LLM to be a one-year course

Dec 22, 2012 by

Source: The Times of India via PwC – EdLive

The Masters in Law (LLM) programme will now be of one-year duration instead of two.

The UGC has given its nod for this. The aim behind the move is to stop the best legal minds from going abroad to pursue similar programme in less time and retain the best talents in the field. According to the prevailing system, a student has to spend at least seven to eight years after intermediate to gain a masters degree in law. The UGC had set up an expert committee under N R Madhava Menon, Founding Vice Chancellor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore to examine the proposal. The committee endorsed the move and recently submitted its report to the UGC. The committee was set up after the HRD Ministry had backed recommendations made by the roundtable on legal education in 2009. Only India, Bangladesh and Pakistan impart two-year LLM. The duration had led to students taking up master’s programme in universities abroad.