Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Also known as: GNLU

Quick Facts

Rating
Rank in Law
6th
Institute
Type of Institute
State University
Ownership
Public/Government
Accreditation
NAAC A
Approval
Approval
UGC
Coed
Genders Accepted
Co-Ed
  • Estd. Year: 2004
  • Campus Size: 50 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 53
  • Total Students Enrollment: 940
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Ranking / Rating

This College is accredited by NAAC A (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) validity is 18 Feb 2021 and the score is 3.1 .

Law
Rank Score
6th 335.83
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Exams and Cutoffs

Exam Date: 12 May, 2019
Exam Date: 12 May, 2019

Facilities

  • Boys Hostel Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel Girls Hostel
  • Gym Gym
  • Library Library
  • Sports Sports
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  • Auditorium Auditorium
  • Hospital Medical/Hospital
  • IT Infrastructure IT Infrastructure
  • Moot Court Moot Court
  • Alumni Alumni Associations

Student Reviews

3.66/5 41 Reviews

Whats in the location.

Posted on 16 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2019 | BA LLB Hons
Gujarat sounds quite offputting. But if you really want to study law, you might want to not have your decision driven by the name of the place, leading to you missing out on a possibly great opportunity and a brilliant student crowd. there is much to learn and always things to do. It is an ideal place for a student, whose high expectations concern his career and not the merits of the shopping malls in the city. So yeah, quite a yogi life, but who knows it'll be worth it
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Rocky road but enjoyable time

Posted on 16 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2019 | BA LLB Hons
Seniors in college are really helpful. I have received plenty opportunities to moot and debate. I really enjoy both the activities, the college also supports our endeavours in MUN-ing. The college is very affordable, the fee is quite less. Some of the professors are brilliant and indulge in class exercises.
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A great experience

Posted on 15 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2019 | BA LLB Hons
Gujarat national law university is a great place to be. The students are very helpful and the teachers are extremely understanding. The college infrastructure is well equipped to give students a great push in terms of academic help. All in all its a great learning experience.
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Vibrant Place

Posted on 13 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2020 | BSW LLB Hons
College Life is vibrant here with the presence of Pan-Indian Culture.Infrastructure is quite good with easy accessibility to all the sections of the students.Regarding Hostel life,every basic amenities is available here.Ranging from Wi-Fi to decent quality of mess food which is otherwise missing in most of the colleges.The assimilation of various cultures,frequent extra curricular activities,less stress on academic life adds to the beauty of college life.
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Inside GNLU - the memorable journey

Soubhagya Ranjan
Posted on 13 Sep' 16 by Soubhagya Ranjan
Batch of 2019
THE GNLU REVIEW By Soubhagya Ranjan Swain ( 3rd year student of GNLU) Gujarat National Law University, It has been a terrific experience so far. Honestly, I had no interest in pursuing a career in law in the first place. I just accidentally bumped into CLAT and cracked it. Then destiny brought me to this little speck of heaven called GNLU. Let me present you some glimpses of my roller coaster journey in GNLU:- Campus: The circular campus houses within it two well-built hostels for boys and girls, an academic block, an administrative block and a state of the art auditorium. The auditorium of GNLU can put even the commonwealth games to shame. The classrooms have comfy seats (adequate enough to induce a limbo) and an AC that always falls 2 degrees shy of the optimum. The circular campus results in inarguably long nightly walks which entail substantial distance but no displacement. The greenery isn’t ideal enough from an environmental point of view but suits the lovebirds well in an unscrupulous manner. The campus maybe small in a relative manner (of course there’s no beating LPU) but the memories are gigantic. Faculty: Well, the faculty is a mix of the excellent, the good and the decent (I am being absolutely honest so don’t stare at the subtlety of the words). I have come across some amazing profs during my time here. The profs are not just profoundly knowledgeable but also extremely considerate (making survival of a naughty brat easier). I mean like, seriously, where else can you find the profs working till 10pm in the night just to ensure things get done in time. Academics: The curriculum is one of the boldest and bravest in the world. (riding the edge of a knife, almost). Five combinations in integrated law (Takes real guts and craft to have a BSW-LLB in the fold), extremely ingenuine and truly innovative. People over here are very serious about academics( there will always be three guys in the corridor mugging up all the case laws). Extra curriculars: Mooting is the buzzword in GNLU. There are literally two paths at the end of the first compulsory intra rounds of the 1st semester, either you fall in love with it or you pretend it never existed. The dedication of the moot court committee is reflected in the spectacular achievements of the university (We did win the Jessup India rounds this time). And the ever optimistic MCC head, Girish Sir, who is an apostle of friendliness, is at the forefront of such achievements. The debating culture in GNLU is terrific and the decibels tend to get really high in the practice rounds. There is a host of different clubs and committees in GNLU. Cultural and recreational activities keep occurring almost every other day and I won’t even complain because I don’t like studying at all. The committees and clubs may seem a bit classist on the surface but then there are no pure blessings. And the selection sometimes tends to be a little violative of PNJ but then one can learn to live with it without a lawsuit. Mess and residential facilities: Okay, this section literally affects my body and mind. The hostels have twin sharing rooms for guys and partially twin sharing accommodation for girls ( That’s good right, Women empowerment, JKT). I have no particular idea about what transpires in the girls hostel but the boys hostel never runs out of surprises. There are emergency fire drills, clogged washrooms, guards on every floor, smuggled items from the charters of the NDPS, rickety WiFi routers and live snakes ( Yes, no kidding). But the staff has always been supportive of everything legal (You are on your own for illegal stuff). Friendships happened in a flash in the beginning and ended in a flash gradually. People from different parts of the country met only to realize what “nationality” in a form actually means. There are attached bathrooms in the girls’ hostel and long queues in the morning in the boys’ hostel (Teaches patience and tolerance, important virtues). But overall, the hostels are really nice. The curfew times have swung like a pendulum but still happen to be the best in the country. One can stay out of his/her hostel till 1:30 am (it used to be 3:00 am) and I cannot express in words how significantly these timings have impacted my life. The menu in the mess has cuisines from all over the country but has managed to achieve a unique national integration to create the same flavour in the taste buds (which is not very appeasing). But it is still better than most of the colleges and one can learn to live on just breakfast and snacks (You can have egg dishes everyday in snacks). The mess tables provide for interesting conversations and sometimes, for awkward silences. There is a night mess facility which remains open till 1:30 am and is a perfect remedy for the midnight snack. Overall, GNLU is an experience worth carrying to the grave. It surely deserves the ranks it has been given by popular magazines (ranks 3 and 4).
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Gujarat National Law University, Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba, Koba (Sub P. O.), Gandhinagar - 382426 (Gujarat), India
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About College:

