The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences is a University exclusively for legal studies and research established under an Act of the West Bengal Legislature (Act IX of 1999) in Kolkata. NUJS started its journey in 1999 under Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon (former Director of NLSIU Bangalore).
The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in law and related subjects. Admission to the five-year undergraduate B.A./ B.Sc. LL.B. (Hon’s.) degree program is done on the basis of an all-India entrance test called CLAT – Common Law Admission Test.
Course and Eligibility
Program: B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
Eligibility: The admission shall be based exclusively on the performance in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). However, to qualify for admission, the candidate
(i) must have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10 2) or an examination equivalent thereof, securing in aggregate not less than 50% in all the core subjects and English put together.
(ii) must not have completed 20 years of age as on 1st July, the year of admission.
In the case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category, the age limit will be 22 years as on stipulated date.
Note: All those who have appeared in the qualifying examinations are entitled to write the Admission Test. But any candidate securing less than 50% in the qualifying examination will be denied admission notwithstanding his/her rank in the Admission Test
The admission shall be based exclusively on the performance in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). However, to qualify for admission, the candidate should have secured LL.B. degree or its equivalent from a recognized University, having obtained not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. Candidates in the final year of their LL.B. course can also apply but their admission will be confirmed only after they submit the LL.B. results with the required 50% marks in the aggregate.
Foreign students fulfilling the required eligibility conditions may apply directly in the CLAT application form with supporting documents to the Registrar, NUJS, Kolkata on or before the date as mentioned in the CLAT belletin.
The NUJS follows a semester system under which the academic year is divided into two parts and five subjects are taught in each semester. As a result, a student would have studied fifty subjects when he/she completes the five year course (B.A., LL.B.). The wide spread of subjects helps a student to acquire extensive and intensive knowledge of the legal system.
Also, the LL.M. program follows semester system where an academic year is divided into two parts. The first three semesters include the subjects as prescribed by the university and the fourth semester will be devoted for writing dissertation.
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
“NUJS Bhavan”, 12, LB-Block,
Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700098