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University of Madras M.L. Admission 2017 – Master of Laws

University of Madras M.L. Admission 2014The University is offering M.L. degree course in the following branches under private study (Non-semester) for the academic year 2017-2018 through English Medium only in the Department of Legal Studies. All details regarding M.L Admission are given in this article.

  • Br-I – International Law and Constitutional Law
  • Br-III Criminal Law
  • Br-V- Intellectual Property Law
  • Br-VI- Human Rights and Environmental Law
  • Br-VII- Labour and Administrative Law

Last date for issue / submission of filled in application is 31 Oct 2017.

Application Form

Application can also be downloaded from the University website at
However, the cost of application for Rs.200/- by means of Demand Draft shall be enclosed,
failing which the application will be summarily rejected. Candidates can also download and fill their Application form from the direct link provided below.

Submission of filled in application : Candidates desiring to register for M.L. Degree under private study shall register on or before 31.10.2017 in the prescribed form together with the prescribed fee of Rs.15,000/- (Note: In case of candidates who have qualified for B.L./L.L.B., degree from other than
University of Madras should pay a Recognition fee of Rs.250/- and Matricula fee of Rs.50/- as
the case may be in addition to the above fees) in the form of Demand Draft, drawn in favour the
REGISTRAR, University of Madras along with photo copies of (attested X,XII or its equivalent
and U.G. Marks sheets/ certificates and also Original and photo copies of marks sheets/
certificates of B.L. /L.L.B., degree. Candidates are directed to pay Rs.1000/- towards dissertation
fee, in addition to the Examination fee

Issue of Application in Person : Applications can be had in person at the “Application Sales Counter” at the Chepauk Campus of the University on payment of cash Rs.200/- (Rs.100 for SC/ ST candidates on production of attested photo copy of the community certificate.) For more details – visit the University website:

Issue of Application by Post : Those who want to obtain application by post have to send a written requisition specifying the name of the programme together with a Demand Draft for a sum of Rs.250/- (Rs.200/- towards cost of Application and Rs.50/- towards postage) drawn in favour of “The Registrar, University of Madras, Chennai -600 005.”

Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate who has passed in 3 year B.L./ L.L.B., or 5 year B.L./L.L.B from a recognized University under regular pattern of study i.e.(10+2+3+3) or (11+1+3+3) or (10+2+5).
  • Eligibility for award of Degree  – A candidate should complete the degree within five years from the academic year in which he /she registers for the course. The candidate should each year attend the compulsory ten days personal contact programme classes. Only then he/she will be eligible for the I & II year examinations respectively.


Candidates whose registration have been approved shall apply for the M.L. degree examination in the prescribed form together with the prescribed examination fee and be eligible to appear in the immediately following June examination for the first year papers and after a lapse of one year for the second year papers . Supplementary Examination will be conducted in the month of December.

A Candidate has to complete his M.L. Degree Private study within 5 Academic years from the year of joining. Students who could not complete their degree within the stipulated time and has only 3 arrears papers including Dissertation may be permitted as a Special Case to complete the M.L. Degree with a payment of Rs.10,000/- or as prescribed from time to time as a Penal Fee. Such Candidates should appear immediately after the expiry of Maximum 5 years and they may be given permission for two appearances (June and December) in the following Academic year.

  • Dissertation and Viva = 200 marks (Dissertation : 150 marks , Viva : 50 marks)
  • Viva will be conducted only in the Department of Legal Studies, University of Madras, Chennai.

Eligibility to appear for Theory Examination : Only if a candidate attends the Compulsory P.C.P. he/she is eligible to appear for the theory Examination.

Rules and Regulations Relating to Admission / Registration

A candidate who has failed to register for the First year M.L. Degree Examiantion after the provisional registration may be permitted to seek re-registration only in the following Academic year by paying a re-registration fee of Rs.2,000/- or as prescribed from time to time.

A first year M.L. Private study candidate who wishes to change the Branch after registration and before the First year Compulsory PCP Classes may be permitted to change the Branch on the payment of Rs.500/- or as prescribed from time to time.

For Complete detail regarding University of Madras M.L. Admission 2017 check – Information brochure

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