National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore was established in 1986. It is a public law school which has consistently been ranked as the best institute for law in India. It is recognized by BCI. At present, NLSIU Bangalore offers BA LLB at UG level while at the PG level it offers programmes such as LLM, MPP, MBL and PG Diploma. 

Additionally, the university also offers M.Phil and Ph.D at the Research level. Admissions are on the basis of merit or an entrance examination. 

NLSIU Bangalore Highlights

Established I University Type 1986 I Public
Recognized by Bar Council of India (BCI)
Courses Offered UG, PG, PGD, M.Phil & PhD
Admission Criteria Merit based & Entrance Examination
Entrance Exam CLAT/PAT
Application Mode Online
Top Recruiters  L&L Partners, Trilegal, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
Campus Area 23 Acres
Facilities Available Gym, Library, Cafeteria, Hostel, ATM, Auditorium, Sports Complex, Moot Court, Wifi 
Official Website www.nls.ac.in

NLSIU Bangalore Rankings

National Law School of India University is regarded as the top institute for the pursuing law in India by many ranking bodies and magazines. The following is its ranking by various bodies:

Body Rank Year
NIRF 1 2020
The Week 1 2019
Outlook India 1 2019
India Today 1 2019

NLSIU Bangalore Courses 

Course Specializations Details
B.A.LL.B (Hons) -
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 45% aggregate 
  • Selection Criteria: CLAT
LL.M Human Rights Laws
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Eligibility: B.A.LL.B degree
  • Selection Criteria: CLAT
Business Laws
MPP -
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduate degree in any discipline
  • Selection Criteria: PAT & Interview 
MBL (Distance Education) -
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Eligibility: Graduate degree in law or any other field
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
PG Diploma (Distance Education) Human Rights Law
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Eligibility: Graduate degree in law or any other field
  • Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Medical Law & Ethics
Environmental Law
Intellectual Property Rights Law
Child Rights Law
Consumer Law & Practice
Cyber Law & Cyber Forensics
M.Phil Public Policy
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Eligibility: LL.M/MPP with 55% aggregate 
  • Selection Criteria: Entrance test & Oral Presentation
Ph.D. Law
  • Duration: 3 Years (Fulltime), 4 Years (Part time)
  • Eligibility: LL.M degree with 55% aggregate 
  • Selection Criteria: Entrance test & Oral Presentation
Interdisciplinary Programme
  • Duration: 3 Years (Fulltime), 4 Years (Part time)
  • Eligibility: Master’s degree in any discipline with 55% aggregate and Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • Selection Criteria: Entrance test & Oral Presentation
Integrated Ph.D. Public Policy
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Eligibility: Master’s degree in any discipline 
  • Selection Criteria: PAT & Interview

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NLSIU Bangalore Admissions

Admission at NLSIU National Law School of India University is offered on the basis of merit or an entrance examination. 

For B.A.,LL.B, MPP, LL.M, M.Phil, PhD, and Integrated PhD selections are made through an entrance examination. Whereas, for MBL and PG Diploma admissions are on the basis of merit.

How to Apply?

  • Visit the University’s official website for the application form
  • Register and select the desired programme
  • The applicant will be required to fill in the asked information such as Applicant’s Name, Guardian, Age, etc.
  • After filling details, upload the required documents. 
  • Submit the filled application form.
  • Lastly, pay the application fee via net banking, debit/credit cards

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NLSIU Bangalore Placements

National Law School of India University provides great placement opportunities to its students. The University offers campus placement facilities to students in well established and leading firms and companies with a good amount of average salary. Top recruiters in 2019 were L&L Partners, Trilegal, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.

The following tables represents the placement statistics of the last 3 years-

UG Placement Statistics

Year Number of students placed Median Salary (Rs.)
2016-17 39 Rs. 14,50,000
2017-18 51 Rs. 15,20,000
2018-19 54 Rs. 12,00,000

PG Placement Statistics

Year Number of students placed Median Salary (Rs.)
2016-17 8 Rs. 4,71,000
2017-18 16 Rs. 6,00,000
2018-19 28 Rs. 7,00,000

NLSIU Bangalore Scholarships

National Law School of India University awards scholarships to deserving and meritorious students. The university does provide financial aid to students on the basis of merit so that nobody is deprived of their right to education. The following are the university’s scholarship programmes:

  • The Shankaramma Memorial Trust Scholarship
  • Velakacherla Narasa Reddy Rural India Merit Scholarship
  • Justice Venkataswamy, Mrs.&Mr. Mariappa Gowda and Mrs.&Mr.B. Narayan Scholarship

NLSIU Bangalore Facilities 

National Law School of India University offers a number of facilities to its students some of which are listed below:-

  • Library: The library is a 3 storied building with a vast collection of more than 50,000 books and 20,000 journals on a number of topics.
  • Hostel: The institute also arranges for a hostel facility so that students residing in far cities and states may also come here to study and live at the same place. The university has a total of 4 boys’ and 6 girls’ hostels.
  • Canteens: The institute has canteens that serve delicious and healthy beverages and snacks. 
  • Moot Court: As it is a law school, the college also has a moot court where students can grow and develop their skills as a lawyer. 

NLSIU Bangalore Faculty

National Law School of India University possesses a great faculty of highly qualified, educated and well trained professors who emphasize on imparting quality education to students by creating a friendly environment around the students. The university has recruited 16 professors with a PhD qualification. The faculty members are in the following positions-

  • Assistant Professor: 18
  • Associate Professor: 5
  • Professors: 9

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NLSIU Bangalore FAQs

Ques. Is National Law School of India University, Banglaore a good university?

Ans. National Law School of India University is undoubtedly the best law university as it has been ranked as among the top colleges for law in India in 2020 as well as 2019. Moreover, it offers various facilities, a great faculty along with various scholarship programmes.

Ques. How is the campus life at NLSIU Bangalore?

Ans. The campus life is quite relaxed at NLSIU. Apart from academics there are several clubs that students can join. Students also take active interest in sports and so the college has a Premier Basketball League and a Premier Football League. 

Ques. What is the intake for B.A.,LL.B (Hons) at National Law School of India University, Bangalore?

Ans. The total intake for B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) is 120. 93 seats are for General candidates, 18 seats are reserved for SC candidates and 9 seats for ST candidates. 

Ques. What is the fee structure for the Master of Business Laws programme in NLSIU, Bangalore?

Ans. The fee structure is as follows:

Year Fees
Year 1 Rs. 34,300
Year 2 Rs. 30,000

Ques. What facilities does National Law School of India University, Bangalore provide to students? 

Ans. The university offers hostels with various amenities to make the borders comfortable, state of the art classrooms, a gym, a health centre and several more.