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About Department

With the sole motto of providing Law Graduates of Jharkhand an opportunity to have Post Graduate Degree in Law, LL.M. (4 Semester) Course has been introduced at Ranchi College, Ranchi in year 2004. Since its inception the LL. M. Department never looked back and always achieve a new height. In its 14 years of journey it has produced not only hundreds of Post Graduates but given number of Law Scholars to the Judiciary.
Ranchi College, Ranchi has been upgraded as a Unitary State University and now it is known as Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University. With this new beginning LL.M. Department is now incarnated as University Department of Law with an aim to provide some other specialised Courses such as Post Graduate Diploma in Tribal and Customary Law etc.

Faculty Details




The Dr.Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, Ranchi may confer Post-Graduate Degree in Law (LL.M.) on such candidates, who are eligible for admission to the LL.M. Degree Course, have received regular instructions in the Prescribed Courses of Study, passed relevant examinations and being otherwise suitable by virtue of their character, have fulfilled such other conditions as may be laid down from time to time by the appropriate authorities.

  1. Degree:  LL. M. Degree of Dr.Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, Ranchi.
  2. Duration & Curriculum of the Course – Two (02) Years comprises 4 (four) Semester.
  3. Mode of Admission: On the basis of merit list of Entrance Test.

Note : Having same marks in the entrance test applicant with earlier date of birth will be selected.

  1. Admission Form : Online (Website : : Download Admission form from the website fill it up and submit along with prescribed fee  take print out of admission form and fee receipt and submit to the office of the department of Law along with required documents i.e.

Self attested copies of i) LL.B. Mark Sheet, ii) CLC/TC iii) Caste and Income Certificates  iv) Migration Certificate

  1. Total Number of Seats : 40+04

Open :  20 (Twenty)          ST:  10(Ten)                         SC:  04(Four)

                                                BC I:  03(Three),     BC II: 02(Two)

                                                Physically Challenged: 01(One)

Payment:      04 (Four)

  1. Reservation :

As per Government of Jharkhand Directive at present: ST- 26% (10 Seats) SC- 10% (04 Seats), BC-I, 8% (03 Seats), BC-II 06% (02 Seats) One (01) Seat for Physically Challenged Applicants.

8.       The Curriculum and Duration of Studies:

  1. The curriculum of the LL.M. Degree shall comprise of the courses set out in schedule "A"
  2. The Board of Studies in Law shall prescribe changes in Paper and/or contents of various papers as per requirement of the time and report the matter to the Academic Council of the DSPM University for its consideration.
  3. The Curriculum of Study for the LL.M. Degree shall be spread over to two Academic Years divided in to Four Semesters.
  4. The Academic Year shall extend from the day of the reopening of University after Summer Vacation to the last working day of the concerned academic years.




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LL.M. Two years (Four Semester) Degree Course shall be divided into two parts comprising of Four Semesters.



Paper-I          :           Legal Philosophy

Paper-II         :           Indian Constitutional Law

Paper-III        :           Legal and Social Science Research Methods.(Project Work)


Paper-IV       :           Business Organisation (Company Law Excluding Management)

Paper-V         :           Business Management (Company Management and Administration)

Paper-VI       :           Law relating to Multination/Corporations/Regulations of Labour Management Relations.   


Paper-VII      :           General Principles of Contract

Paper-VIII     :           Specific Contracts

Paper-IX        :           Insurance



The IVth Semester shall be devoted to writing a dissertation on an approved topic and teaching assignment of at least 10 periods on select modules related to the topic of dissertation in the presence of two Senior Teachers. A student is also required, at least one month before the submission of the dissertation, to present a Seminar on the topic of Dissertation before the Faculty Committee. Only on the approval of the Faculty Committee the student shall be allowed to submit the dissertation for examination. The Faculty Committee shall give due consideration to the report of the above referred two teachers in allowing the submission of the dissertation for examination. The date of the submission of the dissertation shall be decided by the University Department of Law of the University.




