Admissions FAQs

Here are some FAQs that will help you gain a better understanding of the admission process at NLSIU. Please follow this page for regular updates.

BA LLB (Hons) UG Programme:

What is the deadline this year for applying to the BA LLB (Hons) Programme?

Registrations for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) commenced on 1st January 2021 and close on 15 June 2021. Due to the COVID pandemic lockdowns imposed in various states, please refer to the CLAT website for further details on the examination.

Click here to register: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

Announcements regarding the admission process and allotment of seats will follow after students appear for CLAT.

Does NLSIU give additional time for International Baccalaureate (IB) and IGCSE students to submit their Grade 12 final transcripts?

We do not accept predicted or mid-year transcripts. Students will have to produce their final transcripts during counselling and allotment of seats. In case of COVID-related delays, provisional admission may be granted on a discretionary basis.

Is there any age limit to apply for the course?

There is no age limit to apply for UG and PG courses.

Does NLSIU offer BA LLB through distance mode?

No, the 5-year integrated BA LLB course is only offered on campus.

Can I pursue BA LLB part-time at NLSIU?

No, we do not offer part-time BA LLB courses.

Does NLSIU accept students who wish to transfer from other law schools for the BA LLB course?

We do not accept transfer students.

Foreign Nationals:

Is the admission procedure different for foreign nationals? Do applicants outside India have to appear for CLAT?

Foreign Nationals who possess a PIO (Person of Indian Origin) or OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) card are eligible to appear for the CLAT examination and will be subject to the same rules and eligibility as General Category students.

 

Does NLSIU have an NRI quota?

No, NLSIU does not have an NRI quota.

I’m an NRI and I have completed my schooling abroad. Will my grades be accepted?

The candidate will first have to appear for the entrance examination. If you secure admission, NLSIU will consider your grades. Upon converting your school grades, it should be equivalent to 45% under the Indian grading system to be eligible.

I've lived and studied in Karnataka for more than 15 years, but I am an OCI card holder. Is the Karnataka student reservation still applicable to me?

If a OCI Card Holder student shows (through Study Certificates issued by their School/s) that they were students in a registered educational institution in Karnataka for at least 10 years, they are eligible under the Karnataka student quota.

Is the fee charged to OCI card holders different from other students?

The fee payable by students who are OCI Card Holders is under consideration and will be notified before Academic Year 2022-23 begins.

Other Queries:

I have completed my undergraduate degree. Can I apply for a PG programme at NLSIU?

Students will have to complete their BA LLB programme to be eligible for the LLM programme on campus. Students who have completed any undergraduate degree may apply for the on-campus MPP programme or off-campus online and hybrid programmes offered by NLSIU’s Distance Education Department: https://online.nls.ac.in/

What kind of reservations are applicable for NLSIU's programmes?

NLSIU prescribes reservations for candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy layer) and EWS students in its 5-Year integrated BA LLB (Hons), 3-Year LLB (Hons) and LL.M programmes. Additionally, seats are reserved horizontally for Persons with Disabilities, Women and Karnataka Students.

The detailed reservation policy is available along with other details as linked below:
5-Year BA LLB (Hons programme) 
LL.M Programme 
3-Year LLB (Hons) Programme 

What documents have to be furnished by candidates if the reservation is applicable?
  • If you belong to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer) category, you are required to provide your valid caste category certificate issued by the Competent Authority at the time of counselling/admission.
  • If you belong to the EWS category, you are required to provide valid EWS Income and Asset Certificate issued by the Competent Authority and Income Tax Returns (of candidate or parent/guardian) of the last three financial years at the time of counselling/admission.
  • If you belong to the PWD category, you are required to provide your Disability Certificate indicating benchmark disability issued by the competent authority at the time of counselling/admission.
  • If you belong to the Karnataka Student category, you are required to provide School Study certificates issued by recognized educational institutions in Karnataka at the time of counselling/admission.
  • If you are the child of a government servant or defence personnel from Karnataka, relevant proof of service needs to be produced at the time of counselling/admission.

Please note, candidates unable to provide valid proof of belonging to SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD/Karnataka Student categories at the time of admission shall not be eligible for admission to the University under the respective quota.

Can I apply for an LLD programme at NLSIU?

NLSIU is currently not offering the LLD programme. Please follow this page for further updates.