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LLM in Criminal Law

Criminal Law is one of the most popular specializations of law. The study of Criminal Law includes the statutes, rules, and regulations which define conduct that is prohibited by the law due to the threat it poses as well as the harm it can cause to public safety and welfare. Apart from that, Criminal Law also lays down the punishment that can be imposed on any individual or group of people if they break any law.

Criminal Law is the top choice of specialization of many law aspirants. Candidates who pursue the specialization of Criminal Law have to interrogate witnesses, interview clients, conduct trials, correlate proofs and findings, prepare a case for the defence of his/ her client and he/ she also has to examine as well as cross-examine witnesses in court.

Candidates who graduate from this programme are also entrusted with the task of policy making, crime preventive measures, legitimate interests of crime victims. The course also enables the candidates to deal with the cases of miscarriages of justice, criminal justice processes.
Criminal law graduates can join a legal firm or they can start their own practice. They can also work at the session court, trial court or the high court with various job profiles like Government Advocate, Government Pleader, Additional Public Prosecutor, Criminal Law Practitioner, Lecturer, and Standing Counsel

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The aim of the programme is to produce postgraduates with advanced knowledge and understanding of developments in modern corporate world with higher order critical, analytical, problem solving and transferable skills; to make student think rigorously and independently to meet higher level expectations of legal profession, academics, research establishments.

The Programme Educational Objectives are to prepare the students to:

  1. Adopt lifelong learning philosophy for continuous improvement.
  2. Cultivating ProfessionalIdentity
  3. FosteringProfessionalEthics
  4. Gaining Insight into the corporate Law in different Legal System
  5. Promoting CulturalCompetency
  6. EncouragingLifelongLearning and Professional Reflection
  7. To promote student to Learning to Work Collaboratively

Programme Outcomes (POs)

Program Outcomes (POs)

After undergoing this programme, a student will be able to:

  • Solve legal problems by applying foundational knowledge of the rules regulating the legal profession.
  • Identify and apply relevant legal authority.
  • Communicate clearly in speech and writing.
  • Demonstrate the fundamental professional lawyering skills for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession.

Program Specific Outcomes(PSO’s)

  • Understand the structure, components and functioning of the various institutions of the Indian legal system and the role of law in day to day life.
  • Describe the general principles of law with the nature and sources of law, relation of law with human and institutional agencies responsible for the protection of human rights, liberty and balancing the interests of the individuals and society
  • Demonstrate the concepts of the legal provisions by addressing the ideological framework and analyse and apply for the benefit of the larger society

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

3 years/5years Degree in Law from recognized university/ institution with minimum 50% (45% in case of SC/ST) marks in aggregate from any recognized University / Institution. Admission is based on CLAT/LSAT.

How to Apply?


Rukmini Knowledge Park, Kattigenahalli, Yelahanka, Bangalore - 560064, Karnataka

+91-90211 90211 +91-80-4696 6966

Application Fee

LLM in Criminal Law

Indian / SAARC Nationals 1000
NRI Fee 2000
Foreign Nationals 50