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Where is the location of the university in SONIPAT ?

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.

Who is eligible to apply for the LLM Programme?

Applicants to the LLM 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 2015 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 21 to 24 as these would be of particular relevance to you. For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

Is there an entrance examination that one must appear for?

Yes, interested candidates have to appear for an entrance examination and performance in the same will carry 70% weightage towards the final result. The remaining 30% is determined on the basis of a Statement of Purpose, Curriculum Vitae and a telephonic interview. For further details, please visit:http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

What is the schedule of the academic term of the LLM Programme?

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. For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

What are the different specializations and courses being offered?

The different specializations being offered are in Corporate and Financial Law and Policy, International Trade and Investment Law and Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Law and General LLM. Indicative list of core/ foundational courses are: Legal Research and Legal Writing, Law and Justice in a Globalising World, Comparative Public Law and Systems of Governance. Indicative list of specialized courses are: Comparative 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, Global Pharmaceutical Law and Country Specific Taxation. For further details, please visit: For further details and Country Specific Taxation. For further details, please visit: For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

How many credits does one need to fulfil during the LLM Programme?

The programme has a total of minimum 28 credits with the following components: three core/ three foundational mandatory courses (3 credits and 2 credits each), five optional courses (2 credits each) and dissertation on a topic approved by the academic supervisor (3 credits). For further details, please visit: For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

What is the composition of the faculty teaching on the LLM Programme?

The faculty on the LLM Programme come from some of the best institutions in the world, have come with a strong research orientation and are leading academics with expertise in the fields of Corporate, Intellectual Property, Trade and Taxation Laws. The university has a number of research centres 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 here.

Students on the LLM Programme will not only have the benefit of being taught by leading academics but also of participating in a number of seminars and conferences attended by prominent experts. For further details, please visit: For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure.

What is the composition of the LLM class?

The composition of the class is diverse and in the past we have had students who have practiced as lawyers, diplomats, law teachers and legal advisors. The students come from all over the country. We also have a number of international students. The present LLM class has representation from Afganishtan and Mozambique.  For further details, please visit: For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

What are the applicable fees for the LLM Programme?

The tuition fee is Rs.400,000 and the fee for living in the residence hall along with charges for dining and laundry are Rs.185,000. Please note that the figures are subject to an annual revision. For further details, please visit: For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

Are there any scholarships being offered to students?

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. For further details, please visit: For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

Would the students have opportunities to accept research assistantships / studentships with research centres at the university?

LLM students will have the opportunity to engage and interact with scholars and research institutions around the world to hone their research skills. Indicative list of research centres at JGLS that are relevant to the LLM progamme 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. For further details, please visit: For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

Does the university have any tie-ups to facilitate education loans for students?

Yes, the university has tie-ups with HDFC Bank, Credila, Axis Bank and Punjab National Bank (PNB) to facilitate education loans to students who are admitted at JGU. For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure.

Is accommodation facility available on campus?

Yes, there is accommodation facility which is provided to the LLM students. For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-expos...

Are there opportunities for student exchange programmes?

Yes. Students have been nominated on the basis of merit to pursue postgraduate exchange programmes across various law schools. For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

What about career development and internships?

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. For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-expos...

What have students from past batches gone on to do?

LLM 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, to name a few.

 

Is there a facility for a student to pursue a foreign language at the university?

Yes, LLM students are highly recommended to take noncredit 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. For further details, please visit: http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure.

What about the other facilities such as internet, laundry, medical and library?

The university has a number of facilities for students including a wifi 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 centre 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 centre. For further details, please visit:http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

Are there any arrangements to ensure the safety of the students while on campus?

Yes, the university ensures round the clock security to ensure safety of all students while residing on campus. For further details, please visit:http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

Would an international student need a visa for studying in India?

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. For further details, please visit: http://www.jgu.edu.in/public/internationaloffice/

What is the kind of assistance that an international student can expect to receive from the university once he has an admission and completed the visa documentation?

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. For further details, please visit: http://www.jgu.edu.in/public/internationaloffice/

Would the students be able to obtain assistance in learning English?

Yes, the university has set up a Global Languages Center where students can hone their English and Hindi language skills. For further details, please visit http://cpgls.jgls.edu.in/one-year-master-laws-llm-programme-global-exposure

What is the climate and weather in Sonipat like?

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.