NLSIU Courses

Updated on: Jan 28, 2013

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is the first Indian Law University established in 1986, but it became functional in 1988. NLSIU is the only Law School sponsored by the Bar Council of India. The University is located in Nagarbhavi, which is around 10 kms away from the Bangalore City railway station. The campus of the University spans over an area of 18 acres.

Courses NLSIU Bangalore

Research Level Courses:
  • M.Phil Degree Programme

    Eligibility: The candidate shall have an LL.M. Degree from a recognized University securing `B+’    grade or an aggregate of 55% marks or its equivalent.

    Duration: One academic year - to be completed within a maximum period of three years.

  • LL.D. / Ph.D. Degree Programme

    Eligibility: Ph.D. in Law from a recognised University with minimum 10 years of Teaching and exceptional academic achievement in the field of law.

    Duration: Three years - to be completed within a maximum period of five years.

Post Graduate Level Course:
  • LLM - Master of Laws

    Eligibility: A candidate for admission to the LL.M. course should have passed the LL.B. Degree or its equivalent from a recognised University and should have secured not less than 55% of marks in the aggregate of the maximum marks prescribed (50% in case of SC/ST & persons with disability) in accordance with the criteria set for the CLAT 2010.

    Duration: two-year LL.M. programmes in two distinct and separate Branches, i.e. (i) Business aws and (ii) Human Rights Laws.

Undergraduate Level Course:
  • B.A. LL.B.(Hons.)

    Admission to the B.A.,LL.B.(Hons.) Degree programme is purely on merit as assessed through a Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) conducted by the CLAT Committee constituted for the purpose. The candidate should have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an examination equivalent thereto securing in the first attempt, not less than 50% (45% in the case of SC / ST candidates and persons with disability) in the aggregat. Also, the candidate must not have completed 20 years of age as on 1st July of the year of admission.

    Duration: 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.
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