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The NLU Delhi LLM- The Opaque Hostel Allocation Process and the Rest

All may seem good and rosy in NLUD, yes the National Law University, Delhi but there are some rots in the system and they are significant ones. This post is an attempt to open the eyes of the University to look at the position of justice in one of the most coveted law universities of the country.

Arbitrariness?…Yes, the hostel allocation...

The LL.M. regulations for 2015-16 state that NLU Delhi is a Residential University which implies that hostel facility shall be allotted to students but as per the document stating the results of the AILET 2015 for LL.M., the candidates were not to be given the hostel facility. The regulations cannot be superseded in such a capricious and arbitrary manner by a subsequent rule. But be that as it may, there is still a further deviation or departure even from the subsequent norm.

As per the said document, hostel facility was not to be made available to the LL.M. students (male candidates). But around 3 male candidates have been allotted hostel facility. The process has not been transparent as there were many other candidates who wanted to avail the facility but were denied the same citing the rules stated in the document. Consequently, they were forced to rent a flat and stay outside the campus. The said document can still be accessed on the University website. I have already saved a copy in case they deactivate it, so anyone who wants it can just drop a comment. 


The Great First Competition Law LL.M. in the country, first is fine but is it really great?

There was a lot of pomp and show around the launch of the first ever competition law LL.M. in India by NLUD. But the reality is very dark.

From no classes to full day classes, from no attendance maintenance to fulfilling of the attendance records just before the exam, this course is witnessing everything. Even the result of the first semester is still not out, i.e., after around 50 days of the exam.

The back and forth on take-home exam

The examination policy of the University was communicated to the students towards the fag end of the semester. While in the beginning, the nature of the exam as told to students was take-home examination, in the end, a sit-in exam was conducted. The question is not about the manner of exam but about the need that the PG Council must keep the students well-informed. 

So, should you go for NLUD LL.M.?

Yes, because good things don’t often very often in one’s life. Though there are aforesaid shortcomings but there are wonderful teachers like Prof. M.P. Singh who give you an unparalleled course on Comparative Constitutional Law. Just go for him, and you wouldn’t regret. Besides, college has a great library but they don’t lend books during the semester break in an already short 1 year LL.M. Course. The online resources are also excellent and you are even given off-campus access of important legal databases.

So, go in for the Public Law or Private Law LL.M. but not for the competition law one as it is still developing. Moreover, expect some injustice and arbitrariness in processes like Hostel allocation etc.



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