The National Law Institute University (NLIU) was started in 1998 under NLIU Act No. 41 of 1997 of the Madhya Pradesh Legislature. The law university is a part of the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. It is one of the oldest and esteemed law schools in India. The University is counted amongst the top law schools in India.
National Law Institute University, Bhopal is located in Kerwa Dam Rd, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The nearest airport from the university is the Rajabhoj International Airport, located 21.1 km away and students can reach the campus in about 37 mins. The nearest railway station is the Bhopal Railway Station, located 14.7 km away and students can reach the campus in approximately 32 mins.
The campus is lush green and has wonderful weather throughout the year. The college is situated on the outskirts of Bhopal, therefore buses regularly ply to the city. There are two academic blocks, Academic Block-I and Academic Block-II. Every classroom is projector-enabled. A dedicated sports complex caters to fitness needs. The campus is huge with a beautiful library and a research center for cyber law, Rajiv Gandhi Cyber Law Centre.
All kinds of modern facilities are available here such as Wi-Fi on the campus, a beautiful library, computer labs, and modern classrooms with all kinds of modern facilities. There is a general store, for basic stuff such as stationary, etc.
The heart and soul of the University is its library “Gyan Mandir” which is housed in a centrally air-conditioned building. The library is well equipped with the latest technology and tools and has a very rich collection of books, national and international journals of law and social sciences. It also has a large collection of e-resources like Lexis Nexis, Hein Online, JSTOR, Manupatra, AIR, SCC, etc. Other services like printing, scanning, and binding are also available inside the library.
Additionally, the seating area for the library spans three floors and over 200 students can use the library at any time
The University has both Boys and Girls Hostel with single occupancy as well as shared rooms. There are 4 hostels, 2 hostels each for boys and girls. All the hostels provide 24 hours water supply and electricity, Common room, 24 hours security, Wi-Fi connectivity, water coolers, Indoor games, STD and PCO facility, Medical Facility. The hostels are clean, hygienic, and spacious. The food provided in mess is good and food is provided 4 times a day. A warden is appointed to manage the hostel and is available whenever needed.
ACADEMICS AND FACULTIES
The law school offers one integrated bachelor programs namely-
- Integrated (Bachelor of Arts) – (Bachelors of law): BALLB, Duration: 5 Years
Two master programs namely-
- Master of Science [MS] (Cyber Law and Information Security), Duration: 2 Years
- Masters of Laws [L.L.M], Duration: 1 Year
Under this program, the University offers specialization in four areas namely, Human Rights, Intellectual Property & Business Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Business Law, and Criminal Law.
One diploma course-
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law, Duration: 2 Years
One Ph.D. course-
- Ph.D. (Intellectual Property Rights Law), Duration: 2 Years
- Teachers here are highly qualified, extremely helpful, and knowledgeable.
The University has a modern, well-equipped canteen which serves nutritious food on the campus.
STUDENT CULTURE AND ACTIVITIES
The university has more than 10 cells dedicated to various activities. The Moot Court Association (MCA) and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell (ADRC) are the two biggest cells that organize National as well as international events. Two national-level moots, NLIU National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition, NLIU-Link Legal National Client Counselling Competition, and one international level moot, The NLIU Justice R.K. Tankha Memorial International Moot Court Competition is organized by NLIU. Several alternative dispute resolution tournaments and events are also organized, the biggest being NLIU INADR International Mediation Tournament.
Various playgrounds for playing cricket, volleyball, kho-kho, kabaddi, track and field events. Other indoor games facilities like carrom, chess, badminton, etc are also provided by the institute. “Virudhaka” is the annual sports fest conducted by the university and is one of the biggest fests.
National Law Institute University provides students with good placements. The placements are at par with the other top law schools. All the top-notch legal firms like Amarchand, Khetan, LKS, AZB &Partners, ICICI, CAM, SAM, Trilegal, etc. come for placements. The average placement is for around 10 LPA. A dedicated cell organizes placements and the same is given its due importance. Internships are also stimulated to suitable students, and they prove to be quite helpful in securing jobs. The strong alumni network adds to the advantage.
The best thing about NLIU is that it provides its student with every possible facility that they need to outshine. Wonderful infrastructure, experienced faculty, diverse and outstanding student crowd, various events, tournaments, and competitions help the student to rise high in their career. The University also provides scholarships and fee-waivers for students from economically weaker sections.
NLIU is full of the best opportunities for law students and there is nothing bad in this college.
NLIU is one of the best law schools with a wide range of facilities and opportunities available to the students.
Submitted By: Astha Jain
Categories:Law School Review