This year, the Indian Law Institute has introduced a new one year LLM degree programme.The Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, has introduced the one year LL.M. degree from the academic year 2013 -2014. The institute invites applications for admission to its one year and two year LLM programmes also for some other postgraduate diploma courses for the ensuing session 2013-14.
The LLM programme of one year duration is offered in the universities in the US and Europe. The course attracts a lot of Indian students, as it benefits them in helping them to save time and money. Therefore, it has encouraged the introduction of the one-year LLM course in India by the UGC in a two-semester or trimester pattern. The course will be offered only at universities and institutions, which have PG law study centres. Credit system and focus on specialization will be the other key areas of the new course.
Interested candidates will have to appear for an All India Admission Test scheduled to be held on 15 June, 2013 for admission to LL.M. programmes. According to the UGC guidelines issued, the admission to one-year LL.M degree programme shall be done through an All India Admission Test conducted every year by the universities individually or by a group of universities collectively (example: CLAT exam.)
As per sources, this year January, University Grants Commission (UGC) had released a set of guidelines forthe new one year LL.M. degree programme. These guidelines were circulated all the law colleges and universities across the nation, so that they may prepare to adapt themselves to change over to the revised One Year LLM degree course from academic year 2013-14. As a result, many law schools have decided to offer the one year LL.M. programme for the academic session 2013 -14.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) had released a set of guidelines in January this year to various universities for the one year LL.M. degree programme. These guidelines were circulated so that all the law colleges and universities may prepare themselves to change over to the revised One Year LL.M. degree course from academic year 2013-14. Consequently, many law schools have gone forward and introduced the one year LLM programme for the academic session 2013 -14.
Sources also added that while the UGC has left it up to the universities to decide whether they want to retain the two-year LLM course along with the new one year degree or decided to scrap their two-year LLM course. The NALSAR, Hyderabad was the first in the queue to go ahead and replaced its 2 year LLM with the one year LLM. degree. Consequently, a few other law schools too have joined in - NLSIU, Bangalore, NLIU,Bhopal, NLU, Jodhpur and many others. Also, the Symbiosis International University has also declared in April, 2013 that it would replace its two-year postgraduate law course with a one-year full time LLM course from academic year 2013-14.