Centre For Post Graduate Legal Studies

One Year Non-Residential LLM in Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change

The Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies at Jindal Global Law School offers fully accredited One Year Non-Residential LLM Programme in Taxation specially designed for working professionals. 


As is evidenced through various studies, the major reason for dispute between Corporations and the Government is the lack of clarity relating to interpretation of the tax statues. The candidates would be introduced to rules of interpretation when it comes to tax statutes through various research assignments and case studies during their study period. 


The teaching pedagogy will be based on the assumption that the candidates pursuing this programme have strong academic and professional background and basic understanding of the concepts of Taxation and Accounting. Many of the courses will be taught by both leading scholars and accomplished international and domestic practitioners. The LLM programme is designed to ensure high faculty student ratio and better interactive learning atmosphere. In addition to course work, candidates will be given an opportunity to participate in certificate/ diploma programmes specially developed for JGU by the ACCA as a part of the proposed collaborations. 


The programme is divided into two semesters as per the academic calendar of the JGLS


DegreeDurationNumber of Credits
LLM12 Months (2 Semesters), Intensive, Non Residential Program28 Credits

Programme content

The One Year Non-Residential LLM programme is made up of core and foundational and elective courses drawn from one of the three specializations. The programme shall have 28 credits with the following components:  


  • Three core and four foundational mandatory courses (3 credits and 2 credits each) 
  • Two electives (2 credits each)
  • Two optional courses of (2 credits each) and
  • Dissertation on a topic approved by the academic supervisor (3 credits).

Core/Foundational Courses

  • Legal Research Methodology
  • Law and Justice in a Globalizing World
  • Comparative Public Law
  • Dissertation


The curriculum is designed in order to facilitate the students understanding in bridging the gaps in their understanding of taxation laws. The indicative list of courses offered is as follows:


Semester I (Aug – Dec)

  • Corporate Laws and Accounting 
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Law and Justice in a Globalizing World (Foundational Course)
  • Legal Research and Legal writing (Core course)
  • Public Finance and Policy
  • Tax Administration and Dispute Resolution

Semester II (Feb – May)

  • Comparative Public Law (Core course)
  • Country Specific Taxation
  • Indirect Taxes & GST
  • Industry Specific Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • Dissertation (Core course)
  • With the approval of the Director of the CPGLS, students may choose to take one course in other Schools of JGU towards the fulfillment of LLM course credit requirements.