Symbiosis Law School, Pune stands for excellence in legal education and is nestled in the city of Pune (popularly described as the Oxford of the East, with the glorious heritage of being the capital of the Peshwas). Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Pune, piloted and enriched by the vision of Padma BhushanDr. S.B. Mujumdar, was established in 1977 under theillustrious banner of Symbiosis Society. Since 2002, it has been a constituent of Symbiosis International University, which is accredited by ‘NAAC’ with ‘A’ grade. SLS Pune has been ranked amongst top 10 Law Schools in India by the India Today-Nielsenand The Weeksurvey 2013.
It was conferred with the prestigious Gold Star Award by the Bar Council of India in February, 2013. This stature is attained through itsvarious programmes including five-year integrated Undergraduate Programmes like Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws – Honours* (B.A., LL.B – Hons*.), Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws – Honours* (B.B.A., LL.B – Hons*.). SLS, Pune is one of the pioneers in India to start the one year Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programme with emphasis on inter-disciplinary approach with 6 specializations. SLS, Pune also successfully administers 16 different Diploma Programs and 19 Certificate Programs.
The curriculum and pedagogy are designed around the latest quality initiatives in legal education including recommendations of the Carnegie Report, USA combining skill, knowledge and values which are imparted through multitalented, qualified, competent and enthusiastic faculty. Its efforts are reciprocated by the participation of all the stakeholders including the members of the Bar and Bench, corporate sector and international experts. Impressive international collaborations across UK, US and Europe have brought in the membership of International Association of Law Schools, USA and the Asian Law Institute, Singapore. SLS, Pune is the only Indian partner with the Erasmus Mundus global consortium of Law Schools. Since 2008, DAAD, Germany has been funding faculty and students of SLS Pune for research and exchange programs through the ‘New Passage to India’ Program with Leibniz University, Hanover and Brunswick European Law School, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbuttel, Germany. Since 2012, Symbiosis Law School, Pune has also been a part of Ontario Maharashtra Goa (OMG) Exchange Program.
SLS Pune endeavors to secure all-round contributions to the betterment of the field of Law, to create world class professionals, to produce committed academicians and law reformers, to train justice dispensers, to invigorate community crusaders and to create a strong watershed of new and upcoming expertise in law relating to business and corporate context.
*Regulatory approval is in process
Students can avail scholarships such as the SC/ST Top Class Education Scholarships, Ministry of Social Welfare, Govt. of India, State Merit Scholarship. They obtain support, attention and motivation through the mentor system.
Students of SLS, Pune represented India in the 10th Annual William C Vis International Commercial Arbitration in 2013 at Vienna and they won “Honorable Mention”. The SLS Pune moot team was one of the four teams that represented India for the Philip Jessup Moot in 2009 at Washington, USA. The college team has also won the 2nd Amity International Moot Court Competition, 2012. Amongst various other achievements students of SLS Pune have won Tata Crucible Business Quiz 2013-International Finals.
SET 2015 – Symbiosis Entrance Test
The important dates of SET 2015 are as given below.
|Availability of SET 2015 online application form.||February 11, 2015|
|Last date to apply for SET 2015.||April 12, 2015|
|Symbiosis Entrance Test date of exam.||May 02, 2015|
|SET Result Declaration.||May 18, 2015|
Infrastructure / Facilities
Library -The Symbiosis Law School, Pune library is enriched, with a vast collection of more than 50,000 books, 150 journals and 15 e-journals, numerous other periodicals and magazines and it is a prime source for legal research for both the faculty as well as the students. Augmenting traditional print resources with expanding electronic sources, it also provides extensive technology based learning resources with 12 legal databases including Manupatra, SCC Online Web-edition, LexisNexis, Hein Online, Westlaw, JSTOR, EBSCO, Kluwer-Arbitration, Patents and Competition, Legal Sutra, World News Paper, Cambridge OnlineBooks, CLA, Taxmann and Index to Legal Periodicals.
Research & Publications: The institute strongly emphasizes research & publications through various research projects and law journals which are being published in collaboration with Lexis Nexis where students contribute significantly.
Computer Lab: Symbiosis Law School, Pune campus is Wi-Fi enabled. It has two state-of-the-artComputer Centers separate for UG and PG students. The Labs are fully equipped for wireless data transmission.
Other Facilities: All classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors & Wi-Fi connection. There is awell-equipped, air-conditioned auditorium-cum-moot court hall, with the seating capacity of 150. The multi-media conference hall has a seating capacity of 50 to conduct, interactive sessions.
Health Services and Health Insurance: The Health Center provides all emergency health services,covers the students under a unique and novel medical insurance scheme with a free and compulsory yearly health checkup. There is a well-equipped and modern gymnasium available within the campus.
Canteen : Multi-cuisine food court of the campus caters to a variety of menu and preferences at a concessional rate.
