LLB Courses Available for Students in India

In today’s progressively complex and interconnected world where efforts to comprehend and define the changing dynamics of financial, technological and economic environments is already underway, there is a dire necessity for a profound understanding of the legal environment as well. Law as a profession is in great demand presently. Owing to the changing economic and social circumstances and the ever-increasing regulatory role being undertaken by the government, there is an increasing demand for lawyers. Not only courts but also various law firms, corporate houses, judicial and administrative organisations offer a well-paid legal career. Legal education in India has undergone a plethora of change in the last so many years.

Law courses in India are more and more gaining popularity amongst students both at the undergraduate and at the postgraduate level. With the Indian society getting increasingly conscious about their rights and duties, law courses are now amongst the top ten courses in India. Law officers and legal advisors are appointed in almost all the department/ ministries/undertakings of the state governments as well as the central government. LLB or Bachelor of Legislative Law is an undergraduate law course offered by various colleges/institution/universities in India. The course duration is three-year for which the minimum eligibility criterion is graduation and the other is an integrated course offive-year duration for undergraduate students.

LLB Three-Year Course

This course is of three-year duration and the law program is structured in such a way that the entire course curriculum is split into six semesters. Candidates are conferred an LLB degree only after they complete all the semesters of this course. Admission is done based on the marks obtained by candidates in their graduation degree or through the relevant entrance exam. Students who are in the final year of their graduation can also apply for entrance exams conducted for admission. Furthermore, LLB course cannot be pursued in distance education mode. The Bar Council of India (BCI) entertains only those individuals who practice/pursue law degree as a full-time course.

The minimum eligibility criteria for pursuing this course are 

  • Successful completion of graduation in any discipline.
  • Minimum aggregate of 45-55 per cent marks in graduation for general category and 35-45 per cent marks for reserved categories are required.
  • Thee age limit is 45 years for taking admission to this course

The list of entrance exams for admission to the course are

  • AILET: All India Law Entrance Test, conducted by the National Law University, New Delhi.
  • CLAT: Common Law Entrance Test, conducted by all National Law Universities.
  • LSAT: Law School Admission Test, a globalised entrance test considered by many colleges/universities for admission purpose.
  • AP-LAWCET/TS-LAWCET: Law Common Entrance Test, conducted by universities/colleges in Telangana/Andhra Pradesh.

Curriculum and Syllabus

In a three-year LLB course, students do not have the option to select any subjects but have to study the formal three-year syllabus prescribed by the university. Students get access to courtroom practice as colleges organise mock trials court, research submissions, and moot courts in their curriculum. Students also undergo internships each semester with corporates, top law firms, corporates, NGO’s, among others and further enhance their knowledge on the practical aspects of the law. The average course fee for this course range from INR 25,000 to 2 lakhs per annum. However, this may differ from college to college depending on facilities, faculty, prestige, infrastructure, and other factors.

The LLB course syllabusconducted throughout the six semesters according to the curriculum is mentioned below

LLB Syllabus – Year I
Semester I Semester II
 Crime  Constitutional Law  
 Family Law I  Law of Tort and Consumer  Protection Act  
 Labour Law  Family Laws II
 Optional Papers (Any One)  Professional Ethics  
 Contract    
 Criminology    
 International Economics Law  
 Trust    
 Women and Law    
LLB Syllabus – Year II
Semester III Semester IV
 Law of Evidence  Property Law including the transfer of Property Act
 Arbitration, Conciliation and Alternative  Jurisprudence
 Human Rights and International Law  Practical Training: Legal Aid
 Environmental Law Optional Papers (Anyone)
   Contract
   Criminology
   International Economics Law
   Trust
   Women and Law
LLB Syllabus – Year III
Semester V Semester VI
 Administrative Law  Code of Criminal Procedure
 Civil Procedure Code (CPC)  Company Law
 Interpretation of Statutes  Practical Training II – Drafting
 Land Laws including ceiling and other local laws  Practical Training – Moot Court
 Legal Writing  Optional Papers (Anyone)
   Contract
   Criminology
   International Economics Law
   Trust
   Women and Law

Five-Year Integrated LLB Course

This is a dual degree professional course in administrative law and is a five-year course. In case of integrated course, a student has the opportunity to cover two courses under one academic program. One does not have to go through graduation degree before venturing into the law sector

The minimum eligibility criteria for pursuing this course are 

  • Qualifying 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognised board with a recommended minimum aggregate of 50 per cent marks
  • The age limit is 22 years for taking admission to this course

Admission to LLB integrated course is done through a national-level/university-level entrance exam. Candidates awaiting their senior secondary examination results are also permitted to apply for the course. In some colleges/universities, direct admission is given based on merit obtained in the board examination.

The list of entrance exams for admission to the course are

  • AILET: All India Law Entrance Test, conducted by the National Law University, New Delhi.
  • CLAT: Common Law Entrance Test, conducted by all National Law Universities.
  • LSAT: Law School Admission Test, a globalised entrance test considered by many colleges/universities for admission purpose.
  • AP-LAWCET/TS-LAWCET: Law Common Entrance Test, conducted by universities/colleges in Telangana/Andhra Pradesh.

Curriculum and Syllabus

The integrated LLB course offers students a mix of subjects, coupled with law. Students get to learn legal research methodology, contract law and other legal subjects. Students can select from a wide range of subject options in five-year courses such as BBA LLB, BA LLB, BSc LLB, B.Com LLB, BBA LLB (Hons), BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), and B.Com LLB (Hons). Students also study relevant subjects based on the specialisation opted for as part of this course, which enhances their knowledge on pertinent issues and elicits constructive thinking. Apart from this, students get access to courtroom practice as colleges organise mock trials court, research submissions, and moot courts in their curriculum. Students also undergo internships each semester with corporates, top law firms, corporates, NGO’s, among others and further enhance their knowledge on the practical aspects of the law. The average course fee range from INR 1 lakh to 10 lakhs per annum. However, this may differ from college to college depending on facilities, faculty, prestige, infrastructure, and other factors.

The top colleges offering both LLB and Integrated LLB courses are

  • Army Institute of Law, Mohali
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College, Pune
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
  • Government Law College, Mumbai/Chennai
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
  • ILS Law College
  • Indian Law Society Law College, Pune
  • Jindal Global School, Sonepat
  • KLE’s Society Law College, Bangalore
  • Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  • National Law University, Delhi/Bangalore/Bhopal/Jodhpur/Cuttack/Mumbai
  • National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law, Hyderabad
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Sighad Law College, Pune
  • Sharda University, Noida
  • Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • Tamil Nadu Law School, Trichy
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

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