Gujarat National Law University
{Accredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC}...Leader in Legal Education, Research and Professional Training
Post Graduate Programme - One year LL. M.

Eligibility for Admission for PG Programme

  • LL.B. degree/equivalent degree in law from a recognized University, with not less than 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST students)
  • Candidate appearing in the qualifying examination can appear provisionally, subject to the production of necessary qualification papers before or at the time of admission.

Course Structure for PG Programme

Student can choose any of the following groups for specialization in addition to compulsory subjects.

Semester 1

  • Comparative Public Law / Systems of Governance
  • Research Methods and Legal Writing
  • Law and Justice in a Globalizing World

Group I - Corporate and Business Law

  • Corporate Law
  • Law of Banking and Insurance

Group II - International Comparative Law

  • Public International Law
  • International Economic Laws

Group III - Intellectual Property Laws

  • Introduction to Laws of IPR & International Intellectual Property Organizations
  • Law of Patent

Group IV- Constitutional and Administrative Law

  • Fundamental Rights and Social Justice
  • Media and Telecommunication Laws

Semester 2

Group I - Corporate and Business Law

  • Securities Law
  • Investment Law
  • Competition Law
  • Advanced Contracts (Evolving Jurisprudence in Contract Law)

Group II - International Comparative Law

  • Private International Law/Conflict of Laws
  • Air and Space Law
  • Laws of International Organizations
  • International Humanitarian Law

Group III - Intellectual Property Laws

  • Transfer of Technology and IPR Litigation
  • Law of Copyright
  • Law relating to Trademark and Geographical Indication
  • Law of Biotechnology and Challenges of Traditional Knowledge

Group IV- Constitutional and Administrative Law

  • Constitutional Bodies
  • Centre State Relations and Local Self Government
  • Administrative Law
  • Principles of Transparency and Accountability Regulatory Framework
  • Minimum 10 Seats will be reserved under each specialization-option and the remaining 20 seats will be filled up based on the choice of stream-option by the candidates. There will be no upper limit on the intake of candidates under a specialization-option subject to the condition that the overall intake is not exceeding 60. If any course is not offered due to lack of adequate number of students, students of the same course will be transferred to other courses on the basis of available seats as per the guidelines of the Academic Council.

Intake and Reservations for PG Programme

  All India Others Supernumerary Seats
Course UR SC ST NRI FN Total Jammu & Kashmir (JK) Residents North East (NE)India**
PG 38 09 05 06 02 60* 01 02
  • *The percentage of horizontal reservation is applicable to the following categories from the total number of seats available after deducting the number of seats under the NRI/NRI Sponsored and Foreign National categories: Female {30% Seats horizontally reserved}, Specially Abled Persons category {3% Seats horizontally reserved}, Gujarat Domicile {25% Seats horizontally reserved}.
  • ** North East (NE) India comprises of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
  • UR = Unreserved, SC = Schedule Caste, ST = Schedule Tribe, NRI = Non Residential Indian, FN = Foreign National
  • Information for admission to the NRI/FN/JK/NE categories will be published on GNLU website only.
  • For Jammu & Kashmir (JK) residents there are 1 supernumerary seats in the PG programme and for the candidates from North East (NE) India (comprises of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura) there are 2 seats in PG programme in addition to intake of 60 seats for PG Programme.
  • NRI category seats are available to NRI candidates or Indian nationals sponsored by NRI as per Court Guidelines. CLAT merit will be used for the admission to NRI quota. Candidates are also required to fill separate form with GNLU and admission will be according to the CLAT ranking.
  • Foreign National category seats are available to Foreign Nationals only i.e. candidates with foreign citizenship. Candidates seeking admission under the Foreign National category are not required to appear in the CLAT and shall apply directly to the GNLU for consideration of their candidature.
  • No transfer of candidates once admitted under NRI and Foreign National category to any another category is permitted. Unfilled seats of any category, if any, shall be filled, as per the GNLU Executive Council decision.

Fee Structure for PG Programme

Type of Fees PG
One Time  
Admission Fee 2000
General Security Deposit
(Library, Hostel, Mess etc)
Total (One time) 17000
Per Annum  
Tuition Fee – General/SC/ST/PC (PWD) 55000
Tuition Fee – NRI & Foreign National* 3,000 USD
Infrastructure Maintenance Fee 15000
Examination Fee 5000
Academic facility Fee
(Library, Computer, Internet, Moot Court, training, etc.)
Hall of residence, canteen and other related Fees** (facility provided only from July-Oct. & Jan.-April, rooms are provided on twin sharing basis) 59000
Extra-Curricular, Adventure, Sports and Gymnasium, social and cultural activities, welfare, fees 3000
Total for first year Unreserved/SC/ST/PC (PWD) Rs. 1,64,000/-
NRI & Foreign National Rs. 1,09,000/- + 3,000 USD
  • * Rs. 1,64,000 can be paid in INR and deducted from USD 3,000 for Post-Graduate Programme. All fees and payable amounts shall be paid in accordance with the Reserve Bank of India/Government of India guidelines.
  • ** NRI & Foreign National category student's needs to pay 500 USD - PG Programme as one time Development Charges.
  • Note: The above fee structure is only for the Academic year 2016-17 and is subject to revision from time to time by the University authorities.
  • All queries and information (including expression of interests, etc.) shall be sent in WRITING to the only and the same will only be admitted for all official purposes.
  • Disclaimer: GNLU reserves the right to make any changes at any time which is in the best interest of GNLU academics and students.
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Gold Medal (Postgraduate)

  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.B. Mehta Gold Medal- for Best Outstanding LL.M. Student: Instituted by M/s. Gotama Charities, the medal is to be awarded to the student of postgraduate degree on the maximum marks secured at the LL.M. Examination and taking into account other achievements such as publications & presentation of research papers in Seminar/Conferences, teaching assignments & field study, research, sports & extra curricular activities.
  • H. K. Acharya & Company Gold Medal- for Intellectual Property Law (Post Graduate): Instituted by M/s. H. K. Acharya & Company, the medal is to be awarded to the student of postgraduate degree on the basis of the maximum marks obtained in all the subjects of Intellectual Property Law and considering other achievements such as publication & research paper presentations in Seminar/Conferences, teaching assignments & field study, sports & extracurricular activities, attendance and value based participation in other activities.

Last Updated: 22-06-2016.