NLSIU Bangalore

NLSIU Bangalore was established in the year 1986 through a series of efforts by the Bar Council of India, Bangalore University, Government of Karnataka, The Karnataka Bar Council and Judiciary and is known to develop a new era of legal education in India.

The first batch of students were selected in the year 1988 through a National Entrance Test. Starting 2008, NLSIU Bangalore started admission based on the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)- the first edition of which was conducted by NLSIU (being the first NLU) in 2008.

NLSIU Bangalore, because of the excellence it offers in the field of legal education is also referred to as “Harvard of the East”.

NLSIU Bangalore Programs Offered:

Listed below are the programmes offered by NLSIU Bangalore

Undergraduate Level

  • B.A, LL.B (Hons.)

Postgraduate Level

  • LL.M (Master’s in Law)

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NSLIU Bangalore BA LL. B

The duration of the course shall be for a period of Five Academic Years. Each academic year is divided into three “Trimesters” with an average of not less than 70 working days for each.

Admission Procedure

Admission to the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) program at NLSIU is purely on merit as assessed through CLAT (Common Law Entrance Test)

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must have secured an unconditional pass and the minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent examination) as specified below:

  • Aggregate percentage of 45% or its equivalent grade in case of General Category and PWD students.

  • Aggregate percentage of 40% or its equivalent grade in case of SC/ST.

seat Intake


NSLIU BA LL.B Seat Reservation



General Category


Scheduled Caste

18 (15%)

Scheduled Tribe

9 (7.5%)

Note: Six (6) seats compnsmg 5% of the total seats shall be reserved horizontally for Persons with Disability.

  • Six seats comprising 5% of the total intake shall be reserved horizontally for Persons with Disabilities (PWD).
  • 25% of total seats in each vertical reservation category, subject to a maximum of Thirty students, shall be admitted under the horizontal institutional preference for “Karnataka Students”



Given below is the category-wise total fee for the BA LL.B program



General Category

Rs. 2, 75, 100/- p.a.

SC/ST Category

Rs. 2, 71, 850/- p.a.

Foreign Nationals

USD 10025 

NSLIU Bangalore LL.M Program

NLSIU Bangalore offers a One-Year LL.M. Degree program in two specializations:

  • Business Law

  • Human Rights Law

Note: Candidates have a choice to join either. However, the CLAT ranking is the determining factor. Once admitted to a preferred branch, the admission is final and is not open to change.

Eligibility Criteria

Aggregate percentage of 50% or its equivalent grade in case of General Category and PWD students. (ii) Aggregate percentage of 45% or its equivalent grade in case of SC/ST.

There is no upper age limit to apply.

seat Intake

Total Seats: 50

Business Laws 35

Human Rights Laws 15

NLSIU Bangalore LL.M Seat Reservation

Given below in the category-wise seat reservation for the LL.M Program


Business seats (30)

Human Rights seats (20)

Scheduled Caste (15%)



Scheduled Tribe (7.5%)



General Category




NLSIU Bangalore LL.M fee structure

Given below is the category-wise total fee for the LL.M program

· General Category – Rs. 1, 98,975/- p.a.

· SC / ST Category – Rs. 1, 95,725/- p.a.

· Foreign Nationals – USD 5,650

Note: The fees/charges may be revised by the University, but the revised fees/charges will be applied prospectively.


NLSIU Bangalore Cut Off 2020: BA LLB Programme


Cutoff Rank (AIR)

General (PwD)








NLSIU Bangalore Placements 

Placements in both UG and PG courses are provided by NLSUI Bangalore. 

Top Law Firms

Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.

AZB & Partners

Bhasin & Co.

Anand & Anand Advocates

Clifford Chance

Desai & Dewanji

DSK Legal

Dua Associates

KNM & Partners

Top Companies 

Bajaj Allianz

DLF Limited

Edelweiss Corporate

Exchange Credit Guarantee Corporation

Fox Mandal Little & Co.

HAL, Bangalore


Larsen & Tourbo Infrastructure

Legasis Service Pvt. Ltd.

MCX Stock Exchange Ltd

Microsoft Corporation

Pangea 3

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.


Reliance Power Ltd.