Bar Council of India: One year LLM Course to be abolished in India2 min read

BY- Ayush Pratap Singh The new Bar Council of India Legal Education Rules of the year 2020 sought to abolish the one year Master Degree in Law in Country India. The Degree of aster Program in Law field for a one-time duration which was introduced in the year 2013 by the University Grants Commission shall remain operative and valid too until there is an academic session according to which the regulations are notified and implementation is there but not thereafter t any University throughout the country, the new order states. These rules shall come into force from the date when it was notified by the Bar Council of India.

These new rules states facilitate that the post-graduate course in Law field is leading to a Master’s degree, and the LLM Course has to be of four semesters. Further, this Course is being restricted to only graduates in this field.

The Bar Council of India

The bar council of India may conduct it annually the postgraduate which is a common graduate entrance test in the Law Field for the admission in the Master Degree Course in Law in all present system that is being followed by respective Universities shall be followed. Once the BCI introduces PGCTEL it shall be mandatory to admit the students from the merit list of the Test as read by the rule.

These rules state that introducing and running the Course of PGL is the direct responsibility of the University which cannot be sourced out to any affiliating institutions:

  • A pass in three year LLB or the five years is the level qualification securing a percentage of scores as notified by the Entrance Examination testing body.
  • No university shall admit or submit any Master’s degree in Law to any individual who has not obtained the required qualifications.
  • A Master’s degree in any of the specialized branch of Law that is offered in the Open System to any graduate. For example, Human rights, etc.
  • LLM degree obtained from the University of Foreign which is being prosecuted without the LLB degree shall not be equivalent to Indian degree LLM.

These are some of the rules which are necessary for the Course of Law field.

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