National Law University, Delhi


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National Law University, Delhi
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Other name
Mottoन्यायस्तत्र प्रमाणं स्यात् (IAST: nyāyastatra pramāṇaṃ syāt)
Motto in English
There shall justice prevail
TypeNational Law University
Established2008; 14 years ago (2008)
ChancellorChief Justice of Delhi High Court
Vice-ChancellorSrikrishna Deva Rao
VisitorChief Justice of India
Pocket 1, Sector 14, Dwarka
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AffiliationsBCI, UGC
National Law University, Delhi from front

National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) is a National Law University in India, offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Situated in Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi -110078, India, NLUD is one of the national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India. The National Law University Act, 2007 provides for the Chief Justice of India to be the university's visitor, whereas the Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi to function as the university's chancellor. whereas its vice-chancellor functions as the chief administrator.


National Law University, Delhi was established in 2008 by Act No. 1 of 2008 of NCT Delhi in the National Capital Territory of Delhi with the initiative of the High Court of Delhi under the leadership of Ranbir Singh, the founder-director and vice-chancellor of the Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad), who became the university's vice-chancellor. It was inaugurated by then President of India, Pratibha Patil. The college started functioning in 2008 from temporary buildings. By 2010, the college had completed its construction and was fully functional.


Academic programmes


NLUD offers a five-yearundergraduate, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) program. One hundred and ten seats are offered and ten additional seats are allocated to foreign nationals /OCI/ PIO. The undergraduate program is based on a credits system with additional seminar courses for further learning, pursuant according to the interests of the students. The program consists of approximately fifty subjects to be studied over the duration of ten semesters, with five subjects in each semester. Students are expected to submit fifty research projects before their graduation. The curriculum remains intensive and has led to concerns being brought about stress levels amongst the students.[1]


NLUD also offers a one-year LL.M. program. The admission is through a written test which is conducted by the University followed by an interview.[2] It additionally offers Postgraduate Diploma program in Urban Environmental Management, Judging and Court Management, and IPR and Patent Law along with[3] Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D).[4]


NLUD does not utilise the Common Law Admission Test like other National Law Universities do;[5] admissions to the undergraduate (UG) B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) program are done through the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET), a test conducted every year by the university.[6]


University rankings
Law – India
NIRF (2020)[7]2

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it second among law colleges in 2020.[7]

Justice T. P. S. Chawla Library

The library is named after T. P. S. Chawla, a former judge of the High Court of Delhi who contributed significantly to the development of the library by donating his personal collection of rare volumes to it. The library is fully automated, and book circulation is maintained through electronic Library-cum-Identity Cards with the help of a bar code system. The collection comprises over 41,000 documents, including monographs, commentaries, textbooks, reference books and loose leaf material on various subjects, such as Jurisprudence, Judicial Process, Constitutional law, Intellectual Property, Public International Law, Environmental Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Aviation Law, Human Rights, Criminal Law, Cyber Laws, International Business Transactions, and Maritime Law.[8]

The library consists of three storeys.


NLUD currently has thirteen research centres:[9]

  • Centre for Banking and Financial Laws
  • Centre for Communication Governance
  • Centre for Comparative Law
  • Centre for Corporate Law And Governance
  • Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance
  • Centre for Criminology and Victimology
  • Centre for Comparative Studies in Personal Laws
  • Project 39A
  • Centre for Environmental Law, Policy and Research (CELPR)
  • Centre for Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (CIIPC)
  • Centre for Social Inclusion And Minority Rights
  • Centre for Transparency and Accountability in Governance
  • Centre for Transnational Commercial Law

NLUD also possesses endowed chairs:

  • K.L. Arora Chair in Criminal Law
  • Justice B.R. Sawhny Chair in Professional Ethics

Student life


Kairos was the literary and cultural fest of the University. It included a variety of events, which are legal as well as cultural. Each night featured performances by popular stage artists and musicians, which have included The Raghu Dixit Project, Faridkot, Dualist Inquiry, Dhruv Visvanathan, The UrbanEarlymen, and the Family Cheese.

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ "Academic programmes". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Academic Programmes - LL.M". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Academic Programmes -P.G. Diploma". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Academic Programmes -Ph.D." Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  5. ^ "AILET (All India Law Entrance Test)". Careers360. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  6. ^ "B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Programme". National Law University, Delhi. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  7. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Law)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Library". Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  9. ^ "National Law University Delhi". Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Dushyant Chautala(Jannayak Janta Party):Constituency- HISAR(HARYANA) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".

External links

  • Official website Edit this at Wikidata

Coordinates: 28°35′59″N 77°01′24″E / 28.5998°N 77.0234°E / 28.5998; 77.0234