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Gujarat National Law University

Gujarat National Law University
Motto Aa No Bhadraha, Kratavo Yantu Vishwatah
Let the noble thoughts come from all directions
Established 2004
Type National Law University
Chancellor Honorable Mr. Justice Anil R. Dave (Supreme Court of India)
Vice-Chancellor Prof.Dr.Bimal N. Patel
President and Chairman of General Council Chief Justice of India
Academic staff 62
Undergraduates 800
Postgraduates 80
Location Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Campus Urban, 50 acres (200,000 m2)
Acronym GNLU
Colors Blue and White
Affiliations University Grants Commission, Bar Council of India

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is a National Law University established under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003" in the state of Gujarat.[1] It is one of the most prestigious law schools in India. The university is located at Gandhinagar, which is the capital of Gujarat and is located 7 kilometers north of the city of Ahmedabad. The statute provides that the Chief Justice of India or a Senior Supreme Court Judge serve as the Visitor of the university. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Bimal N. Patel, an internationally acclaimed scholar and United Nations civil servant serves as the chief administrator. The university started in 2004 and has five batches of 160 students each under training. The batch strength has been increased to 180 from 160 from the academic year 2013-2014. It is ranked as the 5th Best Law school in the country as of 2013. The university is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC) (2f & 12b). The university is also member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the university is functioning as nodal agency to uplift the legal education in the State of Gujarat. It is ranked as the fastest growing law school in India. It is also listed in the prestigious List of Institutes of National Importance.[2][3][4]


  • History 1
  • Courses offered 2
  • University officials 3
  • Admissions 4
  • Schools of Excellence 5
  • Centers 6
  • Endowed research fellows 7
  • CLAT 2014 8
  • Publications 9
    • GNLU Law Review 9.1
    • Gujarat Law Journal 9.2
    • GNLU Journal of Law Development and Politics 9.3
    • Developing World Review on Trade and Competition 9.4
  • Academic setup 10
  • Legal Incubation Center 11
  • GNLU Public International Law Academy 12
  • Legal History Museum 13
  • Extracurricular activities 14
    • Moot Court 14.1
    • Student Activities Committee 14.2
    • Debating Society 14.3
    • Legal Aid Committee 14.4
    • Sports Committee 14.5
    • Student Research Development Committee 14.6
  • Infrastructure 15
    • Residence halls 15.1
    • Library 15.2
    • IT infrastructure 15.3
    • Sports facilities 15.4
  • Global seminars and conferences 16
    • Hague Academy of International Law program 16.1
    • Global Maritime Conference 16.2
  • Bauribandhu Mohapatra & Gujarat National Law University Award for Community Service 17
  • Student achievements 18
    • Alumni 18.1
  • See also 19
  • References 20
  • Sources 21
  • External links 22


The GNLU was the sixth National Law University to be set up in the country.

GNLU was formed in the year 2003 by the efforts of the then Solicitor General of India, Late Mr. Kirit Raval, the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and the Bar Council of India. The University is based on the structure that was established two decades ago by the NLSIU Bangalore. The GNLU Act 2003 proclaims, " shall be to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development: to develop in the students and the research scholars sense of responsibility to serve society in the field of law by developing skills in regard to advocacy, legal services, legislation, parliamentary practice, law reforms and such other matters; to make law and legal processes efficient instruments of social development; and to promote inter-disciplinary study of law in relation to management, technology, international cooperation and development." GNLU was the sixth National Law University to be set up in the country. It was established with the active support of the Government of India, the Government of Gujarat and the judicial fraternity. Eminent lawyers played a pivotal role in setting up the Institute. Prof. V.S. Mani, reputed Space Law expert was the first Vice Chancellor with Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao, Director of Indira Gandhi National Open University Law as the first Registrar.

