Master of Laws

1 Year – 2 Semesters – Full Time

Excellence in Research and Social Accountability


Master of Laws (LLM) is a one-year full-time postgraduate course with specializations in Criminal Law, Business Law, International Law & Arbitration, Cyber Law, and IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Laws.

What sets the LLM programme at Vishwakarma University apart is the expert faculty and research-oriented rigorous academics. This enables the students to gain knowledge of the law and inculcate a research attitude.

The LLM course develops critical thinking and promotes a spirit of inquiry. We encourage the students to research socially relevant issues which have a lasting impact. We encourage our students to learn practical legal skills in analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable skills such as research and presentation skills.

Outcome On successful completion of the LLM programme at VU (Law) the student will be able to :
1 Sharpen their legal knowledge and research skills.
2 Cultivate an analytical approach towards socio-legal problems.
3 Evaluate the functioning of the laws and legal machinery.
4 Devise viable solutions to socio-legal problems through extensive research.
5 Follow ethical principles of the legal profession.
6 Empathize with various sections of the society and uphold the core Constitutional Values.



Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Research Methodology and Legal Writing 3
GC Comparative Public law 3
GC Law and Justice in a globalizing world 3
  1. Principles of Criminal Law or
  2. Corporate Law & Governance (PaperI) or
  3. Public International Law  or
  4. Fundamentals of Cyber Law or
  5. Copyright and Patents Law (Paper I)


Course Type Course Name Credits
GC Corporate Finance 3
GC Criminology and Penology 3
GC E-commerce and Legal Issues 3
GC International Commercial Arbitration 3
GC Trademarks Law and Geographical Indications 3
GC Competition Law 3
GC Investigation and Forensic Science 3
GC IPR in Cyber Space 3
GC International Economic Law 3
GC Designs and Undisclosed Information 3
GE Corporate Crimes 3
GE International Criminal Law 3
GE Cyber Security and Law 3
GE Private International Law 3
GE IPR and Biotechnology 3
Practical Dissertation 5

  • The aim of this programme is to encourage and conduct investigations in legal and allied fields.
  • This programme helps to provide in-depth knowledge of law through specialized subjects.
  • Students are equipped with research skills and are enabled to publish studies, research articles, etc.
  • The programme prepares students for graduate careers working abroad or in organizations that are engaged in business on a global scale. 
  • Designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills required for working effectively across different national contexts, in a range of business and management roles. 
  • Prepares students to adapt strategies to other cultures, systems and regulations.
  • Facilitates Corporate connect through live projects, shadowing opportunities, internships and various interaction with the industry.

Ms. Sarika Sagar
Faculty of Law

Ms. Sarika Sagar
Assistant Professor & HoD,
Dr. Prabuddh Ganguly
Faculty of Law

Dr. Prabuddh Ganguly
Professor Emeritus
Dr. Sukdeo Ingale
Faculty of Law

Dr. Sukdeo Ingale
Assistant Professor
Dr. Padmaja Kathikar
Faculty of Law

Dr. Padmaja Kathikar
Assistant Professor
Ms. Apurva Bhilare
Faculty of Law

Ms. Apurva Bhilare
Assistant Professor
Ms. Deepshikha Sharma
Faculty of Law

Ms. Deepshikha Sharma
Assistant Professor
Ms. Unmesha Patil
Faculty of Law

Ms. Unmesha Patil
Assistant Professor
Mr. Harshad Karad
Faculty of Law

Mr. Harshad Karad
Assistant Professor
Ms. Jahanvi Mongia
Faculty of Law

Ms. Jahanvi Mongia
Assistant Professor
Mr. Divyanshu Priyadarshi
Faculty of Law

Mr. Divyanshu Priyadarshi
Assistant Professor
Ms. Siddhi Singh
Faculty of Law

Ms. Siddhi Singh
Assistant Professor

  • Students can take up research and work for Government Research Projects, become research associates or research assistants.
  • Students can start their own firm or join as an advocate in reputed Law Firms 
  • Students can take up consultancy, arbitration, conciliation, mediation as a profession 
  • Students can appear for competitive examinations, appear for NET/ SET and pursue academics. 
  • Legal Reporting for Media is an emerging avenue which students can explore


"I am extremely lucky and proud to be a part of Vishwakarma University. It proved to be a pool of research prospects for me. The all-time support and motivation of the faculty members in doing research work has indeed enhanced my critical thinking capacity which is beneficial in my professional career."

