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National Law University Jodhpur

National Law University Jodhpur (NLU Jodhpur)

National Law University Jodhpur, or NLU Jodhpur, is one of the top law institutions in India, and it holds a prestigious position among the 23 National Law Universities. Established in 1999 under the NLUJ Act, it is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is a member of the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs). In 2020, it secured high rankings, placing fourth for Law by NIRF and fifth by The Week. This institution offers a range of programs, including BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLM, MBA, PhD, DLitt, and LLD, covering various aspects of law. Additionally, NLU Jodhpur has multiple collaborations with international institutions, including the University of London, Ural State Law Academy in Russia, and the University of Arizona.

Academic Programs:

  • MBA/PGDM: NLU Jodhpur offers two MBA/PGDM courses with tuition fees ranging from 3.1 Lakh to 5 Lakh. Admission criteria include a graduation degree with a 50% minimum score, and exams accepted include MAT and CAT.
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons): This program costs 8.3 Lakh and requires a 10+2 qualification with a minimum score of 45%. Admission is through the CLAT exam.
  • BBA LL.B. (Hons): Similar to B.A. LL.B. (Hons), this program also costs 8.3 Lakh and necessitates a 10+2 qualification with a minimum score of 45%. Admission is through the CLAT exam.


NLU Jodhpur's placement statistics for 2024 indicate a successful year. The graduating batch secured 43 job offers from leading law firms and corporations, with 16 students receiving pre-placement offers (PPOs) and 27 students accepting job offers on the first day of placements. The highest number of placements came from Trilegal, with 12 students being hired. Furthermore, the university received two training contracts from international firms. It is noteworthy that there was a 38% decrease in placements in 2024 compared to the previous year.

Placement Statistics (2023):

  • Total job offers: 69
  • International offers: 3
  • Students received PPOs: 21
  • Students accepted offers on day zero: 60

Placement Statistics (2024):

  • Total job offers: 43
  • International offers: 2
  • Students received PPOs: 16
  • Students accepted offers on day zero: 27

Average Package:

While the average package for 2024 has not been released, the NIRF report for 2022 provides data on the median package offered to the 2021 batch:

  • UG (5 years): The median package for BA LLB (Hons) and BBA LLB (Hons) was INR 14.50 LPA in 2021.

Top Recruiters:

NLU Jodhpur's placements saw students being recruited by national regulators, senior counsels, reputed national and international law firms, corporations, and financial institutions. Some of the prominent organizations that participated in the placements for 2023 included:

  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Trilegal
  • Khaitan & Co
  • Saraf & Partners
  • HCL Tech
  • J Sagar Associates
  • ICICI Bank
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Indus Law

Conclusion: National Law University Jodhpur (NLU Jodhpur) stands as a beacon of legal education in India, offering diverse academic programs and demonstrating a strong track record in placements. Its consistently high rankings and strong recruiter relationships make it a coveted institution for aspiring law students. With its prestigious history and ongoing success, NLU Jodhpur continues to shine in the legal education landscape.