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TNDALU - Admission 2022, Fees Structure, Courses, Ranking, Placements

  • Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  • Private
  • Approved by : UGC, BCI, AIU
  • Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  • Private
  • Approved by : UGC, BCI, AIU

Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Overview

Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University was established in the year 1997. It is a public state university located in Chennai, India. The Government of Tamil Nadu established it under the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Act, 1996. The act brought all the law colleges in Tamil Nadu under the supervision and affiliation of the university. TNDALU is named after Dr. Ambedkar (an Indian jurist, social reformer, and architect of the Constitution of India). The university was inaugurated on September 20, 1997, by K.R. Narayanan. The TNDALU course list includes various UG, PG, and integrated law programmes. As per the latest TNDALU admission notification for 2022-23, applications for the five years BA LLB, BCA LLB, and B.Com LLB courses are open now. Candidates will be offered admission on the basis of the merit of the qualifying exam. The last day to pay the TNDALU academic fee has been extended to August 6, 2022.

The university has been recognised by the University Grant Commission and the Bar Council of India. It is India's and South Asia's first full-fledged law university. It has 7 colleges under its affiliation, which include Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai, Government Law College, Madurai, Government Law College, Coimbatore, Government Law College, Tiruchirapalli, Government Law College, Tirunelveli, Government Law College, Chengalpattu, Government Law College, Vellore, and Saraswathi Law College, Tindivanam.

TNDALU has signed MoUs with a number of universities, including the National University of Singapore, the University of Yongsan in South Korea, the University of Nantes in France, the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, the Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi, the Indian Maritime University in Chennai, the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy in Chennai, the Anna Institute of Management in Chennai, the Army Institute of Management in Mohali, and many more. Students undergo various training programmes to enhance their skills and overall personality so that it helps them during the final placement. They are provided with job opportunities through the TNDALU placement drive organised every year. 

TNDALU Highlights

Establishment year| Ownership Type1997| Public.
Campus size Approximately 5 acres.
Student intakeFor 5-year program: 1,411. For 3-year program: 1,502
Courses offeredLLB, BA+LLB, B.Com+LLB, PGD & Certificate.
Entrance exam Merit-based admission. No state-level exam.
Type of scholarshipMerit-based.
Official websitehttps://www.Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University.ac.in/

TNDALU Rankings

Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University was ranked 10699 (out of 14,160) in the world, 4288 (out of 5829) in Asia, 609 (out of 876) in India, 48 (out of 53) in Tamil Nadu, 21 (out of 25) in Chennai.

TNDALU Fee Structure and List of Courses

TNDALU courses include LLB, BA+LLB, B.Com+LLB, LLM, PGD, and certificates. TNDALU fee structure is affordable compared to other universities so that students from below the poverty line have access to quality education. The course fees vary according to the course. The table below lists all the TNDALU courses and their eligibility to get enrolled and fees.

TNDALU Courses and Eligibility Criteria

Name of the degreeEligibilityFees
BA+LLB10+2 or equivalent qualification.Rs 69,620
BBA+LLB10+2 or equivalent qualification.Rs 69,620
B.Com+LLBPassed 10+2 with commerce as main subject or equivalent qualification.Rs 69,620
BCA+LLBPassed 10+2 with computer science as a main subject or equivalent qualification.Rs 69,620
LLBPassed undergraduate degree in any disciplineRs 69,520
LLMPassed in BL/LLB(either 5 or 3 years) with a minimum of 45% under.Rs 38,200

TNDALU Courses and Specialisation

Certificate courseCertificate course in the documentation.


LLB (Honours)

Post Graduate Diploma

PG Diploma in Criminal, Criminology & Forensic Science.

PG Diploma in Human Rights and Duties Education.

PG Diploma in Law Librarianship.

PG Diploma in Medico-Legal Aspects.

PG Diploma in Business Law.

PG Diploma in Consumer Law and Protection.

PG Diploma in Environmental Law

PG Diploma in Information Technology Law.

PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Law.

PG Diploma in Labour Law.

PG Diploma in Maritime Law.


Constitutional Law and Human rights.

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Administration.

