COLLEGE NAME: Sree Narayana Law College, Poothotta, Ernakulam
ABOUT THE COLLEGE:
The college is named after the great social reformer, philosopher and saint Sree Narayana Guru (1854-1928). Based on the ancient directives of Universal brotherhood and Love, Sree Narayana Guru preached the noble message of "One Caste, One Religion, and One God for man." The college aims at achieving the high ideals of Sree Narayana Guru who exhorted us to 'strive for the welfare of all without any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or religion.'
The Guru was a Karmayogi who transformed the idealistic Advaitha of his predecessors to a practical humanistic one by giving an ethical and social context to it. Imbibing the teachings of the great Guru such as "One Caste, One Religion, One God for man", "Liberate oneself through education", "Humanness marks humanity", our college strives to mould generations in order to free them from casteism, bigotry, sectarianism and exploitation. We consider education an instrument of socio-economic progress, political development and moral, social and intellectual awakening of each student.
Sree Narayana Law College is a newly established Law Institute, situated at Poothotta, 20 Kms away from Kochi. The College is owned and managed by the SNDP Yogam Br:No. 1103, Poothotta. It is a matter of immense pride that this management is an organization having a large academic set up in the port city of Kerala, thanks to the visionary leadership. At present the management has the following institutions in the campus.
Sree Narayana Law College is one of the constituent units of Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam and recognized by the Bar Council of India,New Delhi. The affiliation is approved by the Bar Council of India through its letter NoBCI:D:2003/2012(LE.Affi.) dtd 29.09.2012. The college was inaugurated on 24th October 2012, at the hands of Hon'ble Mr.Justice K.S.Radhakrishnan, Judge, Supreme Court of India.
The College offers quality legal education at undergraduate level in the form of LL.B, 3year and LL.B, 5 year courses.The college is now housed in a three storied building with separate Moot Court Room,Legal Aid Clinic,Human Rights Cell,Women empowerment Cell etc.The College has a library with good number of books and journals.It also provides free internet facility to the students.
The faculty members are highly qualified and competent.Teaching is also done by senior lawyers and eminent acadamicians.It also imparts practical training through Moot court and legal aid programmes.
A person who has obtained a Bachelors degree of this University or of any other University recognised as equivalent there to by this University in any discipline with not less than 45 per cent marks in the aggregate (42 % per cent for OBC and 40% for SC/ST) can apply for admission to the Three Year Unitary LL.B Degree 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 course.
No student shall be allowed to simultaneously register for a law degree programme with any other graduate or post graduate or certificate course run by the same or any other University or an Institute for academic or professional learning excepting in the integrated degree programme 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, shall be exempted.
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, 42% in the case of OBC and 40 % of the total marks (without rounding) in case of SC and ST applicants, to be obtained in the qualifying examination 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 fulfils other institutional criteria notified by the institution/University concerned or by the Government concerned from time to time to apply for admission.
Subject to the conditions, stipulated by the Bar Council of India, Mahatma Gandhi University and the norms fixed by the Government of Kerala on this behalf; the maximum age for seeking admission into a stream of 3 Year Unitary LL.B Degree Program, shall be limited to twenty eight years in case of general category of applicants and thirty 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.
The course leading to unitary degree shall be conducted in semester system, with not less than 30 class hours per week including tutorials, moot room exercise, seminars and other practical papers.
Provided there shall be at least 30 lecture hours per week.
No students 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 75% of the classes held in the subject concerned as also in the moot court exercises, tutorials and practical training conducted to the subject taken together, separate 75% attendance is also required in each of the compulsory clinical courses.
Provided that if a student for any exceptional reasons fails to attend 75% 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.
Provided further that the conduct and progress of the student should be satisfactory.
There shall be no lateral entry on the plea of graduation in any subject or exit.
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.
All approved Centers 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 shall consist of 20 compulsory Law subjects and 06 Law papers in Optional subjects and 04 Clinical papers in Law. Six Optional subjects are chosen, and offered by the affiliated colleges, from among the General Elective Courses; by complying with The Bar Council Rules of Legal Education, 2008. The six optional courses shall be chosen 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.
Provided that the University may add to the above list of subjects as well as a New Group of subject specialization with such papers as may be stipulated from time to time. Students in the Unitary law course have to take not less than six papers from the groups.