The two year L.L.M. degree will have two semesters. The number of seats available is 20 including 3 seats for foreign nationals.
Specialisation - Students must choose 1 area of specialisation from those offered by the University. The areas of specialisation may change from time to time. Presently the following three areas are offered for specialisation by the University - 1. Human Rights 2. Environmental Law 3. Intellectual Property However, a subject specialisation will be on offer only if a sufficient number of students opt for it.
On admission to the LLM course, each candidate is required to pay an admission fee or Rs. 1,000 at the beginning of the first semester of the first year along with a refundable library deposit of Rs. 1,000. The Tution fee of Rs. 30,0000 per annum is to be paid in two equal installments at the begining of each semester. The fees for Foreign Nationals is US$ 2000 per year or its equivalent in Indian Rupees. The Academic Support Services Fee of Rs. 3,000 per annum is also to be paid in two installments. The Examination fee for each course is Rs. 100 and the dissertation fee is Rs. 500. Please note that tution and other fees paid by the students admitted will not be refunded under any circumstances.
The university is only in it's fourth year and most of the infrastructure is still being developed. The library being the most essential is being shifted to an entire floor above the academic block. The library is well stocked with essential books for a comprehensive understanding of the course. In October 2001, the chief minister of AP, Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu and the chief justice of the AP High Court, Mr. Satyabrata Sinha laid the foundation stone for an entire library building along with the computer centre. The foundation stone was also laid for the auditorium which is to be equipped with the state of the art technologies.
The state government has also agreed to grant to the university internet connectivity via satellite (V-SAT) worth Rs.50 lakhs. The new library, computer centre and the auditorium will be completed by the time of the 2002 batch admissions. The classrooms are spacious and well designed. Other infrastructure like shops, telephone booths etc are available on campus. Since the campus is quite far from the city, the university has a bus which comes to the campus from the city every morning and leaves everyday to the city after class hours. The university has also arranged for APSRTC buses in the mornings and evenings. Medical needs of students on campus is taken care of by the Mediciti doctors who visit the campus every weekday. Incase of medical emergencies the students are taken to the Mediciti hospital, 3 kms from the campus. As far as knowing what goes around the world, the university has it's own cable connectivity. And for the physical, there is equipment for working out as well. In time for the 2002 batch, the university will wear a completely different look with the new library, computer centre with high speed internet connectivity and the hi-tech auditorium.
The hostel facilities at NALSAR are excellent. In the first and second year, 2 students share one room. From the third year onwards all students have one room to themselves. With 2 halls of residence nearing completion (one for girls and the other for boys), students from the second year onwards will get single rooms. The university has separate halls of residence for boys and girls. All halls of residence have common rooms for watching television and playing table tennis. The rooms are spacious and the toilets and the bathrooms are kept clean as well. Hot water is available 24 hrs in the halls of residence.
Mess food is pretty much bearable. Though nothing exceptional it is not one of those dreaded mess food experiences. As an afterthought the crispy dosas and soft idly vadas are quite a treat early in the morning with hot steaming filter coffee. The university has two wardens, one for the boys halls of residence and one for the girls halls of residence. The curfew timings for the halls of residence is 9 pm which can be relaxed only in exceptional cases.