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National Law School of India University (NLSIU)

National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore is one of the premier law schools of India. NLSIU is an autonomous institution with a "Deemed University" status from the UGC.

The institute came into existence in 1987 and the first batch of students joined on July 1, 1988 in the integrated five year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Course.The management of the National Law School Bangalore rests with the organized legal profession of the country. The Chief Justice of India is Visitor of the NLSIU and the Chairman of the Bar Council of India is the Chairman of the General Council of the School. A large number of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts as well as Senior Advocates assist the school in its teaching programs.


  • B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
  • LLM - Master of Laws
  • M.Phil (Master of Philosophy):

Besides the above programs, NLSIU Bangalore also conducts Distance Education Programs. The courses available are:

  • A two year Master of Business Laws (P.G. Degree)
  • One year P.G. Diploma in Human Rights Law
  • One year P.G. Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics
  • One year P.G. Diploma in Environmental Law
  • One year P.G. Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law


  • Main academic block
  • Distance education block
  • 3 Halls of Residence each for men and women
  • One post- graduate women's hostel
  • Staff quarters
  • Well equipped training centre
  • Library

Fee Structure:

B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Degree Programme

Total Fee (including Refundable deposits) to be paid

a) General Category Rs.1,70,020/-
b)SC/ST Category Rs.1,67,520/-

Detailed break-up of the above fee

I. Tuition Fee Rs.80,000/- per annum
II. Admission Fee Rs.6,000/- (One time)

III. Facilities Fee

Infrastructural Fee Rs.12,000/- per annum
Library Fee Rs.8,000/- per annum
Medical Fee Rs.1,000/- per annum
Internet Fee Rs. 10,000/- per annum
Sports fee and Gym Fee Rs. 5,000/- per annum
SBA and Moot Court Fee Rs. 3,000/- per annum
Smart Card Fee Rs.220/- (one time)

IV, Hostel Charges

Room Rent Rs. 12,000 per annum
Hostel Amenities Fee Rs. 8,500 per annum
Mess Basic/GWC Rs. 13,200 per annum
Hostel Applications Fee Rs. 100/-

V. The refundable deposits

Hostel Deport Rs. 5,000(One time) (for General)
Rs. 2,500(One time) (for SC/ST)
Library Deposit Rs. 5,000(One time)
Mess Deposit Rs. 1,000(One time)

How To Get Into National Law School of India University, Bangalore?

Candidates seeking admission to the B.A., LL.B. (Hons) Degree Program have to appear for an Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2011). All admissions to National Law School of India University take place before 30th June of every year.


To be eligible to appear for CLAT-2011, a candidate should have passed his/her Higher Secondary School/Intermediate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and persons with Disability)*. Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years in case of General/OBC candidates (22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with Disability)* as on 1st July, 2011


B.A., LL.B. (Hons.): The intake capacity of the program is 80 with the following reservations: Scheduled Caste - 15%, Scheduled Tribe - 7.5%, Foreign Nationals 5 seats (SAARC and other Developing Countries).

Contact Details:

National Law School of India
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore - 560 242
Telephone: +91 80 2321 3160, 2316 0532/533/535
Fax: +91 80 23160534
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Comments (7)

can u please tell me
no of seats reserved for obc candidates???
it would be a gr8 help
rajesh , January 08, 2011
Bangalore: Just 4-6 hours of classroom teaching a week, rising instances of drug abuse, sex and drinking among students, indifference to plagiarism in student project reports and decline in serious research pursuit and academic rigour.

This is the dismal state of affairs at Bangalore's National Law School of India University, one of India's premier institutes, as painted by the School Review Commission that assessed the 24-year-old school.

Observing that NLSIU has moved away from the phase of "exploration and accomplishment'' to a "phase of diminution and dissatisfaction'', the commission says there is a drastic dilution of academic standards. "The rigorous work culture and singular commitment, the hallmark of NLSIU inthe first decade of its existence, is on the wane. The level of functioning is now far from expectations."

The commission, appointed by the Chief Justice of India, was headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice K T Thomas and had professors Virendra Kumar and MP Singh as members.

The CJI's office forwarded the report to the law school in May 2009. The recommendations, along with the action taken report by the law school, have been exclusively accessed by TOI. The faculty is clearly in the commission's crosshairs for its inequitable distribution of teaching work and mismatch in allocation of teaching subjects.

"Some teachers, especially the young, have been assigned courses in which they hardly had any in-depth exposure. Cancellation of the scheduled class owing to non-availability of the teacher concerned at the last moment, has become a rather common practice," observes the report.

The report states that law school teachers are "often ignorant (of) and mostly indifferent" to plagiarism in project reports submitted by students. Appointment of non-academic persons (retired district judge with no teaching experience) to handle academic tasks (adjunct faculty) and absence of a formal control mechanism to evaluate teachers and their working has drawn flak.

Read more: Law School has lowered quality, says CJI committee - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes...z1BJjcwbUh
jamal , January 17, 2011
NIGI , June 12, 2011
wat abt foreign seats? m frm nepal n can i apply now for this session?
AMITA , July 08, 2011
i am doing mba from bangalore & it's my wish to do can you just tell me is there any course for distance would be a great help if you give me the information related to this.
thank you
Tulika , July 18, 2011
what is the criteria for taking admission in the 3 years colurse after graduation..?
priyanka chugh , November 28, 2011
i have completed my BCom and also m pursuing CA course.. i have written my CA Final exams.. Can u pls guide me regarding the entrance to the course
anupama , December 31, 2011

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