National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi


Founded in 2010, National University of Study and Research in Law is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large city of Ranchi (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Jharkhand. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, National University of Study and Research in Law is a coeducational higher education institution. National University of Study and Research in Law offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. National University of Study and Research in Law also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.


NUSRL has been established by an Act of the State Legislature prompted by the vision of the constitutional forefathers that the law, legal system and legal institutions have an overarching role for human, social, political and economic development of the nation. Law is one of the social processes having the maximum filtering capacity of societal processes is sinew for healthier growth of democracy and constitutional rule of law. India in the 21st century and beyond having a rich heritage of legal culture, thoughts and traditions needs to tread the path where the law has to act as catalyst in achieving the goals enshrined in the Constitution as well as see India amidst one in the galaxy of developed nation. For achieving these goals enshrined in the Constitution and law being an instrument in achieving these goals needs a new perspective for its understanding, dissemination and structural innovations. Therefore, for the last two decades a new awakening of the thrust has been given to the study of law and its constitution by establishing National Law Universities. NUSRL obviously has been crafted to develop new and progressive orientation towards the legal studies, its institutions and its relationship with other sciences.

Encapsulated in its objectives, the NUSRL is established to develop a holistic perspective of legal education in all its ramifications particularly advocacy, judicial and legal institutional services, legislation, law reforms and all the research in these areas .The social and political milieu at present requires an interdisciplinary approach for law and its knowledge and obviously in globalized world comparative analysis of the law and legal institutions cannot be avoided.

The present era and education system needed for it require a new set of responses, innovations and specializations, which are to be multidisciplinary in context, acquiring knowledge from across the spectrum of all other sciences, which to the great extent is bedrock of modern legal education. NUSRL shall aspire to groom its students, researchers and intellectuals as techno-legal craftsmen where the central focus of enquiry shall stand to be outbound. NUSRL in this pursuit therefore, to not only develop subjects which are mandatory in pursuance of the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) uniform standards but would also develop technological linkages with the technological institutions specially BIT, Mesra in whatever filed the law and technology intercept. The University would develop knowledge and learning currently in the fields of Law and Biotechnology, Law and IPR, Law and Genetic Engineering, Law and Genome, Law and Information technology, Law and Medicine, Law and Economics and all such other interrelationships, which may be figured out in future years to come. The University would like to develop research centers for various policy related research especially in the fields of science and technology, economic planning and development, industrial relations and human resource management, banking, finance, insurance, taxation, corporate finance, capital markets, human rights, mines and minerals, environment, criminal law studies, agriculture, media and law.

Keeping in view the available resources and prospect of getting more funds from the State or the Union government the University perceives to initiate the following steps:

  1. To develop undergraduate integrated five-year LLB (Hons.) Programs focusing on contemporary legal issues in fast evolving global environments. This program shall be distinctively a program of international standard to meet the new emerging domestic and global challenges.
  2. To develop postgraduate programs especially in the field of international trade, Law and Science Technology, Business Law, Corporate Law, Law and Mines & Minerals, Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence Law and Poverty, Law and Human Rights, Law and Economic Development.
  3. To develop Doctoral Programs in Law and other Interdisciplinary subjects such as science and technology, economics and policy sciences.
  4. To develop following Centers of Excellence:
    • Center for Study and Research in Law and Panchayat Raj System;
    • Center for Study and Research in Law and Natural Resources(Mines ,Minerals, Forests etc);
    • Center for Advocacy of Human Rights with special focus on Tribal Rights;
    • Center for Study and Research in Law, Science & technology with special emphasis on areas where law and technology intercept such as Bio-technology ,Informational Technology etc;
    • Center for Study and Research in International Trade ,International Economics Institutions(GATT,IMF,WTO,WB and other multilaterals economic organizations );
  5. To undertake Research Projects from State and Central Governments on issues of national and international importance.
  6. To conduct training program for young lawyers, legal officers, judicial officers, administrative officers.
  7. To extend legal skills and knowledge to professionals from industry such as insurance, banking capital market, Information Technology, Education, Teachers, and Telecommunication etc.
  8. To aid and advice the State and Central government on diverse legal issues connected with the law at drafting, interpretation, and application stages.
  9. To establish Legal Advocacy Clinic to provide legal aid and advice.
  10. To develop alliances with foreign University of repute for exchange of scholars and students towards dissemination knowledge and skills.

