• Intake Capacity : 20 Seats (10 seats in each LL.M. + M.A.) 
  • Duration: 2 year

The Criminal Justice System (CJS) is to ensure a just, peaceful and safe society, functions in a framework of the criminal law. The efficacy of the CJS depends a great deal on sound understanding and application of the criminal law by all those who are working in its sub-system namely advocates, Police, Prosecutors, Judges, prison officials as well as researchers in this field. Therein lies the importance of LL.M/M.A. program both for in-service personnel as well as those who are aspired to make career in C.J.S. and allied organizations. 

Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice is a unique initiative to foster the creation of new knowledge in the domains of Criminal Law, Criminal justice, Public safety, Securityand related areas as well as to provide a forum for engagement between field practitioners and researchers for generating new knowledge and innovations. The Act of the University mandates it to encourage and prepare the youth of the nation to become responsible citizens, effective and efficient personnel in the above mentioned fields.

In the light of this the LLM/MA (Criminal Laws) offers a unique and distinct opportunity tstudy criminal law in National, International and Transnational context. This programme provides a holistic analysis of the Criminal law, Procedure and Criminal justice through an analysis of the law, its philosophical underpinnings and its operation in practice in constantly changing environment. This course offers the opportunity for broader or deeply specializedstudy with innovative research. The innovative focus and unique areas of study, allow individual to develop ability to critically appraise the current approaches and contemporary issues relating to contemporary crimes and the Criminal law.

About Course

The curriculum of the course is built on a foundation of applied criminology and police studies. The course allows for maximum flexibility to meet the needs of the students and their           respective areas of interest. In this approach, the courses will be individualized to meet the student’s professional goals in keeping with the overall objectives of the programs and                   practical aspects of the field in terms of employment. The course comprises two years of full time study comprising of 4 semesters.


 The Brochure of LL.M/M.A. in Criminal Law is. 

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Entry Requirements

            For LL.M. (Criminal Law) Degree Course of study shall be open to those candidates who have passed the Three Year LL.B. Degree Examination of any UGC recognized University or                 Institution after Graduation under 10+2+3 patternorFive Year LL.B. Degree Course under 10+2+5 pattern as is recognized by this University as equivalent for the purpose of LL.M.                   Degree Course and have secured not less than 55% marks in aggregate in the LL.B. Examinations. For M.A. (Criminal Law) Degree Course of study shall be open to in service persons             of law enforcement agencies having five year experience in service and graduation degree with 55% marks in aggregate.

Course Syllabus

            The syllabus of LL.M/M.A. in Criminal Law is. 

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