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Total NLU Seats in India - CLAT 2023 Seat Matix

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: August 10, 2022 05:05 pm IST | CLAT

Candidates seeking admission in top NLU (National Law University) must be aware of the seat matrix of the college. Check out the statistics of reserved seats here.

Total NLU Seats in India

CLAT is conducted every year in order to grant admission to the candidates in the undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered at NLUs and other institutes/ colleges accepting CLAT scores. NLUs or the National Law Universities grant reservation of seats for candidates falling under various categories. Each NLU has separate CLAT reservation policies. The reservation criteria are considered post-CLAT 2023 result declaration and seat allotment or counselling process of the university.

Once the result is declared, the CLAT 2023 cut off will be announced and NLUs will conduct their counselling processes in order to provide admission to the eligible candidates. Mentioned below are the categories that are considered for reservation seats during the process of admission.

Categories for Reservation of Seats at NLUs

The seat matrix for DNLU Jabalpur, TNNLU Tiruchirappalli, RMLNLU, and RGNUL has been changed from 2023. As per the revised seat matrix, there is an All India OBC Category now for both the UG degrees and PG degrees at Tamilnadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli.

In addition to Madhya Pradesh, a new category of All India EWS has been added for DNLU Jabalpur. The All India EWS category has been altered to EWS of UP for the LLM program at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow. Meanwhile, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, has added a new Backward Category of Punjab for UG.

Listed ahead are the domains that fall under the reservation category. Candidates need to take a look at the list in order to adhere to the reservation policies of the NLUs.

  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)

  • Scheduled Caste (SC)

  • Other Backward Categories (OBC)

  • State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located

  • Physically Disable Candidates (PwD)

  • Foreign National Candidates/NRI

  • Kashmiri Migrants

  • Candidates belonging from the North Eastern States

NLU Seat Break-up for UG & PG Courses

NLUs segregate the seats as per the category of the candidates. The total number of seats offered for admission in 2023 is around 2,175. Mentioned below are the seat categories on which the distribution is done.

  • The All India Seats for UG programmes are 1,308.
  • The total number of seats offered to the candidates of the state where the NLUs are located is 621.
  • The number of seats available for the special category is 325.

Reservation of Seats in NLUs

Candidates seeking admission through CLAT in any of the NLUs are required to be aware of the segregation of seats so as to claim their candidature. Each university has a different set of reservation policies. Depicted below in tabular form is the reservation of seats in NLUs as per the university norms and policies.

1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) Reservation Policy

Earlier the capacity of the BA LLB (Hons.) & LLM programmes at NLSIU  Bangalore was 80 and 50 respectively. However, from 2020 onwards, the university has revised the seat matrix. The updated reservation at NLU Bangalore has been explained below.

Category

BA LLB (Hons.) Seats

LLM Seats

Business Law

Human Rights Law

General

93

23

15

SC (Scheduled Caste)

18

5

3

ST (Scheduled Tribe)

9

2

2

Grand Total

120

30

20

Domicile of Karnataka (Up to 25%)

Up to 30

Up to 15

Note: It is to be noted that 2 seats in Business Law and 1 seat in Human Rights Law or 5% seats out of the total seats shall be reserved horizontally for the PwD candidates. Also, Foreign Nationals will be admitted directly to the institute based on their performance in the qualifying examination, command over the English language and overall academic record. NLSIU will provide preference to the candidates from SAARC and other countries.

2. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University Of Law, Hyderabad (NALSAR)

Here is the reservation of seats at NALSAR (NLU Hyderabad).

Category

BA LLB (Hons.)

LLM

All India Candidates

Residents of Telangana

All India Candidates

Residents of Telangana

General

65

16

31

7

Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)

6

2

3

1

Scheduled Caste (15%)

13

3

6

2

Grand Total

84

21

40

10

Note: Horizontal reservation shall be applicable for female candidates for 32 seats to LLB (Hons.) course.

  • 5% horizontal reservation shall be applicable for SAP (Specially Abled Person). It implies that 5 seats will be available for LLB and 3 seats for LLM course.

  • 15 seats are allocated to the Foreign Nationals for LLB course out of which 8 seats are for non-SAARC countries and 7 seats are for SAARC countries.

  • 10 seats are provided to the Foreign Nationals for LLM course out of which 5 seats are for the candidates from non-SAARC countries and 5 seats are for the candidate from SAARC countries.

3. The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)

The reservation of seats at NLU Bhopal for BA LLB and LLM has been given below.

