Here are some General FAQs that will help you gain a better understanding of the admission process at NLSIU. Please note, any programme-specific FAQs can be viewed on the respective programme pages.
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.
There is no age limit to apply for UG and PG programmes.
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/
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 on the respective programme pages as linked below:
5-Year BA LLB (Hons) Programme
3-Year LLB (Hons) Programme
Master’s Programme in Public Policy
- 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.
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.
No, NLSIU does not have an NRI quota.
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.
The fee payable by students who are OCI Card Holders is under consideration and will be notified before Academic Year 2022-23 begins.
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.