Frequently Asked Questions

 

NALSAR University was established by an Act of the State Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1998. The Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad is the Chancellor of the University. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission and the Bar Council of India. NALSAR has been accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade (A+ as per new grading system) with 3.60 CGPA out of 4.00 which is the highest score among all the National Law Schools evaluated till date.

Yes, NALSAR University has been graded as Category-I University by the UGC and as per the clause 4.10 of the Categorization of the University under [Categorization of Universities (only) for Grant of Graded Autonomy] Regulations, 2018, University can offer course programmes through Open and Distance Learning mode till the time, it retains its Category-I status by complying with UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017 and its amendments.

No, only a candidate, who has completed a LL.B. degree by regular mode from a college / university recognized by Bar Council of India, can practice law.

All the Master’s and Post Graduate Diploma programmes require a qualification of a three- year degree or an equivalent. The Degree could be in Law or in any other field. Candidates appearing for the final year examination of Graduation / Engineering are also eligible to apply.

For Post Graduate Diploma programmes, even the candidates who complete three years of their 5-year integrated LLB Degree programme in Law are also eligible to apply. The candidates are required to check the Admission Notification 2018-19 for further details.

The courses offered by Directorate of Distance Education, NALSAR are generally opted by the candidates interested in enhancing their subject knowledge and expertise in a particular area of law, which is relevant in the present globalized world. The course programmes will help in careers of teaching, internet world, print and electronic media, Intellectual Property management, aviation industry, Consultancy, Non-Governmental organization and also in career promotion within the organization.

DDE-NALSAR only provides guidance on request to students who are looking for employment opportunities upon completing the course. Please note that NALSAR does not provide campus placements for the students who are undergoing these courses. It only provides the information of candidates when approached by the organizations

Candidates cannot be admitted for more than one course at Directorate of Distance Education, NALSAR as the contact classes and examinations may be conducted simultaneously for all the courses.

The Personal Contact Programmes and examinations are being held only at Hyderabad centre from 2016 onwards, as the Distance Education Bureau- University Grants Commission has denied permission to conduct Personal Contact Programmes and Examinations outside the State based on clause of Territorial jurisdiction.

As a policy the University does not permit installments. In few deserving cases of financial difficulties, request may be made to the Director, DDE and such requests will be considered on case-to case basis and the University reserves the right to decide on them.

For Master’s Programmes

Admission Process From January to June every year
Semester I & III
S.No Name of the Activity Tentative Months
From To
1 Distribution of cource Materials July Agust
2 Face to Face Contact Sessions Agust September
3 Submission of Assignments Agust November
4 Evaluation of Assignments January February
5 Examination November December
6 Declaration of Result January February
Semester II & IV
S.No Name of the Activity Tentative Months
From To
1 Distribution of cource Materials January Febraury
2 Face to Face Contact Sessions February March
3 Submission of Assignments (Submission of Dissertation in case of IV Semester) March April
4 Evaluation of Assignments July Agust
5 Examinations(Viva Voce Examination in case of IV Semester) May June
6 Declaration of Results July Agust

Award of Degree – at the Annual Convocation tentatively in July / August every year.

For Post Graduate Diploma Programmes offered in semester system

Semester I
S.No Name of the Activity Tentative Months
From To
1 Distribution of cource Materials July Agust
2 Face to Face Contact Sessions Agust September
3 Submission of Assignments Agust November
4 Evaluation of Assignments January February
5 Examination November December
6 Declaration of Result January February
Semester II
S.No Name of the Activity Tentative Months
From To
1 Distribution of cource Materials January Febraury
2 Face to Face Contact Sessions February March
3 Submission of Assignments (Submission of Dissertation in case of IV Semester) March April
4 Evaluation of Assignments July Agust
5 Examinations(Viva Voce Examination in case of IV Semester) May June
6 Declaration of Results July Agust

Award of PG Diploma – at the Annual Convocation tentatively in July / August every year.

For Post Graduate Diploma Programmes offered in Annual pattern

S.No Name of the Activity Tentative Months
From To
1 Admissions Feb June
2 Distribution of course material May June
3 Contact Programmes August March
4 Examinations April June
5 Declaration of Results June July

Award of PG Diploma – at the Annual Convocation tentatively in July / August every year.

For Master’s Programmes Personal Contact Programmes will be conducted tentatively for seven days in a semester at Hyderabad by the subject experts.

For Post Graduate Diploma Programmes offered in semester system, Personal Contact Programmes will be conducted tentatively for five days in a semester at Hyderabad by the subject experts.

For Post Graduate Diploma Programmes offered in Annual pattern, Personal Contact Programmes will held for tentatively four days, twice during the course on weekends at Hyderabad.

The attendance to Personal Contact Programmes is not compulsory, but it is strongly advisable to the candidates to attend the same, as they are important to understand and successfully complete the course.

The candidates will be intimated about the classes by e-mail in advance.

Accommodation can be arranged at NALSAR Campus for the candidates on payment basis. As the University has limited accommodation facility, the rooms will be allotted on first cum first serve basis.

Candidates can visit NALSAR Library for reference of books; books will not be issued to them. They are required to carry their Identity Card issued by the University, each time they visit.

The duration of the Master’s Programme will be for two academic years and for the Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes one academic year. The maximum period for completion of the Course is duration plus two academic years. To continue the admission beyond the minimum duration, candidate has to pay the prescribed Continuation Fee every year for the subsequent two academic years or till all the requirements are completed whichever is earlier. The said fee shall be paid before September 30 of each year. If any candidate fails to pay the Continuation Fee as per the schedule, their admission will not be continued till the maximum period. The admission cannot be continued beyond the maximum period under any circumstances.

Candidate interested in writing the examination, must submit the online examination form by the date notified in the Examination Notification.

A Candidate has the option of writing all or some of the papers during the main / Repeat / supplementary examination. The prescribed examination fee shall be paid by the candidates, if they opt to appear in the repeat / supplementary examinations.

The candidates desiring of revaluation have to apply along with re-evaluation fee within 15 days from the date of declaration of results by written submission to the Director. On receipt of request for revaluation, the paper would be sent to subject expert other than the evaluator and the results of the same will be communicated within 45 days. The Re-evaluation result is final and there will be no further appeal to the same.

No candidate who has secured 50 marks or above in the examination is allowed to re-appear in the examination or apply for re-evaluation for improving marks / grade.

The recounting of the paper would be done without collecting any fee but on the written request to the Director by the candidate.

 

Refund of Fee in case of withdrawal of admission

  • In case of withdrawal before the commencement of Personal Contact Programmes, 10% of the course fee / Course fee for the first year shall be retained by the University towards administrative charges;
  • In respect of students who withdraw their candidature after the first round of Personal Contact Programmes, total course fee / total course fee for the first year shall be retained by the University towards administrative charges;
  • No refund shall be made in case of withdrawals in the second year.