-Agnes Lalrampari (LLM, Batch: 2019-20)


“My knowledge and confidence have been boosted after coming here. The time to time conducting mentoring and counselling sessions helped me a lot to overcome my difficulties and to get myself accustomed to the pace of the regular study regime."

-Laltha Moli (LLM, Batch: 2019-20) 

  • As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. These rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Vishwakarma University is conferred with the Emerging University of the Year award in Western India by ASSOCHAM in its 13th Higher Education Conclave 2020.
  • The first team sent by the Department of Law for the National Level Virtual Moot Court Competition stood third in the competition after 4 grueling rounds of arguments. The team also won the award for Best Researcher. The National Moot Court Competition was organised by I - WIN IP Services and Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), DPII, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India in association with Osmania University.

Option 1- In Person 

Option 2 – Online 

Note: Vishwakarma University (VU), Pune charges application form fee.


Three or, Five years LL.B. Degree from any Indian or Foreign University recognized by the UGC with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade.

Entrance Examination : VUNET

  • Saturday, 27th March, 2021
  • Saturday, 29th May, 2021
  • Saturday, 26th June, 2021
  • Saturday, 24th July, 2021
  • Saturday, 25th September, 2021


Intake : 120

Programme Commencement Date : 16th August, 2021.

As applicable for UG / PG Programme

For Reserved Category Students – Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, are additionally required (over and above listed documents).

Last date of submitting all / pending documents: 30th September 2021.

  • Rs. 1,00,000/- Per academic year (annual fees).  
  • Hostel fees (if applicable) and Examination Form Fee will be charged separately.

Click Here to know the applicable Annual Fees and Amount to be paid in instalments.

Note: Postdated cheques (PDCs) are to be submitted for Installment II and III at the time of provisional admission along with payment of Installment I.


Option I – Visit Accounts Section, Vishwakarma University Office, Pune, and deposit only DD or Cheque of requisite amount. No Cash Payment. DD / Cheque should not be deposited directly into the bank. It is to be deposited to University’s Accounts Section (Monday – Saturday, 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). DD or Cheque is to be drawn in the name of “Vishwakarma University” Payable at Pune.

Option II – EDC Machine (Card Swipe Machine). Use Debit or Credit Card to swipe for payment of requisite fees at Accounts Counter, Vishwakarma University, Admissions Office, Pune.

Option III – RTGS / NEFT / IMPS (Immediate Payment Service - Interbank Electronic Fund Transfer)

Institute Name Vishwakarma University
State Maharashtra
District / City Pune
Bank HDFC Bank Limited
Branch Kondhwe, Khurd, Pune 411 048.
Type of Account Current
Account Number 50200027418843
IFSC Code HDFC0000029 (Fifth to Ninth character is “Zero”)

After completion of the transaction, inform the accounts section at the earliest on email (accounts.university@vupune.ac.in) or visit the accounts section with the following details.

  1. Student’s Full Name
  2. Programme & Year
  3. Date of Transaction
  4. Amount of Transaction
  5. Bank Name
  6. UTR No. and / or Transaction Id

After receipt of said information, the accounts section will issue a payment receipt.

Separate accommodation and food facility for Boys and Girls on a first come first serve basis.

  • Boys Hostel (Grade A & B) with capacity more than 140 Beds
  • Girls Hostel with capacity more than 70 Beds.
  • Food (Compulsory) – Vegetarian
  • Booking Amount : Rs. 10 Thousand
  • Refundable Deposit : Rs. 5 Thousand
  • Laundry Charges : Charged separately
  • Transport : Hostel to VU (To and Fro) Rs. 1 Thousand - (bi-monthly) subject to minimum number of seats.

Note : Refer photo gallery for Hostel facilities.

Counselling & Admission Officers :

Mr. Ganesh Thite / Mr. Vinayak Shinde

Vishwakarma University, Main Building, Room No. 1006, Survey No. 2, 3, 4 Laxmi Nagar,

Kondhwa (Bk.) Pune - 411048.

Maharashtra, India.

Contact Numbers: +91 90670 022 23 / 24 / 25 / 26

Email: admissions@vupune.ac.in | connect@vupune.ac.in

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