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DU - LL.M. Programme

University of Delhi offers a two year LL.M. course which consists of four terms. It also has a three-year LL.M. course which consists of six terms. Both the courses have two terms in one year respectively. The university has designed a two-year LL.M. course with the intention of providing education to those who are not doing service in trade, business, profession, or any kind of service for that matter. On the other hand, LL.M a three-year course is open to all as anyone can take admission to it.

Candidates who wish to apply for a two-year course need to submit an affidavit in prescribed form. This form must be submitted before he/she is allowed to take admission to the course. Candidates who have taken admission to LL.M. need to attend the classes at Faculty of Law, Chhatra Marg (North Campus), University of Delhi, Delhi - 110 007.

Scheme of Grading

  • 75 % and above - Distinction
  • 60 % and above - I Division
  • 50 % and above - II Division
  • 50 % - Pass Division

Eligibility Criteria for LL.M

Candidates who wish to take admission to above said courses need to appear for an entrance exam which is conducted by faculty of law, University of Delhi. Candidates who fulfill the educational requirement as mentioned below are eligible to appear for LL.M entrance exam and will be admitted to it.

Candidates must have a three-year/five-year LL.B. Degree from the University of Delhi or any Indian/foreign university which is recognized as equivalent by the University of Delhi with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate or equivalent.

Candidates who fall under reserved category such as ST/SC/CW and possess a three-year/five-year LL.B. Degree from the University of Delhi or equivalent from Indian/foreign University with at least 45 % marks in aggregate.

There is relaxation up to 5% marks in the minimum eligibility which is prescribed for general candidates shall be allowed to those candidates who come under Physically Handicapped Category, however, on the recommendation of Medical Authority.

Candidate who are appearing for LL.B. Degree exam or awaiting the results of any such exam are also eligible to take the LL.M. Entrance Exam. However, their admission will be provisional and subject to producing the required documents which are mentioned in the prospectus at the time of interview.

Candidates who have completed LL.B. a five-year degree course should not be more than 22 years of age.

Candidates who have completed LL.B a three-year course should not be more than 23 years of age.


There is reservation for above mentioned course. The break up for reservation is given as follows.

  • Scheduled Caste - 15 %
  • Scheduled Tribe - 7.5%

The above reservation is to be inter-changed in case of non-availability of any of these category candidates.

There is 5 % seats are reserved for CW category candidates. CW stands for children/widow/wives of officers and men of armed force.

Candidates who fall under Physically Handicapped Category will get 3 % reservation of total seats.

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