South Asian University’s 2 Year LLM and MPhil/PhD Program in International Law: Apply by March 9

About the South Asian University:

South Asian University (SAU) is an international university established by the eight member nations of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The mandate of the South Asian University, as set out in the Agreement of the SAARC member states under which the University is being set up envisages that the choice of the programs of studies to be offered at this University should:

1. enhance learning in the South Asian community that promotes an understanding of each others perspectives and strengthen regional consciousness;

2. provide liberal and humane education to the brightest and the most dedicated students of South Asia so that a new class of quality leadership is nurtured; and

3. enhance capacity building of the South Asian Nations in science, technology and other areas of higher learning vital for improving their quality of life such as information technology, bio-technology and management sciences, etc.

SAU started its operations from the academic year 2010. The university now offers post-graduate and doctoral programmes in various disciplines that include Development Economics, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Sociology, International Relations and Law. It will ultimately have 11 post-graduate faculties and a faculty of undergraduate studies. SAU attracts students from all member nations and its degrees are recognised by all the eight SAARC countries.

About The Faculty of Legal Studies:

The study of law at South Asian University aims at an analytical understanding of the subjects, systems, theories and institutions in this field. Towards this end, the Faculty of Legal Studies has introduced the LL.M Programme with an emphasis on international law. It is widely known that international law has become the common language of relations between states and other subjects.

Keeping this in view, the Programme is sensitive to the perspective of South Asian countries. It is believed that the countries of the South Asian region would be able to explore new areas of cooperation if the study of their common legal problems is pursued with greater commitment.

To be able to build a strong foundation for future research abilities of students in the region, the Faculty focuses on some important areas of international law as part of the LL.M and M.Phil/Ph.D. course structure.

Among the courses offered by the Faculty are: General Principles of International Law, International Trade Law, Law of International Organisations, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian, International Criminal Law, Law of the Sea, Private International Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Legal Theory and Jurisprudence.

The Faculty equally emphasises on developing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law in general and international law in particular. Further, the Faculty offers some innovative courses such as Comparative Constitutional Law of South Asian countries.

Apart from traditional pedagogic methods of teaching, the Faculty adopts seminar methods, wherein weekly legal discourses are organised. Eminent law scholars from India and abroad are invited to interact with faculty and students. The Faculty also organizes discussions on contemporary legal problems, through joint seminars with other institutions.

Further, the Faculty intends to engage the available human resources in the region and other parts of the world to contribute towards establishing centres of excellence in the field of international law and other important fields of law.

​To know more about Faculty members: Please Click HERE                                 

About Master of Laws (LL.M) Programme 

LLM is a two-year (four semesters) academic programme.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

A minimum of 17 years’ education (12 years’ schooling + 5 years integrated BA/LLB degree with 50% marks) is the minimum prescribed eligibility. Candidates who have done 12 years’ schooling + 3 year Bachelor’s degree + 3 years’ LLB degree or 12 years’ schooling and 4 years’ LLB degree with 50% marks are also eligible.

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About M.Phil./Ph.D. (Legal Studies)

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

12 years’ schooling + 5 year integrated BA/ LLB programme or 3 year Bachelor’s degree followed by 3 year LLB programme + 2 year LLM programme with 50% marks. Those who have done LLB followed by one-year LLM degree with the prescribed 50% marks are also eligible.

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Admission to sixth academic session: 2015-16

Applications are invited for admission for the sixth academic session to commence in July 2015.

There are two options for applicants to SAU programs: You can apply online or by paper application.

The candidates for admission to the all programmes are subjected to a written test. University follows a country-wise quota system for allocation of seats among students of SAARC nationality.

 The Entrance Test Centres where the entrance test will be conducted on April 5, 2015 in main cities of all SAARC countries are: Kabul (Afghanistan), Chittagong and Dhaka (Bangladesh), Thimphu (Bhutan), Male (Maldives), Kathmandu (Nepal), Karachi and Lahore (Pakistan), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and (India): Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna (Khagol) and Thiruvananthapuram.

Admit Cards will be sent to the applicants by email for taking the Entrance Test.

Please fill the centre of your choice in the application form.

Important Dates:

Last date of Application: March 9, 2015 

Entrance test date: April 5, 2015 

To Apply Online Please click HERE

Admissions Contact:

Deputy Registrar (Admissions)
South Asian University
Akbar Bhavan, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021 India
Phones: +91-11-24122512–14
Email: [email protected]

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