BHU - Banaras Hindu University, BHU for Law Courses
The Banaras Hindu University was founded in 1916. It is one of the most prestigious universities in the country and biggest residential universities in Asia. In addition to the faculty of law, the university has 14 faculties within its area and 3 institutes with 124 teaching departments.
Banaras Hindu University offers a three-year LLB., and a two-year LL.M. course. Candidates who wish to take admission to law programmes need to appear for an entrance exam. Normally, the entrance exam is held in the month of May, every year. The prospectus and application form will be issued in the month of February or March. BHU law entrance exam centers are: Chennai, Jaipur, Delhi, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
The objective of BHU is to give quality education in law field. It aims at imparting legal education in the society. It is because of its good education, the university has been ranked within top ten law schools in India. The law school comes up with innovative schemes of law with the intention of reforming the legal education in India. Besides launching new courses, the school experiments with new techniques of pedagogy too.
It's notable that Banaras Law School initiated in the country to introduce the problem method/class method in teaching methodology. BHU law school implemented this method at both LL.B and LL.M. levels. Most probably, it is the first law school in the country to prepare case material for the students of LLB., classes. That's the reason BHU law school have reached the top niche in country and are acknowledged leadership by other recognized law schools in India.
In 1978, when LLB. Courses were reconstructed and clinical component was included in them, Banaras Law School was one of the few universities in India to launch Clinical Legal Services. The course model which BHU has developed was being judged and affirmed best model by Honorable Mr. Justice P N Bhagwati, erstwhile Chief Justice of India. University Grand Commission has announced BHU as an active center of teaching and research as it has put emphasis on expansion of teaching, redesigning of courses and research. There are various contemporary courses being introduced by Banaras Law School in its LL.B. and LL.M., curriculum.
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