Admissions for BA in Law and Politics and MA in Law, Politics and Society at Dr BR Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) are open. Apply by September 10.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Delhi
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi (Ambedkar University Delhi or AUD) is a public University with a multi-campus, unitary structure with research, postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in the social sciences and the humanities.
Ambedkar University Delhi was established by the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi through an Act of Legislature in 2007 and was notified in July 2008. Mandated to focus on research and teaching in the social sciences and humanities and guided by Dr Ambedkar’s vision of bridging equality and social justice with excellence, AUD considers it to be its mission to create sustainable and effective linkages between access to and success in higher education. AUD is committed to creating an institutional culture characterized by humanism, non-hierarchical and collegial environment, teamwork and nurturance of creativity.
School of Law, Governance and Citizenship
The School offers an interdisciplinary approach to the productive and complex interaction of law, culture, politics and social structure. It offers a BA programme in Law and Politics and an MA programme in Law, Politics and Society, which is designed with the premise that a focus on the intersection of law and politics is of crucial importance in shaping a better understanding of modern India. The programme is oriented towards those interested in deepening their understanding of law towards a career in research, teaching and legal practice.
- BA Law and Politics
- MA Law, Politics, and Society
BA Law and Politics
The BA programme in Law and Politics at AUD introduces students to the dynamism of the legal and political field, which extends beyond the study of formal institutions. It will explicate the productive entanglement of law and politics and the manner in which they co-constitute and generate each other.
The BA Programme in Law and Politics (BA-LP) can best be described as understanding the relationship between these two domains and not thinking of law and politics as discrete domains. The concept of citizenship mediates this relationship and the BA-LP will foreground how citizenship in India continues to be arbitrated through legal processes, with these processes impelled by the political.
- Duration: 3 Years
- Seats: 63
- Total Credits: 96
Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any recognised Board. (Relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST/PwBD/DOBC(NCL)/Defence/KM).
The selection will be based on merit on the basis of the marks obtained in class XII. Merit will be calculated on the basis of the best four subjects and will not include any vocational subjects as listed by CBSE.
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MA Law, Politics, and Society
The M.A. Programme in Law, Politics and Society at the SLGC is designed with the premise that a focus on the intersection of law and politics in the context of societal structures is of crucial importance in shaping a better understanding of modern India.
Students from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to, law, sociology, political science, literature, economics or history will find this programme attractive.
Law graduates through this programme will be able to deepen their understanding of interdisciplinary legal studies, including legal history, sociology of law and law and economics.
Graduates of other social sciences will be able to acquire a socio-political understanding of the law and the functioning of legal institutions.
The programme will have a comparative focus constantly foregrounding the debates of the global south within a wider political and cultural context. The program will also invite eminent legal scholars and practitioners as guest lecturers and offer electives that will introduce students to link the theoretical study of law with its practical application.
- Duration: 2 Years
- Seats: 53
- Total Credits: 64
How is it different from an LL.M?
An LLM is a postgraduate degree program that grants law graduates (LLBs) with a Masters in Law degree. While the LLB degree is general in nature, the LLMs tend to be specialised (for instance in Business laws or in Human Rights).
The MA in Law, Politics and Society is the first MA degree offered with a special focus on interdisciplinary and social scientific approaches to law. It enables all graduates – law and non-law- to apply, and while this does not make you a lawyer or enable you to practice law, the degree focuses on the overlap between law and other disciplines such as politics, sociology and history.
For non-lawyers, it introduces them to a specific set of analytical skills which allow them to understand doctrinal law, legal history and public policy better. The sphere of law touches almost every walk of life and it is difficult to imagine any public issue in India which does not eventually become a legal and constitutional matter.
It is with this in mind that we have designed the MA program to be one that focuses both on foundational courses in legal reasoning, as well as covering a range of contemporary legal issues and debates. If you are interested in legal practice then you may want to consider getting an LLB but if you are interested in an academic career, research, policy work or journalism, this course equips you with the necessary skills to navigate the complex world of law, politics and society.
Applicants need to have a Bachelors degree in any discipline with minimum 45% marks or equivalent grade from a recognised university (Relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST/PwBD/D-OBC (NCL)/Defence/KM)
Entrance Test (weightage 75%) and Interview (weightage 25%)
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BA Law and Politics
Students admitted to BA- Law and Politics Global Studies will complete their core course requirement by choosing six-core/elective courses from each of the following 2 streams: a) Law and b) Politics. The BA-LP programme offers students courses focused on the following themes:
|Contract/Property||Introduction to Political Theory|
|Torts||Indian Political Thought|
|Constitutional Law||Indian Constitution and Politics|
|Criminal Law||Law and Politics I|
|Family Law||Western Political Thought|
|The Concept of Law||Law and Politics II|
Electives on offer will be of two kinds:
- those in the areas within the two domains and
- those collaboratively developed with other BA programmes at Karampura and with AUD’s Centres in crossover areas.
An indicative list of electives offered by the School of Law, Governance and Citizenship will be:
- Anticolonialism and Postcolonial Futures
- The Legal Imagination
- Rights based Political Movements in Contemporary India
MA Law, Politics and Society
- The programme comprises of 64 credits over 4 semesters.
- It includes 14 taught courses (4 credits each), a summer internship (2 credits) and a written thesis (6 credits).
- Of the 14 taught courses, 6 are core courses, which are compulsory, and 8 are elective courses, which students can select from a list of courses on offer.
Admission Application Deadlines
- UG Program: September 10, 2021
- PG Program: September 10, 2021
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