- LL.M. (One Year) Degree shall be awarded to candidates on successful completion of two semester programme of study. The total intake of students in the course shall be 20.
- Medium of Instructions and Examinations of LL.M. (One Year) Degree programme shall be English.
- Admission, studies, examination, continuance from semester to semester, promotion and declaration of results for the LL.M. (One Year Degree) Course are given in the following ordinances.
- A candidate shall be eligible for appearing in the Post Graduate Entrance Test (PET) leading to admission to LL.M. (One Year) Degree Programme Semester I, if he or she has passed the following:
Admission to LL.M. One Year Degree Course
LL.B. or equivalent degree securing a minimum or 50 % marks in aggregate considering all the papers in Three Year: Five Year LL.B. Degree Course recognised by the Bar Council of India.
- The applicant should not be more than 35 years of age on July 1st of the year of seeking admission.
ADMISSION TO THE LL.M. ONE YEAR PROGRAMME
- Admission to all the LL.M. One Year programme in the Faculty of Law shall be made on merit in the PET (Post-graduate Entrance Test).
- The LL.M. One Year programmes shall have the status of regular and special courses of study, respectively. A candidate seeking admission shall be required to make separate application for consideration of admission in the said programme.
- There shall be an Admission Committee constituted under the provision of Ordinances and consisting of the Head of the Department and two senior members of the teaching staff of the department in station.
- Admission cannot be claimed by any candidate as a matter of right. The admission or re-admission of a candidate shall be entirely at the discretion of the Admission Committee, which may refuse or admit any student without assigning any reason therefor.
- On his/her selection for admission to LL.M. One Year Programme, the candidate shall, within the time fixed by the Dean, Faculty of Law deposit the tuition and other fees prescribed for the programme. If the candidate fails to deposit the fees within the stipulated time, his/her selection shall automatically stand cancelled. Such a candidate shall not be admitted to the programme unless a fresh order of selection or extension of date for payment of fees is issued by the Dean of the Law Faculty.
- There is no provision for re-admission in the 1st semester of LL.M. One Year Programme (except as stated in promotion rules).
- Applications of foreign nationals nominated by the Government of India under scholarship schemes and self-financing Foreign Nationals shall be entertained for the aforesaid programme.
- They shall not be subject to the Entrance Test provided they have passed the equivalent qualifying examination and satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements with relaxation in maximum age for admission.
- Reservation to the extent of 15% of the quota of seats in a subject, on supernumerary basis, for Foreign Nationals shall be made for admission to each of the various aforementioned core subjects available in the Faculty provided the applications are routed through the office of International Students Advisor, BHU.
- The International Students Advisor shall get examined the eligibility etc. of each applicant and shall issue the eligibility letter to the concerned foreign national, if found eligible. Further details of the process etc. shall be available from the office of the International Students Advisor, BHU, Varanasi, India.
RESERVATION AND WEIGHTAGE
- 15% Seats shall be reserved for Scheduled Caste, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe and 27% for Other Backward Class candidates.
- Admission against SC/ST shall be made provided the candidate has passed the qualifying examination (with minimum 30% marks in aggregate for LL.B. programme) and appeared in the entrance test.
- The seats reserved for SC/ST/OBC candidates, if remains vacant,, shall be filled up as per the rules applicable.
- 15% supernumerary seats shall be reserved for the sons/ daughters of permanent employees (including those on probation) of the University currently in service or were in service during the academic session immediately preceding the one (session) for which the Entrance Test is held, provided the candidate fulfils the minimum eligibility requirements and qualifies in the PET. BHU employees’ sons/daughter’s category applicants shall be required to submit the certificate of the employee ward only in the prescribed format duly signed and issued by the Dy. Registrar (Administration) if called for admission.
- Admission against OBC seats shall be made provided the candidate has passed the qualifying examination with prescribed percentage of marks (for OBC candidates a relaxation of 5% marks in aggregate is provided in comparison to the requirement of minimum eligibility prescribed for General candidates (and appeared in the Entrance Test.
- 10% supernumerary seats shall be reserved for the sons/ daughters of permanent employees (including those on probation) of the University currently in service or were in service during the academic session immediately preceding the one (session) for which the Entrance Test is held, provided the candidate fulfils the minimum eligibility requirements and qualifies in the PET. BHU employees’ sons/daughter’s category applicants shall be required to submit the certificate of the employee ward only in the prescribed format duly signed and issued by the Dy. Registrar (Administration) if called for admission.
- 3% seats, on horizontal reservation basis, shall be reserved for PC (Physically Challenged) candidates (visually impaired 1% + hearing impaired 1% + orthopedically handicapped 1%) provided they fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements and qualify in the UET/PET. They shall have to submit a PC certificate issued by the District CMO at the time of submitting the application. Candidates who claim for PC category shall be considered under this category on an approval from the University Medical Board only at the time of admission.
OTHER CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSIONS:
The minimum eligibility conditions for admission to LL.M. One Year Degree programmes has been described in Section 3 above. In addition, following documents would also be required:
- Candidates selected for admission to the concerned PG programme of study shall submit the following certificates:
- Transfer Certificate/Migration certificate from the University/ Institute last attended indicating that he/she has passed qualifying examination from another University;
- Certificate of character from the Principal of the College last attended.
- If the Head of the Department concerned is satisfied that there are genuine difficulties in the production of the above certificates he/she shall, at the request of the candidate, give him/her time to submit the above certificates within the period prescribed by the University. In case he/she is unable to do so, his/her admission shall be cancelled.
- A student is required to have full, i.e., 100%, attendance and condonation upto 30% can be considered for specific cogent reasons. Out of this 30%, only 10% condonation will be permitted without taking any application from the student. Rest 20% condonation may be given by the Dean. Further, a student shall be deemed to have minimum percentage of attendance only if, apart from the above, he/she has attended at least 50% of the classes in each subject also. The cogent reasons for condonation are given below.
- Participation in NCC/NSC/NSS Camps duly supported by certificate.
- Participation in University or College Team Games or Interstate or Inter-University tournaments, duly supported by certificate from the Secretary of the University Sports Board or President of the College Athletic Association concerned.
- Participation in Educational Excursions, which form a part of teaching in any subject conducted on working days duly certified by the Dean.
- University Deputation for Youth Festival duly certified by the Dean.
- Prolonged illness duly certified by the Medical Officer or the Superintendent, S.S. Hospital, Banaras Hindu University or any other Registered Medical Practitioner, provided such certificate is submitted to the Dean, Faculty of Law in time.
- No relaxation beyond 30% shall be considered in any case.
- The attendance of a newly admitted candidate shall be counted from the date of his/her admission, or date of beginning of classes which ever is later, while in the case of promoted candidates, attendance shall be counted from the date on which respective class begins. However in case of promotion after declaration of results of supplementary examination (if any), the attendance will be counted from the date of admission in the respective case.
- There shall be an Attendance Monitoring Committee in the Faculty under the Chairmanship of the Dean.
SCALE OF TUITION AND OTHER FEES
The students admitted to LLM One Year programme shall be required to pay a special course fee of Rs.60,000/- (sixty thousand only) payable in two instalments (July and January) besides the normal fees payable to the University. The hostel accommodation is not guaranteed but in case the student resides in hostel allotted to him as per rule, he shall have to pay hostel fees prescribed by the University.