National Law University Meghalaya offers students the opportunity to choose from three Undergraduate Degree Programmes
  • Bachelor of Arts (Policy Science) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) [BA LL.B (Hons.)]
  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) [BBA LL.B (Hons.)]
  • Bachelor of Science (Data Science) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) [BS LL.B (Hons.)]

Definition of Course Levels in the University

Level Definition
100s:First-year – General Topics, High School Course Prerequisites;
200s:Second-year - General Topics, 100 Prerequisites;
300s:Third-year - More narrow topics, 200 and 100 Prerequisite;
400s:Fourth-year – 300 Prerequisite;
500s:Specialised Courses - 400 Prerequisite or Graduation;
600s:More Specialised Courses – 400 Prerequisite or Graduation;
700s:Highly Specialised Courses – 500 and 600 Prerequisite [ PhD level Courses].

Structure and Credit Load of Undergraduate Programmes

Domain + Law (Hons.) Domain + Law (Hons.) + Minor + Minor Domain + Law (Hons.) + Major + Minor Domain + Law (Hons.) (Major + Major)

Non-Taught Courses (A)

Dissertation (D)

20

20

20

40

Term Paper (T)

0

0

8

0

Viva Voce (V)

0

4

4

0

Advisory Support Courses (A)

10

10

10

10

Seminar Courses (S)

10

10

10

10

Internship (I)

30

30

30

30

 

 

 

 

Subject Level

Sub Total (A)

70

74

82

90

Taught Courses (B)

100

Foundation Courses (F)

18

18

18

18

200-300

Core Courses (D)

60

60

60

60

 

Core Courses (L)

72

72

72

72

300-400

Depth Electives Domain Courses (DED)

16

16

16

16

 

Depth Electives Law Courses (DEL)

24

24

24

24

300-400

Open Electives Domain Courses (OED)

8

8

8

8

 

Open Electives Law Courses (OEL)

12

12

12

12

300-400

Additional  Core Courses (ACD)

 

4

6

8

300-400

Additional Core Courses (ACL)

 

2

6

8

500-600

Additional Electives Courses (AED)

4

8

12

500-600

Addl. Electives Courses (AEL)

 

6

8

12

Sub Total (B)

210

226

238

250

Grand Total (A+B) 280

300

320

340

To obtain a minor and major degree in the above programmes mentioned in (i) to (iii) Students must express their interest in writing to their Faculty Advisor at the beginning of their fourth year.
Students must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 7.00 out of 10.00 at the end of their third year along with no backlogs to be eligible for major and minor degrees.
Option for major and minor degrees can be obtained for both the domain and in law.
To complete the Undergraduate Degree Programme, students are required to accumulate the following credits over a period of five years:
  • BA/BBA/BS L.L.B (Hons.): 280 credits;
  • BA/BBA/BS LLB (Hons.) with a Double Minors : 300 credits;
  • BA/BBA/BS LLB (Hons.) with Major and Minor : 320 credits;
  • BA/BBA/BS LLB (Hons.) with Double Majors : 340 credits.
  • Foundation Courses - These are mandatory courses for all undergraduate students admitted to the University. The difficulty level of these courses will be 100.
  • Core Courses - These are courses which would be mandatory for students in a particular academic Programme to complete. The difficulty level of these courses will be 200 - 300. (In case a student chooses to study Double Minors or Major & Minor or Double Majors, Additional Core Courses of difficulty 300-400 will be offered).
  • Depth Elective Courses - A student shall elect to study these courses to fulfil their credit requirements in a particular branch (es), i.e., field of Double Minors or Major & Minor, or Double Majors. The difficulty level for these courses shall be 300 - 400. (In case a student chooses to study Double Minors, Major & Minor and Double Minors, additional depth electives of difficulty 400 - 500 will be offered)
  • Pen Elective Courses - These are the courses the students may choose to study for any given specialisation (Policy, Management or Data Science). The difficulty level for these courses shall be 300 – 400.
Along with these, the following non–taught courses are offered to the students:
  • Moot Court: is a simulated court and arbitration proceedings undertaken by students and evaluated by Judge(s) comprising of faculty member(s);
  • Client Counselling: refers to simulated environment / situation where students will learn how to appreciate facts, assist clients, identify goals and potential solutions to problems, seek to improve communication and strengthen self-esteem;
  • Negotiations: refer to the simulated environment where the students will learn the skills and techniques of negotiations;
  • Judicial Writing: refers to the skill of writing judgement in a simulated environment based on a set of facts;
  • Legislative Drafting: refers to a skill of legislative drafting on a giving domain;
  • Advisory Support Courses: include creative, performance or field work-based assignments completed by students and evaluated by the concerned faculty member (s);
  • Seminar: refers to presentations made by students on specific themes and evaluated based on performance in the presentation and written reports;
  • Term Paper: is a major written assignment to be submitted by a student at the end of a trimester and evaluated by the concerned faculty member(s);
  • Viva-voce: means oral evaluation of the students by the concerned faculty members;
  • Dissertation: is a major research assignment to be submitted by a student at the end of the academic programme and evaluated by the concerned faculty member(s), including an external expert, on a continuous basis over the last academic session.