RMLNLU Lucknow: Important Dates, Admission 2025, Eligibility, Courses, Fees

RMLNLU Lucknow

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU Lucknow), was established by an Act of Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in 2005, and came into being on 4th of January 2006. CLAT 2025 is soon approaching an if you are planning to appear for it, you need to have clear understanding about all the NLUs. This will help you to keep your target clear and will guide you in your preparation journey

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU Lucknow) was originally incorporated as ‘ Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law Institute, Uttar Pradesh’ word ‘Institute’ was substituted by the ‘University’ later. This was done to give a comprehensive national character to the Institute on lines with the other premier National Law Universities of the Country.

RMLNLU Lucknow stood at 21st position under the law category in the NIRF 2023 ranking

Objectives of RMLNLU Lucknow

  • To advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development;
  • To develop in the student and research scholar a sense of responsibility to serve society in the field of law by developing skills in regard to advocacy, Judicial and other legal services, legislation, law reforms in the existing laws and the like;
  • To organize lectures, seminars, symposia and conferences, to promote legal knowledge and to make law and legal process efficient instrument of social development;

Courses Offered at RMLNLU Lucknow

The University currently offers

  • BA. LL.B. (Hons.) (Five years integrated programme),
  • LL.M. (One year programme),
  • Ph.D

Admission Test at RMLNLU Lucknow

Admission to the B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (five years integrated programme) first year and LL.M. first year shall be made on the basis of CLAT

Eligibility at RMLNLU Lucknow

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

The admission shall be based on the performance in the Common Law Admission Test. However, to qualify for admission, the candidate:

  • must have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) securing in aggregate not less than 45% (40% in case of SC/ST candidates of U.P.) of the total marks.
  • must not have completed 20 years(22 years in case of SC/ST candidates of U.P.) of age as on 1st July.
  • The Candidates, who have appeared in the qualifying examination and awaiting for their results, may also write the Admission Test
  • The intake capacity of B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme shall be 160 (one hundred sixty) + 16 NRI Seats per year

LLM Eligibility

  • No candidate shall be admitted to the LL.M. Degree Course, unless he:
  • has secured in the aggregate not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in all papers in the qualifying  LL.B. (Hons.) (five years integrated programme) or LL.B. (three years programme) of a recognized University.
  • has been selected on the basis of CLAT

Ph.D Eligibility

  • Admission to the Ph.D. courses is based on an entrance test conducted by the university itself and the basic eligibility is a master’s degree in the relevant field.

Fee Structure at RMLNLU Lucknow

The following shall be the fee structure for the courses specified below from the Academic Year 2024-25 onwards:-

(A) Fee Structure for B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)


Amount (Per Annum in INR)

Total (For Indian Students)

Rs. 2,05,000.00

Total (For Foreign Nationals/NRIs)

Rs. 1,00,000/- + $10,000

(B) Fee Structure for LL.M.


Amount (Per Annum)

Total (For Indian Students)

Rs. 1,25,000.00

Total (For Foreign Nationals/NRIs)

Rs. 50,000/- + $10,000

(C) Fee Structure for Ph.D. Scholars



Mode of Payment

Registration Fee

Rs. 10,000.00

One Time

Tuition Fee

Rs. 50,000.00

Per annum till the research work continues

Utility Charges (per annum)

Rs. 20,000.00

Per annum

Hostel Fee

Rs. 25,000.00

Per annum

University Caution money

Rs. 5,000.00

One time & refundable


Rs. 1,10,000.00


Important Dates of RMLNLU Lucknow





Payment of University Fee (after adjusting for Confirmation Fee and Counselling Registration Fee, for all the candidates who have chosen the Freeze Option in the counselling process)

1st May – 14th May 2024


Process of Admissions under Wards of Kashmiri Migrants/Kashmiri Pandits/ Kashmiri Hindu Families (Non-Migrants)

Start From 01st May 2024


Process of Admissions under Foreign Nationals/NRIs/NRI Sponsored Candidate

Start From 01st May 2024


Process of Admission against the vacant seats (if any seat remains vacant)

Start From 17th June 2024

How to Apply For RMLNLU Lucknow?

The application process for BA-LLB (Hons) & LLM:

Admissions to BA- LLB (Hons) and LLM are based on the candidate’s CLAT score. The application procedure for CLAT is as follows:

  1. You need to register on the official website of the CLAT and duly fill the application form present.
  2. Next step is to upload all the required documents
  3. Then pay the required application fee online through net banking debit or credit cards.

The application process for Ph.D.:

  1. In the case of Ph.D. admissions, candidates need to give an entrance exam conducted by the university itself.
  2. Candidates need to download the application form from the official university website. 
  3. A written exam will be conducted along with a personal interview
  4. The merit list shall be put up on the basis of the entrance test personal interview score
  5. Eligible candidates need to pay the fee admission fee to continue.

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