UGC’s has signaled to make LLM programme a one-year course

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) is planning to make masters degree programme in law (LLM) of one-year duration instead of two. The idea behind the move is to stop best legal minds from going abroad to pursue similar programme in less time and retain the best talents in the field.

A present, a student has to spend at least seven to eight years after intermediate to gain a masters degree in law, reported Indian Express.

The proposal has been examined by an expert committee headed by founding Vice-Chancellor of National Law School of India University, Bangalore N R Madhava Menon. The committee endorsed the move and recently submitted its report to the UGC. Only India, Bangladesh and Pakistan presently impart two-year LLM.