Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) is designed as a practice-based and research-driven institute that pioneers internationally benchmarked liberal education in central India. It is one of the fastest-growing and one of the most awarded universities of central India. JLU Bhopal is committed to providing a robust multidisciplinary learning environment that effectively steers the intellectual curiosity of each individual and molds them into efficient professionals and visionary leaders of tomorrow. The university is in membership with AUAP, International Association of Law Schools.

Currently, the university is offering 56-degree programs to more than 3200 students from 8 countries and 27 states of India. The university has 27 partnerships with international universities and MNCs, ensuring that the students get hands-on experience with real-world challenges, both nationally and internationally. It is the only university in central India to be awarded the QS I-Gauge E-Lead certificate for e-learning excellence. Also, it is the only university from central India to be part of three Erasmus+ projects funded by the European Union Commission.

Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) Highlights

Official Website https://www.jlu.edu.in/
Approved by AICTE, NCTE, Madhya Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission, UGC, Bar Council of India, Federation of Film Societies of India
Test Scores accepted CLAT/SLAT/JLU Entrance Exams
Degree UG and PG
Application Fee INR 1100
Selection Procedure Entrance exam, Merits, and Interview
Address Chandanpura, Madhya Pradesh 462044
JLU Helpdesk 7471110103

Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) Awards

  • School of Hospitality and Tourism, Jagran Lakecity University has been recognized by ‘The Knowledge Review’ Magazine among the top 10 Best Culinary Institutes of India in 2020.
  • Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal makes Madhya Pradesh proud again by securing a rank among the top 40 private universities in India by EducationWorld and retaining its No.1 Rank in Madhya Pradesh for the 5th time in a row.
  • Jagran School of Journalism and Communication is now ranked amongst the Top 25 Mass Communication institutes in India & Rank No.1 in MP by India Today.
  • School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, became the only university from Central India to join LSAC Global Law Alliance. The school of Law is now part of a consortium of the top 25 Private Law schools in India.
  • Jagran Lakecity University becomes the only university in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to be awarded the QS I.GAUGE e-LEAD Certification. This certificate is for recognizing our readiness for digital learning.
  • Jagran Lakecity University has been ranked No.3 in India for Campus Design Excellence by Education World.
  • India Today has ranked Jagran Lakecity University at No. 40 in India among the top 550 private universities.
  • Outlook India, in its latest issue, released the Outlook- icare raking 2020 and ranked the Jagran School of Journalism and Mass Communication as No.1 in MP and No. 15 in India, under the category of Private Colleges in Mass Communication.

Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) Schools

Following are the schools of Jagran Lakecity University (JLU):

  • Faculty of Journalism and Creative Studies
    • Jagran School of Journalism and Communication
    • Jagran School of Visual Arts and Design
    • Jagran Wizcraft MME School of Entertainment and Events
  • Faculty of Management and Commerce
    • ​Jagran Lakecity Business School
    • JLU School of Commerce and Economics
  • Faculty of Law, Public Policy and Humanities
    • JLU School of Law
    • Jagran School of Public Policy and International Affairs
    • JLU School of Humanities and Social Science
  • JLU School of Hospitality and Tourism
  • JLU School of Engineering and Technology
  • JLU School of Sports Science and Physical Education

Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) Courses

Courses at JLU are as follows:

Undergraduate Courses

Major undergraduate courses of JLU are: 

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) | 3 years | INR 80,000 |

  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2.
  • Career Prospects: Business Development, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Sales Representatives, Human Resource Executives, Customer Relation Management.

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) | 3 years | INR 1.35 Lacs |

  • Eligibility: 60% aggregate marks in 10+2.
  • Career Prospects: Entrepreneurs, Social Media Management, Brand Management, Marketing Research, General Administration.

B.A (Journalism & Mass Communication) | 3 years | INR 1.35 Lacs |

  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2
  • Career Prospects: Media, Newspaper, Magazines, Writing, Anchoring, Direction.

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) | 3 years | INR 70,000 |

  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2
  • Career Prospects: Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary (CS), Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWA), etc.

B.A/ BBA (LLB) | 5 years | INR 1.75 Lacs | 

  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 and CLAT/SLAT scorecard.
  • Career Prospects: Judiciary, Assistant advisor, Management Accountant, Attorney General.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) | 3 years | Hospitality & Hotel Administration: INR 1.25 Lacs

  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2
  • Career Prospects: Hotels, Airlines, Cruise, and various retail services.

