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About RRU

Rashtriya Raksha University, an institution of National Importance, is a pioneering National Security and Police University of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India having its main campus in Capital of Gujarat-Gandhinagar and off campuses in Lucknow, Puducherry, Pasighat & Shivamogga. Have a look at our official Video.

School of Integrated Coastal and Maritime Security Studies (SICMSS) seeks to explore and assess the trajectory of law, policy and governance systems affecting this strategic space at national, regional and international level. SICMSS with its resources and experiences seeks to provide excellent academic, research, training and capacity building support to national agencies in ensuring national coastal and maritime security agencies and other stakeholders. SICMSS is presently offering regular courses through RRU’s Gandhinagar Gujarat based headquarters only. Have a look at our official Video.

What are the courses that we are offering?

Our one of the key programmes are:

  • LL.M. in Maritime Law (One Year)
  • LL.M. (Professional) Maritime Law (One Year)- (Only for working professionals, refer the brochure for details)

Why Pursue a Career in Maritime Law?

  • Embark on a voyage of India’s maritime industry which is transporting 95% of countries international trade by volume.
  • Navigate the complexities of ship registration and ownership disputes, as India aims to promote the Indian flag ship fleet.
  • Become a port law expert amidst India’s booming ports witnessing double-digit growth.
  • Gain deep insights into international maritime security laws as the maritime industry grapples with rising security incidents.
  • Delve into marine insurance disputes amidst an 18% industry surge, mastering coverage conflicts and claims delays.
  • Explore maritime labor laws as India aims to double its seafarer supply to the world in a decade.
  • Master cruise ship litigation as the cruise tourism sector experiences 35% year-on-year growth.
  • Chart your course to the elite cohort of Maritime Legal Experts in India.

Why Choose SICMSS RRU’s LL.M. in Maritime Law?

  • Brand Excellence: RRU stands as India’s premier Central University under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India distinguished with the prestigious status of an Institution of National Importance (INI).
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from distinguished experts and practitioners with extensive experience in both the maritime industry and maritime law.
  • Specialized Curriculum: Tailor-made courses covering the intricacies of maritime law, admiralty law, maritime security laws, marine insurance, international trade, and more.
  • Practical Experience: Gain invaluable hands-on experience through internships, moot court competitions, and real-world case studies.
  • Industry Connections: Forge meaningful connections with top professionals, law firms, maritime organizations, government bodies, and international agencies through our exclusive events and partnerships.
  • Scholarship Opportunities: Avail yourself of generous scholarships, easing your academic journey towards mastery in maritime law.


  • For LL.M. in Maritime Law: Applicants having bachelor degree in Law with minimum 55% marks in case of General & 50 % in case of SC/ST candidate can apply.

Fee Structure

  • For LL.M. in Maritime Law (One Year): INR 80,000/- per year* + INR 10,000 Caution Money (Refundable)


Hostel Facility

  • World-class amenities including a hostel are available for both boys and girls students. To know more about Campus life and Hostel Fee, Click here.

Admission Criteria

  • The admission shall be solely based on the RRU Common Entrance Test (RCET) for PG (Law) to be conducted by the University on Sunday, July 14, 2024.
  • The RCET PG Law will be of 2 hours duration having 100 MCQs with no negative marking. It will have 3 sections having 25 questions on English language and reading comprehension, 25 Questions on analytical reasoning and general studies, and 50 questions on law domain covering Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, International Law, Administrative Law,Criminal Law and Justice, National Security and Law, Cyber Laws etc.
  • The Entrance test is ‘Online Proctored Mode’. This mode of exam will enable the applicant to appear for the exam from any location using their own Laptop/ Personal Computer connected to the stable internet.


Timeline of RRU CET PG (Law)*
RCET PG Registration Last DateJuly 7, 2024
RCET PG Exam DateJuly 14, 2024
RCET PG ResultJuly 18, 2024
RCET PG CounsellingJuly 22, 2024 Onwards


For any queries related to admissions or the LL.M. Programme offered by SICMSS, please feel free to contact us at admission.sicmss@rru.ac.in.

Click here to Apply Now- LLM Maritime Law.

Click here to apply now (LL.M. (Professional) Maritime Law).


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