Environment, Energy, Insolvency: New LLB, LLM, certificate courses launched by law schools

Top law schools, including RGNUL Patiala and NALSAR Hyderabad, as well as IGNOU and IIM Bodh Gaya have launched online and offline law courses.

The BBA LLB (Hons) programme offers a unique blend of social sciences, business and management, with a base of legal discipline. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)The BBA LLB (Hons) programme offers a unique blend of social sciences, business and management, with a base of legal discipline. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Sheena Sachdeva | January 16, 2024 | 11:28 PM IST

NEW DELHI: India’s top law colleges launched a host of degree and certificate programmes, both online and offline, over the past year. Here’s a list along with the programmes’ eligibility criteria, duration and course features.

Law degrees

Integrated BBA LLB (Hons)

Institution: BITS Law School, Mumbai

Duration: 5 years

Eligibility: Class 12 or equivalent

The BBA LLB (Hons) programme offers a unique blend of social sciences, business and management, with a base of legal discipline. This integrated programme helps students to become innovative, well-rounded legal professionals.

Three-year LLB (Hons)

Institution: National Law University, Odisha

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: Graduate from any discipline

In order to make legal education more accessible, NLU Odisha has started a three-year LLB course that entails different aspects of constitution, international law, labour laws, corporate law, property law and others.

LLM in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws

Institution: NALSAR University of Law

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: LLB or any bachelor’s degree

The LLM course launched in collaboration with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs focusses on insolvency and bankruptcy laws and issues specific to India. The course aims to fill the vacuum of knowledge and tools in the field of insolvency and equip new-age professionals to assist in liquidation cases.

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Executive, diploma law courses

Executive programme in Corporate Law

Institution: Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya

Duration: 10 months

Eligibility: For working professionals

This course aims to equip working professionals with an understanding of corporate laws and governance. The curriculum includes regulatory issues, financial strategies and legal prudence.

Postgraduate diploma in Environmental Management and Law

Institution: Indira Gandhi National Open University

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline

The course aims to equip lawyers, activists, academics, judges, researchers and others in creating a more socially conscious environment. The programme focuses on providing practical guidance tools, law models and best practices and model indicators.

E-Masters in Energy Policy and Regulation

Institution: Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Bachelors or masters degree in any discipline

The objective of the course is to address the skill development gap essential for the energy and power segment. The curriculum includes power sector reforms and regulations, economics of power sector and tariff philosophy along with focus on capstone projects.

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Law certificate courses

Certificate course on International Law

Institution: Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

Duration: Twenty-nine hours

Eligibility: Open to all

RGNUL aims to sensitise students and researchers about the ethos and principles of international criminal law through this course. The course aims to create awareness about principles of international criminal laws and its application by international criminal tribunals along with understanding the legal regulations of international criminal justice.

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Study abroad

Joint LLM/MA in Environment Justice in South Asia

Institution: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: Four-year degree programme for Indian students

The course provides a unique learning experience in environment law with reference to South Asia and its application. The programme also helps students learn research tools specific to environment justice and laws.

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