PROSPECTUS

MIDNAPORE LAW COLLEGE

[ Permanently Affiliated to Vidyasagar University,

Permanently Approved by the Bar Council of India and

Recognized by UGC under 2 (f) & 12 (b) Act ]

 

Midnapore – 721 102  °  West Bengal

Phone No. : 9434017431 / 9732677127

Website: www.mlc.co.in

 

 

 

P R O S P E C T U S

 

 

 

BRIEF HISTORY

 

 

 

            Midnapore is one of the old centres of oriental learning. During the rule of East India Company initiative was taken to impart Western Education in this District. In 1834MidnaporeZillaSchoolwas established which was upgraded to Entrance standard in 1857, in the year of the great Indian Mutiny. The F.A. Course was introduced in 1873 at the School and the School was raised to the status of aSecondGradeCollege. The School and the College remained under the same management upto 1887. Law courses were introduced in this College in 1892. After which some changes occurred in the teaching programmes of the College. In 1916 the B.L. course was abolished and I.Sc course was introduced. In 1922 Pleadership   course was abolished and B.Sc course was introduced.

 

In 1997, during the 125th year celebration of the college, the Governing Body of Midnapore College took initiative to establish a Law College at Midnapore.Accordingly the Principal of Midnapore College approached to the State Government for permission to establish a Law college at Midnapore.

 

            The State Government of West Bengal by an order bearing No. 484 – Edn (CS), dated 31.03.2000 issued permission to the Principal of Midnapore College to establish aLawCollegestyled asMidnaporeLawCollegestrictly on self financing basis. Midnapore Law College was thus established by Midnapore College under the stewardship of Prof. Mukul Ranjan Ray who served Midnapore College as Principal from 1982 to 2001.

          The Vidyasagar University authority granted Affiliation to Midnapore Law College to teach both Three Year LL. B. & Five Year B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) Courses with the Approval of the Bar Council of India. This decision of the University was communicated to the Principal of Midnapore College on 17th July, 2000. After this the Bar Council of India was approached to grant Approval of Affiliation.

 

            On obtaining the Approval of Affiliation from the Bar Council of India, Midnapore Law College started admitting the students in both Three Year LL. B. & Five Year B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) Courses from the session 2002-03. The Law College started functioning in one academic building of Midnapore College, named as Netaji Janma Satavarsiki Siksha Bhavan, from July, 2002 within Midnapore College premises. In November, 2003, Midnapore Law College was sifted to its own campus at Jharnadanga, Rangamati near Midnapore Railway Station.

 

            On 30th May, 2003 Midnapore Law College obtained Permanent Affiliation of the Vidyasagar University. The Bar Council of India also accorded Permanent Approval of Affiliation to Midnapore Law College on 17th July, 2004. The University Grants Commission recognized the College under Section 2 (f) as communicated by the letter of the UGC, bearing No. F. 8 – 98/2008 (CPP – I) dated 22nd May, 2008. The University Grants Commission also recognized the College under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956 as communicated by the letter of the UGC, bearing No. F. 8 – 98/2008 (CPP – I/C) dated 21st July, 2011.

 

 

 

VISION

 

  • To turn out of its portals legally competent human resource excelling both in academics and moral values.

 

  • To produce students who would become true legal professionals and who would contribute to the profession, community and the nation as world citizen.

 

  • To make the students leaders in their chosen profession with a sense of commitment, social responsibility, and highest moral fiber.

 

MISSION

 

  • To provide the youth with the best opportunities and environment for higher education and enable them to attain very high levels of academic excellence.

 

  • To enable students to develop as intellectually alive, morally upright, socially responsible citizens with a positive attitude, ever ready for continuous personal and professional growth.

 

  • To inculcate a sense of true professionalism among the students and make them self-reliant.

 

  • To help within the institutional limits the students coming from different background to realize their own potential and to enable them to compete with the best in the society.

 

  • To foster a close working relationship between the academia, judiciary, legal professionals and the government for the betterment of the society.

