NUJS was established in 1999 by the Bar Council of India, in conjunction with the government of West Bengal. It is an autonomous law university offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is located in the salt lake city of Kolkata. It is considered to be one of the best amongst elite national law schools. The unvirsity offers the students a five year Integrated B.A./B.Sc. LLB(Hons.) degree programme at the undergraduate level and a master of laws at postgraduate level. The objectives of the university are:

  • To advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development
  • To promote legal knowledge and to make law and the legal process efficient instruments of social development
  • To develop in the student and research scholar a sense of responsibility to serve society in the field of law by developing skills with regard to advocacy, legal service, legislation, law reforms and the like
  • To promote inter-disciplinary study of law in relation to management, technology, international cooperation and development


  • The main campus of the college is located on 5 acres plot on salt lake. The campus is well connected to railway stations in Kolkata and Kolkata airport
  • The academic block of the campus has the NUJS library; two fully air conditioned conference rooms; two huge lecture theatres
  • The campus also has an auditorium and a gymnasium for the students and the staff and faculties of NUJS
  • NUJS has built its own auditorium, on campus, with all modern facilities.

Reservation criteria:

Resrvation criteria for B.A./B.SC. LL.B (Hons.) Programme


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Persons with Disabilities


Foreign Nationals




Resrvation criteria for LL.M.


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Person with Disability


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Research centres:

  • Centre for Gender research Law.
  • Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Studies
  • Centre for WTO Law
  • Centre for Women and Law

Schools in NUJS:

  • The School of Criminal Justice &Administration (SCJA)
  • The School of Economic & Business Laws (SEBL)
  • The School of Legal Practice & Development (SLPD)
  • The School of Private Laws & Comparative Jurisprudence (SPLCJ)
  • The School of Public Law & Governance (SPLG)
  • The School of Social Sciences (SSS)
  • The School of Technology, Law & Development

Extra-curricular Activities:

Student Juridicial Association (SJA)- It is the students body of the college The SJA has an Executive Council which is constituted by representatives from the various Student Committees of the SJA and an elected Class Representative from each of the five batches of students

SJA Societies:

  • Moot Court Society
  • Library Committee
  • Literary and Debating Society
  • Cultural Committee
  • Magazine Committee
  • Cyber Committee
  • Sports Committee

Legal Aid Society- The Legal Aid Society of the college has following categories of activities

  • Legal Aid and Clinic Counselling- The legal clinic aid has been set up as a permanent body to provide free legal advice and resolution of disputes without long drawn and expensive litigation
  • Human Rights and Public Education- For empowering people through legal education and instilling in them consciousness about their rights and duties
  • Youth For Social Justice- It is a social awareness program that targets the youth with the objective of creting great mind aspects of the students
  • Law Enforcement Assistance- This is an subcommittee that works with law enforcement authorities such as government, pollution control board. It provides an interface to promote legal awareness amongst people
  • Para Legal Services and Training- The main purpose of this activity is to build relationships with those agencies who works with NGOs
  • Public Interest Advocacy Support services- In the form of documentation, obtaining empirical data and other allied research are to be provided for public advocacy of popular concerns and public interest litigations
  • Lok Adalat and ADR assistance- This society organizes lok adalats in association with W.B legal aid authority


Library and Computer Centre:

  • The Library occupies a central location in the academic block of the University in the ground floor, mezzanine floor and the Computer Centre in the first floor
  • It provides seating arrangement for approximately 300 users, with a separate group discussion room, apart from main reading hall and additional reading room
  • The Library & Computer Centre hosts about 70 computers, thin clients &terminals in N-Computing system
  • The library collection is nearly about 20,000 titles and over 6,500 bound volumes of journals including titles donated by renowned personalities and organizations and e-books
  • The library presently subscribes to 100 print journals & magazines and 13 newspapers
  • The library presently subscribes to 100 print journals & magazines and 13 newspapers


  • The Campus itself has one academic and two hostel blocks i.e. two seven storied halls of residence for girls and boys each with Mess, Air-conditioned Recreation Room and Dining Halls
  • The Boys Hostel has a capacity of accommodating 294 students and the Girls Hostel has the capacity of accommodating 251 student
  • The residential students are provided with sports facilities including an air-conditioned gym and other recreational facilities
  • The hostels are wired with Internet access as well as wi-fi connectivity
  • The University also has a Medical Officer Doctor and Psychotherapist who are available in the University at scheduled hours


  • Outlawed- It is the annual cultural fest of NUJS. It is a three day cultural fest hosting the melang of music, art, theatre etc. In addition to these there are performances by the very renowned artists like Agnee, Pentagram, Adavaita, Junkyard Groove
  • Invicta- It is NUJS annual Sports fest which has tweleve formal events in all

Scholarships and awards:

Scholarships, awards and medals


The Saroja Gopalkrishnan Scholarship

Best two students of L.L.M. are awarded with Rs. 2000 cash

University Gold Medal

First rank in B.A/B.Sc. LLB (Hons.) programme

Sir Ashutosh Mookerjee Memorial Gold Medal

First rank in BA/B.Sc. LLB (Hons) programme

University Medal

Second rank in BA/B,Sc LLB (Hons.) programme

Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Gold Medal

Securing highest marks in Criminal Law

Deshapran Smriti Raksha cash prize of Rs. 50,000

First rank holder of B.A/ B.Sc. LL.B.

Deshapran Smriti Raksha cash prize of Rs. 30,000

First rank holder of L.L.M.