5 Year B.B.A. LL.B.(Hons.)

Regulations for the Five Year integrated Double Degree B.B.A., LL.B.(Honours) Course
(From the academic year 2011-2012 onwards)

(As Per Bar Council Of India Rules of Legal Education 2008 and approved by the Board of Studies on 02nd June 2011)

  1. Title of the Programme:


    2. Duration of the Course:

    The Course shall consist of regular study for a minimum period of 10 semesters in five academic years, after plus two.
    The course of study shall be by regularly attending the requisite number of lectures, tutorials and practical training.
    The 1st, 3rd,5th , 7th and 9th semesters shall ordinarily be from 1st June till October 31st . The remaining semesters shall be from 1st November till 31st March: subject to changes if any notified by the Government of Kerala and other authorities; from time to time. The periods are inclusive of the time for examinations.

    3. Medium of Instruction:

    The medium of instruction and examination shall be English only.

    4. Number of seats:

    Number of students to be admitted each year and the number of batches shall be decided and notified by the University from time to time; based upon the Rules , instructions And Notifications issued by The Bar Council Of India And the Government of Kerala.

    5. Eligibility for admission:

    An applicant who has successfully completed Senior Secondary School course (‘+2’) or equivalent (such as 11+1, ‘A’ level in Senior School Leaving certificate course) from a recognized University of India or outside or from a Senior Secondary Board or equivalent, constituted or recognized by the Union or by a State Government or from any equivalent institution from a foreign country recognized by the government of that country for the purpose of issue of qualifying certificate on successful completion of the course, may apply for and be admitted into the program of the Centres of Legal Education.

    Provided that applicants who have obtained + 2 Higher Secondary Pass Certificate after pursuing studies in distance or correspondence method shall also be considered as eligible for admission in the Integrated
    Five Years course.

    Explanation: The applicants who have obtained 10 + 2 or graduation / post graduation through open Universities system directly without having any basic qualification for pursuing such studies are not eligible for admission in the law courses.

    6. Prohibition to register for two regular courses of study:

    No student shall be allowed to simultaneously register for a law degree program with any other graduate or postgraduate or certificate course run by the same or any other University or an Institute for academic or professional learning excepting in the integrated degree program of the same institution.
    Provided that any short period part time certificate course on language, computer science or computer application of an Institute or any similar course run by a Centre for Distance Learning of a University, however, shall be excepted.

    7. Minimum marks in qualifying examination for admission:

    Bar Council of India will from time to time, stipulate the minimum percentage of marks not below 45% (without rounding) of the total marks in case of general category applicants and 40% of the total marks ( without rounding) in case of SC and ST applicants, to be obtained for the qualifying examination, such as +2 Examination in case of Integrated Five Years’ course for the purpose of applying for and getting admitted .
    Provided that such minimum qualifying marks shall not automatically entitle a person to get admission into an institution, unless the applicant fulfills other institutional criteria notified by the institution/ University concerned or by the government concerned from time to time to apply for admission.

    8. Procedure for selection:

    Admission to the course shall be governed by The Acts, rules, regulations, and notifications in force and issued by the Government, University and other statutory Authorities at the relevant time.
    Admission to the course in Government Law Colleges under the University at present shall be based on the entrance examination being conducted by The Government of Kerala. The students will be allotted and admitted to the Colleges after the centralized counseling to be conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala.
    Admission and all other matters relating to B.B.A., LL.B (Hons.) course in Law colleges affiliated to the University, University centre’s of Law, and University Department of Law which may be established in future shall also be governed by these regulations.

    9. Fee structure:

    A student shall pay the fees prescribed by the University and the Government from time to time.

    10. Age on admission:

    Subject to the conditions stipulated by the University and the norms fixed by The Government of Kerala on this behalf; the maximum age for seeking admission into a stream of integrated double degree Bachelor of law degree program, shall be limited to twenty years in case of general category of applicants and to twenty two years in case of applicants from SC, ST and other Backward communities. The age shall be reckoned as on last date of application for entrance examination or last date of application for admission, if admission is not based on entrance examination.

    11. Semester system:

    The course leading to integrated double degree, shall be conducted in semester system in not less than 18 weeks in double degree integrated course with not less than 36 class-hours per week including tutorials, moot room exercise seminars and other practicals .
    Provided there shall be at least 30 lecture hours per week.
    Provided further that University is free to adopt trimester system, with appropriate division of courses per trimester, with each of the trimesters having not less than 12 weeks.

    12. End Semester university examinations and attendance requirements :

    No student shall be allowed to take the university examinations at the end of each semester in a subject if the student concerned has not attended minimum of 70% of the classes held in the subject concerned as also in the moot court exercises, tutorials and practical training conducted in the subject taken together. Separate 70% attendance is also required in each of the compulsory clinical courses..
    Provided that if a student for any exceptional reasons fails to attend 70% of the classes held in any subject , the University may condone the shortage of attendance as per existing rules
    Provided further that a list of such students who are allowed to take the examination, with reasons recorded, be forwarded by the University to the Bar Council of India before the student is allowed to appear for the concerned Semester examination.

