Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws

The full form of the BA LLB course is Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Law. It is an undergraduate degree that integrates two programs, Arts and Law.

BA LLB is an interdisciplinary course where students learn about different subjects like sociology, political science, history, and anthropology with different branches of law such as media, fiscal, and criminal law.

Overview of Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Law or BA LLB course is a an undergraduate program that provides a comprehensive understanding of both the legal system and of liberal arts.

Studying BA LLB course opens up multiple career opportunities to individuals. It will not only increase their legal knowledge but also help in their personal growth. It will increase their critical thinking ability and ethics.

BA LLB Course in Nepal

Legal education in Nepal doesn't have a very long history. The Institute of Law developed a three-year Diploma in Law (D.L.) and a two-year Certificate Level (CL) program in 1972 which was a breakthrough in the legal education system in Nepal.

It is a relatively new course in the legal education field. It was first introduced in Nepal by Tribhuvan University in 2010 AD. It has evolved since then and right now 8 universities offer BA LLB course in Nepal. They are as follows:

  • Tribhuvan University (TU)
  • Purbanchal University (PU)
  • Pokhara University (PoU)
  • Mid-West University (MU)
  • Far Western University (SPU)
  • Gandaki University (GU)
  • Lumbini Buddhist University (LBU)
  • Rajarshi Janak University (RJU)

Kathmandu University provides an undergraduate law degree. However, it is not BA LLB.  The courses they provide are:

  • Bachelor of Business Management and Bachelor of Law (BBM-LLB)
  • Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Law (BEco-LLB)

General Information

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Law or BA LLB course is an 5 year consisting 10 semester undergraduate program.

There are more than 10 colleges in Nepal affiliated with different universities that provide BA LLB course. More than 1100 seats are available for BA LLB across different universities.

Factor/University

TU

PU

PoU

MU

SPU

GU

LBU

RJU

Duration (in year) 

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Total Semester

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

No. of Colleges

3

4

1

1

3

1

2

1

No. of Seats

280

450

40

45

96

50

135

40

The bar graph below is the representation of the total number of seats provided by the respective universities. 

BALLB no.of seats and university

Universities Offering Course Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws
Tribhuvan University
Pokhara University
Gandaki University

Objectives of Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws

BA LLB course introduces individuals in the field of law. It prepares them to pursue their career as a lawyer or in any law-related field. The major objective of the degree is to ensure that its pursuers are well known to the legal system and how it works.

Let us look at the detailed objective of the BA LLB course:

  • To impart comprehensive legal knowledge and principles to an individual.
  • To provide students with an understanding of different branches of law such as constitutional, criminal, labour, media, fiscal  and many more laws.
  • To generate personnel with honesty, competence, and legal skills.
  • To provide students with the sense of ethics and responsibility required in the field of legislature.
  • To equip good communication skills, problem-solving and critical thinking abilities.
  • To train students in the field of law through seminars, lectures, field visits or practicals.
  • To train individuals in advocacy.
  • To strengthen students' research skills that they might need for legal practice. 

Career and Scope of Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws

It is safe to assume that law is the building block of the nation. Any country without law is filled with chaos. It protects the rights and freedom of any individual and establishes order in society.

It is a law that establishes the rules and regulations. Every aspect of society comes under it. Hence, there is an abundant scope in every sector after studying the BA LLB course.

Let us look at some of the scopes of the BA LLB course:

  • After graduating from the BA LLB course one can take the Nepal Bar Council examination to receive the license and establish themselves as a lawyer.
  • The BA LLB degree holders can also work as government lawyers.
  • The BA LLB scholars can represent any individual, company or business in the court.
  • Many companies require lawyers for legal advice, the graduates can pursue their careers as legal advisors.
  • The NGOs & INGOs working in the field of human rights might need to hire a lawyer for different cases. The graduates can work for these kinds of NGOs or INGO.
  • The BA LLB degree holders can work as family lawyers.
  • The graduates can establish their private law firms and provide different kinds of legal services. 

Eligibility Criteria of Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Laws

Although 8 universities are providing BA LLB course the eligibility criteria for all of them is almost similar if not the same.

Any student willing to study the course must meet the following criteria:

  • They should have completed twelve years of schooling.
  • They should pass the entrance examination conducted by the respective university.

Note that, just passing is not enough, applicants must secure their seat to be eligible to study.

  • The applicant should pass the 10+2 or any equivalent course with a minimum grade of D+.

These are the general criteria and they might differ depending on the university.

Admission Requirement

Individuals interested in studying a BA LLB course must clear the entrance examination with the threshold score. Various private institutions offer preparation classes for the entrance.

The following are some vital information that applicants may find helpful.:

  • Objective, subjective, and creative writing are the types of questions that are asked during the admission exam.
  • The entrance exam is conducted in either English or Nepali.
  • The entrance exam scores are taken into consideration when compiling the merit list for the scholarship.

If you can clear the examination and secure your seat in the desired university/college, you might need to submit the following documents to the institution for the admission procedure.

  • Marksheet, certificate, and the character certificate of S.E.E/S.L.C
  • Transcript of 10+2 or any equivalent course
  • Migration certificate of 10+2 or any equivalent course
  • Mark sheet of intermediate level or any equivalent course
  • Copy of citizenship or passport

Fee Structure

The fee structure of the BA LLB course entirely depends upon the college or institution that is providing the degree.

Those colleges that are funded by the government have lower price rates as compared to the private colleges. There are other factors that might determine the fee structure.

On average, studying a BA LLB course might cost you anywhere between 2-9 lakhs. The comparative study of the fee structure of different universities is provided below.

University

TU

PU

PoU

MU

SPU

GU

LBU

RJU

Approximate Fee Structure (in Lakhs 

3-8

5-9

4-5

3-4

2-3

4-5

3-4

2-4

Note that the price provided in the above table is just an approximate value.

Scholarships

More than 1,000 seats are available for BA LLB courses across different universities. All of the colleges providing the degree do provide scholarships.

The scholarships provided are either open or quota-based. The candidates are selected based on the merit list.

Students are advised to visit or contact their preferred college to understand how the scholarships are distributed. 

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