National Law School of India University

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1. Overview

The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) is an institution of legal education focusing on undergraduate and graduate legal and policy education in India. It was the first National Law University to be established in India as well as one of the first in the country to offer the five-year integrated undergraduate law degree.

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S. No Courses Offered Exam Fee Duration
1 B.A,LL.B (Hons.) CLAT General Category Rs. 1,98,700/- p.a. SC / ST Category Rs. 1,96,200/- p.a. Foreign Nationals USD 7981 p.a. 5 Years
2 LL.M in Business Law & Human Right Laws CLAT General Category Rs. 1,48,700/- p.a. SC / ST Category Rs. 1,46,200/- p.a. Foreign Nationals USD 4481 p.a. 2 Years
3 Master of Public Policy CLAT 2 Years
4 Research degrees (Ph.D, LL.D, M.Phil) CLAT 2 Years
5 Distance Education Courses CLAT 2 Years

2. Courses Offered

2.1 For B.A,LL.B (Hons.)

Admission to this program is purely based on merit determined through a Common Law Admission test (CLAT) conducted by the 18 participating law schools in rotation.

2.2 For LL.M in Business Law and Human Right Laws

Candidate has the option to choose any of the two offered specializations. Admission to this program is based on merit determined through a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The admission to the chosen specialization will be however determined by the inter-se ranking in CLAT

2.3 For Master of Public Policy

Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of the Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) scores
Shortlisted candidates then have to face a round of personal interview, on the basis of which the final selection is done

3. Getting into NLSIU, Bangalore

3.1 For B.A,LL.B (Hons.)

Admission to this program is purely based on merit determined through a Common Law Admission test (CLAT) conducted by the 18 participating law schools in rotation.

3.2 For LL.M in Business Law and Human Right Laws

Candidate has the option to choose any of the two offered specializations. Admission to this program is based on merit determined through a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The admission to the chosen specialization will be however determined by the inter-se ranking in CLAT

3.3 For Master of Public Policy

Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of the Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) scores
Shortlisted candidates then have to face a round of personal interview, on the basis of which the final selection is done

4. NLSIU Eligibility

4.1 For B.A,LL.B (Hons.)

A candidate for admission to the B.A, LL.B (Hons.) Degree Course shall have 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 There is no age limit as per the 2017 rules 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.

4.2 For LL.M in Business Law and Human Right Laws

As per the CLAT 2017 Common Rule

4.3 For Master of Public Policy

Candidates with a graduate degree in any discipline

4.4 For Research Degrees

M Phil.: The Candidate shall have an LL.M. Degree (regular mode) from a recognized University securing ‘B+’ grade or an aggregate of 55% marks or its equivalent. Shortlisted candidates then have to face a round of personal interview, on the basis of which the final selection is done

4.5 For Distance Education

Graduate of any discipline from a recognized university is eligible to apply. Following are the distance education programs offered by NLSIU:
Two-year Master of Business Laws (M.B.L) Program
One-year Post Graduate Diploma Courses:
Human Rights Law (PGDHRL)
Medical Law & Ethics (PGDMLE)
Environmental Law (PGDEL)
Intellectual Property Rights Law (PGDIPRL)
Child Rights Law (PGDCRL)
Consumer Law & Practice (PGDCLP)
Cyber Law & Cyber Forensics (PGDCLCF)

5. Fee Structure

5.1 B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Program

(Total fee including refundable deposits)
General Category Rs. 1,98,700/- p.a.
SC / ST Category Rs. 1,96,200/- p.a.
Foreign Nationals USD 7981 p.a.

5.2 LL.M. Program

(Total feeincluding refundable deposits)
General Category Rs. 1,48,700/- p.a.
SC / ST Category Rs. 1,46,200/- p.a.

Foreign Nationals USD 4481 p.a.

Fee Structure [for MPP Program]
General Category Rs. 2,18,700/- p.a.
SC / ST Category Rs. 2,16,200/- p.a.
Foreign Nationals USD 7809 p.a.

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