UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS)

Since the 26 October 2010, Mme Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General announced that the 12 SAF Institutions of Excellence will be able to use UNESCO logo and named UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence.

UNESCO MADANJEET SINGH SOUTH ASIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCE LEGAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS STUDIES ( UMSAILS )  South Asia Foundation updated by Sunil Binjola

Prof Uttam Kumar Das: das@safmail.org

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the South Asia Foundation (SAF) and the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS)
26th December 2006

Supplemental Memorandum of Understanding (“Supplemental MoU”) between the South Asia Foundation (“SAF”), the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (“SAILS”) (to be restructured as the SAILS Law University of South Asia (“SAILS University”)) and Madanjeet Singh Institute of Human Rights and South Asian Common Law (“MIHRSACL”)
23rd September 2010


UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS)
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Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific
 

Introduction

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) aims to be a regional centre of excellence through undertaking research works and offering post‐graduate education in South Asian Law and Human Rights. Its mission is to further the potential of South Asia in legal education, research and scholarship and to impart knowledge and the skills that are necessary to confront the new challenges of this era. It is sponsored by the South Asia Foundation (SAF), which is founded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh. SAF has been recognized as an Apex Body of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC). SAF Bangladesh Chapter is headed by Eminent Jurist Dr. Kamal Hossain and National Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury is the Vice Chairperson. The UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) at South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS), Dhaka, Bangladesh is pleased to announce the Madanjeet Singh scholarship for one year Master of Laws (LL.M.) program to be undertaken at Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific (UAP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh from September 2019 to September 2020. The citizens of all SAARC countries are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

About the University

University of Asia Pacific (UAP) was established in 1996 with a vision to enhance the opportunity for higher education in Bangladesh. The University, under the Private University Act 1992, started its operation in 1996 by offering four-year Bachelor Degree Program in Computer Science & Technology and Business Administration only. Now the UAP offers undergraduate programs in eight disciplines. Its curricula have been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

 Admission Criteria

The duration of the LL.M program is one‐year and students are required to complete 33 credits in order to finish the program. There will be opportunities for national and international students to get admission in the program. In the initial batches, UMSAILS plans to offer 16 (2 national and 14 international) full scholarships to students (two for each SAARC member countries). Those who do not get the scholarship can also be admitted. Applicants must fulfill the following criteria for the Master of Laws (LL.M) program:

  1. Have completed a graduation in Law (with a minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4 or equivalent).
  2. Be fluent in English (both in writing and speaking).
  3. English Language Proficiency Certificate from recognized/competent institutions should be produced.

  The scholarship will cover:

  • Admission and Tuition fees
  • Economy air travel from the native country to Bangladesh and back
  • Monthly stipend of BDT. 12000.00 (Twelve thousand taka only)
  • Normal book allowance and printing allowances (BDT. 5000.00 annually)
  • Monthly accommodation allowance of BDT. 10,000.00 (Ten thousand taka only) for international students
  • Monthly dining allowance of BDT. 10,000.00 (Ten thousand taka only) for international students
  • Research grant for dissertation write-up

Selection procedures

v  South Asia Foundation (SAF) office in the respective SAARC countries shall select two candidates each based on the eligibility criteria mentioned herein and the names of the selected candidates from each SAARC countries (Click here to know your respective chapter secretary) should reach the office of the Program Coordinator, UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) latest by August 11, 2019 through SAF offices in the respective countries.  For Citizen of Bangaldesh can send their application via e-mail to pdllmuap@gmail.com.

v  The final assessment of the selected candidates shall be done jointly by the Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific and UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS). There will be a skype interview with the candidates from outside Bangladesh for the final selection, if required.

v  Based on the final assessment, candidates may or may not be accepted into the program if the respective SAF office fails to follow the set eligibility criteria.

v  The right of acceptance or rejection of candidates nominated by SAARC countries into the LL.M program reserves with the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) and the Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific.

v  The letter of acceptance or rejection into the scholarship program will be sent to the respective SAF offices and to the candidates for further conveyance to the individual candidates latest by August 15, 2019 via e-mail or telephone calls.

v  All travel documents of the selected candidates should reach the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) office no later than August 21, 2019 to process for travel and other necessary arrangements. If the candidate fails to submit the documents within the given time frame, it will result in the cancellation of the scholarship.

 Documents to submit

The candidates applying for UMSAILS scholarship program should submit the following documents to the respective SAF offices:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. All transcripts and certificates
  3. English Language Proficiency Certificate
  4. A copy of Citizenship ID card and valid passport
  5. Contact: e-mail address, Skype ID and mobile phone number of the candidate

 A copy of documents for the selected candidates should be sent to the office of SAF Bangladesh for final assessment and acceptance into the program. All the accepted candidates should produce original documents at the time of admission at the Department of Law and Human Rights of University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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