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Rules For LL.M One Year Program Choice Based Credit System

Name of the Course : LL.M.
Duration : 1 Year
Course Nomenclature : Master of Laws
Abbreviation : LL.M.
Post Graduate Course : Semester Pattern

  • One year LL.M program is a trimester program, the duration of each trimester will be of three months with the University Examinations at the end of each trimester. Choice based credit system (consisting of 24 credits) has been implemented for this program.
  • Admission to One Year LLM program is through an All India Admission Test conducted by Bharati Vidyapeeth on the basis of merit.

Eligibility The applicant shall have obtained LL.B. degree of any university recognized by UGC with atleast 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ST candidates)

Scheme of Examination:
The examinations for one year LL.M. Degree course will be held in each Trimester. The medium of instruction and the examination shall be in English. The scope of the subjects shall be as indicated in the prescribed syllabus. Every paper shall carry 100 marks out of which 60 marks are for written examination i.e. University Examination (UE) & 40 marks for Internal Assessment (IA). Internal Assessment (IA) will be as follows:

  • Unit Tests - 15 Marks
  • Home assignment - 10 Marks
  • Tutorial/Class Presentation - 10 Marks
  • Attendance - 5 marks

Course structure : The LLM one Year Program shall consists of the following courses:

Sr.No Name of the course No. of Marks No. of Credits
1 Core Course (Foundation Courses) - -
1. Research Methods and Legal Writing 100 03
2. Comparative Public Law 100 03
3. Law and Justice in a Globalizing World 100 03
4.Dissertation 100 03
2 Elective Courses (Specialisation Courses) - -
1. International and Comparative Law (6 Papers) 100 (each paper) 02(each paper)
2. Constitutional and Administrative Law (6 Papers) 100 (each paper) 02(each paper)
3. Legal Pedagogy & Research (6 Papers) 100 (each paper) 02(each paper)

Credit System The one year LL.M. program will have 24 credits. Each credit is of 45 hours. Apart from regular class room teaching the program content includes clinical legal education which includes: Legal Aid, Seminars, Research, and Interactive sessions etc.

Grading System The University has adopted a 10-point absolute grading system for grading in each head of passing. The system will have seven grade points, the highest being 10. The grading system shall be as shown in Table-1 below.

Course Design of LL.M (One Year Program)