The University endeavors to develop strong inter-linkages with the industry, law firms, advocates, and regulatory bodies by organizing a six –week internship program for the students at the end of the semester. The internship Program shall be organized to acquaint students with the dynamics of the operation of law in these organizations. The Courses can be designed in accordance with the above –stated vision so that the legal scholars and legal engineer that are produced are of great relevance to the contemporary needs of the society. Accordingly, the evaluation system shall be evolved which shall consist of Moot Court Exercise (to hone their lawyer skills), continuous assessment, Research project (to provide a strong and enduring knowledge base).

Keeping in mind the growing importance of widening horizon of knowledge and to bridge the gap between theory and practice the following Distance Education Program may be offered.

  • LLM in Business Law, Criminal Law, International Trade Law and WTO, Corporate Law.
  • Masters in Intellectual Property Law, Cyber Law, Banking and Securities Law.
  • Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights and its Management.


The university has a very extensive schedule when it comes to its academics. The university has a semester system i.e. 2 semesters in an academic year. Each academic year a student has to undertake 5 CAT (Continuous Assessment Test) for each subject, out of which 3 are announced tests and 2 are unannounced ones. The students are also required to undertake compulsory CRE (Court Room Exercise). The number of CRE’s depends on the number of law subjects. The university also organises seminars and workshops so as to make the students aware of the diverse fields of law an…..d also its practicalities.



Admissions to NUSRL are done through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Student preference shows that the university is faring well in the league of national law universities and remains a priority amongst the newly open national law universities.


NUSRL offers undergraduates a five-year integrated B.A.(Hons,)LL.B(Hons). program which, upon completion, qualifies the student to sit for the bar to practice law in India. The program is a mix of relevant social science subjects and law subjects. The time span for the course is 5 years divided into 10 semesters. In the first two years, the law student attends courses on English, Political Science, Philosophy and Economics alongside standard legal subjects, such as Law of Torts, Law of Contracts and Constitutional law. In the latter three the curriculum consists majorly of legal subjects.



At the postgraduate level, the university offers four-year integrated LL.M-PhD, three-year Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D) and two-year PhD programs, for which the admission is through an entrance test, group discussion and oral test conducted by the university.

NUSRL Library

The university is equipped with an extensive library covering all subjects of law. Besides legal subjects, the library also has books on social sciences. The library also has acquired subscription to various online databases such as Manupatra, Heinonline, WestLaw, Jstor and Lexis Nexis. The university houses a wide range of law journals.

Student activities

Moot Court Committee

The Moot Court Committee (MCC) of National University Of Study And Research in Law, Ranchi (NUSRL) was established in the year 2011. The Moot Court Association has been constantly receiving overwhelming response for participation in various moot court competitions. The university is also excelling in various National Moot Court Competitions. The MCC, NUSRL is currently headed headed and chaired by ed by Mr. Kaushik Bagchi and Co-Chaired by Ms. Hiral Mehta, along with four other faculty members and with student members. The MCC organised the 1st NUSRL National Trial Advocacy Competition, 2015 which saw participation of 18 law universities from India.

After the successful completion of the first edition, National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi is organising the 2nd NUSRL National Trial Advocacy Competition, 2017 which is to be held on May 5th-7th, 2017 at the National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi. Registration closes on April 17, 2017.

Chairpersons of the MCC since its inception:

Dr. K. Shyamla (2011-2014)

Mr. Kaushik Bagchi (Chair-person) & Ms. Hiral Mehta (Co-Chairperson) (2014-)


Centre for Research in Intellectual Property Right (IPR)

The Centre was founded in response to an escalating need felt by scientists, lawyers, technologists and companies. The object is to gain a thoughtful knowledge in patent, trademarks, design and copyright law. More in meticulous the CSRIPR wishes to gain a better insight and glimpse into new and evolving areas of intellectual property law (such as the protection of software, semi-conductor products and biotechnological inventions, standardisation and technology transfers) and the general problems of patents, trademarks, designs and copyright. To achieve these objects the CSRIPR has organized a manifold of activities on an interdisciplinary level. The CSRIPR has organised various seminars and conference relating to the field of IPR. The Director of the centre is Dr. M.R.S Murthy.

Centre for Legal Aid Programme (CLAP)

Center for Legal Aid and Program, NUSRL (CLAP) is a student-cum-faculty-run society with an aim to spread legal awareness and give real-time effective legal aid to the marginalized section of our society. CLAP was established in the very first year of the inception of the university. CLAP seeks to improve the legal scenario in the state of Jharkhand. It has organised various field trips and conducted surveys and seminars all over the State of Jharkhand so as to spread legal awareness amongst the weaker section of the society. The committee is headed by Mr. Nimesh Das Guru.