Courses offered

The Academic Block of GNLU

GNLU is the sole National Law University (NLU) in India which offers integrated law degree courses in five distinct streams:

LLM courses are offered in:

  • International And Comparative Law
  • Corporate And Commercial Law
  • New Economic Laws
  • Constitutional And Administrative Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Air and Space Law
  • Private International Law/Conflict of Laws
  • International Humanitarian Law
Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister of India and Former Supreme Court Judge K.S. Panicker Radhakrishnan at the university to inaugurate a National Seminar at the Center For Banking Investment And Taxation.

The university also offers doctoral (Phd) programs in law and other interdisciplinary fields along with various diploma programs. The University actively promotes research in Maritime and Real Estate laws. Diploma and Special Certificate Programs are offered in

  • Environmental Law
  • Criminology and Forensic Management
  • Labour Law, Labour Welfare and Personnel Management
  • Internet Law and Policy
  • Real Estate Laws
  • Intellectual Property, Law, Management and Policy
  • Entrepreneurship Management and Corporate laws
  • Law and Economics

GNLU also has a summer school certificate program of Cyber Law & Cyber Security.

University officials


  • Official website

External links



  1. ^ "Gujarat National Law University Act". Government of Gujarat. 2003. Archived from the original on January 17, 2007. Retrieved April 7, 2007. 
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  6. ^ Legally, India (28 May 2012). "CLAT 2012 result: Top 200 ranks sit on 20 marks, highest 159/200". Legally India. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Archived 22 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine
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  9. ^ "Bauribandhu Mohapatra & Gujarat National Law University Award for Community Service". Retrieved 2014-04-13. The Bauribandhu Mohapatra & Gujarat National Law University Award for Community Service (BMGCS) is conferred for...involvement of students in social service independently or in collaboration with a government or non government organization. Students studying in Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses in India are eligible for this award. 


See also

Some of them do not enlist themselves for recruitment. Instead some of them have taken higher studies in universities like University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, University of Chicago Law School, New York University School of Law, Cornell Law School, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy among others or they opt to take up Judicial Clerkship with judges of the Supreme Court of India. Some of the students have also joined as Faculty and Research Associates at Universities as well as Global Research Centers. A very small percentage appears for the Civil Service Examination and the Judicial Examinations as well as the Armed Forces Examinations.

Many graduates of GNLU have been recruited by premier law firms of India and abroad. Students have been recruited to magic circle law firms like Linklaters and Herbert Smith, LLP and foreign IPR firms like Satyapon and Partners among others. The recruitment process starts from the end of the 3rd year. The domestic law firms which have recruited students from GNLU include Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Khaitan & Co, Amarchand Mangaldas, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan, Trilegal, and many others. Among companies, ICICI Bank, Union Bank, Reliance, Adani Group Tata Sons, Infosys and many more have recruited from campus. Regulators and Government Departments like the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Competition Commission of India, Forward Markets Commission, SEBI, Enforcement Directorate also recruit students from GNLU. Many public sector units of Gujarat as well as other states also regularly recruit a large number of graduates from GNLU. Some graduates, albeit a minuscule number, pursue careers in litigation by joining the chambers of Senior Advocates in the Supreme Court of India or High Courts and trial courts. Some graduates have also embarked on careers in law teaching. Many students have interned at the United Nations and also have been placed at various United Nations organisations.


Student achievements

The Bauribandhu Mohapatra & Gujarat National Law University Award for Community Service (BMGCS) is an annual award for community service given to undergraduate or graduate students in India.[9]

Bauribandhu Mohapatra & Gujarat National Law University Award for Community Service

The Prime Minister of India addressing the faculty and students. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India has been very supportive of the university in both its academic as well as non-academic activities.

To address policy formation, interlinked issues and concerns concerning maritime law, Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) organizes a two-day global event annually to conduct research and hold discussions with developed Maritime Nations of Europe, US, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and their R&D institutions with academicians and associated stakeholders of India and Asia. Ambassadors and diplomats of different nations took part in this conference along with senior officers of the Indian government. The United Nations has actively supported this conference and the keynote address was delivered by the Under Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Global Maritime Conference

GNLU in collaboration with the International Court of Justice and International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea were among the participants.

