About Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)

HNLU (Hidayatullah National Law University), named after Justice M. Hidayatullah, is one of the 23 NLUs in India. The Chief Justice of the High Court of Chhattisgarh is the Chancellor of the University. In the National Legal Summit and Awards 2015, HNLU received the "Upcoming National Law University" Award. The University conducts Court Room Exercises (CRE) and Moot Courts, in order to familiarize students with the workings of courts. These Court Room Exercises are an interactive method of teaching students and are frequently conducted 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. 

HNLU 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 clinics, legislative drafting, seminars, and working on real-life socio-legal problems. The library at HNLU consists of a total collection of 22,788 books and has subscriptions to international and national journals like Cambridge Law Journal, All England Law Reports, Criminal Law Journal, and Moore's Indian Appeals to name a few. The collection of the HNLU library has received wide acclaim and recommendation from legal luminaries who have visited the campus.

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HNLU Raipur BA, LL.B (Hons.) → Undergraduate

B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) is a Full-Time Five-Year Course and it is offered by the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, and complete conformity with the Bar Council of India Guidelines.

LL. B (Hons.) Admission Process

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.

LL. B (Hons.) Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for admission into all NLUs are mentioned on CLAT’s official website. 

  • There will be no upper age limit for UG Programme in CLAT 2022.
  • As regards minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2 or an equivalent examination), the candidates must have secured:
    • Forty-five percent (45%) marks or its equivalent grade in case of candidates belonging to General / OBC / PWD / NRI / PIO / OCI categories
    • Forty Percent (40%) marks or equivalent in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.
  • Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April, 2022 are also eligible to appear in CLAT 2022 examination. However, they shall be required to produce evidence of their passing the qualifying examination at the time of admission, failing which they shall lose their right to be considered for admission.
  • The result of the qualifying examination (i.e., 10+2) shall be submitted by the candidate at the time of admission failing which the candidate shall be ineligible for admission to the Course.
  • In case of equal marks, the break of tie shall be by the following procedure and order as under
    • Higher marks in the component/section on legal aptitude in the CLAT 2022 exam;
    • Higher age;
    • Computerised draw of lots.

Those who do not clear the qualifying examination with the requisite marks are not eligible for admission. Candidates, whose statement of marks of the qualifying examination is not available at the time of formal interviews, are also not eligible for admission.

Source: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/clat-2022/ug-eligibility.html

LL.B (Hons.) Seat Intake and Reservation

The intake capacity for the B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) Programme shall ordinarily be 180 (One Hundred and Eighty) with the following reservations. However, it shall be at the discretion of the Vice-Chancellor to proportionately increase/decrease the total number of seats:

Category

No. of Seats (All India)

No. of Seats (Domicile of Chhattisgarh)*

Schedule Caste

13

10

Schedule Tribe

06

27

OBC

-

12

Unreserved

66

36

Total

85

85

Note: *As per ‘The Chhattisgarh Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2012 and guidelines issued by Government of Chhattisgarh, Higher Education Department on 24.05.2019.

  • 5% seats shall be reserved horizontally for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at the all India level according to The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
  • 5% seats shall be reserved horizontally for the Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and 3% Seats shall be reserved horizontally for Dependents of Freedom Fighters (DFF) category of candidates belonging to the State of Chhattisgarh only.
  • If a Chhattisgarh domicile candidate qualifies for admission in the regular merit under all India category, he/she shall be considered against the All India seat only and not against Chhattisgarh domicile seats.
  • 30% of seats shall be reserved horizontally for female candidates across all categories of seats.
  • The allotment of seats to various CG Domicile category candidates will be made as per the Guidelines issued by the Government of Chhattisgarh from time to time.

