National Law University, Delhi (NLU - Delhi)

The National Law University was established after the enactment of “The National Law University, Delhi Act, 2007” (Delhi Act 1 of 2008). The primary objective of the University is to evolve and impart comprehensive and interdisciplinary legal education that is socially relevant. Through this education, The University aims to promote legal and ethical values and foster the rule of law and objectives enshrined in the Constitution of India. National Law University Delhi Library is also known as Justice T. P. S. Chawla Library . Presently library has a sound collection of over 37500 books and bound volumes of Journals and 180 current subscriptions to journals and news papers along with 250 CDs and DVDs. Currently Library is subscribing a number of online databases of international and national spheres i.e. Westlaw International, LexisNexis Academic, Hein Online, JSTOR, Kluwer Arbitration Online, E-Hart Books, Manupatra, SCC Online, Taxmann, Corporate Law Advisor Plus, India Stat and AIR InfoTech Supreme Court of India, High Courts and Criminal Law Journal. In this year, the Library has added around 1210 books and 322 bound volumes journals. Library has also enhanced its digital collection of 472 E-Books from Oxford University Press and 464 E-Books from Cambridge University Press.

Programs Offered

  • B.A.LL.B (Hons.)
  • LL.M
  • Ph.D

Getting into NLU - Delhi

NLU - Delhi Results accepted

For B.A.L.L.B (Hons.)

  • Admission to this program is purely based on merit determined through an All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) conducted every year by the university

For LL.M

  • Admission to this program shall be done through an All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) conducted by the University every year

For Ph.D

  • The admission shall be through a qualifying written test to be conducted by the university. The written test is only a qualifying test and there will be no weightage of marks secured in test in the final selection

Note: Candidates who have qualified UGC NET/JRF, SLET, and M. Phil. are exempted from the taking the admission test. They will be asked to submit their Research Proposal for scrutiny along with other qualified candidates.

NLU - Delhi Eligibility

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

  • All candidates, other than those applying under the Foreign Nationals category, should appear for the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and selection shall be solely on that basis.
  • Candidates should score at least 40% of the marks in the AILET (30% for SC/ ST candidates)
  • In order to appear for the AILET, candidates should have passed the 10+2 examination and scored a minimum of 50%. However, candidates appearing for 10+2 examinations in the year of the AILET can also apply, provided they meet the above eligibility at the time of admission.
  • for LL.M

    • To be eligible to appear for admission to One year- LL.M. Programme, a candidate should have passed the LL.B or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of reserved categories, i.e. SC/ST/Persons with Disability)
    • The candidate shall secure minimum of 50% of the marks in the written test to become eligible for admission. In case of SC/ST candidates it is 40%. The University has a right to keep the seats vacant if there are no candidates who secured minimum cut off marks.
    • The admission for Foreign Nationals shall be made on the basis of:
    • (i) academic record of LL.B. or equivalent Degree recognized by UGC/ Association of Indian Universities with not less than 55% marks or equivalent grade.

      (ii) assessment of necessary communication skills in written and spoken English and performance at the interview in terms of aptitude and capacity.

    For Ph.D

    To be admitted to the candidature for a doctoral degree an applicant shall have:

    • A Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
    • or

    • obtained a degree in law and Master’s Degree with M. Phil. in social sciences or humanities of any recognised university with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed). Provided that candidates with qualifications in social sciences and humanities may be admitted to the programme if the research they wish to pursue interfaces with the discipline of law with a special focus on Public Policy or Law.
    • or

    • For the above two categories, a relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.
    • or

    • Candidates possessing a Degree in law and Master’s Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited as per UGC Regulations shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme.
    • or

    • Degree in law and Ph.D. in any discipline.
    • or

    • Judge of any State High Court in India with three years’ experience or Judge of Supreme Court of India.
    • or

    • A foreign student, who is interested to enroll from outside India from reputed University/Institutions may be allowed to be registered for Ph.D. in National Law University Delhi subject to the condition that one supervisor will be from the National Law University Delhi and one from the parent foreign University/Institutions of the student. He /She will be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test subject to the condition that he/she fulfills the other minimum eligibility conditions. The Vice-Chancellor will be competent to allow registration of such students on case to case basis on the recommendations of Doctoral Committee. The student will be required to visit National Law University Delhi for Viva-Voce to defend his/her Thesis as per University Regulations.

