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National Law University - NLU Delhi

National Law University - NLU Delhi
Sector 14, Dwarka

Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi 110078, India
City: Sector 14, Dwarka
State: Delhi
Contact No: (011) 28034255
Established: 2008
Type: Government
Affiliated: UGC NAAC

About Institute

About National Law University - NLU Delhi

National Law University, Delhi is one of the newly established Law Universities in India. It was established in 2008 by Act No.1 of 2008 of National Capital Territory of Delhi and with the initiative of High Court of Delhi . The vision of the University is to create a Global Legal Institution which will compete with the best outside India and to prepare Lawyers for a legal career that introduces them to wide range of opportunities in legal profession across the globe. The University's State of Art infrastructure is near completion at Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi with all facilities for best of learning and research. The University initially offers a 5-year integrated B.A., LL.B (Hons.) Degree Programme with effect from the Academic Year 2008-09 starting in August, 2008. NLUD's curriculum is inspired by the UGC Curriculum Development Committee Report.


  • The total number of seats for B.A., LL.B (Hons.) Course is 80. Out of the 80 seats, 10 seats are for Foreign Nationals.
  • The selection shall be strictly on the basis of merit as determined by the Entrance Test subject to reservation of 15% for Scheduled Caste candidates, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe candidates and 3% for Persons with Disability out of the 70 seats to be filled through Entrance Examination.
  • The unfilled seats reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates shall be assigned to Scheduled Tribes and Vice-versa. If sufficient number of eligible SC and ST candidates are not available to fill such seats, they shall be filled by General candidates.
  • The candidate shall secure minimum of 40% (30% for SC and ST candidates) of the total marks in the All India Entrance Test to become eligible for the admission. The University has a right to keep the seats vacant if there are no candidates who secured minimum cut off marks.
  • If two or more candidates secure the same percentage of marks in the Entrance Test, their merit will be determined on the basis of % of marks in the Intermediate Examination (10+2)/ Higher Secondary School or its equivalent recognized by the University.
  • If the merit remains the same, then the marks of Xth standard will be taken into consideration. If still there is no change in rank, then the higher in age shall get preference.
  • At least 30% of the total seats shall be filled by eligible horizontal reservation for women. candidates including those selected in reserved and foreign national categories.
  • Selected candidates shall be arranged in the order of merit in each category. A waiting-list shall be added to each category, so that in the event of a selected candidate not joining, the candidates in the waiting-list shall be admitted in the order of merit. Admission process shall be completed latest by 25th of July of the year or any date which may be decided by the University.
  • Candidates who are selected shall be intimated about the selection, immediately, by the University through email/post/courier/phone/ Telegram/ Teleprinter/ Fax and by posting the result on the website of the University. The candidates will be given stipulated time for getting admission, failing which, the offer of admission stands cancelled.
  • The wait-listed candidates shall be intimated of their position. If any vacancy to be filled by a wait listed candidate arises, (S)he shall be similarly informed of the date for him/her to report and join by paying the prescribed fee. If (s)he fails to join by that date, the next eligible wait listed candidate shall be similarly informed.

Academic Regulations for 5 Year Law Course leading to the Award of B.A., LLB. (Hons.) Degree

1. Duration of the course and semester system

a)  The duration of the course shall be Five academic years.
b)  Each academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester having a minimum of ninety (90) working days.
c)  The academic semesters shall be announced in advance each year and shall ordinarily be between August-December and February-June, with winter break and summer vacations during which the student will do their internship for four weeks each.

2. Scheme of study of the course

a)  Each semester shall carry five courses and the details of paper and semester wise distribution is as follows:

b)  The following will provide an overview of the B.A., LL.B (Hons.) Course at the National Law University, Delhi:

Number of semesters : 10.
Number of courses per semester : 5.
Total number of courses : 50.
Number of regular law courses : 32.
Number of clinical courses : 4.
Number of social science courses : 8
Number of optional courses : 6.

Admission of Foreign Nationals - The admission of foreign nationals is made based on satisfying the prescribed academic qualifications. They are exempted from taking the admission test. The other rules regarding the eligibility for admission will be applicable as applicable to other candidates. The annual tuition fee shall be in Indian rupees equivalent to 5,000 US Dollars for candidates from SAARC countries and US Dollars 10,000 for students from other countries.

