One Year LLM Degree Programme

Admission Procedure

National Test for one Year LLM scheduled to be held on Saturday, 28 June 2014 at 1100 hrs in Campus 1, Galgotias Educational Institutions, (near India Expo Mart) 1, Knowledge Park, Phase II, Greater Noida - 201306

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum 50 % marks in LL B from a recognised University.

The eligibility criteria for admission to LL.M. – One Year Programme is LLB degree from a recognised university with not less than 50% marks in the examination.

The candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examinations are also eligible to apply for admission to LL.M. – One Year Programme who is required to produce proof of having acquired minimum prescribed qualification at the time of admission. If the result of the qualifying examination is not announced on or before the last date for admission, he/she cannot seek admission to the LL.M. course.

The Admission to LL.M. – One Year Programme shall be based on merit decided on the basis of an All India Admission Test conducted by Pearson VUE through LSAT-2013 and also by an Admission Test conducted by Galgotias University Uttar Pradesh and assessment based on other criteria mentioned below:

Sl. No. Components Weightage
(Max. Marks)
1. Admission Test 70
2. Viva-voce/Work experience 10
3. Publication 10
4. Statement of Purpose 10
  TOTAL 100

The Admission Test shall be conducted with the objective of testing the aptitude for teaching/research, legal reasoning, and comprehension/basic legal knowledge.

Duration

The duration of the programme shall be one year in three trimesters. Each of the trimesters consists of 12 weeks with a minimum of 30 contact hours which includes class room teaching, library work, seminars and research.

Working Duration of Each of the Trimesters (Schedule)

Trimester – I
It shall be for the duration starting from the second week of August to third week of November. It shall be followed by a term break of one week i. e., fourth week of November.

Trimester - II
It shall be for the duration starting from the first week of December to first week of April. It shall be followed by a term break of one week i.e., second week April.

Trimester - III
It shall be for the duration starting from the third week of April to third week of July.

Note: It may be noted that more than twelve week duration has been prescribed for each semester keeping in view of vacations (Festival vacation, winter vacation).

Structure of the Programme

Curriculum

Total Credits-26

Trimester - I
The first term shall have the following three foundational/compulsory papers of three credits each.

Course Code Course Title Lectures(one period is 2 hours)per week Tutorial
Per week
Seminar
Per week
Research
Per week
Total
Number of credits
LLM 711 Legal Research Methodology 6 1 2 hours 7 hours 3
LLM 712 Comparative Public Law 6 1 3
LLM 713 Law and Justice in a Globalized world 6 1 3
Total 9
  • Legal Research Methodology
  • Comparative Public Law
  • Law and Justice in a Globalized World

Trimester - II
The second term shall have four papers of two credits each from the areas of specialization.

Course Code Course Tittle Lectures Tutorial Seminar Research Total Credits
LLM(I)721 Optional  1 4 1 2 hours  8 hours 2
LLM(I)722 Optional  2 4 1 2
LLM(I)723 Optional  3 4 1 2
LLM(I)724 Optional  4 4 1 2
Total           8

Trimester - III
The third term shall have two papers of two credits each from the areas of specialization.

Dissertation
The selection and registration of the topics of dissertation shall start from second term onwards. The submission of the dissertation shall be at the end of the third term. Dissertation shall have minimum of 5 credits.

(The total credit for the LL.M. One Year Degree Programme will be 26 credits).

Course code Course Tittle Lectures Tutorial Seminar Research Total credits
LLM(I)731 Optional 5 4 1  
2 hours
18 hours 2
LLM(I)732 Optional 6 4 1 2
LLM(I)733 Dissertation       5
Total           9

The University has following Optional / Specialisation from which a student can choose his / her area of specialisation. However, the optional / specialisation shall be offered only if minimum required number of students opt for it.

  1. Criminal Law
  2. Business Law
  3. Intellectual property Laws
  4. Human Rights
Course Registration

It is mandatory for all students to register in every trimester till the end of his/her study, for courses that he/she is going to study in the trimester through a Course Registration process. The Course Registration will be carried out on a specific day as declared by the University in advance. Students having any outstanding dues to the University shall not be permitted to register. For valid reasons, late registration for a maximum of 10 calendar days from the commencement of the trimester may be permitted only with the approval of the Head of Department concerned and on payment of a late Registration fee as specified by the University. However, a student shall not be allowed to register for courses in a trimester, if the trimester has already advanced beyond 25% of instructional days. If a student fails to register courses in any trimester, his/her studentship with the University is liable to be cancelled. Approval of Faculty Adviser is necessary for a student to undergo Course Registration. The list of courses offered by each Programme will be announced prior to the registration.

Faculty Mentor/ Advisor

Upon joining the University, each student will be assigned a Faculty Mentor. The Faculty Mentor will discuss with the student his/her academic performance in previous trimester (s) and highlight the importance of the courses the student should register during the ensuing trimester, within the framework of that Programme curriculum.

