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FAQ CPGLS - Non Residential

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 in Taxation 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. Candidates are expected to have work experience of two years, which may be waived in case of exceptional candidates.  If you are an international student, please refer to FAQs 10 to 12, as they would be of particular relevance to you.
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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.
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What is the schedule of the academic term of the LLM Programme?

he academic year begins on August 1 and consists of two Semesters. The first semester runs from August to December and the second semester runs from January to April.
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How many credits does one need to fulfil during the LLM Programme?

For a student to graduate from the LLM Programme (Taxation) the student has to complete the following core courses - Legal Research Methodology, Law and Justice in a Globalising World and Comparative Public Law. Candidates must additionally write a Dissertation on a topic relevant to the area of tax law. Students must also pursue specialized courses. Indicative list of the same is - Corporate Laws and Accounting, Corporate Taxation, Country Specific Taxation, Indirect Taxes & GST, International Taxation, Tax Administration and Dispute Resolution. The courses and the dissertation would be spread across two semesters.
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What are the distinctive features of the LLM Programme (Taxation)?

A distinctive feature of the LLM programme is a curriculum which has a combination of courses in the UK, US, EU and the Indian tax law. The programme has an inter-disciplinary curriculum and international faculty from the leading taxation and accounting bodies and institutions worldwide. The intensive curriculum provides specialized courses on contemporary topics from the leading tax jurisdictions, which reflect the dynamics of global taxation. Leading academicians, senior lawyers, judges, industry professionals will be offering lectures as a part of the programme.
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What is the composition of the faculty teaching on the LLM Programme (Taxation)?

The faculty at CPGLS has a strong research orientation and the LLM students are expected to contribute to faculty and research center projects in the University. CPGLS promotes interdisciplinary studies, joint teaching and joint research programmes in partnership with other Schools in the University and with partner Universities of the OP Jindal Global University with which JGU established international collaborations and semester exchange programmes.
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What are the applicable fees for the LLM Programme (Taxation)?

The tuition fee is Rs.600,000. Please note that the figure is subject to an annual revision.
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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:

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.
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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.
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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.

What is the climate and weather in Sonipat (Haryana), India 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.