National Law University (NLU) Delhi, established in the year of 2008 has been ranked 2 by NIRF, consistently 3rd time in a row. The institute has been accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). 

The university offers various certificate courses, BA LLB (Hons.), LLM, LLM (Pro), Ph.D and PG Dipoma programs in Law. Admission to UG and PG Courses offered by NLU Delhi is granted on the basis of AILET Score. Moreover, NLU Delhi is also known for its unique moot competitions and research activities. 

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NLU Delhi Admission Dates 2020

Particulars Dates
AILET Counselling Dates October 7- October 9, 2020
AILET Result Date October 4, 2020
Business and Commercial Laws Certificate Program Application Date September 15- October 14, 2020
Commencement of Business and Commercial Laws Certificate Program October 15, 2020
Last Date to Apply for Diploma Course in Law and Practice of Arbitration September 30, 2020
Application Timeline for Insolvency and Bankruptcy: Law & Practice Certificate Course October 20, 2020

National Law University (NLU) Highlights

Established| Type 2008 | Public
Official Website
University Type Government (State)
Recognized by UGC
Accreditation “A” Grade by the NAAC
NIRF 2020 Ranking 2
International Collaborations
  • Harvard Law School
  • Queen’s University
  • The University of Melbourne
Entrance Exam National: AILET
Admission Mode Online
Scholarship Type 5+
Scholarship criteria Merit and needs-based
Student Intake 200+

NLU Delhi Collaborations

NLU Delhi has Collaborated and signed MoUs with various national and international Universities to ensure international exposure to the students on board. The below-mentioned Universities have collaborated with NLU Delhi to conduct research activities, Faculty exchange programs, and various other academic activities. 

Amnesty International China University of Political Science & Law
Central University of Kashmir The UN Refugee Agency
Counsel to Secure Justice (CSJ) OP Jindal Global University
GD Goenka University Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)
Cochin University of Science & Technology Gulati Institute of Finance & Taxation (GIFT)
America/ North America
Harvard Law School Regent University
University of New Hampshire Queen’s University
Lewis & Clark Law School Pepperdine University
Illinois Universidad Austral
The Urals State Law University University of Strathclyde
Universitas Bergensis Universitat Passau
SOAS University of London South Ural State University
Australia/ South Africa
The University of Melbourne Deakin University
University of Johannesburg --

National Law University (NLU) Courses

NLU, Delhi offers UG, PG and Doctoral courses in the discipline of Law. Tabulated below are the details for same:

Course Details
Integrated BA-LLB

Eligibility: Passed 10+2 (HSC) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks + AILET Score

Duration: 5 Years

Seats: 80


Subjects: Business Laws, Employment Laws, IPR & Competition Laws, Constitutional & Personal Law, Constitutional & Environmental Law, Constitutional & Criminal Law, Constitutional, Human Rights & Humanitarian Law

Eligibility: LL.B or its equivalent with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks (50% for reserved category) + AILET Score

Duration: 1 Year

Seats: 70 + 10(Foreign Nationals)


Eligibility:  Master of Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks + Written Test/ UGC NET/JRF, SLET or M.Phil. Score 

Duration: 3 years

Intake: 8

PG Diploma 

Subjects: Urban Environment Law and Management, Environmental Law and Policy and Tourism and Environmental Laws.

Eligibility: Graduation or its equivalent degree in any stream from a recognized University

Duration: 1 Year

NLU Delhi offers Admission to more than 200 students every year. For LLM Admissions, 10 Seats are reserved for Foreign candidates and the reservation to SC/ ST and Differently Abled Candidates will be as follows:

Category Reservation
SC 15
ST 7.5
Differently Abled Candidates 5

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National Law University (NLU) Admission

Admission to Integrated BA LLB and LLM Courses will be granted on the basis of AILET Score. Similarly, for Ph.D Admissions applicants should hold a valid score in UGC NET/JRF, SLET Score, or should hold an M.Phil Degree.

Ph.D. Aspirants who do not have a valid score or M.Phil degree will be required to appear for Entrance Test conducted by NLU Delhi. Further, all candidates should appear for Personal Interview conducted by NLU Delhi.

How to Apply for NLU Delhi?

  • Visit the official website of the college and click on the Register to apply now link.
  • Fill the details into the User Registration Form.
  • Confirm Registration details by clicking on the Confirm button.
  • After you Login in the first page that is displayed is "Application Locker'. Click on NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY from the List of colleges
  • Choose your application form and click on the Apply Button.
  • Fill all details on the form for each of the sections.
  • Click Submit for saving all details and proceeding back to the Application Locker for making payment for all pending application forms.
  • In the Application Locker, under the Pending Applications area, choose your forms for which you wish to make payment and Click on the Make Payment.
  • On the Make Payment Page, choose Mode of Payment (Cash/Post/Debit/Credit Card/Net Transfer) and verify the Amount (INR 3050 for General and INR 1050 for SC/ST)and click on Proceed.

