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NUJS is authorised by the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Act, 1999 to start its own degrees as an autonomous university. It has complied with all formalities and applied to UGC for recognition which is pending with UGC. Recognition is expected to be received in due course as the course more than exceeds the requirements and norms in terms of quality, excellence and facilities provided to students.

It is to be noted that lack of recognition from UGC does not render a degree invalid in any way. However, if a university degree is not recognized by UGC, such degree is not taken into account while considering eligibility for positions of the Central Government. It may also not be considered for pursuing PhD in some Indian Universities until UGC recognition comes through. However once the degree is recognized, you will be eligible to pursue PhD in universities which do not restrict eligibility to having a Master's degree through regular mode only. In other words, if you wish to pursue PhD there will be ample opportunities to do so both in India and abroad.

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The internet is merely a mechanism for delivering distance education, which is already recognized by the UGC. The UGC guidelines for distance recognition specifically provide for having audio­visual content and ‘delivery of content through computer conferencing, chat sessions and dynamic website’. NUJS is authorised by the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Act, 1999 to start its own degrees as an autonomous university. It has complied with all formalities and applied to UGC for recognition which is pending with UGC. Recognition is expected to be received in due course as the course more than exceeds the requirements and norms in terms of quality, excellence and facilities provided to students.
National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, a premier national law university established under West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Act, 1999 and recognised by UGC and BCI will award the degree. The Chief Justice of India is the ex-officio Chancellor of the University.
An LLM degree (Master of Laws) can only be pursued by a law graduate. Typically, law graduates pursue an LLM to satisfy their personal choice to acquire further qualifications or to fulfil their academic inclinations.
The M.A. in Business Law has a different purpose altogether. An M.A. in Business Law degree has the purpose of creating extraordinary lawyers and business leaders. It can be pursued by graduates of law as well as non-legal streams. The degree will impart remarkable business skills, regulatory wisdom, strategic prowess and profound legal and business knowledge to enable and empower learners to deal with matters of real importance to their career and make a lasting difference to the entire country and the world through their work.
The course material and syllabus for the NUJS M.A. in Business Law is co-created, reviewed and constantly improved by an industry-academia panel comprising of celebrity litigators, law firm partners, investors, senior government officers and successful businessmen with decades of practical experience, who have specifically committed their time to contribute to the development of this initiative. As a result, you will learn practical skills related to legal strategy, business laws, decision-making, contract drafting, legal compliance and negotiation. You should consider the M.A. in Business Law if you are actually looking at producing new and demonstrable results in your career, which are different from what you have already obtained.
No. The M.A. in Business Law degree does not entitle you to teach in a law school. The M.A. in Business Law degree is a post-graduate degree designed to enable you to apply practical legal skills and make a tangible difference in your own career. The degree is equally useful for lawyers (even if you have a LLM degree) and non-lawyers.
The M.A. in Business Law degree is a postgraduate qualification. Only those who have an LLB degree (3-years or 5-years integrated course) as an undergraduate degree, have cleared the All India Bar Exam and obtained a Certificate of Practice from the Bar Council of India can practice in court. However, as an advocate, you can use the M.A. in Business Law degree to significantly enhance your effectiveness as you will acquire a superior understanding of commercial intent, drafting, deal structuring and business strategy. This can manifest itself in improved performance and success in the court-room, effectiveness in arbitration and other alternate modes of resolution, higher number of clients, a better deal for clients and making transactions which were otherwise impossible materialize in reality.
Your right to advise clients emerges from a specific professional qualification you have (as an advocate, company secretary or a lawyer), or any other business consultancy service that a client requires you to provide.
The M.A. in Business Law will contribute to enhancing your skillsets as a professional (lawyer, advocate, company secretary) or other expert or advisor and in providing business consultancy and other services connected with the business of your client. This may translate for you into higher levels of professional success and recognition in your career. If you are working in an organization, you can experience significant enhancement in your ability to lead and influence internal decision-making and strategic concerns for the organization.
No. The course is completely online, and you will not need to travel to Kolkata for the course. The tests are all online and executed on the learning management system through a secured testing platform (online proctored tests). You do not need to go to Kolkata or any special centres to take any test or exam. All tests can be taken by logging on to the online learning management system from your home.
All the study materials will be provided on the online learning management system. Those who want hard copy materials will be provided the same on payment of additional charges, on cost basis.
Yes. The course fee is INR 50,000 which can be paid in two instalments. In case, you choose to pay the entire amount at one go before the batch starts, you need to pay INR 45,000.
The course fee is INR 50,000 which can be paid in two instalments. However, you can also pay online to avail of the EMI facility. To pay with EMI, you need to have a credit card issued from one of our supported banks. Kotak Mahindra Bank, HSBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank are currently supported. For latest list of banks supported and newest interest rates, please see the payment gateway you want to pay for.
As this is an online course, there will be no compulsory classroom sessions. The entire syllabus of the course will be adequately covered through online learning. The study material which includes text, videos, drafting exercises, templates and regular tests will be available on the LMS and can be accessed using your login id for the LMS. The course can also be accessed through a state of the art mobile app, which makes learning convenient and accessible on a real time basis.
Live webinars will also be conducted online. Attendance at such sessions is optional and students who miss the session can watch recorded versions. Online doubt-clearing sessions between students and faculty will be conducted.
There are no minimum attendance requirements, as the course shall be taught online.
A student must have completed or be in the final year/semester (results awaited) of any undergraduate course from a recognised university/college in India or abroad. Therefore, students of any discipline, including B.Com., B.Tech, BMS, BBA, Science, Arts, Medicine or from any other discipline are eligible to enrol.
The course is targeted at entrepreneurs, managers, consultants and working professionals and will be relevant and useful irrespective of stream and industry. Those would like to start up their own company at some point of time, are interested in a career in management, want to have a grasp on business laws or differentiate themselves by adding a unique skill shall benefit from this course.
As candidates will be enrolling from across India and even abroad, the schedule of every candidate is likely to differ. To accommodate that, the tests will be available on the online portal for a period of time so that you can take them at your convenience in that time period. Everyone will be given sufficient opportunity to take the tests.
The online MCQs are executed on the learning management system through a secured testing platform (online proctored tests). You do not need to go to any special centres to take any test or exam. All tests can be taken by logging on to the online learning management system from your home.
The syllabus and course contents for the M.A. in Business Law are reviewed by NUJS. The academic supervision and quality is strictly monitored by NUJS. The course is conceptualised, co-ordinated and marketed by iPleaders, a venture that aims to make law accessible to startups and SMEs.
The course is designed keeping in mind that entrepreneurs, working professionals and students will be taking up the course. The entire course will be taught online through materials uploaded on our learning management system allowing you to pursue the course at your own pace and convenience.
The course is designed keeping in mind the schedule of working professionals, entrepreneurs and fulltime students.. We don’t guarantee that you will pass the course without putting in reasonable effort or attention but the exact amount of time that you will have to put in will depend on your ability to grasp the material. On an average, spending approximately 3-4 hours per week on the course would be sufficient for most people to comfortably follow the course.
Yes it is possible as what you will learn in this course is completely independent of any other course you have probably pursued or are pursuing. The course is designed keeping in mind that there will be many non-lawyers taking up this course. The content is unique and does not require any prior knowledge except for knowledge of English and basic computer usage skills.
There is an active placement assistance program available to students, which includes CV-writing, career guidance and sharing of relevant job and internship opportunities. We have also started a career clinic for the benefit of the students, students can visit the office of iPleaders in Delhi or can seek career related insights over phone or video chat on pre-designated days. More than 200 positions have been shared. Our students have been placed in various law firms and other organisations, as full time employees and have obtained multiple opportunities for internships under the programme. However no such internship or placement is guaranteed by either iPleaders or NUJS.
Completed or in the final year/semester (results awaited) of any undergraduate course from a recognised university/college in India or abroad. In case, a student is awaiting for the results, he/she must submit his/her result within 3 months of starting of the course. Failure to submit the result or non-completion of undergraduate course will lead to cancellation of his/her candidature for the program.
In case, at the time of filling up the enrollment form, you have not received your undergraduate degree. Please submit a self-declaration stating that your results are pending and you understand that your admission may be cancelled, in case you fail to provide the same within 3 months of starting of the course. Also you will have to submit a bonafide certificate from your college stating that you have appeared in the final exam and your results are pending for publication.
The course fee is INR 50,000 which can be paid in two instalments. You may enrol by paying the first instalment of INR 25,000 right away along with a post-dated cheque of INR 25,000 In case you choose to pay the entire amount at one go before the batch starts, you need to pay INR 45,000.
M.A. in Business Law is a 2 years course. The students who cannot complete the course in two years, will have an opportunity to complete the course in the next 2 academic years by paying re-examination fee and migration fee as notified from time to time. In case, the student fails to complete the course within the period of 4 years his/her admission will be cancelled and will have to re-register by paying the full course fees applicable at that point of time.
No, it is not possible to give all the tests and complete the course in one year.
There will be three subjects per semester. Every subject shall carry 100 marks, out of which 70 marks shall be for the end-term MCQ based online test. 20 marks will be allotted for writing assignments (2 x 10 marks). A 10-mark project which has a subjective task – such as identification of issues or negotiation pointers in a commercial contract will also be administered. A student will therefore be evaluated out of a total of 300 marks each semester. The pass marks will be 50 percent. Total marks will therefore be as follows –

