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National Law Institute University, Bhopal

About National Law Institute University, Bhopal

Established in 1997, National Law Institute University, Bhopal is also called NLIU. Under the leadership of J.S. Verma, NLIU is the 3rd law university that was set up by the State Legislature of Madhya Pradesh by the passing of the National Law University Act, 1997.
It was established in Bhopal by Act No. 41 of 1997, the Rashtriya Vidhi Sansthan Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam or the NLIU Act, 1997 by the State of Madhya Pradesh under the National Law School system.

National Law Institute University, Bhopal is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI), New Delhi and the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under Act, 1956. For this law university, the government decides the fee structure and the facilities to be provided to the students. The institute was ranked third among all the law colleges in India.

Although Justice J.S. Verma was the first person to give a proposal for the first national law school to be established in Bhopal, his proposal did not turn out to be fruitful. The first programme took shape in 1998 and on 1st September 1998, the courses were started.

In 2007, the LL.M. programme (Masters in Law) was launched. In 2009, the first batch of this programme graduated. At present, the institute offers a one-year L.L.M. course and a five-year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) course.

These students can opt for non-credit courses in comparative jurisprudence, competition law, maritime law, cyberlaw, law and economics, global terrorism and international commercial arbitration. It also offers postgraduate diplomas and Ph.D. programmes.

National Law Institute University, Bhopal is a member of the Association of Indian Universities. The law institute works closely with the National Judicial Academy and the High Court of Madhya Pradesh. The Rajiv Gandhi National Cyber Law Center, which has been set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India is centred in this building since 2009.

It is difficult to get admission in NLIU. In the beginning, admissions were given based on the marks obtained in the admission test conducted by the institute itself. Now students have to qualify in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) based on which admission is granted. Students also have to take into account the marks specified by the Institute for admission and have to register with the college.


  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal has the vision to become one of the top places of legal education, research, and training worldwide


  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal is on a mission to nurture and develop the intellect of its students in order to improve the condition of humanity and the nation through law and justice


  • The goal of National Law Institute University, Bhopal is to instill a sense of responsibility in the students so that they can become instrumental in the development of the country, while at the same time develop imaginative power and clarity, the qualities of leadership and the spirit of intellectual freedom
  • The University has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The University has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The University has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The University has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The University has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, hostel, canteen, multipurpose halls, playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The University has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The University has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The University has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The University has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The University also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law (Honors) Full Time 5 Years 10+2
Master of Laws Full Time 1 Year LLB / As Per CLAT Rule
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy in Law Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Additional Courses
Professional Courses:
Master of Cyber Law and Information Security (MCLIS)
Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law (PGDCL)
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Moot Court
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Conference Hall
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • Soft Skills Training





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