CLAT 2019 examination to be held on May 12, 2019

The National Law University of Odisha (NLUO) in Cuttack has been shortlisted to hold the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT-2019) on May 12, 2019, according to a University statement. Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice Chancellor of NLUO said the examination is scheduled to be conducted on May 12, next year and CLAT Core Committee Consortium at NUALS, Kochi firmed up the decision recently, which eventually communicated to NLUO.

“We are delighted to inform you that all the CLAT 2019 examinations will be conducted by NLUO on May 12, 2019, at 3.00 PM. The meeting of CLAT Core Committee Consortium at NUALS, Koch on October 3, further resolved to have a permanent CLAT Secretariat at NLSIU Bangalore.

What is more, the CLAT will now be held by the newly formed Executive Committee of the Consortium that would have NLSU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad and NLU Bhopal as its ex-oficio members, CLAT Convenor of the year and the CLAT Convenor of the following year and to co-opted Vice Chancellors of NLUs nominated by the CLAT Convenor who have past experience of conducting CLAT”, Rao added.

The National Law University Odisha (NLUO) is a vibrant addition to India’s national law universities. Within the short span, NLUO has made its mark as a university engaged in teaching and research in law. Faculty research output has always been of a very high standard, yielding among others several top-tier international publications. The student community’s engagement with co-curricular activities has produced remarkable results, including consistently high performances in moot court competitions and active participation in prestigious national and international conferences and seminars. The liberal yet demanding academic culture coupled with the friendly environment has ensured that students can harness their full potential and contribute in the area of their choice. The University has received recognition from the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 12(b) of the UGC Act 1956 and has been receiving grants under the XIIth Plan. Its degrees offered are recognised by the Bar Council of India. It is also an associate member of the UGC-INFLIBNET, and a participant in the National Knowledge Network under the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Government of India.

In pursuit of its goal of promoting integrated knowledge, National Law University, Odisha offers co-operative learning opportunities. The undergraduate degree in law integrates liberal arts (B.A) and managerial excellence (B.B.A) courses into the stipulated five years. While that is common practice, NLUO is to our knowledge the only law university in the country that allows students to earn double honours in law and the allied disciplines. The unique undergraduate programme we have devised gives students a whole array of professional choice – whether it be litigation, academia, entrepreneurship, international private or public law practice, corporate practice, civil services, alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation, or work with international non-profit organisations.

NLUO offers following undergraduate study programmes:


NLUO has pioneered several distinctive models in its study programmes of B.A.LL.B and B.B.A.LL.B. These are as follows:

Minor Conjoint Programme

NLUO offers unique minor conjoint programmes for the benefit of its students. The minor conjoint programme for the B.A.LL.B requires students to complete 12 minor compulsory papers from among four minor liberal study areas, along with mandatory law courses in the initial three semesters. The liberal arts courses include Political Science, Sociology, Economics and English. Similarly, B.B.A.LL.B students will be required to complete 12 minor compulsory courses from among four business study areas which include Management, Finance, and Business Economics.

Conjoint Double Honours Programme

To our knowledge, NLUO is the only law university which offers the conjoint double honours programme. In this programme, B.A.LL.B students can choose advanced coursework for honours from among any of the following study areas of Political Science, Sociology, and Economics. Similarly, B.B.A.LL.B students can also select honours course from among any of the following study areas of Management and Finance. All double-honours students are required to take three papers from the honours course he/she choose to study in fourth to the sixth semester.

Conjoint Minor with Mass Communication Programme

NLUO is also the first law university in India to offer Mass Communication as a minor (optional course with three papers) to its students in the fourth and sixth semesters. This programme is available to those students who are not taking a double honours course. This option is open to both B.B.A.LL.B and B.A.LL.B students.

Cross-disciplinary Triple Conjoint Programme

Contrary to the conventional interdisciplinary approach, NLUO provides its students with a cross-interdisciplinary triple conjoint programme. In this unique programme, students of both B.A.LL.B and B.B.A.LL.B can choose cross-disciplinary options from managerial studies and liberal arts along with law as a major. Which means students of the B.A.LL.B can pick minor courses from Managerial Studies and vice-versa. For further details, visit

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