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S. K. Acharya Institute of Law

Snehangshu Kanta Acharya Institute Of Law
(S. K. Acharya Institute of Law)

Established : 2004
Type : Co-Education
Director : Dr. H.K. Saha Roy
Principal / Lecturer-in-Charge : Mrs. Paramita Dhar Chakraborty
Former Name : SKAIL
Location : Nadia
Affiliation(s) : University of Kalyani
Category : Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Accreditation / Recognition : Bar Council of India, New Delhi
Department(s) : B.A. L.L.B. & L.L.M. Degree

Course Design

The B.A., L.L.B. (Honours) degree programme is spread over ten semesters and comprises of Fifty Six Courses (excluding court-room excercises). A student during the five - year stay at the institute shall have to study:

Semester-wise Course Design
First Semester 1.1 English – I
1.2 Political Science-I
1.3 Economics-I
1.4 Sociology-I
1.5 Law of Torts
1.6 Law of Contract-I
Second Semester 2.1 English – II
2.2 Political Science-II
2.3 Economics-II
2.4 Sociology-II
2.5 Law of Contract-II
2.6 Family Law-I
Third Semester 3.1 English – III
3.2 Political Science-III
3.3 Economics-III
3.4 Sociology-III
3.5 Family Law-II
3.6 Honors Paper-I
Forth Semester 4.1 Political Science-IV
4.2 Environmental Law
4.3 Law of Crimes Paper-I – Penal Code-I
4.4 Law of Crimes Paper-II – C. R.P.C.
4.5 Labour and Industrial Law-I
4.6 Honors Paper-II
Fifth Semester 5.1 Political Science-V
5.2 Constitutional Law-I
5.3 Labour and Industrial Law-II
5.4 Jurisprudence (Legal Method, Indian Legal System and Basic Theory of Law).
5.5 Honors Paper-III
5.6 Optional Paper-I
Sixth Semester 6.1 Political Science-VI
6.2 Constitutional Law-II
6.3 Company Law
6.4 Honors Paper-IV
6.5 Optional Paper-II
Seventh Semester 7.1 Civil Procedure Code -I
7.2 Property Law
7.3 Honors Paper-V
7.4 Optional Paper-III
7.5 Clinical Paper-I
Eighth Semester 8.1 Civil Procedure Code -II
8.2 Public International Law
8.3 Honors Paper-VI
8.4 Optional Paper-IV
8.5 Clinical Paper-II
Ninth Semester 9.1 Law of Evidence
9.2 Principles of Taxation
9.3 Honors Paper-VII
9.4 Optional Paper-V
9.5 Clinical Paper-III
Tenth Semester 10.1 Administrative Law
10.2 Honors Paper-VIII
10.3 Optional Paper-VI
10.4 Clinical Paper-IV
Honors Papers
Honors Paper-I Land Laws including Tenure & Tenancy System
Honors Paper-II Offences against Child & Juvenile Offence
Honors Paper-III Health Law
Honors Paper-IV Human Right Law and Practice
Honors Paper-V Corporate Governance
Honors Paper-VI Information Technology Law
Honors Paper-VII IPR Management
Honors Paper-VIII International Trade Economics
Optional Papers
Optional Law Paper-I Local Self Government including Panchayat Administration
Optional Law Paper-II Gender Justice and Feminist Jurisprudence
Optional Law Paper-III Interpretation of Statutes and Principles of Legislation
Optional Law Paper-IV Banking Law
Optional Law Paper-V Private International Law
Optional Law Paper-VI Penology and Victomology
Clinical Papers
Clinical Law
Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance
Clinical Law
Professional Ethics and Professional System
Clinical Law
Alternate Dispute Resolution
Clinical Law
Moot Court Exercise

Proposed LL.M. Degree

The proposed LL.M. Degree Programme shall be intended to prepare the students for academic and research careers.

Proposed LL.M. Degree Course Design

Semester-wise Course Design
SEMESTER – I 1.1 Law and Social Transformation – 100 (Marks)
1.2 Indian Constitutional Law-The New challenges – 100 (Marks)
1.3 Optional – I – 100 (Marks)
1.4 Optional – II – 100 (Marks)
SEMESTER – II 2.1 Judicial Process 100
2.2 Legal Education and Research Methodology 100
2.3 Optional – III- 100(Marks)
2.4 Optional – IV- 100(Marks)
2.5 Practical Course – 100(Marks)
SEMESTER – III 3.1 Optional – V – 100(Marks)
3.2 Optional – VI – 100(Marks)
SEMESTER – IV 4.1 Dissertation – 200(Marks)
Optional Groups
Group A: Environment and
Legal Order
Environment and Development: Law and Policy
Resource Management and the Law
Prevention and Control of Pollution
Environment and International Legal Order
Biological Diversity and Legal Order
Environmental Legislation
Group B: Business Law Law of Industrial and Intellectual Property
Legal Regulation of Economic Enterprises
Law of Export-Import Regulation
Banking Law
Insurance Law
Corporate Finance
Group C: Human Rights Law Concept and Development of Human Rights
Human Rights and International Order
Protection and Enforcement of Human Rights in India
Human Rights of Disadvantaged Groups
International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law
Science, Technology and Human Rights

B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) Degree – Admission Procedure


A candidate for admission to the B.A.LL.B.(Honours) must have –

  • Passed the Higher Secondary (10+2) or an equivalent examination securing in aggregate not less than 45% (General Category) or 40% (SC/ST and OBC Category) of the total marks. Provided that those who will be passing their Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent examination this year can go through the selection process and seek provisional admission.
  • Not completed 20 years of age as on 1st July,2014. In case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category a relaxation of 2 years in age shall be admissible. In exceptional and deserving cases the upper age limit may be relaxed by the Administrative Head at Kolkata.

