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MATS Law School Undergraduate Program

BBA LL.B. [Five Years Integrated (Hons.) Law Degree Course]Semester Pattern (10 Semesters)

Rules for Admission and Internal Assessment

These rules shall be applicable for admission in MATS LAW SCHOOL to the graduate’s studies in law.

Admissions :-

Medium of instruction and examination shall be English alone. The minimum eligibility condition is 45% marks in 10+2, preference being given to those having higher marks. The marks scored in CLAT and L-SAT shall be given due weight in preparation of merit for admission. However it shall be open to the Director of MATS Law School to consider exceptional cases of less than 45% keeping in view that the University is situated in a tribal area.The maximum age for Honors degree courses shall be 20 years for General and OBC category and 22 years in case of candidates from SC/ST, as on 1st July of the year of admission. For LLB 3 years it shall be 30 years for general and OBC category and 32 for SC/ST as on 1st July of the year of admission. In case of marks being equal the weightage shall be given to girls in admission. However keeping the fact in mind that Chhattisgarh is tribal dominated area, it shall be open to the Director MATS Law School to relax the age requirement in appropriate cases.

Admission shall be given according to the admission rules of the University wherein these rules shall be read as exception for MATS Law School. Delayed admissions after last date fixed by the university may be permitted in special cases by the Vice Chancellor on the recommendation of the Director, MATS Law School, subject to availability of seats.Admissions shall ordinarily be made in first semester but transfer cases may be allowed in any semester of any course at any level from any University subject to the candidate appearing in compliance examinations which means he will be exempted in the paper/papers he has passed from his original University and his clearing the papers he has not passed as per course matrix of MATS Law School.

He will be exempted from the papers he has passed, and marks obtained for those papers in hi university shall be substituted in the mark sheet that would be issued to him by the MATS University. The recommendation of the Director, MATS Law School on the subjects to be exempted , or the subjects for which he has to appear shall be final and conclusive. Admission shall not be a matter of right for any and shall be at the discretion of University which reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone without assigning any reason even if otherwise eligible.For BBA LL.B. preference shall be given to the students who have passed the qualifying exam in Commerce stream. Students doing BBA may seek transfer to this course subject to other conditions; however they shall have to complete requirements of studies and examinations in compliance papers, which shall be the decided by the University on recommendation of Director, MATS Law School.

Internal assessment :-

The board of Studies has come out with a proposal of assessment of continuous performance of the students thought-out the year. This is wonderful idea and Board of Studies deserves to be congratulated for coming out with this proposal which is transparent, fair and reasonable and ensure to do away with favoritism, nepotism and arbitrariness and marking in internal assessment.

Internal assessment in each paper shall carry 40 marks maximum, which shall be divided in the following way.

  • General behavior of the student in class and outside which will include respect for teachers, administration and fellow students - 1 mark with liberty to the teacher to make minus marking up to 1 mark.
  • Home assignments - 1 mark for each home assignment assigned and completed in each paper subject to a maximum of 5 marks for minimum 5 assignments in trimester/semester/year of each subject in graduate course.
  • Classroom exercises- 1 mark for each exercise subject to maximum 5 marks for minimum 5 CREs in trimester/semester/year of each subject in graduate course.
  • Moot court- 2 marks for each moot court subject to a maximum of 10 marks for each moot in trimester/semester/ year of each subject in graduate course.
  • 1 mark for each memorial of important cases, subject to a maximum of 5 marks for each memorial in trimester/semester/year of each subject in graduate course.
  • 10 marks including for project, presentation and report of the work done in internship. This shall be taken into account in assessment in next trimester/semester.
  • One mark may be given to the student for each presentation in seminar, attending conference, legal aid camp and publication of article in any law journal subject to maximum of 4 marks.

Minimum two short term placement has to be done by each student at his own cost with the approval of the department, and certificate to this effect for one and half month each time has to be produced in the department by each student.
Resolved that the rules of internal assessment as proposed by the Board of Studies be approved and be adopted and be submitted for the approval of Academic council.

Bonus marks for attendance :-

The board of Studies has considered the problem of thin attendance in the classes. It has come out with a good idea of giving bonus marks for attendance in the way proposed below.