 

  • To create committed youth dedicated to contribute to the world civilization inline with the vision of Swami Vivekananda.

 

COURSES OFFERED 

 

1)      Five Year B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) consisting of 10 Semesters of Six months’ duration each.

2)      Three Year LL. B. consisting of 6 Semesters of Six months’ duration each.

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

 

            Application for admission is to be made in prescribed form within dates to be notified by College authority for each academic session. Admission Forms with Prospectus are sold by the College Office.

 

            Minimum qualification for Five Year B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) is Higher Secondary or equivalent examination having passed with 45 % of marks in aggregate in case of General Category applicants and    40 % of the total marks in case of S. C. & S. T. applicants.

 

            The minimum qualification for admission in Three Year LL. B. course is Degree (in10 + 2 + 3 pattern) Examination having passed with 45 % of marks in aggregate in case of General Category applicants and  40 % of the total marks in case of S. C. & S. T. applicants.

 

            However, the applicants are required to appear in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the College which is to be followed by counselling. Qualified candidates are required to take admission within the prescribed dates and the list of the qualified candidates and with date of admission will be notified in the College Notice Board. The selected candidates will have to present all original mark-sheets and testimonials for verification by the College Office for the purpose of admission. Those who appeared at the H. S. Examination / Degree Examination of the current year may also apply and will be admitted provisionally, if selected. Their continuation is subject to obtaining minimum marks as required by the Bar Council of India.

 

AGE ON ADMISSION

 NO AGE BAR FOR BOTH THE COURSES

 

RESERVATION OF SEATS

 

            The College maintains the reservation of seats as per Govt. Order. However, the College Management reserves the right of discretion on this behalf if the required number of candidates is not available against the reserve seats.

 

           

ABOUT TEACHING PROCESS

 

Qualified and experienced teachers, Senior Advocates of the Bar and Senior Members of the Bench and various other Legal Luminaries offer their services for academic purposes. Interactive mode of teaching has been adopted here and a skill of reading, research analysis and writing are developed through project assignments. The process of conducting seminar on emerging trends, remedial classes, group discussions and tutorials are other modes of offering scientific methodology of teaching. TheVidyasagarUniversityhas introduced Semester system in 3 Year LL. B. courses and a Semester system in 5 Year B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) in parity with some of the pioneerLawSchoolsand Universities inIndia. The Semester system can only enable the students to be identified with the emerging and modern topics in Law and to gather current information about law. In 5 Year B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) courses, this College has launched 50 papers of different subjects in law and 30 papers in 3 Year LL. B. courses in accordance with the guideline of UGC and Bar Council of India and as per the syllabi of theVidyasagarUniversity,West Bengal.

 

 

STUDENT FACILITIES  

 

 

The College Authority is trying its best to provide such type of environment within which a student can develop his personality to the fullest extent.

 

v  The College provides Railway Concession Forms to bonafide students as per rules.

 

v  Free uninterrupted internet and computer facilities are provided to the learners in the Library.

 

v  Xerox facilities are available to the students on payment basis.

 

v  Canteen facilities are provided inside the College premises.

 

v  One standard playground is provided for games and sports facilities inside the College premises on sharing basis.

 

 

LIBRARY

 

            The College has a well equipped library with a good number of books and in additions; the library provides attractive and valuable authoritative law journals and also magazines of general nature. Separate rules and regulations are in vogue for use of College Library. The Library Cards will be provided by the College Office within fifteen days from the commencement of the classes.

 

 

 

IDENTITY CARD

 

            Students’ Identity Cards are issued by the College Office free of cost and the students are required to collect the Identity Card within 15 days from the commencement of class for each session. The students must bring Identity Card with him/her while coming to College. A student will have to show Identity Card to the College staff on demand for verification as and when required.

 

            Identity Card must be kept carefully in the custody of the student and is not transferable. In case the Identity Card is lost / stolen the matter be immediately reported to the nearest Police Station. Duplicate Identity Card may be issued in such cases on obtaining application for the same with a copy of the GD and on payment of Rs.100/- ( Rupees one hundred ) only.