    NLU - Delhi Intake and Reservation

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

    • The University admits 80 students every year to the B.A.LL.B. (Hons.)
    • 10 seats are set aside for Foreign Nationals.
    • Of the remaining seats (70), 15% are reserved for Scheduled Castes, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribe, 3% for Persons with Disabilities.
    • Apart from above 3 seats are supernumerary as follows:

    • 1 seat is reserved for migrants from Kashmir.
    • 2 seats are reserved for residents of Jammu and Kashmir

    For LL.M

    • The University admits 20 students every year to the LL.M program
    • The reservation for the same is as follows:
    • General: 75%
    • SC: 15%
    • ST: 7.5%
    • PwD: 3%

    For Ph.D

    The number of seats available for Ph.D. programme will be notified by the University every year before the start of admission process keeping in view the availability of teachers for guiding Ph.D. Scholars. However, the number of seats may be increased up to 25% for considering the applications of regular faculty members of the NLU Delhi for Ph.D. admission, who are otherwise fulfilling the required eligibility criteria.

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

    The fees payable fall into three categories: annual fees; one-time fees; and deposits.

    Head Amount
    Tuition Fee Rs. 85,000 p.a
    Student Welfare Fund Rs. 2,500 p.a
    Electricity Charges Rs. 12,000 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.
    Sports and Games Facilities Fee Rs 3,000 p.a.
    Journals Fee Rs 2,500 p.a.
    Moot Courts/ Seminars/Workshops etc Rs 5,000 p.a.
    Room Rent Rs 18,000 p.a.
    Mess Advance Rs. 15,000 per semester
    One-Time Fees (to be paid only at the time of admission to the I-year)  
    Campus Development Fund Rs. 5,000
    Admission Fee Rs. 2,500
    Library Deposit Rs. 5,000
    Hostel Deposit Rs. 5,000
    Mess Deposit Rs. 5,000
    Total Rs 1,81,000/-
    • 50% of the deposits remaining after dues will go towards Student Welfare Fund and 50% towards Alumni on completion of the course with the consent of the students. The Student Welfare Fund shall be kept in a separate account and will be used only for students & alumni.

    Fee Structure [for LL.M. Program]

    Tuition Fee: Rs. 65,000/- p.a for Indian Nationals (to be paid in two equal installments at the beginning of each Semester). US $ 2000 per annum or its equivalent in Indian Rupees for Foreign Nationals

    Head Amount
    Academic Support Services Fee

    Rs. 3,000/- p.a. (to be paid in two equal installments)

    Admission Fee

    Rs. 1,000/- (one time payment)

    Examination Fee

    Rs. 200 per course

    Library Fee

    Rs. 3,000/- p.a.

    Internet Fee

    Rs. 8,000/- p.a.

    Electricity Charges Rs. 12,000/- p.a. as amended by E.C. vide resolution dated 20.08.2012
    Sports and Games facilities fee Rs. 3,000/- p.a.
    Journals Fee Rs. 2,000/- p.a
    Dissertation Fee

    Rs. 1,000/-

    Re-registration Fee

    Rs. 5,000/- per course

    Repeat Improvement Examination Fee

    Rs. 500/- per course

    Room Rent

    Rs. 18,000/- p.a. as amended by E.C. vide resolution dated 20.08.2012

    Mess Advance

    Rs. 20,000/-(@ Rs.2,000/- p.m. for 10 months)

    Library Deposit

    Rs. 3,000/-

    Hostel Deposit

    Rs. 5,000/-(Rs.2,000/-for SC/ST candidates)

    Mess Deposit Rs. 3,000/

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