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NLU Odisha

1. Over View

National Law University or NLU Odisha is among the most statutory law universities in India. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate level courses. It is one of the places of graduation for various famous judges of High as well as Supreme Court.To get into NLU, one has to clear CLAT and admission is based on Common Law Admission Test Score.

1.5 Years

S.No Courses Offered Exam Total Fee Duration
1 B.A, LL.B (Hons.) CLAT 10.05 lakhs 5 Years
2 B.A. LL.B. CLAT 10.05lakhs 5 Years
3 LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law CLAT 1.41 lakhs 1 Year
4 LL.M. in Public Law CLAT 1.41 lakhs 1 year
5 M.Phil. in Law NLUO Entrance Exam 1.5 Years

2. Courses Offered

Aspirants are offered admission in law programs offered at NLU Odisha on the basis of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The entrance exam is of 90 minutes duration and comprises 150 questions.

2.1 For B.A, LL.B (Hons.)

Candidates meet NLU Odisha eligibility criteria for admission in the UG course if they have cleared their 10+2 or equivalent exam with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks.
Foreign Nationals meet the eligibility criteria to secure admission in the BA LLB (Hons) program offered at NLU Odisha if they have secured 65% marks in the Higher Secondary School Examination (of 10+2 system) or an equivalent examination

2.2 For Postgraduate LL.M

The eligibility criteria for PG course admission is such that aspirants should possess LLB or equivalent law degree with at least 55% marks. However, the minimum percentage for reserved category (SC/ST/ Persons with Disability) students is 50%.
The eligibility criteria for LLM course admissions for Foreign Nationals is such that admission will be offered if candidates possess LLB or an equivalent law degree with 55% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam.

2.3 M.Phil.

There are total 10 seats for this course.

2.4 Seat Distribution Matrix:

LLB (5 years):  180 and LLM: 50

Category LLB LLM
SC  12  4
ST  19  6
General  128 26
NRI 15  04
Foreign  06  10

PWD ( People with Disability) get 5% of seats allotted while 25% of Horizontal reservation is given to State domicile.

3. Eligibility

3.1. For BA LLB (Hons):

Senior Secondary School Examination (10+2 System) or Equivalent Examination with 45% marks.

3.1. Age Limit:

Below 21 years as of 01st July 2018 (23 years in case of SC/ST candidates). Foreign Nationals are exempted. Foreign Nationals should have a 65% aggregate score to be eligible to apply.

3.2. For LLM (One year):

LLB or an Equivalent Law Degree with 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability); the candidates appearing in the final LLB examination in April/May 2018 can also apply

3.3. For M.Phil:

LLM Degree with 55% marks or its equivalent (50% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability); for detailed eligibility conditions visit the University website.

4. Fee Structure

4.1 B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Program

(Total fees which include components like Tuition, Admission, Library, Refundable Deposit)

Total fees INR 8.90 Lakhs
Hostel Fees INR 25,000

4.2 LL.M. Program

(Total fee including refundable deposits)
INR 1.30 lakh
Hostel fees INR 22,000

5. Research centers

NLU Odisha currently houses following research centers:
• Centre for Banking and Financial Laws
• Centre for Communication Governance
• Centre for Comparative Law
• Centre for Corporate Law And Governance
• Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance
• Centre for Criminology and Victim ology
• Centre for Comparative Studies in Personal Laws
• Centre on Death Penalty
• Centre for Environmental Law, Policy and Research (CELPR)
• Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC)
• Centre for Social Inclusion And Minority Rights
• Centre for Transparency and Accountability in Governance
• Centre for Transnational Commercial Law

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