The State Government established The Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU) in the year 2016 by an act of the legislature (Act 16 of 2016) situated in Shimla. 

HPNLU has begun its own Entrance Exam: HPNLET, in 2017-2018 and continued for the academic session of 2018-2019 for admissions in various courses i. e. B.A.LL.B.; B.B.A. LL.B.; and LL.M. (It is a One-Year Programme which has two specializations - Constitutional Law and Criminal Law) and Ph.D. Programmes.

From the Academic Session 2022-2022, The University decided to join CLAT Consortium. Currently, the University functions from the campus of Himachal Pradesh Judicial Academy.

It has gained 5th position in the NIRF ranking of 2019. HPNLU is affiliated with University Grants Commission (UGC) and approved by the Bar Council of India.

The selection process of HPNLU is online.

HPNLU Admission Highlights 2022

Name of the Institute HPNLU 

Type of Institute Private

Application Process Online

Basic Admission Criteria BA-LLB, BBA-LLB: CLAT



Reservation Yes

Scholarship Yes

HPNLU, Shimla Fees & Eligibility

Important Dates




CLAT Registration

Jan 1, 2022



Jun 21, 2022


Himachal Pradesh National Law University BA-LLB and BBA- LLB Admission 2022

 BA-LLB and BBA- LLB programs are offered by Himachal Pradesh National Law University at the UG level. The term will be 5 years for both the BA-LLB and BBA-LLB program. Both the programs are offered by the university in full -time mode.

The university offers BA-LLB & BBA-LLB which are five-year integrated programs. Out of 60 seats, 25% of the seats are reserved for the Himachal Pradesh Domicile Candidates. 



Selection Criteria


10+2 with at least 50% aggregate marks (45% in case of SC/ ST candidates)

A valid Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT) Score


Himachal Pradesh National Law University LLM Admission 2022

HPNLU offers LLM in two specializations which are Constitutional Law and Criminal Law. LLM is a one-year program and it consists of 4 semesters. The maximum time duration for the completion of the course is 4 years. 

The total seat intake for LLM is 20, out of which 5 seats are reserved for women candidates. The eligibility for the same is here:




Selection Criteria


Constitutional Law 

LLB/ Five Year Integrate LLB/ Equivalent Degree with a minimum of 55% of marks. (The relaxation of 5% in aggregate marks will be given to the SC/ ST candidates)

Common Law Entrance Test (CLAT)

Criminal Law

Himachal Pradesh National Law University Ph.D. Admission 2022

The admission to the Ph.D. program will be done based on the entrance test conducted by the university followed by a presentation of the research proposal. The candidates who qualify UGC NET / JRF do not need to appear for the entrance test. These candidates are eligible for the presentation round.

Name of the Program

Ph.D. Law

Duration of Program

3-4 Years



Selection Process

Entrance test

How to Apply for Himachal Pradesh National Law University?

Admission to the programs offered by HPNLU will be granted based on the score in Entrance examination. Application to fill the online application form is here:

The Application Process for BA- LLB, BBA- LLB & LLM:

  1. Register on the official website of CLAT
  2. Fill the application form from the university website
  3. Submit the form along with the necessary documents
  4. The eligible candidates will be shortlisted based on CLAT scores

Application Process for PhD:

  1. Candidates must register on the official website of the university
  2. Download & submit the application form along with the necessary documents
  3. The merit list will be declared on the basis of marks obtained in the entrance test/qualifying exam & presentation round.

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