National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

Also known as: NUALS
Kochi, Kerala
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AAA
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Type of Institute
State University
Ownership
Public/Government
Approval
Approval
UGC
Coed
Genders Accepted
Co-Ed
  • Estd. Year: 2002
  • Campus Size: 10 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 14
  • Total Students Enrollment: 584
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103.20 AAA
Law
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14th 301.30
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Exams and Cutoffs

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

Facilities

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  • Library Library
  • Sports Sports
  • Auditorium Auditorium
  • WiFi Wifi
  • IT Infrastructure IT Infrastructure
  • Moot Court Moot Court

Student Reviews

3.66/5 34 Reviews

Fastest growing NLU in India

Posted on 16 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2020 | BA LLB Hons
NUALS is the fastest growing NLU in India. Considering it is pretty new in the class of law schools of India it has done a tremendous job to grown to the state it is in today. And the fact is it is still growing. They are still improving their college infrastructure (something that they lack now) and is also building up a strong faculty.
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Best college for bonafide scholars

Posted on 12 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2021 | BA LLB Hons
It always has been dream of studying best law college in India and when you make through your dream college. The thing that comes to your mind is now you have to spend your five-year there so how is infrastructure, teaching faculty,location,study environment,library and when you are outside the another thing that comes to your mind is hostel life. I assure you everything is fine but if you are outsider than you have to face some problem with food because they provide you mostly south Indian food and they will accommodate you with three people which is very much problematic for you if you are introvert but on the other hand it is profitable also as you have interaction with more people so your personality the trait is changed which is very helpful to you because as a future lawyer if you are extrovert than you can excel in your career. In last, i will say the college is best for the guys who are especially from south India and it is not at all bad for the people who are outsiders. And one more thing you will not get a vacation on Diwali or tusseh ara you will only get the vacation on onam for 8-10 days so if you live away from your home like somewhere in Madhya Pradesh, orrisa,Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh,Himachal , then it will take 2-3 days alone for travelling so if you are financially strong than not at all a problem for you because you can afford flight service until and unless you live in any city which is directly connected to flight through Kochi . So at last, I will say that college is no doubt best but you have to think on several points before taking admission like distance from your home, food etc.
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NUALS-A developing NLU

Posted on 30 Aug' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2020 | BA LLB Hons
Our college is located both within Kochi and not quite in Kochi. The result is a rather peaceful area still proximate to the advantages of a city, with Lulu, the largest mall in India, only a short distance away. The airport is also a short drive and Alwaye Railway station is even closer. Tackling sports, as of right now we have a football field that is also used for cricket along with a volleyball court (outside, solid ground) we also have a state of the art gym along with table tennis and an area in both Hostels for badminton. With regard to WiFi, the network is being upgraded to optic fibre as you read this and has transfer speeds of above 100 Mbps. We have a large auditorium and a well-equipped seminar Hall, with a Bose sound system. We have an Open Air Amphitheatre that's used for events, performances, the occasional meeting or just hanging out. Our alumni have been recruited by top-tier firms like Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM), Desai & Diwanji, Trilegal, Nishith Desai Associates (NDA), Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys, Khaitan & Co, Wadia Ghandy & Co, etc. Some of them have also been made partners in these firms. Other recruiters like ICICI Bank, Wipro, Vedanta and niche firms like India law, Indus Law, Lexigen among others have been regularly recruiting from NUALS. There are a plethora of activities for one to engage in at College, ranging from an active debating scene to gaming. 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. NAALAM, NUALS Kochi is our Annual Inter-Collegiate Cultural Fest. It consists of a plethora of events and has been a success over the years. We have featured Sunburn Campus, The Global Music Festival, and Headbanger's Ball as some of the main events. Here are 14 Academic Centers in NUALS sponsored by the Government of Kerala engaged in research and training in their respective fields of study
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Awesome experience

