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HNLU Raipur: Admission 2024, Courses, Eligibility, Fees and Important Updates

HNLU Raipur

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU Raipur) was established in 2003. It is one of the most prestigious National law Universities of India. HNLU is the sixth in the series of National Law Schools across India.

HNLU Raipur is named after the great legal luminary Justice Mohammed Hidayatullah. Government of Chhattisgarh established the University under the Hidayatullah National University of Law, Chhattisgarh, Act (Act No.10 of 2003).

HNLU has been included in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to receive Central assistance in terms of the rules framed under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The university is recognized by the Bar Council of India under section 7 of the Advocates Act 1961.

CLAT Round 3 cutoff is out for HNLU Raipur admission 2024 to 5-year integrated LLB (UG) and one-year LLM (PG) courses. The last date for final Payment of the University Fee to the concerned NLU for candidates who have chosen the Freeze Option in the First, Second and Third Allotment Lists is May 14, 2024

HNLU Raipur Courses

HNLU Raipur offers various number of programs. Candidates should check before hand if they fit in the eligibility criteria listed by the university to get admission in their desired courses.

HNLU offers an integrated BA LLB (Hons) programme and a regular LLM programme. Apart from this, the university offers a PhD programme in Law. Details about the courses are given below

The key highlights of Hidayatullah National Law University are given in the table below:

Courses

Details

B. A. LL. B. (HONS.)

5 Year Integrated Undergraduate Program for Bachelors in Arts and Legum Baccalaureus.

LL.M. (One Year)

1 Year Masters in Law Post Graduate Program designed to inculcate research skills and analytical abilities in students.

Ph.D.

Research Program where the coursework shall include guidance of research supervisor for development of research methodology and study design.

HNLU B. A. LL. B. (HONS.) Program

HNLU offers 5 year B. A. LL. B. (HONS.) Program. Candidates aspiring to get admission into this program must appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities (CNLU) for undergraduate admission.

Candidates must have passed a recognised 10+2 exam with a minimum aggregate score of 45% (40% for SC/ST candidates).

Candidates need to register and apply for CLAT through the official CLAT website. They should select HNLU Raipur as their preferred choice during the application process.

Candidates who qualify for CLAT are eligible for participation in the centralised counselling conducted by CNLU. The counselling process includes multiple rounds, and candidates are allotted seats based on their merit rank and preferences. 

HNLU B. A. LL. B. (HONS.) Intake

Category

No. of Seats (All India)

No. of Seats (Domicile of Chhattisgarh)*

Schedule Caste

13

14

Schedule Tribe

06

17

OBC

11

12

Unreserved

55

42

Total

85

85

HNLU B. A. LL. B. (HONS.) Fee Structure

Particulars of Fees

Amount of Fees

Admission Fee (To be paid at the time admission)

INR 5,000
US $ 1,000 for NRI Candidates & Foreign Nationals

Tuition Fee

INR 1,15,000 Indian Nationals
US $ 5,000 + Rs. 10000 for NRI Candidates
US $ 6,750 + Rs. 10000 for Foreign Nationals

Library Fee

INR 10,000

Halls of Residence Charges

INR 15,000

IT Infrastructure

INR 7,500

Campus Devt. Charge

INR 7,500

Charges for Students’ Activities

INR 5,000

Student Welfare Fund

INR 2,000

Medical Infrastructure

INR 3,000

Electricity & Water Charges

INR 7,000

Examination Fee

INR 4,000

Transportation Charges

INR 4,000

Caution Money (Refundable)

INR 25,000/- (One-Time)

Total

INR 2,10,000/-*
US $ 6,000 + INR 1,00,000/-* NRI
US $ 7,750 + INR 1,00,000/-* Foreign Category

HNLU LL.M. Program

HNLU offers one-year LL. M. Program. In addition to classroom training imparted through innovative teaching methods, the LL. M. Program is focused on self-learning and research conducted by the students under the guidance of the faculty members. The admission to HNLU LL.M. program is through CLAT PG exam

HNLU LL.M. Program Eligibility

LL.B. or equivalent degree from a recognised university with a minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates).

Detailed eligibility criteria are metioned in CLAR exam notification

HNLU LL.M. Program Intake

Category

No. of Seats (All India)

Schedule Caste

14

Schedule Tribe

07

OBC

24

Unreserved

45

Total

90

HNLU LL.M. Program Application Process

  • Candidates need to register and apply for CLAT PG through the official CLAT website. They should choose HNLU Raipur as their preferred choice during the application process.
  • Candidates who qualify for CLAT PG are eligible for participation in the centralised counselling
  • The counselling process includes multiple rounds, and candidates are allotted seats based on their merit rank and preferences.