 

INSTRUCTIONS AND EXAMINATIONS

 

i)          Instruction in various subjects shall be provided by the College as per the scheme of instruction and syllabi prescribed by the Affiliating University.         

 

ii)         The programme of instruction, examinations and vacations shall be notified by the Principal of the College from time to time.      

 

iii)         The medium of instruction and examination shall be English.    

 

iv)        At the end of each Semester, University Examinations shall be held as per programmes of the University.            

v)         Backlog examinations shall be conducted at the end of each Semester as to be notified by the     University.

 

vi)        A candidate shall be deemed to have passed the Semester Examination if he / she secures not less        than 40% in each subject and in aggregate.

 

vii)       The Examinations are conducted and results are published by the affiliating University and the

            college administration must not be held responsible for any delay in holding University Examination

and / or publication of results.

  

REGISTRATION AND MIGRATION

 

 

            The students admitted in any LL. B. course are required to apply within a month of admission for Registration of the University on payment of requisite fees. Registration Certificate of the Vidyasagar University is to be obtained before submission of Fee and Form for University Examination.

 

            Students who come from other Universities (except VidyasagarUniversity) will be provisionally admitted. After admission they shall apply through the Principal within one month from the date of admission to the VidyasagarUniversitywith the Migration Certificate for Registration with following documents :

 

(a) Age proof Certificate, (b) Pass Certificate (or mark sheet) and (c) Migration Certificate (in original).

 

            The College will not be held responsible if the concerned University does not sanction migration to such candidate and / orVidyasagarUniversityrefuses to issue Registration Certificate to any candidate. In such cases provisional admission given at this College may be cancelled and no refund of fees will be made.

 

            The students appeared in the H.S. / Degree Examination in the current year may also apply for Provisional Admission with Special Permission of the Director / Principal of the College. They may be given Provisional Admission on fulfillment of required formalities. Provisional Admission will be treated as cancelled if the candidate fails to obtain qualifying marks at the last public examination. Refund of Course  Fee may be made on cancellation of Provisional Admission( deducting Admission Fee).

 

 

 

 

 

AWARD OF DIVISION

 

Candidates who have passed all the examinations of the B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) / LL.B Degree Course shall be awarded Divisions by the affiliating University in accordance with the total aggregate marks secured by them in all the Semester Examinations taken together.

 

1)         First Class:    60% and above.

2)         Second Class:    40% and above but less than 60%

3)        MinimumPassmarks: Minimum pass marks in each paper shall be 40%.

 

Candidates who have not passed the examinations in the first attempt can repeat the papers if they failed to qualify in three papers only, provided that the students are required to meet the minimum aggregate marks as provided by the University Regulations. 

 

GENERAL RULES OF EXAMINATIONS

 

            Regarding examination of B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) & LL. B. courses the Rules and Regulations of the affiliating University are to be followed. These Rules and Regulations are subject to change from time to time by the University.

            The curricula as approved by the affiliating University are to be followed till these are not changed and modified by the University.

            A regular course of study for eligibility to appear at the LL.B. Examination of a semester shall mean attendance of not less than 75% of the aggregate in lectures, in subjects listed in the scheme of instruction. Provided that, in special cases and for sufficient cause shown, the Vice Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Principal, may condone the deficiency not exceeding 10% attendance on medical grounds when the application submitted at the time of actual illness is supported by a certificate from an authorised Medical Officer, and approved by the Principal. In case condonation in attendance on medical ground is sought the applicant shall pay the prescribed fee and the decision of the University be final.

 

            In any semester of the course, if a candidate fails to secure the minimal percentage of attendance, he/she shall not be eligible to appear in the examination of that semester, and he/she shall have to enroll himself / herself to undergo afresh a Regular Course of study of the corresponding semester in subsequent academic session, in order to become eligible to appear for the examination.

