Indian law Institute widely known as ILI was established in 1956. The institute was inaugurated by the first president of India Dr.Rajendra Prasad in presence of various government officials and other judges. The government of India granted the status of the deemed university to ILI in 2004. The institute offers LLM, Ph.D., postgraduate in diploma, and online certificate programs. The main objective of ILI is to motivate and promote the science of law and to contribute to reforming the administration of justice.

The institute is registered as an independent body under the Societies Registration act. The institute accredited with NAAC of A-grade has one of the best libraries in the country and the National Legal Research centre.

Indian law Institute, New Delhi Highlights

Name of the Institute Indian Law Institute (ILI) Delhi
Institute Type Deemed University
Basic admission criteria All India Admission Test (ILICAT): LL.M
Ph.D.: ILI Based Entrance or GATE/ SLET/ UGC NET
PG Diploma: Merit-Based
Application Mode Online
Entrance mode Online
Counseling Conducted by the Institute
Reservation 5% and 10% relaxation in the qualifying marks will be offered to SC/ST & PH and Kashmiri Migrants respectively
Scholarship yes

Indian law Institute, New Delhi Ranking

ATAL ranking: Indian law institute participated in the ARIIA ranking.

NIRF ranking: Indian law institute ranked 13th in the law category.

Indian law Institute, New Delhi Courses

Indian law institute provides various programs to the students. They are listed below.

Course Details
Doctor of Philosophy in Law(Ph.D.) Eligibility: LLM degree from a recognized university with aggregate 55% marks or above. + UGC NET/JRF or the admission test of the institute.
Master of Law-1 year(LLM) Eligibility: LLB degree from a recognized university with at least 50% from India or foreign university and have passed the admission test(CAT) conducted by the institute.
Postgraduate diploma-1year Subjects: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate laws and Management, Cyber Law, Intellectual property and rights Law Any graduate degree from a recognized university. - Weightage of 5% will be given to Law graduates/CS/CMA/CA
Online certificate-3 months Specializations: Cyber Law, Intellectual property rights, Information technology in the internet age Eligibility: one who is pursuing or has pursued a diploma or degree after 10+2.

Candidates belonging to SC and ST class will get a 5% relaxation of marks.PH and migrants of Jammu and Kashmir will get 5% and 10% relaxation of marks respectively in the minimum eligibility criteria for admission.

L.L.M ₹92,000 (Total Fees)
PG Diploma ₹29,500 (Total Fees)
Ph.D ₹37,000 (1st Year Fees)
Certification ₹7,500 (Total Fees)

Indian law Institute, New Delhi Admissions

The application mode is online for admission in the various programs available at ILI.

One needs to visit the official site of ILI for submitting the form and have to do the payment of the registration fees according to the particular course.

Eligible students have to appear for the entrance exam and interview (only for Ph.D.) and based on the marks obtained and presentations admission will be done.

Admissions for the postgraduate Diploma programs are done based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examinations.5% extra weightage is given to law graduates/CMA/CS/CA.

Candidates of online certificate programs have to submit the hardcopy of the application form to the institute.

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Indian law Institute, New Delhi International collaborations:

Korea Legislation Research Institute (South Korea)

Dean Rusk centre (USA)

Harvard University (USA)

University of Houston (USA)

Indian law Institute, New Delhi Scholarships:

Mainly 3 types of scholarships are granted by the institute.

1)Merit scholarship

INR 30000 per annum is given to the first two students based on the merit list of the All India Admission test of one year LLM degree program.

2) Merit-cum-Means scholarship:

The institution may repay the fees of the needy and sincere students (max 5% of the intake) studying in one year LLM program. The final decision is based on the director.

3) Gold Medals to Meritorious students:

Gold medals are awarded to the students with the highest CGPA and must have cleared the exams in the first attempt and no disciplinary actions should have been taken against them. The final decision is based on the director.

Indian law Institute, New Delhi Facilities:

Central library: Central library is one of the well-known libraries in the country. It is a part of the National Digital Library of India. It contains around 81000 volumes.190 periodicals are received there with serial publications. A facility of the digitized data about the availability of books, journals, reports, publications is provided through OPAC. It creates a well-equipped environment for visually impaired students with the help of pearl instant reader, JAWS talking software, music player, Radio cum voice recorder, etc.

Legal Information Research Centre (LIRC): The institute has established LIRC with the latest technology computers, printers and Wifi connectivity. Legal information related to case laws, legislations, constitutions, Legal articles can be received at the centre, Anti-plagiarism Software and URKUND are also available there.

Other facilities:

  •  Large conference halls
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  • Air-conditioned classroom with proper audio and video devices
  • Internet facility
  • Anti-ragging activities
  • National Academic Depository (NAD)
  • Journal of Indian law institute (JILI)
  • International conferences, Seminars, workshops, special lectures and training programs
  • Physical activities for health


ILI consists of very reputed and highly qualified faculties with degrees like P.hD and masters in law. The director head of the college prof Dr. Manoj Kumar Sinha has published many articles on international human rights, constitutional laws and various other areas in the national and international journals. 

Mrs. Lotika Sarkar who was an Indian feminist and pioneer in the field of women Studies and Rights has also been a teacher at ILI. 

Various other faculty members have published articles and books and have served the nation and have made India proud globally.


Ques. Where exactly is this college located?

Ans. The college is situated exactly in front of the Supreme court, Bhagwandas road in Delhi.

Ques. Are there any facilities for disabled persons during written examinations?

Ans. Yes, after submitting the certificate of 40% or more disability by medical authorities, a person if desired can get a lab assistant or a reader.

Ques. Is the NRI quota available at the institute?

Ans. Yes, candidates can take admission based on the NRI quota. In addition to the general fees, they have to pay some extra fees according to the programs.

Ques. What is the marks pattern for the All India Admission Test?

Ans. The Test consists of a total of 200 marks.

objectives 140 marks
subjective 40 marks
viva 20 marks
Total: 200 marks

One who is shortlisted for objective and subjective parts only eligible for the viva round.

Ques. Are the seats reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and OBC class?

Ans. Yes, 15% seats and 7.5% seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes respectively.27% seats are reserved for candidates belonging to OBC and 5% seats are reserved for physically handicapped candidates.