National Law School of India University Bangalore

Tooltip Text(Deemed University)


The NLSIU started its journey in 1987 under the stewardship of its Founder Director, Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon. The first batch of students joined on July 1, 1988 in the integrated five year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Course. The NLSIU started its courses in the premises of the Central College , Bangalore University . The NLSIU moved to its own premises at the present address in 1992.

Courses Offered 

Undergraduate Programmes
 B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)

Post-graduate programmes  
LLM – Master of Laws

Research Degrees  
1. M.Phil (Master of Philosophy)
2. Ph.D. – Doctor of Philosophy
3. LL.D. – Doctor of Laws

Distance Courses Offered
1. Master Of Business Laws (M.B.L.) 
2. Post-Graduate Diploma In Human Rights Law (Pgdhrl)
3. Post-Graduate Diploma In Medical Law And Ethics (Pgdmle)
4. Post Graduate Diploma In Environmental Law (Pgdel)
5. Post-Graduate Diploma In Intellectual Property Rights Law (Pgdiprl)

Admission Process

Under-graduate programmes  

Post-graduate programmes  
Eligible candidates should apply in the prescribed form before the last date prescribed for the submission of the application forms. Application forms can be obtained from the Registrar by sending a demand draft for

Rs. 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only) drawn in favour of the Registrar, National Law School of India University, Bangalore . Candidates for LL.M. course shall be selected by the Admission Committee consisting of the Director as Chairman, the Chairman of the Post-Graduate Council and three other members of the Faculty nominated by the Director as members, based on a combined assessment of :

a) the performance at the admission test conducted by the NLSIU ; and

b) performance at the interview to determine the aptitude for higher studies and research 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates and 7.5% for ST candidates. The Law School may adopt a separate selection procedure for admitting the candidates for LL.M. from among those sponsored by Governments, Universities and other bodies without diluting the minimum standards required for LL.M. admission. The entrance test for LL.M. is held along with the entrance test for the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) of the NLSIU on the first Sunday of May every year. Generally, the foreign candidates are also expected to take the entrance test although flexibility is extended only to sponsored candidates as indicated earlier.

Research Degrees
Eligible candidates, may apply to the Registrar in the prescribed form, which can be obtained after paying an application fee of Rs. 1000/- by Demand draft drawn on the State Bank of India or any other nationalised bank, payable to NLSIU at Bangalore and submit the same duly filled in within the stipulated time. Selection for M.Phil. course, both for the seats in the open quota and those reserved in favour of the sponsored candidates, shall be based on merit basis of the determined on the performance of the candidates, at the interview and presentation of research proposal, by the Admission Committee constituted by the Director for this purpose.


National Law School of India University
(Deemed University)

Nagarbhavi, PB No.7201,
Bangalore 560 072 ,

Tel : 080 – 23160520, 26721018, 23160537
Fax : 080-23160534
Email : [email protected], [email protected]
Website :

VC: Prof A Jayagovind
Reg: Dr V Vijayakumar