LLM Course Details

Degree Masters
Full Form Master of Laws / Legum Magister
Duration Course Duration of Master of Laws [LLM] is 2 Years.
Age No age limit
Minimum Percentage 55%
Subjects Required Subjects corresponding to post-graduate.
Average Fees Incurred INR 11,000 - 1.4 L per annum
Similar Options of Study LLB, BA LLB, B.Com LLB, BBA LLB, B.Sc LLB
Average Salary Offered INR 5.56 L per annum
Employment Roles Advocate, Corporate Legal Manager, Corporate Lawyer, Legal Manager, Legal Assistant, Immigration Consultant, Human Rights Lawyer, RTI Activist, HR Manager etc.
Placement Opportunities ICICI Bank, LexisNexis, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Kla-Tencor Corporation, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. etc. Private practice has a wide range of opportunities.

About Master of Laws [LLM]:

  • LLM full form, Master of Legislative Law is postgraduate Law course. The law is a rule or body of rules of conduct established and regulated by an authority. 

  • The LLM duration is a two years or one year course and the degree is divided mostly into two or four semesters depending upon the Institute.

  • This was one of the recommendations made by the HRD Ministry’s Round Table on Legal Education. The maximum LLM duration to complete the course may vary with the LLM syllabus offered by the college, as per Banaras Hindu University the course should be completed in maximum four years duration.  

  • The course structure is based upon various specializations. LLM Correspondence course or LLM course through Distance Education is also offered by various Institutes, for example – Dr. Ambedkar Law College.

  • Law degrees in India are granted and conferred in terms of the Advocates Act, 1961, which is a law passed by the Parliament both on the aspect of legal education and also regulation of the conduct of the legal profession.

  • Under the Act, the Bar Council of India is the supreme regulatory body to regulate the legal profession in India and also to ensure the compliance of the laws and maintenance of professional standards by the legal profession in the country.

  • As such the Bar Council of India prescribes the minimum curriculum required to be taught in order for an institution to be eligible for the grant of a law degree.

  • The Bar Council also carries on a period supervision of the institutions conferring the degree and evaluates their teaching methodology and LLM subjects and having determined that the institution meets the required standards, recognizes the institution and the degree conferred by it.

  • It consults the LLM universities in India and the State Bar Councils in this regard.

  • The universities that offer the course: 

    • University of Mumbai, Mumbai, 

    • National Law School of India University - NLSIU Bangalore

    • Uttaranchal University, Dehradun etc stand among the top LLM colleges in India.

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What is Master of Laws [LLM]?

What is Master of Laws [L.L.M]?

  • Law is one of the imperial and profound profession since Independence in terms of its career opportunities and in terms of political dominance

  • LLM duration is two years, which is specifically meant for the individuals who aspire, want to inspire, and not to be law follower but a lawmaker.

  • Comparative Jurisprudence, Public International Law, and others are some of the topics which are related to the LLM syllabus & subjects.

  • Working with the top Law firms like Khaitan & Co. and Malhotra Law firm post LLM course are some of the bright job opportunities one can aspire to hold.    

  • The LLM eligibility criteria for getting admission to the course by the candidate is to have a minimum of 55% in under-graduation.

Why choose Master of Laws [LLM]?

Why choose Master of Laws [L.L.M]?

  • Master of Law enables a candidate to gain specialized knowledge through research in a particular area of Law.

  • An LLM degree enhances one's repute as the course signifies advanced, specialized legal training and it also signifies that a person is qualified to work in a multinational legal environment.

  • Lawyers can find employment opportunities in both public and private sector organisations. Most Lawyers prefer to become an advocate and practice law as a profession.

  • Working with some top-notch law firms in India in accordance with the specialization an individual adapt are some LLM jobs available for the graduates after the completion of the course.

Top Colleges for Master of Laws [LLM]:


Name of the College


University of Mumbai, Mumbai


The University of Delhi - DU, Delhi


National Law School of India University - NLSIU Bangalore, Bangalore


Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi


Uttaranchal University, Dehradun


Faculty of Law


Indian Law Institute


Amity Law School


National Law University

 Eligibility Criteria for Master of Laws [LLM]:

 Eligibility criteria for Master of Law [L.L.M]:

  • The LLM course can be pursued only by those, who have successfully completed their under graduation in law i.e. LLB/B.L. Degree/5 Year LLB. Degree Course under 10+2+5 pattern or an equivalent Degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in the aggregate (50% in case of reserved Categories, i.e., S.C./S.T./Persons with Disability) as per the LLM eligibility criteria.

  • Percentage and other criteria are mostly the same but may vary as per an institution’s policy.

  • There is no restriction on the age for admission to most of the Master degree Law Courses offered through the mode of distance learning. In fact, a candidate with a graduate degree from any recognized university is eligible to earn LLM course through Distance Learning.

  • Even candidates studying any other course through regular classroom module can opt for these Law courses.

  • The LLM course admission procedure and mode of selection of various Law Schools may differ but the screening is based on the merit of the candidate. The intake for the LLM Degree Program varies depending upon the institute.

  • Certain seats are allocated to Foreign Nationals. As per NALSAR, Foreign Nationals are exempted from taking the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

  • The admission shall be made on the basis of the academic record of B.L./LL.B. or equivalent Degree recognized by U.G.C./Association of Indian Universities with not less than 55% marks or equivalent grade and Copy of the Student Visa endorsement on the Passport.

