The result of CLAT 2019 (Common Law Admission Test) has been released on 14th June 2019, Friday. Students who appeared for CLAT 2019 received their scorecards online. The scorecards mentioned the marks obtained by the students who sat for CLAT 2019 along with their All India Rank (AIR). CLAT 2019 was conducted by the National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (abbreviated as NLUO). In a few days, the cut off ranks for each National Law University will be declared and students will start receiving call letters from the NLUs.
There are several universities in India which offer L.L.B (Bachelor of Law) course in the correspondence or distance mode. If you wish to enrol yourself in one of these universities to pursue a distance course or correspondence course in law then you will find many universities that will open their admissions now after the declaration of CLAT 2019 result. Many students who are unable to get a score in CLAT that is good enough to fetch them admission in most of the top law schools of the country seek admission in correspondence and distance universities instead. Some students pursue two degrees at the same time, one of them being L.L.B. from distance and correspondence universities.
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Eligibility Criteria for Correspondence and Distance L.L.B.
Most universities do not have strict eligibility criteria for selecting students for correspondence and distance LLB. The student must have completed higher secondary (or 10 + 2) education from any school which belongs to a recognised board like ISC, CBSE, any State Board, etc. It is important for the student to have cleared all the subjects in the board examinations of class 12th. No specifications are made regarding the stream or discipline of the student and applications are accepted from all academic backgrounds and streams. Apart from these general eligibility criteria, some universities or colleges might have another set of rules and regulations for selecting students for their distance and correspondence law course. The details of all those conditions can be found on the official website of that particular college or university.
How to Apply for Correspondence and Distance L.L.B.?
The general steps that have to be followed for getting admission in a university’s correspondence or distance law course are given below.
- Go to the official website of the university you wish to take admission in
- Find the link of the application form which will most probably be provided in either the ‘Notifications’ or the ‘Admissions’ section
- Go through the brochure or general instructions that are officially declared on the website for that particular course before proceeding with the application process
- If the form is to be filled online, fill and submit it and make the payment of the application fee through net banking or a debit/ credit card
- If the form submission is done in the offline mode, make sure you know the correct address where it has to be posted and the correct mode in which the payment needs to be done. Most universities accept the application fee in the form of a Demand Draft if the submission is done offline. In this case, you have to ensure that you draw the Demand Draft in favour of the correct authority.
- Fill in your personal and academic details with precision
- Attach copies or upload scanned copies of the documents that are asked for in the form
- Your photograph and signature are also required to be there in the form
- Check all the entries carefully before you finally submit the form
- Keep a copy of the form and its receipt for future use
Universities Offering Correspondence and Distance L.L.B.
Here are some of the universities in India that provide the course of law (L.L.B.) in the correspondence or distance mode.
- National Law School of India University, Bangalore
- Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu
- Calicut University
- Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
- Kakatiya University, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh
- Bangalore Law University, Bangalore
- Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
- Directorate of Distance Education at Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu
- Alagappa University, Directorate of Distance Education, Coimbatore
- Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Tamil Nadu
- Delhi University
- Banaras Hindu University, Banaras
- Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi
- Faculty of Law, Delhi University, Delhi
- ICFAI University, Gurgaon, New Delhi
- Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
- Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
- Jamia Millia Islamia, Centre for Distance and Open Learning, New Delhi
- Motilal Nehru Institute, Allahabad University
- Kurukshetra University, Department of Distance Education, Kurukshetra
- University of Kashmir
- National Law University, Jodhpur
- Kalinga University, Bhubaneswar
- The Government Law College, Mumbai
- Osmania University, Hyderabad
- NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
- Pune University
- ILS Law College, Pune.