National Law School of  India University
National Law School of India University
Admission: +91 80 2321 3160 +91 80 2316 0532
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Course LLB/LLM
Establishment 1986
Management Self
Afilated to Bangalore University

The NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY came into existence through a Notification under the NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY Act (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986). It signified the culmination of efforts by the Judiciary, the Bar Council of India, the Karnataka Bar Council, the Bangalore University and the Government of Karnataka to reform legal education and to establish a centre of excellence for legal education and research in India.

Thanks to the generosity of the Government of Karnataka and the Bangalore University, the Law School has a campus of its own, located in Nagarbhavi, about 10 kms from the City railway station and standing over twenty-three acres beside the Institute of Social and Economic Change. Since 1991, it is a fully residential university on one campus with three Halls of Residence for men, three Halls of Residence for women, two Hostels for post-graduate women students, three blocks for Faculty Quarters and two blocks for non-teaching staff Quarters besides the Academic  Block. The munificence of Mrs. Sudha Narayanamurthy of INFOSYS has enabled the Law School to have the Shri Melgiri Narayan Rao Memorial Library, named after her father, for providing up-to-date library facilities. The library was inaugurated by Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, the then Chief Justice of India, on 17th August, 2005.

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LL.B Eligibility

a) passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an examination equivalent thereto securing in the first attempt, not less than 50% (45% in the case of SC / ST candidates and persons with disability) in the aggregate, and

b) not completed 20 years of age as on 1st July of the year of admission.

In the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST and persons with disability, the maximum age limit shall be 22 years.

Those who do not clear the qualifying examination with the requisite marks are not eligible for admission. Candidates whose Statement of marks of the qualifying examination is not available at the time of formal interviews, are also not eligible for admission.

LL.M Eligibility

A candidate for admission to the LL.M. course should have passed the LL.B. Degree or its equivalent from a recognised University and should have secured not less than 55% of marks in the aggregate of the maximum marks prescribed (50% in case of SC/ST & persons with disability) in accordance with the criteria set for the CLAT 2010.


The Law School has introduced computerised facilities for both housekeeping as well as information retrieval. Since it now has a leased line connection to the internet, it is possible to have easy access to information directly from all available computerized data bases all over the world, not only in the field of law but also in other disciplines.

Keeping in mind the vision to create an E-Law School, the University subscribes to many international online databases like WESTLAW, JSTOR, KLUWERONLINE, SPRINGERLINK, LEXIS-NEXIS, JSTOR, HEINONLINE, KLUWER-ARBITRATION, etc. which contain enormous resources like International Case Reporters, Statutes, and Articles from Law Reviews, constituting an invaluable resource to a law school student. MANUPATRA.COM, INDLAW.COM and similar Indian databases have also been made available for both students and faculty. NLSIU is among the first of the legal educational institutions in India to subscribe to these online databases.


The National Law School campus with all its 500 odd students and the faculty residing in the same campus is a like a miniature India. With such interaction comes the greater need to adjust and share opinions, and to build an outlook necessary to become budding lawyers. Residing on campus enables students to widen their horizon and acquire important inter-personal skills.

There are three Halls of Residence for men known by the names Ganga, Cauvery and Himalaya and three Halls of Residence for women known as Nilgiris, Annexe and Mess Block. In addition there are two P.G. Women’s Hostels. Students of the first year are generally provided separate accommodation. While the first year students are allotted dormitories, from the second year onwards, they have the option of triple seater rooms, which are T-shaped and, once a curtain is drawn across the entrance, each becomes a private cubicle. Women students have a choice of twin seaters, in addition to the triple seater rooms. There are also a few single rooms available in both hostels. These are usually given to students in the final year.


From its inception the School has taken efforts to build sports facilities for students. Currently the Law School has a basketball court, a tennis court and indoor facilities for table tennis at the hostels and in the Academic block. A couple of years ago, a new fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipments was also inaugurated. Arrangements have been made with the Sports Authority of India complex nearby for the use of their facilities. Plans for a multipurpose sports facility within the Law School campus, in the newly acquired 5 acres of land, is under way.


There is a Health Centre on Campus to attend to immediate necessities of health care. The college has institutional arrangement with S.K. Hospital, Nagarbhavi, situated close by, to provide hospital attention including in-hospital care where required. There is a qualified Nurse  at the Health Centre.

Address P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore - 560 072 Karnnataka, India
Phone +91 80 2321 3160 +91 80 2316 0532