Kerala Law Academy

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Prospectus along with application for Admission to the LL.B/LL.M/M.B.L. courses offered by the Academy can be obtained from the office of the Academy at Peroorkada, Thiruvananthapuram or can be downloaded from this site. The duly filled application for Five Year B.A.,LL.B Integrated Degree course along with demand draft of Rs. 1000 in favour of ‘Kerala Law Academy’ should reach the office of the Kerala Law Academy at Peroorkada, Thiruvananthapuram before the time prescribed. The duly filled application for Three Year LL.B Degree course (Regular & Evening) along with demand draft of Rs. 800 in favour of ‘The Principal, Kerala Law Academy Law College’ should reach the office of the Kerala Law Academy at Peroorkada, Thiruvananthapuram before the time prescribed.

NORMS FOR ADMISSION TO INTEGRATED 5 YEAR B.A., LL.B SEMESTER DEGREE COURSE IN KERALA LAW ACADEMY LAW COLLEGE, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

1. Admission to the Integrated Five-year B.A., LL.B course in the Kerala Law Academy Law College will be made strictly on the basis of merit.

2. Only those students who have passed Higher Secondary Examination of the Government of Kerala or any other equivalent examination with not less than 45% of the aggregate marks in the General category and 40% marks in the category of SC, ST and OEC are eligible to seek admission to the first year of the Integrated Five Year B.A., LL.B. Course.

3. The mere fact that a student has secured very high marks in the qualifying and entrance examination does not ipso facto warrant that he has necessary aptitude for legal education. Aptitude for legal studies can be best gauged by conducting Aptitude Test and by counseling the applicants.

4. Admission to the Integrated 5 year LL.B course will be made on the basis of merit which will be determined taking into account. (1) the performance in the entrance test, (2) marks secured in the qualifying examination and (3) interview.

5. Taking the above factors into account, the Academy has evolved the following norms for admission to the first year of the Integrated Five year B.A., LL.B Course. Total final Index will be 200 (Entrance Test 120, qualifying examination 50 and interview 30)

6. Vacancies if any will be filled up then and there according to the relative position in the waiting list published on the notice Board. No intimation will be sent to the candidates individually in such cases.

NORMS FOR ADMISSION TO THREE YEAR LL.B SEMESTER DEGREE COURSE IN KERALA LAW ACADEMY LAW COLLEGE, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

1. Admission to the Three-year LL.B degree course in the Kerala Law Academy Law College  will be made strictly on the basis of merit.

2. Only those students who have passed any Bachelor’s degree examination of the University of Kerala or any other equivalent examination with not less than 45% marks in the aggregate in the General Category and 40% marks in the category of SC, ST and OEC are eligible to seek admission to the first Year of the Three Year LL.B Degree Course.

3. The mere fact that a student has secured very high marks in the qualifying examination does not ipso facto warrant that he has necessary aptitude for legal education. Aptitude for legal studies can be best gauged by conducting Aptitude Test and by counseling the applicants.

4. Admission will be made on the basis of merit and personal interview.

5. Vacancies if any will be filled up then and there according to the relative position in the  waiting list published on the notice Board. No intimation will be sent to the candidates  individually in such cases.

6. The 3 year LL.B (evening) course shall continue.

Courses of Instruction

3 year LL.B Degree Course (Regular and Evening)
 

(a)    The 3 year LL.B Course shall extend to a period of 3 academic years consisting of 6 semesters including practical training. The duration of each semester shall be five months inclusive of examinations. There shall be at least 90 instructional days and a minimum of 450 hours of instruction in a semester.

(b)    Candidates seeking admission to the first semester of the 3 year LL.B degree Course shall have passed any degree examination of the Kerala University or any other examination recognised as equivalent thereto by the Kerala University with not less than 45 percent marks in the qualifying degree examination in the case of general category and 40% in the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Eligible Communities.

(c)    Selection to the course will be made on the basis of personal interview and marks secured in the qualifying degree examination.

