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If you are looking forward to becoming a lawyer or even wish to study law in India, you would have definitely heard about the prestigious National Law University, also commonly known as NLUs. NLU is one of the most sought-after law universities in India. If you are aiming at any of the National Law University in India, you must be aware of the fact that the NLU admission process requires the students to clear the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). However, the CLAT exam score is not applicable for students planning to seek admission in National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi) and Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU). Both these institutes accept students on the basis of other law entrance exams.
List of NLU with Fee Structure 2021 for LLB, BA LLB, BSc LLB, LLM
The competition for getting into one of the NLUs of India is challenging but not impossible. As mentioned, most of the National Law Universities accept CLAT which is usually conducted online. CollegeDekho has detailed out a complete list of National Law Universities in India here below:
Name of the University
BA LLB (Hons) Annual Fees
LLM Annual Fees
₹2,62,000 (First Year)
₹2,58,875 (First Year) (SC/ST)
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
Kolkata, West Bengal
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
₹2,35,250 + ₹5000 every academic session
₹1,42,000 + ₹5000 every academic session
₹2,37,000 (First Year)
₹1,75,000 (First Year)
National University of Advanced Legal Studies Kochi
₹1,70,500 (approx) (UG)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
₹1,53,000 (First Year)
₹2,11,000 (First Year)
₹1,94,500 (First Year)
₹1,71,000 + ₹10,000 (First Year) (refundable)
₹1,11,000 + ₹10,000 (refundable)
National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi
₹2,27,000 (First Year)
₹2,19,000 (First Year) (UG)
Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
₹2,00,000 (First Year)
Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
₹2,23,000 (First Year)
₹2,17,000 (First Year) (SC/ST)
₹1,77,000 (First Year) (approx)
Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur
₹2,20,750 (State resident) and ₹2,47,000 (non-resident) (1st year)
₹1,86,250 (resident) and ₹2,05,000 (non-resident)
Himachal Pradesh National Law University Shimla
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
₹2,46,000 (UG) (1st Year)
Maharashtra National Law University Aurangabad
₹2,23,017 (resident) and ₹2,57,955 (non resident)
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
₹2,50,000 to ₹2,70,000
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Law University, Rai, Sonepat
|23.||National Law University, Delhi||New Delhi||₹1,86,000|
List of Top National Law Universities (NLUs) in India 2021 with Fee Structure
In the table given below, you can find a list of all the National Law Universities in India, their location, establishment year and an approximate range of annual fees for undergraduate and postgraduate law courses in India. Read below to find out in detail.
Note: The Consortium of NLUs has also decided to set up a campus in Dehradun, Uttrakhand soon. As far as the seat matrix or the number of seats available in law courses offered at NLUs in India is concerned, please check the details of the colleges accepting CLAT score here.
NLU Eligibility for Law Courses 2021
The students who wish to be a part of the student community at one of the National Law Universities of India will have to clear the CLAT examination for the year. There is no age limit as such for applying for CLAT, nor is there a limit to how many times you can appear for the CLAT exam.
The eligibility criteria for being able to appear for CLAT is different for both UG and PG admissions.
- NLU Eligibility for UG Courses: Students wishing to pursue an undergraduate course in law would require to have cleared their 12th. Only the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes have been given concession in terms of the aggregate marks that they would need for the selection process, i.e. 45% for the General category including OBCs and Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and 40% for the SC/STs.
- NLU Eligibility for PG Courses: In case, a student wants to get admission for a post-graduate subject, the student will have to ensure that they have a degree of some sort from the Bar Council of India stating that the student has completed his/her degree in LL.B. (3 or 5-year law course) or any course of the equivalent degree. Just as before, the SC/ST have an allowance in terms of the aggregate marks they would need for the postgraduate degree, i.e., 55% for the unreserved category and 50% for the SC/ST category.
If you are looking forward to preparing for the CLAT exam, here is a list of top CLAT coaching institutes that you can check out to ace the law entrance exam.
NLU Admission Process 2021
The admission of a student into one of the National Law Universities of India will solely be dependent on the CLAT result of the student. If in case, two or more students achieve the same CLAT rank, then the student with the higher marks in the qualifying examinations will be given priority. There is a reservation of seats in the various NLUs of India, however, certain states like Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh have a reservation of seats for those residing in those particular states. Apart from these, 15% of the seats are reserved for people belonging to SC/ST category. Some NLUs like Gujarat National Law University has a reservation of seats for females as well.
National law University is considered to be one of the most prestigious colleges for law in India. Every year, CLAT is conducted by one of the National Law Universities of India according to the date of establishment of the NLU.
Apart from the NLUs, there are other private law colleges in India that are well recognised and sought-after for UG as well as PG law courses. After qualification in the field of law, there are bright chances that you can bag some of the highest paying jobs in the field of law.