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NLUJA Guwahati

1. Overview

The National Law University and Judicial Academy or NLUJA Guwahati was set up in the year 2009, in order to empower the north eastern states of India with premiere legal education. The current vice chancellor of the university is Dr J S Patil.

2. Courses Offered

BA LLB (HONS)

It is a 5 year course which integrates social science subjects and law subjects. The first 2 years includes social science subjects and the latter 3 are dedicated purely for law. The university follows a semester system and the entire 5 years is split into 10 semesters.

LLM

The NLUJA Guwahati offers an year long post graduate course. Based on the number of elective courses chosen by the student, LLM (general) or LLM( specialized) will be awarded.

PHD PROGRAMME

The NLUJA Guwahati offers a PHD programme that usually is for a period of 3 years.

3. Getting into NLUJA

BA LLB (HONS)

Admission is purely dependent on CLAT rank and the preference list submitted by the candidate. Special categories can afford a wider margin of ranks compared to the general category. The candidate should have cleared class 12 with a minimum of 45%.

1General Category / UR94
2Schedule Caste of Assam (@7%)08
3Schedule Tribe (Plains) of Assam (@10%)12
4Schedule Tribe (Hills) of Assam (@5%)06*
Total Number of Seats120
SAP 06PRA 30
LLM

The admission is based on the performance in CLAT and the candidate should have procured a 3 year LLB degree or a 5 year integrated degree from any university that is recognized by university grants commission and NLUJA Guwahati. The student should have a minimum of 55% marks, 50% if he belongs to a reserved category.

1General Category / UR23*
2Schedule Caste of Assam (@7%)02*
3Schedule Tribe of Assam (Plains) (@10%)03*
4Schedule Tribe of Assam (Hills) (@5%)02*
Total Number of Seats30
SAP 01PRA 08
* Out of the Seats allocated to different categories, as outlined above, 1 Seat shall be reserved for SAP and 8 Seat for PRA ( Permanent Resident of Assam)

* Candidate who do not specify the Category as ST (Plains) or ST (Hills), will be considered ST plains

PHD PROGRAMME

To be eligible for admissions to Ph.D. Degree programme, an applicant shall have:

1. Obtained a Master’s Degree in Law from any recognized University securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent; or

2.Obtained a Master’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks or its equivalent; Provided that candidates with qualifications in social sciences, humanities and sciences may be admitted to the programme if the research they wish to pursue interfaces with the discipline of law with a special focus on Public Policy or Law. Or

3. Judge of any High Court in India with three years’ experience or Judge of the Supreme Court of India; or

4. Passed the Company Secretary Examination conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and awarded the Associate Membership of the Institute (ACS). The candidates shall be eligible for admission to the programme if the research they wish to pursue interfaces with the discipline of law with a special focus on Public Policy or Law;or

5. Passed the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi. Provided that the candidates whose final result of the qualifying examination is awaited for any reason shall be allowed to appear provisionally in the admission test. Such candidates shall have to produce final result of the qualifying examination at the time of the final presentation of their Ph.D. proposals.

Provided further that the requirement of 55% marks or its equivalent at Master’s Degree is relaxed to 50% marks or its equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC / ST/Differently Abled Persons (DAP).
Also the Vice-Chancellor may permit a member of the National Law University, Assam faculty to take up Ph.D. Degree programme along with his/her teaching assignment in the interest of faculty improvement on the condition that his/her teaching and other responsibilities are not hampered in any way provided such candidates fulfill the conditions prescribed in the Ph.D. Regulations.

4. Fee Structure

BA LLB (HONS) INR  2,19,000

LLM

Residents: INR 1,89,500

Non residents: INR 1,04,800

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