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CHHATTISGARH Hidayatullah National Law University
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (State University)


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Hidayatullah National Law University Official logo of Hidayatullah National Law University - Chhattisgarh
Established in Year: 2003

"Dharma Sansthapanartham” (for the sake of establishing the primacy of the laws of eternal values) is the motto of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, established by the Government of Chattisgarh under the Hidayatullah National University of Law, Chattisgarh, Act (Act No.10 of 2003).

HNLU is a Residential University and is sixth in the series of National Law Schools in India. The State of Chattisgarh has opened the doors of opportunities to the aspiring young generation of Law Students on similar lines as National Law Schools in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Kolkata and Jodhpur. HNLU is endeavouring to emerge as a University of great repute.

HNLU has been included in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to receive Central assistance in terms of the rules framed under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956.

Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. H. Kapadia , the Chief Justice of India is the Visitor of the University, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rajeev Gupta , the Chief Justice of High Court of Chattisgarh is the Chancellor and Prof. (Dr.) Sukhpal Singh, is the Vice-Chancellor of the University.


OBJECTIVE

HNLU has been established by the Government of Chattisgarh to attain among others, the following objectives:

  • To advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and promote research with a view to ensure its proper role in national development.
     

  • To develop among the students and research scholars a sense of responsibility to serve society in the field of law by developing skills in regard to advocacy, judicial and other legal services, legislation, law reforms and the like.
     

  • To prepare and train lawyers of national and international repute with high moral and ethical values;
     

  • To advance the professional education and also to provide adequate orientation and training to judicial officers and others who are involved in the administration of justice.


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B.A.LL.B. PROGRAMME

Admission to the B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) Programme is made strictly on the basis of merit as assessed through a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) conducted for the purpose by the Admission Committee, appointed by the Vice Chancellor. The test will carry a maximum of 200 marks and a candidate must obtain the minimum 50% marks of the total marks in CLAT to qualify for admission to the course. The admission test is for the purpose of testing (a) linguistic ability; (b) analytical skills; (c) level of quantum of information; (d) mathematical aptitude; (e) legal reasoning; and (f) aptitude for learning law. Some preliminary psychological ability test may also be included. The CLAT shall be held at such places as the University may notify from time to time. If more than one candidate gets the same rank in the merit list, the order of priority for the selection of the candidate against the available vacancies will be strictly based on the percentage of marks obtained in Standard XII examination. In the case of tie in the Standard XII, the marks of Standard X shall be taken into account. In the case of ties even in Standard X marks, the senior among them would be granted admission on the basis of date of birth as indicated in certificate of marks of Standard X.

Candidates appearing for Standard XII examination in the year of admission shall also be permitted to take the National Entrance Test, but their admission to the course shall be subject to fulfilling the conditions stipulated in the Regulations at the time of admission and production of documentary evidence of their eligibility. All admissions shall be completed before the month of June in every year.


Eligibility For Admission

  • A candidate for admission to the Degree Course shall have: not completed 20 years of age as on 1st July of the year of admission, provided in the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST, the maximum age limit shall be 22 years as on 1st July of the year of admission.

  • Passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an equivalent examination thereto securing in the aggregate not less than 50% of the total marks in the core subjects and English language put together; and

  • Obtained at least 50% marks in CLAT of the total marks.



LL.M. PROGRAMME

This Regulation is made to regulate the admission to and award of LL.M. Degree of the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, under section 16 of the Hidayatullah National University of Law Act, 2003.

Eligibility For Admission
A candidate for admission to LL.M. Course should have passed LL.B./B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University and should have secured at least 55% of marks in aggregate of the maximum marks prescribed.



PH. D PROGRAMME

Eligibility:

  • An applicant holding a Masters Degree in Law from a recognised University with 55% marks in the qualifying examination or a degree approved by Association of Indian Universities, or any other equivalent qualification recognized by the University, in the relevant field, with 55% marks.