 

AWARD OF DEGREE

 

The LL.B. Degree in the Faculty of Law will be conferred on a candidate by theVidyasagarUniversitywho has pursued a regular course of study for three academic years for Three Year LL. B. Course and five academic sessions for Five Year B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) Course as prescribed in the scheme of instruction and has passed all the examinations as prescribed in the scheme of examinations.

 

THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE STUDENTS

The College takes a pro-active position on all matters relating to professional and appropriate code of conduct on the part of the entire College community - students, faculty and non-teaching staff.

 

            In furtherance of its commitment to an environment of honesty, fairness and mutual respect, the College Management will take serious cognizance of acts of academic / professional misconduct that include cheating on academic exercises, plagiarism, misrepresentation and interference of any kind in the access of fellow students to College services, among others.


            Issues like sexual harassment and ragging etc. will also be seriously dealt with as per Law of the Country.
            Steps will also be taken against derogatory acts on the part of any student or for acts of gross misconduct or indiscipline.

                        The admission may be cancelled if a student is found involved in misconduct, acts of indiscipline and such other activities which hamper the academic atmosphere and normal functioning of the College.

 

The students of the College will not be allowed to organize any meeting, deputation, demonstration, agitation etc. which may hamper the normal functioning of the College and can create tension amongst students and / or vitiate academic atmosphere of the College.

 

Irregular attendance in classes, negligence in class work, insubordination, misconduct and involvement in acts of indiscipline etc. will invite disciplinary measures against the student concerned which includes fine, detention, expulsion from the College etc.    

 

The decision of the College Authority in this regard be final.

 

COLLEGE UNIFORM ( MANDATORY ) :

 

The students will have to wear prescribed uniform as stated below :

 

For Male students :    White Shirt, Black Trouser, Black Tie, Black Coat or Sweater, Black Shoes. 

 

For Female students :         White Sharee with navy blue border or White Salwar Kameez with Black Dupatta and Black Coat or Black Cardigan.

 

Students are permitted to enter into the college campus being properly clad on with prescribed uniform. Violation of this rule may be treated as act of indiscipline for which concerned student may be fined. The repetition of violation of dress code may lead to expulsion from the college.

 

STUDENTS’ COUNCIL       

The college will provide a Students Council, which will give suggestions for redressal of the grievances of the students. Two students (one male and one female) from each class/semester will be nominated in the Council considering his/her academic performance, class attendance and conduct. The recommendations of the Council will be considered by the College Management aptly. The Principal / Teacher- in-Charge will the President of the Council. The nominees of the College Management shall have occasional interactions with the Council, with the object of providing good education within the constrains of a self-financing institutions in rural Bengal. This Council is only an advisory body to college management as regards students’ activities.

 

FACULTY POSITION:

 

  1. Dr. Avimanyu Behera, M.A, LL.M, Ph. D., Principal.
  2. Smt. Sangita Bhowal, LL. M., Asstt. Professor.
  3. Dr. Sudipta  Patra, B.A. (Hons) , LL. M. (Gold Medalist) ,Ph.D., Asstt. Professor.
  4. Smt. Piyali Dutta, LL.M., Asstt. Professor.
  5. Smt. Anindita Ojha, LL.M., Asstt. Professor.
  6. Sri Samrat Bhattacharjee, B.A. (Hons.), LL.M., Asstt. Professor.
  7. Smt. Piyali Dey, B.A. (Hons.), LL.M., UGC-NET qualified, Asstt. Professor.
  8. Smt. Varsha Kumari Sonkar, B.Com.(Hons.), LL.M., Asstt. Professor.
  9. Sri Arun Mishra, B.A.(Hons.), LL.M., Asstt. Professor.
  10. Sri Aniruddha Chatterjee, LL.M., Asstt. Professor.
  11. Sri Subhamoy Basu, M. A., Asstt. Professor in Pol. Science & Sociology.
  12. Sri Harihar Prasad Chakraborty, M. A., Teaching Assistant in English.
  13. Sri David Roy, M.A., M.Ed., Guest Lecturer in History.
  14. Smt. Debomita Chatterjee, M. A., Guest Lecturer in Economics.
  15. Smt. Anjali Sinha,  Rtd. Higher Judicial Officer, Govt. of West Bengal, Guest Teacher.
  16. Sri Salil Kumar Roy, LL.M., Rtd. Asstt. Commissioner of Kolkata Police, Govt. of West Bengal, Guest Teacher.
  17. Sri Shyamalendu Krishna Maiti, Senior Advocate, Midnapore District Judges’ Court, Guest Teacher.
  18. Sri Pulakananda Mandal, Senior Advocate, Midnapore District Judges’ Court, Guest Teacher.