HNLU LL.M. Program Fee Structure

Particulars of Fees

Amount of Fees

Admission Fee (One Time)

INR 5,000

Tuition Fee

INR 65,000

Learning Resource Center

INR 10,000

Halls of Residence Charges

INR 15,000

IT Infrastructure

INR 10,000

Campus Development Charge

INR 10,000

Students Academic Activities

INR 6,000

Medical Infrastructure

INR 3,000

Electricity & Water Charges

INR 7,000

Examination Fee including thesis evaluation

INR 15,000

Transportation Charges

INR 4,000

Caution Money (Refundable)

INR 10,000/- (One-Time)

Total

INR 1,60,000/-* (Rs. One Lakh Sixty Thousand only)

HNLU Raipur Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Program was not always a part of HNLU Raipur. The program commenced at HNLU since 2014. As HNLU Raipur is a popular choice of a lot of candidates, admission of scholars is made strictly on the basis of admission test conducted by the University separately. 

HNLUinvites applications for Admissions into the Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme in Law and Inter-disciplinary studies. The doctoral program at HNLU seeks to provide a forum to the students from legal and inter- disciplinary fields to pursue their academic interests and contribute towards their chosen area of study. 

Ph.D. program shall be for a minimum duration of three years from the date of registration and a maximum of six years

HNLU Raipur Ph.D. Program Eligibility

  1. Candidates must have a Master’s degree in law or a relevant field from a recognised university with a minimum 55% aggregate score to take admission in HNLU Raipur.
  2. Candidates with LL.M or equivalent degrees are eligible to apply for PhD in Law or interdisciplinary Ph.D. However, candidates with other Masters degrees or professional degrees are eligible to apply only for interdisciplinary Ph.D.
  1. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, shall be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the University Grants Commission from time to time.

HNLU Raipur Ph.D. Program Admission Process

  • Candidates will have to appear for an entrance test. The entrance test will be of 100 Marks/
  • The All-India Ph.D. Entrance Test which shall be for a duration of 2.5 hours.
  • The entrance test shall comprise of 2 components:Research Aptitude Test and Legal Test
  • Candidates needs to score a minimum of 50% of marks in each component to qualify in the Ph.D. Entrance Test
  • Candidates, who have qualified for UGC NET (Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)/ lectureship) or SLET, shall be exempted from the Entrance Test. 
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation followed by an Interview before the Committee.

HNLU Raipur Ph.D. Program Fee Structure

S. No.

Particulars

Amount (in Rs.)

One Time Fee (Payable at Admission)

1

Admission fee

10,000

2

Coursework and Examination Fee

5,000

3

Caution Money

25,000

Recurring Fee

1

Semester Fee (Rs. 50,000 per semester) *

1,00,000 P.A.

2

Halls of Residence Charge (Payable per month) **

18,000 P.A.

3

Mess Charges actual***

 

4

Retention Fee (Rs. 1,000 per semester) ****

1,000

Total

1,59,000

HNLU Raipur Application Process

The university accepts applications in the online mode of UG and PG courses. To apply for PhD at HNLU, applications need to be submitted offline.

Candidates who wish to get admission in this University need to follow the below-given steps:

  • The application process for UG & PG programmes are followed by the online application form filled through the official website of CLAT.
  • The candidates must register their names online on the official website of CLAT by using mobile number along with email id.
  • Fill the form correctly like personal, educational details and other qualification areas required.
  • It’s important for the candidate to follow the instructions carefully before filling the application form.
  • Candidates must upload the required documents along with the form.
  • Pay the application fees 
  • The application fee is INR 4000/- for Gen/OBC category and INR 3500/- for SC/ST category

List of documents to be submitted during admission for B.A.LL.B. (Hons) Program –

  • Grade/Class 10 Statement of Marks*
  • CLAT 2024 Admit Card*
  • Grade/Class 12 Statement of Marks
  • Transfer Certificate from the Educational Institution last attended
  • Migration Certificate from the Educational Institution last attended
  • Conduct Certificate from the Educational Institution last attended (Not older than six months)
  • Caste Certificate (SC, ST, OBC) if applicable and allotted under the Reserved Category of seats*
  • PWD/SAP Certificate, if applicable and allotted under the PWD Category*
  • Domicile Certificate, if applicable and allotted under the Domicile Category seat*
  • Dependent of Freedom Fighter (DFF) Certificate, if applicable*
  • Certificates/Documents marked with * are mandatory.

List of documents to be submitted during admission for LL.M. Program –

  • Grade/Class 10 Statement of Marks*
  • CLAT 2024 Admit Card*
  • Grade/Class 12 Statement of Marks*
  • B./B.L./B.A.LL.B./Equivalent Degree Statement of Marks
  • Transfer Certificate from the Educational Institution last attended
  • Migration Certificate from the Educational Institution last attended
  • Conduct Certificate from the Educational Institution last attended (Not older than six months)
  • Caste Certificate (SC, ST, OBC, etc.) if applied and allotted under the Reserved category of seats*
  • PWD/SAP Certificate, if applied and allotted under the PWD category*
  • Certificates/Documents marked with * are mandatory.

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