Fee Structure

B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) 5-years Course

  • Tuition Fee : Rs. 35,000/- per semester.
  • Campus Development Fund Fee : Rs.5,000/- (one time).
  • Admission Fee : Rs.2,500/- (one time).
  • Student Welfare Fund : Rs. 2,500/- p.a.
  • SBC Fund : Rs. 2,500/- p.a.
  • Examination Fee : Rs.3,000/- p.a.
  • Reading Material Fee : Rs.2,500/- p.a.
  • Library Fee : Rs.2,500/- p.a.
  • Internet Fee : Rs. 5,000/- p.a.
  • Electricity Charges : Rs. 12,000/- p.a
  • Sports and Games Facilities Fee : Rs. 3,000/- p.a.
  • Journals Fee : Rs. 2,500/- p.a.
  • Moot Courts / Seminars / Workshops, etc. fund : Rs. 5,000/- p.a.
  • Room Rent Deposits : Rs. 18,000/- p.a.
  • Library Deposit : Rs. 5,000/-
  • Hostel Deposit : Rs. 5,000/-
  • Mess Deposit : Rs. 5,000/-

1.  50% of the deposits will go towards Student Welfare Fund and 50% towards Alumni-Fund on completion of the course.

2.  The tuition fees shall be paid through crossed Demand Draft obtained in favour of Registrar, NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHI, along with the consent letter of the candidate expressing willingness to join the course in the University. If any candidate fails to turn up for the interview for admission to the course, only 75% of the tuition fees paid will be refunded to the candidates. The non-refundable part of the tuition fees shall be utilized towards financial assistance to deserving students who could not pay the tuition fees on account of their economic backwardness, based on the recommendation of a committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor.

3.  The annual tuition fees of Rs. 70,000/- (Rupees Seventy Thousand Only) for Indian Nationals, US Dollar Five Thousand for candidates from SAARC countries and US Dollar Ten Thousand for students from other countries along with other annual payments for that year from the second year onwards may be paid either in one lump sum or in two equal instalments at the commencement of each semester. Such tuition fees and other annual payments shall be paid within seven working days before the commencement of each semester. If the tuition fees and other annual payments are paid beyond the aforesaid period, it shall be paid along with late fees @ Rs. 10/- per day up to a further period of 7 working days from the expiry of the due date of payment of fees without late fees. If any student fails to pay the tuition fees and other annual payments within the aforesaid time, his/her name will be deleted from the rolls. Such candidates will be readmitted only on payment of readmission fees of Rs. 500/-, along with the late fees, till the date of payment, that too, after submission of a satisfactory report from a Professor of this University as regards his/her conduct and performance. However, in deserving cases, the Vice-Chancellor, may waive the payment of late fees and readmission fees, after recording reasons therefore.

4.  The University reserves the right of admission to the subsequent year course on grounds of conduct and character.

5.  Entrance Test fee is Rs. 2,000/- (SC/ST Rs.500/- and SC/ST Below Poverty Line no fee).

NOTE : Fee is subject to change.

Dress Code - Students should follow the prescribed University dress code on Tuesdays and during University functions, meeting with visitors to the University and public lectures.


  • Winter : Black Blazer, White Shirt, Grey Trousers, Black Tie, Black Shoes, Grey Socks.
  • Summer : White Shirt, Grey Trousers, Black Tie, Black Shoes, Grey Socks.


  • Winter : Black Blazer, White Shalwar Kameez, White Dupatta, Black Shoes, White Socks.


  • Black Blazer, White Shirt, Grey Trousers/Grey Long Skirt, Black Tie, Black Shoes, Grey Socks.
  • Summer - White Shalwar Kameez, White Dupatta, Black Shoes, White Socks.


  • White Shirt, Grey Trousers/Grey Long Skirt, Black Tie, Black Shoes, Grey Socks.

Departments / Faculty

  • Law.
  • Economics.
  • English.
  • Political Science.
  • Sociology.


Halls of Residence - The University is fully residential and maintains separate residence for boys and girls. The Halls of Residence shall be provided with Common Room facilities, indoor games, television and gym.

Library - The University has a rich Library that meets the specific requirements of aspiring professionals and engaged teachers. The Library has online academic & research facilities such as Lexis Nexis, Manupatra, SCC online, Westlaw etc. The Library has developed a collection of Primary and Secondary resources such as Case Law, Constitution, Legislation, Reporting Journals, Parliamentary Proceedings, Treaties, Academic Journals, Judicial & Administrative Decisions, India & Foreign Books and other resources related to National and International information in print as well as digital form. The NLUD Library subscribes to 60 International Legal Journals & 20 National Legal Journals. The Library currently houses a unique collection of 22,000 documents comprising; Books, Academic and Reporting Journals, Committee & Commission Reports, Legislative Materials (Central & State Legislation) & Subordinate Legislation, Reference Materials like Legal Dictionaries, Legal Encyclopaedia, Directories, and Study Material Compilations for Students. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is made available for browsing the collection of the Library

Internet / Computer Centre - The campus is wi-fi enabled. The Internet Centre has 50 high ends desktop with Microsoft operating system well equipped with optical drives. Besides this a separate bay is also available for laptop users. The Internet Centre is supported with 3 servers and with a high speed bandwidth, centrally document & print facility is also available to meet the growing challenge of internet usage & e-learning, the centre support students for research & e-learning of the next-generation. The Internet Centre also works closely with leading academic stakeholders of the next-generation Internet, such as Manupatra, Lexis Nexis etc.

