LL.M. & LL.M. HRDE Programme


  1. Admission to all the LL.M. & LL.M. HRDE programmes in the Faculty of Law shall be made on merit in the PET (Post-graduate Entrance Test).
  2. The LLM. and LL.M. HRDE programmes shall have the status of regular and special courses of study, respectively. A candidate seeking admission shall be required to make separate application for consideration of admission in the said programmes.
  3. There shall be an Admission Committee constituted under the provision of Ordinances and consisting of the Head of the Department and two senior members of the teaching staff of the department in station.
  4. Admission cannot be claimed by any candidate as a matter of right. The admission or re-admission of a candidate shall be entirely at the discretion of the Admission Committee, which may refuse or admit any student without assigning any reason therefor.
  5. On his/her selection for admission to LL.M. & LL.M. HRDE Programme, the candidate shall, within the time fixed by the Dean, Faculty of Law deposit the tuition and other fees prescribed for the programme. If the candidate fails to deposit the fees within the stipulated time, his/her selection shall automatically stand cancelled. Such a candidate shall not be admitted to the concerned programme unless a fresh order of selection or extension of date for payment of fees is issued by the Dean of the Faculty concerned.
  6. There is no provision for re-admission in the 1st semester of LL.M. & LL.M. HRDE Programme (except as stated in promotion rules).
  7. Foreign Students: Applications of foreign nationals nominated by the Government of India under scholarship schemes and self-financing Foreign Nationals shall be entertained for the aforesaid programme. They shall not be subject to the Entrance Test provided they have passed the equivalent qualifying examination and satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements with relaxation in maximum age for admission.
    Reservation to the extent of 15% of the quota of seats in a subject, on supernumerary basis, for Foreign Nationals shall be made for admission to each of the various aforementioned core subject available in the Faculty provided the applications are routed through the office of International Students Advisor, BHU.
    The International Students Advisor shall get examined the eligibility etc. of each applicant and shall issue the eligibility letter to the concerned foreign national, if found eligible. Further details of the process etc. shall be available from the office of the International Students Advisor, BHU, Varanasi, India.



  1. LL.M.M
    Three year LL.B. after Graduation under atleast 10+2+3 pattern or Five years LL.B. under 1+2+5 pattern recognised by the Bar Council of India with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in LL.B. Degree.
  2. LL.M. Human Rights & Duties Education
    LL.B. Three (10+2+3) OR Five year (10+2+5) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from BCI recognized Institutions.


The minimum eligibility conditions for admission to LL.M. One Year Degree programmes has been described in Section 3 above. In addition, following documents would also be required:

  1. Candidates selected for admission to the concerned PG programme of study shall submit the following certificates:
    1. Transfer Certificate/Migration certificate from the University/ Institute last attended indicating that he/she has passed qualifying examination from another University;
    2. Certificate of character from the Principal of the College last attended.
  2. If the Head of the Department concerned is satisfied that there are genuine difficulties in the production of the above certificates he/she shall, at the request of the candidate, give him/her time to submit the above certificates within the period prescribed by the University. In case he/she is unable to do so, his/her admission shall be cancelled.


