Doctor of Law (L.L.D): List of Colleges, Details & Eligibility


Doctor of Law(L.L.D)

Doctor of Law or LLD is a next-level degree in Law that involves an exploration of language-based learning disabilities, including the many inherent characteristics, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural correlates. Its a 3-year course and student should have done Master in Law to become eligible for LLD.


Listed below are the basic minimum criteria of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course.

  • A 4 to 5- year long LLM completed from a recognized university
  • Minimum aggregate score of 50% at the level of LLM
  • An LLB completed from a recognized university
  • Minimum aggregate score of 50% in LLB


The syllabus involves a study of areas of receptive and expressive language, (including speaking, listening, reading & writing modalities), cognitive aspects of communication (attention, memory, sequencing, problem-solving and executive functioning), and social aspects of communication (challenging behavior, ineffective social skills, lack of communication opportunities.

The syllabus is designed to train eligible candidates ineffective intervention strategies, and interaction and personal qualities needed to collaborate with students, families and other professional colleagues to provide the most appropriate model of service delivery for children and adolescents with LLD.

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Admission Process:

Admission to LLD program is generally done on the basis of merit obtained in various entrance exams followed by a round of Personal Interview in some institutes. Some such entrance exams conducted for the course vary from institution to institution. Some of the top institutes which offer the course include:

  • National Law School of India University
  • National Law University
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Chanakya National Law University

Admission to the course is done in 2 stages:

  1. Entrance Test (involving components of assessment such as Research Methodology, and a research proposal- specific paper)
  2. Personal Interview (involving assessment of fitness, work experience, publications and statement of purpose)

Subsequently, qualifying candidates are required to submit a research proposal of about 10 to 12 pages. The research proposal needs to contain the title, a statement of purpose and background information on the subject, hypothesis and methodology, a research design. The research proposal for interdisciplinary research ought to have components which have a bearing on legal theory, review and reform.

Applicants are selected based on their research proposal and the report put together by the board of the PG Council.

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Top Institutes Offering LLD  

The average tuition fee charged in India for the course ranges between INR 5,000 (government institutes) to 5 lacs (private institutes).

Listed below are some of the renowned institutes in India that offer LLD:

College Name College/Institute Average Annual Fees in INR
National Law School of India University Bangalore 68,333
National Law University New Delhi 65,833
West Bengal Law University Kolkatta 70,000
Chanakya National Law University Patna 38,000
Banaras Hindu University Varanasi 1,700
National Law University Jodhpur 65.8K
National Law School Banglore 1.1 lacs
Karnataka State Law University Hubli 5.81K
Mats University Raipur 1.2 lacs
OP Jindal University Sonipat 10 lacs
Srinivas University Mangalore 85K
Mats School of Law Raipur 1.2 lacs

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