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 Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) in Gandhinagar was established in 2004. It is located near the thriving metropolis of Ahmedabad. It is built on a total area of 55 acres worth land. There is a VIP and Training Residency attached to this campus. It also facilitates the “Scholar in Residence Program” which is a short- duration course for members of the military, police, academia, judiciary or other branches of the government, both from India and abroad. There is also an extensive ICT facility on campus. Staff is also accommodated on campus. A designated health centre is present here to take care of sudden requirements. Also, existing here are science and technology laboratories. The campus is also notable for having its very own legal museum, which charts the entire history of legal education in the country, with a special focus on the state of Gujarat. 

Courses are available here at the GNLU right from the UG till doctoral 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. The GNLU is unique in the sense that it offers the integrated LLB in alignment with not just the BA as is usual in most of the other NLUs, but also with B. Com, BBA, BSW (Bachelors in Social Work) and BSc. The final two years’ course is common from across these disciplines, but the first six years encompassing six semesters, there are any two subjects which differ among these five areas. At the master’s level, the LLM is offered here which is a one- year programme. The GNLU also offers an MBA in Financial Management and Business Laws. PhD. programmes may also be pursued from here. 

The GNLU acts as a nodal centre for dissemination of legal knowledge and education within the state of Gujarat. This is done via the Gujarat Legal Education Project (GLEP). It organizes meets for college [principals from law colleges in the state. Students from different colleges can visit the GNLU for short-term courses. Regular seminars and conferences are also held to this effect. A student exchange programme also takes place among the legal education institutions in Gujarat. Year-round training programmes are also held not only from Gujarat but outside as well. 

The institute is also a leader when it comes to legal research. For this purpose, specific centres of excellence have been created to facilitate the same. There are centres here for the areas of – Private International Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Public International Law, Foreign Policy & Security Studies, Law & Society, Law & Economics, Sports & Entertainment Law, Environment & Sustainable Development, Banking & Financial Laws, Business & Public Policy, Corporate & Competition Laws and for Constitutional & Administrative Laws. There are also several externally endowed research programmes. Some of the sources for these projects are the likes of – Microsoft, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Khaitan & Co., Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, ONGC and the Gujarat Maritime Board among others. 

A lot of the research that takes place at the GNLU gets published in their own in-house journals. The best known of them is the GNLU Law Review. Another is the GNLU Journal of Law Development and Politics. The third one is the GNLU Law Journal. The institute has its own publication wing, that even publishes books. There is much focus on international collaboration at the GNLU. That is why the institute has tied up with several foreign universities and agencies for visiting faculty sessions here. Academicians and practitioners from universities from the USA, France, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Malaysia, Israel, Spain, Mauritius, South Korea and the UK have visited the GNLU. There is also a Language Laboratory within the institute to help hone foreign language skills among the students. 


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