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About Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation

(Deemed to be University)

Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (VMRF-DU) is a pioneering university established in 1981 as the Thirumuruga Kirupananda Variyar Thavathiru Sundara Swamigal Medical Educational and Charitable Trust. Recognized as the 48th university in India in 2001, VMRF-DU is committed to providing high-quality education across various disciplines.

With campuses in Chennai, Salem, and Pondicherry, VMRF-DU is one of India's largest universities, offering a diverse array of academic disciplines, including medicine, paramedicine, engineering, technology, management, arts, sciences, and law. 

The university's multi-disciplinary approach enables students to explore different fields, acquire varied skills, and achieve academic excellence.

VMRF-DU emphasizes research, community service, and internships to enhance the learning experience. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, advanced laboratories, libraries, and sports complexes, VMRF-DU's scenic campuses cater to nearly 15,000 students across various colleges, graduating over 2,000 professionals annually. The university, with over 5,000 staff members, is renowned for its highly qualified faculty and the establishment of multiple medical, dental, engineering, paramedical, and homeopathy colleges.

Committed to academic excellence, professional development, and research, VMRF-DU has produced successful graduates who excel in their respective fields. As a leading institution in India, it remains a preferred choice for students seeking a well-rounded education.

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About VMLS, Chennai
“Law School of the Future”

Vinayaka Mission's Law School, describes itself as a "Law School of the Future" where they envision three key pillars: inclusivity and diversity in the student pool, aided by bilingual teaching support; future proofing learners by equipping them with skills and knowledge pertaining to the impact of emerging technologies on both the content and practice of law; extensive clinical education with a focus on justice delivery and support. All the four centres of excellence, smart classrooms and other state of the art infrastructure, and faculty with international training and exposure, exist and collaborate in service of this vision.

Centres of Excellence

Centre for Global Tamil Law

Global Tamil Law Centre aims to develop innovative programs and enhance advocacy and research skills in Tamil language for legal practice in Tamil Nadu's Courts. It also strives to promote grassroots access to justice by providing learning resources in Tamil alongside English instruction. The initiative benefits students seeking to supplement their legal education with Tamil materials and includes the establishment of a Tamil Law library. The Centre will collaborate with global Tamil Associations and diaspora across the world.

Centre for Justice Through Technology

The Centre for Justice Through Technology strives to be an incubator and ideator of Social Justice Innovation. The Centre focuses on developing more effective tools, products, processes, services, technologies, and ideas for delivering justice, empowering common citizens to achieve their full potential.

Centre for Promotion of International Law

The Centre for Promotion of International Law is dedicated to promoting excellence in research and teaching of International Law, a field that has gained unprecedented significance in today’s world. Additionally, the Centre operates an E-Journal, which features original work focusing on contemporary issues in International Law.

Centre for Maritime Law

The Centre for Maritime Law is committed to advancing the study and research of admiralty and maritime law. Recognizing the need for development in India's jurisdiction and laws related to maritime matters, particularly in Tamil Nadu with its major ports, the Centre focuses on bridging this gap and contributing to the field's growth. The Centre gains significance as the Madras High Court holds Admiralty Jurisdiction in the region.

Programmes Offered

Five Year Integrated Law

  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)
  • B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.)

Duration: 5 years

Fee Structure
Tuition fee – INR 2 Lakhs per year

Eligibility Criteria-

  • A pass in 10+2/Intermediate or equivalent examination. (Candidates appearing for April-May 2024 Examinations can also apply.)
  • Not less than 45% marks for General Category, 42% for OBC and 40% for SC/ST.

Admission Criteria-

  • VLAT 5 Score*
  • 10+2 (or equivalent) marks

*Alternatively, the Valid Score of LSAT-India /CLAT / AILET / CUET and MHCET scores are also accepted

Three Year Law

  • LL.B. (Hons.)

Duration: 3 Years

Fee Structure
INR 2 Lakhs per year

Eligibility Criteria-

  • Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a University or an equivalent Institution recognized as deemed to be University or from a foreign University declared as equivalent to an Indian degree by a competent authority (Candidates who expect to graduate in June 2024 may also apply).
  • Not less than 45% marks for General Category, 42% for OBC and 40% for SC/ST.

Admission Criteria-

  • VLAT 3 Score*
  • Bachelor’s Degree marks.

*Alternatively, Valid scores of LSAT- India / CUET and NLSAT scores are also accepted.

Scholarship will be awarded to the commendable candidates excelling in State Board and CBSE examinations, as well as to Tamil Nadu district toppers. Additionally, financial support will be extended to economically and socially backward students, while scholarships will be allocated to those pursuing education in the Tamil medium. This comprehensive program aims to recognize and encourage academic achievement, inclusivity, and linguistic diversity, ensuring that students from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to excel in their educational pursuits.

International Impact at VMLS with Global Academic Faculty

Mentorship Collaboration

O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS)

VMLS is being mentored by O.P Jindal Global University (OPJGU), an institution of Eminence and Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) Currently ranked as India’s No.1 Law School, under an Institutional Mentorship Agreement.

Institutional Collaborations

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Student Testimonials

Neevetha N
LL.B. (Hons.)

VMLS boasts exceptional infrastructure that greatly enhances the learning experience. The state-of-the-art library, modern classrooms, and impressive moot court hall provide students with invaluable resources and practical skills. The college's commitment to safety and security further ensures a conducive environment for academic growth. Highly recommended!

Jayakumar R
LL.B. (Hons.)

Studying at VMLS has been a transformative experience. The faculty's expertise and dedication to our success are unparalleled. The rigorous curriculum, combined with practical training through Moot Court competitions and Internships, has equipped me with the skills and confidence to excel in the legal profession.

B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

Attending VMLS has been an enriching experience. The diverse student body, collaborative learning environment, and vibrant extracurricular activities have fostered a well-rounded legal education.

Tharaneesh Kannaa AC
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)

The college's strong focus on ethical values, professionalism, and social justice has instilled in me a deep sense of responsibility as a future lawyer. The outstanding faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and interactive teaching methodologies have prepared me to tackle complex legal issues with confidence.

Keerthana R
LL.B. (Hons.)

The Moot Court competitions at VMLS has been instrumental in honing my advocacy skills. Participating in simulated courtroom proceedings has given me hands-on experience in crafting persuasive arguments and presenting them effectively. The feedback and guidance from faculty and peers have been invaluable in improving my oral advocacy skills and boosting my confidence.

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