LL.M. – Constitutional Group – G (CBCS) [Self Finance]

LL.M. – Criminal Law Group – B (CBCS) [Self Finance]

 Anand College of Legal Studiesproposed a new course LL.M. Constitutional Law Group – G to create legislatures as well as professional enhancement of our students. It is important to learn for students who want to practice in High Court and in the Supreme Court of India. It will be benefited to the local students to make career in the Constitution Law. It is helpful in making the educated legislature in the state as well as Member of Parliament.

Our institute is going to introduce a new course LL.M Criminal Law Group – B to create professional enhancement. The subjects that will be taught under this group are important for being judge and other careers that the students want to perceive. Therefore, it is important because society will be benefited from the person who has studied the subject offered in criminology group of LL.M.

LLM is only meant for the Graduates in Law. The students who successfully completed their LLB course are eligible to apply for the course. The LL.M. program can be pursued only by the students who have successfully completed their under-graduation in law .i.e. LL.B/B.L. Degree/5 Year LL.B. Degree course under 10+2+5 from any recognized university with at least 55% marks in aggregate.



LL.M.-1: Eligibility

  • A candidate who has passed LL.B. Degree examination of the Sardar Patel University or an examination of other recognized University accepted by this University as equivalent thereto shall be eligible for admission in LL.M(CBCS).
  • A candidate who has passed LL.M. examination from any other University shall be eligible for admission only to the First semester of LL.M. Programme of this University as a fresh student. Grades/Credits/marks obtained in LL.M. outside Sardar Patel University will not be considered for award of LL.M. Degree.
  • A candidate who has obtained LL.M. degree of Sardar Patel University in one area of specialization will be eligible for admission in First semester of LL.M. with another area of specialization only as a fresh student. Grades/Marks/Credits obtained in LL.M. in previous area of specialization will not be considered or carried forward nor will any exemption in any paper be given.
  • The registration of the candidate in the LL.M. programme shall be normally for a period of Four years from the date of registration.
  • In case the student is unable to pass the LL.M. programme till the expiry of the registration will have to re-register in the LL.M. programme as a fresh student as per provision (1 & 4).
  • In a case a candidate who drops out of the programme voluntarily for any reason whatsoever and opts to join any other program by obtaining a Transfer and/or Migration Certificate, the registration of the candidate in the LL.M. programme shall stand automatically cancelled or if any student want to continue after taking migration within his four years of registration period can be admitted only if as per committee recommendation.

 LL.M.-2: Admission Procedure

The admission to the LL.M. programme shall be made following such procedure as may be prescribed by the Sardar Patel University and affiliated colleges from time to time. The General Rules and Instructions for PG admissions prescribed by the University shall be followed.

LL.M.-3: Reservation

The rules of reservation in LL.M. admissions as in force set by the Government of Gujarat, the University and any other competent authority shall be followed.

LL.M.-4: Conditions for eligibility to appear in End Semester External Examination

A candidate shall be eligible to appear in the End Semester External examination conducted by the University provided.

  • Attendance :

A candidate has secured not less than 70% attendance arrived at by taking into account total number of lectures engaged, in each and every paper of the semester.

Relaxation in the requirement for semester attendance will be allowed on account maternity or any other medical reason deemed sufficient by the Head/Principal/ Professor-in-charge of the institution. Appropriate medical certificate shall have to be submitted by the candidate within reasonable time frame. The candidate shall be eligible to appear in the End Semester Examination for the semester in which such relaxation is granted to the candidate.

  • Minimum Requisite Marks:

The candidate has secured minimum requisite marks for passing in the internal test, attendance, seminar, assignment and all other forms of continuous assessment.

O.LL.M.-5: Eligibility for award of LL.M. Degree

The course of LL.M. Degree shall be of two year duration comprising of four semesters. LL.M. degree shall be awarded to the candidate upon successful passing of all the four semesters before expiry of the period of LL.M. registration.


  1. LL.M.-1: Course Structure

 The LL.M. Programme shall be full-time post-graduate programme of two year duration comprising of four semesters. The medium of instruction shall be English. The student may however write their examination in Gujarati/Hindi as per the University provision.

  • The LL.M. Programme comprising of four semesters with Semester-I and Semester-II in the First Year of the Programme and Semester-III and Semester-IV in the second year of the Programme. The Semester-I and Semester-III (odd semesters) shall ordinarily be from July to November/December and the Semester-II and Semester-IV (Even semesters) from December to April/May.
  • The LL.M. programme shall consist of total 100 credits, divided equally into 25 credits per semester. Each semester shall be of at least 15 teaching weeks.
  • There will be different elective areas of specialization as per the syllabus of the respective group. The University, however, reserves the right to allot admissions to respective LL.M. (P.G.) Centres and colleges on the basis of adequacy of teaching and other requisite infrastructural facilities. The University reserves the right to offer new areas of specialization and/or withdraw the existing areas of specialization.

