Starting with the academic year of 2019-2020, the Panjab University will offer new self-financing courses and additional seats in BA-LLB, BCom-LLM, one-year LLM, and two-year LLM.
The Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) is among the few other schools within the University that will get an increase in courses and seats. Others include the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET).
The annual fee for enrolling in new self-financing BA-LLB and BCom-LLB courses is set for Rs 90,000, while the fee for taking an LLM course will be around Rs 1.22 lakh per year.
Five-year UILS courses have recently been among the most popular at the Panjab University, with more than 2,000 candidates applying for a seat every year. During the academic year 2019-2020, 60 new seats will be added to both BA-LLB and BCom-LLB programs.
As for Panjab University UILS’ LLM courses, they will offer 20 new seats each. One-year LLM classes will run in the morning, while two-year LLM classes will be scheduled for evenings.
The additions have been agreed upon during the last meeting of the UILS committee on December 27. The University has submitted a request for approval to the Bar Council of India (BCI) and is currently waiting for their nod. The proposal should be finalized in February.
UILS Director, Professor Rattan Singh, has high hopes for the upcoming academic year, during which new seats and courses will be closely monitored by a sub-committee for “viability”, “earnings”, and “investment on faculty and infrastructure”.