REGULATIONS FOR THREE YEARS LL.B. DEGREE
REGULAR STREAM – SEMESTER PATTERN
WITH EFFECT FROM 2020 – 2021
THREE YEARS LL.B. DEGREE
Eligibility for Admission:
1. In order to be eligible for admission, a candidate should have passed any Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or possess such academic qualification which is considered equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree by the Pondicherry University and the Bar Council of India. A candidate who have obtained his/her degree after prosecuting studies in distance or correspondence method shall also be considered as eligible for admission in the three years LL.B. course.
Explanation: The candidates who have obtained graduation through open university system directly without having any basic qualification for prosecuting such studies are not eligible for admission in the course.
In case of candidates possessing Bachelor’s Degree as stipulated above and holding post-graduate degree as well, only the degree at the bachelor level will be considered for the purpose of eligibility for admission.
2. Further, the candidates applying for admission to this course should have secured 45% of marks in the qualifying examination. However, in case of candidates belonging to Puducherry Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, 40% marks in the qualifying examination is enough.
3. The upper age limit- As decided by the Bar Council of India from time to time.
The admission to the above courses shall be made following such procedure as may be prescribed by the Government of Puducherry from time to time.
The rule of reservation set in force by the Government of Puducherry shall be followed.
(1) The course of Three Years LL.B. Degree shall be of three years duration comprising of six semesters. No student admitted to this course will be eligible for award of LL.B. degree unless he or she successfully completes all the six semester exams.
(2) The Pondicherry University to which the college is affiliated holds examination at the end of each semester and a student will be permitted to appear for the said examinations only if he/ she satisfies the following:
(i) He/she secures not less than 75% of overall attendance arrived at by taking into account
the total number of periods engaged in all subjects put together offered by the institution.
However, in case of students securing attendance below the prescribed limit of 75% of overall attendance but above 60%, the head of the institution is empowered to condone the absence for valid reasons provided the number of days in respect of which condonation is granted do not exceed 10. In all other cases, the power of condonation is available with the University.
(ii) He/she earns a progress certificate from the Head of the Institution for having satisfactorily completed the course of study in all subjects of the semester concerned.
(iii) His/ her conduct is found to be satisfactory as certified by the head of the institution, and
(iv) Wherever applicable, internal marks awarded by the respective Institutions shall be sent to the University before the commencement of the scheduled examination.
(3) A student appearing for the semester examination will be declared successful only if he or she obtains not less than 45% of the marks in each of the subjects appeared. All other students shall be deemed to have failed in the examination. However, where a student who is not declared successful in the whole examination of a semester but obtains not less than 45 % in any paper of the concerned semester examination, will be exempted from re-examination in the said paper.
In case of practical training papers marks awarded by the institution under the regulations will be forwarded to the University before the commencement of the semester examinations.
(4) Candidates who pass the whole examination shall be ranked in the order of proficiency as determined by the total marks obtained by each of them as under:
Candidates securing 60% and above of the total marks in the aggregate shall be placed in the First class. Those securing 50 % and above but less than 60% of the total marks in the aggregate shall be placed in the Second Class.
All other candidates who pass the whole examination shall be placed in the Third class.
(5) Candidates who join the regular stream of Three Years Course should pass all the papers prescribed for the course within the following time frame prescribed by the Pondicherry University.
(6) Scheme of the Examination in all Theory Papers:
All theory papers shall have two components: University Examination and Internal Assessment. Minimum pass marks for internal assessment is 15 out of 25; and the minimum pass marks for University Examination is 30 out of 75; putting together the minimum pass marks for a theory paper is 45 out of 100 .
The break-up of the scheme of examination in Theory Papers shall be:
University Examination : 75 marks
Internal Assessment : 25 marks
The details of the segment of internal assessment in Theory Papers shall be as follows:
a. Written test : 10 marks
b. Project submission; and seminar Presentation : 10 marks
c. Attendance : 05 marks
i. 76 – 80% – 3 marks
ii. 81 – 90% – 4 marks
iii. 91 – 100% – 5 marks
The evaluation of the answer script of written test held in internal assessment shall be done by the respective colleges. The passing minimum in internal assessment components taken together is 15 marks. If a student fails to achieve minimum pass marks in internal assessment i.e.15 out of 25, he/she may reappear in the Internal Assessment only when the concerned paper is offered in the current semester. In case of reappearance in Internal Assessment students must compulsorily undergo with written test, project submission and seminar presentation.
Note: (i) Maximum duration of the course and number of attempts: In case of Three Years Course, it is the duration of the course (i.e. 3 years) and three years thereafter totally six years from the academic year in which a student joins the first year of the Three Year Law Course.
(ii) At the end of three years, LL.B. degree will be awarded, provided the student has passed all the papers from First semester to Sixth Semester.