Mumbai: Around 600 students have secured admission for Master of Law (LLM) course this year in the Mumbai University (MU). While the number of students seeking admission has increased, the varsity has planned to conduct an additional merit round after the Diwali vacations, to accommodate more students.
Last year, the number of students seeking admissions for the Master’s course were less, due to the result delay and mess caused in online assessment. Students studying Bachelor of Law (LLB) from MU did not want to pursue post-graduation (PG) due to fear of another delay. Srikanth Dushan, a student said, “We did not want to risk an important part of our career as PG decides our employment base. We need our PG results on time as we need it to apply for a job or work abroad.”
But this year, students claimed the online assessment has been conducted without any glitches, in the last two semester examinations. Harsha Yadav, a student said, “For the last two semesters there has been no error and we hope the university has learnt their lessons and are cautious with paper corrections. A master’s degree in Law course helps us to function as a teacher of law instead of just practising it.”
The department of Law of MU has extended the admission round to cater to more students. Rashmi Oza, Head of Law department, said, “We will display an additional merit list post vacations to help more students secure admissions. We will conduct the LLM semester examinations in January as per the schedule and prevent any kind of error in assessment.”
Students claimed they wish to study in MU because the fees are less and the course allows them to do a correspondence internship. Dushan added, “The course offered by MU is quite flexible, as it gives us time to do any internship or even work part time. In addition, the teaching faculty is good, which is an added advantage since it is a state public university.”