Human rights and duties education.

Intellectual property law.

International law and organisation.

Labour law and administrative law.

Business law.

Environmental law.

Taxation in Law.


TNDALU Admission 2022 Dates

TNDALU admission begins in June every year. The selection is based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination. TNDALU admission for PhD is based on entrance tests and interviews.

TNDALU Admission 2022 Important Dates

Last date of application forms theThe second week of AugustFourth week of July.
Declaration of resultsThe first week of SeptemberThe second week of August
CounsellingThird week of SeptemberThird week of August.







TNDALU Application Process 2022 

For TNDALU admissions, the application process is completely online. Candidates are required to follow the below-mentioned steps for the complete TNDALU application process:

  • The TNDALU registration form can be submitted in person or via mail. 
  • Applicants sending the form by mail must include a requisition letter mentioning the course to which they wish to apply, as well as the required fee, to the Registrar or any Indian Bank branch. 
  • The challan is available for download from the university's website. Fees paid in cash, demand draft, money order, cheque, or bank pay order will not be accepted. 
  • Students can also apply online by visiting the official website and clicking on the online admission link. 
  • Students must register as new candidates and log in using their new username and password. 
  • They have to choose a degree, pay online, and then carefully fill out the TNDALU application form and submit it.
  • For TNDALU admission into PhD programmes, students have to download the TNDALU application form, available at the official website, fill it out and send it with the requisite documents and a DD of Rs 1000 in favour of "The Registrar, The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai '' payable at Chennai.

TNDALU Cut Off 2022

The TNDALU cutoff 2022 for LLB and LLM is category-wise tabulated below:

TNDALU Cutoff 2022 for LLB 

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TNDALU Cutoff 2022 for LLM

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TNDALU Scholarships

There are several TNDALU scholarship programmes for students at the university. Not only scholarships, but the university also financially supports the students with various fellowship and award programmes. TNDALU scholarship facilities for UG and PG students help the students with financial assistance and reward academic performance. The TNDALU scholarship programmes are listed below, with the criteria to be fulfilled by students to be eligible for them.

  1. Government of India SC/ST scholarship.
  2. Tamil Nadu’s chief minister’s merit scholarship.
  3. Government of Tamil Nadu BC/MBC scholarship.
  4. Government of India Prime Minister’s merit scholarship
  5. Scholarship for the wards of the farmers.

The government of India provides higher education loans to SC/ST students.

Jeeva Endowment Scholarship

The donor is the Government of Tamil Nadu with a corpus fund of Rs 25,00,000.

Condition: First 5 rank holders in each year of the LLB/LLM of each branch. Candidates must have passed all the subjects on their first attempt.

Thirumalaisamy Audiseshan Endowment

The donor is the Vice-chancellor of Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University with a corpus fund of Rs. 25,000.

Condition: Candidates getting first rank in the 3 year BL degree course and ML degree course are awarded the gold medal.

Justice PN Bhagwati Endowment

The donor is the honourable Justice PN Bhagwati, with a corpus fund of Rs 25,000. The gold medal is awarded every year to a student who secures the highest marks in "Human Rights and International Law" and not less than 50% of total marks in the year. 

Shri A.S. Venkatrama Iyer Endowment

The donor is Sri AS Venkatrama Iyer with a corpus fund of Rs. 25,000. A gold medal is awarded to the student with the first rank in the “Business Law” in the ML Degree.

The Honourable Justice K. Veeraswamy Endowment

The donor is the honourable Justice K. Veerasamy, with a corpus fund of Rs 1,25,000. A student with the first rank in "Constitutional Law" in BL and the first rank holder of the ML in-branch Constitutional Law and Human Rights.

Thiru P. Ananda Rao Endowment

The donor is Mr. P Ananda Rao, with a corpus fund of Rs 50,000. A gold medal is awarded to the student who secures the first rank in Constitutional Law and in Company Law every year.

Shri V Ayodhya Ramaiah Endowment

The corpus fund is Rs 1,00,000. Two gold medals and two cash prizes are awarded to two students who secure the highest marks in the Civil Procedure Code.