Sports activities

The university is very active when it comes to extracurricular activities, especially in sports. The Sports Committee of NUSRL is headed and chaired by Mr. Arabinda Sahoo. The university organises an Intra Sports fest every year in which the students of the university actively participate. The university has organised NUSRL Cricket Premier League (Teams – Invaders, RDX, Sabers, and Pipers) and NUSRL Football premier league(Teams- Invaders, Tornadoes, Renegade, Encounters ). The students of the university has brought laurels to the college by participating and winning in various national sports fests organized by other universities all across the country. Recently, the students organised a gully cricket league, NUSRL Gully Cricket.

Fests & Cultural Events

The University recently organised the first edition of Annual fest which was named as Ulgulan. Ulgulan 2016witnessed a foot fall of around 5,000 visitors from PAN-India. The second edition of ulgulan will be held in the year 2017. The university organises a food fest every month. Every food fest has a different theme and sumptuous dishes. The fest also offers a DJ night.


The university has recently stated off with its maiden edition of NUSRL Journal on Law and Policy. Besides this the university has also published CSRIPR Diary Vol. I, 2013.

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The university currently accommodates its male and female students in on-campus four-storied hostels of around 300 rooms which are well equipped with amenities like wi-fi, hot running water and parking space for local students and faculty members,

UG Admission

Admission through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT – 2017

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

Admission Process of B.A. LL.B (Hons.) (UG 2016)

Ref: NUSRL/Adm/UG/2017/02 – July 01, 2017


  • The Candidates, have to deposit the fee of Rs.1,50,000/- (One Lakh Fifty Thousand) as their Fee for First Semester from July 04, 2016 – July 06, 2016 (Monday to Wednesday).
  • The Payment of Semester Fee to the University shall be treated as their confirmation regarding Admission.
  • The Semester Fee may be submitted in one of the following ways:
    1. By cash in University’s Account No 490710110003104 at the Bank Counter at the University Campus.
    2. By NEFT transfer to the University Account, the details of Bank Account are mentioned below, at the time of admission an acknowledgement of NEFT should be submitted in original
1 University’s Banker Bank of India, NUSRL Campus Branch, Ranchi
2 University’s Account Number 490710110003104
3 IFSC Code of the Bank BKID0005900
4 Name of Account Registrar, NUSRL, Ranchi
  • Bank Draft of any Bank—in favour of Registrar, NUSRL, Ranchi, Payable at Ranchi. [Cheque and Cash shall not be entertained]
  • Completion of admission formalities at University level by submitting required certificates/documents/receipt of CLAT and the balance amount of fees by the candidates.
  • In case a candidate wants to withdraw his/her Admission at a later date before the commencement of classes he/she shall forfeit his/her Admission Fee of Rs.10,000/-.


  • At the time of Admission the students are required to submit the Medical Certificate in the prescribed format, you may get the same from University (Office of Student Desk). For format of Medical Certificate
  • Incomplete Admission Form may lead to cancellation of the offer of Admission.
  • Students claiming Reservation in different categories must submit the required documents (both in Original and one Self Attested Photocopy) along with their duly Filled-in Admission Form.
  • Lack of any document related to Reservation in different categories (SC, ST, OBC, BC-I, BC-II) and Residential Certificate (for students claiming the Reserved Seats from Jharkhand) from an appropriate State Authority may also lead to cancellation of the offer of Admission.
  • The Documents referred above at no.3 must be submitted at the time of Admission otherwise the Admission shall stand cancelled.
  • All Admission related formalities must be completed by 10 am to 4 pm from July 04, 2016 – July 06, 2016 (Monday to Wednesday). The offer of admission shall stand cancelled for students who fail to comply with the given time and date.
  • All Admitted Candidates are required to report to the University on August 07, 2016(Sunday) between 10 am to 5 pm and collect information regarding allocation of their room in the Halls of Residence. They must check into their allotted Halls of Residence immediately after room allotment.
  • Classes of Semester- I will be commenced on August 08, 2016 (Monday) followed by orientation program.

Ph. D.

  • Ph.D Admission
  • PHD Course Description
  • Ph.D Fee Structure
  • Fees structure of Ph. D. Thesis submission



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