Category

BA LLB

LLM

State Seats

All India Seats

NRI Sponsored/NRI

Intellectual Property & Business Law

Business Law

Constitutional and Administrative Law

Criminal Law

Human Rights Law

General

63

18

5

5

5

5

5

SC

8

8

--

1

1

1

1

1

ST

10

4

--

1

1

1

1

1

OBC

7

----

1

1

1

1

1

Total

25

75

18

8

8

8

8

8

Note:

BA LLB-

Out of the 63 seats for all India General candidates, 25 seats are reserved for the aspirants possessing a domicile certificate of the State of Madhya Pradesh.

  • 2 seats are reserved for the candidates of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • As per Madhya Pradesh Lok Seva Arakshan Adhiniyam, 1994, through horizontal reservation 30 seats are reserved for women.

  • 5 seats are reserved horizontally for SAP (Specially Abled Persons)

LLM-

  • 2 seats are horizontally reserved for candidates of the SAP category.

  • 30% of the total seats are reserved for the women candidates

  • 2 seats from each specialisation for LLM are reserved for aspirants carrying domicile certificates of Madhya Pradesh.

4. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (WBNUJS)

NLU Kolkata offers courses of BA LLB and LLM. The reservation for both programmes has been mentioned below.

Category

BA LLB

LLM

LLB

West Bengal Domicile LLB

J&K Domicile LLB

General

74

4

2

31

Scheduled Caste

13

2

0

6

Scheduled Tribe

7

1

0

3

Specially Abled Persons (SAP)

6 (Horizontal Reservation)

2

Foreign Nationals

4

0

0

2

OBC-A

0

1

0

NA

OBC-B

0

1

0

NA

Sponsored by Non-Resident Indians

17

1

0

NA

Grand Total

(Excluding SAP) 115

(Excluding SAP) 10

(Excluding SAP) 2

44

Note- In case of unavailability of the students of the reserved Foreign Nationals category, the seats will be treated as NRI Sponsored.

5. National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)

Here is the reservation policy followed by NLU Jodhpur.

Category

BA LLB

General

77

Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)

8

Scheduled Caste (15%)

15

NRI Sponsored/NRI

15

Specially Abled Persons (SAP – 5%)

2

State Domicile

80

Grand Total

197

For LLM- The minimum intake capacity of the program is 80. The LLM programme will only commence if there are a minimum of 10 students. The reservation for NLUJ is as follows.

Scheduled Caste (SC) - 15%

Scheduled Tribe (ST) - 7.5%

Physically Handicapped - 5%

Note- A minimum of 20 students is required to offer LLB on the basis of CLAT merit.

6. Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)

The reservation of seats at NLU Raipur has been explained in the table below.

Category

BA LLB

LLM

All India Seats

State Domicile Seats

General

62

33

35

SC

6

26

7

ST

12

10

3

OBC

0

11

NA

Kashmiri Migrant’s Wards

5

2

Students from J&K

2

2

Foreign Nationals

4

NA

NRI/NRI Sponsored

16

NA

7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)

NLU Gandhinagar provides admission to BA LLB and LLM, the reservation of which has been given below.

Category

BA LLB

LLM

General

115

38

SC

14

9

ST

27

5

NRI Sponsored/NRI

18

6

Foreign Nationals

6

2

J&K Residents

2

1

North East India

5

2

Total

187

63

8. Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL)

Here is the reservation of seats at NLU Punjab.

Category

BA LLB (Hons.) Number of Seats 

LLM Number of Seats

Unreserved

134

29

Scheduled Caste (15%)

27

9

Scheduled Tribes (7½%)

14

5

Foreign Nationals

5

2

Supernumerary Quota 

10% Additional seats for Economical Weaker Sections (EWS)

18

6

Additional Seats for Wards of Kashmiri Migrants

9

3

J&K Residents

2

2

Non-Resident Indian (NRI)

5

-

For the UG programme at RGNUL Punjab, here is how the 180 seats for the UG programme are shared as per Horizontal Reservation -

  • 1 Seat is allocated for Ancestral Resident of Village Sidhuwal
  • 5%, which is equal to 09 slots for Specially Abled Persons (SAP)
  • 10%, which is equivalent to 18 (16+2) slots for Punjab Residents +BC Category

For PG Programme -

Out of 60 seats, three seats (5%) Horizontal Reservation is allotted for Specially Abled Persons (SAP).

9. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU)

The courses offered at NLU Lucknow are BA LLB and LLM. Check the reservation of these courses here.

Category

BA LLB (Hons.)

LLM

General

80

10

OBC from UP

43

5

SC from UP

34

4

ST from UP

3

1

NRI/NRI Sponsored/Foreign Nationals

16

5

Residents of J&K

2

2

State Domicile

80

NA

EWS of Uttar Pradesh

9TBA

Note: The All India EWS category has been changed to EWS of UP for the PG (LLM) program. Eligible candidates are asked to update their reservations. Please be aware that students who applied under the All India EWS reservation at RMLNLU will have their All India EWS reservation withdrawn.

