NLSIU Bangalore


NLSIU offers a One-Year LL.M. Degree Programme. Similar to the BA LLB (Hons) programme, the LL.M. programme is organized around three trimesters every academic year. A total of 50 students are admitted to the LLM Programme.

In 2021, the University 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. Besides this, students will have to write a mandatory dissertation in the third and last trimester.

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.



The candidate must have an undergraduate degree in law, and will have to appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) to secure admission into the postgraduate programme. There is no provision for direct admission of Foreign Nationals into the postgraduate course.

For details on CLAT, please visit:

Intake and Reservation

Total Intake – 50

Vertical Reservation:

General Category – 38 seats
Scheduled Caste (15%) – 8 seats
Scheduled Tribe (7.5%) – 4 seats

Horizontal reservation:

Persons With Disability (5%) – 3 seats
Karnataka Students (25%) – 13 seats [Compartmentalised reservation]

Note: “Karnataka Students” are candidates who have studied for not less than 10 years in a recognized educational institution in Karnataka.


The duration of the courses shall be One year through Trimester system.

Academic Calendar for A.Y. 2021-22

II Trimester

November 2 – 6, 2021: 1st Trimester End-Term Examination
November 8, 2021: Commencement of Classes
November 9, 2021: Last date for notification of project topics to students
December 6 – 16, 2021: Intensive elective Course
December 23, 2021: Last date for submission of projects
January 15 & 22, 2022: Viva-Voce for project submissions
January 21, 2022: Last day of classes and last date for submission of Elective & Intensive Elective research papers
January 24 & 25, 2022: End Term Examination
January 28 & 29, 2022: Oral Presentation for Elective Course
January 31 to March 6, 2022: Vacation

III Trimester

March 8, 2022: Commencement of III Trimester

Note: No elective classes will be held during the period from 6-16 December, 2021 due to conduct of Intensive elective course.




Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2021-22:

Admission fee- one time         8,250.00 
Tuition and facilities fee – Per annum    1,27,710.00 
Hostel residential Charges       30,720.00 
Mess  charges       36,520.00 
Refundable deposits – one time for General Category       15,675.00 
Refundable deposits – one time for SC/ST Category       12,100.00 
General Category- per annum    2,18,875.00 
SC/ST  category – per annum    2,15,300.00 

Note: The fees/charges are provisional and subject to confirmation & revision as per the decision of the University authorities.

For fee payments, login to the NLS portal with your credentials.

Note: The fees/charges are provisional and subject to confirmation & revision as per the decision of the University authorities.
If a candidate is withdrawing admission on any ground, in any of the courses of the University, only the refundable deposits will be returned. Such candidates will not be eligible to claim refund of any other fees.