NLSIU Welcomes New Batch of BA LLB (Hons) and LLM Students for the Academic Year 2021-22!
August 6, 2021
This Academic Year, NLSIU admitted its incoming batch of students in record time by completing the admission process within 24 hours of the CLAT examination results being declared. Students were admitted to the BA LLB (Hons) and LLM programmes on the basis of the All India Rank secured in CLAT, the results of which were announced five days after the exam.
The University also conducted its Orientation Programme from August 2 to August 6, 2021 for the incoming batch of students ahead of the commencement of the academic term on August 9, 2021.
This year, the University introduced a 25% horizontal compartmentalized reservation for Karnataka Students. This is part of the “NLSIU Inclusion and Expansion Plan 2021-2024” adopted by the Governing Bodies of the University. The Plan was adopted and resolved to increase diversity of its student body and facilitate greater access to various sections of society in a phased manner.
BA LLB (Hons) Programme
As in previous years, almost all students who secured the top All India Ranks chose NLSIU as their preferred University. Candidates from 23 States/UTs secured admission to the University this year for the programme which admits 120 students. This year, the distribution of the top ranks is geographically diverse with students from across different states securing these spots.
The University admits 50 students to the LLM programme as per the All India CLAT Rank secured. Students from 15 States/UTs secured admission this year into the programme.
Restructuring of the LLM Programme:
This year, the University has changed the structure of the LL.M programme. In the previous years, students were divided into two specialization-based streams and were offered mandatory and elective courses only within those streams. However, this year, there is no division of streams and students have been provided greater flexibility in choosing courses. The objective is to provide more opportunities to students to pursue the wide array of elective courses offered at the University.
This year, the University will be offering two additional core courses, which students mandatorily have to study in addition to the three that the UGC mandates. These two courses add to the UGC courses in deepening the students’ conceptual understanding of core areas of law. They will equip students to pursue careers in academia, research, legal practice, and judicial services. The names of the courses are given below:
Core Courses: Foundations of Private Law, and a course on the interface between law and society.
UGC-mandated Courses: Research Methodology, Law and Justice in a Globalizing World, and Comparative Public Law.