Source: https://hnlu.ac.in/hnlu/programs/b-a-ll-b-hons/

LL.B (Hons.) Fee Structure

Particulars of Fees

Amount of Fees

Admission Fee (To be paid at the time admission)

INR 5,000

US $ 1,000 for NRI Candidates & Foreign Nationals

Tuition Fee

INR 1,05,000 Indian Nationals

US $ 5,000 for NRI Candidates

US $ 6,750 for Foreign Nationals

Library Fee

INR 10,000

Halls of Residence Charges

INR 15,000

IT Infrastructure

INR 7,500

Campus Devt. Charge

INR 7,500

Charges for Students’ Activities

INR 5,000

Student Welfare Fund

INR 2,000

Medical Infrastructure

INR 3,000

Electricity & Water Charges

INR 7,000

Examination Fee

INR 4,000

Transportation Charges

INR 4,000

Caution Money (Refundable)

INR 25,000/- (One-Time)

Total

INR 2,00,000/-* (Rs. Two Lakhs only)

US $ 6,000 + INR 90,000/-* NRI

US $ 7,750 + INR 90,000/-* Foreign Category

Note: 

Mess Fee shall be payable separately by the students on a semester basis and it will be decided on the basis of contract rates. 

The abovementioned fees are provisional and subject to revision from time to time by the university authorities.

Source: https://hnlu.ac.in/hnlu/programs/b-a-ll-b-hons/

LL. B (Hons.) Course Structure

Semester-I

Semester-II

Sl. No.

Title of The Paper

Sl. No.

Title of the Paper

1

One Major Paper*

1

One Major Paper*

2

Two Minor Papers*

2

Two Minor Paper*

3

Legal English / English Language

3

English Literature / Legal English

4

Legal Method

4

Law of Contract-II

5

Law of Contract-I

5

Family Law-I

Semester-III

Semester-IV

1

One Major Paper*

1

Major Paper*

2

Two Minor papers*

2

CG-II

3

Law of Torts

3

Labour Law-I

4

Family Law-II

4

Environmental Law

5

CG-I

5

Transfer of Property Act

   

6

Public International Law

Semester-V

Semester-VI

1

One Major Paper*

1

One Major Paper*

2

Labour Law-II

2

Jurisprudence-II

3

Jurisprudence-I

3

Corporate Law-II

4

Corporate Law-I

4

Intellectual Property Rights

5

Principles of Taxation Law

5

Administrative Law

6

Indian Penal Code

6

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Note :* While Political Science is taught as a major paper from Semester I to VI, Economics & Sociology are taught as minor papers for the first three semesters.

Semester-VII

Semester-VIII

1

Criminal Procedure Code

1

Land Laws

2

Law of Evidence

2

Drafting, Pleading and Conveyance

3

Honours-I P1

3

Honours-I P2

4

Honours-II P1

4

Honours-II P2

5

Optional-P1

5

Optional-P2

Semester-IX

Semester-X

1

Civil Procedure Code

1

Professional Ethics

2

Honours-I P3

2

Honours-I P4

3

Honours-II P3

3

Honours-II P4

4

Optional-P3

4

Optional-P5

5

Optional-P4

5

Optional-P6

List of Optional Papers*:

Sl. No.

Title of The Paper

Sl. No.

Title of the Paper

1

Biotechnology and Law

12

Law and Tribes

2

Competition Law

13

Law of Infrastructure

3

Criminology & Penology

14

Law of Insolvency

4

Cyber Law

15

Law of Insurance

5

Banking Law

16

Law of Mines and Industries

6

Human Rights

17

Maritime Law

7

Good Governance

18

Media and Law

8

Indirect Tax

19

Medicine and Law

9

ICA

20

W.T.O.

10

International Criminal Law

21

Women and Law

11

International Space Law



 

List of Honors Papers: 

Sl. No.

Title of The Paper

Sl. No.

Title of the Paper

1

Constitutional Law

4

Intellectual Property Rights

2

Corporate Law

5

Environmental Law

3

Trade and Investment Law

6

Criminal Law

Source: https://www.hnlu.ac.in/index.php/academic/b-a-ll-b-hons

HNLU Raipur LL.M → Postgraduate

HNLU Raipur offers one-year LL.M. Program. The LL.M. program is designed to instill research skills and analytical abilities. The LL.M. Program is focused on self-learning and research conducted by the students under the guidance of the faculty members.

