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NLU Odisha: Course, Placements, Admission Process, Infrastructure & More

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

The National Law University Odisha (NLUO) is a bright addition to India’s national law universities. Within the little span, NLUO has made its mark as a university involved in teaching and research in law. Faculty research productivity has always been of a very high standard, generating among others several top-tier international publications. The student community’s commitment to co-curricular activities has generated remarkable results, including consistently high performances in moot court competitions and active participation in prominent national and international conferences and seminars at NLU Odisha.

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NLU Odisha Salient Features

  • The liberal yet challenging academic culture coupled with the friendly environment has ensured that students can utilize their full potential and participate in the area of their choice at NLU Odisha.
  • The University has acquired recognition from the University Grants Commission (U.G.C.) under Section 12(b) of the U.G.C. Act 1956 and has been obtaining grants under the XIIth Plan.

  • The Bar Council of India recognises the degrees offered. It is also an associate representative of the UGC-INFLIBNET, and a participant in the National Knowledge Network under the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Government of India.

Admission Process for NLU Odisha

  • NLUO takes students for an under-graduate and post-graduate program through Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) which is being conducted every year.

  • NLUO has been ranked in one of the tops in the National Law Universities list. Students must have passed 12th standard or equivalent with no less than 50% marks.

NLUO Course Structure

  • In quest of its goal of promoting integrated knowledge, National Law University, Odisha offers co-operative learning opportunities.

  • The undergraduate degree in law incorporates liberal arts (B.A) and managerial excellence (B.B.A) courses into the stipulated five years.

  • While that is common practice, NLUO is to our knowledge the only law university in the country that allows students to earn double honours in law and the allied disciplines.

  • The unique undergraduate programme we have planned gives students a whole array of professional choice – whether it be litigation, academia, entrepreneurship, international private or public law practice, corporate practice, civil services, alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation, or work with international non-profit organizations.

  • NLUO offers the following undergraduate study programmes: B.A LLB B.B.A LLB.

  • National Law University Odisha offers one-year LL.M. Degree Programme for students committed to making a career in law teaching. The University provides LL.M. (one year) programme with specializations in (i) Corporate Law & Commercial Law (CCL) (ii) Constitutional Law & Administrative Law (C.A.L.).

  • The Course comprises 03 Foundation/Compulsory Papers (three credits each), 06 Optional/Specialization Papers (two credits each) to be notified in each semester and Dissertation (3 credits).

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NLU Odisha Placements

  • The responsibility of the management of campus recruitment at National Law University Odisha (NLUO) is delegated with the Recruitment Coordination Committee (R.C.C.).

  • A placement officer is assigned to work with the R.C.C., and two faculty are there to ensure the smooth running of the R.C.C. The R.C.C. is a student body officially designated with the responsibility of facilitating the procedure of recruitment.

  • The R.C.C. and the Placement Officer liaisons with the existing and prospective recruiters including law firms, corporate houses, legal practitioners, law & policy research organizations, government bodies and international & multilateral institutions.

  • Besides, the R.C.C. also indulges in various other activities of organizing soft skill training programs to hone the skills of its students. This guarantees that the students of NLUO are polished and molded to the best of their competences and capabilities.

  • Being founded in 2009, NLUO is one of the fastest-growing law schools in the country and has by now made a name for itself both at the national and international field.

  • Six batches have passed out from NLUO, and the graduates have gone on to join some of the most prominent law firms and corporate houses of India.

  • The students at NLUO are subjected to a meticulous evaluation system that examines every aspect of their proficiency, preparing them for the competitive work culture in the job market.

National Law University Odisha College Infrastructure

  • NLUO is housed in its own site near Naraj, at the western area of Cuttack. The area is noted for its scenic beauty.

  • The mighty river Mahanadi and its distributary Kathajodi bifurcate at this point. The Naraj Reservoir is situated just a ten-minute walk away, and the locality features several other picturesque locations.

  • The campus is spread over 50 acres, with twenty more acres reserved to be added soon. Once completed, it will house about 700 students along with faculty members and other staff.

  • It is intended to be eco-friendly, integrating characteristics such as rain-water harvesting measures. The academic block and the hostels are already functional.

  • The academic block is organized to become fully air-conditioned very soon. Planned enlargements include language labs, gym and other sports amenities, football and cricket grounds, a thousand-seater auditorium, an open-air amphitheater, a multi-cuisine food court and, most importantly, a dedicated library building.

  • The lecture halls are airy, spacious, well-lit, and snug. They highlight state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, including LCD projectors, dedicated sound systems, and electronic blackboards (which automatically generate printouts of what has been written on them).

  • Courses are designed to make optimum use of them; as a result, PowerPoint presentations, film screenings, and other multimedia techniques form an integral aspect of NLUO’s undergraduate and post-graduate curricula.

  • The University has developed this year Basketball, Volleyball and Tennis Courts. In addition to this, equipment for indoor games like table tennis and carom is previously present in all the hostels of the University.

  • A Library is the lifeline of a law school, and NLUO, to its credit, in just six years since inception has operated to create a library comparable to the best elsewhere.

  • The resources are frequently updated to keep up-to-date of recent developments. In the present era of information technology, library management, too, is not left out from harnessing the benefits of I.T.

  • In this regard, it is important to note that at the National Law University Odisha, Cuttack both the academic as well as residential blocks have been provided with round the clock connectivity through leased line connection using state-of-the-art Wi-fi technology.

  • This, in turn, enhances accessibility to e-resources within the University premises at all times and irrespective of the location of the users. To improve accessibility, the library operates in two shifts without any break.

  • Alongside making available the resources in the library, the Library staff at NLUO to be student-friendly and provide acute convenience to the students keeps the students updated regularly with the new arrivals, contents of journals, essential news reports, etc., via the medium of mail and notice boards.

Extra Co Curricular Activities in NLU Odisha

Moot Court Competitions

  • Mooting is the premier co-curricular activity in Law schools all through the country and the world. We at NLUO, Cuttack have a very organized and systematic approach to mooting which has led to excellent results in previous years and continues till date.

  • Teams representing the University have regularly Won or been finalists at prestigious moot court competitions across the country. Some of the noteworthy performances in the previous and current academic year are as follows:-

  • The South Asia Rounds Price Media Law Moot Court Competition, 2018: Kushagra Goyal, Ashirbad Nayak, Anmol Gupta, Nikhil Shahi and Anand Singh Thakur have been adjudged as the Runners-up​.

  • First CCI N.L.U. Delhi Competition Law Moot Court Competition,2018​: Jubin Jay, Anadi Saxena and M Tanvi – Runners up and Best memorial.

  • 59th Edition of Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition – India Rounds, 2018: Suhel Quereshi, Kevin Matthew George, Vegadarshi Karun and Debarshi Chakarborty– Best Memorial and 4th Best Oralist.

  • 19th D.M. Harish Memorial G.L.C. International Moot 2018: Samyak Dohke, Harsh Joshi and Nikita Rathi– 2nd Best researcher.​

  • Indian rounds of Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition, 2017: Diya Dasgupta, Meghesh Khandelwal, Hemant Dhillon – 2nd Best Oralist. 

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