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LL.M (Criminal Law)

Course Duration

2 Semesters
(1 Year)

Eligibility Criteria

3 years/5years Degree in Law from recognized university/ institution with minimum 50% (45% in case of SC/ST) marks in aggregate from any recognized University / Institution. Admission is based on CLAT/LSAT.


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Criminal Law is one of the most popular specialisations of law. The study of criminal law includes the statutes, rules, and regulations which define conduct that is prohibited by the law due to the threat it poses as well as the harm it can cause to public safety and welfare. Apart from that, Criminal Law also lays down the punishment that can be imposed on any individual or group of people if they break any law.


  • Criminal Law is the top choice of specialization of many law aspirants. Candidates who pursue the specialization of criminal law will interrogate witnesses, interview clients, conduct trials, correlate proofs and findings, prepare a case for the defence of his/ her client and he/ she also has to examine as well as cross-examine witnesses in court.
  • Graduates will also be entrusted with the task of policymaking, crime preventive measures, and the legitimate interests of crime victims.
  • The course enables candidates to deal with the cases of miscarriages of justice and, criminal justice processes.
  • Criminal law graduates can join a legal firm or they can start their own practice.
  • They can also work at the session court, trial court or the high court with various job profiles like Government Advocate, Government Pleader, Additional Public Prosecutor, Criminal Law Practitioner, Lecturer, and Standing Counsel.

Course Curriculum

01Research Methods and Legal Writing

02Comparative Public Law

03International Criminal Justice System

04Socio-Economic Offences and White-Collar Crimes

05Criminology, Penology & Victimology


01Law and Justice in a Globalizing World

02Comparative Criminal Procedural Law

03Human Rights Law

04Contemporary Challenges to Criminal Law


Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)


Adopt lifelong learning philosophy for continuous improvement.


Cultivating professional identity.


Fostering professional ethics.


Gaining Insight into the corporate law in different legal system.


Promoting cultural competency.


Encouraging lifelong learning and professional reflection.


To promote student to learning to work collaboratively.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

After undergoing this programme, a graduate will be able to:

PO 1

Solve legal problems by applying foundational knowledge of the rules regulating the legal profession.

PO 2

Identify and apply relevant legal authority.

PO 3

Communicate clearly in speech and writing.

PO 4

Demonstrate the fundamental professional lawyering skills for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession.

Programme Handbooks

Programme Specific Outcomes

  • PSO-1 Understand the structure, components and functioning of the various institutions of the Indian legal system and the role of law in day-to-day life.
  • PSO-2 Describe the general principles of law with the nature and sources of law, relation of law with human and institutional agencies responsible for the protection of human rights, liberty and balancing the interests of the individuals and society.
  • PSO-3 Demonstrate the concepts of the legal provisions by addressing the ideological framework and analyse and apply for the benefit of the larger society.

Career Opportunities

  • Law Firm Associate
  • Academics
  • Civil Services or Judiciary
  • JAG (Judge Advocate General) in Indian Army and Navy
  • In-House/General Counsel
  • Officers in Banks
  • ACIO (Assistant Central Intelligence Officer)
  • Mediators, Conciliators
  • Legal Analyst, Law Officers at Public Sectors Units (ONGC, HPCL, etc.)
  • Assistant Manager SEBI
  • Legal Content Writers
  • Legal Process Outsourcing
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000