Mandatory Documents

  • 10th and 12th mark sheets
  • Graduation mark sheet
  • Caste Certificate
  • Certificate of Disability
  • AILET Scorecard
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Passport size photograph
  • Migration Certificate

National Law University (NLU) Placement

The university has organized a Recruitment Co-ordination Committee (RCC) is designed to facilitate the procedure of recruitment. RCC organizes Pre-Placement Talks, Pre-Interview Screening Process. Students get the opportunity to interact with the legal industry. The university has ensured that students are afforded maximum exposure to the workplace by mandating students to take internships with judges, senior advocates, law firms, international organizations, NGOs, PSUs, corporate houses, commissions and many more.

Particulars Placement Statistics
Batch Strength 78
Studnets Participated 41
Placement Percentage 100%
Median CTC Offered INR 15 LPA
Top Recruiter Trilegal

Some of the recruiters of the NLU, Delhi are Advani and Co., Axon Partners LLP, DSK Legal, DMD Advocates, K and S Partners, Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, Trilegal, International Cricket Council, Unicef India, Reserve Bank of India and many more.

The highest share of placement at NLU Delhi was bagged by Indian Law Firms with 49% candidate placements. Further, Corporates got the other chunk with 31% placments and Pulic sector and International firms bagged 10% of 2019-2020 placements at NLU Delhi.

National Law University (NLU) Scholarship

  • Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Castes (SC): This scholarship covers tuition fee, boarding lodging charges, books and stationery expenses and one computer system for eligible SC students.
  • Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribes (ST): This scholarship covers tuition fee, boarding lodging charges, books and stationery expenses and one computer system for eligible ST students.
  • Post Matric Scholarship for OBC and SC students.
  • Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC students.
  • Need cum Merit Financial Assistance to deserving students.
  • Fee Waiver to deserving and needy students.

National Law University (NLU) Facilities

Library: The university library has a rich collection of over 37,500 books, journals, 180 current subscriptions to journals, newspapers along with 250 CDs and DVDs. The library has a digital collection of 472 E-Books from Oxford University Press and 464 E-Books from Cambridge University Press.

Internet Centre: The campus has wifi facility located in the library and has 50 high-end desktops with Microsoft operating system and well equipped with optical drives.

Digital Classrooms: The classrooms are well equipped with digital podiums, LCD projector and display screen and internet access along with e-Station Multimedia Podium equipped with the facilities of touch screen, writing, sound system, visualizer, CD player and recording.

Auditorium: The university has a fully air-conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity of over 650 people. It is equipped with state of the art audio and visual facilities. The auditorium is mainly used for seminars, conferences and cultural programs.

Transport Facility: The university has two cars and a bus which is used for student’s activities such as Court Visits, Legal Aid Programs and Clinics.

Other Facility: Apart from the upper mentioned facilities NLU Delhi also have E-Moot Court Hall, Medical Centre and Ambulance, Banks, Sports and Games, Cafeteria and Mess, and Halls of Residence.

National Law University (NLU) FAQs

Ques. Why is getting admission to NLU, Delhi tough?

Ans. The competition to get admission to top law school like NLU, Delhi is the main reason. The seats are only 80 among which 70 seats are only available for Indian nationals that are further distributed as per reservation policies.

Ques. How is life on the campus of NLU, Delhi?

Ans. It is not like every regular college life experience. The top faculty, attending class regularly, and copping up with the competition, all of this is worth it.

Ques. Which is a better option for law aspirants NLU, Delhi, or Law school of Bangalore?

Ans. NLU, Delhi is better for its faculty members as teachers are supportive and assist students to participate in national and international competition. It also provides better career dynamics.

Ques. Is it worth dropping out of the Engineering course for getting admission to NLU, Delhi?

Ans. Yes, it is worth pursuing law from NLU, Delhi after dropping out of an engineering course. It will be a successful attempt only if aspirants have a passion for studying law.

Ques. Which institute is better NLU, Delhi, or NAlSAR?

Ans. NLU, Delhi is better in terms of faculty, progressive and higher dynamic in career. This institute is known as the top leader of litigation studies.

Ques. Will a student with 100 rank get admission in NLU, Delhi?

Ans. It is tough to get seats in the general category as the seats are limited to 80. In the case of general category students, the target rank for admission should be no less than 60.

Ques. Are the courses at NLU, Delhi expensive?

Ans. Yes, compared to other colleges or Government institutes in India, it is quite expensive. However, it is relatively less as compared to private law schools in India.

Ques. What is the reputation of NLU, Delhi abroad, and India?

Ans. The institute is known for its education quality in the law stream. The institute provides graduates with academic excellence so that the legal firms hire pass outs.

Ques. Which is a better law school, CLC, Delhi, or NLU, Delhi?

Ans. NLU, Delhi is a better option if aspirants are looking forward to a career in corporate law practice. For court practice, CLC can be an option. Both institutes have more entities which are equally worth for the students as per interest.

Ques. Why students from NLU, Delhi mostly prefer doing corporate law instead of criminal law?

Ans. In recent days, the graduates from the institute are getting high paid jobs in law firms that are mostly associated with corporate law. So, it gives more certainty in students’ careers by pursuing corporate law.