10. Chanakya National Law University, Patna (CNLU)

The tabulated data below depicts the number of seats for each category for PG as well as UG courses at NLU Patna.

Category

Seats Available

General

60

SC of Bihar

19

ST of Bihar

1

Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) of Bihar

22

Backward Class

14

Women of Backward Class

4

NRI Sponsored/ Foreign Nationals

20

11. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)

The table below contains information about the reservation of seats at NLU Kochi.

Category

BA LLB

LLM

All India Seats

State Merit

All India Seats

State Merit

General

31

0

31

0

State Merit

0

5

0

5

SC of Kerala

0

5

0

5

ST of Kerala

0

1

0

1

Socially and Educationally Backward Classes

0

18

0

18

Also Read: Colleges Accepting CLAT 2023 Score and Seat Matrix

12. National Law University Odisha (NLUO)

NLU Odisha offers BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law, and LLM in Constitution and Administrative Law. Check the table below for reservation in all the courses.

Category

BA LLB

BBA LLB

LLM (Corporate Law & Commercial Law)

LLM (Constitution Law & Administrative Law)

General

78

39

16

16

SC

10

5

3

3

ST

14

7

2

2

Pwd

4

2

1

1

NRI/NRI Sponsored

10

5

2

2

Foreign Nationals

4

2

1

1

13. National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL)

Here is the reservation of seats at NLU Ranchi.

Category

BA LLB

LLM

Domicile

Other States

Domicile

Other States

General

30

30

10

10

SC

6

9

2

2

ST

16

5

4

2

OBC

NA

NA

NA

6

EBC

5

16

2

NA

BC

3

0

2

NA

SAP

2

2

1

1

SRI Sponsored/NRI/Foreign Nationals

18

0

NA

NA

Supernumerary Seats for J & K Residents

2

0

NA

NA

14. National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJA)

NLU Assam follows the reservation of seats given in the table below.

Category

BA LLB

LLM

General

94

23

SC of Assam

8

2

ST (Hills)

6

2

ST (Plains)

12

3

PRA (Permanent Resident of Assam)

30

8

SAP

6

1

Total

120

30

15. Damodaran Sanjivayya National Law University Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh (DSNLU)

Check the table below for the reservation of seats at NLU Visakhapatnam.

Category

BA LLB

LLM

Unreserved

48

--

General

--

10

NRI/Foreign Nationals

12

2

General Candidates of Andhra Pradesh

30

6

SC of Andhra Pradesh

9

2

ST of Andhra Pradesh

4

1

BC of Andhra Pradesh

17

3

Total

120

24

16. Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLU)

NLU Tiruchirappalli or TNNLU offers B.Com LLB and BA LLB both in the law undergraduate course. Mentioned below is the reservation statistics for the candidates.

Category

Bachelors

Masters

Tamil Nadu

All India

Tamil Nadu

All India

General

16

40

3

7

ST

1

4

1

1

SC (O and A)

9 and 2

8

2

2

MBC

10

0

2

0

BC (Muslim)

2

0

1

0

BC (Others)

14

0

2

0

OBC

TBA29TBA4

Wards of Kashmiri Migrants and / Kashmiri Pandits / Kashmiri Hindu Families or Non-Migrants

TBA1NANA

Eminent Sports persons of Tamilnadu

1TBANANA

Sons/ daughters of Ex-servicemen

1TBANANA

Specially Abled Person

TBATBA1NA

Note: TNNLU will notify whether the All India OBC category seats would be offered to non-creamy layer candidates alone or to creamy layer candidates as well, following clarity from the Tamilnadu government.

Also Read: How to Prepare for CLAT 2023 Without Coaching

17. Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)

Here is the reservation of seats at NLU Mumbai for LLB and LLM.

Category

BA LLB

LLM

General/Open

25

4

SC

7

1

ST

3

1

De-notified Jatis

1

NA

Nomadic Tribes

4

2

Special Backward Classes

1

NA

Other Backward Classes

9

2

NRI Sponsored//NRI/Foreign

10

2

18. Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU)

NLU Nagpur offers LLB and LLM and the reservation of seats for both the courses has been given below.

Category

BA LLB

LLM

Unreserved

56

9

SC of Maharashtra

16

3

ST of Maharashtra

8

1

De-notified Tribes of Maharashtra

4

1

Nomadic Tribes of Maharashtra

9

2

Special Backward Class of Maharashtra

2

0

OBC of Maharashtra

23

4

19. Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU)

Here is the reservation of seats at NLU Aurangabad.