Shri VV Ramana Rao Patnaik Endowment

The corpus fund is Rs 1,00,000. Two gold medals and cash prizes are awarded to the students who score the highest in the "Law of Evidence".

J. Paul Endowment

The donor is Prof. J Paul, and the corpus fund is Rs 1,00,000. Awarded to 3 ML students of any branch, provided the student must have passed BL in the first attempt. Students getting the first rank in 3 year BL degree, 5 year BL degree, ML degree.

TNDALU Campus Facilities and Infrastructure

The TNDALU facilities available to students are as follows:

  • Hostel: TNDALU is spacious and well-furnished, with the availability of a large dining hall. Hostels are provided with recreational facilities such as TVs, health clubs, indoor games, and PCOs. Each hostel has its own live-in warden and a faculty member who administers the accommodation. It is to be noted that admission to the university doesn't ensure guaranteed hostel accommodation due to the limited capacity of the hostels. TNDALU offers accommodation to the applicants based on different factors. Requests for hostel accommodation will be considered only subject to the availability of vacant rooms. Due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic situation to maintain social distance norms, a resolution was passed by the Syndicate in its 167th meeting held on June 8, 2020 to temporarily stop fresh accommodation in the hostels (both men and women) of the university during the academic year 2021-2022. Once normalcy is restored, new admissions will be considered. At the time of admission, those candidates who need a hostel facility may submit their application. 
  • Gym: Gymnasium is part of the TNDALU facilities. Students can take care of their health and fitness by using this gymnasium facility provided by the university. The gym is well equipped with exercise and training equipment. The gym helps the students stay fit and healthy.
  • Sports: The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University campus has outdoor and indoor games facilities for students' recreation, including basketball, badminton, tennis courts, cricket, and football grounds. The campus sports ground also has a running track. The university also promotes sports like weight-lifting, taekwondo, trekking, and mountaineering. 
  • Cafeteria: The air-conditioned cafeteria facilities provided by the university include Chinese, Indian, and South Indian cuisines. There is another split cafeteria available for coffee and snacks on the campus. 
  • Auditorium: The university has an auditorium, lecture halls, a committee hall, a committee room, and a training room. These are all used for academic talks, conferences, seminars, slide and film shows, demonstrations, lectures, workshops, etc.
  • Medical/ Hospital - The Health Centre at TNDALU, right from its inception, has been striving to provide comprehensive health care, i.e., preventive, curative, and promotive services to students only. However, for university staff, there is also a CGHS dispensary on the campus.
  • WiFi: The University has high-speed WiFi connectivity in all laboratories, libraries, hostels, auditoriums, seminar halls, and even guest houses. The campus has been using the new standard for next-generation wireless technology for wifi networks so that the teachers, students, and support staff can easily access the data, voice, multimedia, and video conferencing services and research, e-learning, and business applications.
  • IT Infrastructure: Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University has set up facilities for in-house use of E-mail, computers, and internet services for all students, project staff, and faculty members. This unit of the university offers a variety of E-services to the students in literature search, computation, and graphics.
  • Convenience stores: The TNDALU campus has a few departmental stores to facilitate students' daily shopping.
  • Alumni Associations: Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University is proud to have a collective of more than 80,000 alumni. 
  • Parking Facility: The University has a parking facility for students and staff.
  • Guest Room: Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University has guest houses dedicated to accommodating official and unofficial guests of the university; workshops, seminars, symposia, conferences, training programmes, organised by the university, its centres or departments, or the others sponsored by the UGC.
  • Banks Facilities: Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University's banking facilities, etc. include an SBI branch and its ATMs.
  • Library: The Library has a large collection of books on a variety of subjects. It includes texts on English, political science, public administration, international relations, sociology, history, commerce, economics, accounting, management, computer programming, and biographies of famous people, in addition to general and special disciplines in law. 

TNDALU Placements 2022

TNDALU has established a student industry interface centre (SIIC) for more avenues in the legal sphere. The university has a database of reputed banks and leading law firms. The banks recruited PG students specialised in business law through the campus interview. Students are also provided with internships, which prepares them for the industry's needs. Various law firms have taken students in the sixth and seventh semesters, and a few are serving the high court in Chennai. TNDALU is further looking forward to collaborating with corporates, MNCs, and IT sectors.


