CLAT 2014 Notification
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) after assuming the convenership of CLAT 2014 held the first Core Committee Meeting of CLAT-2014 comprising of Vice Chancellors/Directors of 14 National Law Universities across India on 22nd October, 2013.
The participating Universities are: NLSIU, Bangalore (Karnataka); NALSAR, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh); NLIU, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh); WBNUJS, Kolkata (West Bengal); NLU, Jodhpur (Rajasthan); HNLU, Raipur (Chattisgarh); RMLNLU, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh); RGNUL, Patiala (Punjab); CNLU, Patna (Bihar); NUALS, Kochi (Kerala); NLUO, Cuttack (Odisha); NUSRL, Ranchi (Jharkhand); NLUJA,Guwahati (Assam).
The meeting commenced with a welcome address by Prof. (Dr.) Bimal N. Patel, Director, GNLU, Gandhinagar and Convener, CLAT-2014 Core Committee. The core committee deliberated on various issues related to the examination including Eligibility Criteria for the UG and PG courses, test centres, notification for application forms, important dates and pattern of question papers. The scheduled date for CLAT 2014 examination is Sunday, 11th May, 2014.
There has been a significant growth among 10+2 pass out students to opt for admission at one of the national law universities. Approximately 31,000 students appeared in 2013 CLAT examination for about 1,600 seats in these NLUs. GNLU expects more than 35,000 students in 2014 CLAT.
The important features of CLAT-2014 are the introduction of online Application and later Centralized Online Counselling for admission. It is believed that this scheme will save time, energy and efforts of thousands of students and parents and make the overall process more efficient and effective. GNLU has already established following CLAT 2014 contact ids:
Queries can be sent on [email protected]
Suggestions can be sent on [email protected] (Suggestions and ideas are encouraged from across the nation to further streamline the admission procedure within the CLAT framework).
We will update the information along with the new Common Law Admission Test (CLAT Exam 2014) information brochure and Application Form as it get released officially.
Also it is important to note that despite the Supreme Court in the Public Interest Litigation and the efforts of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, not all law schools in the country could come to an agreement to be participants to CLAT. While the number of participating institutions has increased from seven to fourteen from 2008 to 2012, there are still a number of law schools which choose to continue with their exest system by conducting their own entrance examinations.
You can view the required information regarding the admission for those universities and institutes by selecting Commerce & Law from the main menu.
The following institutions have been permitted to utilise CLAT Exam scores for the purposes of admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate courses even though they do not directly fall under CLAT administration:
- Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Palace Layout, Pedawaltair, Viskhapatnam
- Jodhpur National University, Narandi, Jahnwar Road, Jodhpur
- Siddhartha Law College, Sahastradhara Road, Near IT Park, Dehradun
- SOA National Institute of Law, Faculty of Legal Studies, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Khandagiri Square, Bhubaneswar