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The Department:

The Department of Law is located in the South Campus of the University of North Bengal and has an independent building of its own with a sprawling and exclusive campus. The distance of the department from Bagdogra is six kilometers and from SiliguriMetropolitan City is seven kilometers.The sprawling campus of the University enjoys the pristine beauty of the eastern Himalayas and is the intellectual hub of North Bengal. Siliguri is an important sub-division of the district and commercial capital of North Bengal. Located at the foot hills of eastern Himalayas, Siliguri is the gate way to North eastern India and land locked countries like Bhutan and Nepal. It shares a huge and porous international border with Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. It is well connected with all metropolis and major cities by air and rail. Originally, in 1974, the Institution was established as University Law College and was housed in the building of Arts. In the year 2000, it was upgraded to the status of a Department of University of North Bengal with a separate, distinct and prestigious location. The University of North Bengal is one of the six Universities in the State of West Bengal imparting legal education and covers the entire region of the state and the Eastern and North Eastern region of India. This Institution has also the reputation of attracting students from the neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. Presently the Department is imparting 5 years integrated B.A. LL. B. (Hons.) Course and also 2 years LL.M course since 1993. The intake capacity of the Department is 80 students for LL.B and 25 students for LL.M. The provisions of 10 seats as supernumerary quota for admission of foreign nationals is under consideration before the University authority.  The admission for LL.B is made strictly on the basis of merit and marks obtained in the Higher Secondary or any other equivalent and recognised examination. The age bar for admission has also been imposed. The Department has a rich Ph. D programme.  It was started in 1999 and since then more than 30 Ph. D degrees have been awarded.  Presently there are about 27 scholars engaged in doctoral research under various faculty members under the UGC Regulation, 2009. The Department of Law was a partner Institution with the Centre for Environmental Education Research and Advocacy (CEERA), National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Under the Partnership, it had carried out several activities relating to the capacity building in the enforcement of Environmental Law. Under the programme the Training for Judicial officers, Forest Officers, Tea Garden Managers had been conducted and some pilot projects were undertaken.       

The Warwick University, U.K., the British Council of India, New Delhi, and the National Law School of India University, Bangalore had selected the Department jointly to carry out the ‘Human Rights Outreach Project’. The Department had undertaken project on “Human Rights and Prisoners’ Condition” and booklets in Bengali and Nepali on Human Rights have been published. In these projects the Law students actively participated to make the events successful. The Department had conducted Post Graduate Diploma Course in Environmental Law. The year 2010 has been a landmark in the history of the Department of law as the publication of law journal entitled, ‘Indian Journal of Law and Justice’ (ISSN: 0976-3570) began in March, 2010. Ten issues of the journal have been published subsequently in addition to the books on ‘Public Health Law’, ‘Privatization of Higher Education in India: Legal Challenges’, ‘Environment, Governance, and Development’ and Human Rights and Duties. These responsibilities are undertaken by the Publication Committee of the Department. Our Department has taken a keen interest in promoting the legal education in the State. The Department of Law has organisedfive(5) Refresher courses in Law in association with the UGC Academic Staff College, University of North Bengal from 2011 till date. The Department aims at education that brings forth academic excellence, provides opportunities to nurture all round development of the young personality, stimulate and develop creative thoughts in them, so that they may become worthy citizens of India caring for others, ensuring justice to the tortured and having a sense of duty and responsibility to the society. It introduces students to a wider world of experience and a larger sphere of activities, cooperation with their fellowmen and inculcates habits of order, sense of responsibility and accuracy.

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Courses Offered:

The Department of Law presently offers the following academic courses:

This course is designed in such a way that it fulfils the need and demand of the present day society in general and young lawyers in particular. The 5 yr. integrated B.A., LL. B. (Hons.) Course is divided into ten semesters. After completion of each semester, there is an examination conducted by the University. The entire course consists 50 subjects and 4 Practical papers of varied nature as desired by Bar Council of India, which is the regulatory body of legal education in India. Beside the conventional subjects, some very contemporary subjects are also included in this curriculum, such as Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law including Information Technology Act, Human Rights, Law and Medicine and Insurance Law. The intake of students in B.A., LL. B.(Hons.) Course is presently 80. The provision of 10 seats for foreign national as supernumerary quota for admission into B.A. LL.B.(H) is under consideration before the University authority.

