The National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) was established by the Kerala State Legislature. the National Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) was merged with the NUALS in 2002. The University is recognised by the University Grants Commission. It is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The main objectives of the NUALS are to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of the law and legal and judicial processes, professional legal education and their role in national development; to develop in the student and research scholar a sense of responsibility to serve the society by developing skills with regard to advocacy, legal services, legislation, law reforms etc and to promote legal and judicial reforms needed to strengthen the administration of justice in India. The University offers PG Diploma, 5 Years B.A LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD. This article gives you the complete details about the admission process of the courses offered by the NUALS and the other services offered by the institute.
Location: National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi is located at NAD Road, HMT Colony, North Kalamassery, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala. The nearest junction to NUALS is Ernakulam Junction which is 17 km away from the University. Maleppilly Bus Stop is about 3 km from the University. Cochin International Airport is about 12 km away from the University.
NUALS’ Centers and Cells:
NUALS has 16 Academic Centres which are sponsored by the Government of Kerala. These centres are engaged in research and training in their respective fields of study and conduct in depth research and regularly organise National and International Seminars and assist the State and Central Governments in policy formation. These centres are:
Inter-Disciplinary Centre for Policy Studies
Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Law Reforms
Centre for Law and Development
Centre for Law and Agriculture
Centre for Continuing Legal Education and Extension (CCLEE)
Centre for Environment and Law
Centre for Consumer Protection Law and Policy
Centre for Women and Family Studies
Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR)
Centre for Human Rights (CHR)
Interdisciplinary Centre for Social Justice
Centre for Law and Economics
Centre For Health Law And Policy
Centre for Competition Law and Policy
The Centre For Sports Law
Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies
Legal Aid Clinic: The committee organises legal aid activities for the general public. The objective of the committee is to educate the weaker sections of the society on their basic rights and duties as per the constitution of India and various legislations.
Music Club: The club of NUALS fosters an appreciation for music and its related activities. The club organises various programmes like national festivals and other motivational programmes.
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NUALS Admissions 2021
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) offers PG Diploma, 5 Years B.A LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD. The admission to the B.A LLB (Hons) and LLM are made through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). The CLAT is an All India Entrance Examination conducted by 18 National Law Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes. The University also offers PG Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics and a PG Diploma in Cyber Law. The PG Diploma courses can be joined by the graduate students of any stream, whereas students from the law background will be given preference. Read further the know the details of the admission process:
NAULA admission process for B.A LLB (Hons) and LLM:
- Eligible candidates have to visit the CLAT official website and register themselves.
- They have to fill in the required details and submit the form for UG and PG CLAT.
- Candidates who clear CLAT have to appear for the counselling and confirm their choices for the NAULA.
- Counselling authority allots the seats as per merit and seat availability.
- As per the allotted seats, candidates have to visit the NAULA and complete the admission process, which include documents verification and fee payment.
NAULA admission process for PG Diploma:
- Candidates have to apply online and submit their application to NAULA.
- The admission committee, shortlist the candidates based on the qualifying degree and criteria.
- Shortlisted candidates have to visit the University and complete the admission process of NAULA.
NAULA admission process for PhD:
- As per the notification, candidates have to submit their application online.
- NAULA conducts Departmental Entrance Test (DET) for the PhD admission.
- Candidates who have qualified UGC-JRF/NET examination are exempted from DAT.
- The candidates who have qualified in the entrance test have to appear for the interview/viva-voce, conducted by the department research committee.
- Interview judges the suitability of the applicant on the basis of applicant’s research aptitude, knowledge of the subject, a clear understanding of the proposed research problem, the suitability of proposed research methodology, research facilities available and availability of the research supervisor in the proposed research area etc.
- Shortlisted candidates need to report to the University and complete the admission process which includes document verification and fee payment.
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Questions related to NUALS
is there is any fee deductions for sc st candidates
Yes, students have reservations and also there is a deduction of fees.
I Would like to know which is better, IFIM or Kochi Nuals, for 5 year BBA Llb course.Im looking to go for Corporate Law
They both don’t figure in the top 20 Law schools in India under the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF). Now we need to use other methods of assessment. If you look at the faculty of both we find that NUALS have more experienced teachers.
