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NLSIU Covid Resource Centre

Due to the COVID pandemic lockdowns, we are unable to commence the new academic year on campus for our regular graduate and under-graduate programmes. We are committed to maintaining our academic calendar while ensuring that our students, faculty and staff are not exposed to any undue risks arising from the pandemic.

After discussions with the Student Bar Association and the Student Academic Council, the University has announced the plan for the Nov’20 – Jan’21 Academic Term.

These FAQs will help you prepare for the upcoming term. Please follow this page for updates.

When does Academic Year 2020-21 at NLSIU commence?

The new batches of BA LLB 2020 and LLM 2020 will commence on Nov 2, 2020 (subject to confirmation by the governing bodies).

The MPP 2020 batch commenced term in mid-July 2020.

All other batches commenced term on July 1, 2020. Classes began online on July 6, 2020.


Will classes be held on campus this Academic Term?

No physical classes will be held during this Academic Term. However, online classes will continue on schedule.

Can students travel back to stay in the campus Hostels?

Given the ongoing COVID pandemic, the University has made it possible for all students to continue their academic programme online while remaining safe at home. As we’ve received a few direct requests, and others from student representatives, that some of you have to be on campus for academic reasons, we are facilitating your return at the start of term by making necessary medical arrangements.

However, no student from the current batches or the incoming BA LLB (Hons) and LLM 2020 batch is mandatorily required to return to campus in the Nov ’20 – Jan ’21 academic term.

The Student Academic Council has conveyed that students have collectively resolved to continue with online classes but permit a voluntary opt-in for students to reside at the Hostels. Students may opt-in to reside in the Hostels by choosing this option on the online forms shared with them before Wednesday, October 21 2020.

  • New Students will have to login to their CLAT registered email IDs to access the form.
  • Existing Students will have to login to their NLS email IDs to access the form.
  • A Student Undertaking attached to the online form will also have to be submitted.

During this term, students shall have access to the Hostel room allotted to them, limited access to the Academic block, Library and other common spaces as well as Mess dining facilities. COVID related medical precautions will be implemented in all these spaces.

What are the safety measures to be followed if I choose to return to the Hostel?

Any student who wishes to return to NLSIU Hostel for the next Academic Term must:

a. Produce a negative COVID Test Report on arrival;
b. Undertake to follow the physical distancing norms, wear masks in common spaces and follow other medical precautions as may be required;
c. Consent to testing and treatment as required by Government Medical Authorities or the University.

Is parental consent required before students can return to the Hostel?

Yes. Parents will need to:
a. Consent to their ward travelling to, and residing at, the University;
b. Consent to their ward being referred to the local BBMP Fever Clinic and the Government of Karnataka COVID Treatment protocol;
c. Consent to underwrite medical expenses over and above those covered by Government of Karnataka and University Group Medical Insurance.

A Parent Undertaking attached to the online form received by students will have to be filled and submitted.