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Courses Offered in National Law Universities (NLUs)

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Getting admission into a National Law University is a dream of every law aspirant. Currently, there are 23 established National Law Universities in India. National Law Schoolof Indian University, Bangalore, also known as NLSIU, established itself at the first National Law University of the country in 1988 and Dr. BhimraoAmbedkar National Law University, Sonipat, is the last (23rd) established National Law University as of now. Unlike the traditional universities where Law is a separate degree that can only be pursued after graduation, NLUs give admissions after 12th standard, thereby integrating the graduation degree and the LL.B degree into a single degree and five year old course. The fact that pursuing LL.B. degree just requires an undergraduate degree and no specific degree, students of any stream can opt for LL.B. after graduation. The law students of a traditional university come from different academic backgrounds, which might not be the case in all the National Law Universities. Thestudents of most NLUs do have this liberty to choose the undergraduate degree of their and are bound to take up only the course or courses which are offered by the universities. Here’s a list of course/courses that are being offered by various NLUs of the Country for the five year integrated degree of Law:

  • National Law School of Indian University, Bangalore:
    1. Batch Strength – 80.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad:
    1. Batch Strength – 105.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal:
    1. Batch Strength – 122.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • The West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences:
    1. Batch Strength – 105.
    2. Courses offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.), B. Sc., LL.B. (Hons.).
    3. Location – Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • National Law University, Delhi:
    1. Batch Strength – 80.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Delhi.
  • National Law University, Jodhpur:
    1. Batch Strength – 120.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.), B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.).
    3. Location – Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur:
    1. Batch Strength – 187.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar:
    1. Batch Strength – 187.
    2. Courses offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.), B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), B.Com., LL.B. (Hons.), B.Sc., LL.B. (Hons.), B.S.W., LL.B. (Hons.).
    3. Location– Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Ram ManoharLohiya National Law University, Lucknow:
    1. Batch Strength – 178.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala:
    1. Batch Strength – 196.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Patiala, Punjab.
  • Chanakya National Law University, Patna:
    1. Batch Strength – 140.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.), B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.).
    3. Location – Patna, Bihar.
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi:
    1. Batch Strength – 68.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Kochi, Kerala.
  • National Law University Odisha, Cuttack:
    1. Batch Strength – 140.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.), B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.).
    3. Location – Cuttack, Odisha.
  • National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi:
    1. Batch Strength – 140.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • National Law University and Judicial Academy Assam, Guwahati:
    1. Batch Strength – 60.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Guwahati, Assam.
  • DamodaramSanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam:
    1. Batch Strength – 120.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Tamil Nadu National School of Law, Tiruchirapalli:
    1. Batch Strength – 120.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.), B. Com. LL.B. (Hons.).
    3. Location – Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.
  • Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai:
    1. Batch Strength – 122.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Maharashtra National University, Nagpur:
    1. Batch Strength – 120.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad:
    1. Batch Strength – 60.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
  • Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla:
    1. Batch Strength – 148.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.), B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.).
    3. Location – Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
  • Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur:
    1. Batch Strength – 120.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar National Law University, Sonipat:
    1. Batch Strength – 120.
    2. Course offered- B.A, LL.B (Hons.).
    3. Location – Sonipat, Haryana.

There are almost 2900 seats in total in all the National Law Universities combined, for LL.B. Although colleges have started offering choices, most National Law Universities are still only offering B.A., LL.B as legal training course. Irrespective of the undergraduate stream, legal analysis, legal research, legal writing and legal drafting remain the most critical and essential skills one needs in a law school.

-Anmol Goswami & Siddhant Parikh
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