One of the major decision for a student who wishes to pursue law after 12th standard is what to opt. Earlier it used to be easy. There were no integrated courses and only the option was to do law after completing the bachelor’s degree. But now the scenario has changed and most of the universities now focuses on integrated course in which students can enroll after 12th. Options available includes BA LLB, BBA LLB, Bcom LLB, Bsc LLB. Btech LLB.
There are two most popular and widespread integrated course i.e. B.A.LL.B and BBA.LL.B. Though other universities have started including other courses like B.COM.LL.B, Bsc.LL.B, B.Tech LL.B. In most of the courses, the subject of laws that are taught is same with a slight difference. But it is very confusing which subject to choose. Below given are details to make your choice easier
It is one of the first integrated course launched and available in most of the universities. Subjects that are taught include History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, English, Psychology, etc with an in-depth study of law and legislation. It will be easy if you have humanities or commerce as your subjects in 10+2 but it hardly makes a difference. Students from science stream can also understand these subjects with little extra efforts. It is a great option for aspirants of the judiciary and other competitive exams because subjects for your exam include these subjects. Even those who aspire to go in practice can opt this as in some way these subjects will help you with your argumentative knowledge.
This course is also available in most of the universities and subject includes Mathematics & Statics, Basic Management Course, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Managerial Economics, and Organizational Behavior etc.
It will be a great option for students with commerce background as they will be able to understand the subjects easily. Many students even do their Company Secretary (CS) course with it.
It is a great option for those students who wish to work in a firm or become a corporate lawyer. Students have a lot of opportunities in administration, planning, management, banking, and industrial sector.
This is, of course, giving the benefit of both legal and commerce worlds. The subject includes Business Statistics, Financial Accounting, Auditing, Business
Students with commerce background will be able to do well in this because they have studied the subjects, and they know the basic concepts about it. They can even do CS while pursuing this course. Students have the option to become a corporate lawyer and even the placements are good.
Not many schools provide this course. Schools which provide these schools include National University of Study and Research in Law, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Gujarat National Law University, National Law University, Jodhpur, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Tamil Nadu National Law School, National Law University, Delhi, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam, National Law University, Hidayatullah National Law University, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Chanakya National Law University, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
Subjects included in B.Sc LLB includes Electronic Devices, Circuits and IC Technology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Digital electronics, Telecom Engineering, Data wireless communication, Polymer Chemistry, Genetics, Immunology and Molecular Biotechnology, Programming Fundamentals & Date base management system, physical pharmacy, Information theory, coding and network programming. The eligibility criteria are that students must have medical or non-medical in their 10+2. It is emerging field and there is a lot of scope in this field. IPR and Cyber Law are expanding and need lawyers with this specialization. This is a great option as even the competition is comparatively less.
While all other programs were of 5 years. This is a 6-year integrated course, again this is not available in most of the universities in India. Some of the university which offers this course included University of petroleum and engineering studies Dehradun, Sharda University.
Subject includes Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Problem solving with C, Basic Electronic Engineering, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Computer system architecture, data communication & networks, Microprocessor, Operating systems, Database management systems, Theory of Automata & Computation, Industrial Management, Software Engineering, Design & Analysis of Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Java, Compiler Design, Web Technologies, Storage Technology Foundation, Network Security & Cryptography, Mobile computing Etc.
The eligibility criteria are that students must have non-medical (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) in their 10+2. Again it is emerging field and has a great scope. Many firms want lawyers that have technical skills because of the cases which include the use of technology. It is a great option for those who want to practice or become a corporate lawyer. The only problem is its duration is 6 years.
Hope this helps you to decide which course to join.