National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Ernakulam is a State Law University and one of the reputed universities in Kerala state which comes in Kochi city of Ernakulam district. It was established by Act 27 of 2005 of the Kerala State Legislature. It was earlier known as National Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). It is situated in Kochi - the industrial capital of Kerala and the seat of the Kerala High Court, a 10-acre plot in the Kinfra Hi-Tech Park at Kalamassery. The university provides PG, PG Diploma, Integrated BA-LLB, Ph.D., and Certificate level Programs under its curriculum.

Check: NUALS, Kochi Admission Process

NUALS, Kochi Highlights:

Founded In


Type of University

State University

Founded by

The Bar Council of Kerala Trust

Recognized by

University Grants Commission (UGC)

Bar Council of India (BCI)

Government of Kerala


Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

NUALS Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Sunny


Located at the industrial capital of Kerala, Kochi

Nearest Metropolitan City


How to Reach

  • Distance from Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery – 20 Km
  • Distance from Ernakulam Junction (South) Railway Station – 19 Km.
  • Distance from Ernakulam Town (North) Railway Station – 15.5 Km.
  • Distance from Alwaye Railway Station - 6 Km


NUALS Campus, H.M.T. Colony
P.O., Kalamassery, Ernakulam - 683503,
Kerala, India

NUALS, Kochi Collaboration:

The NUALS is MoU’ with the following universities for promoting and facilitating academic and educational exchange:

  • University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Department of Law, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic

NUALS, Kochi Courses & Admission 2020:

Under NUALS, Kochi Admission 2020, the university offers many level Law programs such as following for the desired changes in the Law Society and conditions in the Indian Republic:

Courses Available

  • Five Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons)
  • One Year LL.M.
  • Ph.D.
  • PG Diploma in Medical Law & Ethics/ Cyber Law
  • Certified courses (Banking Law)

Minimum Marks Required to Pass

45% (40% for SC/ST Candidates)

Seats Division

For B.A. LL.B. - 60

For LL.M. - 40 (20 for each specialization)

Admission Test

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

Check: NUALS, Kochi Fee Structure

NUALS, Kochi Centers of Study and Research:

  • Centre for Law and Agriculture
  • Centre for Law and Development
  • Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Law Reforms
  • Inter-Disciplinary Centre for Police Studies
  • Centre for Continuing Legal Education and Extension
  • Centre for Consumer Protection Law and Policy
  • Centre for Environment and Law
  • Centre for Women and Family Studies

NUALS, Kochi Placements:

The college has a Campus Committee Recruitment Cell which is officially recognized body responsible for facilitating the recruitment procedure via various means. Provisions for a telephonic interview or video conferencing will be facilitated in cases where the direct interview could not take place.

Read more about NUALS, Kochi Placements.

NUALS, Kochi Extracurricular Activities

  • Moot Court
  • Legal Aid Clinic
  • Student Council

NUALS, Kochi Facilities


The NUALS library has a collection of over 13,944 volumes covering a wide range of general and special subjects consisting of textbooks 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 Infrastructure

It has a campus-wide wireless network for the student community. It has established a 100 MB bandwidth leased line connectivity from BSNL broadband.

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