Our suggestion is that you weigh this aspect and decide as Law is one area where experience counts. Since you want to specialize in Corporate Law, find out the expertise in this domain.
Can we do 3 years law in this College?
I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but you haven't mentioned the name of the college about which you want to know whetherit ofgers 3 year law programme or not but I can't help you without knowing its name, I am providing you below list of few top colleges /universities which offer 3 year law programmes :-
- Faculty of Law , DU
- Jindal Global Law School (JGLS).
- Government Law College (GLC) , Mumbai
- Symbiosis Law School, Pune
- BHU Law college
- ILS Law College, Pune.
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The campus of the University is situated at Kinfra Hi-tech Park, H.M.T. Colony. The campus has two separate hostel blocks for boys. The hostel consist of triple occupancy rooms with an attached bathroom. The inmates are given a separate cot, table, and a cupboard. Each hostel has a common room and a mess hall. There are provisions for indoor gaming facilities like caroms, chess, and badminton.
The campus of the University is situated at Kinfra Hi-tech Park, H.M.T. Colony. The campus has two separate hostel blocks for girls. The hostel consists of triple occupancy rooms with an attached bathroom. The inmates are given a separate cot, table, and a cupboard. Each hostel has a common room and a mess hall. There are provisions for indoor gaming facilities like caroms, chess, and badminton.
The NUALS Law Library is an excellent source for material on any matter of law. Apart from 13,420 law books, the students can also access online legal resources such as Manupatra, HeinOnline, J Stor, Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, SCC Online, etc. The library also has an online catalog which makes the lending of books an easy process. It’s facilities also extends to the availability of a Scanner and Printer. The Library has an upper floor to accommodate even more students. The new library building was formally inaugurated in 2016 by Hon'ble Mr. Justice T.S. Thakur, Former Chief Justice of India.
NUALS envisages all round development of a student, and Sports & Athletics is essential for any student’s development. An ever-active football ground can be found when you enter the NUALS campus every evening. The football ground has been leveled recently and is in match ready condition. Inter-semester football competitions as well as the NPL (NUALS Premier League) which is a premium football match held between teams constituting of students from all batches. The NUALS Football team also practices regularly here. The NUALS Sports Ground also hosts the Cricket teams practice sessions and Inter-Semester competitions as well. There is a fully functional Volleyball/Throwball Court next to the ground.
The University has excellent IT Infrastructure facility for the students.
NUALS is proud to have within its campus, the Seminar Hall which has hosted and seated many eminent individuals for inauguration ceremonies and seminars of the many Centres of Law in NUALS. The Seminar Hall is air-conditioned, well-furnished and also equipped with a Bose sound system.
The Wi-Fi facility is available to all students on receiving their roll numbers and passwords to access the NUALS network. It is an optic-fibre connection and has high speed networking. The entire campus is Wi-Fi connected.
The Moot Court Hall is located in the Academic Block. The Hall is large, spacious and well furnished with a surround-sound speaker system, witness stands, etc. The Mooting culture in NUALS is deep-seated. Numerous teams have represented the University at top-grade Moot Court Competitions, bringing laurels to the University. The University also hosts three moots on an annual basis, in addition to the Intra College Moots. It hosts the Surana and Surana National Trial Advocacy Moot Court Competition - South Rounds in association with Surana and Surana International Attorneys, Chennai. The second such moot is the prestigious NUALS National Moot Court Competition on Maritime Law. The Competition seeks to expose the law students to the developing frontiers of Maritime Law, both national and international and foster in them a deeper understanding of the complex and emerging issues involved therein. Finally, we have the Securities Law Moot which started recently in 2015 but enjoyed widespread participation.
The Academic Block of NUALS is the hub of education in NUALS and where the classrooms, as well as the offices of the faculty, are situated. The classrooms are large, spacious and the speaker systems make lectures well audible to the students. There are seven classrooms in total (one each for Third, Fourth and Fifth-year students, and two each for the First and Second-year students). There is also a classroom for LL.M. students. The Moot Court Hall of NUALS is also situated in the Academic Block. The building is disabled friendly and has elevator access.
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