National Law University Odisha

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National Law University Odisha
NLUO logo
Motto सत्ये स्थितो धर्म:
ସତ୍ୟ ସ୍ଥିଥୋ ଧର୍ମଃ
(Sanskrit)
Type Public
Established 2009
Chancellor Chief Justice of Orissa High Court
Vice-Chancellor Srikrishna Deva Rao
Students 635
Undergraduates 600
Location Cuttack, Odisha, India
Campus Cuttack
Website www.nluo.ac.in

National Law University Odisha (NLUO) is an autonomous law university in India. The institute is located at Cuttack, Odisha, India. The University offers integrated B.A. LL.B. and B.B.A. LL.B. courses. The Institute offers undergraduate and post-graduate courses in various streams of law. Its first session began in 2009; classes started from 20 July 2009. The first batch consists of 120 students, 60 each in B.B.A LL.B and B.A. LL.B. The University has, shifted to its new campus at Naraj Barage in June, 2012. The new campus has an area of 50 acres (200,000 m2)sanctioned by the Odisha government. Odisha government has sanctioned Rs. 160 crore for campus development. The formal inaugural function of the university was on 31 October 2009. The first Vice Chancellor of the NLUO was Faizan Mustafa. Recently Registrar of National Law University, Delhi Srikrishna Deva Rao became the Vice-Chancellor of this University,[1]

University structure[edit]

NLUO was founded through the National Law University Odisha NLUO Act of 2008. University is still in construction phase, with two men's hostels, one women's hostel and one guest house completed.

Intake and reservation[edit]

The total number of places for both courses is 180, divided into 120 places for B.A.LL.B and 60 for B.B.A LL.B. (Hons.) Study Program. Of the 120 BA LLB places, 14 are reserved for scheduled tribes, 10 for scheduled castes, 4 for the disabled, 4 for foreign nationals and 10 for NRI. The university it does not provide state domicile reservation.

Mooting[edit]

The university has excelled in mooting and other competitions.[2] It had been ranked 5 in the mooting premier league which is decided on the basis of cumulative points earned in multiple competitions. NLUO has qualified consecutively in 2016 and in 2017 for the international rounds of the prestigious Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition. While in 2016 it finished in top 16, in 2017 NLUO was the Semi Finalist in the world rounds. Also in 2017, NLUO was the winner in the National rounds of Jussup.[citation needed]

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
Law – India
Outlook India (2017)[3] 21

National Law University Odisha was ranked 21 in India by Outlook India's "Top 25 Law Colleges In 2017".[3]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 20°29′12″N 85°47′26″E / 20.4868°N 85.7906°E / 20.4868; 85.7906