National Law University Admissions 2017

National Law University was created with the objective of evolving and imparting comprehensive and interdisciplinary legal education that is socially relevant. Through this education, it aims to promote legal and ethical values and foster the rule of law and the objectives enshrined in the Constitution of India. Its endeavour is to make legal education justice education, as an instrument of social, political and economic change.

The University was accredited by NAAC with A Grade in the year 2016. To achieve its vision and mission, it provides various courses of study in the field of law at the Under Graduate (UG), Post Graduate (PG) and Doctorate (Ph. D.) levels.

National Law University UG Admission

Five Year Integrated B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) Programme

B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) is an integrated five years programme comprising of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law courses. Candidates desirous of taking admission to this course are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the University.

Number of Seats

  1. The University admits 80 students every year to the B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) Programme.
  2. 10 seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals.
  3. From the remaining 70 seats, 15% are reserved for Scheduled Castes, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe and 3% for Persons with Disabilities. Apart from these, 3 seats are supernumerary as follows:
    • 1 seat is reserved for Kashmiri migrants.
    • 2 seats are reserved for residents of Jammu & Kashmir.

National Law University PG Admission

LL. M. Programme

National Law University also provides courses at the Post Graduate level. Master of Law (LL. M.) is a one year duration course offered by the NLU admission to which is on the basis of an Entrance Test held by the University itself.

Number of Seats

The total number of seats reserved for this programme is 20 with the following reservations:


Reservation (%)



Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Persons with Disabilities


5 seats are allocated for Admission of Foreign National candidates possessing the Citizenship of a country other than India. Foreign Nationals are exempted from taking the Admission Test.

The vacant seats from Foreign Nationals shall be filled in from the General Category candidates in order of the merit.

National Law University Doctorate Admission

Ph. D. Programme

National Law University also offers courses at the Doctorate Level wherein the admission to the Ph. D. Programme is a two-stage process and is strictly based on merit.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission to the doctoral degree, an aspirant shall have:

  1. A Master’s Degree or a professional degree equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% aggregate marks or its equivalent grade from a recognized university or approved institution, or
  2. Obtained a degree in Law and Master’s Degree with M. Phil. in Social Sciences or Humanities form any recognized University with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade, or
  3. For the above two categories, a relaxation of 5% of marks or an equivalent grade will be given to candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC (non- creamy layer)/ Differently- abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.
  4. Candidates possessing a Degree in law and Master’s Degree considered equivalent to M. Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited as per UGC regulations shall be eligible for admission to the Ph. D. Programme.
  5. Degree in law and Ph. D. in any discipline.
  6. Judge of any State High Court in India with 3 Years’ experience or Judge of Supreme Court of India.


National Law University Admission Process

Eligibility Criteria UG Admission

  1. All aspirants (except those applying the Foreign Nationals category) should appear for the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and selection will be solely on the basis of this.
  2. Candidates should have scored at least 40% of the marks in the AILET (30% for SC/ ST candidates).
  3. In order to be eligible for appearing for AILET, candidates should have passed their 10+2 examination and scored a minimum of 50% marks. Also, candidates appearing for 10+2 examinations in the year of AILET may also apply, provided they meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria at the time of admission.

Eligibility Criteria PG Admission

  1. To be eligible for admission to the One year – LL. M. Programme, a candidate should have passed the LL. B. or its equivalent from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of reserved categories, i.e., SC/ ST and Persons with Disabilities).
  2. The admission of Foreign Nationals shall be made on the basis of:
  3. Academic record of LL. B. or its equivalent Degree recognized by the UGC/ Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with not less than 55% marks or equivalent grade.
  4. Assessment of necessary communication skills in written & spoken English along with performance at the interview in terms of aptitude and capacity.

PG Admission Procedure

  1. Admission to One year LL. M. Programme shall be on the basis of merit obtained in the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) conducted every year by the University. The candidate shall secure a minimum of 50% marks in the Written Test to be eligible for admission. In case of SC/ ST candidates, such minimum score shall be 40%.
  2. Aspirants awaiting the results of the qualifying examination can appear for the Entrance Test subject to the condition that they provide proof of passing such qualifying examination at the time of admission.

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. 


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.



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.


Few universities provide well furnished laboratories for science related subjects. 


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 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.