Chanakya Law University

A career in the legal field is one of the most lucrative careers among the youth in Bihar. However, shortage of trained and qualified professionals have increased the demand for good quality colleges. The Government of Bihar therefore felt the need of having a University that will provide quality legal education and raise legal standards among the youth who wants to take it up as a career. This gave birth to Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) at Patna on August 5, 2006 with Prof. Dr. A. Lakshminath as its first Vice chancellor. Number of retired Judges of the Supreme Court, High Courts and lower Judiciary came forward to help the University with their expertise. It will aim to inculcate in the young minds of students analytical and pragmatic ideas.  Chanakya National Law University is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure for imparting legal education of the highest standards.The faculty at CNLU comprises highly experienced legal academicians who are proactively involved in grooming the younger generation to take CNLU to greater heights. It also conducts regular workshops and seminars for the benefit of the students. To learn more about seminars and workshops, click here 

Objectives of Chanakya Law University

  • To Build on the traditional cultural ethos
  • To create a 'temple of learning'
  • To provide quality law education
  • Active learning through teacher-student interaction and internal and continuous assessment of students
  • To evolve and impart comprehensive legal education at all levels to achieve excellence
  • To organise advanced studies and research in all branches of law
  • To promote legal awareness in the community that will lead to the realisation of constitutional goal

Programmes in Chanakya Law University

B.A., LL.B.(HONS.) 
The students are selected on the basis of merit as determined by the Common Law Admission Test or CLAT and candidates shall fulfil other requirements regarding age and qualifications as per CLAT.  Candidates appearing for CLAT should have 10 plus 2 from any recognised board in India. Those appearing for the board exam can also sit for the entrance exam provided they fulfil the requirements. 

Admission  to BBA LLB is also made on the basis the Common Law Admission Test or CLAT. Students also need to pass Class 12 from any ecognised board in India. 

This is a postgraduate one year, Full time, Semester system course. A candidate for admission to LL.M. course should have passed an Undergraduate Degree in Law (i.e. 3 Years LL.B./Five Years Integrated LL.B. (Hons.)/ any other equivalent degree. Candidates appearing for the final term examination can also apply for LLM course but will be selected only after they submit their final results. Click here for LLM admission details 

Ph. D. / D.Phil.
Candidates who passed (a) Master Degree from a recognised University in any discipline with a minimum of 55% marks or 50% marks in case of reserved candidates in the aggregate. They should also pass the PhD entrance test with a minimum of 50% marks. Candidates qualified in UGC NET and JRF also should appear for the entrance test. For more on Ph. D. / D.Phil. click here 

Chanakya National Law University, Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, 
Patna-800001, Bihar, INDIA
Registrar Office: 0612-2352300
Registrar Office E-mail:
University Office: 0612-2352302, 0612-2352309
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FAX: 0612-2352315

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