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    NLSIU Bangalore Admission Process

    The university offers admission at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels courses. NLSIU Bangalore admission to B.A. L.L.B (Hons) and L.L.M courses is done based on marks obtained by candidates in CLAT and CLAT PG respectively. As per the National Law School of India University admission process, candidates need to participate in CLAT counselling for B.A. L.L.B (Hons) admission. For admission to L.L.M courses, candidates need to participate in CLAT PG counselling. The varsity conducts the Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) and a personal interview for admission to the Master of Public Policy programme. Candidates can apply for NLSIU Bangalore admission by filling the application form available on the official website of the varsity. 

    NLSIU Bangalore Admission - UG Courses

    At the undergraduate level, the varsity offers a solo programme - B.A. L.L.B (Hons). The duration of the course is five years. Candidates need a bachelor degree from a recognised board to apply for admission to the B.A. L.L.B (Hons) programme. 

    National Law School of India UG Course, Seats and Eligibility Criteria

    Course Name

    Total Seats

    Eligibility Criteria

    B.A. L.L.B (Hons)

    80

    Aggregate score of 45% or more in 12th standard from a recognised board (40% for SC/ST candidates)

    NLSIU Bangalore Admission Process - B.A. L.L.B (Hons)

    • Appear for CLAT and obtain a valid score. 

    • CLAT cutoff is released by the authorities. 

    • The eligible candidates need to register and participate in CLAT counselling conducted by the Consortium of NLUs. 

    • Candidates are next required to fill college choices in preference order. 

    • Colleges are allotted to candidates based on choice filled, CLAT score and availability of seats in the concerned institute. 

    • Seats are allotted in three rounds. Candidates to whom seats are allotted in the first round have three options: accept the seat, participate in the second round for upgradation and exit the counselling process. 

    • Candidates to whom NLSIU Bangalore is allotted need to visit the campus. 

    • Secure admission to the B.A. L.L.B (Hons) programme by paying fees and submitting the required documents. 

    NLSIU Bangalore Admission - PG Courses

    The varsity offers a total of four postgraduate courses - Master of Public Policy, L.L.M Business Law, L.L.M Human Rights Law and M.Phil. Law. The duration of National Law School of India University PG courses range from 1 year to 2 years. 

    NLSIU Bangalore PG Courses, Seats and Eligibility Criteria

    Course Name

    Total Seats

    Eligibility Criteria

    Master of Public Policy

    50

    Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university

    L.L.M Business Law

    30

    Minimum 50% marks in L.L.B or its equivalent degree from a recognised university (45% for SC/ST candidates)

    L.L.M Human Rights Law

    20

    L.L.D

    NA

    Master degree or its equivalent from a recognised university

    National Law School of India University Admission Procedure - L.L.M

    • Sit for CLAT PG and obtain a valid score. 

    • Next, CLAT PG cutoff is released by the concerned authorities.

    • Candidates who meet cutoff requirements are required to register for CLAT PG counseling. 

    • Participate in counselling and fill choices of colleges in a preference order. 

    • Seats in different colleges are allotted to candidates in three rounds. 

    • Based on CLAT PG score, availability of seats, choice filled and category of students, colleges are allotted to candidates. 

    • Candidates to whom colleges are allotted in first round have three options - visit the allotted college, participate in second round for college upgradation and the last option is to exit the counselling. 

    • So, Once NLSIU Bangalore is allotted to candidates, they need to go to the campus. 

    • Complete the admission process by submitting the required documents and paying course fees. 

    NLSIU Bangalore Admission Steps - Master of Public Policy

    • Take up the All India Competitive Examination and fill the NLSIU Bangalore application form. 

    • Appear for the Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) conducted by the university. 

    • Based on PAT scores, candidates are shortlisted for a personal interview.

    • Appear for a personal interview. 

    • Next, the university selects candidates for admission to the Master of Public Policy programme. 

    • The selected candidates need to pay programme fees and submit documents to confirm admission. 

    NLSIU Bangalore Ph.D Admission

    The university provides two Ph.D Law and Ph.D Public Policy Integrated. The duration of both courses is 6 years. Candidates must have a postgraduate degree to apply for admission to Ph.D courses.  

