Post Graduate

The Programme and Duration:
1. Master of Laws (L.L.M) Degree Programme is being offered by Centre for P.G. Studies & Research in Law at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Law College, Mangalore. The specialisation offered by the college is “Business and trade Law”.
2. LL.M Degree course shall be of Two years duration spread over foursemesters.
3. Each Year shall be divided into two Semesters
4. Each Semester shall consist of 18 weeks of teaching/research/practical.
5. The courses shall be as given in the Schedule appended. The syllabus for each of the course shall be as notified by the University from time to time.

Course Structure:
1. The LL.M Programme shall have 24 credits with three foundation/ Mandatory courses of 3 credits each (making a total of nine credits), six optional/specialization courses of 2 credits each(making a total of 12 credits) and a dissertation of 3 credits.
2. The allocation of courses over four semesters shall be as under.

I Semester:
i. Foundation Course I: Research Methods and Legal Writing
ii. Foundation Course II: Comparative Public Law
iii. Foundation Course III: Law and Justice in a globalizing World
iv. Specialisation course-I
v. Specialisation course-II

II Semester
i. Specialisation course-III
ii. Specialisation course-IV
iii. Specialisation course-V
iv. Specialisation course-VI
v. Dissertation

Corporate and Commercial Law – Specialisation Courses
i. Specialisation Course-I: Company Law
ii. Specialisation Course-II: Banking and Insurance Law
iii. Specialisation Course-III: Competition Law
iv. Specialisation Course-IV: Laws on Securities and Financial Markets
v. Specialisation Course-V: International Trade Law
vi. Specialisation Course-VI: Intellectual Property Law

Admission Procedure:
1. Admission to L.L.M Programme shall be through an All India Admission Test conducted by the Karnataka State Law University which shall be designed to test the aptitude for teaching/research, (ii) comprehension, (iii) basic legal knowledge and (iv) legal reasoning. The question paper shall contain objective type questions, short answer questions and one essay type question.
2. The admission test will be for 70% of total marks of the test and the remaining 30% will be distributed on the basis of work experience (moot courts, clinical experience, research projects undertaken, other simulation exercises), publications, and legal knowledge. This component shall be assessed through a viva-voce conducted by a committee under the chairpersonship of the Dean or heads of post graduate centers, and two experts nominated by the Vice Chancellor who shall be Professors in Law. In case of necessity an additional committee consisting of three experts may be constituted. A far as possible, viva-voce shall be conducted on the day or the following day of the admission test itself.
3. The question paper for the admission test shall be prepared by a committee consisting of a chairman and 4 other members nominated by the Vice Chancellor.
4. The committee shall prepare three sets of papers and submit the same to the Registrar (Evaluation) of the Karnataka State Law University.
5. The answer scripts shall be assessed by such of the experts as decided by the Vice Chancellor.
6. The admission test shall be conducted at the Karnataka State University main campus.
7. There shall be a common application for admission test. However, the applicant shall mention the order of preference of their choice of the Law School or P.G Departments for admission.
8. The Admission Test shall be of two and a half hours duration for 70 marks. It shall be conducted between 9-00 am and 11-30 am on the day notified by the University. The viva-voce shall be conducted for 30 marks on the same day from 12-00 noon onwards.
9. The final list of candidates eligible for admission shall be prepared by the Admission Committee consisting of the Dean, Director of Law School, Heads of P.G Departments, Director Students Welfare and Coordinator SC/ST Cell based on merit after consolidating the marks obtained in the admission test and viva-voce and following the prevailing rule of Karnataka Government relating to reservations within five days from the date of admission test.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission Test:
1. An applicant who has graduated in law from a University established by an Act of Parliament or by a State Legislature or an equivalent national institution recognized as a Deemed to be University recognized as equivalent to the status of an Indian University by the Equivalence Committee of Karnataka State Law University competent to declare equivalence, may apply for LL.M. Degree Course.
2. Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination shall not be below 45% of total marks in case of general category applicants and 40% of total marks in case of SC and ST applicants.

1. As the university directions, No School/College or P.G Department of studies in Law authorized to impart education in the LL.M. degree course shall admit more than 20 students in each Branch.
2. The University shall reserve the right to prescribe the number of Branches in each Law School/College or the Department of Studies in Law.

Tuition and other fees:
Candidate seeking admission to the LL.M. Degree Programme shall the tuition and other fees as prescribed by the University from time to time.