Posted on 30 Aug' 16 by sheela l
Batch of 2020 | BA LLB Hons
NUALS, by way of land area, is not particularly large at 10 acres. However, our campus is steadily growing with every passing semester. Our college is located both within Kochi and not quite in Kochi. The result is a rather peaceful area still proximate to the advantages of a city, with Lulu, the largest mall in India, only a short distance away. The airport is also a short drive and Alwaye Railway station is even closer. The immediate area has several shops for food and provisions as well as a small café. The canteen on campus is also available and serves different food depending on the time and day. They also stock provisions and snacks at low prices and will always have the quintessential lime soda. Tackling sports, as of right now we have a football field, that is also used for cricket, along with a volleyball court(outside, solid ground) We also have a state of the art gym along with table tennis and an area in both Hostels for badminton (the girls have a proper cement court; guys have a marked space but the ground is still earth) Two tennis courts and a basketball court are to be built on the recently acquired land expansion. There are also plans to turn the ground. With regard to WiFi, the network is being upgraded to optic fibre as you read this and has transfer speeds of above 100 Mbps. While there is currently an issue with some sites being blocked, YouTube being a notable example, post implementation of optic fibre this is likely to be changed. We have a large auditorium and a well-equipped seminar Hall, with a Bose sound system. Those musically inclined will be happy to know that college has its own music room and some instruments, including a Pearl drumset and Yamaha bass. Finally, we have an Open Air Amphitheatre that's used for events, performances, the occasional meeting or just hanging out
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Best experience of learning

Posted on 30 Aug' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2020 | BA LLB Hons
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. NAALAM, NUALS Kochi is our Annual Inter-Collegiate Cultural Fest. It consists of a plethora of events, and has been a success over the years. We have featured Sunburn Campus, The Global Music Festival, and Headbanger's Ball as some of the main events. Here are 14 Academic Centers in NUALS sponsored by the Government of Kerala engaged in research and training in their respective fields of study . Tackling sports, as of right now we have a football field that is also used for cricket along with a volleyball court (outside, solid ground) we also have a state of the art gym along with table tennis and an area in both Hostels for badminton. With regard to WiFi, the network is being upgraded to optic fibre as you read this and has transfer speeds of above 100 Mbps. We have a large auditorium and a well equipped seminar Hall, with a Bose sound system. We have an Open Air Amphitheatre that's used for events, performances, the occasional meeting or just hanging out.
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National University of Advanced Legal Studies, NUALS Campus, HMT Colony PO Kalamassery, Ernakulam, Kerala – 683503 India
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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 National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) in Kochi was established in the year 2002. It is built on a total area of 10 acres worth land. Initially the classes were held at a make shift location, but now shifted to its permanent campus. Courses are available here at the NUALS 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. At the master’s level, the LLM is offered here. Separate PG Diplomas are also available for working professionals for the specific fields of – Cyber Law and Medical Law & Ethics. All the PG programmes are administered by the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies. Doctoral programmes are also available here. 

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 – Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Sports Law, Law & Development, Law & Economics, Law & Agriculture, Continuing Legal Education & Extension, Parliamentary Studies & Law Reforms, Consumer Protection Law & Policy, Women & Family Studies and for Health Law & Policy. There are also two Inter-Disciplinary Centres for- Policy Studies and Social Justice respectively. A lot of the research that takes place at the NUALS gets published in their own in-house journals. The best known of them is the NUALS Law Journal. Several newsletters are also published here. Some books have also been prepared by the publications wing. They have been authored on topics such as- electoral reforms, ragging in educational institutions, human rights, environmental laws, medical access and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). 

There are several endowments as well on campus for research purposes. These have been created by the likes of – the CK Sivasankara Panicker Memorial Trust and the Nani A. Palkhivala Memorial. Gold medals have been instituted by the TR Raman Memorial and one named after MK Nambiyar for Public Law. Several seminars and workshops are also conducted throughout the year. Luminaries in their fields attend many of these, often as speakers themselves. Some such seminars held recently have been on topics such as – democracy & dissent and on scientific roles. There is also a Legal Aid Clinic here. 

Beyond these serious activities, there is also a thriving student community here at the NUALS. One of the most important events here is the moot court contest. Students from the NUALS have also participated in several such competitions all over the country and won prizes. A student council has been created to look into all these affairs. This focus on research and academics has helped the institute get very high rankings across platforms. The Careers 360 magazine, for instance, has placed the NUALS at rank 11 all over India among legal education institutes. This has further reflected well on the placements, which have kept improving over the years. Some of the key recruiters in recent seasons have been the likes of – ICICI Bank, The Hindu, RIL, Raymond, ISRO, Tri Legal, DSK Legal, MZM Legal, CRY, Greenpeace India and Khaitan & Co. besides others. 


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