FAQs – General

Significance of courses offered through Distance Education Mode

The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) offers academic programmes in distance education mode to enable interested candidates in expanding their legal knowledge in a globalized world.

Criteria for selecting admission to Distance Education Courses

Distance education programmes do not have barriers of age restriction, nationality or sex for admission and shall be open to employed persons as well. . The minimum eligibility is a graduate degree from a recognized university. (Degree could be in Law or in any other field). The students having degree certificate or its equivalent from any UGC recognized university /Association of Indian Universities. CA, CS, ICWA, Open University/distance learning can apply. There shall be no restriction as to age,

Can we practice in Law Courts by doing Distance Courses?

No. Bar Council of India, New Delhi has prescribed LL.B. degree and that too by regular course from a Law College, recognised by the Bar Council of India (to impart legal education).

Are courses offered through Distance Mode is recognized?

The courses offered by NLSIU through Distance Mode is recognized by Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission, New Delhi

Does NLSIU help in placements?

No, NLSIU does not involve in placements.

Do you have any study centre outside Bangalore?

No. We have no study centres outside Bangalore.

Can the Course fee be paid in Installment?

As a policy the University does not permit installments. The complete prescribed fee has to be paid along with the application.

When does the course begin?

The Academic year of the course is July to June.

When does the admission take place?

The admission notification will be notified in all leading dailies in the month of April. The same will be notified on the website as well. Admissions are usually completed by June 30. However, at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor candidates may be admitted upto 31st August on payment of late fee of Rs.500/- Admission form and Handbook may be obtained upon payment of Rs.1,500/- through demand draft (DD) favouring Registrar, NLSIU, payable at Bangalore. Filing of Application and payment can be made online.

What materials are provided for the course?

The Course is largely based on self-study and the University’s role is to suggest methods of study inform students about available sources of information for reference and examine the performance according to regulations. The University does not undertake to supply the exhaustive reading materials though it shall endeavour to provide a set of prescribed study materials to each registered student of the Course, carefully selected and prepared by a team of teachers associated with the respective teaching and research at NLSIU which is necessary for the course. In addition to the study materials supplied students are advised to refer other books related to the course. All enrolled candidates are given a user ID and Password on website https://ded.nls.ac.in to access the various materials posted on the web and also to apply for examination and make payments online.

What is the duration of the Contact Classes and when it will be conducted?

In addition to providing reading materials, the University organizes contact programmes the schedule of which will be sent along with the study material. The Contact classes will be held from October which goes up to May. Attendance to the contact class is NOT MANDATORY.

These contact programmes intend to help the students to interact with the faculty and facilitate their study, and also to give them an opportunity to feel and understand the academic environment of NLSIU.

NLSIU appreciates the time of candidates participating in contact program. Accordingly, we would make best efforts to adhere to the schedule. The dates of contact seminars are fixed and unlikely to change. However, the chronology of courses is subject to the availability of teachers. However the exact schedule of Contact classes is announced in the website as well as in user ID before one of the classes.

When are the examination held?

Annual Examinations for all distance education courses / programmes will be held in the month of June every year after completion of the course/year. Supplementary Examinations are conducted in the month of December / January for those students who could not appear for the annual examination or for those students who could not clear all the papers.

What are the formalities for taking the exam?

A candidate, who is desirous of writing the examination, must pay the exam fees (as notified in the examination schedule from time to time) within the time and date mentioned.

Do you have examination centres outside Bangalore?

Apart from National Law School of India University, Bangalore we do conduct examination in 03 other centres i.e Delhi, Kolkata and Pune to facilitate the working professionals. The University reserves the right to cancel any of the above centres and the candidates will be informed about the same in the examination schedule. The address and location of examination centres will be provided in the examination schedule which may be downloaded from the website by April for the Annual examination and by October for the Supplementary examination.

What is the duration of the exam?

The examination will be held for 5 days consecutively.

Is it necessary that all papers be taken at a time?

No, A Candidate has the option of writing all or some of the papers at the annual examination or all of the papers at the supplementary examination.

Standard of Passing

To evaluate the performance, grading system is followed. Minimum B grade (50% marks) is required to be obtained. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) should be an aggregate of 3.00 out of 7.00 for completion of the course.

Can a student enroll for one or more courses?

As there would be over lapping in the examination, students enrolled for 2 courses simultaneously are advised to choose one of them in that examination and the other course in the next examination (i.e. June or Dec/Jan as the case may be).

Will Hostel facility be available at the time of contact class and examination?

Students attending the contact class & examination have to make their own arrangements for accommodation. Canteen facility will be made available at moderate rates.

Can the candidates use NLSIU Library?

Yes only for reference, books will not be issued. But each time he/she must carry his Identity Card issued by the University.