Law Courses Through Distance Learning

Last Updated on July 29, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar

Are you interested in distance learning? Do you have a flair for law? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed down some of the best distance education law courses in India.

How’s this article of help to me, you may ask. Well, this article has got something for everyone! Here, I’ve listed down UG (undergraduate), PG (postgraduate) and Doctoral level law (and allied) programs!  

  In short – 12th pass, Graduates, Postgraduates – readers belonging to each category will find a relevant distance learning course here! For an exhaustive list of courses, check out this article – list of law courses in India.   Not all courses mentioned here will help you become a lawyer! Some courses are related to law sector. These courses won’t help you become a lawyer. But they’ll definitely help you enter law practice sector in other roles!   Law education is a very popular choice among Indian students. It is not uncommon to see students pursuing law courses such as – LL.B., integrated LL.B., LL.M., PG Diploma programs etc.   LL.B. is technically a PG course. Bachelor’s Degree holders are eligible to pursue this course. Integrated law programs are meant for 12th passed students. It consists of a Bachelor’s Degree program and LL.B.   Let us talk about distance learning programs now. We all know how well developed the distance learning system in India is. It engulfs disciplines such as law, science, education, languages, social science, humanities, healthcare etc. In this article, we will focus on law programs only!   Why is distance learning so popular in India, you may ask. Well, distance education programs are quite flexible and convenient for the masses! It is especially very convenient for working professionals.   As we all know, working professionals are busy with their work! They have very little time to spare for PG studies.   But without PG education, they won’t be able to acquire advanced skills! This results stalled promotions and stalled career growth.   The solution to their problem is – distance learning! Through distance education, they may pursue PG courses, without disturbing their job! You may also check – Online courses in India.   Broadly speaking, distance learning programs in India can be classified into three types (Degree-wise). They are –

  • UG (Undergraduate) programs
  • PG (Postgraduate) programs
  • Doctoral programs

While looking from course formats’ point of view, distance learning programs can be classfied into the following main types –

  • Certificate courses
  • Diploma courses
  • Bachelor’s Degree courses
  • Master’s Degree courses
  • PG Diploma courses
  • Doctoral Degree courses

Let us check out law programs available in each course format. Here they are –

List of Law Distance Learning Programs

1 Certificate Courses

  • Certificate in Human Rights
  • Certificate in Consumer Protection
  • Certificate in International Humanitarian Law
  • Certificate in Anti Human Trafficking
  • Certificate in Co-Operation, Co-Operative Law

2 Diploma Courses

  • Diploma in Paralegal Practice

3 PG Certificate courses

  • PG Certificate in Cyber Law
  • PG Certificate in Patent Practice

4 PG Diploma courses

  • PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights
  • PG Diploma in Criminal Justice

5 Doctoral Degree courses

  • PhD in Law

As promised, I’ve provided list of courses for 12th pass students, Graduates and Postgraduate candidates. You may choose a relevant course and apply for admission. Make sure that the institute (which you are interested in) is recognized and approved by the UGC.

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