1.         Title and Commencement of Programme:

1.1   These Procedures  shall be called “Academic Procedures for Academic Session  2018-2019” of the Madhya Pradesh  Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, Ordinance – 2018, governing the integrated B.A.LL.B (Hons.) Programme (Semester Scheme).

1.2   The Procedures  shall come into force from the date of the assent of the Chancellor.



2.         In addition to the definitions given in Section 2 of the MPDNLU Ordinance – 2018, in these Procedures, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a)   “Ordinance” means MPDNLU Ordinance – 2018.

(b) “Academic Session” means an Academic Year as notified by the Registrar in the Academic Calendar.

(c)   “Appropriate Authority” means an authority as defined by the Ordinance or as may be appointed by the appropriate authority.

(d)  “Committee” means the Committee as defined under the provisions of the Ordinance and/or Executive Regulations or this Regulation.

(e)   “Examination” includes End-Term Examination, Examination of Project Work/Seminar Paper, Repeat Examination, Improvement Examination.

(f)   “Person with Disability (PWD)” means a person as defined by the persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

(g)  “Teacher” means as defined by the Ordinance – 2018.

(h)  “University” means the Dharmashastra National Law University located in Jabalpur District of the State of Madhya Pradesh in the Union of India.

(i)   “Academic Procedures” means Procedure made under Section 27 (2) of Madhya Pradesh Dharmashastra National Law University Ordinance -2018.


3.         Admission:

  • For academic Session 2018-2019 admission to the 1st Semester of B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) Programme shall be made on the basis of CLAT score secured by the candidates desirous to take admission in Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur.
  • Date of inviting application for the admission shall be notified by the University through University website and newspapers.
  • Fee of Rs.1,000/- shall be charged from the candidates applying for admission (Rs.500/- in case of SC/ST).
  • From next academic session admission shall be made through CLAT on merit-cum-choice basis.        

4.         Duration of the Programme:

4.1   The duration of the programme shall be 5 academic years comprising of 10 Semesters.

4.2   A candidate who will successfully pass 10 Semesters examinations shall be eligible for the award of B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) Degree.

5.         Eligibility for Admission:

            Indian Nationals who:-

(i)      have obtained a Senior Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or its equivalent certificate from a recognized Board with not less than 45% of the total marks in aggregate (40% in case of SC and ST candidates).

(ii)     “Age criteria – According to March 3, 2017, Supreme Court’s order, any law aspirant could fill the application form at par revised CLAT eligibility criteria. There is no age bar for CLAT application form as the Apex Court stays BCI’s age policy for this year.

(a)     CLAT Committee is yet to announce new age policy for CLAT 2018 after the Supreme Court stays BCI’s age policy. Advised to read the Supreme Court’s order on CLAT age bar.”     

(iii)    Candidates applying on reserved seats shall be required to submit copy of the relevant certificate at the time of applying otherwise their application shall not be considered.

(iv)    List of the candidates selected and candidates in waiting list shall be published by the University as per notification.

(v)     Selected candidates shall be required to deposit fee within the specified period mentioned in notification.

(vi)    If any candidate fails to deposit fee in specified time period then his or her seat shall be transferred to the candidate selected in waiting list as per merit and the candidate who failed to deposit fee in time shall not have any claim on that seat.

(vii)   Selected candidates shall be required to submit their original certificate in the office for verification.

6.         Candidate Intake & Admission:

6.1       A maximum of 120 candidates will be admitted.

             6.2       Reservation:

              Subject to the provisions of Ordinance – 2018, reservation in admission to various programmes for the members of Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes and Other Backward Classes of the State of Madhya Pradesh and other categories shall be provided in accordance to the rules of M.P. State Government. Horizontal reservation shall be admissible to persons with disability as per Government rules.

              Provided that if sufficient number of eligible candidates to the concerned reserved seats are not available, the unfilled seats shall be filled by the General category candidates on the basis of their merit/score in CLAT.

Proposed tentative Reservation Chart for Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur:

Total number of seats: 120

Seats reserved for M.P. Domicile Candidates (50%): 60

Category wise distribution of seats shall be as shown in the following chart:

CategoryNumber of SeatsCategoryNumber of Seats
M.P. State SC (16% of 60 seats)10  All India SC (15% of 60 seats)09
M.P. State ST (20% of 60 seats)12All India ST (7.5% of 60 seats)05
M.P. State OBC (14% of 60 seats)08General76

Out of 76  General Seats 30 Seats are horizontally reserved for candidates having domicile certificate of State of M.P.

  • 36 Seats are horizontally reserved for women candidates (30% out of 120 seats).
  • 6 Seats are horizontally reserved for Persons with Disability (5% out of 120 seats).

7.         Fee Structure:

Appropriate authority has approved following fee-structure for B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Course academic Session 2018-2019:-

7.1  Admission Fee (1 time)                                   –           10,000/-

7.2  Tution Fee:-

       a)         Indian Candidates                              –           1,00,000/-

       b)         NRI/NRI Sponsored Candidates       –           US$ 10,000/-

7.3  Examination & Facilities  Fee:-

       a)         Reading Material Fee                          –           5,000/-

       b)         IT/Computer Fee                                 –           15,000/-

       c)         Examination Fee                                 –           5,000/-

       d)         Moot Court Fee                                  –           5,000/-

       e)         Extra Curricular/Candidate Welfare Fee-       5,000/-

       f)         Campus Development Fee                  –           20,000/-

       g)         Sports Fee                                           –           to be charged after  facilities are available

       h)         Library Fee                                          –           5,000/-

       i)          Electricity Charges                              –           5,000/-

       j)          Maintenance Charges (outsource)       –           5,000/-

7.4  Hostel Charges:-

       a)         Hostel Room Rent for boys                –           30,000/-

       b)         Hostel Room Rent for girls                 –           50,000/-

       c)         Mess Charges                                      –           as per actuals to be paid to outsourced catering agency

       d)         Hostel Amenities Charges                   –           5,000/-

7.5  Refundable Charges (One Time):-

       a)         Caution Money                                   –           10,000/-

       b)         Library Deposit                                   –           10,000/-          

       c)         Hostel Deposit                                    –           15,000/-

7.6  Medical Insurance Charges                             –           As per actuals


       Total fees for boys:- Rs.2,50,000/- + Mess charges and insurance.

       NRI/NRI sponsored Tution fees:- US$ 10,000/- + Other charges as applicable.

       Total fees for girls:- Rs.2,70,000/- + Mess charges and insurance.

       NRI/NRI sponsored Tution fees:- US$ 10,000/- + Other charges as applicable.


8.         General Conditions:

8.1   Admission cannot be claimed by the any candidate as a matter of right. The admission of a candidate shall be entirely at the discretion of the Admission Committee of the University.

8.2   If two or more candidates get same score in the CLAT, then the marks in 10+2 examination shall be taken into consideration. Still further, if the total marks remains the same, then the marks in the High School or equivalent examinations shall be taken into consideration. If still further, the marks remains the same, then the senior in age will be given preference.