NLSIU – Admission Details
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
The admission to the five year integrated B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Programme will be strictly made only on the basis of the candidates' performance in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). If more than one candidate obtained the same rank in the merit list then the selection will be strictly made only on their percentage of marks in the qualifying exam.
The candidates who are appearing for the qualifying exam may also take the admission test. However, their admission will be provisional and subject to fulfilling prescribed requisites and required documents to prove his/her eligibility at the time of admission. All the admissions must be completed before the prescribed date.
The duration of LL.M. programme is of 2 years and it comprises of 4 semesters. The candidates will have an opportunity to do specialization in the two subjects namely:
- Human Rights Laws
- Business Laws
The admission to LL.M. will be based on the candidates' performance in the admission test which is conducted by NLSIU and subsequently their performance in the interview.
The candidates who fall in the Foreign Nationals category are required to meet the prescribed academic qualification to get the admission. Nonetheless, they are excused to appear for CLAT. The Admission Committee will assess the candidates' academic and co-curricular achievements to consider them for admission. The candidates from friendly and developing countries will be preferred.
These candidates should have studied English Language in 10+2 or equivalent as compulsory subject. The Admission Committee may set an English language proficiency test to assess the candidates.
The reservation is made available for the admission to both LL.B. and LL.M. courses as mentioned below.
- Scheduled Cast 15 %
- Scheduled Tribe 7.5 %
In addition to this reservation, 5 seats are reserved for the candidates who fall in Foreign Nationals category.
The Law School may conduct a separate selection procedure for admission to LL.M. programme for those candidates who are sponsored by Governments, Universities and other bodies without weaken the minimum standard needed for admission to LL.M. programme.
PhD and LLD
The candidates will get selected on the basis of their performance in the interview and presentation. The admitted candidates are required to complete all the prescribed conditions within its maximum period of 5 years form the day of admission
The time duration for MPhil programme is of one academic year. The candidates are needed to submit the research proposal with the application, on which, the selection is made. The selected candidates will be called for interview. Generally, five seats are available to the candidates and out of five seats 3 are reserved for teachers in law who are sponsored by Universities and Law Colleges.
Distance Education Courses
Every year the course commences in the month of July and the admissions are completed by June. But the candidates, on Vice-Chancellor's request for justifiable reasons, can be admitted up to 31 August on payment of late fee.