  1. Sem – I: (A) Legal Theory, Marks – 100, (B) Legal Concepts, Marks – 100, (C) Constitutional Law, Marks – 100, (D) Environmental Law, Marks – 100.
  2. Sem – II: (A) Administrative Law, Marks – 100, (B) Public International Law, Marks – 100, (C) Private International Law, Marks – 100, (D) Research Methodology, Marks – 50 (E) Term Paper – I, Marks - 50.
  3. Sem – III: (A) Human Rights, Marks – 100, (B) Corporate Law, Marks – 100, (C) Intellectual Property Law, Marks – 100, (D) Legal Education, Marks – 50 (E) Term Paper – II, Marks - 50.
  4. Sem – IV: (A) Judicial Process and Principles of Legislation, Marks – 100, (B) Criminal Law, Marks – 100, (C) Dissertation, Marks – 150, (D) Viva Voce, Marks – 50.
The Department has a rich Ph.D. programme.  It was started in 1999 and since then twenty Ph.D. degrees have been awarded.  Presently there are about Fourty-Eight scholars engaged in doctoral research under various faculty members under the UGC Regulation, 2009.The course undertakes to thrive in research methodology, research framework, and other intensive research work under the able guidance of the professors.
  1. Module – I: Research Methodology, Credit: 4, Marks: 100.
  2. Module – II: First Presentation of Research Proposal, Credit: 1 Marks: 25.
  3. Module –III: Second Presentation of Research Framework, Credit: , Marks: 25.
  4. Module – IV: Submission of a Publishable Research Paper, Credit: 2, Marks: 50.
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Research Profile:

Publications of Journals and Edited Books:

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Faculty Directory:

Faculty
Name and Research Area Contact
 
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Dr.Gangotri Chakraborty

Professor & Head

Women Studies & Jurisprudence.

    +91-9434037671, +91-8967589795

    gangotrichakraborty@gmail.com

 
Facultiy Members
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Dr. Rathin Banerjee

Professor

Human Rights, Corporate Law, Constitutional Law

+91 - 9434328537

rathinbanerjee@gmail.com

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Dr. Sujit Kr. Biswas

Assistant Professor

Constitutional Law, Procedural Law, Cyber Law, Family Rights

+91-94344 27710

sujitkbiswas@yahoo.com

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Dr. Narender Nagarwal

Assistant Professor

Constitutional Law, Human Rights.

+91 - 9564637077

narender.nagarwal@gmail.com

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Dr. Rajendra Dhar Dubey

Assistant Professor (Full-Time) Contractual

Environmental Law, Administrative Law.

+91-9434464517

rdd.nbu@gmail.com

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Mr. Tanwir Arshed

Assistant Professor (Full-Time) Contractual

Political Thought and Theory.

+91 - 9531563060

tanwirarshed@gmail.com

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Ms. Sanyukta Moitra

Assistant Professor (Full-Time) Contractual

Constitutional Law of India, Family Law, International Law, Citizenship and Immigration Laws.

    +91-9832072000

    sanyuktamoitra@gmail.com

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Ms. Sangeeta Mandal

Assistant Professor (Full-Time) Contractual

Taxation Law, Human Rights, Right to Information.

    +91-9735078005

    sangeetanbu@gmail.com

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Ms. Soma Dey Sarkar

Assistant Professor (Full-Time) Contractual

Constitutional Law, Law of Contract, Administrative Law, Human Rights, Jurisprudence.

+91-9733262164

somadsarkar45@gmail.com

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Mr. Sanjay Dutta

Assistant Professor in Economics (Part-Time)

International Economics.

+91 - 9832015425

sanjaydutta.slg@gmail.com

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Ms. Debarati Chanda

Assistant Professor in English (Part-Time)

Indian-English Literature.

+91 - 9475681908

mamon.chanda2@gmail.com

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Ms. Taniya Basu Majumder

Assistant Professor in Sociology (Part-Time)

Sociology of Health and Environment.

+91 -9474027822

taniyabasu2014@gmail.com

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Curricular, Co-Curricular and Infrastructural Facilities:

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Moot Court Room

The first moot court room was situated at the ground floor of the department but for better infrastructure, a new moot court is under construction

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Seminar Hall

The seminars are usually organized in the seminar hall .

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Computer Lab

There is a computer lab equipped with computers, printer and scanners along with full time internet facility for the use of the students and research scholars

Publication Division

The department has a publication division which is entrusted with the publication of books, journals, magazines, leaflets etc.

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Training and Placement Cell

Formed in 2015, the Training and Placement Cell is a new wing of the Department that mainly focuses on creating awareness among the students regarding their career options.

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Centre for Clinical Legal Aid

The ‘Centre for Clinical Legal Aid’is devoted to spread legal awareness among the local residents and young school children of the surrounding areas. The Department has established a Clinical Legal Aid Cell in its campus to help the poor and the disadvantaged class with free legal assistance.

