Every candidate seeking admission to the Master of Laws Course (LL.M. Degree course) must have passed the LL.B. Degree after completing three years of the LL.B. Course or all the five years of the Five year course of this University or its equivalent degree of another statutory University recognized as equivalent to said degree of this University.
The duration of the course of study for the degree of Master of Laws shall be two years.
In each course there shall be four lectures per week and each lecture shall be of sixty minutes. In addition to four lectures in each course there shall be weekly tutorials.
The four subjects in the first semester and the four subjects in the second semester shall be compulsory.
- In the first two semesters four compulsory subjects will be taught i.e. each subjects is divided into two parts of total marks 400 + 400 = 800 marks. The internal assessment pattern would be out of 40 marks.
- In the semester III optional subjects (groups) will be introduced. The number of seats for each optional subject shall be decided by the Principal from time to time.
- There shall be six papers (3+3) of the two opted specializations distributed in the third and fourth semester. In the third semester 2+2=4 papers of the two specializations and in the fourth semester 1+1=2 papers of the two specializations.
- In Semester III the students are required to opt for four papers consisting of total 400 marks from two optional groups selected by him. The internal assessment for these four papers (of semester III) will be same as semester I&II. (The six papers of the two opted specializations will be distributed in the third and fourth semesters i.e. in the III semester 2+2=4 papers of the two specializations and in IV semester 1+1=2 papers of the two specialization will be offered).
- In respect of the internal assessment in these two papers of semester IV he/she is not to write additional questions in the two internal written tests. However, viva of 5 marks each shall be held in these two papers of semester IV at the end of the terms. (also see, Sr. No. 7).
- At the semester IV, the students shall write a dissertation in the optional group chosen by him/her consisting of total 200 marks. The dissertation topic shall be chosen by the student at the beginning of semester III. The dissertation shall be examined by one external examiner.
- At the beginning of each academic year, the Principal shall notify the optional courses in which instruction would be available during the academic year. No regular candidate is permitted to opt for courses not so notified.
The specializations shall be opted by the students with the permission of the Principal, on or before the last date of the second semester and also choose the topics for dissertation which shall be submitted in the fourth semester. The dissertation will be of 200 marks (150 marks for the dissertation and 50 marks for viva-voce examination on dissertation) in lieu of the two papers in the fourth semester. In the third semester instead of Long Term Papers in two subjects, the students shall attempt two questions of 7 ½ marks, in two written tests in the semester to enable them to focus on the dissertation research work.
The dissertation shall be examined by one external and shall also hold a viva-voce test along with one internal examiner nominated by the Principal, before awarding the marks.
The work for which a candidate shall be assessed with respect to each course shall comprise of the following marks for one semester course:
Written examination. : 60 marks.
Internal assessments work: 40 marks for.
The final written examination through question papers shall be held at the end of each semester. The Internal Assessment Work will have to be completed during the duration of the course only.
To pass the LL.M. examination a candidate must obtain 40 marks for each subject (the marks for the written examination, internal assessment being added up) and 50 marks in the aggregate.
Terms shall be granted for each subject independently at the end of the semester. A candidate who fails to complete his/her terms successfully with respect to one or more subjects can complete the same during the semesters when the subjects are taught.
Term valid for six years, if granted.