    National Law School of India University Ph.D Courses and Eligibility Criteria

    Course Name 

    Eligibility Criteria

    Ph.D Law

    At least 55% marks in L.L.M degree from a recognised university (50% for SC/ST/SAP candidates)

    Ph.D Public Policy Integrated

    Master degree in any discipline from a recognised university

    National Law School of India University Admission Process - Ph.D Public Policy Integrated

    • Appear for the All India Competitive Examination and fill the National Law School of India University application form. 

    • Then, appear for the Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) conducted by the varsity.

    • Candidates are next shortlisted for a personal interview on the basis of PAT score.

    • Appear for a personal interview. 

    • Final selection of candidates is done by the varsity. 

    • Selected candidates need to deposit documents and programme fees. 

    NLSIU Bangalore Admission Procedure - Ph.D Law

    • Fill NLSIU Bangalore application form and submit a research proposal. 

    • Appear for a written test conducted by the university. 

    • Candidates with more than 50% marks in the written test are called for an oral presentation. 

    • The university sometimes gives two chances to candidates for oral presentation.

    • Based on oral presentation, candidates are offered admission.

    • List of selected candidates is uploaded on the official website. 

    • The last step is fees and documents submission. 

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    NLSIU Bangalore Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: What is the duration of PhD in Law at National Law School of India University?

    The duration of the PhD in Law program is 6 years at NLSIU Bangalore.

    2: What is the eligibility for the Master of Public Policy programme at National Law School of India University?

    Any person holding a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized national or international University is eligible to apply to the programme at NLSIU Bangalore. Applicants in the general category should have graduated with an aggregate of not less than 45% of total marks.

    3: What is the seat intake for BA LLB (Hons) at National Law School of India University?

    The seats available for BA LLB(Hons) are 80 at NLSIU Bangalore.

    4: Is there any age limit for applying to various courses at the National Law School of India University?

    There is no age limit for UG and PG courses at NLSIU Bangalore.

    5: What is the mode of application at NLSIU Bangalore?

    The mode of application at National Law School of India University Bangalore  is online. Admission to various courses at NLSIU is done based on merit in the last qualifying examination along with entrance exam scores.

    6: How to apply for admission to various courses offered by NLSIU Bangalore?

    The candidates need to participate in CLAT counselling for B.A. L.L.B (Hons) admission. For admission to L.L.M courses, candidates need to participate in CLAT PG counselling. The varsity conducts the Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) and a personal interview for admission to the Master of Public Policy programme. Candidates can apply for NLSIU Bangalore admission by filling the application form available on the official website of the varsity. 

    7: How can candidates apply for National Law School of India University admission?

    In order to apply for admission candidates need to fill the application form by visiting the admission portal.

    8: Does NLSIU Bangalore conduct an entrance exam for admission to the Master of Public Policy course?

    Yes, the varsity conducts the Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) for admission to the Master of Public Policy programme.

    9: Does the university offer relaxation to SC/ST candidates during the admission?

    Yes, National Law School of India University provides relaxation to SC/ST candidates in the eligibility criteria of programmes.

    10: Is it mandatory for candidates to participate in CLAT PG counselling to enroll into L.L.M programmes?

    Yes, as per the admission process of the university, candidates are required to register and participate in CLAT PG counselling for taking admission in L.L.M courses.

    Student Reviews for NLSIU Bangalore

    College Infrastructure: 3.9/5
    Academics: 4.1/5
    Placements: 4.3/5
    Value for Money: 4/5
    Campus Life: 4.1/5

    Academically Rigourous but very demanding

    Academics

    NLS is famous for its academic rigour. You will find some of the best professors of law teaching in this university. There is an emphasis on the inter-disciplinary aspect of the course and hence the BA part of the BA LLB course is taken rather seriously. However, academics can get quite competitive and there is immense pressure to score well and have a good GPA.

    One of the best

    Exceptional except for the faculty

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    What is NLSIU Bangalore 3-year LLB fee?

    The NLSIU Bangalore's 3-year LLB fee is Rs. 2,88,855 for the general category.  For SC/ST category, the course fee is Rs. 2,85,445.

    Does NLSIU Bangalore have 3 year LLB?

    Yes, NLSIU Bangalore offers 3-year LLB programme. The university offers 120 seats in the 3-year LLB.

    How many seats are offered by NLSIU Bangalore in 3-year LLB progromme.

    The university offers a total of 120 seats in 3-year LLB programme.

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