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LL.M. (Master Of Law) – 1 Year Program

About LL.M.

About LL.M.

Law is a vital instrument for achieving governmental objectives and plays a significant role in both individual and societal lives. Both sustainable development and economic progress can be greatly aided by an effective legal framework. However, the degree of enforcement determines how effective a legal system is, and here is where the necessity of qualified legal professionals comes into play.

In the rapidly evolving 21st century legal landscape, the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree has gained increasing significance. An LL.M. offers law graduates and practicing attorneys an opportunity to deepen their legal expertise, specialize in niche areas, and enhance their career prospects.

The complexity of modern legal issues necessitates a higher level of specialization. An LL.M. allows lawyers to gain in-depth knowledge in specific areas such as international law, intellectual property, human rights, corporate law, or environmental law. This specialized knowledge not only differentiates them from their peers but also equips them to handle intricate legal challenges effectively.

In an increasingly interconnected world, understanding different legal systems and international regulations is crucial.Many LL.M. programs offer a global curriculum, enabling students to study comparative law and international legal practices. This global perspective is invaluable for lawyers working in multinational corporations, international organizations, or cross-border legal practices.

An LL.M. degree can significantly enhance career opportunities. For recent law graduates, it can improve employability by providing specialized skills and demonstrating a commitment to continuous learning. For practicing lawyers, an LL.M. can pave the way for advancement to senior roles, higher salaries, and positions in prestigious law firms or academia.

LL.M. programs attract a diverse cohort of students from various backgrounds and countries. This diversity enriches the learning experience and fosters a global network of professional contacts. Such networks are invaluable for career development, offering opportunities for collaboration, mentorship, and future job prospects

The rigorous academic environment of LL.M. programs hones critical thinking, research, and analytical skills. Additionally, many programs offer practical training through internships, clinics, and moot courts. These experiences prepare graduates for the practical demands of the legal profession and enhance their problem-solving capabilities.

The legal field is continually evolving with advancements in technology, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and cyber security. LL.M. programs often include courses on these emerging topics, ensuring that graduates are well-versed in the latest legal technologies and trends. This knowledge is essential for staying relevant and competitive in the legal market.

In conclusion, the importance of an LL.M. in the present day cannot be overstated. It provides legal professionals with the advanced skills, specialized knowledge, and global perspective necessary to thrive in a dynamic legal environment. Whether for career advancement, academic growth, or professional development, an LL.M. is a valuable investment for any legal practitioner aiming to excel in their field.

Objectives of One Year LL.M. Program

Opting for a one-year LL.M. (Master of Laws) program can be a strategic decision depending on your specific circumstances and career goals. Here are some reasons why you might consider choosing a one-year LL.M. program :

  • Time Efficiency : One of the primary advantages of a one-year LL.M. program is its brevity. Completing your LL.M. in one year allows you to gain advanced legal knowledge and credentials efficiently, without committing to a longer academic program.
  • Cost-Effective : Shorter duration means lower tuition fees and reduced living expenses. A one-year program generally requires fewer financial resources compared to longer programs, allowing you to save both time and money.
  • Focused Specialization : If you already have a clear area of interest within law, a one-year LL.M. program can offer focused specialization in that field. This allows you to deepen your expertise and gain specific skills relevant to your career aspirations.
  • Career Enhancement : For legal professionals seeking career advancement or transition, a one-year LL.M. can provide a targeted boost to your credentials. It demonstrates commitment to a particular area of law and can open up new opportunities in terms of job prospects and salary potential.
  • Flexibility : A shorter program is often more flexible, accommodating individuals who may already have work or family commitments. It can be easier to fit into your schedule compared to longer, more rigid academic commitments.

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Duration of the Course

One Year (Full time)

Pattern of the programme


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Eligibility for Admission

  • Student must clear any one entrance test CLAT PG Examination, AILET PG Examination, CUET LL.M. Examination, MAH-CET OR SBEST LL.M. (Sri Balaji Entrance and Screening Test).

  • Be a Law graduate (B.A. LL.B., BBA. LL.B., LL.B.) from UGC- recognized university with a minimum of 50% of marks (Minimum 45% for SC/ST Candidates).

  • Students currently in the final year of their law graduation and confident of securing minimum of 50% aggregate marks (Minimum 45% for SC/ST Candidates) and also clearing one of the above mentioned entrance tests may also apply for the course.


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  • Eligible student can apply online. After scrutiny of the applications, eligible candidates will be informed the schedule of Brief Interactive Session & Personal Interview (PI).
  • Student must clear any one entrance test CLAT, MAH-CET OR SBEST LL.M. (Sri Balaji Entrance and Screening Test).
  • Personal Interview - Experts will interview and assess the candidates on various parameters including the suitability of the candidates for offered specializations.
  • Weightage - Marks obtained in graduation and qualifying exam will carry 50% weightage and Personal Interview will carry 50% weightage for preparation of final merit list for admission.
  • University reserves the right to make changes in this admission process as and when required.


LL.M. (First Year) 1st Instalment 2nd Instalment 3rd Instalment Total
Academic Fees Rs. 30,000 Rs. 30,000 Rs. 40,000 -
(Refundable Deposit) - Rs.10,000 - -
Total (First Year) Rs. 30,000
(Within a week from the date of result declaration)
Rs. 40,000
(At the time of commencement of course)
Rs. 40,000
(18 December 2024)
Rs. 1,10,000
Hostel Fees* (Optional) Rs. 91,500 - - -

Note : Uniform fee not included in the fees structure

Refund Rules

Sr. No. % of refund of fees * Point of time when notice of withdrawal of admission is received in the Schools of the University
1. 100%** 15 days or more before the formally-notified Commencement of Courses.
2. 90% Less than 15 days before the formally notified Commencement of Courses.
3. 80% 15 days or less after the formally- notified Commencement of Courses.
4. 50% 30 days or less, but more than 15 days, after formally-notified Commencement of Courses.
3. 00% More than 30 days after formally-notified Commencement of Courses.

*Caution money or security deposit, which are not part of the fees chargeable, shall be refunded in full.

** In case of (1) in the table above, the entire fee after the deduction of the processing fee of not more than Rs. 1000/- shall be refunded to the student by the University/concerned Institution.

Education Loan

All Law programs run under the aegis of the Sri Balaji University are specially approved for education loan from AVANSE, AXIS BANK, HDFC Credila, Bank of Baroda, CREDENC, Punjab National Bank, IDFC FIRST Bank & Propelld. Sri Balaji University, Pune has signed MoUs with these banks. An education loan can be availed from any of the mentioned banks/NBFCs. However, students have the liberty to approach any other bank as per their convenience.


Important Dates

Last Date To Apply 08th July, 2024
Commencement Of Classes Second Week Of August

Important Contacts

Call : 9226561595