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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. WHAT IS NALSAR PROXIMATE EDUCATION? 

NALSAR (National Academy of Legal Studiesand Research) University's outreach programs are conducted through NALSAR Proximate Education. NALSAR PRO conducts various Post Graduate Diploma Programmers for Legal Fraternity and other professionals. The courses are non-residential and are similar to Correspondence Courses and Distance Education Programmers. The Proximate Education concept uses Web as an important tool to interact with students. All enrolled candidates are given a user ID and Password to access the Website www.nalsarpro.org and interact with the faculty and also access various materials posted on the web. Apart from this contact classes are conducted at different cities in India allowing them to interact fact to face with subject experts. The exams are also conducted at various cities to facilitate the working professionals. 

2. Is NALSAR University a recognized University or a deemed University?

NALSAR University was established by a statute of the State Government of Andhra Pradesh in 1998. The Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh is the President of the University. The University is headed by a Vice-Chancellor, advised by Executive council, General Council and Administrative Council which has members drawn from Supreme Court, State High Court judges, Law Secretary, Bar Council members of the State and the Centre and eminent Academicians. The University is a full-fledged University recognized by the Bar Council of India to award degrees. The University offers B.A., B.L. (Hons.) Degree programmes, M.L. Programmes and Research Programmes - M.Phil. and PhD programmes. 

3. What is the eligibility criteria for the courses ?

All the 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.  

4. What are the job opportunities of the courses?

The courses offered by NALSAR Pro have opportunities in different fields. For practicing Lawyers it enhances the subject knowledge and expertise. Apart from these the diploma course will help in careers of teaching, Intellectual property careers, Consultancy, Non-Governmental organization and also in career promotion within the organization.

5. Does NALSAR Pro organize placements?

NALSAR Pro disseminates career opportunities in its website for the enrolled candidates. It also provides the information of candidates when approached by the organizations. Though no formal placement programme is in place, NALSAR Pro helps in placement on basis of need and requirements.

6. Can one do Two Diploma programmes in the same academic Year?

The Exams of the diploma programmes are conducted simultaneously in various centers and hence a candidate enrolled for two programmes cannot take exams.

7. What are centers for contact classes and examination?

About the centres

Patents Law-The contact seminar classes and examinations will be held at the proximate Centres -Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

Cyber Laws-The contact seminar classes will be held at the proximate Centres -Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi. However the examinations can also be taken from other centres -Pune, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

Media Laws-The contact seminar classes will be held only at Hyderabad, Mumbai & New Delhi. However the examinations can also be taken from other centres -Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad and Chennai.

International  Humanitrian Laws- There are no contact classes for this course. The written examinations will be conducted within India at Hyderabad, Delhi and at selected Countries with ICRC Delegations.

Note: The candidates applying can choose the first and second center in the application form, in case where minimum enrolment is less than 25 in a centre of your first choice, the second choice will be allotted. The University reserves the right to cancel any of the above centres and the candidates will be informed about the same prior to the admission.

8. Can the Course fee be paid in Installment?

As a policy the University does not permit installments. In few deserving cases of financial difficulties of income and other criteria, the candidate can request for a deferred payment and such requests will be considered on case-to case basis and the University reserves the right to decide on them.

9. When does the course begin?

The Academic year starts from April. The first round of Contact classes will be held around August / September and second round of contact seminar classes will be held around November / December.

However the exact schedule of Contact classes is announced by e-mail to the enrolled candidates two / three weeks in advance.

10. What is the duration of the Contact Classes and when it will be conducted?

The contact classes for each course is held twice during the course period for two to three days depending on the coverage of the syllabi. The Classes are normally held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The candidates will be intimated about the classes two / three weeks in advance.

11. What materials are provided for the course?

The candidates will receive 1) printed course materials 2) CD-Rom of the materials 3) Materials also uploaded in the Website.

12. When are the examinations held?

The examinations are generally held on Saturday and Sunday in the month of April at seven centres - Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Chennai & Ahmedabad. The exact dates will be notified in the month of February.

13. What is the alternate, if the candidate is not able to write the April exams?

The supplementary exams have been introduced in 2006 to facilitate candidates to clear their papers instead of waiting for one whole year.

The Supplementary exams are held generally in the month of Nov / Dec every year at Hyderabad centre. The dates of the supplementary exam will be notified in the month of Sep / Oct.

The supplementary candidates will pay exam fees as applicable but will not be entitled to attend any contact classes.

14. What is the maximum duration for the completion of the course?

The maximum duration for completion of the course is 3 years from the academic year of enrollment. A candidate has to pay the continuation fee of Rs.1000/- per paper in addition to the examination fee to continue the course beyond the academic year of enrollment per year. After completion of third academic year, the enrollment will lapse.

For example: If a candidate is enrolled in the academic year 2014-15, and fails to appear / clear the papers during the exams held in April, 2015, then they can appear / re-appear in the subsequent Supplementary exam held in Nov/Dec 2015 at Hyderabad by paying the examination fee alone.

But if they fail to appear / clear the papers in the subsequent Supplementary exams, they will have to continue the course by paying the Continuation Fee as prescribed by the university and take the exams maximum by April 2017.

15. What is the procedure for Re-counting or Re-evaluation after results are declared?

The candidates desiring of recounting or revaluation have to apply within 15 days of the declaration of results by written submission to "The Coordinator, NALSAR Proximate education". The recounting of the paper would be done without collecting any fee.

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. Fee Structure for Re-evaluation for P.G. Diploma Courses is Rs.1, 000/- per paper.


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