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 Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU) in Madhya Pradesh is the youngest of all NLUs established in India so far, has come up in 2018 only. It is located in the beautiful city of Jabalpur, with 120 acres of land allotted to the institute. This permanent campus has not yet been constructed, so right now classes are taking place at a makeshift location. The city of Jabalpur located on the banks of the river Narmada has long been an important centre for legal education and the courts. Courses are available here at both the UG as well as PG levels. At the UG level, the flagship five- year integrated programme BA LLB is offered. The LLB, of course, is the standard degree offered to Common Law countries’ legal study graduates. At the master’s level, the two- year LLM programme is offered here.
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if clat exam cancelled , how university take admission ?
CLAT is a national level exam and lakhs of students appear for it so it will be very difficult for HRD to cancel the exam it is due to the fact that the whole LAW system will loose balance and thus HRD will try to postpone it not to cancel till possible. The old date was 10th of may for exam and new dates is to be released.
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