The Hague Academy of International Law.
The Hague Academy of International Law external Program at GNLU.

Hague Academy of International Law program

Every year, the university organizes international and national seminars and conferences in different areas of law. Noted dignitaries have delivered guest lectures at the university including four Chief Justice of India and 31 Judges of the Supreme Court of India. Eminent jurists and administrators of India and abroad, Judges and lawyers of the Supreme Court and High Court of Gujarat. It has a visiting Professor and Ambassador Lecture Series program in place to facilitate learning from international level professors. Each GNLU center conducts its own International and National conference and seminars annually.

Global seminars and conferences

A swimming pool and a billiards room are also planned.

  • Well-furnished basketball courts (02)
  • Tennis courts (clay and cemented)
  • Cricket ground
  • Independent football court
  • Badminton court
  • Cemented cricket pitch for practice
  • Volleyball and throw ball court
  • Gymnasium

GNLU has an oval-shaped grass ground to play football and rugby. In addition to that, GNLU has provided

Basketball court
The multipurpose oval ground

Sports facilities

Gujarat National Law University provides continuous Internet access to its students in the hostel with a Wi-Fi connection. The academic block is also equipped with a Wi-Fi connection. There are subscriptions to web-based databases like JSTOR, Manupatra and Westlaw International, SCC Online, and Economic and Political Weekly.

The university has a computer laboratory with Internet connection for more than 40 computers. The laboratory is on the university campus. The university has 200 computer systems and ten servers in the campus. Computer systems are installed at the university library, classrooms, ICT Division, GNLU Centers, Committees Offices and Administrative Offices. Complete sets of AIR (SC/HC/Crilj), GLH-SC/HC, GLR are available in the computer systems of the library. Online law resources Westlaw, Jstor, Manupatra, Heinonline, Taxmann, CLA are also available to the users through Internet in the campus. The university has Internet bandwidth connectivity of National Knowledge Network (NKN)-BSNL. WiFi network connectivity is available at hostel, Admin/Library block and faculty cabin for Internet and intranet access. The university has high-quality video conferencing equipment for the video conferencing facility. A scanning and printing facility is available on the campus.

IT infrastructure

The library remains open from 8:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. on all working days and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

It has a collection of more than 35,000 volumes of books, law reports and has a subscription of more than 150 journals, newspapers, reference books, and e-books. It contains books relating to subjects in law as well as non-law subjects like Management, Sociology, Science and Technology, History, Economics, Political Science, International Relations and English Literature. The entire library building is covered by multiple wireless networks. Library functions and services are fully automated with state-of-the-art LMS software and latest RFID/EM technology. Library catalogue is a gateway to the holdings of library, which is accessible to the students via the intranet and Internet. The library provides current awareness (CAS), Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI), literature search and bibliography compilation services to the users. The GNLU Library is one of the only law universities that provides access to digital library of the Peace Palace Library (the Hague, the Netherlands), having the largest collection of legal literature in the world.

It occupies the largest wing in administrative building and is spread in four floors with seating arrangement for 400 readers at once. It is fully air conditioned to create the ambiance conducive to productive reading and research.

The GNLU library supports the teaching, learning and research needs of scholars, students and faculty of the university by providing a rich collection of the world's legal literature.

The Administrative Block of GNLU houses the Law Library.


GNLU, as a fully residential university, provides separate hostels for girls and boys. Students are allotted double-sharing rooms. The hostels have a common room for TV and other creative activities. It has a night mess, an indoor badminton court and TT tables inside the hostel premises. There is also a provision store to meet the daily requirements of the students. A beauty parlor for women and a hair salon are also established in the hostel premises. Guest houses are provided for visiting faculty and students.