  1. Concepts of Jurisprudence, Legal theory and Legal Philosophy, Scope of Legal Philosophy, Schools of Jurisprudence; Relevance of Social Science and their relations with Law.
  2. Philosophical School :
  3. Frederick Georg Wihel Hegel
  4. Immanuel Kant
  5. Analytical Legal Position :

         Ideological Basis of the Rise of Positivism; Austinian Theory of Law; HLA Hart, Hans Kelsen.

  1. Sociological Realist Theory
  2. American Realist Theory
  3. Historical Jurisprudence: Fredrick Karl Von Savigny and Sir Henry Summer Maine.
  4. Natural Law: Characteristics of Natural Law: History of Natural Law Thought: Classical Natural Law; Decline and Revival of Natural Law.
  5. Marxist Theory of Law
  6. Law and Morals
  7. Sources of Law: Custom; Precedent and Legislation.
  8. Legal Rights: Hohifieidian of Property.
  9. Concept and Theories of Property.
  10. Concept and Theories of Legal Personality.


  1. Indian Federalism :

Conceptual position. Cooperative Federalism, Indian Federalism from the British Raj to the present time. Nature of the Indian Constitution.

  1. Distribution of Legislative Powers:

The scheme of distribution of Legislative Powers in India.

The Judicial approach and the present position. Sarkaria's


  1. The Supreme Court :

Jurisdiction and powers of the Supreme Court: Independence of Judiciary, its role as the guardian of the Constitution, Supreme Court of Indian and Social Jurisprudence.

  1. Right to Equality :

Its scope, permissible classification. New approach to Article 14, Equality of opportunity in matters of Public employment and in admission to educational Institutions.

  1. Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression :

The area of the Freedom and its limitations (Special emphasis shall be paid to the liberty of press as interpreted by the Supreme Court).

  1. Right to Life and Personal Liberty :

The changing dimensions of personal liberty. Impact of Maneka Gandhi case on Criminal Justice.

  1. Right to Freedom of Religion :

The scope of the Freedom and the State Control. Individual's Freedom Vs Freedom of the Denomination.

  1. Amending Powers :

Scope of the Constituent Power, Amending Process; The process in action, limitations and the Judicial Response.



  1. Introduction :

Meaning and objectives of Research; kinds of Research; Importance of Research; Criteria of Good Research; Problems of Researchers in India.

  1. Formulation of the Research Problems :

Selection of Problem; Different steps in formulating the Problem; Illustrations.

  1. Research Methodology :

Procedural Guideline regarding the Research Process; Defining the Research problems; Survey of the Literature; Working Hypothesis; Preparation of Research Design. Determination of Sample Design Collection of Data; Observation; Personal Interviews; Questionnaires and Schedules; Analysis of Data; Test of Hypothesis; Preparation of the Report. 

  1. Thesis Writing :

Importance of Report Writing:

  1. Different steps in writing Research Report: Layout of Research writing; Preliminary; Main Text: Conclusion and Observation.
  2. Mechanics of writing a Research Report: Practical Aspect, Physical Design.  Treatment of quotation; Footnotes, Documentation Style; Abbreviations, Bibliography, Index etc.


  1. Formulation of one Research Problem; Involvement of Research Methodology; Preparation of the Report, i.e. Project Report.
  2. One Exercise involving questions about the Legal and Social Science Research Methods.




  1. Company as a legal person, Lifting the veil of Corporate Personality.
  2. Legal position of the promoters of a company; pre-incorporation contracts vis-s-vis, promoters.
  3. Prospectus-Definition, Contents and Liability in case of false representation in the prospectus.
  4. Memorandum and Articles of Association-Contents Alteration and Legal Effects.
  5. The Objects Clause of memorandum of Association and Doctrine of Ultra Vires.
  6. Share Capital-kind of share Capital; Producer for increase and reduction of share-Capital.
  7. Charges : Floating Charge and Fixed Charge, Circumstances when floating charge becomes a fixed charge.
  8. Protection of the interests of minority shareholders.


