The group of institutions collectively known as the National Law Universities (NLUs) now number over twenty. Most of them recruit students using the CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) scores. This is considered the flagship exam, which gives entry to some of the finest Law colleges in the country. The competition for this is immense. The test includes 200 objective type multiple choice questions to be answered within a maximum time limit of 120 minutes. These 200 questions are divided into Legal Aptitude and GK hogging half the total share with 50 questions each. English and Reasoning are worth 40 each while math which is quite elementary is worth 20. For every wrong answer, a fourth of negative marks gets deducted. Success in this exam opens the door towards some of the best national law colleges (NLUs). In spite of the ‘national’ tag associated with the NLUs, they remain state universities. CLAT is also one of the few law entrances that were conducted on online mode but has now reverted to the offline avatar.
For long, law lagged behind several other professional and degree courses when it came to prestige and career opportunities, but now, thanks to the NLUs, it is considered a top career choice. With the opening up of the economy, law grads can now take up careers in corporate law, international agencies, NGOs, Legal Process Outsourcing (LPOs) firms and academics, besides the conventional careers centres around litigation and the judiciary. This was the reason for the launch of the five- year integrated programmes by the NLUs which can be taken up by students immediately after completion of their school.
The Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) in Patna was established in the year 2006. It sits on 18 acres of land in the state of Bihar. The institute has been named after Chanakya, one of the great political thinkers from ancient India, who also belonged to the city of Patna, then known as Pataliputra. The Chief Justice of the Patna High Court happens to be the ex officio Chancellor of this institute. Courses are available here at the CNLU right from the UG till doctoral levels. The LLB, of course, is the standard degree offered to Common Law countries’ legal study graduates. There are two kinds of LLBs that can be pursued from here. One is the conventional BA LLB. The other is the BBA LLB. This was developed due to the realization that students wanted a study theme which could combine the legal and business aspects. At the master’s level, the LLM is offered here. Beyond this, at the doctoral level, both the PhD and the LLD are applicable here. Postdoctoral research via the D. Phil can also be pursued over here.
Frequent seminars and conferences are held on- campus here at the CNLU in Patna. There have been national level symposiums or seminars on topics such as- human rights versus human duties, fair workplaces for women, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and on legal teaching & research concerns. The institute also releases its own journal named as the CNLU Law Journal. Moot court is another important activity here undertaken by the students themselves. There is a Mooting Committee for this purpose. There is also a Hostel and Mess Committee to look into student residential and food concerns. The library here is one of the best stocked within the region. Besides the physical books on display, it also provides digital access to en number of international academic journals for research and academic purposes.
Besides these serious affairs, the student life here also involves a lot of fun activities. The Student Bar Council (SBC) takes care of all such affairs. Quizzing is a key part of student life here. The official CNLU fest is known as the Jeevatva. Students are also keen participators in debates held across the country. The Academic and Debate Committee is in charge of this. The campus is also replete with adequate sports facilities. A cricket team is held modelled in the IPL (Indian Premier League). It is known as the Chanakya Premier League. There is also a gaming tournament for Counter-Strike (CS).
The Chanakya National Law University in Patna is also accredited by the NAAC (National Assessments and Accreditation Council). It has also featured favourably across ranking platforms. The Careers 360 magazine, for instance, has placed the college at the 21st rank for all India with a AAA rating. The placements have likewise been excellent over the years. Some of the key recruiters in recent seasons includes the likes of – DCM Shriram, Shipping Corporation of India, SBI, National Insurance Company Limited, ICICI, IOCL, Oriental Insurance Company Limited, Huron Consulting Group, Bank of Baroda, Amity University, ONGC, OLA Cabs, OLX, EY, Career Launcher, Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), Bharti AXA General Insurance, Link Legal, Pangea, UPES- Dehradun, Times of India, Athena Law, Wadia Gandhi & Company and the World Bank among others.
This College is accredited by NAAC A (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) validity is 16 Mar 2021 and the score is 3.15 .
Dear Rajan, CNLU has 140 seat intake with 70 seats for BA LLB and 70 seats for BBA LLB. General Category Candidates have no domicile but EBC Candidates need to have Bihar domicile to be eligible to apply for CNLU. In 2019, an All India Rank of 7844 secured a seat in CNLU Patna under EBC Category. That was the closing rank. So, if you can manage a lesser rank, you can secure a seat in CNLU.
If you come under ews then you will be benefitted with quota but you will not be considered for home state quota in Bihar and thus your home state will be Rajasthan.
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This College is accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) A validity is 16 Mar 2021 and the score is 3.15 .
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Validity : 16 Mar 2021
; CGPA : 3.15
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