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech Hons.) | 4 years | INR 1.15 Lacs |

  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as compulsory subjects and good communication skills.
  • Career Prospects: Knowledge Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Automation Engineer, Research Scientist, Computer Vision Engineer.

Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) | 3 years | INR 55,000 |

  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 with Maths/Computer Sc./Informatics Practice/Computer Applications/Multimedia & Web Technology.
  • Career Prospects: IT officer in the Banking Sector, Multimedia designer/Game Designer, Software Tester, Computer Programmer, Computer Support Service Specialist.

Postgraduate Courses

Major Postgraduate courses of JLU are:

Master of Business Administration (MBA) | 2 years | 3.5 Lacs |

  • Eligibility: 50% marks in Graduation and CAT/CMAT/GMAT scorecard.
  • Career Prospects: Business Development, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Sales Representatives, Human Resource Executives, Customer Relation Management.

Master of Arts in Journalism (M.A) | 2 years | INR 1.10 Lacs |

  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in Graduation.
  • Career Prospects: Media, Newspaper, Magazines, Writing, Anchoring, Direction.

LLM (Corporate & IP Law) | INR 1 Lacs |

  • Eligibility: 50% aggregate marks in Undergraduate degree in Law and CLAT/ University Entrance Exam score.
  • Career Prospects: Lawyer, Judge, Notary, Oath administrator, etc

Master of Technology (M.Tech Hons.) | Computer Engineering | 2 years | INR 75,000 |

  • Eligibility: 50% marks in BE/ B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering / IT with or without GATE as per AICTE norms.
  • Career Prospects: Knowledge Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, Automation Engineer, Research Scientist, Computer Vision Engineer.

Ph.D | Computer Engineering | INR 3 Lacs |

  • Eligibility: Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks. UGC NET / JLU Online Research Entrance Exams, followed by an Interview.

Read More: JLU Courses and Fee

Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) Admissions 

Jagran Lakecity University follows a rolling admission procedure. Based on the stream of your choice the admission criteria differ. While filling up the application form students can choose a date to give online entrance exams as per the eligibility criteria mentioned below. The students can either fill the form online (https://admissions.jlu.edu.in/) from home or at JLU’s admission office. JLU does not have a paper-based application form. Documents required at the time of application are:

  1. Mark sheets of all the previously attended institutes.
  2. 4 recent passport size photographs.
  3. Copy of Aadhaar Card.

After the verification of all the documents by the administration, applicants are called for an interview/entrance exam via email. The email contains all the information related to the timings and date of the interview/entrance exam. An offer letter is sent to the applicant through email if he/she qualifies for the interview/entrance exam. The email contains details about the program, its fee, and other important details. This offer letter can also be used for applying for Education Loan in Banks.

The entrance procedure for various programs are as under:

Domain UG Program PG Program Research Program
Media & Creative Studies JLU online entrance + Personal Interview JLU online entrance exam + Personal Interview UGC NET / JLU Online Research Entrance Exams + Personal Interview
Law and Public Policy & International Affairs CLAT/ LSAT/ JLU Law Entrance Exam + Personal Interview CLAT/ LSAT/ JLU Online Law Entrance Exam + Personal Interview UGC NET / JLU Online Research Entrance Exams + Personal Interview
Management and Commerce Online Aptitude Test + Personal Interview CAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ GMAT/ JLU Online Entrance Exam + Personal Interview UGC NET / JLU Online Research Entrance Exams + Personal Interview
Other Programs Merit-basis + Personal Interview Merit-basis + Personal Interview UGC NET / JLU Online Research Entrance Exams + Personal Interview

Read More: JLU Admissions

Jagran Lakecity University: Placement

Every year students from JLU get placed into various companies with numerous job functions and industry types. All the activities relating to job placements are looked after by the Industry Relation Cell which is a dedicated career and enterprise service. JLU offers Industry partnered practice-based degree programs ensuring students are job-ready. Some of the key partners of the university are Wizcraft, Imagine XP, Adobe, CIMA, ACCA, IMA, Harvard Business Publishing and many more. The university-industry relation cell has worked hard to ensure that the students are the first choice for recruitment in Central India. All top MNC’s and other blue-chip companies come to recruit from Jagran Lakecity University. The university achieved 85% placements for 2019-20. The highest placement package was recorded at INR 24 LPA and the average placement package was recorded at INR 5 LPA. Some of the top companies which recruit from JLU are Tata ClassEdge, HDFC Bank, Amazon, Bank of America, Aditya Birla Group, Puma, Taj Group of Hotels, ICICI Lombard, 9XM Media, India TV and many more.