Boys' Hall of Residence

Residence halls


With an aim to create and promote research culture and explore research potential and bring innovation into the overall academic, research and training environment of GNLU has established the Student Research Development Council. This council is run by students. The Council can initiate, design, develop, plan, execute and monitor all research activities. The research shall aim to contribute to the GNLU's contribution to the civil society and nation building. The Council can draw members from all batches, LLB and LLM alike. The research activities may be undertaken by students in collaboration with counterparts from other Indian and foreign universities and institutions.

Student Research Development Committee

GNLU has a sports committee in place to conduct sports like cricket, table tennis, football, basketball, lawn tennis, badminton and volleyball and an additional task to manage the gym of GNLU. Justice League, the annual inter collegiate sports fest of GNLU is looked forward by the students much greatly. The events forming part of the meet are football, swimming, cricket, lawn tennis, athletics, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, chess, carrom, and throwball.

The GNLU girls' basketball team

Sports Committee

The Legal Aid Committee organises legal knowledge camps and has conducted programmes to increase legal awareness. It has set up a Free Legal Aid Clinic which is run by student members. The GNLU Legal Services Committee has been set up by way of Section 4(k)of the Legal Service Authorities Act, 1987, which reads as Develop, in consultation with the Bar Council of India, programmes for clinical legal education and promote guidance and supervise the establishment and working of legal services clinics in universities, law colleges and other institutions. The motto of the LSC stands as Assertion Awareness Action. LSCs endeavors and objectives are in consonance with its motto. The objectives of LSC are attained by making use of different platforms and utilising various approaches and methods legal aid cells, skits, plays, workshops, surveys, research on contemporary issues and policy making. The Legal Aid Cell, established under statutory law provides assistance through a variety of methods, including traditional casework, summary advice, self-help, community legal education, community development and policy reform initiatives. The LSC has adopted four villages of Gandhinagar District, viz. Raysan, Kudasan, Koba and Shahpur. Free Legal Aid Clinics run by four teams on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Apart from these, Legal Literacy, Educational Activities and Awareness Programmes are undertaken in Villages.

"Justice League" the annual sports fest of GNLU.
The GNLU LSC is one of the most active and dynamic LSC's in the state of Gujarat and has successfully adopted four villages, providing free legal aid there

Legal Aid Committee

GNLU has an active debating society in place. It is the most active in the Gujarat debate circuit and the law school regularly participates in most of the domestic debating tournaments. GNLU also hosted the inaugural edition of The GNLU Debate. The inaugural edition of the GNLU Debate drew large participation from almost all national law universities and other universities active in the debating circuit. The idea for the Debate was to bring the British Parliamentary debate format to the national debating circuit and provide a preparatory ground for the WUDC (World Universities Debating Championship), the most prestigious debating championship in the world. The GNLU Debate in its inaugural edition itself has now earned the name to be one of the most prestigious debating championships in India. GNLU students have won the Nirma University, Chanakya National Law University Debate, Best Adjudicator position in the Stella Maris British Parliamentary Tournament, The Senate Debate and Christ University Parliamentary Debate, Broke into the Semi Finals of the RV Debate, NLS Debate and also reached the novice finals of the NALSAR Debate 2013. Many students have also participated in Model United Nations, Mock Parliaments and other allied competitions.

Debating Society

The Student Activities Committee, popularly known as SAC is an organization of students who work to promote extra-curricular activities in the University. The various student activities organized by the SAC offer students, the much needed ‘break’ from the busy, officious and monotonous schedule of Law School. The SAC caters to diverse student interests varying from cultural pursuits like Music and Dance to literary activities like Quizzing and Music. Specific student involvements in Films, Books, etc. are also nurtured by the SAC. SAC organises Acoustic Night and Movie Night every month. The SAC consists of nine clubs which address the varied student interests. The SAC also organises the annual five-day inter-university literary and cultural fest called Pentagram. The event is scheduled during March and is marked by different themes on the five days. Students challenge each other in a motley range of activities. The event is usually concluded by some merriment and fun during the cultural display named Pro Nite.

