National Law School of India University NLSIU

Bengaluru, Karnataka
ESTD 1986
23 acres.
NIRF Ranking 1

About College

NLSIU was the first National Law University established in India in 1986. The premier law school was set up with a mission to pioneer legal education reforms, and to anchor the transformation of the Indian legal system through research and policy interventions.

Consequently, the NLSIU was one of the first institutions in the country to introduce the five-year integrated law degree at the undergraduate level with the commencement of the first batch in 1988.

And for over 30 years now, the University has irrefutably remained a leader in the field of legal education in the country. This long-standing record has been possible due to the strong collaborations between legal academics, the Bar, the Bench and the State Government of Karnataka.


LLB ₹14.44 (Total Fees) 80 10+2 with 45% + CLAT
LLM ₹₹1.52 Lakhs (1st Year Fees) (Total Fees) 30 LLB with 50% + CLAT

Exam Accepted

CLAT 2023


NLSIU Bangalore Cut-Off trends (All India rank)

2019 58 Closing rank
2018 66 Closing rank




NLSIU is one of India's most prestigious law universities offering students undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses on legal education. Students can apply for UG & PG courses such as B.A., LL.B., LLM and MA. NLSIU also offers advance research-level courses like Ph.D., M.Phil. and LL.D.

    Admissions for UG and PG courses have been already announced by the university.
    Students have to give the CLAT exam (Common Law Admission Test) in order to apply for the desired course.
    Selection will be completely based on the marks obtained in the CLAT exam. CLAT is a law entrance test for students seeking admission to various National Law Universities in India.

Apart from CLAT, NLSIU also conducts a separate entrance test, namely, Policy Aptitude Test (PAT) for MA in Public Policy & Research Entrance Test for M.Phil & Ph.D program.


The highest CTC of INR 18 LPA was offered to the students during NLSIU Bangalore Placements 2020. Top recruiting companies like L&L Partners, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Trilegal, ICICI Bank, Societe Generale etc participated in the placement drive.
A total of 77 students from UG 5 year courses were eligible for placements. Out of 77 students, 56 got placed in various organisations and 6 students decided to pursue higher studies. At NLSIU Bangalore placements 2019-20, the median salary offered to UG 5 year programmes students was Rs. 15,00,000 per annum.