  1. 15% Seats shall be reserved for Scheduled Caste, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe and 27% for Other Backward Class candidates.
  2. Admission against SC/ST shall be made provided the candidate has passed the qualifying examination (with minimum 30% marks in aggregate for LL.B.programme) and appeared in the entrance test.
  3. Admission against OBC seats shall be made provided the candidate has passed the qualifying examination with prescribed percentage of marks (for OBC candidates a relaxation of 5% marks in aggregrate is provided in comparison to the requirement of minimum eligibility prescribed for General candidates (and appeared in the Entrance Test.
  4. Vacant seats reserved for SC/ST/OBC candidates, if, any, shall be filled as per Rules. Appearance in the post-graduate entrance test is mandatory for admission.
  5. 10% supernumerary seats shall be reserved for the sons/ daughters of permanent employees (including those on probation) of the University currently in service or were in service during the academic session immediately preceding the one (session) for which the Entrance Test is held, provided the candidate fulfils the minimum eligibility requirements and qualifies in the PET. BHU employees’ sons/daughter’s category applicants shall be required to submit the certificate of the employee ward only in the prescribed format duly signed and issued by the Dy.Registrar (Administration) if called for admission.
  6. The Faculty, if considered appropriate by its PPC, may admit students under the supernumerary paid seat quota as per the norms fixed by the University from time to time and laid in the Information Bulletin for the concerned year of admission.
  7. 3% seats, on horizontal reservation basis, shall be reserved for PC (Physically Challenged) candidates (visually impaired 1% + hearing impaired 1% + orthopedically handicapped 1%) provided they fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements and qualify in the UET/PET. They shall have to submit a PC certificate issued by the District CMO at the time of submitting the application. Candidates who claim for PC category shall be considered under this category on an approval from the University Medical Board only at the time of admission.
  8. Admission under sports Seats shall be done as per the University rules contained in the information bulletin of the concerned admission year.


  1. A student of the LL.M. & LL.M. HRDE degree programme shall not be permitted to seek admission concurrently to any other full time degree or diploma programme in the University or elsewhere unless otherwise provided for in the Ordinances hereinafter defined.
  2. To qualify for the LL.M. & LL.M. HRDE degree, the candidate must:
    1. satisfy the minimum requirement as prescribed above for the LL.M. & LL.M. HRDE Degree Programmes.
    2. attend regular courses of lectures, seminars, sessionals/ practicals as may be prescribed for the LL.M. & LL.M. HRDE Examinations in the relevant prospectus of studies.
    3. pass in the required number of courses taught during the 4 semesters, as the case may be, to accumulate the stipulated minimum number of credits prescribed for the degree. An Examination shall be held at the end of each semester in various courses taught during that semester. The overall performance in sessionals/ practicals and written examinations in the prescribed number of courses shall determine the result of the candidate for the LL.M. & LL.M. HRDE degree in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed for the purpose.
    4. Sessionals shall include class tests, presentations, quiz, assignments etc. as prescribed by the various Boards of Studies.


  1. A student is required to have full, i.e., 100%, attendance and condonation upto 30% can be considered for specific cogent reasons. Out of this 30%, only 10% condonation will be permitted without taking any application from the student. Rest 20% condonation may be given by the Dean. Further, a student shall be deemed to have minimum percentage of attendance only if, apart from the above, he/she has attended at least 50% of the classes in each subject also. The cogent reasons for condonation are given below.
    1. Participation in NCC/NSC/NSS Camps duly supported by certificate.
    2. Participation in University or College Team Games or Interstate or Inter-University tournaments, duly supported by certificate from the Secretary of the University Sports Board or President of the College Athletic Association concerned.
    3. Participation in Educational Excursions, which form a part of teaching in any subject conducted on working days duly certified by the Dean.
    4. University Deputation for Youth Festival duly certified by the Dean.
    5. Prolonged illness duly certified by the Medical Officer or the Superintendent, S.S. Hospital, Banaras Hindu University or any other Registered Medical Practitioner, provided such certificate is submitted to the Dean, Faculty of Law in time.
    6. No relaxation beyond 30% shall be considered in any case.
  2. The attendance of a newly admitted candidate shall be counted from the date of his/her admission, or date of beginning of classes which ever is later, while in the case of promoted candidates, attendance shall be counted from the date on which respective class begins. However in case of promotion after declaration of results of supplementary examination (if any), the attendance will be counted from the date of admission in the respective case.
  3. There shall be an Attendance Monitoring Committee in the Faculty under the Chairmanship of the Dean.


  1. The students admitted to LLM HRDE programme shall be required to pay a special course fee of Rs.30,000/- per annum in addition to the regular fee prescribed at clause 6(ii) below.
  2. All candidates to be admitted such fees as prescribed by the Academic Council from time to time