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 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 has produced outstanding lawyers and legal scholarship. NUJS has a very rich faculty, with diverse backgrounds, drawn from almost all corners of India. The School 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 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.
The B.A. /B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Course attracts school (Higher Secondary) leaving bright young aspirants to the field of law. The five-year undergraduate course is divided into ten semesters. The students represent almost all the states of India including foreign countries. This programme exposes the students to Indian modes of legal education (which emphasize critical thinking and self-inquiry) as well as to procedure and substantive law. It also enhances the students’ ability to do advanced scholarly work.
The LL.M degree course is a one-year post graduate course. This programme is introduced to attract students who either wish to join the academia orseek to acquire advanced research skills before joining the legal profession. The students therefore come from a wide variety of backgrounds with divergent legal interests and career plans. Our senior faculty members work closely with the students to help them in realising their full academic potential. We also actively involve students in our ongoing efforts to improve and enhance the programme. Together, we work to make each student’s experience in NUJS a rich and fulfilling one that broadens his or her intellectual horizons. The LL.M. programme comprises of a range of compulsory and optional courses and a dissertation to be completed within a time frame of two semesters having duration of eighteen weeks each.
The M. Phil Degree Programme is specifically designed for aspiring legal academics i.e., students who wish to pursue sustained independent study and research and are planning careers in law teaching. The candidate will be eligible for receipt of the degree only if he/she completes the prescribed requirements of the course within a maximum period of three years.
The Ph.D and LL.D degrees are two of the most advanced law degrees offered by the University. The candidates to these degrees are expected to produce a thesis that will constitute a substantial and valuable contribution to legal scholarship. The students would be expected to incorporate the insights of other disciplines into their work, drawing on the expertise and assistance not only available at NUJS but also from other leading universities of the world. The doctoral programme call for intense individual efforts requiring sustained discipline and self-direction. Since the doctoral programme is designed to train law teachers, having the opportunity to practice ones teaching skills is critical. The candidate would therefore be given teaching assignments in addition to making presentations before the faculty community.
The Ph.D and LL.D degrees are two of the most advanced law degrees offered by the University. The candidates to these degrees are expected to produce a thesis that will constitute a substantial and valuable contribution to legal scholarship. The students would be expected to incorporate the insights of other disciplines into their work, drawing on the expertise and assistance not only available at NUJS but also from other leading universities of the world. The doctoral programme calls for intense individual efforts requiring sustained discipline and self direction. Since the doctoral programme is designed to train law teachers, having the opportunity to practice one’s teaching skills is critical. The candidate would therefore be given teaching assignments in addition to making presentations before the faculty community.
ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Three Months Online Certificate Course on Business and Commercial Laws
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) following the advice of the Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India, plans to offer a 3-month online certificate course and training programme on Business and Commercial Laws for the benefit of practitioners and other graduate professionals from any discipline involved with the Commercial Courts. The course is intended to help in capacity building of the legal and business communities engaged in commercial litigation and would be instrumental in improving India’s ease of doing business ranking in the future. The course content, prepared and delivered by academic and industry experts, would focus on the fundamental of substantive business and commercial laws, procedural issues, and litigation practices in commercial courts. The course would include weekend live classes, recorded lectures, as well as supplementary material. The first session of the course is to be conducted from December 2020 to February 2021. Additional information about the course structure, fees and modalities of admission would be made available soon on the official university website. The Fee for the course is Rs.10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand) only. There will be few Scholarships of 50% waiver of fees for deserving candidates on merit cum means basis.
The University Central Library occupies a central location commanding a spectacular view of the quadrangle and hostels. The reading room is spread over 758 sq. metres of floorspace, providing 400 seats. As of 2009, the Library has a collection of over 14000 titles and more than 5000 volumes of bound periodicals as well a sizeable collection of electronic materials in CD-ROMs and legal databases providing online access via major legal platforms including SCC, Grand Jurix, Heinonline, Westalw, Lexis Nexis, and Manupatra online. The library archives hold the complete set of All England Law Reports from 1558 to date, All India Reports 1920 onwards, Fleet Street Reports, US Supreme Court Reports and other equally noteworthy collections. The library is wi-fi enabled allowing students and faculties to access the net and online databases subscribed to by the University from their own laptops. In addition to the central library, there are specialized collections held at the various schools and Centres of studies open to access by students. The library holds institutional membership with the British Council and the American Information Resource Center, enabling students to access their collections and databases. Tertiary facilities like photocopying, printing and internet facilities are available within the library.
The WB National University of Juridical Sciences
Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan
12, LB Block, Sector III,
Salt Lake City
Kolkata – 700098
Phone No:(+91)33-2335 7379/ 0765/ 2806
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