The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

 No.12, LB Block, Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700098
 Approved By UGC, BCI

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About The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences was established under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 (West Bengal Act IX of 1999) adopted by the West Bengal Legislature in July, 1999.The University was notified under Clause (f) of Section 2 of the UGC Act, 1956 in August 2004 and has been granted permanent affiliation by the Bar Council of India in July 2005.

The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of NUJS and is also the Chairman of the General Council, the supreme policy-making body of the University. Professor Dr. P. Ishwara Bhat is the Vice Chancellor of the University

It is an autonomous law university offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is located in the salt lake city of Kolkata. It is considered to be one of the best amongst elite national law schools. The unvirsity offers the students a five year Integrated B.A./B.Sc. LLB(Hons.) degree programme at the undergraduate level and a master of laws at postgraduate level. The objectives of the university are:

  • To advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development

  • To promote legal knowledge and to make law and the legal process efficient instruments of social development

  • To develop in the student and research scholar a sense of responsibility to serve society in the field of law by developing skills with regard to advocacy, legal service, legislation, law reforms and the like

  • To promote inter-disciplinary study of law in relation to management, technology, international cooperation and development

Reservation criteria:

Resrvation criteria for B.A./B.SC. LL.B (Hons.) Programme

Category

Number of Seats

General

78

S.C

15

S.T

08

Persons with Disabilities

02

Foreign Nationals

04

NRIs/NRI-Sponsored

18

Resrvation criteria for LL.M.

Category

Total Seats

General

30

SC

06

ST

03

Person with Disability

01

Foreign National

02

Research centres:

  • Centre for Gender research Law.

  • Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Studies

  • Centre for WTO Law

  • Centre for Women and Law

Schools in NUJS:

  • The School of Criminal Justice &Administration (SCJA)

  • The School of Economic & Business Laws (SEBL)

  • The School of Legal Practice & Development (SLPD)

  • The School of Private Laws & Comparative Jurisprudence (SPLCJ)

  • The School of Public Law & Governance (SPLG)

  • The School of Social Sciences (SSS)

  • The School of Technology, Law & Development

Extra-curricular Activities:

Student Juridicial Association (SJA)- It is the students body of the college The SJA has an Executive Council which is constituted by representatives from the various Student Committees of the SJA and an elected Class Representative from each of the five batches of students

SJA Societies:

  • Moot Court Society

  • Library Committee

  • Literary and Debating Society

  • Cultural Committee

  • Magazine Committee

  • Cyber Committee

  • Sports Committee

Legal Aid Society- The Legal Aid Society of the college has following categories of activities

  • Legal Aid and Clinic Counselling- The legal clinic aid has been set up as a permanent body to provide free legal advice and resolution of disputes without long drawn and expensive litigation

  • Human Rights and Public Education- For empowering people through legal education and instilling in them consciousness about their rights and duties

  • Youth For Social Justice- It is a social awareness program that targets the youth with the objective of creting great mind aspects of the students

  • Law Enforcement Assistance- This is an subcommittee that works with law enforcement authorities such as government, pollution control board. It provides an interface to promote legal awareness amongst people

  • Para Legal Services and Training- The main purpose of this activity is to build relationships with those agencies who works with NGOs

  • Public Interest Advocacy Support services- In the form of documentation, obtaining empirical data and other allied research are to be provided for public advocacy of popular concerns and public interest litigations

  • Lok Adalat and ADR assistance- This society organizes lok adalats in association with W.B legal aid authority.

Contact Information

The WB National University of Juridical Sciences
Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan
12, LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City
Kolkata - 700098

T:(+91)33-2335 7379/ 0765/ 2806/ 2809/ 2811/ 2812

F:(+91)33-2335 7422/ 0511 GRAM: JURAVARSITY

Web Site: http://www.nujs.edu/

 

Library and Computer Centre:

  • The Library occupies a central location in the academic block of the University in the ground floor, mezzanine floor and the Computer Centre in the first floor

  • It provides seating arrangement for approximately 300 users, with a separate group discussion room, apart from main reading hall and additional reading room

  • The Library & Computer Centre hosts about 70 computers, thin clients &terminals in N-Computing system

  • The library collection is nearly about 20,000 titles and over 6,500 bound

Placement Cell

NUJS had a 100 percent placement record. NUJS graduates have done an exceptional job and this has resulted in the university earning an enviable reputation in the job market. The Campus Recruitment Committee (CRC), which is a student run body, overlooks and co-ordinates the recruitment of the graduating batch of students of the NUJS and is solely authorized and responsible for communicating and coordinating between students sitting for Recruitment and Prospective Recruiters/ Recruiters.

Previous Recruiters

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Scholarships and awards:

Scholarships, awards and medals

Criteria

The Saroja Gopalkrishnan Scholarship

Best two students of L.L.M. are awarded with Rs. 2000 cash

University Gold Medal

First rank in B.A/B.Sc. LLB (Hons.) programme

Sir Ashutosh Mookerjee Memorial Gold Medal

First rank in BA/B.Sc. LLB (Hons) programme

University Medal

Second rank in BA/B,Sc LLB (Hons.) programme

Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Gold Medal

Securing highest marks in Criminal Law

Deshapran Smriti Raksha cash prize

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