  • 66% attendance of the total classes held in Law School in the trimester/semester/year is compulsory. 5 bonus marks for attendance may be given to any student in the following way.
    Upto 66% - no bonus marks.
    66% plus to 70% - 1 mark
    70% plus to 75 % - 2 marks
    75% plus to 80% - 3 marks.
    80 % plus to 85% - 4 marks.
    85% plus - 5 marks
  • 66% attendance is compulsory in each semester/trimester/year. The illness if any shall be counted as attendance for this purpose only if the director is informed immediately when the illness starts and a medical certificate is submitted within a week of recovery. However for the purpose of marks this shall not be counted as attendance.
  • Those getting 50% or above attendance in any subject but less than 66 % may be permitted by the Director to appear in Examination on punishment which the Director may think just and convenient including fine, but those getting less than 50 % shall stand debarred from appearing in the examination in the trimester/semester/year and shall have to take fresh admission in that trimester/semester/year.
  • The calculation of attendance for purposes of these rules shall be made considering the attendance given in all subjects in that semester/trimester/year counted together. Shortage of attendance in any particular subject would be ignored if the total percentage calculated in above manner reaches 66%.
  • Attendance in moot courts, seminars and conference with the prior permission of the director shall be counted as attendance for the purpose of above calculation.
  • The total number of lectures, tutorials and practicals in each subject shall not be less than 45 hrs. in trimester system, 90 hrs. in semester and 180 hrs. in annual pattern. If any teacher has remained on leave for any reason during trimester/semester/year and has not taken minimum number of classes stated above, he/she shall have to take extra classes so as to reach the minimum as specified above.
  • Snap tests shall be held after one month teaching. The mid-term examinations shall be held after 2 months of teaching. However in exceptional situations like illness, accidents, or ODL for attending Moot courts, conferences or academic assignments with approval of the Director MATS Law School, the snap test can be held if the student applies to the HOD and attaches documentary evidence including permission of the director. But Snap test shall in no case shall be held after midterm examination and no midterm examination shall be allowed after the commencement of end term examination be whatsoever it may be.Resolved rules are reasonable and perfectly lawful and are need of the hour and as such the Faculty Board resolves that the rules be approved and recommendation be made to the Academic council for approval.

Project submission :-

The board of Studies has considered the problem of project submissions very seriously and it has come down with certain rules which are reasonable and fair. the Faculty Board is of the view that these rules will go long way in raising the stature and quality of the projects in the Law School and as such it resolves that rules be approved and it is recommended let Academic council approve these rules .
The topics of the project in each subject shall be given to each student by the subject teacher concerned on the first day whereon the classes begin. The teacher shall also give the list of the projects to the director prior thereto. The topic assigned shall not be changed by the course teacher except with the concurrence of the Director.
Students of all batches of all streams shall adhere to the uniform pattern stated below for the submission of their projects. Failure in following the pattern would result in non-acceptance of the project.
The researcher should make sure that the project –

  • Has been typed in Times New Roman, font size 12, double spacing with no borders
  • Has proper title (bold, 14, Times New Roman), introduction, research objectives and conclusion besides chapters and sub chapters arranged in proper order.
  • Follows The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 19th Edition, for the citation of the various sources of the project in footnotes. Endnotes shall not be allowed,.
  • Mentions all the books, journals, magazines, newspapers, web sources ( eg. Manupatra, Westlaw, Indlaw etc.) and other primary and secondary sources under the title ‘references’.
  • Besides these has a cover page, acknowledgment, table of content with page numbers.

Additionally, it is advised that the students substantiate and authenticate their arguments/points as far as possible with primary and published source material/documents. Effort must be made to avoid abundant borrowing/quoting from web sources. Submissions with plagiarized content will be rejected outright. Quotations/References from a single source should be limited to a minimum frequency of 2-3. For purposes of textual quality and uniformity, each paper should be organized into 2-3 paragraphs. Textual/content coherence should be maintained between each paragraph. Statistical Tables, Graphs, Charts, Maps, should be inserted at appropriate place in running text; not at the end of the paper. Source must be mentioned at the bottom of the Table, etc. in full language mode: British (not American). Long, repetition of sentences should be avoided. The project should not be less than 12-15 page.

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