CNLU Patna

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) Patna

Courses, Admission 2024, Fee, Placement, Ranking, Contact

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) was established in 2006. It offers admission to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in several specializations of law like BBA LLB and BA LLB, LLB and LLM. The admission to various programs is based on the entrance exam scores. Candidates can apply online to registration themselves for the admission process. The application process at Chanakya National Law University is online. 

CNLU Patna Admission Highlights

Institute typeAutonomous University
Affiliated toBCI
Courses offeredUG, PG Diploma, and Doctorate
Total Courses5 Courses across 1 stream
UG Courses OfferedBBA LLB, BA LLB
PG Courses OfferedLLM
Basic Admission CriteriaCLAT examination
Application ModeOnline
Official Websitewww.cnlu.ac.in
CoursesTuition FeesEligibility
B.A. LL.B.(1 course)
5.7 L
10+2 : 45 %
Exams : CLATCBSE 12th+2 More
BBA LL.B.(1 course)
5.7 L
10+2 : 45 %
Exams : CLATCBSE 12th+2 More
LL.M.(1 course)
1.1 L
Graduation : 50 %
Exams : CLAT
LL.D.(1 course)
1.6 L
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*CNLU Law ranking by India Today is 12 out of 70 colleges in India in 2023 and it was 15 out of 61 colleges in India in 2022.

*CNLU Law ranking by IIRF is 36 out of 39 colleges in India in 2023 and it was 34 out of 36 colleges in India in 2022.

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Master of Laws [L.L.M.]

Total tuition Fees: ₹ 154,000 Total Fees

Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] + Bachelor of Laws [L.L.B.] {Hons.}

Total tuition Fees: ₹ 150,500 1st Yr Fees

Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws [BALLB] {Hons.}

Total tuition Fees: ₹ 150,500 1st Yr Fees

CNLU Admission Process

1. Apply online on CNLU’s website and pay the application fee

2. Appear for the Entrance Examination

3. Appear for the interview 

4. Admission is offered based on merit as determined by CLAT

5. Candidates for LL.M course is selected based on their performance in the admission entrance test and performance in interview

CNLU Admission Dates 2024

Events Dates
CLAT 2024 Application Start Date July 1, 2023
CLAT 2024 Application Form Last Date November 3, 2023
Issue of CLAT 2024 Admit Card November or December 2023 (Tentative)
CLAT 2024 Exam Date December 3, 2023
CLAT Answer Key Release Date December 2023 (Tentative)
CLAT 2024 Result Date January 2024 (Tentative)
CLAT 2024 Counselling Date January 2024 (Tentative)

Documents required for admission:

1. Class 10th and 12th Marksheets and Passing Certificate

2. Graduation degree and Degree Certificate

3. Scorecard of entrance exam taken by the candidate

4. Category Certificate (if applicable)

5. Govt. ID proof

6. Passport sized photographs

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Merit based Scholarships

The Chanakya National Law University joins with the Bihar government to provide scholarships to students to help improve in their teaching path with less economic limitations. The government of Bihar has scholarships for the Reservation category, Economically Weaker section, students. It also gives Merit cum Means scholarship where the students are provided aid for books and stationery along with tuition fee waivers, if they score good marks every year.

CNLU Placements 2024

CNLU Patna has concluded the 2022 placement drive. Among 184 total graduates, 117 students were placed. The placed students included 112 UG students and  5 PG students. The median salary stood at INR 10.10 LPA for UG and INR 9 LPA for PG. The below table represents the highlights of CNLU Patna Placements 2022:

ParticularsPlacements Statistics 2022
Total Students184
Students Placed117
Median Package (5-year UG)INR 10.10 LPA
Median Package (1-Year PG)INR 9 LPA
Popular recruitersHuron Consulting Group, S&R Law Firm, DH Law

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