Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) on Monday announced the launch of its first online Master of Laws (LLM) degree in corporate and financial law in partnership with edtech major upGrad.
The course is tailor-made for corporate lawyers who are interested in pursuing higher studies to specialise in one of the many areas of corporate and financial laws.
"This world class online LLM programme will foster teaching and research to provide a thorough knowledge of corporate and financial law to meet the challenges of the global economy, and to familiarise learners with the practice and procedures of the corporate legal world," C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and Dean, Jindal Global Law School, said in a statement.
"Through the online LLM programme, JGLS, in association with upGrad, will help learners gain a 360-degree perspective of the law and regulation governing corporations and the financial system in India and beyond."
JGLS of O.P. Jindal Global University is India's first ranked law school in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 (Law).
"upGrad so far has been known for cutting edge courses in the areas of Technology, Data & Management. Through our new partnership with O.P. Jindal Global University and Jindal Global Law School, we plan to foray into the area of law programmes and create meaningful impact," said Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, upGrad.
The programme will be for one year with students receiving the LLM degree from O.P. Jindal Global University upon successful completion of the academic credits.
In keeping with the advancements of the digital age, the format of instruction and evaluation for this LLM will be entirely online with 24/7 access to online recorded lectures, JGLS said, adding that anybody with an LLB degree is eligible to apply for the online LLM in corporate and financial law and can appear for the JSAT (Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test) online entrance test.
O.P. Jindal Global University is recognised by the government of India as an "Institution of Eminence".
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