The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Science was founded under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 and approved by West Bengal Legislature in July 1999. Later on the university has been granted permanent affiliation by Bar Council of India in July 2005. It is also known as University of Juridical Science (NUJS). The Vice-Chancellor of NUJS is the Chief Justice of India.
The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses. NUJS is located in Salt Lake City of Kolkata. It is one of the most preferred law universities in the country. NUJS offers a five-year integrated B.A/B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) degree programmes and Master of Laws (LL.M.) programmes at the postgraduate level. It also offers M.Phil and PhD degrees. Admission to above said programmes will be made only through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Candidates need to appear for the entrance exam for admission to above courses. CLAT is highly competitive entrance exam held jointly by the Seven National Law School.
The objective of the university is to advance and impart learning and knowledge of law and its role in the country's development. NUJS also aims at promoting legal knowledge to formulate law and the legal process to be instrument of social development. It puts emphasis on developing a sense of liability in the students so as to serve society in the realm of law by means of developing skills regarding legal service, advocacy, law reforms, legislation, etc.
NUJS is one of the premiere law schools in the country. It has always been ranked as one of the top law schools in India. In a very little amount of time, NUJS has produced exceptional lawyers. The faculty of NUJS is excellent with assorted background and is drawn from across the country. The university has been relentlessly engaged in delivering quality teaching and research. NUJS faculty members have made their name in the field of law by way of publishing research in renowned journals not only in India but also abroad. NUJS is a center of attraction for leading academicians as visiting faculties from topmost universities for instance:
- University of London
- Freiburg University
- University of Sydney
- National University of Singapore
Many of the students have passed out from NUJS and have been working with leading law firms in India and abroad. Some of them practicing in court and some have entered in the field of legal academics. NUJS believes in quality education and as a result, its students are being felicitated with prestigious international scholarships like Rhodes, Felix and Chevening for higher studies in the UK and the US.
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NUJS - Eligibility Criteria Application Procedure
NUJS - Course Structure
NUJS - Infrastructure
NUJS - Recruitment Process
NUJS - Publications
NUJS - Library
NUJS - Alumni