The university is located at Sonipat in the state of Haryana which is located in the northern part of India. Sonipat falls under the National Capital Region and is situated approximately 50 kms away from New Delhi, the capital of India.
Applicants to the LL.M. programme at JGLS must have a Bachelor’s degree in Law from any university in India or abroad that is duly recognised under the law and by the regulatory authorities. Students graduating in 2020 can apply, however they should submit their final certificate/mark sheet at the time of admission. National and international students can apply alike. If you are an international student, please also refer to FAQs 22 to 23 as these would be of particular relevance to you.
Absolutely not, we at Jindal Global Law School assure the applicants that there would be no effect on our admission process. All the interested applicants can proceed with their application and the offer would be communicated soon
Yes, all the applicants applying for the LL.M. programme has to participate in the interview process.
The required documents are:
Yes, interested candidates have to appear for any of the one qualifying exam as mandated by the Bar Council of India. We accept LSAT-INDIA, CLAT PG and DU LL.M. and performance in the same will carry 70% weightage towards the final result. The remaining 30% is determined on the basis of Statement of Purpose, Curriculum Vitae and Telephonic Interview.
The different specializations being offered are in Corporate and Financial Law and Policy, International Trade and Investment Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law, Competition Law, Taxation Law and General Legal Studies.
Indicative list of core/ foundational courses are: Legal Research and Legal Writing, Law and Justice in Globalizing World, Comparative Public Law and Systems of Governance and Graduate Academic Writing Seminar. There are more than 100 electives offered in the specialized field of Human Rights, Competition Law, Mergers & Acquisitions: Law, Concepts and Transactional Drafting, Advanced Corporate Law and Governance, Dispute Settlement in Trade and Investment, Indirect Taxes and GST International Taxation, International Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Law and Country Specific Taxation Laws.
The academic year begins on August 1 and consists of two Semesters of 19 weeks each, including 15 lecture weeks, make-up week, reading and revision week and examination weeks. The first semester runs from August to December and the second semester runs from January to May.
The programme has a total of minimum 28 credits with the following components: three core/foundational mandatory courses (3 and 2 credits each), five optional courses (4, 3 and 2 credits each) and dissertation on a topic approved by the academic supervisor (3 credits).
The faculty on the LL.M. Programme come from some of the best institutions in the world, and also have come with a strong research orientation and are leading academicians with expertise in the fields of Legal Theories, Constitutional, International, Human Rights, Corporate, Intellectual Property, Trade and Taxation Laws. The university has a number of research centers on cutting edge issues of law and related aspects, and faculty members have academic freedom to carry out their research engagements. There is a very vibrant research and teaching culture imbibed in the atmosphere of JGLS. Students of the LL.M. Programme will not only have the benefit of being taught by leading academicians but also of participating in a number of seminars and conferences attended by prominent experts.
The composition of the class is diverse and in the past we have had students who have practicing lawyers, diplomats, law teachers and legal advisors. The students come from all over the country and world. The present LL.M. class has representation from Afganishtan, China and Mozambique.
The Tuition fee is Rs.3,00,000 and the residence hall, dining and laundry fee is Rs.2,40,000. Please note that the figures are subject to an annual revision.
Yes, there are merit based scholarships based on the LSAT score being offered to candidates. To name a few – O.P. Jindal Outstanding Merit Scholarships, Naveen Jindal Young Global Scholarships and Shallu Jindal Outstanding Women Scholarships.
LL.M. students will have the opportunity to engage and interact with scholars and research institutions around the world to hone their research skills. To name a few research centers at JGLS that are relevant to the LL.M. programme are – Jindal Global Law School Centre for Global Corporate and Financial Law and Policy Centre for International Trade and Economic Law Centre for Intellectual Property & Technology Law and there are more than 25+ research centers currently at JGU.
Yes, the university has tie-ups with banks like HDFC Bank, Credila, Axis Bank and Punjab National Bank (PNB) to facilitate education loans to students who are admitted at JGU.
Yes, there is accommodation facility which is provided to the LLM students.
Yes. Students have been nominated on the basis of merit to pursue postgraduate exchange programme across various law schools.
We believe that the aim of postgraduate studies is to empower students by enabling them to gather in-depth knowledge in their desired fields of study. The university has established a Career Development and Placement Division (CDPD) which aims to facilitate rewarding national and international internships and placements. For all internships and placements, in keeping with the requirements and conditions of the firms and organizations, final decision to select students remains with those organizations. The university cannot assure students about placement prospects.
LL.M. students from the previous batches have been placed with Ernst & Young, TATA Sons, HDFC Bank, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. Mumbai, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, New Delhi, Lex-Pro, New Delhi, Aviva Life Insurance Co. New Delhi, Offices of Anil Dewan, New Delhi, National Law University, Jodhpur and Jindal Steel and Power Limited.
Yes, LL.M. students are highly recommended to take non-credit classes in foreign languages. Jindal School of International Affairs set up the Taiwan Education Centre under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, Government of Taiwan to promote learning Mandarin Chinese language and culture among Indian students in higher education.
The university has a number of facilities for students including a Wi-Fi enabled campus, floodlit tennis and basketball court, in house laundry and library providing access to a number of books, law journals and e-resources. The university also has a permanent health center which has all essential equipment installed and 24-hour assistance available with a consultant, a permanent physician/doctor, nurse and office boy. The university also has a student counselling center.
Yes, the university ensures round the clock security to ensure safety of all students while residing on campus.
An international student would require to obtain a visa for pursuing the programme. Please note that the issuance of the visa is at the discretion of the Indian embassy and the university has no role to play in the process. Once a student has secured admission, he or she must complete the process and documentation at his or her end bearing in mind the timelines involved.
The university has an exclusive International Office to address concerns of international students. The Office assists students with getting the registration with the Foreigner Regional Registration Office upon arrival into India. Upon special request the students may also be picked up from the airport. Please note that the university hosts a number of activities to ensure that international students are integrated with the general student body. For example, the university celebrates the national day of the different countries from which the students hail
Yes, the university has set up a Global Languages Center where students can hone their English and Hindi language skills.
Sonipat experiences a hot summer and a cold winter and broadly dry weather throughout the year. The weather becomes milder during the monsoon period (July to September). The post-monsoon months of October and November constitute a transition period prior to the onset of winter. The winter starts in December with the coldest month being January.