About the MA Programme in Law, Politics & Society at AUD
The School of Law, Governance and Citizenship (“SLGC”) at Ambedkar University Delhi offers an interdisciplinary approach to the productive and complex interaction of law, culture, politics and social structures.
Rather than treating law merely as a domain of legal practice or as a body of knowledge meant just for lawyers and legal scholars, the School understands law to be a contested terrain of knowledge and practice that is best investigated in a creative and collaborative manner across disciplines.
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 is of crucial importance in shaping a better understanding of modern India.
That law is both living and dynamic as against something static is evidenced in the way courts and the judiciary has constantly re-interpreted texts of the law as well as the Constitution.
Students from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to, law, sociology, political science, philosophy, will find this programme attractive.
Law graduates through this programme will be able to deepen their understanding of interdisciplinary legal studies including sociological and historical jurisprudence.
Graduates of other social sciences will be able to acquire a sociopolitical understanding of 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 programme comprises of 64 credits over 4 semesters of 16 weeks each. It includes 13
taught courses (4 credits each), a summer internship (2 credits) and a written thesis (10 credits). Of the 13 taught courses, 7 are core courses, which are compulsory, and 6 are elective courses, which students can select from a list of courses on offer.
Admission to the MA Law, Politics & Society will be done through an entrance exam, followed by an interview.
Medium of instruction: English
The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of
45% marks or an equivalent grade from a recognised university. (Relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST/PwD).
Tuition fee of Rs. 100480/- (@Rs. 1570/- per credit i.e. Rs. 25120/- per semester) + Rs.5000/- (one-time, refundable caution deposit) + Rs. 500/- per semester for student welfare fund.
If a student opts for extra credits, an additional fee of Rs.1570/- per credit will have to be paid. Partial/Full fee waiver and scholarships are available. Full fee waiver of tuition fee will be extended to students belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories.
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