Indian Law Institute


The Indian Law Institute
Indian Law Institute Logo.svg
Mottoतमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
Let light emerge from darkness
TypeDeemed University
Academic affiliations
PresidentChief Justice of India
DirectorProf.(Dr.) Manoj Kumar Sinha[1]
Opp. Supreme Court of India, Bhagwan Das Road New Delhi, India
Indian Law Institute campus

The Indian Law Institute (ILI) is a Deemed University and socio-legal research institute, founded in 1956. Established in New Delhi, primarily with the objective of promoting and conducting legal research, education and training.[3][4] The objectives of the Institute as laid down in its Memorandum of Association are to cultivate the science of law, to promote advanced studies and research in law so as to meet the social, economic and other needs of the Indian people, to promote systematization of law, to encourage and conduct investigations in legal and allied fields, to improve legal education, to impart instructions in law, and to publish studies, books, periodicals, etc.

Institute was instrumental in organizing International conference on Global Environment and Disaster Management Law Society in 2011.


It was formally inaugurated by the President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad on 12 December 1957.[3] Dr. A.T. Markose was the Founder Director of the Institute from 1957-1963. The Institute is an autonomous body registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, the Indian Law Institute has the requisite independence and academic freedom to carry out its objectives. The membership of the Institute is now nearly three thousand representing the persons interested in the study and advancement of law.[citation needed]

Organisation and administration


Hon’ble Chief Justice of India is the ex officio President of the Institute. The Law Minister of Government of India & the Attorney-General for India are its ex officio Vice Presidents. Third Vice-President is elected by the members of the Governing Council, from among themselves. Judges of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and High Courts, prominent lawyers, Government officials and Professors of Law are represented in the Governing Council of the Institute.[citation needed]

Dharmendra Singh Sengar, was Director of Indian Law Institute from July 2009 – August 2011. In 2013 Manoj Kumar Sinha was appointed the Director of the institute.[5]


The Indian Law Institute has been granted Deemed University Status in 2004 vide Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. F.9-9/2001-U.3 dated 29.10.2004. After that in 2005, the institute enrolled its first batch of L.L.M. and Ph.D. program, and later also started research based courses.[4][6]


University rankings
Law – India
NIRF (2020)[7]18

Indian law Institute was ranked 18th in India in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) law ranking in 2020.[7]


The Institute's Library has more than 75000 titles and subscribes to 270 current legal periodicals. JILI is the law journal published by the Institute. ASIL contains surveys of leading reported court cases in India in a year and same are analysed by academicians and practitioners.[citation needed]


Entrance of Indian Law Institute

ILI publishes various books and two Journals. JILI(Journal of the Indian law Institute) is an international journal[8] for academicians, researchers, advocates, judges etc. Ths is edited by Dr Jyoti Dogra Sood, Assistant Research Professor(senior). It has another journal ILI Law review which is online law journal specially for law students, though academicians, researchers, advocates, and judges may also contribute. This is edited by Dr Anurag Deep, Associate Professor.[citation needed]

Courses Offered

Degree Courses
  • Ph.D. in Law
  • LL.M. - 1-year course
P.G. Diploma Courses
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADRs)
  • Corporate Laws & Management
  • Cyber Law
  • Drafting of Legislation, Treaties and Agreements (Not available)
  • Environmental Law & Management (Not available)
  • Human Rights Law (Not available)
  • Intellectual Property Rights Law
  • International Trade Law (Not available)
  • Labour Law (Not available)
  • Securities & Banking Laws (Not available)
  • Tax Law (Not available)
Online Certificate Courses
(3 months)
  • Cyber Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology in the Internet Age

Notable faculty


  1. ^ "Governance". The Indian Law Institute. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Indian Law Institute NIRF 2020 Data" (PDF). NIRF.
  3. ^ a b "Profile". Official website. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Indian Law Institute offers research-based courses". The Hindu. 18 May 2008. Archived from the original on 20 May 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  5. ^ Saluja, Pallavi. "NUJS Professor Manoj Kumar Sinha appointed ILI Director". Bar and Bench - Indian Legal news. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Indian Law Institute gets deemed university status". The Hindu. 5 June 2005. Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Law)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Journal of the Indian Law Institute". JSTOR. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  9. ^ "In Remembrance: Professor Lotika Sarkar (1923-2013)". Bar and Bench. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  2. › Schools › Asia › India

External links

  • Official website
  • Legal Express: An International Journal of Law

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