultaneously with any other full time or part time course of study either as a regular, private or part-time student or as ex-student. In the event of any student taking admission in some other course, his/her admission to LL.M. course shall stand cancelled.Admission Rules: Ph.D. Degree in Law
The applicants of Ph.D. in Law must possess the requisite qualifications prescribed under the relevant Ordinance of Kumaun University. There shall be an entrance test every year for the admission to Ph.D. in Law. After admission, a Ph.D. student shall be required to complete a prescribed Course Work for one semester and shall submit application for registration in Ph.D. in prescribed form along with synopsis of the proposed research. The synopsis of the proposed research study shall have to be approved by the Research Degree Committee (RDC) and the Academic Council, before the candidate may actually pursue his/her research studies. The Ph.D. in Law course shall be regulated by the latest Ph.D. Ordinance of the University.
Name : Amit Kumar Pant
Phone : 9412102301
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
About Head of Department: A.K Pant is Professor and Head of the Department of Law, SSJ Campus, Almora. He has obtained his LL.M Degree form M.D University, Rohtak (Haryana). His areas of interests include constitutional law, commercial law, environmental and climate laws. He obtained his Ph.D Degree from Kumaon University after the award of UGC Fellowship in the area of environmental laws. His works include various socio-legal and environmental issues of central Himalayan region with empirical observations .He has published several papers on variety of areas and presented several papers in national and international seminars. He has been Associate Editor of Gopeshwar Law Review- a Law Journal. He is member of various academic forums and held different administrative positions in the University. He is associated as subject expert with several State Public Service Commissions, National Testing Agency (NTA) and academic bodies of various Universities.
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