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Department of Law offers the following courses

1.    LL.M.   (Two Years)

2.    M.Phil.

3.    Ph.D.

4.    Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (One Year)

For details about Courses and admissions the Office Department of Law, Fort, Mumbai (India)- 400032 may be contacted during office hours i.e. from 11.00 am. to 6.00 p.m. (1.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. Lunch Time.)  

Ph.(Office) - 022-22676002


The LL.M. Coursefollows the Semester System and is of a durationof 2 years (Four Semesters). The academic year, which consists of two terms, begins in July and ends in May.

The minimum qualification for making an application for admission to the LL.M. degree course is a Second Class LL.B. degree obtained at the one and same sitting of this University or a degree recognized as equivalent thereto for general category.However, candidate belonging to reserved category they make an application to the LL.M. Degree course with a Pass Class.

An application for admission to the LL.M. degree course must be made in the prescribed form and be submitted to the Department of Law within the prescribed time, immediately after the declaration of the results of the examination of this University held in first half of every year.

Admission forms for the LL.M. degree course shall be referred to the Committee comprising of Head of University Department of Law and the recognized Post-graduate teachers of the University.





The LL.M. course is available in six specializations. (Groups)

Group I            Constitutional and Administrative Law

     Group II            Business Law

     Group III           Law of Intellectual Property and Information Technology

     Group IV           Human Rights Law          

     Group V            Criminal Law and Criminal Administration

     Group VI          Environment and Legal Order         


Foundation (Compulsory) Papers (for all groups)

Paper I            Law And Social Transformation In India

Paper II           Indian Constitutional Law: The New Challenges

Paper III          Judicial Process

Paper IV          Legal Education And Research Methodology

Optional  Papers

Group I      Constitutional And Administrative Law

Paper I - Constitutionalism : Pluralism and Federalism

Paper II - National Security Public Order and Rule of Law

Paper III- Comparative Constitutional Law

Paper IV - Administrative Process : Nature and Scope

Paper V - Administrative Process and Judicial Control

Paper VI - Public Authorities and Power Holders : Controls on Maladministration


Group II      Business Law

Paper I - Fundamental Principles of Law of Contract and Allied Laws

Paper II - Global Trade under World Trade Organisation

Paper III- Corporate Law

Paper IV - Law Relating to Customs and Foreign Exchagne

Paper V - Law of Insurance

Paper VI - Banking Laws

     Group III      Law Of Intellectual Property And Information Technology

Paper I - Intellectual Propery and International Organizations and Agreements

Paper II - Patent Law

Paper III- Trademarks

Paper IV - Copyrights and other Related Rights

Paper V - Law of Industrial Designs, Geographical Indications, Layout Designs Etc.

Paper VI - Information Technology

Group IV           Human Rights Law          

Paper I - Concept and Development of Human Rights

Paper II - Human Rights and International Order

Paper III- Protection and Enforcement of Human Rights in India

Paper IV - Human Rights of Disadvantaged Groups

Paper V - International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law

Paper VI - Science, Technology and Human Rights



Group V            Criminal Law and Criminal Administration

Paper I - Criminal Jurisprudence

Paper II - Penal Laws

Paper III-  Criminology

Paper IV - Collective Violence and Criminal Justice System

Paper V -Penology : Treatment of Offenders

Paper VI - Forensic Science and Scientific Investigation of Crime


Group VI            Environment and Legal Order            

Paper I - Environmental Development : Law and Policy

Paper II - Resource Management and the Law

Paper III-  Prevention and Control of Pollution

Paper IV - Environment and International Legal Order

Paper V - Biological Diversity and Legal Order

Paper VI - Environmental Legislation


The first semester shall be of two Foundation papers and two papers of an Optional Group opted by the student.  The second semester shall be of two Foundation Papers and the next two papers of Optional Group. The third semester shall be of last two papers of the optional group.  In addition the students shall be required to complete doctrinal research as well as non-doctrinal research.  The fourth semester shall be of dissertation and viva-voce presentation



An applicant seeking admission to M.Phil. Degree Programme is required to have an LL.M. Degree either from University of  Mumbai or any other recognized University with at least 55% marks or with grade B according to UGC norms of grading (for General Category) and 50% marks (for Reserved Categories). 

The M.Phil.Course consist of three papers of 100 marks each besides Dissertation and Viva-voce.  The course shall be of One and a half  years duration.

Paper I - Legal Research and Teaching Techniques

Paper II - Philosophy of Law

Paper III-  Globalization and Contemporary Trends in Indian Constitutional Law





Ph.D. requires research work for a minimum period of two years (24 months) from the date of registration if the candidate is admitted on the basis of LL.M.   In case of candidates registered on the basis of LL.B. a minimum of 3 years (36 months) of research work is necessary.  It is necessary to clear the Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) and Interview for registration for the Ph.D. Degree Course. However, candidates who have cleared NET or SET are exempted from appearing in the PET but have to appear for the Interview.

Every candidate must undergo the Couse work prescribed by the respective boards of studies as per clause no.13 of UGC regulation 2009.  The duration of the course work shall be for a minimum period of one semester i.e. 6 months.

Candidates who have successfully completed the M.Phil.Programme for University of Mumbai or any other UGC recognized Universities as per the UGC guidelines will be exempted from course work.





Department offers One Year Post Graduate Diploma Course in IPR.  The Admission to P.G Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law is available to any graduate of any stream of the recognized Universities in India.

The course consists of Four theory Papers and One Paper on Practical Training

                                 Paper  I Introduction to Legal Concepts and Legal Systems.

                                  Paper II Law of Trade Marks

                                  Paper III Law of Copy Rights

                                  Paper IV Law of Patents

                                  Paper V Practical Training and Project

Lectures are held for 4 hours on Friday& Saturday  from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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