Bollywood Singer KK at the 2014 version of the Annual Fest of GNLU 'PENTAGRAM'

Student Activities Committee

An organizing committee was constituted by the Moot Court Committee for organizing an international moot court competition covering the subject of public international law with aspects of international trade law, called GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC), a first in GNLU's history. GIMC has been organised in February each year since 2009. Teams from all over the world have participated in the competition.

GNLU International Moot Court Competition (GIMC) is the Annual International Law Moot Court Competition held by the University.

Moot courts and other legal events are held in the university, as a part of the curriculum as well as an extracurricular activity. The university has a Moot Court Committee for conducting moot court activities. Students participate in national and international moot court activities have won laurels to the university.

GNLU students receiving prizes at a Herbert Smith Freehills Moot Court Competition

Moot Court

Extracurricular activities

The Indian Legal History Museum houses legal related artifacts and documents showcasing India's rich legal heritage. It is the first legal history museum in India. The museum is divided in three floors basically. Each floor is designed in chronological sequence to trace and learn the legal heritage of India. The museum has a reception area with cloakroom and Museo-shop. It will also have its publications i.e. brochures, newsletter, Guidebook to the Museum etc. It will also have its conservation facility to conserve cultural heritage. The museum has the original certificate of Sardar Patel's admission to the bar at Lincon's Inn.

Legal History Museum

GNLU organizes a Public International Law Academy for diplomats, scholars and teachers of international law in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. In the 2014 edition, a total 18 Participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Lesotho, Pakistan, Trinidad & Tobago and India participated in the Academy. Dr. Radha Ivory, Lecturer, Brisbane, Australia; Professor Cheng Chia-Jui, Secretary-General of the Curatorium, Xiamen Academy of International Law, Xiamen, China; Professor Chris Maina Peter, Member, International Law Commission; Dr. K Parameswaran, Associate Professor of Law, GNLU; Lt Gen (Retd.) Dr. D B Shekatkar, PVSM, AVSM, VSM; Dr. Narinder Singh, Member, International Law Commission; MMag. Markus P. Beham, Department of European, International and Comparative Law ,Vienna; Professor Bimal N. Patel, Professor of International Law and Director, Gujarat National Law University; Professor James Kraska, Professor of Oceans Law and Policy, Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, U.S. Naval War College, RI, USA. took lectures during the 2014 edition of the Academy.

GNLU Public International Law Academy

The law school has a specialized incubation center to mentor law graduates aiming to be legal entrepreneurs. In a bid to instill business skills to start a legal venture, the law school has set center on the lines on top B-schools. It is the first legal incubation center of its kind in India. It will give an opportunity to two GNLU graduates at at a time to become initial incubates as it aims to create jobs, train entrepreneurs, have innovative start-ups, legal firms and companies. The incubation centre will be started with Rs 10 lakh to create physical infrastructure such as office space, provide seed funds apart from others to promote entrepreneurship in the knowledge-driven profession.

Legal Incubation Center

The curriculum of the law school is based on the Research Based Teaching University (RbTU) a unique teaching curriculum followed only by GNLU and follows a two-semester per year pattern. The curriculum is decided by the professor concerned itself and not by the board of studies, which gives the professor a lot of flexibility. The curriculum is set by international standards. The courses include project work, report writing, research and analysis. Under the RbTU, each faculty of GNLU prepared the course outline, devised syllabus based on their first in-house research and consultation with subject experts across the country and the world. Teaching of each subject now includes leading judgments, legislations, and pending bills at national and state level in their syllabus for reference purposes The university gives a lot of importance to research based projects. Mooting is compulsory in the First Semester. All students taking admission in undergraduate course will have to learn and clear first three levels of any one language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Swahili and Sanskrit other than English) during the first three years.

