In the State of Bihar, where the seeds of the earliest republic were sown and the crop of democracy cultivated, a need was felt by the government for a university which would provide quality legal education and strive to raise national legal standards to competitive international level and promote legal awareness in the community, which will lead to the realization of goals embodied in the Constitution of India. Thus, on August 15th, 2006 came into being Chanakya National Law University at Patna under the able guidance of its Vice - Chancellor/Pro - Chancellor, Prof. Dr. A. Lakshminath, former Dean and Registrar, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. CNLU was established under the Chanakya National Law University Act, 2006 (Bihar Act No. 24 of 2006) and included in section 2(f) & 12(B) of the U.G.C. Act, 1956.The construction work of the university spread on 18 acres of land at Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur near Mithapur Bus stand, Jakkanpur Police Station, Patna will be fully completed by March, 2011, but it has got one academic block, administrative block, boys' hostel, girls' hostel, moot court hall and examination hall constructed by now. Classes shall commence here from this academic session(2010-11). A sprawling lawn with various types of palm trees has adds beauty to the landscape.
Chanakya National Law University, Patna, Bihar was founded on 15 August 2006. It offers two courses B.A LLB and BBA LLB at Bachelor’s level and Research programs. Registration for Application Forms starts in the month of January every year. The University follows the online mode of application only. Application Forms sent through any other medium are not accepted at any cost.
Students are admitted to the Under Graduate courses and research programs of the university on the basis of the ranks obtained in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). For doctoral courses, candidates have to appear for separate entrance exam. The merit list is prepared on basis of rank obtained by the candidate in the entrance exam. Selection to all courses is made strictly on basis of merit.
The contenders who are interested to have their higher studies of Law from Chanakya National Law University need to apply from the CLAT website i.e. clat.ac.in . Create a Login Account of yours to register online. No other way of application is offered. Enter the required details as it is prescribed online. Take print out of the form after submission of online application and keep it safe for further use. The candidates can anytime visit the website, login their account and see their status.
Candidate must produce the admit card while appearing for the exam.
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