1.      Title and Commencement of Programme:

1.1. These procedures shall be called “ACADEMIC PROCEDURE GOVERNING ADMISSION FOR LLM (2 YEAR) PROGRAMME” of the Madhya Pradesh Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, Act 2018 (MPDNLU Act– 2018),  governing the LLM-2YearProgramme (Semester Scheme).

1.2. The Procedures shall come into force from the date of the assent of the Chancellor. 


2. Definitions: In addition to the definitions given in Section 2 of the MPDNLU Act – 2018, in these Procedures, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) “Act” means MPDNLU Act – 2018.

(b) “Academic Session” means an Academic Year as notified by the Registrar in the Academic Calendar.

(c) “Appropriate Authority” means an authority as defined by the Act or as may be appointed by the appropriate authority.

(d) “Committee” means the Committee as defined under the provisions of the Act and/or Executive Regulations or this Regulation.

(e) “Examination” includes End-Term Examination, Examination of Project Work/Seminar Paper, Repeat Examination, Improvement Examination, and Dissertation.

(f) “Person with Disability (PWD)” means a person as defined by the persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

(g) “Teacher” means as defined by the Act – 2018.

(h) “University” means the Dharmashastra National Law University located in Jabalpur District of the State of Madhya Pradesh in the Union of India.

(i) “Academic Procedures” means Procedure made under Section 27 (2) of Madhya Pradesh Dharmashastra National Law University Act -2018. 


3. Admission:

(a) For academic Session 2019-2020 admission to the 1st Semester of LLM Programme shall be made on the basis the percentage of Degree Marks of BALLB (Hons.)/BSc LLB (Hons.)/B Com LLB (Hons.)/BBA LLB (Hons.) or LLB (3year) and personal interview (held out of 20 marks) secured by the candidates desirous to take admission in Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur.

(b) Date of inviting application for the admission shall be notified by the University through University website and newspaper advertisement.

(c) An application fee of Rs.3,000/- shall be charged from the candidates applying for admission (Rs.1500/- in case of SC/ST).

4. Duration of the Programme:

4.1. The duration of the programme shall be 2 academic years comprising of 4 Semesters.

4.2. A candidate who will successfully pass 4 Semesters examinations shall be eligible for the award of LL.M (2Year) Degree.

4.3. Eligibility for Admission – For Indian Nationals:-

(a) The candidates shall be selected for admission to the LLM (2 Year) Programme on the basis of their inter se merit announced on the basis of the BALLB (Hons.)/ BSc LLB (Hons.)/ B.Com LLB (Hons.)/ BBA LLB (Hons.) or LLB (3year) Degree Marks and personal interview.

(b) The minimum eligibility requirement for admission shall be

i. 10+2 from any recognized Board/ Institute and  

ii. 5 years integrated BALLB (Hons.)/BSc LLB (Hons.)/B.Com LLB (Hons.)/BBA LLB (Hons.) Degree from any University recognized by the UGC with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST Candidates). 


iii. 10+2 from any recognized Board/ Institute and

iv. 3-year Bachelor’s degree from any University recognized by the UGC and

v. 3-year LLB degree from any University recognized by the UGC with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST Candidates).

(c) Candidates applying on reserved seats shall be required to submit copy of the relevant certificate at the time of applying otherwise their application shall not be considered.

(d) List of the candidates selected and candidates in waiting list shall be published by the University as per notification.

(e) Selected candidates shall be required to deposit fee within the specified period mentioned in notification. 

(f) If any candidate fails to deposit fee in specified time period then his or her seat shall be transferred to the candidate selected in waiting list as per merit and the candidate who failed to deposit fee in time shall not have any claim on that seat.

(g) Selected candidates shall be required to submit their original certificate in the office for verification. 

5.   Candidate Intake & Admission:

5.1.  A maximum of 30candidates will be admitted.

5.2.  Reservation:

(a) Subject to the provisions of Act – 2018, reservation in admission to various  programmes for the members of Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes and Other Backward Classes of the State of Madhya Pradesh and other categories shall be provided in accordance to the rules of M.P. State Government. Horizontal reservation shall be admissible to persons with disability as per Government rules.

(b) Provided that if sufficient number of eligible candidates to the concerned reserved seats are not available, the unfilled seats shall be filled by the General category candidates on the basis of their merit.

(c) Proposed  tentative  Reservation  Chart  for  Dharmashastra  National  Law University, Jabalpur:

Total number of seats: 30

Seats reserved for M.P. Domicile Candidates (50%): 15

Category wise distribution of seats shall be as shown in the following chart:

Category Number of Seats
M.P. State SC (16% of 15 seats) 02 All India SC (15% of 15 seats) 02
M.P. State ST (20% of 15 seats) 03 All India ST (7.5% of 15 seats) 01
M.P. State OBC (14% of 15 seats) 02 General 20

   Out of 20 General Seats 08 Seats are horizontally reserved for candidates having domicile certificate of State of M.P.

   06 Seats are horizontally reserved for women candidates (30% out of 20 seats).

   01 Seat is horizontally reserved for Persons with Disability (5% out of 20 seats).

6.  Fee Structure:

Appropriate authority has approved following fee-structure for LL.M.

Course academic Session 2019-2020:-

Admission Fee (One-time payment) Rs.10000.00
Tuition Fees Rs.100000.00 p.a.
Reading Material Fee Rs.5000.00 p.a
IT/Computer Lab Fee Rs.5000.00 p.a.
Examination Fee Rs.5000.00 p.a.
Extra-Curricular/Candidate Welfare Fee Rs.5000.00 p.a.
Campus Development Fund Rs.20000.00 p.a.
Sports Fee Rs.5000.00 p.a.
Library Fee Rs.10000.00 p.a.
Electricity Charges Rs.5000.00 p.a.
Maintenance Charges Rs.5000.00 p.a
Hostel Room Rent for Boys Rs.30000.00 p.a.
Hostel Room Rent for Girls Rs.50000.00 p.a.
Mess Charges As per actuals to be paid to outsourced catering agency
Hostel Amenities Charges Rs.5000.00 p.a.
Medical Insurance As per actuals
Caution Deposit     Rs.15000.00 p.a.
Library Deposit Rs.10000.00 p.a.
Hostel Deposit Rs.15000.00 p.a.

Note: There shall be increase of 10% in the fees every year

7.  General Conditions:

7.1.  Admission cannot be claimed by the any candidate as a matter of right. The  admission of a candidate shall be entirely at the discretion of the Admission Committee of the University.

7.2.  If two or more candidates get same score, then the marks in 10+2 examination shall be taken into consideration. Still further, if the total marks remain the same, then the marks in the High School or equivalent examinations shall be taken into consideration. If still further, the marks remain the same, then the senior in age will be given preference.