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Updated on 03 Nov, 2017


Diploma in Paralegal Practice (DIPP)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 7,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

10+2 or its equivalent of BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English and Hindi from 2011 

 

This unique programme is the first of its kind offered by a Central University in India. This programme is designed to equip the learner with paralegal skills to enable him/her to use the legal system effectively. We enjoy rights under our Constitution and other laws which are necessary to live a life of dignity and full realization of one’s potential and aspirations. In recognition of the prevailing socio-economic inequalities, the constitutional guarantee of legal aid has been given due significance.

Employment Opportunities: Paralegals are engaged by lawyers and law firms to assist them in various ways such as legal research, drafting, interviewing the clinets etc. Various rights based NGOs also employ them in their organizations.

Objectives: The objectives of this programme are to:
·       Develop a functional understanding of the legal and judicial system and laws that affect individuals in everyday life
·       Impart elementary skills in accessing legal and judicial institutions and processes.
·       Enable individuals to use public advocacy and
·       Develop a cadre of “barefoot lawyers’ for preventive legal services to strengthen the legal aid delivery system by bridging the gap between people, especially the most vulnerable, and the legal system by demystifying the laws, spreading awareness and facilitating access.