LL. M Specializations Offered

  1. Corporate Law
  2. Intellectual Property Rights Law
  3. Environmental law 

Source: https://www.hnlu.ac.in/index.php/academic/ll-m-programme

LL.M Admission Process

Candidate has the option to choose any out of the three offered specializations; Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Rights Law, and Environment Law. Admission to this program is based on merit determined through a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The admission to the chosen specialization will however be allotted on the basis of CLAT Rank cum preference.

LL.M Eligibility criteria

Criteria as per CLAT2022 guidelines, availabe on the official website.

LL.M. Seat Intake and reservation

Category

Number of Seats

SC (15%)

07

ST (7.5%)

03

Unreserved Category

35

Wards of Kashmiri Migrants under the Supernumerary Quota

02

Total

47

  • 2 seats are reserved for the wards of Kashmiri migrants,
  • 3% seats shall be reserved horizontally for Persons with Disability (PWD),
  • 30% seats shall be reserved horizontally for female candidates across all the categories of seats. 

Source: https://www.hnlu.ac.in/index.php/academic/ll-m-programme

LL. M Fee Structure

Particulars of Fees

Amount of Fees

Admission Fee (One Time)

INR 5,000

Tuition Fee

INR 55,000

Learning Resource Center

INR 10,000

Halls of Residence Charges

INR 15,000

IT Infrastructure

INR 10,000

Campus Development Charge

INR 10,000

Students Academic Activities

INR 6,000

Medical Infrastructure

INR 3,000

Electricity & Water Charges

INR 7,000

Examination Fee including thesis evaluation

INR 15,000

Transportation Charges

INR 4,000

Caution Money (Refundable)

INR 10,000/- (One-Time)

Total

INR 1,50,000/-* (Rs. One Lakh Fifty Thousand only)

Note:

  • Total amount of fees to be paid by a candidate at the time of admission.
  • Mess Fee shall be payable separately by the students on a semester basis and it will be decided on the basis of contract rates.
  • The fees are provisional and subject to revision from time to time by the university authorities.

Source: https://www.hnlu.ac.in/index.php/academic/ll-m-programme

LL.M Course Structure

Course Duration: One-year

Trimester-I

Sl. No.

Title of the Paper

1

Core Course: Research Methods and Legal Writing

2

Core Course: Comparative Public Law / Systems of Governance

3

Core Course: Law and Justice in a Globalized World

4

Optional Course: Paper-I

Trimester-II

1

Optional Course: Paper-II

2

Optional Course: Paper-III

3

Optional Course: Paper-IV

4

Optional Course: Paper-V

Trimester-III

1

Optional Course: Paper-VI

2

Dissertation

3

Viva-Voce


Source: https://www.hnlu.ac.in/index.php/academic/ll-m-programme

HNLU Raipur Ph.D.

Ph.D. Law shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work, and a maximum of six years. The Ph.D.(Law) program is a full-time residential program.

Ph.D. Admission Process

Admission to this program is purely based on merit determined through a separate interest conducted by the University.

Ph.D. Seat Intake.

The intake to the Ph.D. program is 30 students.

Source: https://www.hnlu.ac.in/index.php/academic/ph-d-program-in-law

Ph. D. Fee Structure

Particulars

Amount (in Rs.)

Application Form Fee

1500/-

Admission Fee

1000/- (One time)

Tuition Fee

15000/- (Per annum)

Thesis submission, evaluation & Viva-voce fee (payable at the time of submission of thesis)

15000/- (one time)

Course work examination fee

2500/-

Hostel charges

6000/- (for six months)

Computer Lab & Library Deposit

2000/- (Per annum)

Development Fee

1000/- (Per annum)

Transportation charges

4000/- (for six months)

Caution money (Refundable)

5000/- (One time)

Hostel deposit (Refundable)

5000/- (One time)

Mess Charges

13500 (for six months)

Source: https://www.hnlu.ac.in/index.php/academic/ph-d-program-in-law

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