 

 

SYLLABUS

 

Five Year B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) Course

 

Semester I

 

 

Paper 1.1         General English-I

Paper 1.2         Political Science I

Paper 1.3         Sociology I

Paper 1.4         Contract – I

Paper 1.5         Family Law -I

 

 

Semester II

 

Paper 2.1         English-II: English Literature & Communication Skills

Paper 2.2         Political Science II: Indian Govt. & Politics

Paper 2.3         Family Law -II

Paper 2.4         Sociology-II : Society in India

Paper 2.5         Law of Contract-II

 

Semester III

 

Paper 3.1         Political Science-III: International Relations

Paper 3.2         Economics-I : Development Economics

Paper 3.3         Sociology-III : Theoretical Prospective of Sociology & Social Thinkers

Paper 3.4         Torts and C.P. Act and M.V. Act

Paper 3.5         Legal & Constitutional History

           

 

Semester IV

 

 

Paper 4.1         Political Science-IV : Public Administration

Paper 4.2         Economics- II : Indian Economics

Paper 4.3         Law of Crimes-I

Paper 4.4         Constitutional Law - I

Paper 4.5         Administrative Law

           

 

Semester V

 

Paper 5.1         Political Science-V

Paper 5.2         Constitutional Law - II

Paper 5.3         Law of Crimes- II

Paper 5.4         Property Law & Easement Act

Paper 5.5         Environmental Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester VI

 

Paper 6.1         Political Science VI

Paper 6.2         Legal Method & Legal Theory

Paper 6.3         Public International Law

Paper 6.4         Land System & Land Laws

Paper 6.5         International Trade Law

 

 

Semester VII

 

 

Paper 7.1         Civil Procedure Code & Limitation Act I

Paper 7.2         Information Technology Law

Paper 7.3         Local Self Government Law

Paper 7.4         Law of Evidence

Paper 7.5         Alternative Dispute Resolution (Clinical Paper-I)

 

 

Semester VIII

 

 

Paper 8.1         Labour & Industrial Law - I

Paper 8.2         Human Rights Law & Practice

Paper 8.3         Civil Procedure Code II

Paper 8.4         I.P.R. Management

Paper 8.5         Professional Ethics & Professional Accounting System (Clinical Paper-II)

 

 

Semester IX

 

 

Paper 9.1         Labour & Industrial Laws II

Paper 9.2         Law relating to Child

Paper 9.3         Interpretation of Statutes

Paper 9.4         Company Law

Paper 9.5         Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance (Clinical Paper- III)

 

 

Semester X

 

 

Paper 10.1       Principles of Taxation

Paper 10.2       Insurance Law

Paper 10.3       Banking Law & NI Act

Paper 10.4       Gender Justice & Feminist Jurisprudence

Paper 10.5       Moot Court Exercise & Internship (Clinical Paper- IV).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Year LL. B. Course

 

Semester I

 

 

Paper 1.1         Tort & Consumer Protection & Motor Vehicle Act

Paper 1.2         Constitutional Law - I

Paper 1.3         Law of Contract – I

Paper 1.4         Law of Crimes (Indian Penal Code)

Paper 1.5         Family Law-I

 

Semester II

 

