University to introduce five-year integrated law course

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Mangalore University will offer a five-year integrated law course (LL.M) at Chikka Aluvara Postgraduate Center in Kodagu District in the 2021-22 academic year, according to Vice Chancellor P. Subrahmanya Yadapadithaya.

He told the academic board meeting of the university on Wednesday that Kodagu district does not have any educational institutions offering LL.B or LL.M degrees. Therefore, the university will offer the integrated program that the Students will be able to join after completing their pre-university course. The university will launch the program in January 2022.

The vice-chancellor said the university will open an entrepreneurship development cell on its campus to create an ecosystem for students to become entrepreneurs. It will provide the required training to the students.

Mr Yadapadithaya said the university will introduce an open-book examination system on a trial basis in the 2022-23 academic year modeled after Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). It will only be introduced for certain undergraduate courses.

Meanwhile, the council at the meeting agreed to allow holders of Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc) degrees to apply for admission to postgraduate courses at the university. He agreed that the B.Voc degree can be considered on par with other Bachelor’s level degrees for admission to postgraduate courses.

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