ILI CAT - Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test
Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test (ILI CAT) is conducted by Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. The test is held every year for admission to the LLM programme. The institute also offers research programmes in the field of legal education such as PhD, LLM and Diploma Programme. Students who are seeking admission to the programmes as mentioned above are required to take the entrance test.
The Indian Law Institute is situated at Bhagwandas Road, exactly opposite to Supreme Court, New Delhi. The institute building covers an area of one and half acre. The building comprises approximately 100 rooms. It also has an Annexe which consists of 16 rooms. The Indian Law Institute is one of the foremost legal institutes. It was founded in 1956 with the purpose of providing a platform for legal education in the country. The institute has given many genius professionals to the country. The institute is an international center for socio-legal research. It has been active in the realm of education, legal research and training.
The objective of the institute is to provide quality law education. It intends to give admission to candidates who wish to carve their future in legal education. The institute offers a practical approach which blends students' skills like eloquence, arguments, taking correct decision, etc. In addition to promoting research in law, it also makes law as an instrument of social engineering. It was initiated to undertake research on current legal issues.
The institute is formed with the intention of encouraging investigations in legal and allied fields. It puts emphasis on providing advanced studies in law; cultivate the science of law to meet the economic, social and other needs of Indians. The institute also publishes books, studies, periodical, and journals to make the students aware of current scenarios in the field of law.
The institute is an autonomous body which is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. It was formally inaugurated by India's first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad on December 12, 1957 in attendance of India's first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. The ex-officio President of the institute is the Honorable Chief Justice of India. The ex-officio Vice President of the institute is the Law Minister of Govt. of India & the Attorney-General for India. The third president is to be elected by the members of the Governing Council. The institute has now been granted Deemed University status in 2004.