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Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU), Shimla was established in 2016 with an objective to establish legal research and education. HPLNU or NLU Shimla is a co-ed university and is approved by UGC and the Bar Council of India. Currently, the college is offering a total of 5 courses at UG, PG and doctoral level. Students aspiring to take admission at NLU Shimla can pursue B.A.LL.B, B.B.A. LL.B at UG level , LL.M. and MBA Law at PG level while Ph.D Law at Doctoral level. Admission to HPNLU at the UG and the PG courses are offered through a common entrance exam known as Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). However, for admission to the PH.D programme at NLU Shimla, a common National Level Test is conducted.
NLU Shimla awards scholarships to needy and meritorious students to meet their financial needs while taking up any course at the college. Along with the courses, the college also has a placement cell that helps students get job opportunities with a good HPNLU salary package. The college facilitates the students with various amenities as well that comprise hostel accommodation, library, mess facility and more.
HPNLU is situated in Shimla district, Ghandal (Himachal Pradesh). Nearest railway station to Himachal Pradesh National Law University is Kalka Railway Station which is 80.4 km away from the university. Shimla Airport is 28.5 km away from HPNLU. Nearest bus stand to HPNLU is Shimla Old Bus Stand. It is 21.3 km away from the university. Students can also take a bus, auto, taxi or cab to reach the campus.
As himachal pradesh national law university is in its initial phase so the infrastructure is not so good but the library is in its best condition and internet is provided to both college and hostels and there are also the smart classrooms. The food is also hygienic.
You haven't mentioned whether your query us regarding UG or PG course. As per the information available in your profile we consider that you are seeking admission in to UG course. The cut off in 2019 in round 3 for general category was as follows
Looking at the cut off it is very difficult to get seat in these NLUs considering your rank. However, cut off is subjected to change depending on number of candidates appeared, difficulty of the exam and number of seats available for admission etc.
To know the possible colleges in which you may get seat you can use our CLAT college predictor
Going by reputation, Miranda House is more reputable than HPNLU, Shimla which is a lower ranked NLU.
However, HPNLU will probably give you better employment opportunities through BALLB which has better placement opportunities than a sociology (Hons) degree.
Since you have applied for upgradation option in the counselling, if you get a better ranked NLU then you should definitely go for it.
Best of luck!
With the score you're mentioning you'll get a rank somewhere near 10000-15000. So in general category you can definitely expect NLUs Shimla and Jabalpur. In general category they require a rank below 10000 in general category and also they have some seats reserved for the people belonging from the respective states so if you belong to those states you can definitely expect or else it would be a little difficult. But don't loose hope since you've a decent score.
All the very best
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