Classrooms - University Classrooms are well equipped with LCD projector & display screen and internet (wi-fi) access. The Students are required to purchase Laptop/PC for making best use of internet connectivity for research purpose.

Scholarships - The needy students will be provided need-based scholarship financial assistance to pursue their studies at the University. Under the Scheme, the students awarded scholarship/need-based financial assistance of any kind shall have to repay the said amount to the University (without interest) within 2 years of the completion of the course. The students will execute a bond to that effect.

Pre-Appointment Training for Officers of Assam Judicial Services - National Law University, Delhi has been assigned the task of providing an 8 month Pre-Appointment Training for the Officers of Assam Judicial Services. This training is first of its kind in the country being offered by any Law University. This concept of Pre-Appointment Training itself is a new concept being the brain child of Justice J. Chelameshwar, Chief Justice of Guahati High Court. Though the concept of a mandatory training is not new in the wake of Supreme Court’s judgement in Judge’s case but the  training  which was imparted earlier was post-appointment and by the State Judicial Academies. Guahati High Court and the National Law University, Delhi have the distinction of conceiving such training programme. The Training is being conducted with the active support of Delhi High Court. This is a fully residential training and the batch of 60 candidates, selected by the Guahati High Court, are undergoing this training at National Law University, Delhi.

Exchange Programmes - The University has MOU's with various International and National University for Exchange Programmes held from time to time.

Some of the Exchange Programmes of 2010

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Alabama U.S.A. - Legal Research, Academic Programme, Student and Faculty Exchange Programme etc.
  • George Washington University Law School, USA - Legal Research, Faculty Exchange Programme, Exchange of relevant Research and Reference materials etc.

Moot Courts - Moot Courts provide a thrust area of Legal Education by integration theory and practice of Law in campus settings. The mooting in NLU, DELHI is a serious activity. The moot court activities are coordinated by the faculty adviser to the Moot Court Committee. Members of the faculty help students in preparing for Moot Court Competitions.

Moot Court Activities

  • The University has entered into MoU with National University of Singapore, Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Kaden Borris Partners, Lawyers, Gurgoan to host and conduct annually IICLAM moot competition.
  • The University will also be organizing an annual Corporate Law Moot Court Competition in collaboration with UKCA Law Chambers, a leading Corporate Law firm of Delhi.

Research Centres

  • Centre for Child Rights and Juvenile Justice.
  • Centre for Leadership and Access to Justice.
  • Centre for Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law.
  • Centre for corporate Law and Governance.
  • Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Centre for Media Law and Public Policy.
  • Centre for Tax Laws.
  • Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy & Good Governance.
  • Centre for Air and Space Law.
  • Centre for Criminal Justice Administration and Human Rights.
  • Centre for Disaster Management and Law.
  • Centre for Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Centre for Environmental Law.
  • Centre for Gender Justice.
  • Centre for Rights of Tribals.
  • Centre for W.T.O. Studies and International Trade.
  • Centre for Technology and Law.
  • Centre for Cyber Laws.
  • Centre for Studies in Disability and Law.
  • Centre for Training of Faculty.
  • Centre for Law and Urban Development.

Debates Competitions - These are held from time to time and are helpful in developing the intellect of the students.

Seminars & Conferences - The University organises various Seminars & Conferences from time to time.

Transport - The University is in the process of procuring buses for being used for the student’s activities such as court visits, Legal Aid Programmes and Clinics. The University is connected through Metro Rail and DTC bus services.

Bank - UCO Bank has extension-counter for transactions on specified days of the week between 1-2 p.m. Students can open their accounts with the UCO Bank. The UCO Bank will be opening an ATM facility on the Campus.

Sports/Games - The facilities for sports are planned in the additional land which will be available to the University for the purpose, shortly. Gymnasium, Tennis-Court and swimming-pool are in the pipe-line.

Facilities for Conferences/Seminars - There is a provision for Conference/Seminar rooms in the Administration Block, which is nearing completion and will be furnished with state-of the-art facilities, soon.

Auditorium - A fully air-conditioned auditorium with a sitting capacity of over 650 people is nearing completion which will be equipped with latest and state-of-the-art audio and visual facilities. This will be used for organizing University functions including seminars and conferences.


  • Dhruv Gautam, student of Ist year National Law University, Delhi, won Bronze Medal in the 13th Asian Roller Hockey Championship held at Dalian, China, from 9-14 January, 2010, representing India.

Information Compiled From : National Law University - NLU Delhi - Website





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