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LLM Masters Degree Progamme To Be A 1-Year Course

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LLM Programme To Be A One-Year Course
The LLM (Masters Degree Programme in Law) will now be conducted as a one-year duration instead of two years. The UGC (University Grants Commission) has accepted in this regard. The aim behind the move is to stop best legal minds from going abroad to pursue similar programme in less time and retain the best talents in the field of Law.

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 committee has hereby endorsed the move and recently submitted its report to the UGC. The UGC had set up an expert committee under NR Madhava 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 HRD Ministry's round table on legal education in 2009. UGC acting chairman, Ved Prakash. Only India, Bangladesh and Pakisthan impart two-year LLM. The duration had let to students taking up masters programme in universities abroad.

About LLM Programme : LL.M. programs are usually only open to those students who have first obtained a degree in law. There are exceptions to this but an undergraduate degree or extensive experience in a related field is still required. Full-time LL.M. programs usually last one year and vary in their graduation requirements. Most programs require students to write a thesis. Some programs are research oriented with little classroom time (similar to a M.Phil.), while others require students to take a set number of classes (similar to a taught degree or M.Sc.).

LL.M. degrees are often earned by students wishing to develop more concentrated expertise in a particular area of law. Pursuing an LL.M. degree may also allow law students to build a professional network. Some associations provide LL.M. degree holders with structures designed to strengthen their connections among peers and to access a competitive business environment.

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