About Programme

The Bharata Mata School of Legal Studies (BSOLS) is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University.

Total intake for the LL.M. course is 30.

At present the BSOLS offers LL.M. Degree Course under two specialisations i.e., Commercial Law (maximum intake: 15 students) and Criminal Law (maximum intake 15 students).

The vibrant academic environment at BSOLS provides the post-graduate students of law an enriching learning experience. The dynamic learning environment encourages students to put the theories they have learned through hands on problem solving by using a wide range of scholarly and comparative perspectives. The teaching-learning process often moves beyond class room lectures and encompasses frequent interaction leading scholars from within and outside India, practitioners and experts working in policy domain. The academic activities are structured in such a way that an appropriate environment is created for students to hone their skills in presentation, research and writing. The dissertation in the final semester also helps the students to hone their scholarly skills which they can profitably use to launch academic careers.

Intake

Admission to 50% of the total seats will be based on the entrance examination conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Government of Kerala. The students who seek admission to merit seats have to apply for the entrance examination conducted by the CEE. These students will be allotted and admitted to the college after the centralised counselling conducted by CEE. 50% of the seats are filled by the Management.

Eligibility

Candidates who have passed the LL.B. examination (5 year / 3-year course) with a minimum of 50% marks from the universities in Kerala or other universities recognised by the universities in Kerala as equivalent thereto are eligible for admission to the LL.M. course. No rounding off of percentage of marks to the nearest higher integer is permitted.

Candidates appearing / appeared for the regular final year LL.B. examination can also apply for the entrance examination. Such candidates become eligible for admission only if they produce the Provisional / Degree Certificate of the qualifying examination and the mark lists of all parts of the qualifying examination at the time of Centralised Allotment Process.

There is no upper age limit for admission to the LL.M. course.

Duration of the programme

The 2 Year LL.M Degree course which leads to a Masters Degree in law involves a regular course of study for a minimum period of two academic years (four semesters). The study shall be by regular attendance. Lectures, discussions, seminars, home assignments, test papers and preparation of dissertation are integral components of the course.

The first semester will consist of 3 compulsory papers, teaching practice one project work. The second semester will consist of 4 papers of the concerned optional. The third semester will consist of 3 papers of the concerned optional and the fourth semester will consist of one paper of the concerned optional, dissertation and viva-voce.

The class timing will be from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MERIT ALLOTMENT FEE

First Year61,240
Second Year47,240

MANAGEMENT ALLOTMENT FEE

First Year71,240
Second Year57,240

Syllabus

I Semester

  • Legal education and research methodology

  • Judicial Process

  • Law and Social Transformation

  • Practical examination – I – Teaching practice (wholly internal)

  • Practical examination – II – Project (wholly internal)

II Semester

  • General Principles of Criminal Law

  • Criminal Justice Administration

  • Human Rights and Criminal Justice System

  • Juvenile Delinquency

III Semester

  • Juvenile Delinquency

  • Penology

  • Socio Economic Offences

IV Semester

  • Medical Jurisprudence and Forensic Science

  • Dissertation

  • Viva-Voce