The HPNLU, Shimla a newly established National Law University, was set up with the vision to provide affordable quality legal education to the students to make them capable, responsible citizens through a best in class quality education and strong value systems. It was established under section 3 of the Himachal Pradesh National University Act. Such is the level of the University that the Library at HPNLU within a short period of 3 months contained books, commentaries, reports, treatise, academic journals, proceedings, legislative and constitutional material, encyclopaedias and digests.
The Institute, like any other National Law University is centric towards providing a congenial, holistic and a professional environment to the students to ensure that they are well-equipped to face the legal arena.
This University was established in the year 2016 and it conducted its own entrance exam for the first time in 2017. The University offers various courses which included:
- Five year integrated Law Program
- Post graduate Diplomas
Earlier, the University used to conduct its own entrance exam by the name of HPNET and consecutively held the same for the year 2017 and the year 2018 just like NLU, Delhi conducts it its own entrance by the name of AILET.
However, the University has decided to become a part of the CLAT consortium this year, i.e., 2018 and now it won’t be conducting its own entrance exam for the five year integrated program (B.A. LL.B./ B.B.A. LL.B.) and LL.M. Hence, from the year 2019 onwards, HPNLU will be one of the 21 participating NLUs, being the youngest and newest member of the CLAT Committee and the University will automatically do away with its own exam HPNET.
Therefore, students who’ll be giving CLAT this year will be aiming at scoring an admission in HPNLU as well.
HPNLU Intake and Reservation
For B.A./B.B.A./B.Com,LL.B (Hons)
The intake for each undergraduate program is 60 seats along with 9 supernumerary seats. The distribution of seats is as follows:
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