Azim Premji University’s 1-Year LLM in Law and Development: Apply Now


Azim Premji University launched a one-year Post Graduate Programme in Law and Development (Masters in Law / LL.M.) in 2016. Admissions for the academic year 2018-2019 are now open.

The Azim Premji University LL.M. in Law and Development seeks to initiate a decisive, novel and meaningful intervention at the intersection of the domains of Law and Development in India. The LL.M. in Law & Development at Azim Premji University is unique in having a law faculty dedicated exclusively to post graduate teaching.

This programme will integrate two distinct approaches to the study of law and legal institutions in India:

  • The first is to develop a textured, empirical understanding of how law and legal institutions operate in Indian society.
  • The second is to develop an ability to use the law to respond to critical problems in social policy.


To be eligible to apply applicants must possess a Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized degree granting university in India or abroad. As the Bachelor of Laws is in most cases a non-specialist degree, the LL.M. Programme will be open to students with diverse interests in law.

Programme Design

The LL.M. in Law and Development programme a mandatory component of dissertation writing. The dissertation will help students develop their skills and confidence in conducting more advanced research such as a doctoral degree or conceptualising an independent research project. The dissertation carries five credits and spans over the two semesters.

Admission Process

Early Admission: Admission for LL.M. programme in the early admissions window is open now. Students will be shortlisted based on the rank in the National Entrance Test conducted by Azim Premji University on February 10, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview.

Regular Admission: Applications for the Regular admissions for LL.M. in Law & Development will be open in April 2018. Only candidates who are appearing for CLAT or LSAT India 2018 will be eligible to apply. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their CLAT / LSAT India scores and will be called for a personal interview.

Important Dates for Early Admission

Admission phase Dates
Last date of online form submission 26-Jan-2018
National Entrance Test 10-Feb-2018
Result announcement 27-Feb-2018
Personal Interview March 2018
Programme registration / Session start date 3-July-2018

Candidates should email the screenshots of the CLAT/LSAT result page to [email protected]

Fees (for 2018-20)

Category of fee (In rupees) Per semester Per year
(2 semesters)
(4 semesters)
Tuition Fee 30,000 60,000 120,000
Accommodation, Food, charges 55,000 110,000 220,000

Financial Assistance

Azim Premji University has an explicit commitment towards supporting disadvantaged students and provides extensive financial assistance to deserving students for pursuing higher studies.

The following types of financial assistance are available:
Education Loans

For details, click here.


To apply for the LLM Law & Development course, click here.


Azim Premji University, Admissions Office
PES Campus, Pixel Park, B Block
Electronics City, Hosur Road (Beside NICE Road)
Bengaluru – 560 100
Email: [email protected]

Toll free help line: 1800 843 2001
Mobile No: 8971889988
(9AM-5PM, Monday-Friday)

For details, please visit this page.

This post was first published on: 15 Dec 2017

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