Admission Procedure for Master of Laws [LLM]:

Admission Procedure for Master of Law [L.L.M]:

  • Generally, universities offering LL.M. course conduct an Entrance Test for admission to the program.

  • The application forms for this course are available in the month of May every year.

  • The aspirant can download the application form after visiting the website of the college.

  • Every university will have its individual date of release of the application form in their authorized website.

  • The aspirants should fill up the application form before the deadline and submit to the authorized person/administration.  

Entrance Exams for Master of Laws [LLM]:

Here is a list of the known Entrance Exams applicable for admission to LLM course:

  • CLAT - Common Law Admission Test is an All India Entrance Examination conducted by 11 National Law Universities for admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs (LL.B & LL.M).

  • LSAT - Admission to Jindal Global Law School is done through the LSAT examination conducted by Law School Admission Council, USA conducted by Pearson VUE, through its affiliate in India.

However, note that the National Law University, Delhi and National Law University, Orissa and the other private autonomous law schools conduct their own admission tests. 

Entrance exam Pattern for Master of Laws [LLM]:

  • The entrance test paper contains around 150 questions which can be both objective and subjective in nature. The duration of the exam is 2 hours which also includes negative marking for objective type questions. The marks deducted are usually 1/4th of the marks allocated to the question.

  • The marking scheme is not fixed for all the universities, it may vary accordingly.

  • The long essay type generally contains 4 questions with 25 marks each.

  • The syllabus for LL.M. entrance exam generally covers the following topics:

    • Jurisprudence

    • Constitutional Law

    • Legal Awareness

    • Current Affairs

    • Legal Aptitude

Entrance Exams For Master of Laws [LLM]

See Various Master of Laws [LLM] Colleges in India

Fee Structure of Master of Laws [LLM] in India

(In Lakhs)

Fee Structure by State for Master of Laws [LLM]

All Over India

Public Colleges
₹ 17,100 (Minimum Fee) (Maximum Fee) ₹ 1.95 Lakh
₹ 1.06 Lakh (Average Fee)
Private Colleges
₹ 12,000 (Minimum Fee) (Maximum Fee) ₹ 14 Lakh
₹ 80,000 (Average Fee)

Andhra Pradesh

Public Colleges
₹ 12,000 ₹ 23,590
₹ 15,810
Private Colleges
₹ 12,000 ₹ 60,000
₹ 16,500


Public Colleges
₹ 20,820 ₹ 2.91 Lakh
₹ 94,500


Public Colleges
₹ 15,000 ₹ 1.51 Lakh
₹ 30,000
Private Colleges
₹ 14,200 ₹ 50,000
₹ 42,000


Public Colleges
₹ 4,380 ₹ 16,000
₹ 11,800
Private Colleges
₹ 62,000 ₹ 80,000
₹ 80,000


Public Colleges
₹ 10,024 ₹ 22,560
₹ 14,000
Private Colleges
₹ 39,560 ₹ 4 Lakh
₹ 1.75 Lakh

Himachal Pradesh

Private Colleges
₹ 91,000 ₹ 1.40 Lakh
₹ 1.28 Lakh


Public Colleges
₹ 9,460 ₹ 1.40 Lakh
₹ 15,575
Private Colleges
₹ 16,000 ₹ 1.75 Lakh
₹ 1.13 Lakh


Public Colleges
₹ 11,990 ₹ 1.61 Lakh
₹ 29,200

Madhya Pradesh

Public Colleges
₹ 13,900 ₹ 75,860
₹ 36,000
Private Colleges
₹ 50,000 ₹ 1 Lakh
₹ 60,000


Private Colleges
₹ 13,721 ₹ 14 Lakh
₹ 80,000


Public Colleges
₹ 9,244 ₹ 46,800
₹ 24,690


Public Colleges
₹ 39,560 ₹ 95,000
₹ 50,240
Private Colleges
₹ 21,334 ₹ 2.06 Lakh
₹ 1.25 Lakh


Public Colleges
₹ 6,570 ₹ 1.70 Lakh
₹ 75,000
Private Colleges
₹ 13,200 ₹ 96,000
₹ 72,000

Tamil Nadu

Public Colleges
₹ 4,746 ₹ 70,200
₹ 70,200

Uttar Pradesh

Public Colleges
₹ 2,000 ₹ 80,000
₹ 13,300
Private Colleges
₹ 15,000 ₹ 3 Lakh
₹ 1.10 Lakh


Public Colleges
₹ 32,650 ₹ 1.34 Lakh
₹ 53,996
Private Colleges
₹ 32,800 ₹ 1.80 Lakh
₹ 98,500

West Bengal

Public Colleges
₹ 1,670 ₹ 1.75 Lakh
₹ 90,000

Master of Laws [LLM] Reviews

Master of Laws [L.L.M.], batch of 2014
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Course LLM Time duration 2 year (full time). Eligibility:- Law graduate from any recognized university

Admission Every year in July.

they will conduct all India test PGAT for admission. The student has to give the test for admission.

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Master of Laws [L.L.M.], batch of 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The candidate must clear the CLAT/AMU BA LLB exam and must have passed the 12th from a recognized institute. I ranked 69 in CLAT.

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Master of Laws [L.L.M.], batch of 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • CLAT examination score is taken into consideration for admission at Hidayatullah National Law University
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