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National Law University Odisha

National Law University Odisha
NLUO logo
Motto सत्ये स्थितो धर्म:
Established 2009
Type Public
Chancellor Chief Justice of Orissa High Court
Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao
Students 635
Undergraduates 600
Location Cuttack, Odisha, India
Campus Cuttack

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (NLUO) is an autonomous law university in India. The institute is located at Cuttack, Odisha, India. The University offers integrated B.A. LL.B. and B.B.A. LL.B. courses. The Institute offers under-graduate and post-graduate courses in various streams of law. Its first session began in 2009; classes started from 20 July 2009. The first batch consists of 120 students, 60 each in B.B.A LL.B and B.A. LL.B. The University has, shifted to its new campus at Naraj Barage in June, 2012. The new campus has an area of 50 acres (200,000 m2)sanctioned by the Odisha government. Odisha government has sanctioned Rs. 160 crore for campus development. The formal inaugural function of the university was on 31 October 2009. The first Vice Chancellor of the NLUO was Faizan Mustafa. Recently Registrar of National Law University, Delhi Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao became the Vice-Chancellor of this University,[1]


  • University Structure 1
  • Intake and Reservation 2
  • Advantage 3
  • Eligibility for Under-Graduate Programmes 4
  • References 5

University Structure

The NLUO Act: The National Law University of Odisha NLUO is a prime Law University founded through the National Law University Odisha NLUO Act of 2008. University is still in construction phase, Hostels and Class rooms are constructed. As per the official website claim that classrooms are air-conditioned, factual situation is that the classrooms have provision of air-conditioning but the unit of of air-conditioning is not yet installed.

Intake and Reservation

The total number of seats for both courses is 120, divided into 60 seats each for B.A.LL.B and B.B.A LL.B. (Hons.) Study Programmes. Every applicant is individually considered by the Admissions Committee for acceptance into either programme on the basis of the choice he/she makes. The category wise division of total 120 seats for both the courses is given in table below: Category Seats General 78 Scheduled Tribes 14 Scheduled Castes 10 Persons with Disability 04 Foreign Nationals 04 NRI 10 Total 120


The advantage which makes this University ahead of other counterpart, that it does not provide state domicile reservation. Therefore all the student are of same caliber, which makes a good learning environment, this is depicted by recent moot wins by students.[2] Other National Law Universities those do not provide domicile reservation include NLSIU Bangalore, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata and National Law University, Jodhpur.

Eligibility for Under-Graduate Programmes

To be eligible to appear in CLAT, a candidate should have obtained a Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Board with not less than 50% marks in aggregate (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC and PWD).** Candidates who have appeared in the 10+2 examination and are awaiting results are also eligible to appear in the test. o Age of candidate should not be more than 20 years in case of General/OBC candidates (22 years in case of SC/ST and persons with Disability) .** as of 1 July 2012. .0 The candidate must have passed the qualifying examination at the time of his/her admission and be able to submit its proof.


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