Administrative Block at the University. It is one of a kind structure and is called "Attalika Avenue".

Academic setup

DWRTC is a biannual journal published by the GNLU in collaboration with the World Trade Organisation from 2011. Within a short time it has got immense recognition from the legal academia all over the world. The journal deals with the burning issues regarding the legal implications on the trade and commercial conflicts in the international scenario.

Participants for a moot court competition at GNLU

Developing World Review on Trade and Competition

The GNLU Journal of Law Development and Politics (GJLDP) is a biannual, interdisciplinary journal which focuses on law, development and politics; it is published by the Editorial Board of Gujarat National Law University and is administered by faculty and students of the university. It provides readers with information on developments affecting law, development and political issues. The Advisory Board is composed of Justice (Dr.) B.S. Chauhan, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Justice Dilip Gupta, Judge, Allahabad High Court and Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, senior advocate, Supreme Court of India, to name a few. GJLDP receives substantial support and assistance from its Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors is composed of Judges of various Courts, Senior Advocates, Legal Practitioners and academicians around the country. The Board of Advisors advises the Board of Editors on issues relating to practice in the law field, the organization and dissemination of an academic legal publication, and the maintenance and development of relations in various areas of law.

GNLU Journal of Law Development and Politics

This is a journal in English in the rapidly developing field of Law. It is published half-yearly with an aim to spread and popularize law education across the state.

Gujarat Law Journal

The GNLU Law Review is one of the few in India which accepts submissions of articles from ExpressO, an online Journal submission system. It is published bi-annually and is entirely managed by the editorial board under the guidance of its advisory panel comprising jurists, practitioners and legal experts from academia and practice. Circulation includes the Supreme Court Judges’ libraries, the High Courts’ Judges' libraries, law universities in India and abroad, law firms, senior advocates and law students. The Law Review is published biannually under the supervision and guidance of its Advisory Panel headed by Mr. Justice P.N. Bhagwati, Former Chief Justice of India.

The GNLU Law Review was started in 2008 with the objective of knowledge sharing and dissemination among the legal fraternity. It is the university's flagship review.[8]

GNLU Law Review

Retd. General V.K Singh from the Union Ministry of External Affairs with the Vice Chancellor of the university.


Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) has assumed the convener-ship of CLAT 2014 and held the first Core Committee Meeting of CLAT-2014 involving Vice Chancellors/Directors of 14 National Law Universities across India on 22 October 2013. GNLU has introduced centralised online counselling to help thousands of parents and students in securing admission to the premier law schools of India.

A larger than life size image of The Preamble of the Constitution of India at GNLU.

CLAT 2014

Endowed research fellows undertake projects and high-level research on specialized topics on Legal Research. GNLU is consolidating its research eminence gradually with the assistance of national and international corporate houses, law firms, public sector undertakings, government departments. The fellowships create a unique Students Research Action Group in the different fields of law to provide top-notch quality research inputs in those fields. The Research Fellows who are academically well qualified guide the student community to gain insights into these upcoming field and for shaping a better understanding in these fields. The research activities are complemented by periodical reports, pre-legislative research, commentaries, an annual bulletin on the issues of the specified field and extension activities such as conferences, seminars and round-table discussions. This latest availability of funding and phenomenon of increasing academic partnership with the institutions of governance, judiciary, executive, economy and civil society enable GNLU to carry out quality applied legal and interdisciplinary research in various areas.

National Conference on Participatory Democracy, a Pre-Summit Event to the National Education Summit was hosted by the GNLU Center for Constitutional and Administrative Law during January 2014. Senior Supreme Court Judges, bureaucrats and Academicians attended and endorsed the event.