A candidate can decide on for any of the elective group specialization offered for admission. The admissions shall be merit-based and change of elective group specialization will not be allowed in the duration of the programme.

    • The LL.M. programme shall comprise of following types of papers/courses.
    • Core courses: Seven Core Compulsory papers will be common for all elective specialization groups.
    • Elective Course: Thirteen elective course papers for each of the specialization group.
    • Dissertation, Doctrinal Research, Non-Doctrinal Research, Clinical Research Report and Class-room Teaching shall be compulsory for all elective specialization groups in Semester-IV which shall consist of 25 credits in which there will be 9 credits for Dissertation, 4 credits each for Doctrinal Research, Non-Doctrinal Research, Clinical Research Report and Class-room Teaching.
  1. LL.M.-2: Passing and Carrying forward the Semesters

Rules for carrying the semesters are given below –

  • A candidate must have at 70% of attendance in the each semester of the LL.M. programme and shall have satisfactory performance in class participation, seminar, and assignment of each paper and must have appeared in the internal written test, to be Eligible for grant of the respective semester except Semester-IV in which there will be no internal test.
  • A candidate for Semester-I if granted as prescribed in (1) above shall be allowed to proceed to Semester-II.
  • A candidate shall be allowed to proceed in Semester-III only after fully passing both Semester-I and Semester-II.
  • A candidate shall be allowed to proceed to the semester-IV only after fully passing both Semester-I and Semester-II and his/her Semester-III has been duly granted.
  • The candidate shall be eligible for the award of LL.M. Degree after successfully passing all papers/courses of Semesters I, II, III & IV. The candidate will be allowed to appear in the respective End-Semester Examination during validity of his LL.M. registration.
  • There shall be no ATKT or provision for exemption in the LL.M. Programme.
  • A candidate who fails in a paper/course due to failure in obtaining minimum marks in the internal head of the paper/course, the marks obtained in attendance, class participation seminar, Assignment, Internal test shall be carried forward till date validity of the registration and the terms granted continue.
  • The University Rules with regard to gracing of marks shall be followed.
  1. M.-3 : Assessment and Examination

 Each paper/course will be assessed on basis of 100 marks. The marks will be divided into two heads internal assessment and external examination.

            Assessment System

Sr. No Type of Course Total marks Internal External(Uni. Exam)
1. Core (5 Credits each) 100 30 70
2. Elective (5 Credits each) 100 30 70
3. Dissertation (9 Credits) 200 200 Writtern+60 Viva Vocal

Project/Practical Work

Doctrinal Research (4 Credits)









Non-Doctrinal Research (4 Credits)
Clinical Research Report (4 Credits)
Class room Teaching (4 Credits)
  1. There shall be external examination (University examination) of each paper/course of 70 marks in every semester. For Dissertation, the assessment weightage shall be 200 marks for written thesis and 60 marks for Viva voce and for Practical/Project work namely Doctrinal Research, Non-Doctrinal Research, Clinical Research Report and Class room teaching, the weight age shall be total 240 marks of which 60 marks for each component of the Practical/Project Work.
  2. Each paper/course shall have internal assessment of 30 marks with weight age based on the following -Internal Assessment.

 Internal Written Test: 30 marks

Every student will be required to pass in the external examination and the internal assessment separately, securing minimum passing marks in each head of the paper/course, internal and external.

  • The minimum passing mark will be 28 marks out of 70 marks for the external examination and 12 marks out of 30 marks for the internal assessment. i.e. 40 marks in each paper/course and shall also secure at least 40% total aggregate marks in each Semester, to pass in the respective semester.

Further, for dissertation the minimum passing marks will be 40% and for Practical/Project work (doctrinal research, non-doctrinal research, clinical research report and class room teaching) the minimum passing mark will be 40% i.e. a candidate will have to secure at least 104 marks out of 260 in dissertation and 96 marks out of 240 in Practical/Project Work i.e. doctrinal research, non-doctrinal research, clinical research report and class room teaching.

A candidate who secures at least 40% marks in Dissertation and 40% marks in Practical/Project (doctrinal research, non-doctrinal research, clinical research report and class room teaching) these marks shall be carried forward till the expiry of the LL.M. registration. In case the candidate fails to secure 40% in the Dissertation and/or 40% marks in the Practical/Project Work, he/she shall have to submit the Dissertation and/or Practical Project Works, a fresh in the subsequent Academic Year during the validity of his/her registration, and his/her term granted have not lapsed.

  • Failure in internal assessment of any paper/course shall debar the student from appearing in the End-Semester University Examination of the respective semester. Examination forms if sent to the University shall be withdrawn in such cases.A candidate who has secured minimum passing marks in the internal component of any paper/course such internal marks shall be carried forward till the expiry of LL.M. registration of that candidate.
  • If a candidate fails to clear internal assessment of a paper/course in any semester, the candidate shall be allowed to clear the internal assessment of that particular paper/course in the respective semester of the subsequent academic year by payment of prescribed fees with University prior approval, upon such candidate’s written request.

