Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur


Eligibility - Students who have secured 50% aggregate marks in the 10+2 examination or its equivalent are eligible. Students who have not yet completed the qualifying exam as on July 1st of the year of admission are NOT eligible. The age limit is below 20 years of age as on July 1 of the year of admission. There are 80 seats of which 50% seats are reserved for students of Chhattisgarh state.

Admission test - Admission is on the basis of a National Entrance Test, which is held twice a year. The test aims at assessing linguistic ability, analytical skills, general knowledge, legal aptitude, legal reasoning and mathematical skills of applicants.

Application details - Application details are given in the official notification, which is released in the month of April.

Course Structure

HNLU offers two 5 year integrated programs, the BA LLB and the BSc LLB courses. There are 10 semesters spread over five years, with 2 semesters per year. There are compulsory core subjects, language subjects, compulsory law subjects and optional law subjects. There are also optional clinical legal courses as well as optional honours courses.

College Infrastructure

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Extra-Curriculars and Co-Curriculars

Clinical program - The University conducts a clinical program. It aims at instilling in the students, a sense of social responsibility and training them to face various legal challenges. The program includes a wide range of activities like legal-aid clinic, legislative drafting, seminars and working on real life socio-legal problems.

Court Room Exercises and Moot Courts - In order to familiarize students with the workings of courts, the University conducts Court Room Exercises (CRE) and Moot Courts. These Court Room Exercises are an interactive method of teaching students and are frequently conducted in every semester. Students are also encouraged to participate in Moot Court competitions so that they get the chance to interact with other law students from all over the country.

Optional simulations - Students can opt for different simulation courses where they can learn the practical sides of trial or appellate advocacy.

Student Committees - There are various activities which students can take part in. All activities are conducted by specific Student Committees. There is a Sports Committee to handle sports, a Cultural committee to handle cultural events, a Moot Court Society for Moot Court competitions just to mention a few. Students are encouraged to take active part in all aspects of student life at HNLU.

Career Opportunities

Internships - Students at HNLU are given about six to eight weeks of internship usually during the months of March and April. During the first year, they intern with social groups, NGOs and local self-government institutions. In the second year, they intern with Trial advocates, while third year students train under Appellate advocates. Fourth year students get to train in corporate law firms and in the final year, students can choose any national or international institutions.

Job placements - The University's Placement committee gives support to the Student Placement Committee, which conducts the actual placements. The University provides no financial support, but acts in an advisory position as well as providing logistical support. The final approval on placement decisions of the Placement however, rests with the Vice Chancellor.

Hostel Life

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