Endowed research fellows

The research centers undertake projects which are funded by the Government of India, Government of Gujarat the United Nations Development Program among others. The University also conducts several short and medium term orientation, training and refresher courses for NGOs, Government officials and public administrators, United Nations officials, armed forces, police, legal professionals including members of the bar and the bench, other administrative authorities and corporate officials. Faculty members at the Center along with Student and Teaching Research Associates aid the State and Union Government in drafting legislation in various commercial and corporate matters. GNLU is also an academic partner to the institutions of governance, judiciary and the executive in providing training by experts from both India as well as abroad. In 2013, Training Programs were held for the Indian Navy, Coast Guard, Reserve Bank of India, IPS/IRS/IAS Officers, Judges and Advocates, Diplomats and Legal Advisers of different South East Asian countries on topics like Money Laundering, White Collar Crime, Economic Offenses, Diplomacy, Maritime Security, Cyber and Internet Laws and creating interface between law and management.

  • Center For Distance Education
  • Center For Food Security And Agro Economy
  • Center For Foreign Policy And Security Studies
  • Center For Sports Law
  • Center For Private International Law
  • Center For Environmental Law
  • Center For Banking Investment And Taxation
  • Center For Public International Law
  • Center For Corporate And Competition Law
  • Center For Constitutional And Administrative Law
  • Center For Business and Public Policy
  • Center For Law and Economics (GNLU Law and Economics Committee (GLEC))
Ambassador of Israel to India with the Vice Chancellor. He was at GNLU to deliver a lecture at the Center For Foreign Policy And Security Studies.

Centers of Excellence, present at GNLU, function in niche areas of the economy for dissemination of specialized knowledge and professional excellence. MoUs and active academic/research partnership and collaboration at the international, national and state levels with the University of Mauritius, University of Malaya, CUTS Institute of Regulation and Competition, New Delhi (National), Haifa University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, University of Barcelona, IDSE, Institute Barcelona, Spain, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva, Switzerland, World Trade Institute (WTI), Bern, Switzerland, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen, Denmark, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, the Netherlands. Gujarat Forensic Science University, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Raksha Shakti University, Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management, Nirma University are some of the local collaborations. Optional Papers on Foreign Legal and Judicial Systems are taught by visiting foreign professors.



  • School of Law, Science and Technology
  • School of Public Law and Policy Sciences
  • School of Criminal Law and Criminology
  • School of Law and Economics
  • School of Personal Laws
  • School of Social studies
  • School of Physical and Life Sciences
  • School of Studies in ADR Mechanism
  • School of Disaster Management

Gujarat National Law University has these schools of Excellence in particular fields of law. These schools are as follows:

A High Level training program for Naval Officers. GNLU has established itself as the leading university for Maritime Laws in South Asia.

Schools of Excellence

Admissions to GNLU were originally done on the basis of a separate entrance exam conducted by the university itself. After a Supreme Court ruling directing that all law entrance examinations must be clubbed together, the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) was introduced in 2008. The first CLAT was conducted by NLSIU. As of 2014, all admissions in GNLU, for both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, are made on the basis of performance in the CLAT. In 2013, for the Undergraduate CLAT, a total of 30000 students contested for 180 seats, making the examination one of the most competitive in India. GNLU has an acceptance rate of a mere 0.012%.[6]

The Foundation Stone


  • Registrar (Acting) – Prof.(Dr). Dolly Jabbal
  • Dean Academic Affairs - Prof.(Dr). Parameswaran K.
  • Deputy Dean Academic Affairs - Dr. Pratima Dube
  • Dean of Social Sciences and Law - Prof. (Dr). Ranita Nagar
  • Dean of Commerce & Management and Law - Prof. (Dr). Viral Pandya
  • Dean of Science and Technology and Law -Prof. (Dr). Bindu Vijay
  • Dean of the Directorate of Training - Prof. (Dr). Thomas Mathew
  • Dean of Research - Prof. (Dr). Mamta Biswal
  • Dean of Student Welfare - Prof. (Dr). Richa Sharma
  • Dean and Controller of Examinations - Dr. Nazia Khan


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