About MNLU, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

About MNLU

The youngest among all the NLUs, MNLU was established in 2014, in the State of Maharashtra, for the development and advancement of legal education and for the purposes of imparting specialized and systematic instruction, training and research in systems of law and for the matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. MNLU offers a forum for the community of scholors both within and outside India tp take a broad inter-disciplinary approach to the study of law, thereby reaching a wide readership, including legal academics, social scientists, jurist, students and others. The Library at MNLU consists of more than 3600 books and over 700 back volume journals, including Supreme Court Cases, All England Law Reports, The Law Reports Appeal Cases, Weekly Law Reports etc. The library has subscribes to online databases like SCC Online and Hein Online.

Programs Offered

  • B.A.,LL.B (Hons)
  • LL.M

Getting into MNLU

MNLU Results Accepted

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

  • Admission to this program is purely based on merit determined through a Common Law Admission test (CLAT) conducted by the 18 participating law schools in rotation

For LL.M

  • The admission shall be based on the performance in the Common Law Admission Test

MNLU Eligibility

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

A candidate for admission to the B.A, LL.B (Hons.) Degree Course shall have:

  • passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an examination equivalent thereto securing in the first attempt, not less than 50% (45% in the case of SC/ST candidates and persons with disability) in the aggregate
  • There is no age limit as per the 2017 rules

Those who do not clear the qualifying examination with the requisite marks are not eligible for admission.

For LL.M

  • As per the CLAT 2017 Common Rule

MNLU Intake and Reservation

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

The intake for the undergraduate program is 50 seats.

The University follows Government of Maharashtra reservation policy with regard to admission of students. The breakup of the seats is as follows:

Category Percentage % Seats
Unreserved Category 50 25
Maharashtra State SC 13 07
Maharashtra State ST 7 03
Maharashtra State- De-notified Tribes (A) 3 01
Maharashtra State - Nomadic Tribes (B) 2.5 01
Maharashtra State - Nomadic Tribes (C) 3.5 02
Maharashtra State - Nomadic Tribes (D) 2 01
Maharashtra State OBC 19 10
Total 100 50

For LL.M

The intake for the postgraduate program is 10 seats. The breakup for the same is as follows:

Category Percentage % No of Seats
General/ Open category 04 seats
Scheduled Castes 13.00% 01 Seats
Scheduled Tribes 7.00% 01 Seats
Nomadic Tribes (A) 3.00%

02 Seats on rotation basis.
Nomadic Tribes (B) 2.25%
Nomadic Tribes(C) 3.50%
Nomadic Tribes (D) 2.00%
Other Backward Classes 19.00% 02 Seats
F N / NRI 02 Seats

Fee Structure [B.A.,LL.B. (Hons.)/ LL.M Program]

BA LL B (Hons) LL M
  ONE-TIME FEE[payable at the time of admission]    
Admission Fee 3000 3000
Refundable Deposits    
Library Caution Money 5000 5000
Hostel Caution Money 10000 10000
Dining Hall Caution Money 5000 5000
ANNUAL [payable before commencement of academic session]    
Tuition Fee:    
Maharashtra domiciled Students  24750 82500 24750
Others 110000 33000
Academic Support Services 6000 -
Student Welfare 3000 -
Library Services 6000 6000
Journal fees 6000 6000    
SBA, Moot Court, Seminar & other co-curricular activities 9000 -
University Development Fund 9000 9000
Internet charges 3000 3000
SEMESTER [payable before commencement of each semester]    
Reading materials 3000 -
Outsourced services 9000 9000
Examination fee 3000 6000
Residential charges [for boarders only]    
Hostel accommodation 60000 60000
Dining Hall 15000 15000
  • The Fee structure is open for revision by Executive Council at any time.
  • Tuition Fee increase every year by Rs. 5000.
  • One-time Convocation Fee of Rs. 5000 will be payable on Tenth semester.
  • Fees are payable by credit to designated account of the University via payment gateway devised for the purpose.
  • The payment gateway will be open for specified period to be notified in the University website later.
  • Receipts for each payment shall be generated as soon as the credit of amount paid is recorded in the bank account.


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