The cell helps students to find jobs, connect with industry and guide them in setting up their own business. Industry Relation cell run events throughout the university. Below is the year-wise data of placements at JLU. Mentioned below are the no. of students who opted for placement and got placed. 

JLU Placements

Along with the placement rate, companies visiting JLU has also increased a lot over the years. From 2015 to 2018 no. of companies visited are 8, 10, 24, and 31 respectively. These companies are from various industries. Following is the data presenting industry and their no. of job offers to students.

Industry 2018 2017 2016 2015
Investment Advisory - 9 6 --
Financial Solutions/Advisory 11 - 6
Service Industry 1 6 4 3
Consultancy - 1 2 -
Banking - - 1 -
Chemical - 1 - 1
Media - - - 3
Energy - - - 1
Education Services 6 5 1 1
Stock Market 4 2 - 5
NGO - - - 2
Banking - 1 - -
IT Solutions  2 1 - -
Hospitality 26 18 - -
Advertising 2 - - -
FMCG 6 - - -
Manufacturing 2 - - -
Market Research 2 - - -
Public Relations 1 - - -
Recruitment Consultancy 1 - -

Every year 20% of Graduates from JLU opt for jobs in their choice based company and 50% of the students go for higher studies.

JLU Scholarships

Jagran Lakecity University believes in rewarding the hard work and excellence achieved by students in various fields of life. The scholarships should be awarded to deserving students who have displayed extra-ordinary achievements both in academics and sports. The JLU Scholarships provide impetus to the University's vision of producing leaders who think globally and act locally, by identifying deserving scholars amongst a pool of young achievers. The Scholarships have been initiated to encourage the talent of such students, thereby strengthening the roots of future generations. The university offers the following scholarships:

  • For Law and B.Tech Programs
  • For Other UG Programs
  • For Postgraduate Programs
  • Sports Scholarships


  • All scholarships will be on Year 1 Tuition Fee only. The scholarship in MBA is only on the basis of CAT / MAT / GMAT.
  • Age should not be more than 23 years as of 01 July 2020.
  • The Scholarship is only given in Swimming, Badminton, Cricket, Football and Shooting.
  • Students applying for Sports Scholarship will have to undergo fitness and skill test.

Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) Hostel

JLU provides accommodation to students with a varied choice of facilities. The rooms offered include:

  • WIFI, Gym, Swimming Pool, Security, Appetite, and Library.
  • Three meals and a snack in a day.
  • Single, Double and Triple sharing facilities.

Read More: JLU Hostel Fees

Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) FAQ

Ques. Is there an Entrance exam at JLU?

Ans. Most of the admissions at JLU are merit-based. Only a few courses are based on entrance exams. B.A/BBA LLB, MBA, and LLM require entrance exam scores for their admission. 

Ques. How is Jagran Lakecity University?

Ans. Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) is one of the finest Universities in India. It provides the best global exposure to students through special exchange programs. The university is in collaboration with Universities in the United Kingdom and within this program, students are sent abroad for their final semester and internship in the UK companies.

Ques. I am a Graduate and I don’t want to study further, I am planning to start my own business. Is there a diploma course at JLU for business guidance?

Ans. There is no such diploma course at JLU that would guide you with Business tips but the university has Industry Relation Cell which helps the student in recruitment and business initiatives. The cell has a network of companies and helps students to establish their own business.

Ques. What is the average salary package for a Law student at JLU?

Ans. The average salary package for a Law student at Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) is between 3-10 Lacs per annum. 

Ques. What is the mode of payment for the Hostel fee at JLU?

Ans. Students can pay the hostel fee of JLU via Cheque, DD, ERP, Bank Challan, and Cash. 

Ques. What are the recruiting companies of JLU?

Ans. Some of the prominent recruiting companies of JLU are CavinKare, Dainik Bhaskar, ETV Bharat, HDB Financial Services, HDFC Bank, Red FM, Radisson, The Oberoi Group, etc.

Ques. Can I apply for an Education Loan while studying at JLU?

Ans. Yes, you may apply for loans while studying at JLU from any bank. To avail more benefits, you can apply in Axis bank, HDFC Bank, and SBI. JLU has a Tie-up with these banks.