Paper 2.1         Constitutional Law - II

Paper 2.2         Law of Contract- II

Paper 2.3         Law of Crimes-II (Criminal Procedure Code)

Paper 2.4         Family Law-II

Paper 2.5         Property Law

 

Semester III

 

Paper 3.1         Civil Procedure Code-I

Paper 3.2         Administrative Law

Paper 3.3         Environmental Law

Paper 3.4         The Indian Evidence Act

Paper 3.5         Labour and Industrial Law-I

 

Semester IV

 

 

Paper 4.1         Jurisprudence

Paper 4.2         Labour & Industrial Law - II

Paper 4.3         Civil Procedure Code-II & Limitation Act

Paper 4.4         Land System & Land Laws

Paper 4.5         Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing (Clinical Paper- I)

 

Semester V

 

Paper 5.1         Intellectual Property Law

Paper 5.2         Law of Insurance

Paper 5.3         Public International Law

Paper 5.4         Interpretation of Statutes & Principles of Legislation

Paper 5.5         Alternative Dispute Resolution (Clinical Paper-II)

 

 

Semester VI

 

Paper 6.1         Human Rights Law & Practice

Paper 6.2         Company Law

Paper 6.3         Principles of Taxation Law

Paper 6.4         Professional Ethics and Professional Accounting System (Clinical Paper-III)

Paper 6.5         Moot Court Exercise and Internship (Clinical Paper-IV)

 

 

 

 

 

Rules and Regulations for the Degree of 5 Year B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) 

& 3 Year LL. B. Courses.

 

Each paper shall be of one hundred (100) marks. The break-up is given below:

 

1)      University Written Examination -                   80 Marks

2)      Internal Assessment (Written) -                     20 Marks

 

Fee Structure for Five Year B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) & Three Year LL. B. Courses

( Session 2022 – 2023 )

 

1.         Admission Fee                                                            Rs. 20,000/- only for each course.

 

2.         Course Fee                                                                 Rs. 30,000/- only for each Semester to be paid                                                                                             in Cheque / Bank Draft during admission to

                                                                                                each Semester.

 

3.         Re-admission Fee                                                       Rs. 10,000/- only for each course.

 

4.         Other Fees                                                                  Exam. Fee, Enrollment Fee, Registration Fee

                                                                                                including students’ activities fees as to be                                                                                                      notified from time to time.

 

N. B. : (a)        Fee structure is subject to revision to meet escalation of expenses for maintenance and                                               development and revision of pay of the college staff.

            (b)        Course Fee is to be paid by Cheque / Bank Draft drawn in favour of “Midnapore Law

                        College” payable at “Midnapore”.

(c)        The continuing students are required to pay Course Fee and other fees and get themselves enrolled within 15 days from commencement of each Semester. 

(d)        If any student considers that he / she is not getting the academic facilities in this    College commensurate to the Course Fee he / she is paying, then he / she may apply for Transfer Certificate with refund of the Course Fee he / she has paid for the current Semester only to the College which will be granted. The College authority reserves the right to issue Force Transfer Certificate or Expulsion Order to a candidate if found very irregular in class attendance, very poor performance in college examinations and / or found involved in acts of gross indiscipline / misconduct.   

 

Admission Schedule for Five Year B. A. LL. B.(Hons) & Three Year LL. B. Courses 

Session : 2022 – 2023

1.         Sale of Forms from 1st June to 30th June, 2022.      

 

2.         Receiving of filled in Forms:  From 1st June to 30th June, 2022.

 

3.          Provisional Admission will be given to the students on the basis of the marksheets of the last Public

             Examinations but he/she will have to appear at the Entrance Test.

 

4.         Entrance Test on Second Sunday of July, 2022 of each year in the Midnapore Law College

              Campus from 12 Noon to 3.00 P.M. (in English, General Knowledge and Legal Aptitude).

           

5.         Confirmation of Admission:      Within fifteen days from the date of Entrance Test.

 

6.         Commencement of classes:     As per guidelines of the Affiliating University or 1st Monday

            of August of each year.