B.L.S. LL.B. program is a 10-semester full-time course. The first 2 years (4 semesters) constitute a ‘pre-law’ course where the student is taught social-science subjects like Economics, Political Science, History, English and Legal Language etc. In the next three years the actual law subjects, like Contracts, Family law, Constitution, Labour Laws etc. are dealt with. In their 8th and 10th semester, the students have the option of choosing some particular subjects along with some compulsory subjects. A total of 4 practical training papers are compulsory for all the students. The BLS or the Bachelor of Legal Sciences degree is awarded to the students by the University of Mumbai after successful completion of the 3rd year and the LLB degree is awarded after completion of 5 years.
The BLS degree is a great boon to the students, as the student is declared a graduate after 3 years and becomes free to pursue other PG courses and also becomes eligible to apply for jobs or give various entrance exams.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA :
From the year 2016 onwards the criteria for admission into Law Colleges is the Common Entrance Test (CET). The CET Examination for the 5-year LLB course is conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Government of Maharashtra on the specified dates.
The percentage scored in the qualifying examination will not continue to be the sole criteria for admission into B.C.T. College of Law, New Panvel, Navi Mumbai.
The Primary Requisite for admission in the Five Year Law Course shall be appearing in CET Examination.
The Candidate must have passed the H.S.C (10+2) examination, conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, with minimum 45% marks or any other examination recognized as equivalent thereto by the University of Mumbai with the minimum prescribed marks is eligible for admission to the first year of the pre law course. The above percentage shall be relaxed by 5% for the candidates belonging to the specified reserved categories.
CET EXAMINATION :
The CET Examination for the 3-year LLB course and the 5-year LLB course is conducted by State Common Entrance Test Cell, Government of Maharashtra on the specified dates. The details are published on the official site of CET Cell from time to time and students are required to follow the said instruction and scheduled published by the State Common Entrance Test Cell.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE :
Admission is purely on merit and is subject to availability of seats as per the directions issued by University of Mumbai and Government of Maharashtra from time to time. A transparent admission procedure is followed strictly based on the standard norms. Any modification in admission guidelines will be notified on the college notice board at the time of admission.
After the result of CET examination is declared, the State Common Entrance Test Cell publishes merit list of the students. The students are required to give options of the Law Colleges desired by them for admission in preferential order. For getting admission in B.C.T. College of Law, New Panvel, Navi Mumbai, the students must give this college, first preference while submitting online option form.
The CET cell then make allotment of college to the students and the students are required to secure the admission in college allotted to them within the time stipulated by the CET Cell. If the desired college is not allotted in the cap round, the students can wait for subsequent round of allotment of college. In case the desire college is not allotted in any of the Cap Round, then the admission in desired college can be secured in last round i.e. institutional round (vacant seats after cap round + Institution quota seats), however admission in institutional round is also subject to availability of seats and purely on merit.
At the time of submitting online admission form with the State CET, the students submit various details viz. marks secured in various examinations including qualifying examination, Cast Reservation, Linguistic Minority, Religious Minority, etc. The merit list is prepared by State CET on the basis CET score and the other updates submitted by the students at the time of filling up the online form and allotment of the college is made on the basis of said updates and consequent merit list.
The said details are verified at the time of admitting the student in College and therefore it is the responsibility of the students to substantiate all the claims made by him at the time of submitting his details with State CET Cell. At the time of taking admission all the necessary documents must be submitted before the College Authorities. The College reserves its right to deny admission, if it is found that the details submitted by the student with State CET Cell are contrary to actual record.
The students are also specifically informed that after admission of the students in college, his documents are verified by the Admission Regulating Authority i.e. ARA (Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra State, Pune) and the provisional admission given by the College is confirmed only after approval of ARA. If the claim made by the student before State CET (As shown in merit list) in respect of caste, reservation, religious or linguistic minority is found to be not supported by legitimate documents, then ARA would not confirm the admission and such admission is liable to be cancelled. It is further brought to the notice of the student, that the college authorities shall not be responsible in any manner, if the admission of a student is cancelled due to non approval of Admission Regulating Authority on account of falsity in claim of the student.