A Flexible Option
Guru Gobind Singh Indrapastha University (GGSIPU) has launched two new weekend courses for legal proffesionals.
Working professionals need to upgrade their skills to be able to give their best in the job. In order to help people who are employed and still want to study, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) has launched two new weekend courses — LLM in cyber law and cyber crime & LLM in intellectual and industry property law.
“These weekend courses have been tailored to suit the interests of working professionals. These courses will give professionals the flexibility to juggle their work as well as studies,” says Suman Gupta, dean, University School of Law and Legal Studies, GGSIPU.
Both courses are of two years’ duration. A minimum of four teachers will be deputed to take the course. The LLM cyber law and cyber crime will cover areas such as social transformation in India, constitutionalism, judicial process and research methodology. The LLM intellectual and industry property law will cover areas such as trademark law, design law, patents, geographical indications and copyright law among others. The four-semester programme will have a common first semester. “Students can choose what they want to study in the second and third semester — LLM cyber law and cyber crime or LLM intellectual and industry property law. The fourth semester will involve writing a dissertation. Students will be given a guide and they can get their queries addressed by the guides assigned to them,” states Gupta.
Talking about future opportunities available to students and professionals once they complete the course, Gupta states that students could go for a PhD.
Both courses have 20 seats each. Students should either have a graduation or postgraduation degree in law (a minimum marks of 50%) and two years of work experience in order to be eligible to apply. Forms are available at 24 Indian Bank branches in Delhi and NCR. The forms have to be submitted at GGSIPU before July 14.