    13. Prohibition against lateral entry and exit:

    There shall be no lateral entry on the plea of graduation in any subject or exit by way of awarding a degree splitting the integrated double degree course, at any intermediary stage of integrated double degree course.

    14. Uniform Identity Number of students and faculty:

    University and its approved institutions registering students for law courses shall send particulars [as prescribed in the Schedule X of Bar council of India Rules of legal Education 2008] of its registered students and Faculties to the Bar Council Of India for the purpose of building up of uniform data of the faculty and the students of law and for issue of Uniform Identity Number to students and faculty against a fee prescribed by the Bar Council of India from time to time.

    15. Annual Report and Return:

    All approved Centres of Legal Education of the University whose degree is approved for enrolment shall submit to the respective University with a copy to the Bar Council of India an annual return in the form prescribed in schedule VIII Rules of legal education 2008, in hard and soft copy at the end of its annual academic session.
    Curriculum (Scheme of subjects)

    16. The B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)

    curriculum shall consist of 20 compulsory courses in Business Management, 26 compulsory and 14 elective courses in Law. Six of the elective courses shall be chosen and offered by the Law School from among the General Elective Courses; by complying with The Bar Council Rules of Legal Education 2008. The other eight elective courses shall be chosen either wholly from a particular group or from various groups shown as Special Elective Groups viz., Constitutional Law, Business Law, Law and Agriculture, Intellectual Property Law and such other groups introduced by the University/ Bar Council from time to time depending upon the availability of infrastructural facilities. However, if the Special Elective Courses are chosen entirely from one special group the student shall be awarded an Honours degree specifically mentioning the group. (For example,. if all the 8 special electives are from Business Law Group, the student shall be given a B.B.A., LL.B. (Honours) Degree in Business Law.).

    Considering the limitations of infrastructure, availability of Faculty, and the nature of the basic degree being integrated; business law group shall be the special elective group to be offered initially, in the Law colleges under the University at present.

    A. Compulsory Courses in Law are:

    1. Jurisprudence (Legal Method, Indian Legal System and Basic Theory of Law)
    2. General Principles of Contract (Law of Contract – I)
    3. Special Contracts (Law of Contract – II)
    4. Law of Torts and Motor Vehicles Accidents
    5. Consumer Protection Law
    6. Family Law – I
    7. Family Law – II
    8. Law of Crimes-I
    9. Law of Crimes-II
    10. Law of Criminal Procedure
    11. Constitutional Law – I
    12. Constitutional Law – II
    13. Property Law
    14. Law of Evidence
    15. Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act
    16. Administrative Law
    17. Company Law
    18. Public International Law
    19. Principles of Taxation Law
    20. Environmental Law
    21. Labour Law – I (Trade Unions and Industrial Disputes)
    22. Labour Law – II (Social Securities Law)

    B. Compulsory Clinical Courses in Law:

    23. Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing
    24. Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System
    25. Alternative Dispute Resolution
    26. Moot Court Exercise and Internship

    C. Courses in Management:

    1. Principles of Management
    2. Managerial Economics
    3. Business Environment
    4. Information Technology for Managers
    5. Business Ethics
    6. Organizational Dynamics
    7. Business Statistics
    8. Financial Accounting
    9. Business Communication
    10. Operations Research
    11. Financial Management
    12. Marketing Management
    13. Operations Management
    14. Human Resource Management
    15. Cost and Management Accounting
    16. Investment Management
    17. Advertising and Publicity Management
    18. Management Project
    19. English –I
    20. English- II

    D. General Elective Courses in Law:

    1. International Trade Law
    2. Criminology, Penology and Victimology
    3. Air and Space Law
    4. Law and Medicine
    5. Women and criminal Law
    6. Law Relating to Child
    7. Law, Poverty and Development
    8. Interpretation of Statutes and principles of legislation
    9. Science, Technology and Law
    10. Forensic Science and Medical Jurisprudence
    11. Private International Law
    12. Land Utilization Law
    13. International Humanitarian and Refugee Law
    14. Law of the Sea
    15. Laws Relating to Agriculture
    16. Law of Local Self Government
    17. Disability Law
    18. Law Governing Scientific Research
    19. Law Relating to Ships
    20. Securities Laws
    21. Healthcare Law
    22. Intellectual Property Laws
    23. Human Rights Law and practice.
    24. Land Laws.
    25. Cyber Crimes

    E. Special Elective Courses in Business Law:

    1 Banking Law
    2 Insurance Law
    3 Law of Carriages
    4 Foreign Trade Law
    5 Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law
    6 Law of Corporate Governance
    7 Law of Merger and Acquisition
    8 Competition Law
    9 Information Technology Law
    10 Law on Corporate Finance
    11 Direct Taxation
    12 Indirect taxation

    17. Examination and Promotion:

    There shall be a University examination at the end of each semester. Candidates securing not less than the prescribed attendance in each paper as mentioned in Clause 12 of these Regulations, shall alone be admitted to the examination.

