Faculty of Law BHU Varanasi

Banaras Law School (BLS), Varanasi established in 1923, is one of the top 25 Law Schools in India including National Law Schools. The School is affiliated to the Banaras Hindu University. The innovative scheme of the Law School to reform the legal education was adopted by the Bar Council of India at the national level and brought changes in the pattern of legal education all over the country. It was established as part of the of Banaras Hindu University as Faculty of Law, later it was renamed in to Banaras Law School and has constantly played a significant role in revamping the legal education and is ranked within top ten Law Schools in India including National Law Schools. The Banaras Law School was the first in the country to introduce the class method and the problem method in teaching methodology at both LL.B. and LL.M. levels. The Law School was perhaps the first in the country to prepare case materials for the students of LL.B. The institution is easily accessible by means of public transport available in the holy city of Varanasi. The Banaras Hindu University is one of the most prestigious universities of the Country and is the largest residential university in Asia.

Contact Details

Location: Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India Contact No: 0542+2307631, 2369018 Email: [email protected]

Official Website

www.bhu.ac.in/lawfaculty/

Courses and Admission Procedure

LL.B. (Bachelor of Law) Course 

For the purpose of LL.B. (Honours) (Three Year) Course admission, the Banaras Hindu University conducts Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET), during 3rd – 4th week of May every year. Admissions are made according to merit in the UET, subject to fulfilling of eligibility requirements mentioned below and availability of seats. Note: Presently, in BHU – Faculty of Law, there is no Five Years LL.B. Course after 12th Class.

Eligibility

B.A./ B.Sc./ B.Com./ Shastri (at least 10+2+3 pattern) securing a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate considering all the subjects in the three years except those subjects where only pass marks are required and which do not contribute to the total in the final (degree) mark sheet. OR any other Degree under at least 10+2+3 pattern recognized by the Bar Council of India for the purpose of admission to LL.B. Course securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate considering all the subjects in the three years (aggregate being calculated as mentioned above). (Note – As per directive of the Bar Council of India, the candidates acquiring High School/ Secondary or Intermediate/Senior Secondary level (10+2) through the distance education or external mode will not be considered eligible for admission in LL.B.)

Maximum Age

Age of the candidate should not be more than 30 years on 1st July’.

No. of Seats

384 (Approximate)

Entrance Exam

  • Duration of Test and Structure of Question Paper
  • Duration: 120 minutes (Two hours)
  • Total Marks: 450 marks
  • Total Number of Questions: 150 multiple-choice questions.
  • There shall be negative marking in tests for all Courses of study in UET.

Three marks shall be awarded for each correct answer while one mark shall be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Paper Structure

  1. General Awareness and Current Affairs,
  2. Common Legal Knowledge,
  3. Aptitude and Mental Ability.
  4. Two sets of multiple choice questions on Language comprehension, one each in Hindi and English, where the candidate is required to answer either the Hindi language set or the English language set but not both.

Important Dates

  • Date of sale of application forms from the office counter: February to March every year
  • Date of Test : In the month of May every year The facility for filling the application forms online is also available.

LL.M. (Master of Law) 

For the purpose of admissions in two different kinds of LL.M Courses, Banaras Hindu University conducts separate Postgraduate Entrance Tests (PET) during May-June in every year. Admissions are made according to merit of the PET, subject to fulfilling of eligibility requirements and availability of seats. In BHU there are two kinds of LL.M. courses as under:

1. LL.M. ( this course is also known as LL. M.(General) because within the University this course comes under the category of ‘General Course’ and it is a non self financing course ).
  • Duration of the Course: Four Semesters (Two Years)
  • No. of Seats: 38 (Approx.)
  • Note: In addition to the aforesaid total 38 seats, there exists 10 per cent Supernumerary Seats under category of ‘Paid Seats’.
2. LL.M. Course in Human Rights & Duties Education (HRDE)
  • Duration of the Course: Four Semesters (Two Years),
  • No. of Seats : 15
  • Note: LL.M. (HRDE) is basically a self financing course (it comes under the category of ‘Special Course’ in the University) and annual fee of this course, in addition to the regular University fee, is Rs. 30,000/-(Thirty Thousand) per annum.

Eligibility

Requirements for LL.M. (General) and LL.M. (HRDE) Courses 3-Year LL.B. after Graduation under at least 10+2+3 pattern or five years LL.B. under 10+2+5 pattern recognized by the Bar Council of India securing a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in LL.B. Degree.

Entrance Exam

There will be separate Test Paper for each course.
For LL. M ( General) Course :

  • Duration of Test and Structure of Question Paper
  • Duration: 120 minutes (Two hours)
  • Total Marks: 450 marks
  • Total Number of Questions: 150 multiple-choice questions.
  • There shall be negative marking in tests for all Courses of study in UET.

Three marks shall be awarded for each correct answer while one mark shall be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Paper Structure

  1. Jurisprudence,
  2. Constitutional Law,
  3. Law of Contracts, Law of Torts,
  4. Law of Crimes,
  5. Environmental Law,
  6. Public International Law,
  7. Indian Evidence Act,
  8. Hindu Law and Muslim Law.

For LL. M. (Human Rights & Duties Education) Course :

  • Duration of Test and Structure of Question Paper
  • Duration: 120 minutes (Two hours)
  • Total Marks: 450 marks
  • Total Number of Questions: 150 multiple-choice questions.
  • There shall be negative marking in tests for all Courses of study in UET.

Three marks shall be awarded for each correct answer while one mark shall be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Paper Structure

  1. Jurisprudence,
  2. Constitutional Law,
  3. Law of Crimes, Environmental Law,
  4. Public International Law, Indian Evidence Act,
  5. Criminal Procedure Code, Law of Human Rights and Law and
  6. Child and Law and Women.

Important Dates

  • Commencement date of sale of application forms from the office counter : February each year
  • Last date for sale of application forms from the office counter : March each year
  • Last date for receipt of duly completed application forms : March each year
  • Date of Test : May each year

Faculty of Law BHU Varanasi – 2013

Important Dates
  • Commencement date of sale of application forms from the office counter 15.02.2013
  • Last date for sale of application forms from the office counter: 15.03.2013
  • Last date for receipt of duly completed application forms (Without Late Fee) 08.03.2013
  • Last date for receipt of duly completed application forms (With Late Fee Rs. 150/- 15.03.2013