Madhya Pradesh gets another NLU with Balraj Chouhan as VC

Madhya Pradesh gets another NLU with Balraj Chouhan as VC
Apratim Chatterjee | Jul 3, 2018 - 1:08 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, JULY 2: The first of four new National Law Universities (NLUs) promised in different states, has been opened in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh. With the new NLU - Dharmashastra National Law University (MPDNLU), Jabalpur, the total number of functional NLUs goes up to 22.

Also, Madhya Pradesh is now the second state to have more than one NLU now. Till last year, Maharashtra was the only state to have multiple NLUs – a total of three.

Established under the MP State Act Ordinance 2018, the MPDNLU will commence its academic year from 2018.

Prof Balraj Chouhan has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the 22nd National Law University of India. Prof Chouhan had earlier served as Vice Chancellor of RMLNLU Lucknow and NLIU Bhopal prior to his erstwhile position as Director of School of Law in Amity University, Lucknow Campus.

The MPDNLU will be admitting students through a fresh application process which will also filter candidates basis their CLAT scores. According to the officials, the university will be announcing its application process soon for the admissions into its BA LLB programme which will have a total capacity of 120 students.

The newly established NLU, for now, will operate from the campus of Bharat Ratna Bhim Rao Ambedkar Institute of Telecom Training at Jabalpur.

The admission will be granted on the basis of CLAT 2018 scores, the officials added.

MPDNLU Admissions: Eligibility Criteria

  1. The candidates before applying for MPDNLU 2018 admissions are suggested to read the eligibility criteria. The MPDNLU eligibility conditions are laid down–
  2. The candidates need to have passed Senior Secondary School/Intermediate Examination of the 10+2 pattern.
  3. The minimum marks secured in the 10+2 board examination should not be less than 45 per cent in an aggregate of the subjects.
  4. The candidates should have a valid CLAT 2018 score.
  5. There is no age cap for BA LLB programme in the Madhya Pradesh Dharmashastra National Law University.

MPDNLU Admissions: Application Process and Fees

The BA LLB application process for the academic year 2018 will begin in the first or second week of July.

The candidates will need to pay a fee of Rs. 1000 (Rs. 500 for SC/ST category candidates) before submitting the application for BA LLB programme of Madhya Pradesh Dharmashastra National Law University.

MPDNLU Admission Process

After receiving the BA LLB application from various Common Law Admission Test takers, The MPDNLU will prepare a merit list on the basis of their CLAT 2018 scores.

The merit list will then be considered for admissions into the 120 BA LLB seats.

Reservation of Seats

The division of seats as per the reserved category scheme is as below:



All India General*


All India Scheduled Caste


All India Scheduled Tribes


Madhya Pradesh Other Backward Class


Madhya Pradesh Scheduled Caste


Madhya Pradesh Scheduled Tribe


*Out of the total 76 seats, 30 have been reserved for Madhya Pradesh domicile candidates


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