(d)    No candidate will be admitted to the college unless he/she produces the following documents at the time of admission.
i. All mark lists of the qualifying degree examination.
ii. Transfer certificate from the institution last studied.
iii. Conduct and character certificate from the institution last studied.
iv. Eligibility Certificate: Candidates who have passed the qualifying degree examination from any University other than Kerala University shall produce the  Eligibility Certificate of the Kerala University at the time of admission.

 

Integrated Five Year B.A., LL.B.

This shall be a double degree course comprising the B.A. degree course with English as major and Political Science & Economics as minor subjects with a  degree course in Law.
(a) The 5 year LL.B. Course shall extend to a period of 5 academic years consisting of 10 semesters including practical training. The duration of each semester shall be five months inclusive of examinations. There shall be at least 90 instructional days and a minimum of 450 hours of instruction in a semester.
(b) Candidates seeking admission to the first semester of the 5 year LL.B. course shall have passed any Higher Secondary examination of the Govt. of Kerala or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto by the Kerala University with not less than 45 percent marks in the aggregate in the qualifying Higher Secondary examination in the case of general category and 40% marks in the case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Eligible Communities.
(c) Selection to the course will be made on the basis of an entrance test, interview and marks secured in the qualifying higher secondary examination.
(d) No candidates will be admitted to the college unless he/she produces the following documents at the time of examination.
i. All mark lists of the Higher Secondary examination.
ii. Transfer certificate from the institution last studied.
iii. Conduct and character certificate from the institution last studied.
iv. Eligibility Certificate : Candidates who have passed the qualifying Higher Secondary Examination from any State other than the State of Kerala shall produce the Eligibility Certificate of the Kerala University at the time of admission.

LL.M. and MBL Degree Courses

(a) The LL.M. degree course shall extend to the period of 2 academic years consisting of 4 semesters. The subjects of the specialization offered by the Kerala Law Academy Law College are Administrative Law and International Law. The MBL Degree Course shall extend to a period of 3 academic years consisting of 6 semesters.
(b) Candidates seeking admission to the First Semester of the Ll.M. Course/MBL Course shall have passed LL.B 3 year or LL.B 5 year examination of the University of Kerala or of any other University recognized by the Kerala University.
(c) Selection to the course will be made on the basis interview and marks secured in the LL.B Examination.
(d) In the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes a relaxation of marks upto 5 percent in the LL.B degree exam will be allowed and a relaxation of 3 percent in the LL.B degree examination will be allowed in the case of candidates belonging to Backward Communities.
(e) No candidate will be admitted to the LL.M/MBL degree course unless he/she produces the following documents at the time of admission.
i. All mark lists of the LL.B degree examination
ii. Transfer certificate from the institution last studied.
iii. Conduct and character certificate from the institution last studied.
(iv) Eligibility Certificate : Candidates who have passed the LL.B. Degree Course from any University other than Kerala University shall produce the Eligibility Certificate of the Kerala University at the time of admission.

7. Admission to evening class is restricted to regular employees. So every applicant must produce at the time of admission, in addition to other necessary documents, a certificate of good conduct from the Head of the Office where the applicant is employed.

8. All applications for admission to the above courses shall be in the prescribed form and  shall be submitted along with the accompanying affidavit of the students and the parents  so as to reach the Principal, not later than the date notified by the Principal at the beginning  of each academic year.

9. An independent agency will conduct the entrance test. A Selection Board constituted for the selection of the candidates will interview the candidates and make the selection.

10.The Principal may refuse admission to any candidate without assigning any reason.

11.Any student who has obtained admission to the College by means of false certificate or  by false representation of any kind, or who may be found guilty of misconduct shall be  summarily dismissed.

12.Application form and Prospectus can be obtained from the College Office on payment  Rs.1000 for integrated 5 year B.A., LL.B. Semester Degree course and Rs.800 for three  year LL.B Semester Degree Course. It must be duly filled in and filed in the College  Office with the requisite documents. Applications with incomplete entries will not be  accepted and no name will be registered until the application in the prescribed printed  form is filed in the College Office.