Number of Seats and Reservation

The total number of seats available for B.A.LL.B.(Honours) degree programme shall ordinarily be 120 (One Hundred Twenty) divided into two sections. Out of these total available seats, 15% and 10% seats are reserved for candidates belonging to SC , ST and OBC categories respectively, subject to their fulfilling BCI eligibility criteria. The number of seats available under management quota shall not be more than 10% of the total available seats.

Admission Procedure

Admissions to the B.A.LL.B.(Honours) Degree Programme shall be on the basis of marks as obtained in the preceding examination i.e. 10 + 2 examination as held under the State Board or Central Board or internationally recognized 12th standard examination. However since seats are limited to 120 only divided into two sections, therefore, admission shall be strictly according to marks on first cum basis. The candidates after being selected shall be informed personally by telephone / letter / fax / e-mail. The selected candidates shall be required to present themselves for counseling at SKAIL campus, Kalyani on the date to be informed. The object of counselling is to enable the faculty to assess and evaluate the candidates’ suitability for the programme. The candidates are required to bring all certificates in original at the time of counseling for verification. Thereafter, the students will then be given admission on their payment of the course fees and other fees. However, counseling can also be conducted at our administrative head office located in 2, church lane, 1st floor, Room No. 101A, Oswal Chambers, Kolkata – 700001 (beside Indian Overseas Bank), where Administrative head shall be available to meet all queries on prior appointment. For appointment mail at or call on+91 9564433322.

Admission can also be taken on provisional basis just after the completion of 12th standard examination which shall be confirmed on production of the final mark sheet as obtained from the State or Central Board. If there are any vacant seats after completion of the admission process, the candidates in the waiting list shall be informed about it, strictly in order of their position in the waiting list, to present themselves for counseling on a subsequent date.

Proposed LL.M. Degree – Admission Procedure


A candidate for admission to LL.M. degree programme should have passed the LL.B. degree examination of a recognized University having secured not less than 50% of marks in the aggregate out of the maximum marks prescribed.

Admission Procedure

Eligible candidates desirous of getting admission to LL.M. Degree Course shall apply in the prescribed form within the last date stipulated. Prescribed application forms can be obtained from the office of SKAIL by sending a Demand Draft for Rs. 350/- drawn on any nationalised bank in favour of S. K. Acharya Institute of Law and payable at Kalyani. Candidates for LL.M. Course shall be selected on the basis of a combined assessment of:

  • Performance at the admission test conducted by the Institute; and
  • Past academic record at the LL.B. Degree Examination. On the basis of the above, applicants will be short listed for initial selection. Such candidates shall then be called for a group discussion on the basis of which the final selection shall be made.

However, the LL.M. Degree Programme is only at the stage of contemplation and subject to approval of the University Authority.


LL.M. Degree Course is of two years duration. Each year shall comprise of two Semesters. The LL.M. degree programme shall be spread over four semesters and shall comprise thirteen courses. The courses of study shall be as follows:

Foundation Courses – 4 courses – 400 Marks
Optional Courses – 6 courses – 600 Marks
(From any one Optional group)
Practical Course – 1 course – 100 Marks
Dissertation – 2 courses – 200 Marks
(Equivalent to 2 Courses)
Total 13 courses – 1300 Marks

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Facilities Offered

  • »  Class Rooms
  • »  Library
  • »  Computer Lab
  • »  Conference Room
  • »  Students’ Court Room
  • »  Seminars, Conferences & Workshops
  • »  Hostels
  • »  Food Court
  • »  Sports
  • »  Co-Curricular Activities

S.K.ACHARYA INSTITUTE OF LAW (SKAIL) was established by SIKKIM BENGAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (SBET) in 2004 on the campus of University of Kalyani. The institute is named after Late Snehangshu Kanta Acharya , Bar-at-Law, the legal luminary of Bengal, renowned for his contributions in the field of law and philanthropy. The institute was formally inaugurated on 30th June, 2004 by Hon’ble Shri. Jyoti Basu, former Chief Minister of West Bengal in presence of galaxy of dignitaries.

The primary objective of SKAIL is advancement of learning, teaching, research and dissemination of knowledge of law and development of competence and skills of students intending to take up judicial service, legal consultancy, advocacy, corporate law management and teaching of law as professional career.

S.K.ACHARYA INSTITUTE OF LAW Is conceived as a premier centre of legal education in the region keeping pace with emerging trends of modernization and professionalism in legal education. With globalization, liberalization and subsequent entry of MNC’s, the profession has undergone a complete transformation. The canvas is wide and developments in science and technology have given the profession a new dimension. The discipline is no longer confined to sheer advocacy in court of law as the students are having many exciting specializations to choose from namely Cyber Law, International Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Corporate law being some of them. What is important to note that none of the areas are rigid and water tight compartment rather they are interrelated. And it’s the boom in internet and e – commerc e that has given the areas a boost. Yet a student wishing to stick to the traditional field may take up either Civil or Criminal laws. In a word, options are vast before a learner.

S.K.ACHARYA INSTITUTE OF LAW aims at setting the highest standards in legal education in the country in terms of course content, teaching methodology, learning environment and examination system. SKAIL focuses on developing intellectual and professional capabilities of students and highlights compressive and in-depth learning about the legal concepts and doctrines, substantive and procedural laws and judicial rulings and precedents in various areas of law.

S.K.ACHARYA INSTITUTE OF LAW emphasizes discipline, decency and manners in the conduct of students and all efforts are made to develop their personality. Classes are held strictly as per schedule. Regular class tests and semester examinations are held with the idea of making the learners mentally alert. Deficiency in English language, its usage and pronunciations are duly cared for with special classes.

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