• university type

    Autonomous
  • university NAAC grade

    A

Available University Facilities

  • Hostel

  • Classroom

  • Laboratory

  • Sports

  • Extra - Curricular

  • Library

More about National Law University

National Law School Bangalore was established in 1987 in order to rejuvenate legal education in India. Since then, a number of national law schools have been established in different states. In an attempt to promote legal education, the Bar Council of India visits and inspects Universities/Law colleges in the country and lays down standards in consultation with the Universities in India and the State Bar Councils. Admission to these law schools in India is on the basis of the highly competitive exam called CLAT I.e. common law admission test. As per 2014 statistics, the ranking for these colleges are as follows:

1.      National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU)
2.      National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)
3.      The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS) 
4.      National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
5.      National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
6.      Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
7.      Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)
8.      Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL)
9.      Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
10.  National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO)
11.  National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)
12.  Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)
13.  National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)
14.  National Law School and Judicial Academy, Assam, Guwahati (NLUJAA)
15.  Tamil Nadu National Law School, Srirangam (TNNLS)
16.  Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam (DSNLU)
17.  Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)
18. Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla (HPNLU)
19. National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) 

Seat Allotment for National Law Universities 

Dirtribution of UG Program seats Distribution of PG Program seats
University All India Seats State Seats Special Seats All India Seats State Seats Speical Seats
NLSIU 75 0 5 50 0 0
NALSAR 84 21 15 40 10 10
NLIU 80 28 20 31 16 0
WBNUJS 94 10 23 40 0 2
NLUJ 100 0 15 115 0 0
HNLU 80 80 25 45 0 2
GNLU 156 0 31 52 0 11
RMLNLU 80 80 16 10 10 0
RGNUL 175 0 21 38 0 6
CNLU 60 60 20 NA NA NA
NUALS 65 55 16 21 19 0
NLUO 159 0 21 44 0 6
NUSRL 60 60 0 10 10 0
NLUJAA 60 0 0 10 0 0
DSNLU 12 120 0 2 10 0
TNNLS 90 90 20 NA NA NA
MNLU 50 0 10 10 0 0
HPNLU 45 15 9 15 5 3

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for admission

Undergraduate Programmes

Post Graduate Programmes

A candidate for admission to the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Course shall have:
a) passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an examination equivalent thereto securing in the first attempt, not less than 50% (45% in the case of SC / ST candidates and persons with disability) in the aggregate, and
b) not completed 20 years of age as on 1st July of the year of admission.
In the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST and persons with disability, the maximum age limit shall be 22 years.
Those who do not clear the qualifying examination with the requisite marks are not eligible for admission. Candidates whose Statement of marks of the qualifying examination is not available at the time of formal interviews, are also not eligible for admission.
The University reserves the right to cancel the admission of any candidate in accordance with the Rules.

 

Eligibility Criteria for appearing in CLAT-2017 for PG Programme:

The candidates must have Minimum percentage of marks in qualifying examination (i.e. LL.B./Five-Year Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent exam) as under:
(i) Fifty five percent (55%) marks in case of candidates belonging to Unreserved / OBC/Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and other categories, and 
(ii) Fifty percent (50%) marks in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category, 
(b) The candidate must have passed / appeared in the final semester/final year examination of the qualifying examination on the date of his/her admission. 
(c) In case of candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination, he/she may submit his/her final result of qualifying examination within the time frame prescribed by the respective University / Institute. Till then such candidates may be given provisional admission. 
(d) In case of equal marks, the breaking of tie shall be by procedure and order as under: 
(i) Higher age  
(ii) Computerized draw of lots. 
(e) No upper age limit is prescribed for appearing in CLAT-2017

Admission Process

CLAT (Common Law Entrance Exam) is conducted for admission to 18 National Law Schools except National Law University, Delhi which conducts a seperate exam called AILET i.e All India Law Entrance Test. The colleges are alotted on the basis of the scores obtained in the respective exams. 