  • Any Masters Degree in Law with 55% marks obtained from any of the Universities outside India, and that has been so recognized by the Indian Association of Universities, New Delhi.

  • For applicants belonging to SC/ST category a relaxation of 5% in marks shall be admissible under eligibility conditions prescribed under sub-clauses 1(i) and (ii).


Categories:
There shall be two categories of Ph.D. candidates.

(i) Full Time Candidates.
All approved candidates registered for Ph.D. who pursue the full time study in this University shall belong to this category.

(ii) Faculty Members of HNLU
All approved candidates who are employed in Law teaching departments of this University.

(iii) Research outside the University.
During the course of Ph.D. Programme for reasons approved by the Doctoral Committee, the candidates may be permitted by the University to spend upto one year in the Institution or on project approved for the purpose outside the University for carrying out research in areas related to the subject of investigation.

(iv) The duration of all programmes in Ph.D. including residential requirement and the time limits for the submission of thesis for these categories of candidates shall be stipulated under Clause 5 below.



INTERNSHIP

Rules and Regulations

1. Aims and Objectives:

  • To give effective professional training as per the Bar Council of India Regulation regarding Legal Education, emphasising the need for professional training and to expose the students to the practical aspects of law. In furtherance of this, HNLU proposes to equip its students with skills for court practice and chamber work.


2. General Rules:

  • 2.1. Hidayatullah National Law University, Chhattisgarh shall have no financial liability. Expenses for the purposes of travel, stay, food and other incidental expenses for internship/ placement purposes shall be borne by the respective student.

  • 2.2. Students shall maintain strict confidentiality of the Institution imparting internship/placement training.

  • 2.3. Students are not to solicit for any remuneration/ honorarium and/or reimbursement of any expenses from the Advocates/Institution of internship/placement concerned.

  • 2.4. Students shall be required to maintain a daily-diary during the internship/ placement period. The Advocate/Institute should countersign the diary every week.

  • 2.5. In case of project work/ assignment superficially provided to the student during his/her internship/ placement by the concerned Advocate/Institution, all rights over such work/ report shall vest with that Advocates/Institution.

  • 2.6. In case the student identifies an issue and proposes to prepare a write-up during the internship/placement then the student shall have the right to publish it, only if the Advocate/Institute certifies it so.

  • 2.7. Any report written and submitted by a student as part of internship/placement assignment shall be the property of HNLU.


3. Categories of Internship/ Placement: Trial, Appellate and Chambers:

  • 3.1. The Internship/Placement would be made in the following manner:-

  • 3.1.1. First Internship/Placement:- Trial Court Criminal/ Civil

  • 3.1.2. Second Internship/Placement:- Appellate Court High Court/Trial Court (Civil-Criminal)

  • 3.1.3. Third Internship/Placement:- Appellate Court (High Courts)

  • 3.1.4. Fourth Internship/Placement:- NGOs/SC Advocates/ Corporate Firms

  • 3.1.5. Professional / Career Placement


4. Rules and Procedures for Trial Court Internship/ Placement:

  • 4.1. "Trial Court" here means District Court or Sessions Court.

  • 4.2. The Trial internship/placement is mainly meant for giving exposure in the trial courts namely, civil and criminal. This will enable the candidate to be acquainted with the law which sets the court in motion.

  • 4.3. The Trial internship/placement will be at the district head quarters of the place where the candidate belongs. The idea behind placing the students to their respective regional places is to enable them to appreciate the proceedings which are mostly in regional languages.

  • 4.4. Each student is required to give, not less than 3 names of leading Advocates who are actively practising in the Trail Courts in their home districts, the names not being that of their parents or relatives.

  • 4.5. Once the lists of names are handed over to the Committee, the Committee will communicate directly to the Advocates to ascertain their willingness to take a student for internship/placement.

  • 4.6. The internship/placement is compulsory for a continuous period of 8 weeks.

  • 4.7. Any misbehaviour during internship/ placement period will invite disciplinary action.