Such candidate upon clearing the internal assessment he/she will be allowed to appear in the End-Semester Examination after payment of all examination fees/dues. For such candidates the current prevailing syllabus of each paper/course shall be applicable.

  • Each core and elective paper in a semester shall have 4 credits with 3 hours of class lectures and 1 hour of seminar/assignment/class participation per week. One credit will be equal to one contact hour per week.
  • The University grading system shall be uniformly applied as under for all specialization groups.
  • for Core and Elective Papers/Courses

Out of 70 marks (External examination) and out of 30 marks (Internal assessment)

  • for Dissertation

Out of 200 marks (Written dissertation)

Out of 60 (Viva)

Total 260 marks

  • Practical/Project Work: Out of 240 (doctrinal research, non-doctrinal research, clinical research report and class room teaching.

(10)The calculation of SGPA and CGPA shall be followed as per the University System

  • Odd Semester examinations will be held normally in November/December and Even semester examinations will be held in April/May.
  • A candidate who has secured 60% and above will be awarded first class.

A candidate who has secured 70% and above will be awarded First class with Distinction.

A candidate who has secured less than 60% will be placed in Second class.

Class will be awarded on basis of CGPA only.

Class will be awarded to only those students who have passed all the papers of each semester in their first attempt.

Students who have passed with more than one attempt in any semester will be declared to have passed their examination in pass class only.

Candidates who have secured less than 40% aggregate marks will be declared Fail.

  1. LL.M.-4: Syllabus Revision
    • Syllabus of every paper/course shall be generally revised every three years. For example, syllabus applied in 2016 will be normally revised in 2019.
    • Revised syllabus of each semester shall be implemented in chronological manner.
    • In a paper/course where units/topics/subject relate to government provisions, regulations legislations, enactments etc., such changes in the syllabi will be accommodated automatically, with information through University by requisite resolutions of the University’s academic bodies, to the respective P.G. Centers of the affiliated Colleges.
    • All requisite formalities for revision in the syllabi shall be completed before the end of the 2nd/4th semester, for implementation in the subsequent academic year.
    • For revision of syllabus in every paper/course, up to 25% of revision may be ordinarily made so as to ensure that the students who have studied the old syllabus can also appear for examination in the revised syllabus in which ordinarily 75% of the old syllabus is retained.
    • In case the syllabus of any paper/course is carried forward without any change, it shall be included in the revised syllabus.
    • Areas of new, additional and of contemporary relevance and courses of elective optional groups of specialization may be introduced on basis of requisite resolutions by the University’s competent academic bodies.
  2. M.-5 : Format of Question Paper

Each question paper of 70 marks of External (University) Examination will be 3 hours duration and will comprise generally of five questions, each question will be ordinarily of 14 marks. The questions normally will be in nature of analytical elaborate long questions and short questions.

Each question paper of Internal assessment of 30 marks will be of one hours and thirty minutes duration and will generally comprise of 2 questions (15 marks each) and the questions will ordinarily be of the same nature as External (University) examination.

  1. LL.M.-6: Dissertation and Practical/Project Work

The dissertation topic and the topics for the Doctrinal Research and the Non-Doctrinal Research shall be approved by concerned college Committee (of at least 3 members) of the  post-graduate teachers (2) and Professor-in-Charge(1) of the affiliated Colleges. The student shall submit for approval the topics on which he proposes to work to the Professor-in-Charge of the respective affiliated colleges, not later than 20th November of the respective academic year. Such proposals shall be approved by the Committee formed and the approval shall normally be communicated to the students by the 30th of November of the respective academic year.

In case the topic/s proposed by the student is/are not approved, he/she may propose other topics.

A student desiring to appear at the LL.M. Semester-IV Examination shall have to submit his/her dissertation and Practical/Project Work (doctrinal research, non-doctrinal research and clinical research report) not later than 31st March of the respective academic year. Three copies of dissertation shall be submitted in type written or printed format along with one copy each of the practical/project work namely doctrinal research, non-doctrinal research and clinical research report. The doctrinal research and non-doctrinal research must be submitted in printed/type written format and clinical research report may be submitted in hand written format.


A students who has been registered in LL.M. (annual system) shall have maximum of four attempts (1+3) to pass the respective LL.M. Part-I/II during validity of his/her P.G. registration. i.e. a student who has registered for LL.M. Part-I/LL.M. Part-II in the Academic Year 2016-17 the April/May 2020 Exams shall be his/her final attempt in the respective part. Similarly a student who has registered for LL.M. Part-II in the Academic Year 2017-18, his/her final attempt in the respective part shall be April/May 2021 Examination, during validity of his registration April/May 2021 Exams will the last examination for the annual system.

A student who has registered in LL.M. (semester mode) shall have a maximum of 4 attempts (1+3 attempts) to pass the semester, during the validity of his P.G. registration, and till the terms duly granted have not lapsed.