Hostel : Very limited hostel facility is available on campus based on merit. However, the institute will provide detailed information on the accommodation available in the near-by areas.
Under Graduate Programs offered : B.A., L.L.B. (Hons.*) and B.B.A. L.L.B. (Hons.*) [5 years integrated Programmes]
Other Programs offered:
- LL.B. [3-Year Programme]: This Programme is available to students who have abasic graduation degree in any discipline.
- Post-Graduate programs in Law: The One-Year LL.M Programme with an interdisciplinary approach with 6 specializations and research orientation.
- Diploma: There are 16 Part-time one year Diploma Programs and 1 Post-GraduateDiploma Programme available as value- addition. Many students pursue these programs alongside their Undergraduate or Postgraduate Program.
- Certificate Programs: There are 19 Certificate Programs, which include the much-acclaimed Certificate Programme in European Legal Studies and Certificate Programme in Securities Laws, among others.
Placement: The Placement Cell organizes the placement training throughout the year and during the programme by a systematic development plan. The students are trained, groomed and chiseled to be the best employable, with the combination of managerial and leadership skills and a broad range of professional skills such as legal reasoning skills, advocacy, legal services, legislation, law reforms and advisory. Despite recession, the Cell has managed to place students substantially in placement opportunities from various sectors including PSUs, Law Firms, Banking and Financial Companies, LPOs, Judiciary and Insurance.
Method of Instruction: The medium of instruction is English. The methods are essentially learner-centric, which include lectures, Socratic method, field visits, seminars, group discussions, simulations, case studies, moots, mock trials and ICT-enabled learning by the international guest faculty and guest sessions by the stalwarts in the field.
Profile of the Past Students: The institutional commitment of diversity and inclusion is reflected in the current student composition of the law school which consists of 90 International students.Some of the best alumni profiles include some of our in-house faculty and those who have been admitted to top universities of the world such as Oxford University, Harvard Law School, New York University, London School of Economics and so on. Donning the vast array of professional honor are Justice SadhanaJadhav, Bombay High Court, Justice RevatiMohiteDere, Bombay High Court, SaritaPatil, Barrister, Dr Luther Rangreji, Legal Advisor, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Mr. VarunPanse, Civil Judge, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh and Mr. AbhimanyuPunia, Vice President, Merry Lynch, India among many others.
Career prospects: After initial assessment through elaborate psychometric tests, assessment and screening process; the students get training, orientation and experiential learning through systematic internships in industry, High Courts, Supreme Court and Non-governmental organizations. The student can look forward to a meaningful and rewarding career with various options such as Judiciary, Corporate practice, Litigation, Law teaching, Legal Process Outsourcing, and Administrative services.
Eligibility for BA, LLB (Hons), BBA, LLB (Hons)
Qualification: The candidate should have passed XII (10+2) examination from any recognized Boardwith minimum 45% marks (40% for S.C. /S.T. candidates). Students who have appeared for their Standard XII final examination and awaiting results are also eligible to apply, subject to submission of passing certificate at the time of the final admission.
Age Limit: Candidate should be less than 20 years of age at the time of appearing for SET as on 3rd May, 2014 (2 years relaxation for SC/ST candidates i.e. 22 years).
Intake: The total intake is 300 seats [Inclusive of 120 seats of B.B.A, LL.B (Hons.*) and 180 seats of B.A, LL.B (Hons.*)
|SLS Pune Online Application Starts||12th February, 2015|
|SLS Pune Online Application Closes||11th May, 2015|
|SLS Pune Payment via Demand Draft Closes on
(Please Note that the Demand Draft/ scanned copy of the Demand Draft should reach SLS Pune by 11th May, 2015.)
|5th May, 2015|
|SLS Pune Payment via Internet Banking/Credit Card Closes on||11th May, 2015
|SET Examination||2nd May, 2015|
|SET Result||18th May, 2015|
|SLS Pune Shortlist for Personal Interaction & Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT) [Only if the candidate has paid & applied to SLS Pune]||21st May, 2015 [5 PM]|
|PI-WAT for SLS Pune at SLS Pune Campus||29th May, 30th& 31stMay, 2015.|
|PI-WAT for SLS Pune at SLS Noida Campus||24thMay, 25 &26th May, 2015.|
|Announcement of final merit list [based on SET score (50%weightage) & PI-WAT (50%)]|
|Ist Merit list
Last date for admission
|6thJune, 2015 (5 PM)
13th June, 2015 (5 pm)
|IInd Merit list
Last date for admission
|16th June, 2015 (5 PM)
24th June, 2015 (5 pm)
|IIIrd Merit list
Last date for admission
|28th June, 2015 (5 PM)
5th July, 2015 (5 pm)
|IVth Merit list
Last date for admission
|9th July, 2015 (5 PM)
16th July, 2015 (5 pm)
|Commencement of Classes||6th July, 2015|
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Address: Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune – 411004, Maharashtra, India