  1. Structure of corporate management in India with comparative study of England and Continental Countries.
  2. Division of powers between company in General Meeting and Board of Directors.
  3. Legal Position of Directors and Criminal Liability of Officers of the Company.
  4. Judicial and Administrative remedies in the case of Management.
  5. Appointment, Removal and Remuneration of Directors, Managing Director and Manager.
  6. Appointment of the Secretary of the Company, his qualification duties and legal position.
  7. Investigation, Special Audit, Cost Audit.
  8. Borrowing powers of a company and its Directors, Effects of Doctrine of Constructive Notice and Indoor Management.


  1. Industrial Concept under the Industries Dispute Act, 1947. Such as Industry, Workman, Industrial Dispute, Award.
  2. Reference Mechanism of Dispute under Industrial Dispute Act, 1947.
  3. Industrial Adjudication under Industrial Dispute Act, 1947
  4. Regulation of Management's Prerogatives before the authorities under the Industrial Dispute Act, 1947.
  5. Constitution and Functions of Industrial Tribunal and Labour Court and Conciliation Officer.
  6. Strike and Lock Out.

Concepts, Nature & Statutory Regulation of Strike and Lock outs, Rights to Strike and the Nature.

  1. Voluntary Arbitration : (Under I. D. Act, 1947)

Registration of Trade Union and its Cancellation.

Rights & Liabilities of Trade Unions.

Immunities of Trade Unions.

  1. Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946,

Standing Orders and Certification.

Modification of Standing Orders.

Nature of Standing Orders Certified Under the Act.




  1. Formation of Contract: A critical study of offer and acceptance, communication, acceptance and revocation of the terms and acceptance.
  2. Standard form contract.
  3. Doctrine of Consideration and Privity of Contract; Controversy regarding the abolition of Consideration.
  4. Capacity to contract: Nature of Minor's Agreement and the Doctrine of Restitution.
  5. Important of Consent: Its Existence and Absence.
  6. Public Policy and Contracts: Agreements relating to restrain in trade and wagering agreements.
  7. Discharge of contracts with special reference to the doctrine of Frustration.
  8. Implied Contract.
  9. Breach of Contract and Remedies available with special reference to the general principles of the Assessment of Damages.


  1. Contract of Agency: Definition, Nature, Creation, Ratification, Rights and Duties, Termination, Liability of Principal for Misrepresentation and Fraud by Agent, Agent's Personal liability.
  2. Contract of Indemnity: Definition, Characteristics, Control of Insurance as contract of Indemnity.
  3. Contract of Guarantee: Definition, Characteristics, Difference between Indemnity and Guarantee, Surety-Right & Liabilities Discharge Surety.
  4. Contract of Bailment:  Definition, Rights and Liabilities of Bailer and Bailee, Lien-General and Particular.
  5. Contract of Pledge: Definition, Difference between Bailment and Pledge Right. Rights and Liabilities of Pledger and Pledgee.


  1. Nature and definition of the Contract of Insurance, Distinction between Life, Fire and Marine Insurance Contract. 
  2. Insurance and Wagering Contracts.
  3. Insurable interests: Its essentials.
  4. Indemnity as the Controlling Principle of Insurance Laws.
  5. An insurance contract is a contract of Uberrrima fidei, i.e. of utomost good-faith.
  6. Doctrine of subrogation; its essentials. Subrogation as a necessary corollary of the principle of indemnity.
  7. Meaning; Scope and Elements of Risk, Proximate cause under Insurance and Re-Insurance Contracts.
  8. Double Insurance and Re-insurance.
  9. Meaning of the Term 'Fire', 'Loss by Fire' in fire Insurance Policies.
  10. Meaning, form, Characters and Kinds of Warranties, Effect of Breach of Warranty, Difference between Warranty and Representation.
  11. Nationalisation and Regulation of Insurance Business.






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