FAQs

Which Programmes are offered?

The Gujarat Maritime University under School of Maritime Law Policy and Administration is currently offering two programmes with two specializations for the current Academic Year i.e July 2020

a. LL.M in Maritime Law
b. LL.M in International Trade Law
c. Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law
d. Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade Law

What is the duration of the LLM Programmes?

Both the programmes – LLM- Maritime Law and LLM-International Trade Law are of 1 Year Duration

What is the Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process for the 2 offered programmes?

Eligibility criteria for

A.) Admissions to LL.M

Eligibility criteria:

  • An LL.B graduate from a recognized University with minimum 55% marks (50 % in case of SC/ST) in graduation is eligible to apply for the LL.M

Admission process:

  • Score of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) for the respective year

Course duration:

  • One-year full time residential course

B.) Admissions to Post Graduate Diploma

Eligibility criteria:

  • Graduate degree from a recognized University

Admission process:

  • Application form scanning
  • Motivation Letter which should specify why their application should be considered and how will the course be useful to them in career advancement.

Course duration:

  • ONE YEAR, with flexible contact hours.
  • Mandatory attendance for the Bridge courses which will familiarize the students with the basic law terms.
  • The candidates will also be required to attend other mandatory classes decided by the concerned faculty.
  • Examinations will be conducted only at the University.

Where do I need to apply for the admissions at GMU?

Online applications can be made under the admission tab on the GMU website http://gmu.edu.in/

How many seats are there for LLM courses?

For the academic session 2020-21, GMU is offering the following Programes with specializations:

  • LLM – Maritime Law
  • LLM – International Trade Law
  • PGD – Maritime Law
  • PGD – International Trade Law

What are the career opportunities in the field of Maritime Law and International Trade Law?

LL.M (Maritime Law) :

  • Tremendous scope to work for an established law firm which serves big clients
  • Increasing demand for maritime lawyers for trading companies, shipping companies and agencies, insurance companies etc.
  • Increasing business in India of the overseas shipping companies which demands dedicated professionals with knowledge of maritime law
  • Increasing work in the maritime space because of reasons like ship arrest, cargo claims and P and I related work which provides excellent opportunities
  • High rating of Indian lawyers in global maritime sector
  • Growing opportunities to work overseas with P & I clubs and shipping companies
  • A large number of Indian companies setting up overseas companies for chartering and shipping and this would provide great scope to service them or be employed with them

LL.M (International Trade Law) :

  • Work for large Indian trading houses as legal consoles
  • Work with industry that imports or exports raw material or finished goods
  • Work with reputed Indian law firms servicing the sector
  • Work with MNCs setting up sourcing or selling offices in India
  • Work globally with Indian trading companies abroad or with foreign companies dealing with India
  • Further specialize to WTO / IP sectors for better prospects

Will the degree be provided by GMU or GNLU?

In the current Academic Year 2020-21 GMU is offering 2 specializations for its LLM programme under its School of Maritime Law, Policy and Administration – LLM-Maritime Law and LLM-International Trade Law. School of Maritime Law, Policy and Administration is affiliated to GMU and hence both these programmes will be certified under GMU only.

How is GMU sourcing its faculty as there is a scarcity of faculty in the field of Maritime Law in India?

The faculty shall be sourced through a mix of Academicians and Industry personnel. GMU is collaborating with many international Maritime Institutions which are considered to be the best in the world. Faculty of national and global repute shall be invited to teach specific modules of their expertise and a few modules shall be taken up by the renowned faculty of GNLU including the Prof (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar

Are there any plans to launch distance learning or part time courses?

Currently, GMU does not offer such courses. Going forward for sure there will be more flexible options available for the people from the industry.

Are hostel/Residential facilities available?

Facilities will be available for students – partially in campus and partially off campus.

What facilities are available in the campus?

All the amenities and facilities available within the GNLU campus may also be availed by students of GMU. Details of the facilities available within the campus are available on the website under campus tab of university website.

What is the fees of the programme?

Below is a detailed breakup of the Fees charged for LLM and PGD programmes. Please note that the Fees are different depending upon whether the student opts in for the Global Externship.
Fees Structure for LLM Student

Sr. No One Time Amount
1 Admission Fee Rs.2000
2 General Security Deposit Rs.10000
3 (A) Total (One time) (2+3) Rs.12000
  Annual  
4 Tuition Fee for Indian National Rs.70000
5 Tuition Fee for NRI & Foreign National 4000 USD
6 Infrastructure Maintenance Fee Rs.16500
7 Examination Fee Rs.6000
  Academic facility Fee  
8 (Library, Computer, Internet, Moot Court, Training, etc.) Rs.12000
9 Hall of Residence, Mess and other related Fees (facility not provided during vacation period, rooms are provided on sharing basis) Rs.60500
10 Extra-Curricular, Adventure, Sports and Gymnasium, Social and Cultural Activities, Welfare Fee Rs.3000
11 Total {Including Mess Charges} (3+4+6+7+8+9+10) Rs. 180000/-
12 Total (For NRI & Foreign National Student) {including Mess Charges} (3+5+6+7+8+9+10) Rs110000/-+ 4000 USD
13 *If any student  partcipate in  Global  Externship Activity, fee will be (Includes food, Travel, Lodging, etc) RS. 280500/-
14 Total ( 11+13) 460500
15 Total (FOR NRI & Foreign National) (12+13) Rs. 390500+USD4000

* It is Optional for Students

 

Fees Structure for PGD Student

Sr. No One Time Amount
1 Admission Fee Rs.2000
2 General Security Deposit Rs.10000
3 (A) Total (One time) (2+3) Rs.12000
Annual
4 Tuition Fee for Indian National Rs.70000
5 Tuition Fee for NRI & Foreign National 4000 USD
6 Infrastructure Maintenance Fee Rs.16500
7 Examination Fee Rs.6500
Academic facility Fee
8 (Library, Computer, Internet, Moot Court, Training, etc.) Rs.12000
9 Extra-Curricular, Adventure, Sports and Gymnasium, Social and Cultural Activities, Welfare Fee Rs.3000
10 Total  (3+4+6+7+8+9) Rs. 120000/-
11 Total (For NRI & Foreign National Student) (3+5+6+7+8+9) Rs50000/-+ 4000 USD
12 *If any student want  partcipate in  Global  Externship Activity, fee will be (Includes food, Travel, Lodging, etc) RS. 280000/-
13 Total ( 10+12) 400000
14 Total (FOR NRI & Foreign National) (11+13) Rs. 3,30,000+USD4000

* It is Optional for Students