School of Law

B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.)

Programme Overview

  • The connections between law, science, and technology are ubiquitous increasingly complex in contemporary societies. Symbols of these connections can be seen in road signs, food labels, safety certificates, birth and death certificates, bank cards, medicinal prescriptions, deeds, door security locks, motor vehicle performance tests, public behaviour and its surveillance, and so on. Similar connections can be found in a myriad of more hidden social spaces, such as biochemical laboratories, planning offices, industrial manufacturers, patent offices, crime scenes, law courts, and parliaments. In all these cases, fundamental legally framed social relationships, property ownership, as well as responsibilities, including liability, and rights arising from these. The connections between law, science, technology, and society continually evolve in interaction with each other, and to understand these connections represents a significant academic challenge.
  • The Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS) provides a distinctive and appropriate multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary knowledge ecosystem to offer such a unique blend of law, science, and technology program.
  • B.Sc. LL.B.(Hons) is a five-year integrated undergraduate program which prepares students for opportunities in the field of science, technology, and law. The mode of imparting education as a part of this program is through 3D Aspects of Law i.e., Law in Text; Law in context; and Law in Practice by classroom teaching, lab experiments, as well as through case studies, moot courts, client interviews etc.

Programme Aims

The objective of this program is to prepare students for the field of law by imparting integrated knowledge of Science, Technology and Law. The main objective of this programme is to impart knowledge, understanding and cognitive abilities in Law and science related courses. The program is application oriented, interdisciplinary approach, problem solving and outcome driven curriculum. The programme further focuses on research-informed teaching, comprehensive assessment and evaluation, dissemination of legal and scientific knowledge to solve societal problems, development of competencies and practical skills required for effective problem solving and right decision making in different activities relevant to Law. Further the program fosters a culture of socio-legal entrepreneurship. The programme also embeds courses to train students on personal development and interactive skills with a feel for society. The B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons) is of 5 years duration spread over 10 semesters.

Programme Highlights:

1. Proctoral System

  • Under the Proctoral System, every student is assigned a faculty member as a Proctor or a mentor.
  • These mentors offer guidance, support and encouragement to students, helping them as they progress along their academic journey. From the choice of electives to their academic performance, from attendances to meeting their credit requirements, students can approach these mentors with any and every query.
  • Proctors also interact with parents/guardians and keep them updated on the progress of students
  • To ensure that they reap the benefits of the Proctoral System, students are advised to be in regular contact with their Proctors
  • 2. Industry Visit
    Students have to take up at least five an internship in law firms, NGOs, Companies, Firms, research Institutions etc. during the course of five years. It is also necessary for the student to submit an internship report and make a presentation to the members of the panel constituted by the HoD for assessment.

    3. Optional Courses
    Students can choose from a multitude of optional courses in the fields of Constitution, Business law, International Trade Law, Crime and Criminology, International Law, Intellectual property Law and others. These are specially designed to help in the holistic development of an individual.

    4. Honour Courses
    Students can choose from a multitude of optional courses in the fields of Science and Technology and Health related laws. These are specially designed to help in the holistic development of an individual in the field of science, technology and law.

    5. Compulsory Courses
    Students have to complete compulsory clinical courses like ADR (Alternative Dispute resolution), drafting pleading and Conveyance and moot court exercises for the completion of the course. These are compulsory courses as per BCI norms for practical application of law which will help in the holistic development of an individual in the field of law.

    6. Open electives
    Students can choose from a multitude of open electives across faculties for credits. These are specially designed as a basic introduction which help in the holistic development of an individual.

    Study Domains

    • Compulsory Courses (CC): includes study of all science and law courses as mandated by BCI
    • Skill Enhancement Courses (SE): Aimed at providing hands-on-training, competencies, skills like Mooting skills, client interviewing, ADR mechanisms, accounting tutorials etc.
    • Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses: Communication Skills, Elements of Social Sciences and Ethics, Environmental Ethics & laws, Constitutionalism and Human rights jurisprudence.
    • Discipline Specific Elective Courses: Deep dive into the core domain of lawyering skills, Finance & Banking law principles, Taxation, Medical jurisprudence and other core areas of law
    • Generic Elective Courses: Students can choose from a list of courses offered across the university form multiple disciplines to enhance their knowledge.

    Career Opportunities

    • Practice of Law in Bangalore
    • Judicial Services
    • Drug safety Associate
    • Cyber Forensics specialist
    • Legal Process outsourcing
    • Legal Advisor in Law Firm
    • Research Fellow/Associates
    • Non-Governmental Organization
    • Prosecutors
    • Law Clerks
    • Government services
    • Law officers in PSUs and Private organizations
    • Corporate Sector

    Admission Eligibility Criteria as per BCI Norms

    Candidates who have passed 10+2 examination or equivalent from a recognized Central or State board, shall be eligible for admission to the B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons) programme, provided:

    • The candidates belonging to General Category should have secured at least 45% of the total marks
    • The candidates belonging to OBC should have secured at least 42% of the total marks.
    • The candidates belonging to SC/ST should have secured at least 40% of the total marks
    • No age limit for candidates to apply for B.Sc. LL.B.(Hons) programme.