End-term MCQ based online test

70

Writing assignments (2 assignments)

20

Subjective Exercise

10

Total marks per subject

100

Total marks for the course (100 x 12 subjects)

1200


All tests will be conducted online. End-term test will be conducted through online proctoring software (for which you will need a laptop/computer with camera and microphone or external webcams).
End term examination will be conducted for a duration of 15-21 days, during which students can give the tests anytime as per their convenience and can choose to attempt any of the three subjects in any sequence as per their choice The test duration will be for 4 hours. All three subjects need to be given in four hours Final dates for examination will be informed well in advance to allow you to prepare for the examination.
Enrolment for the current batch is now open. Click here to proceed to enrolment.
 
The course is designed for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, young lawyers, law students, management and engineering students (who aspire to work in managerial jobs or become consultants).
 
This is an online course taught by a panel of professionals including law firm partners, entrepreneurs, general counsels, top litigators with an intensive industry experience in the relevant domain. The faculty will also review the study materials for quality and coverage of relevant issues.
 
The following documents are required to be submitted for enrolment:
  1. Enrolment form (available here).
  2. Two passport size photographs
  3. A copy of your Undergraduate mark-sheet
  4. A copy of your Undergraduate certificate
  5. Post-dated cheque (if you have paid in instalments) The aforementioned documents must be sent to the following address

“The Coordinator,
M.A. in Business Law,
WB National University of Juridical Sciences,
Dr. AmbedkarBhavan,
12 LB Block,
Sector-III, Salt Lake,
Kolkata-700098”
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Payment for the course should be made online.
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