CLAT
Each year clat for undergraduate courses is conducted in the month of May. The test will carry a maximum of 200 marks with 200 questions, awarded one mark each. For each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. All questions will be multiple choice questions. The duration of the exam shall be 2 hours. The topic wise marks distribution is given as follows: 

Topic

Marks

English including Comprehension

40

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

50

Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)

20

Legal Aptitude

50

Logical Reasoning

40

Total Marks:

200

Clat for post graduate courses is conducted in the month of May. The test will carry a maximum of 150 marks with 150 questions, awarded one mark each. For each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. All questions are multiple choice questions. The duration of the exam shall be 2 hours. The topic wise marks distribution is given as follows: 

Topic

Marks

Constitutional Law

50

Jurisprudence

50

Other Law Subjects

50

Total

150

AILET
Ailet for undergraduate courses is conducted in the month of May. The test will carry a maximum of 150 marks with 150 questions, awarded one mark each. No marks will be deducted for wrong answers. All questions are multiple choice questions. The duration for the exam shall be 1 hour 30 minutes. The topic wise marks distribution is given as follows: 

Topic

Marks

English

35

           General Knowledge

35

Legal Aptitude

35

Reasoning

35

Numerical Ability

10

Total

150

 

Ailet for post graduate courses is held in the month of May. The test comprises of 100 questions of 1 mark each and one essay of 50 marks from the prescribed course. The subject areas are Law of Contracts, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory. All questions are multiple choice questions. The duration of the exam shall be 1 hour 30 minutes.

Ph.D. Programme

Procedure for admission 

a. Every year before the commencement of the admission process, the university will notify the number of seats available for Ph.D. programme. Seats will be decided keeping in view the availability of teachers for guiding Ph.D. Scholars. However, the vice chancellor on the recommendation of the doctoral committee may decrease/increase the number of seats.
b.  A written test of qualifying nature will be conducted by the university. However, it will nit carry any weightage of marks in the final selection.
c. For submission of research proposal, the candidate shall secure 50% marks (40% in case of SC/ST) in the written test. The qualified candidates will have to submit their research proposal for scrutiny.  The university has the right to keep the seats vacant if the numbers of candidates with minimum cut off marks are not available.
d. The candidates who have qualified UGC NET/JRF, SLET, and M.Phil will be asked to submit their research proposal along scrutiny. They are exempted from taking the admission test.
e.The Scrutiny Committee constituted by the vice-chancellor will shortlist the candidates after examining their research proposals for giving presentation before the Doctoral Committee. 

 

 

 

Available College Facilities

National Law Universities provide appropriate infrastructure and remarkable atmosphere to facilitate students learning. Most of the campuses sprawl across large acres of land including high class facilities such as air conditioned classrooms equipped with projectors, hostels with comfortable beds, conference halls, laboratories, gym, sports complex, health care centre, auditorium, general store and others. The IT services at various campuses include 24*7 access to internet, online class rooms, audio visual facilities in classrooms, placement portals and computer labs. At NLU Jodhpur, the gates of the Halls of Learning have the Preamble inscribed on them which in a very sub-conscious manner continue to remind the students of the core values of the Indian legal framework. RMNLU provides its students legal data bases which include Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Manupatra and Indlaw to enable access to court cases worldwide. This helps them immensely in both research and practical aspects. The campus at NLIU has been constructed on the side of a hillock to create a blend of modern architecture and natural landscape. 

Hostel

Most national law universities have adequate hostels for both girls and boys. There are individual rooms and double occupancy rooms along with attached or shared bathrooms. A water cooler or air conditioner is available at some institutes.

 

Classroom

The classrooms are well built with comfortable seating arrangements. Some universities have e-learning facilities, air conditioners, access to wi-fi and mikes in the classroom itself.

 
Laboratory

Few universities provide well furnished laboratories for science related subjects. 

Sports

National Law Universities are not confined to books. Most universities have sports complex or sports facilities at the campus. A number of sports such as Badminton, Swimming, Cricket and others are available at different universities. 

Extra - Curricular

Recognizing, the need for holistic development of students, national law universities conduct number of cultural events such as Dance, Theatre, Literary events, Debates, Competitions etc

Library

Library provides peaceful atmosphere for study and research. Most national law universities have well furnished libraries comprising of a large number of books, documentaries, e-journals, reference books, legislative and constitutional material, thesis, encyclopedias, reports, proceedings etc RMNLU provides its students legal data bases which include Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, Manupatra and Indlaw to enable access to court cases worldwide.