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CNLU, Patna

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1. Overview

The Chanakya national university of law (CNLU Patna) is an autonomous institute, Bihar dedicated for legal education. It was founded in the year 2006 under the initiative of former vice chancellor Dr A Lakshminath who was the registrar and dean of NALSAR University of law Hyderabad. The chief justice of Patna high court is the ex officio chairman of the university

S.NoCourses OfferedExamTotal FeeDuration
1B.A, LL.B (Hons.)CLAT10.42 lakhs5 Years
2LL.M in Corporate LawsCLAT2.06 lakhs1 Year
3LL.M. in Intellectual Property RightCLAT2.06 lakhs1 Year
4Ph. D. in Law3 Years
5LL.D.3 Years
6B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)CLAT10.42 lakhs5 Years

2. Courses Offered


It is an undergraduate course spanning a duration of 5 yrs that provides a bachelor of arts and LLB degree. The course is approved by BCI and has been graded A by NAAC.

2.2 LLM

The CNLU Patna offers education in the postgraduate level as well. It is a one year course that has been accredited an A grade by NAAC.


This is an undergraduate course that provides education in management and law. The 5 year course is BCI approved and graded A by NAAC.

2.4 LLD

It is a doctorate course, accredited an A grade by NAAC. It is a 3 yr course.

2.5 Seat Distribution Matrix

LLB (5 years):  138 and LLM: 60

General 40% 50%
SC 16% 16%
ST 1% 1%
BC 12%12%
EWS 10% 10%
EBC 18% 18%
WBC 03% 03%
PWD 7% 7%

EWS ( Economically Weaker Section), EBC (Economically Back ward Class) and WBC (Women of Back ward Class).

3. Getting into CNLU, Patna


Getting into CNLU Patna is purely dependent on the performance in CLAT and the online counselling that follows. The candidate should have cleared std 12 with a minimum of 45% ( 40% for SC/ST).

3.2 LLM

The candidate must have secured an undergraduate degree with a minimum of 55% in any of the following courses. Mandatory Courses: B.A. LL.B., B.Com LL.B, BBA LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B, LL.B., B.Tech LL.B., B.L.S. LL.B. Admission is dependent on CLAT scores.

3.3. BBA LLB

The criterion for admission is CLAT scores and the preference list chosen by the candidate. Depending on the two, seats will be allotted through an online counselling process. The candidate must have cleared std 12 with a minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ST).

3.4. LLD

The course requires the candidate to have procured a PhD degree in law coupled with at least 5 years of experience in academia/research. The candidate should have made notable contributions to the legal community and this contribution should have substantial backing from competent authorities. The admission process includes three stages
1. Online/offline registration
2. Personal interview
3. Final selection depending on the interview and presentation

4. Fee Structure

BA LLB ( HONS):     10.42 Lakhs

BBA LLB ( HONS):      10.42 Lakhs

LLM:       2.06 Lakhs

LLD:       90,000

The fee structure includes the Hostel fee, Tuition fee, Mess fee etc.

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