For each written paper carrying 100 marks, 25% shall be set apart for being awarded by way of internal assessment and 75% marks for the written external examination. Internal assessment shall be made on the basis of overall performance during the semester such as regularity of attendance, preparation and presentation of assignments, test paper scoring and class room participation.
The performance in practical training papers shall be assessed internally by a team of three senior faculty members.

A candidate who is registered and is entitled to be presented for the examination in a semester shall alone be eligible to pursue the studies for the next semester of the course.

There shall be a viva-voce at the end of tenth semester examination which may cover all the law courses taught for the whole programme. The Viva Board shall consist of the Chairman and two examiners from the law faculty, each with a minimum of 10 years teaching experience, and at least one of whom shall be an external examiner. A viva-voce based on the management project shall also be conducted by the University at the end of the eighth semester.

A candidate admitted for this course shall complete the programme within a period of eight years from the date of admission.

18. Pass minimum and classification:

A candidate who secures not less than forty percentage(40%) marks in the internal and external examinations separately and also an aggregate of fifty percent(50%) of the total marks for that paper shall be declared to have passed the examination in that paper.

A candidate who passes in all the papers and secures 50% or more of the aggregate marks for all the ten semesters but less than 60% shall be declared to have passed whole examination in Second class.

Successful candidates with 60% marks and above in aggregate for all the ten semesters shall be declared to have passed the whole examination in first class.

Successful candidates with seventy-five percentage marks or above in the aggregate for all the ten semesters shall be declared to have passed the examination with distinction provided he/she passes all the examinations within the period of whole programme.

Ranking shall be done on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the whole examination passed in the first chance.

19. Pattern of question papers and distribution of marks:

(1). Out of the 100 marks for each paper; 25 marks shall be set apart for internal assessment.
(2). The remaining 75 marks for University examination shall be distributed as follows :

Part (A) : short answers 30 marks (5 marks X 6 questions)
Part (B) : Problems/short essays : 20 marks (10 marks X 2 questions)
Part (C) : essays : 25 marks (12.5 Marks X 2 questions)

20. Internal assessment :

The internal assessment marks shall be distributed as follows:

(a) Attendance : 5 marks
(b) Class room assignments : 10 marks
(c) Test paper : 10 marks
(d) Total : 25 marks (Maximum)

1. Attendance:

Separate attendance shall be maintained for each subject by the teachers concerned; either manually or in electronic form. Attendance report shall be published by the teachers before the seventh day of the succeeding month. Complaints in writing shall be preferred to the Principal / head of the institution within two days of publication. Students representing the college/university in academic and extra-curricular activities, with the prior written permission of the head of the institution, may at the discretion of the staff council, be granted a maximum of ten days attendance per semester.

Marks for attendance shall be granted as follows:

(i) Below 70 % attendance : nil
(ii) 70% to 79% : 1 mark
(iii) 80% to 84% : 2 marks
(iv) 85% to 89% : 3 marks
(v) 90% to 94% : 4 marks
(vi) 95% and above : 5 marks

2. Test Paper:

At least one test per paper shall be conducted by the teacher concerned. The date for the test shall be notified one week in advance. Absentees shall not be entitled for re-test normally. Exceptional cases on medical and similar grounds may be considered by the staff council. The marks will be published in the class within 15 days of the test and students can obtain photocopies of the answer script, if required, at their expense. The answer scripts shall be retained by the teacher till 90 days after the test; unless otherwise specifically directed by the authorities, after which period, the teacher shall be free to dispose such answer scripts in which ever manner he/she deems fit.

3. Classroom Assignments:

Every student shall write an assignment on each subject based on the topics assigned, and directions given by the teacher. Alternatively, the teacher has the discretion to direct students to participate in seminars/debates on the subject. Written synopsis has to be submitted; 50% marks will be for content and the remaining 50% for presentation. Internal assessment marks will be published in the notice board by the teacher within 15 days after the end of each semester. The Classroom assignments submitted by the students shall be retained by the teacher till 90 days after the end of the semester, unless otherwise specifically directed by the authorities, after which period, the teacher shall be free to dispose such assignments in which ever manner he/she deems fit.

4. Grievance Redressal Cell:

A Grievance Redressal cell constituted by the head of the institution shall examine written complaints in respect of internal assessment. Complaints shall be preferred within 5 days from publication of the marks; and the decision of the cell shall be final.

21. Re-admission: Re-admission to each semester shall be according to the availability of seats in the concerned semester. This shall also be subject to rules framed by the University and Government of Kerala from time to time. Provided that only those students who have dropped out/been detained / obtained transfer certificate or discontinued from any semester of B.B.A., LL.B ( Hons.) course as per these regulations alone will be eligible for re-admission.