The National Universities of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi (NUALS)


About NUALS

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) was established by Act 27 of 2005 of the Kerala State Legislature. By the same Act, the National Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) established by the Bar Council of Kerala Trust in 2002 merged with the NUALS. In 2008, an amendment streamlined the powers and functions of the authorities of the University and ensured the active involvement of the Government of Kerala. The main objects of the University are: (a) to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal and judicial processes, professional legal education and their role in national development; (b) to develop in the student and research scholar a sense of responsibility to serve the society by developing skills with regard to advocacy, legal services, legislation, law reforms etc., and (c) to promote legal and judicial reforms needed to strengthen the administration of justice in India. The NUALS library has a collection of over 13,944 volumes covering a wide range of general and special subjects consisting of text books reference books, back volumes of journals, reports etc. The library subscribes to several leading law journals, both Indian and foreign and also a number of newspapers and magazines. It has acquired the complete set of leading law reports like All England Law Reports, Supreme Court Cases, All India Reporter, Criminal Law Journal, Kerala Law Times.

Programs Offered

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

Getting into NUALS

NUALS 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

  • Admission to the LL.M. Degree Course shall be based on the performance in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) on Merit-cum-Preference basis

NUALS Eligibility

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

  • The candidate shall have passed the HSC (10+2) or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto with at least 45% marks (exemption upto 5% for SC/ST category, declared eligible for reservation in the State of Kerala)
  • Students who are appearing for the qualifying examination are allowed to appear for CLAT. However, they should submit the results of the qualifying examination at the time of admission. If they do not do so, the candidates shall be considered ineligible

For LL.M
NUALS offers One year LL.M. Programme in two distinct branches, ie. (i) International Trade Law and (ii) Constitutional and Administrative Law

  • A candidate shall have passed the 5 year Integrated B. A. LL.B. (Hons.) Degree of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) or an examination recognised as equivalent thereto with a minimum of 55 % of the total marks in the aggregate [Not less than 50% in the case of SC/ST (declared eligible for reservation in the State of Kerala) candidates].

For Ph.D

  • Candidates seeking registration to the Ph.D. programme shall hold a Master's Degree from a recognized University with a minimum of 55% marks in the qualifying examination, or a minimum CGPA of 6.0 in the 10 point scale (or an equivalent grade in similar scales). A candidate belonging to SC/ST community shall be eligible for concession up to 5% marks in the minimum eligible marks for admission.

For PG Diploma
Post Graduate Diploma is offered in two streams; Medical Law & Ethics and Cyber Law.

For Medical Law & Ethics

  • Candidates admitted to the Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics should possess a Bachelor's Degree of a recognized University in any stream. Those who possess a Bachelor's Degree in any system of medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration or a Bachelors' Degree in Law recognized by NUALS shall be given preference

For Cyber Law

  • Candidates admitted to the Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law should possess a Bachelor's Degree in any stream or a Bachelors' Degree in Law recognized by NUALS. Preference will be given to those who possess degree in law

NUALS Intake and Reservation

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


The intake for the B. A. LL. B. (Hons.) Degree Course is 60 seats.

Category Percentage All India Category Seats State Category Seats
All India Merit 51% 31 -
Specially Abled Persons 
(SAP)
3% 2 -
State Merit (Kerala) 6% - 3
Scheduled Castes (Kerala) 8% - 5
Scheduled Tribes (Kerala) 2% - 1
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) [Kerala] 30% - 18
Total 100% 33 27
  • In addition to the above 60 seats, 6 seats are reserved as Supernumerary Quota for NRI Sponsored candidates and 2 seats for Foreign Nationals

For LL.M

The Intake for the LLM Degree course is 40 seats.

Category Percentage Seats
All India Merit 51% 20
Specially Abled Persons (All India) 3% 1
State Merit (Kerala) 6% 2
Scheduled Castes (Kerala) 8% 3
Scheduled Tribes (Kerala) 2% 1
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) [Kerala] 30% 13
Total 100% 40

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

Admission Fee Rs. 2,500/-(At the time of admission)
Tuition Fee Rs. 1,00,000/-per year
Campus Development & Infrastructure Fee Rs. 15,000/- per year
Library Fee Rs. 6,500/- per year
Information System Facilities Fee Rs. 6,000/- per year
Electricity charges Rs. 2,500/- per year
Students welfare fund Rs. 2,000/- per year
Students' Council fee Rs. 2,000/- per year
Sports and games fee Rs. 2,000/- per year
Moot Court Fee Rs. 2,000/- per year
Medical/Gym/Fitness Fee Rs. 7,000/- per year
Journal Fee Rs. 1,000/- per year
Bus fee Rs. 1,500/- per year
Matriculation fee Rs. 300/- (At the time of admission)
Recognition fee Rs. 200 (for candidates coming from Institutions
Outside Kerala)
Alumni Association Fee Rs. 1,000/- (At the time of admission)
Miscellaneous fee Rs. 7,500/-
Caution Deposit (Refundable) Rs. 5,000/- (At the time of admission)
Total fee for NRI sponsored candidates USD 6,000 Per year
Total fee for NRI Foreign Nationals USD 8,500 Per year
  • Students belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Other Eligible Communities are eligible for educational concessions from the Government of Kerala.
  • Note: The fee structure is subject to revision

Fee Structure [LL.M. Program]

Admission Fee Rs. 5,000/-
Tuition Fee Rs. 80,000/-
Library Fee Rs. 7,000/-
Campus Development & Infrastructure Fee Rs. 12,000/-
Caution Deposit (Refundable) Rs. 5,000/-
Information System Facilities Fee Rs. 6,550/-
Students' Council fee Rs. 2,000/-
Quasi University fee Rs. 200/-
Bus fee Rs. 1,000/-
Medical/Gym/Fitness Fee Rs. 5,000/-
Matriculation fee Rs. 250/- (At the time of admission)
Recognition fee Rs. 200 (for candidates coming from Institutions outside Kerala)
Contribution towards PTA Fund Rs. 1,000/- (At the time of admission)
Alumni Association Fee Rs. 1,000/- (At the time of leaving the institution after completing the course)
  • Students belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) and Other Eligible Communities (OEC) are eligible for educational concessions from the Government of Kerala.
  • Note: The fee structure is subject to revision

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