Xavier Law School : XLS



After the formal approval from the Bar Council of India, notification for conduct of the first XLAT (2019) for admission to the newly introduced undergraduate courses- five-year integrated B.A.-LL.B. (Hons.) and B.Com.-LL.B. (Hons.) will be announced shortly. Students with 10+2 qualifications and not more than 20 years of age are eligible to apply for admission test to these courses. Criteria for appearance in XLAT will be stipulated in details in the official notification. XLAT will be held on the following sections:

1. English
2. Legal reasoning
3. General awareness
4. Quantitative analysis


While appearance in XLAT is compulsory for admission to these courses at Xavier Law School, subject to vacancy of seats after admission of all qualified candidates, those with extraordinary score in the Common Law Admission Test- yet could not appear in XLAT- may be considered. Their admission will remain subjected to institutional policy of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata. Applications reaching the University after the notified submission deadline cannot be entertained.


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Integrated Law Programmes

Subject to approval from the Bar Council of India, the Xavier Law School (XLS), a constituent unit of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, is scheduled to introduce Undergraduate Law Programmes shortly. At present, two programmes, namely, B.A.-LL.B. (Hons.) and B.Com.-LL.B. (Hons.) will be offered.

Both these programmes are five-year integrated law programmes. Besides the bench and the bar, students opt for civil service, law firms, corporate sector, non-governmental organizations, and higher studies to join legal academics.

With all its preparatory works including state-of-the-art infrastructure, recruitment of qualified faculty in law and other subjects, official announcement for admission in these two programmes will be notified in official website of the university and in the newspapers as well.

For all residential students, the university offers decent Hostel accommodation facilities within the campus. The University also offers sports facilities for comprehensive development of their personalities. In the future, Xavier Law School plans to introduce Postgraduate and Research Programmes.

With centuries of Jesuit legacy in higher education, XLS ought to emerge as a desired destination for legal education to add value with creative pedagogy and comprehensive values vis-â-vis social service to its credit.

Students aspiring to join XLS may continue to visit the website for further announcements: www.sxuk.edu.in


Xavier Law School (XLS) constitutes the latest contribution of St. Xavier's University, Kolkata toward legal education and research in India. A newly established school, the XLS is meant to bring in excellence in the realm of professional education of Law besides academic exposure in juridical studies as another applied domain of social science discipline.

At the initial point, XLS is scheduled to launch five-year integrated programmes :
BA-LLB (Hons.), B.Com-LLB (Hons.) shortly. With time-tested legacy in higher education, highly qualified members of the faculty, and state-of-the-art academic infrastructure, the XLS is set to emerge as a desired destination for quality legal education in time ahead.



Law Library: XLS is facilitated by its upcoming law library of its own with reading hall and lending cell to facilitate students. The reading room has had a separate section with collection of professional journals. XLS has also subscribed to online resources to access valuable reference study materials otherwise unavailable in public domain. There are computer facilities for the students in the reading room to access online resources.

Moot Court: Established with the purpose to bring in transformation in professional education,
XLS has a dedicated moot court hall to get budding lawyers duly trained to cope with the craftsmanship and mannerism in practice within the courtroom and to groom the next-generation lawyers worthy enough for the Bench and the Bar alike.

Sports Facilities: For comprehensive development of young souls in mind and spirit as stakeholders of St. Xavier's University, students of XLS are entitled to access diversified sports facilities inside the institutional premises; like all other Xaverians.

Students' Hostels: There are separate boys' and girls' hostels within the university campus. All outstation students may avail the facilities to stay inside the premises of the University. All reasonable facilities required for the hostel boards are available.

Well-equipped Classrooms: XLS offers multiple types of space as per requirement of pedagogy. Accordingly, different types of classrooms - amphitheatres, gallery-type classrooms and other spacious classrooms are available. All these air-conditioned classrooms are equipped with modern audio-visual systems.

Legal Aid Clinic (LAC): For social responsibility of professional education, legal aid clinic is available at XLS with diversified objects: (i) simulation through practical exposure (ii) connect law through community at large. In its essence, LAC - of the students, by the students, for the students; with handholding facilities extended by members of the faculty.




Pedagogy: XLS is committed to offer creative pedagogy to connect students with teachers and their courses to be taught; thereby facilitating students to take interest in subjects concerned. Besides the classroom lecture sessions, interactive sessions, stimulation exercise, court visits, vacation internships, and the like, are meant to create difference in quality legal education at XLS. Students get exposure from invited lectures to be offered by people of eminence in diversified walks of life; besides veteran scholars in diversified domains of law in India and abroad alike. Like other schools, XLS is scheduled to emerge as a happening institution round the year.

Curriculum : BA-LLB (Hons.) | B.Com-LLB (Hons.)



The University has had vibrant research ecosystem with research centres, research projects and publications by stakeholders, namely, faculty, researchers and postgraduate students. Also, undergraduate Students are encouraged to get engaged in research activities as part of pedagogic process of XLS.



Dr. Debasis Poddar, Associate Professor in Law View Profile

Faculty Members:

A. Law
Prof. Ratul Das, Assistant Professor in Law View Profile
Dr. Animesh Das, Assistant Professor in Law View Profile

B. Other subjects:
Prof. Indrani Sengupta, Assistant Professor in Economics View Profile
Prof. Krishna Roy, Assistant Professor in Political Science View Profile
Prof. Sudipta Chakraborty, Assistant Professor in Commerce View Profile
Prof. Tutun Mukherjee
, Assistant Professor in Commerce View Profile
Prof. Abhijit Biswas
, Assistant Professor in Commerce View Profile
Prof. Samrat Banerjee
, Assistant Professor in Commerce View Profile

Mr. Sandip Das
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Mr. Prasun Sardar, Office Assistant
Mr. Munsi Nazim, Office Attendant

Contact us: Office of the Xavier Law School
Email: xlsoffice@sxuk.edu.in
Ph.: 033-6624-9849


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