NLSIU Bangalore

LL.M.

NLSIU offers a One-Year LL.M. Degree Programme. Similar to the BA LLB (Hons) programme, the LL.M. programme is organized around three trimesters every academic year. A total of 75 students are admitted to the LLM Programme for AY 2022-23.

In 2021, the University changed the structure of the LL.M programme. In the previous years, students were divided into two specialization-based streams and were offered mandatory and elective courses only within those streams. However, this year, there is no division of streams and students have been provided greater flexibility in choosing courses. The objective is to provide more opportunities to students to pursue the wide array of elective courses offered at the University. Besides this, students will have to write a mandatory dissertation in the third and last trimester.

This year, the University will be offering two additional core courses, which students mandatorily have to study in addition to the three that the UGC mandates. These two courses add to the UGC courses in deepening the students’ conceptual understanding of core areas of law. They will equip students to pursue careers in academia, research, legal practice, and judicial services. The names of the courses are given below:

Core Courses: Foundations of Private Law, and a course on the interface between law and society.

UGC-mandated Courses: Research Methodology, Law and Justice in a Globalizing World, and Comparative Public Law.

 

NLSIU accepts students from the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for admission to its LL.M. programme.

Admission Notification AY 2022-23

  • Please view the Admission notification for the Academic Year 2022-23 here.
  • Admission notification – Second List for AY 2022-23 can be accessed here.
  • Admission notification – Third List for AY 2022-23 can be accessed here.
  • Admission notification – Fourth List for AY 2022-23 can be accessed here.

Eligibility

  • The candidate must have an LL.B. Degree or an equivalent examination with a minimum of:
    (i) Fifty percent (50%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General/OBC/PWD categories, and
    (ii) Forty five percent (45%) of marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  • The candidate will have to appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) to secure admission into the postgraduate programme.
  • Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination in the year of admission are also permitted to take the Admission Test, but their admission to the course shall be subject to fulfilling the conditions stipulated in the Regulations, and producing supporting documentary evidence at the time of admission.
  • There is no upper age limit for the PG programme in CLAT.
  • There is no provision for direct admission of Foreign Nationals into the postgraduate course.

For details on CLAT, please visit: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

Intake and Reservation

The total intake capacity shall be 75 (Seventy Five) for AY 2022-23 with the following breakup:

  • Scheduled Castes – 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes – 7.5%
  • Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer) – 17%
  • Economically Weaker Sections – 6.25%
  • Persons with Disabilities (Horizontal reservation) – 5%
  • Women (Horizontal reservation) – 18.75%
  • Karnataka Students* (Compartmentalised Horizontal reservation) – 25%

* Karnataka Students Category:

(i) Candidates who have studied for not less than 10 years in a recognized educational institution in Karnataka shall be eligible to be considered as ‘Karnataka Students.’

(ii) Candidates who have not completed ten years of study in Karnataka shall be eligible to apply under the Karnataka Students category if they fall under any of the below categories:

1. Children of defence personnel/ex-servicemen, who at the time of joining service, have declared their hometown to be in the State of Karnataka, and who have served or are serving outside Karnataka, corresponding to the candidate’s years of study outside Karnataka.

2. Children of employees of the Karnataka State Government who have served or are serving outside Karnataka corresponding to the candidate’s years of study outside Karnataka.

3. Children of serving or retired employees belonging to the Karnataka cadre of the All India Services (IAS/IFS/IPS), who have served or are serving outside Karnataka corresponding to the candidate’s years of study outside Karnataka.

4. Children of working or retired employees in the Central Armed Police Force service, who upon joining service declared their hometown to be in the State of Karnataka, and who have served or are serving outside Karnataka, corresponding to the candidate’s years of study outside Karnataka.

Illustration: If the candidate has studied in Karnataka for three (3) years, they must prove that their parent/s were serving outside Karnataka for at least seven (7) years corresponding to their own period of study outside Karnataka.

If the candidate has not studied in Karnataka continuously for at least one (1) year, they must prove that their parent/s were serving outside Karnataka for at least ten (10) years corresponding to their own period of study outside Karnataka.

(iii) Eligible candidates must keep their Study Certificates issued by their School/s and other relevant documents ready to be submitted at the time of counselling/admission.

Course Curriculum | AY 2022-2023

Note: The sequence of courses may be changed if required.

Trimester I

Research Methodology
Comparative Public Law and Governance
Law and Justice in a Globalising World
Elective I

Trimester II

Law and Society
Foundations of Private Law
Elective II
Elective IIII

Trimester III

Elective IV
Dissertation

 

Academic Calendar for A.Y. 2022-23 | November 2022 Term

Date Day Particulars
2-Nov-2022 Wednesday Commencement of classes
8-Nov-2022 Tuesday Holiday
Guru Nanak Jayanti
9-Nov-2022 Wednesday Last date for notification of project topics for core courses
9-Dec-2022 Friday Last date for submission of 1st set of projects
22-Dec-2022
23-Dec-2022
Thursday, Friday Viva-Voce for 1st set of project submissions
9-Jan-2023 Monday Last date for submission of 2nd set of projects
14-Jan-2023 Saturday Deadline for Elective paper submission
14-Jan-2023 Holiday Holiday
Makar Sankranti
18-Jan-2023
19-Jan-2023
20-Jan-2023
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Viva-Voce for 2nd set of project submissions
20-Jan-2023 Friday Last day of classes
21-Jan-2023 Saturday Oral Presentations for Elective & Intensive Elective Courses
24-Jan-2023
25-Jan-2023
Tuesday
Wedensday
End Term Examinations
26-Jan-2023 Thursday Holiday
Republic Day
27-Jan-2023
28-Jan-2023
Friday
Saturday
End Term Examinations
29-Jan-2023
to
5-Mar-2023
Vacation
6-Mar-2023 Monday Commencement of Term III
Note: No elective classes will be held during the period from December 5, 2022 to December 16, 2022 due to conduct of Intensive elective course.

 

 

Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2022-23 (First Year Students)

Admission fee- one time          10,000.00 
Tuition and facilities fee – Per annum     2,21,590.00 
Hostel residential Charges       36,650.00 
Mess  charges        43,575.00 
Refundable deposits – one time for General Category       16,000.00 
Refundable deposits – one time for SC/ST Category       12,000.00 
General Category- per annum    3,27,815.00 
SC/ST  category – per annum    3,23,815.00 

Note: The fees/charges are provisional and subject to confirmation & revision as per the decision of the University authorities.

For fee payments, login to the NLS portal with your credentials.

Note: The fees/charges are provisional and subject to confirmation & revision as per the decision of the University authorities.
If a candidate is withdrawing admission on any ground, in any of the courses of the University, only the refundable deposits will be returned. Such candidates will not be eligible to claim refund of any other fees.

Read the official AY 2022-23 fees notification here.