Canteen

The Department has a full-fledged subsidised canteen

 

List of Journals Subscribed by the Department Library

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Name of the Journal

Indian / Foreign

Subs from the year

Price (Rs)

01

All England Law Reports(M)

Foreign

2010

20500.00

02

All India Reporter (M)

Indian

1989

7500.00

03

Annual Survey of Indian Law (A)

Indian

1985

No Response

04

Calcutta Law Times

Indian

2010

3000.00

05

Calcutta Weekly Notes (W)

Indian

1972

2,250.00

06

Cochin University Law Review (Q)

Indian

2002

500.00

07

Company Cases (FN)

Indian

1995

7100.00

08

Criminal Law Journal

Indian

1991

5160.00

09

Current Indian Statutes (M)

Indian

1986

1000.00

10

Divorce and Matrimonial (M)

Indian

1089

3570.00

11

Harvard Law Review (8/Yr)

Foreign

1987

5502.00

12

Income Tax Reports (W)

Indian

1985

No Response

13

Index to Indian Legal Periodicals (A)

Indian

16000.00

14

Indian Bar Review ( 10 set)

Indian

2010

950.00

16

Indian Journal of International Law (Q)

Indian

1989

950.00

17

Journal of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies (Q)

Indian

1995

570.00

18

Journal of Environmental Law

Indian

2016

32000.00

19

Journal of Intellectual Property Rights

Indian

2006

3000.00

20

Journal of the Indian Law Institute (Q)

Indian

1961

No Response

21

Judgments Today

Indian

2010

8912.00

22

Kerala Law Times (W)

Indian

2010

2400.00

23

Labour Law Journal (M)

Indian

1984

4350.00

24

Law  Quarterly Review

Foreign

2011

37444.00

25

Laws

Indian

2006

900.00

26

Legal News and Views (M)

Indian

1988

275.00

27

Manupatra( Online legal database)

Indian

2012

46000.00

28

Melbourne Journal of International Law

Foreign

2010

5034.00

29

Modern Law Review (BM)

Foreign

1987

35277.00

30

NUJS Law Review

Indian

2010

1,600.00

31

Supreme Court Case Finder (Online) (Q)

Indian

2003

6,840.00

32

Supreme Court Cases (W)

Indian

1987

8720.00

33

Supreme Courts Report

Indian

2011

4920.00

34

University News (W)

Indian

1989

950.00

35

Weekly Law Reports(W)

Indian

2011

10900.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Departmental Library:

The library of the Department of Law is home to approximately 10,000 books and journals. There are 5916 books purchased from state grant and 3055 books purchased from the UGC grants. The rest comprises of journals, dissertations, research methodology papers and term papers. All the students of the Department of Law can avail the library of the department. Students are required to make library cards through which books are lent out to them. Other than that students can also borrow reference copies of the books which have to be returned on the same date. Students can borrow three books at a time for a period of fifteen days on the expiry of which the books have to be returned or re-issued and if books are not returned or re-issued on time, students are fined.  The teachers of the Department also have the facility of borrowing books from the library.

Library Details

1.  Total Number of Books in the library

ACC No.                            1 – 5940
Book Bank                         1 -    412
UGC                                   1 – 2809
Periodicals( Bound)           1-     648
Research Methodology      1 –     39
Dissertation                        1 -    187
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TOTAL                              10035

2. Additions of book during the year 2015-16

                         UGC- 129
RUSA - 342

3. Total amount spent during the year for purchase of books

Rs. 1,25,000=00 ( UGC)
Rs. 7,30,000=00 ( RUSA)     

4. Reading hours and extent of students’ attendance and use of library facilities. Weather lending of books is allowed.

Working hour:
A. 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. (Winter)
10 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (Summer)
B.  The attendance of Students: 75/per day
C. Total books and periodicals used during the year - 60000
D. Yes, lending of books is allowed.

5. No. of  library user

1. Student : 400 ( LLB) & 36 ( LLM)
2. Teacher: 4 (Permanent), 7 (full time contractual) & 3 (Contractual Part time).
3. Research Scholars: 18

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Downloads:

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Syllabus (LLB(Hons.), LLM, M.Phill. and Ph.D. Entrance Test , Ph.D.Coursework, P.G. Diploma in Environmental Law)
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Academic Calender
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Contact Us:

Department Address: Department of Law, University of North Bengal, P.O. – N.B.U., DIST – Darjeeling, PIN – 734013, West Bengal.

Telephone No : Ph. No. - +91 (0) 353-2776310 / +91 (0) 353-2776307.

Fax: +91 (0) 353 2699001, 2005765 (Library)

E-Mail: nbulawdepartment@gmail.com

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