Registration during First Trimester

During the First trimester for all Programmes, students have to register all courses listed under “Courses Offered” for that Trimester for their specific Programme.

Registering for Backlog Courses

To provide an early opportunity for students to clear their backlog of courses, efforts are made to offer courses in both fall and winter trimesters. Some courses will be offered during summer also and students may register for these courses to clear their backlog.

Students have to pay a Re-registration fee, as specified by the University time to time, for a backlog course registered again in view of clearing the backlog or registering again since that course was withdrawn in a previous trimester.

Attendance

A student is expected to maintain 100% attendance in all courses. Considering the fact that a student may need leave due to ill-health or to attend some family emergency, a student is permitted to maintain an attendance between 85% and 100% (i.e. absent for 15% of instructional hours) in each course, without producing any proof for the absence. This 15% absence includes medical, personnel, casual, on duty leave, or any other leave of absence of similar nature. For leave of absence between 85% and 75% of attendance, the student has to inform the Proctor in advance and get the consent. In case of medical exigencies, the student/ parent should keep the Proctor informed immediately, and obtain the consent within a week, starting from the day of absence. Any leave of absence without the consent of the Proctor will be treated as unauthorized absence and in such cases if the student has attendance less than 85%, he/ she will not be permitted to write the TEE, as the case be. Students taking leave with the consent of Proctor up to 25% (i.e. maintaining a minimum of 75% attendance in each course) will be permitted to write the TEE. A standard Leave Form (enclosed) can be used to get the prior consent of the Proctor.

  • Attendance between 85% and 100%
  • No prior permission is required from Proctor
  • Attendance between 75% and 85%
  • Consent of the Proctor is required

Only those students nominated/ sponsored by the University to represent in various forums like seminars/ conferences/ workshops/ competitions or take part in co-curricular/ extra-curricular events will be given ‘On Duty (OD)’ leave, provided they apply in writing for such a leave in advance and obtain sanction from the Head of Departments for academic related requests; or from the Dean, Student Welfare for co-curricular/ extra-curricular related requests; or from the Dean, PAT for Placement & Training related activities. OD leave can be obtained in the same leave form in duplicate, one copy to be retained by the student and the other may be handed over to the Proctor.

Upon obtaining the consent of the Proctor in two leave forms, Students may keep one form with them for their use, and leave the other form with the Proctor. Upon closing of attendance for the TEE concerned, the list of students who do not have the 85% attendance requirement will be announced by the Schools. Proctors may recommend names to be removed from this list based on the leave and OD forms collected earlier for leaves up to 25% (i.e. min. of 75% attendance). Any claim by the student who has not obtained the prior consent of the Proctor for absence between 75% and 85% of attendance will not be accepted at a later date and such claims will be rejected by the Proctor.

In case of attendance falling marginally below 75% due to reasons listed below, the Proctor may bring such cases, along with valid and adequate evidence, to the notice of the Head of Department for relaxation from the minimum 75% condition stated above.

  • Calamity in family
  • Hospitalization due to prolonged in-patient treatment
  • Serious accident

On satisfying that the absence is genuinely necessitated, the Head of Department may permit the student to write the TEE. Details of students who were exempted from the minimum 75% attendance criteria will be published in the School notice board before the commencement of TEE.

Attendance eligibility criteria for Period of calculation of absence Minimum percentage of attendance required Minimum percentage of attendance required with the consent of Proctor
TEE From 1st Instructional day to the Last Instructional Day (inclusive) 85% 75%

List of students who are debarred from writing exams in each course will be announced by the departments at least one day before the commencement TEE on the next day following the last instructional day. The results of students who are debarred due to lack of attendance but wrote the TEE (theory/ moot court) will be withheld.

Assessment/ Evaluation

Examination

Examination shall be conducted by the School of Law at the end of each trimester.

The schedule of examination shall be notified by the School of Law along with the academic calendar in the first week of every trimester.

Evaluation of Students

Students shall be evaluated on 100 marks for each paper. Evaluation in each paper shall broadly be based on two segments:

  • Internal Assessment by the teacher/s of the paper (Internal Assessment includes Written submission of projects, project presentation, seminars).
  • Evaluation through a trimester end examination.

Trimester end examination shall be held for 60 marks in each paper. Remaining 40 marks shall be assigned for Internal Assessment.

Separate minimum of 50% marks in both internal assessment and external examination is essential for qualifying the papers.

Components and the respective weightage to be given for each component of continuous evaluation shall be as follows:

Sl. No. Internal Assessment Components Weightage
(Max. Marks)
1.  Project Submission 20
2.  Project  Presentation 10
3. Seminar 10
  TOTAL 40

The dissertation shall carry100 marks. 70% of the weightage shall be assigned for written work and the remaining 30% weightage shall be for presentation and viva-voce

Grades and Divisions

After the evaluation, only grades shall be allotted to the students. Grading system shall be finalized and approved by the Centre of Post-Graduate Legal Studies (CPGLS) and published in the prospectus issued for inviting application for admission.