TNDALU conducts various workshops from time to time with topics like IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future, the National Workshop "Rights of Workers: Issues and challenges in India", the National Seminar in commemoration of World Intellectual Property Day, etc. The University also encourages students to get involved in various extracurricular activities, such as:

  • National Cadet Corps [1(TN) BTY NCC and 1 (TN) R&V SQN NCC] 
  • National Service Scheme (NSS) 
  • Youth Red Cross (YRC)
  • Sports 

The alumni of the NCC UNIT represented the nation in various camps, prestigious competitions, and national days, including the Republic Day Parade and the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun. The NSS UNIT organises regular and special camps and welfare activities throughout the state of Tamil Nadu. The NSS Volunteers extend assistance in times of natural and Manmade Disasters. The SOEL YRC periodically organises social activities such as blood donation camps, disaster management programmes, and also student volunteers participate in competitions across the state. The University conducts an annual sports meet for the School of Excellence in Law and for all the affiliated government law colleges. Events such as Inter Law Collegiate Athletic Meet and Intra-mural Sports Meet are organised.

TNDALU Recognition

TNDALU is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGG) under Sec. 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956). It is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. 

Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Faculty

Prof(Dr.)R. RevathiProfessor
K.S. Sarwani.Professor
Thiru D JaisankarAssociate Professor
Dr. Kumudha RathnaAssociate Professor
DR. S.k. RamaniAssociate Professor
Dr. J. MahalakshmiAssociate Professor
Dr.R.SrinivasanAssociate Professor
Thiru.P.KannanAssociate Professor
Dr.D.Bhubaneswar Associate Professor
Dr.R.Haritha DevilAssociate Professor
Dr.P. BalamurganAssociate Professor[S.G]
Dr. Ranjit Oommen AbrahamAssociate Professor[S.G]
Dr. S. ElumalaiAssociate Professor[S.G]
Dr. D. KannanAssociate Professor[S.G]
Dr. P. SakthivelAssociate Professor[S.G]
Dr.S. RajalakshmiAssociate Professor[S.G]
Dr.D.UmamaheshwariAssociate Professor[S.G]
Dr. Mujahid UI IslamAssociate Professor[S.G]
Dr. Lucky GeorgeAssociate Professor[S.G]
Dr.S. ManjulaAssociate Professor[S.G]
Dr.A.Vijayalakshmi.Associate Professor[S.G]
Dr.P.BrindaAssociate Professor[S.G]
Dr.P.Vasantha KumarAssociate Professor[S.S]
Dr.M.Sunil GladsonAssociate Professor[S.S]
Dr.J.M VelmuruganAssociate Professor[S.S]
Dr.M.VidyaAssociate Professor[S.S]
Dr.A.SenthikumarAssociate Professor[S.S]
Dr. K.ParamsivamAssistanbt director of Physical education
Dr.S.K.Asok KumarLibrarian
Dr.A.BhagavathiAssistant Librarian
Thiru.P.J.Yesu Nesa Joy SinghAssistant Librarian

Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Committee

TNDALU has various committees for effective functioning like:

  • Course co-ordinators of the (Hons.) Degree courses. 
  • Students Co-ordinator and academic activities.
  • Essay and Oratorical organizing committee.
  • Moot court and model court association.
  • Tamil moot court association.
  • Placement cell.
  • Legal aid clinic.
  • Excellence cultural and debate association
  • National service scheme and youth red cross
  • National Cadet corps.
  • Uniform committee.
  • Campus extension program committee
  • Special lecture organizing committee.
  • Faculty seminar committee.
  • Ground floor management committee, UG Block.
  • First Floor Management committee, UG Block.
  • Second Floor Management committee, UG Block.
  • Third Floor Management committee, UG Block.
  • Ground Floor Management committee, PG Block.
  • First Floor Management committee, PG Block.
  • Second & Third Floor Management Committee, PG Block.
  • Anti-sexual harassment committee(for students).
  • SC/ST Students Grievance Redressal Committee.
  • Students Counselling Committee.
  • Persons with differently-abled welfare cell(PWDAWC)
  • Boys Hostel Monitoring Committee.
  • Athletics and sports committee.

Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Memorandum of Understandings and Collaborations

The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University has entered into a good number of Memorandums of Understanding with several universities like:

  • The National University of Singapore.
  • University of Youngsan University, South Korea.
  • University of Nantes, France
  • University of Reading, U.K.
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
  • Indian Maritime University, Chennai.
  • Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai
  • Anna Institute of Management, Chennai.
  • Army Institute of Management, Mohali.
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Institute of Human Rights Education
  • Gulati Institute for Finance and Taxation.
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Trust for Alternate Dispute Resolution, Council for National and International Commercial Arbitration, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • The University of Norway (MoU to be signed).
  • The University of Chapman, USA (MoU to be signed) and the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi (MoU to be signed). 

TNDALU has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with one of the recognised institutions, viz., Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, in April 2018 in Mumbai to promote institutional collaboration. 

TNDALU Top Courses & Fees

LLB2 CoursesAnnual Fee69,520 - 69,620
BBA+LLB1 CoursesAnnual Fee69,620
B.Com+LLB1 CoursesAnnual Fee69,620
BA+LLB1 CoursesAnnual Fee69,620
PGD11 CoursesAnnual Fee7,400
LLM9 CoursesAnnual Fee38,200
Certificate1 Courses6,100
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TNDALU Facilities

  • A/C

  • Auditorium

  • Boys Hostel

  • Canteen

  • Computer Lab

  • Counselling

  • Girls Hostel

  • Gym

  • Library

  • Medical Facilities

  • Cls. Room

  • Placement

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I am a Company Secretary student. Will it hold value if I do law courses through distance education from Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law Univeresity, Chennai?
-Samiksha -Updated on Mar-15-20211 Answers

Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, a Company Secretary student is eligible to pursue a law course from Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai. The Company Secretary programme is somewhat related to Corporate Law and helps in a better understanding of corporate compliances. 

The biggest advantage of following this career path is that an individual will get tons of job opportunities under consultant firms, private companies, banks, department of company affairs, financial institutions or other regulatory bodies. 

They further gain the potential to independently practising their own business affairs.

You can check out the Top Universities Offering LL.B Through Correspondence/ Distance Mode and Top Distance Learning Courses Offered in Law Stream to explore your options. Before taking admission to any desired college, you can also consult our admission experts by just dialling the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or filling-up the Common Application Form.

In case of more questions, write back to us in the QnA zone.

I am a working professional and wanted to pursue law course through distance learning. Is it possible to enrol in a distance learning course at Tamil Nadu Dr. B R Ambedkar Law University? Please let me know the procedure to apply.
-Sukriti -Updated on Aug-27-20201 Answers

Sukriti Vajpayee, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear student,

Yes, you can pursue a distance learning law course from the prestigious Tamil Nadu Dr. B R Ambedkar Law University. TNDALU is a famous law university which provides many law courses in the distance learning mode. In order to apply for admission at TNDALU, you can submit the application form in the online and offline mode both. The application form can be purchased from the administrative office of the university with a payment of Rs. 1,000. You will have to submit the duly filled application at the office itself.

Tamil Nadu Dr. B R Ambedkar Law University offers two law degrees in distance education, Post Graduate Diploma and Master of Corporate Law (MCL). The PG Diploma is offered in all the top specialisations of law. Before submitting the application form, you must check if you meet the eligibility criteria of the course in which you seek admission.

For an easy and hassle-free application process, you can apply through the Common Application Form (CAF). You can call on the toll-free student helpline number 1800-572-9877 for any admission related queries.

Thank you.

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TNDALU Contact Number, Address & Location Map, Chennai

  • +91-044-24641212
  • registrar@tndalu.ac.in
  • http://www.tndalu.ac.in/
  • Poompozhil, Dr. D.G.S. Dinakaran Salai, Dr.Radhakrishnan Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India- 600028

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