The National Law Institute University (NLIU) has been established by Act No. 41 of 1997 of the Madhya Pradesh Legislature to provide the most modern legal education through multi-disciplinary teaching and training of newer skills needed for the profession. The University launched its first academic programme in 1998. At present the University is situated in verdant eco-friendly surroundings on Bhadbhada Road at the outskirts of Bhopal near the Kerwa Dam. The campus is surrounded with hills and lush greenery and the city is easily accessible.
The NLIU has been in an iconoclastic mould to develop:
- Genuine independence and autonomy to encourage intellectual freedom and development of personality and outstanding qualities of leadership amongst its students;
- Innovative inter-disciplinary programmes with a clinical component;
- Imaginative and varied academic courses and extension programmes which include a Centre for Women and Law, Refresher Courses for Law Teachers, an Institute of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence, a Centre for Human Rights Education, and a Continuing and Distance Education Programme;
- A system of active learning through high level of teacher-student interaction and internal and continuous assessment of student's achievement;
- Coordination of Bench, Bar and academics in planning the socially and professionally relevant programmes;
- Co-ordination with leading national and foreign institutions for floating abreast in the field of law, legislation and judicial trends.
LL.B (H) offers five year integrated programme and no candidate shall be eligible for admission unless he/she has passed the class-12th examination in the 10+2 scheme or its equivalent in Science, Arts, Commerce or any other discipline and has secured in the aggregate not less than 50% of the total marks in the grand total of all papers except additional papers, in the said examination. The NLIU admits 82 students for its B.A. LL.B (Hons.) program through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).
The University offers LL.M. courses in the following streams: LL.M. in the area of Business Law, Environmental Law, Constitution and Administrative Law and Criminal Law. The courses in the above mentioned specializations will be offered according to the availability of the faculty and the number of seats in each of the above areas will be determined by the University at the time of admission.
The University offers separate residential facilities for men and women. All residents are provided with single rooms each having modular study and computer table, spacious steel almirah and cupboard. The Halls boast of manicured lawns, gymnasium, common room fitted with colour television and cable network, reading room and indoor sports facilities. A new Hall of Residence with more amenities for research scholars and senior students is in the midst of construction. The modest mess facilities at the Halls of Residence endeavour to provide for quality breakfast, lunch, evening tea with snacks and dinner. The Women's Hall boasts of a magnificent Japanese Rock Garden. The spirit of endurance and independence of women is celebrated in the Campus on the eve of Women's Day. The week long festival organised exclusively by the Women's Hall epitomises feminine grace and freedom of women.
Cyber Network Centre and Internet facility
The Centre houses over a hundred Pentium IV computers with a high-speed 2 MB leased circuit for Internet. It is equipped with projectors and other audio-visual devices. Round the clock Internet access is available. Apart from this, the University campus is Wi - Fi (Wireless - fidelity) enabled with 18 'hot spots' spread across the campus providing users with instant internet access on their personal computers and laptops. The Centre will soon have its video conferencing facility connecting other institutions in India and abroad and is to establish a Virtual Classroom, E-learning Centre and Online Examination Centre.
The Academic Block comprises of spacious classrooms, conference halls, moot court practice room and faculty lounges. The Academic Block has been the stage for some of the most profound lectures.
The University has a Guest House with spacious and furnished rooms to cater to the needs of regular visiting faculty, academics, judicial personnel and other visitors to the University. The lounges and the dinning hall have been done up warmly and aesthetically for the visitors. It offers a comfortable stay for parents who come to visit their wards subject to prior notice and reservation.
A tie-up is in place with three Hospitals for attending to medical problems of the students. The University has engaged a senior physician who visits the campus thrice a week for medical consultation. For emergencies, the University has a vehicle at its disposal to take the students to the hospital for immediate attention and care.
NLIU boasts of its own ultra modern sporting complex having two courts each of Lawn Tennis, Volleyball and Basketball besides a Football field and an indigenously improvised Cricket Maidan . A range of sporting activities can be managed inside the complex, which is set to have the indoor stadium for badminton, table tennis, billiards and scores of other games. The complex also includes an athletic track and a nature's trail that catches the eyes of the early morning bird watchers.
NLIU Library, the heart and soul of the University was inaugurated and dedicated to the Nation by the Hon'ble Minister of HRD, Shri Arjun Singh on September 19, 2005. It is a centrally air-conditioned, state-of-the-art building housing a library, a cyber network centre, faculty chambers and class rooms. The library is well equipped with over 30,000 volumes consisting of reference books, back volumes of journals and law reports, current legal periodicals and a wealth of statistical material and rare collections. The students maintain the computerized 'knowledge management system' that adds around 5000 student projects to the database annually and aids in disseminating information for research. Photocopying facility is available within the premises. A range of online access like Lexis-Nexis , Manupatra and other legal research based software such as SCC Online and Grand Jurix are available for research.
NLIU has clearly set the benchmark for mooting performance. The students represent the University in almost all prestigious National and International Competitions, including the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court organised at Vienna and Hong Kong, the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court and the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court held at Washington D.C. , Commonwealth International Law Moot Court at Australia . The teams have won over fifty awards till date.
The students of the University have taken law to the community and brought the community closer to law. This has been facilitated by various field studies, empirical and clinical studies and film making. The students have made documentary films on socially relevant issues highlighting socio-legal aspects of the problem.
National Law Institute University
Kerwa Dam Road
PBX Nos. 0755-2696705
Office: (0755) 2696965
Registrar Office: 2696717
Tele- fax 2696965