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NLU Delhi (LLM Pro) grad Dushyant Chautala becomes deputy CM of Haryana

NLU Delhi LLM Dushyant Chautala (left) takes Haryana deputy CM post (pictured with VC Prof Ranbir Singh, right)
NLU Delhi LLM Dushyant Chautala (left) takes Haryana deputy CM post (pictured with VC Prof Ranbir Singh, right)

Dushyant Chautala, a 2018 LLM (Professional) graduate of NLU Delhi, has become deputy chief minister of the state of Haryana, as possibly the first national law university (post-)graduate to have done so.

The 31-year-old Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) member had obtained his LLM (Pro) in 2018, according to a Facebook post (pictured above) and his profile on myneta.info, according to which he has Rs 77 crore of assets.

He was first elected to to the Lok Sabha in 2014 breaking records as the youngest-ever Indian MP, according to the Indian Express, and will now preside over Haryana in a coalition with the BJP’s Manohar Lal Khattar, as chief minister.

The JJP supported the BJP with 10 seats, after the latter won 40 out of 90 assembly seats. He had founded the JJP with his father Ajay Chautala, the son of former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala, after expulsion from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) party.

Chautala also has a BSc in business administration from California State University Bakersfield in the US, from 2011, and an MA in Mass Communication from Guru Jambheshwar University Hisar in 2019.

According to NLU Delhi’s course programme, the LLM (Pro), as opposed to the plain LLM, “is to enrich academic excellence in professional services” and has 160 seats per year.

However, apparently “obtaining LL.M (Pro) will not qualify a candidate for academic (and other) jobs that require a LL.M as a minimum qualification.It will also not qualify a candidate to appear for the UGC’s National Eligibility Test or similar tests”.

The one-year LLM (Pro) programme costs Rs 1.25 lakh for Indian nationals.

The LLM (Pro) has three basic introduction-to-law-style courses, as well as three specialisations of mainstream legal subjects (see below).

LLM Pro curriculum
LLM Pro curriculum

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