 

Fees

13. All Fees shall be remitted in the Kerala State Co-operative Bank, Peroorkada, Thiruvananthapuram, to the credit of the Kerala Law Academy and the bank receipt produced in the College Office after the candidate is provisionally selected. The security deposit will be returned to the students when they leave the institution. Applications for refund of security deposit shall be submitted within one year after a student has completed or discontinued his course of study in the College. Any amount due from the student to the College shall be deducted from security deposit. No claim for refund of deposit will be allowed after the period specified above.

14. Students are normally allowed three days’ time for payment of fees, unless specially permitted by the Principal, after they have been provisionally selected. The term fees should be paid as given below.

15. Those who have not paid the fees in lump must pay for each semester fees within one week after the commencement of the semester. Similarly the balance of fees if any must be paid within one week after 2nd instalment of the next semester.
If any student fails to pay fees on the due date he is liable to pay a fine of Rs.1/-
If he fails to pay the fees on or before the 10th day after the due date, he shall not be permitted to attend the College thereafter except on payment of fees and fine as above together with a fine of Rs.2/-. He will also lose attendance from the eleventh day onwards. (If the tenth day falls on a holiday the next working day will be treated as the tenth day for the purpose of this rule.)
If he fails to pay the fees and fine of Rs.3/- within fifteen (15) working days he will be removed from the rolls and will be readmitted only on payment of the arrears of fees and fine together with re-admission fees of Rs.25/-.

Hours of Instruction

16. The academic year consisting of 220 working days is divided into two semesters consisting of three terms as follows:
First Term - June to September closing with Onam holidays
Second Term - September to December, closing with X’mas holidays
Third Term - January to March, closing with summer vacation.

Vacations, Holidays and Leave

17. The College will be closed for midsummer vacation for two months during April and May, for about ten days for Onam, and about ten days for Christmas.

18. Holidays allowed for the College will be notified by the Principal.

19. Students may obtain leave of absence in case of illness or for other good reasons by application to the Principal.

20. Subject to the provisions herein contained students who are absent without leave continuously for a period of more than 20 (twenty) working days shall automatically stand removed from the rolls of the College. They can be re-admitted by the Principal only on payment of the prescribed re-admission fee of Rs.300/- which is to be remitted in the KUF Account.

21. Absence for any one period during the day will be treated as absence for half a day and absence for two or more periods will be treated as absence for the whole day.

Periodical Examination

22. Periodical test papers will be held to test the students in their knowledge of the subjects of instruction during the preceding period.

Miscellaneous

23. The college will publish annually a Calendar, copies of which can be had from the College Office.

24. A student applying for transfer certificate or the return of his documents from the College should have cleared all his dues to the college and should enclose sufficient stamps to cover the postage for sending them to his address by registered post.

25. (i) No transfer certificate shall be issued to those from whom there are any dues to the college.
(ii) No fees will be levied from those who apply for the transfer certificate either at the time of leaving the College or within one year after leaving.
(iii) A fee of Re. I/- only will be levied from those who apply for duplicate copies of transfer certificate.
(iv) No fee will be levied for the issue of course certificate and conduct certificate.

26. Ragging is totally prohibited in the institution and anyone found guilty of ragging and or abetting ragging whether actively or passively or being part of a conspiracy to promote ragging is liable to be punished in accordance with the UGC Regulations on curbing the menace of ragging in Higher Educational Institutions, 2009 as well as under the provisions of any penal law for the time being in force.

Strength of the College

At present the sanctioned strength is ordinarily 100 for each semester for each batch of the 3 year LL.B. course. The Sanctioned strength for the 5 year B.A., LL.B. Integrated course is ordinarily 80 for each semester and 15 each for LL.M. in Administrative Law and International Law. For M.B.L. Course the sanctioned strength is 40. Admission of students from other Universities Students of other Universities who seek admission to the University should forward their applications for the recognition of examination of the Universities through the Principal of the College within the first thirty days of the Academic Year. No final admission of any such student will be made unless the examination which he has passed is actually recognized by the University as equivalent to the corresponding examination of the University of Kerala.