Himachal Pradesh National Law University Joins CLAT Consortium

Himachal Pradesh National Law University – A good news for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2019) aspirants and the consortium of National Law Universities. Himachal Pradesh National Law University (HPNLU) has recently joined CLAT as a participating institute. This decision has made CLAT compulsory for admissions to BA LLB and BBA LLB courses in HPNLU, Shimla. With the addition of HPNLU, CLAT 2019 Participating Institutes List has increased to 21. Earlier this year another newly built NLU, Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU) had joined the CLAT Law Schools.

The Vice-Chancellor of HPNLU has confirmed joining CLAT as a participating institute saying that HPNLU is pleased to join CLAT Consortium. HPNLU will now be given admission to BA LLB and BBA LLB on the basis of CLAT exam. Thus, candidates who had decided to take admission in HPNLU can register themselves for the CLAT exam. Registrations will begin from the first week of January 2019.


Dr. Nishtha Jaswal has recently been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of HPNLU, Shimla by Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court. A Gold Medalist, British Academy Award Winner and an academician with 34 years of experience, is the 3rd women chancellor to serve at a National Law University.
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As Himachal Pradesh National Law University switches over to CLAT exam, Himachal Pradesh National Law Entrance Exam (HPNLET) has dissolved. Since its establishment in 2016, HPNLU has been providing admission to the BA LLB and BBA LLB courses on the basis of HPNLET exam. Now the candidates will get admission on the basis of CLAT Merit.

The Newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of HPNLU, Dr. Nishtha Jaswal said – “The NLU decided to join CLAT Consortium the day I was appointed as the VC“. Dr. Jaswal is the first Vice Chancellor of HPNLU and third women chancellor to serve at a National Law University. Other women VC’s at NLU’s include:
Dr. Poonam Saxena (NLU Jodhpur),
Dr. Kamala Sankaran (Tamil Nadu NLU),
Dr. Rose Varghese (Retd. VC) – NUALS Kochi.

CLAT 2019 Convenor Dr. Srikrishna Deva Rao also expressed their happiness with HPNLU’s decision and welcomed HPNLU as the newest member to CLAT. The Consortium is happy that just like Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), HPNLU has also joined. The addition of DNLU and HPNLU has raised the Number of CLAT Participating institutes to 21.

The CLAT 2019 exam is going to be conducted in the pen and paper mode on May 12, 2019. Students willing to take admission in HPNLU or any other participating institute can register themselves by filling the application form, to be available from the first week of January 2019.

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