  • 4.8. Students are required to submit a detailed report of their internship/placement.

  • 4.9. A "Confidential Report" by the respective Advocates will be requested by the Committee, for which purpose a "Confidential Cover" (with postage stamps) will be provided to the Advocates.

  • 4.10. On the basis of the "Confidential Report" the University will maintain a "Record of Performance".

  • 4.11. Any recommendation letter for further studies or work would be based on the above mentioned record under 4.10 as well.


5. Rules and Procedures for Appellate Court:

  • 5.1. "Appellate Court" here means High Court

  • 5.2. This internship/placement will enable the students to be familiar with the High Court procedure and working as well as the chamber work.

  • 5.3. Each student is required to give, not less than 5 names of leading Advocates practicing in High Courts, the names not being that of their parents or relatives.

  • 5.4. Once the lists of names are handed over to the Committee, the Committee will communicate directly to the Advocates to ascertain their willingness to take a student for internship/ placement.

  • 5.5. The internship/placement is compulsory for a continuous period of 8 weeks.

  • 5.6. Any misbehaviour during internship/ placement period will invite disciplinary action.

  • 5.7. Students are required to submit a detailed report of their internship/ placement.

  • 5.8. A "Confidential Report" by the respective Advocates will be requested by the Committee, for which purpose a "Confidential Cover" (with postage stamps) will be provided to the Advocates.

  • 5.9. On the basis of the "Confidential Report" the University will maintain a "Record of Performance".

  • 5.10.Any recommendation letter for further studies or work would have a bearing on the above mentioned record under 5.9. as well.


6. Rules and Procedures for NGOs/Supreme Court Advocates/Corporate Firms:

  • 6.1. Based on the CGP in the academic programmes and other conduct in the University affairs, as well as the performance of the students on their previous internship/placement, the Committee will set criteria for the selection of each category.

  • 6.2. The Placement Committee shall prepare a list of Senior Lawyers Firm, Corporate Firm and NGOs. On the basis of the rule 6.1. the committee shall finalize the placement list.

  • 6.3. The internship/placement is compulsory for a continuous period of 8 weeks.

  • 6.4. Any misbehaviour during internship/ placement period will invite disciplinary action.

  • 6.5. Students are required to submit a detailed report of their internship/placement.

  • 6.6. A "Confidential Report" by the respective Advocates will be requested by the Committee, for which purpose a "Confidential Cover" (with postage stamps) will be provided to the Advocates.

  • 6.7. On the basis of the "Confidential Report" the University will maintain a "Record of Performance".

  • 6.8. Any recommendation letter for further studies or work would be based on the above mentioned record under 6.7. as well.


7. The finalized selection list will be notified in the notice board on the last working day of that semester:


8. Professional / Career Placement: This "Placement" is for students who are in their final semester:

  • 8.1. A Student Placement Committee will be formed under the control of the Placement Committee.

  • 8.2. The Committee Members of this Student Placement Committee would be selected from among those students who chose not to appear for interviews in such "Placement" organized by the Student Placement Committee.

  • 8.3 The Student Placement Committee will consist of 5, of which three would be from the final semester and the remaining two would be ad hoc members from the preceding semesters.

  • 8.4 Any Member of the Student Placement Committee who indulges in any unethical practice will invite serious Disciplinary Action.

  • 8.5 The expense for such placement should be borne by the students themselves. The University will not be providing any sort of fund for this purpose.

  • 8.6 The Placement Committee will render advice and help for such "Placement".

  • 8.7 The Placement holds no responsibility for a guaranteed placement.


9. The decisions of the Placement Committee shall be subject to the approval of the Vice Chancellor.

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Hidayatullah National Law University,
Uparwara Post, Abhanpur
New Raipur - 493661 (C.G.)

Phone: 0771-3057603,604
Tel-Fax: 0771-3057666, 600

E-mail: registrar (a) hnlu.ac.in

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