Indian Law Institute 2013 Admission Alert for 1 yr & 2 yr LL.M. and PG Diploma Courses

The Indian Law Institute (ILI),Delhi, granted the status of a deemed university by the Government of India, invites applications for admission to Master of Law (both one year and two years) programmes and postgraduate diploma courses for the academic session 2013 to 2015.


  1. Master Of Law (LL.M.) one-year programme: The LL.M. programme is planned to have three trimesters. Students have to attend regular classes at the ILI campus Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. There are 20 seats available for this program.
  2. Master Of Law (LL.M.) two-year programme: This programme is planned to have four semesters, for which students have to attend regular classes 2 p.m. onwards Monday to Friday at the ILI premises. There are 30 seats available in this program and an additional five seats may be created for students coming from abroad.
  3. Postgraduate diploma courses: The duration of these programmes is generally one year and classes will be held from Monday to Saturday, 6 p.m. onwards. The courses and number of excepted seats are listed below:
    • Alternate Dispute resolution: 40 seats
    • Corporate Laws and Management: 100 seats
    • Cyber Law: 60 seats
    • Intellectual property Rights Law: 100 seats
    • Labour Law: 60 seats
    • Tax Law: 60 seats

          An additional three seats may be available for defence service officers if they are eligible.

  1. Online certificate courses: Cyber Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology in the Internet Age. 150 seats are expected to be available for each course. Candidates will be notified separately about these courses, which start in August, November, January and April.

Important dates

  • Application forms available: 1 May, 2013
  • Deadline for submission of application forms (LL.M.): 31 May, 2013
  • Deadline for submission of application forms (PG diploma): 1 July, 2013
  • Deadlines for submission of application forms (online certificate courses): 10 August, 2013 (August session), 10 November, 2013 (November session), 10 January, 2014 (January session), 10 April, 2014 (April session)
  • All India Admission Test date (LL.M.): 15 June, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Results available on ILI website: 22 June, 2013

Eligibility criteria

  1. LL.M. one-year course: You must have 50 percent marks and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from any university recognised by the Bar Council Of India. A foreign law degree with 50 percent marks or an equivalent grade is also acceptable. If you are appearing for your qualifying exams, you are eligible provided that you meet the necessary requirements at the time of admission.
  2. LL.M. two-year course: LL.B. degree with at least 50 percent marks from a university or institutions recognised by the Bar Council of India.
  3. Postgraduate diploma courses: The minimum marks required for diploma courses is 50 percent in graduation from any recognised university, apart from Labour Law. Law graduates will be given preference. For Labour Law, you must be a Law degree holder or Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Social Sciences.
  4. Online certificate courses: If you are finishing or have finished a degree or diploma after the 10+2, you may apply. You should have access to the Internet and a computer.

Please see ILI's prospectus for more detailed information. Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) and Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates have five percent relaxation in required minimum marks.

Exam pattern

The admission test for LL.M. is divided into three parts.

  • Part I (40 marks, 40 questions) will contain objective questions testing the candidates English language and general knowledge.
  • Part II (100 marks, 100 questions) will contain 100 objective questions from the following areas: Constitutional law, jurisprudence, IPC, commercial law, law of torts, public international law, law of limitation and environmental law.
  • Part III (20 marks, four questions) will test the legal writing capabilities of the candidate with four subjective questions.
  • You will also be assessed though a statement of purpose (submitted with the application), and viva voce after qualifying in the Admission Test. The statement of purpose and viva voce are each worth 20 marks.
  • The test is conducted in English.

Applicants to the courses below do not take the admission test:

For postgraduate diploma courses, a merit list will be drawn on basis of marks attained in the qualifying exam as per the eligibility criterion. Additional preference will be given to law graduates.

Admission to online certificate courses is made through applications received in the appropriate months (see Important dates above), according to when you wish to take admission. If you are admitted, you will be notified by email.

Application process

Application forms for LL.M. programmes (both for one year and two year duration) will be available from 1 May, 2013 on a payment of Rs. 500 either by cash or by demand draft payable in favour of Indian Law Institute payable at New Delhi at the admission counter at Indian Law Institute, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi-100001. The completed application form with the necessary attachments must be submitted by 31 May, 2013 at the admission counter with a demand draft of Rs. 1,000 in favour of ILI payable at New Delhi towards processing and admission test fee. If you are late, you will be charged Rs. 1,000 more for processing.

The application form for postgraduate diploma courses will be available from 1 May, paying Rs. 500 in cash or DD payable in New Delhi in favour of ILI, at the admission counter of ILI. The application must be submitted by 1 July, 2013 at the admission counter with a demand draft of Rs. 500 in favour of the institute.

In case you are downloading the application form, you will need to pay Rs. 500 more. Online submission of the form is also possible, with payment via credit or debit cards. Hall tickets will be available at the time of submission of the prospectus, along with the centre and roll number. If the original hall ticket is lost, a duplicate may be issued after a payment of Rs. 300.

There are other components to the admissions process, see ILI's prospectus for more details on submitting a statement of purpose and viva voce.

Exam centres

  • Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai

The exam is for those applying to LL.M. programmes only.


"Admission Notice 2013-2014," The Indian Law Institute,

"Prospectus," The Indian Law Institute,

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