Category

BA LLB

LLM

Unreserved

25

9

SC of Maharashtra

7

3

ST of Maharashtra

3

1

De-notified Tribes of Maharashtra

1

1

Nomadic Tribes of Maharashtra

4

2

OBC of Maharashtra

10

4

20. DNLU Jabalpur

Check the breakdown of the seat reservation at DNLU Jabalpur

Category

BA LLB (Hons.) Number of Seats 

LLM Number of Seats

Scheduled Caste (16%)

20

8

Scheduled Tribe (20%)

24

10

Other Backward Classes* (14%)

16

7

Supernumerary Quota (J&K) 

2

2

General

60

25

Supernumerary Quota (EWS) 10% 

12

5

  • Only OBC candidates with parental incomes less than the prescribed amount for creamy layer can claim a reservation under this category. 
  • Such candidates must submit certificates from competent authorities proving that their parents are not currently in the creamy layer category.
  • Fifty percent of Seats in the different categories, including the General Category, are reserved horizontally for candidates with Madhya Pradesh domicile certificates.
  • Candidates with a domicile certificate from the state of Jammu and Kashmir will be given preference.
  • Candidates from the Economically Backward Section are given preference. 
  • 06 slots in the EWS category are reserved for candidates with Madhya Pradesh domicile certificates.

Horizontal Reservation 

  • Thirty percent of seats are reserved horizontally for female candidates.
  • 5% of seats are dedicated horizontally for people with disabilities (Person with Disability)
  • Five percent of the seats are reserved horizontally for candidates of Madhya Pradesh domicile who are sons/grandsons/daughters/granddaughters of Freedom Fighters.
  • And also for the wards of War Martyrs of Defence Employees or permanently Disabled Staff of the Indian forces/dependent children of Former Servicemen of CRPF/Indian Army.

For LLM

  • Four out of seven seats in the Other Backward Classes category would be allocated for candidates with Madhya Pradesh domicile certificates.
  • 13 of the 25 slots will be allocated for applicants with Madhya Pradesh domicile certificates in the General Category.
  • Applicants with a domicile certificate from the state of Jammu and Kashmir will be given preference.
  • Individuals from the Economically Backward Section are given preference.
  • Three seats in the EWS category are designated for aspirants with Madhya Pradesh domicile certificates.
  • The Horizontal Reservation for LLM follows the same criteria similar to BA LLB (Hons.)

Top Private Law Colleges in India

NLUs are always considered as a benchmark for law aspirants. However, everyone cannot take admission at NLUs due to the prevailing cut-throat competition. There are a plethora of private law colleges in India that provide quality legal education and bright employment opportunities to law aspirants. Students can enrol themselves for admission in these colleges in order to ensure a secure career in law. Captured below in a tabular format is the list of top private law colleges in India that you can consider for admission in law courses.

College/University Name

Location

Courses Offered

Fees Range (Annual)

Symbiosis Law School (SLS)

Noida

BA LLB (Hons.), BBA LLB (Hons.), LLB, LLM, Diploma, Certificate, PhD

INR 19,000- INR 3.47 Lakh

Rai University

Ahmedabad

LLB, BA LLB

INR 73,000-INR 76,000

O.P. Jindal Global University - JGU

Sonepat

BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLB, LLM, PhD

INR 3,50,000-INR 6,00,000

Amity Law School (ALS)

Noida

BA LLB (Hons.), B.Com LLB (Hons.), BBA LLB (Hons.), LLB, LLM, PhD

INR 70,000- INR 1,49,000

Apex University

Jaipur

BA LLB, LLB, LLM

INR 56,500- INR 90,000

K.L.E. Society Law College

Bangalore

BA LLB, B.Com LLB, BBA LLB, LLB, LLM, PhD, Diploma, Certificate

INR 70,000- INR 90,000

Army Institute of Law

Mohali

BA LLB, LLM

INR 1,28,000-INR 1,45,000

Christ University Law School

Bangalore

BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons.), LLM, PhD

INR 52,000- INR 1,78,000

Mody University

Sikar

BA LLB (Hons.), B.Com LLB (Hons.), BBA LLB (Hons.), LLB, BA LLB, B.Com LLB, BBA LLB, LLM, PhD Law

INR 96,000-INR 1,53,000

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education

Hyderabad

BBA LLB, BA LLB, LLM, PhD, Certificate

INR 1,35,000- INR 2,70,000

Some of the benefits of pursuing law from private law colleges of India are state of the art infrastructure, exposure to diversity and great association and internship opportunities. Candidates are advised to go through the admission process of the aforementioned private law colleges of India and prepare for them accordingly. 

NLU or Non-NLU is not an issue if an individual has the dedication and the willingness to perform to the best of his/her abilities. CollegeDekho wishes you Good Luck!

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