National Law University Delhi invites application for Graduate PG and PhD Programs

The National Law University Delhi invites applications for admission to BA LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD Programs for the academic year 2019-20 beginning from August 2019.

Courses offered

BA LLB (Hons)

The BA LLB (Hons) is a five-year program. The eligibility is senior secondary school examination (10+2 System) or equivalent examination with 50% marks. The candidates appearing in the Class XII examination in March/April 2019 an also apply. There are 80 seats available with 70 seats on merit through All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and ten seats for direct admission to Foreign Nationals on merit (Five seats for Foreign Nationals and Five Seats for OCI/PIO). Foreign Programs are exempted from AILET. Foreign Nationals, to be eligible should have obtained 65% marks in the qualifying examination.


  • 15% for SC candidates
  • 5% for ST candidates
  • 5% for PWD
  • One additional supernumerary seat for Kashmiri migrants
  • Two additional supernumerary seats for residents of Jammu and Kashmir

LLM One Year Program


  • LLB or an Equivalent Law Degree with 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD
  • The candidates appearing in the final year LLB Examination in April/May 2019 can also apply

Total seats

  • There are 80 seats available
  • 70 seats allotted on merit through AILET
  • 10 seats for direct admission to foreign nationals on merit
  • 5 seats for foreign nationals
  • 5 seats for OCI/PIO
  • Foreign nationals are exempted from AILET (number of seats may vary)


  • 15% for SC candidates
  • 5% for ST candidates
  • 5% for PWD candidates
  • One additional supernumerary seat for Kashmir migrants


PhD Program


  • LLM Degree with 55% marks or its equivalent (50% in case of SC/ST/PWD
  • Number of seats: 8 (may vary)

While admission to BA LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD Programs will be through AILET to be held at Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Cuttack, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Raipur and Varanasi on May 5, 2019 (Sunday).

Interested candidates should apply only online on payment of Rs.3,050 for general candidates, Rs.1,050 in case of SC/ST/PwD along with the copy of requisite caste/persons with disabilities certificate. Below poverty line applicants of SC/ST category are exempted from application fee. For further details, visit


  • The primary objective of the University is to evolve and impart comprehensive and interdisciplinary legal education that is socially relevant
  • Through this education, the NLU is aiming at promoting legal and ethical values and foster the rule of law and the objectives enshrined in the Constitution of India
  • The University works toward dissemination of legal knowledge and its role in national development so that the ability to analyse and present contemporary issues of public concern and their legal implications for the benefit of the public is improved
  • These processes strive to promote legal awareness in the community and to achieve political, social and economic justice

Many believe that the path of liberalization we embarked upon in the early 90s unleashed India’s potential. Undoubtedly the country has undergone vast changes in all spheres and we see a more confident India asserting itself on the global stage. However, this progress has come with very significant challenges to the country. India’s various social classes are yet to be assimilated; their participation in the process of governance remains fractured. Cumulative progress needs to be fair and equitable. And integral to that is a legal system that empowers the marginalised, is just and fair in letter and spirit, and most importantly, does not use the law as a tool of oppression.

Therefore, the University’s earnest endeavour is to make legal education justice education, as an instrument of social, political and economic change. Each individual who is part of this institution must be remembered for the promotion of social justice. The NLU’s students will not only be shaped as change agents as the country achieves its social and developmental goals, but will also be equipped to address the imperatives of the new millennium and uphold the Constitution of India.

For more information about the courses, candidates can visit the official website –

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