Central Govt.

Chanakya National Law University

Offering 2 courses Bihar

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) is a public law school and a National law University in Patna, Bihar, India. It was established in 2006 by the Government of Bihar (Bihar Act 24 of 2006) as a public university dedicated to the field of legal education. The Chief Justice of Patna High Court is the ex officio chancellor of the university. It is one of the autonomous law schools in India.

Near Jakkanpur Police Station,
Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur, Patna-800001,
Bihar, India

Registrar Office : 91-612-2352300
Registrar Office E-mail : registrar@cnlu.ac.in
University E-Mail : chanakyalawuniv@gmail.com, contact@cnlu.ac.in
FAX : 91-612-2352315


The university is spread over 18 acres of land at Nyaya Nagar, Mithapur near Mithapur Bus stand, Jakkanpur Police Station, Patna. A sprawling lawn with various types of palm trees adds beauty to the landscape.


The spacious, fully Air Conditioned classrooms in the University provide the most conducive atmosphere for dynamic and focused discussions. They have been designed to bring together analysis with action and are augmented with integrated audio–visual teaching aids for lectures, presentations etc.


CNLU library is very spacious and Air Conditioned. It works from 09:00 am to 09:00 pm on all six days of a week. Library is well equipped with modern facilities and resources in the form of CD- ROMs, On-Line databases, books, e-journals, reports, thesis etc. Library has a collection of more than 14000 Books. Library subscribes more than 23 Indian and Foreign Journals.

Multipurpose Hall cum Moot Court Hall

University provides multipurpose hall with 120 seating capacity that act as a common ground for students, faculty and corporate personalities for regular interfaces, conferences, Moot Court, Seminars, Workshops and other events. This hall is fully air conditioned with audio and presentation facility.


University provides a wide range of IT services including campus internet access via a wireless network, Online Journals Access within campus etc. Internet services are provided to students in their respective hostels too. NKN & NMEICT project of Govt. of India is under operation in CNLU.

CCTV cameras are installed in classrooms, Academic and Administrative Block, Library, Outside Girls Hostel & Boys Hostel, Inside Boys Hostel, Inside Campus, Main gate for security purpose. Almost entire area is covered under CCTV Surveillance system


As CNLU is a Residential University. All the food requirements of students are well taken care of by the University. With four meals-servings a day and the food being of excellent quality and balanced nutritiously, CNLU Mess Service is second to none.  It provides the students with nutritious and hygienic vegetarian & non vegetarian food. Modern cooking equipments have been installed with the aim of providing wholesome food. Boarders shall mention the type of mess facilities required in the application form given at the time of admission. The food has got a lot of variety and comprises of South Indian, Continental and Chinese etc. Mess Services are guided by the Hostel-cum-Mess Welfare Committee of University which has the privilege of deciding the menu. So, the food served is based completely on the inputs from students who enjoy a commanding role in the mess management. Food is cooked separately in Boys Hostel and Girls Hostel. Girls Hostel & Boys Hostel have spacious well-furnished Dining Halls.

Canteen is also available in the Campus. Light Snacks, tea, coffee, soup, cold drinks, milk, toffees, stationery and other general items like soaps, cosmetics, are available in the Canteen. Apart from this, almost all the items of day- to-day need are available in canteen. In case of non-availability of an item, order can be placed and the same is delivered at door-step.

Residential Accommodation

Students coming from all across the country to study and live in CNLU, which come closest to being a home away from home.

Separate facilities for boys and girls, caring wardens and tight security arrangements ensure a pleasant stay, allowing students to focus on academics. Boys Hostel & Girls Hostel have Wireless Internet access, Biometric Attendance System, Warm Water Geyser, Safe drinking water through RO and water cooler, Gymnasium inside Hostels and Television with subscribed channels in Dining Hall. The common rooms are fully equipped with indoor games and other recreation facilities.

Medical Facilities

A healthy body makes for a healthy mind. In order to ensure your well-being, CNLU has full-fledged dispensary with qualified doctor, nurse and compounder to take care of health issues of students. University owned a well equipped ambulance to take care of any kind of emergency.

Banks and ATMs

State Bank of India has provided ATM facility at basement of Administrative Block inside CNLU campus. Indian Bank provided ATM facility at main gate of CNLU campus.


CNLU Patna has always tried to maintain a balance of academic and extracurricular activities in order to groom our students into future professionals who are mentally, emotionally and physically ready for the competitive world.

It has large areas that are custom designed and well maintained as grounds, fields and courts for different sports activities. Considering the fact that extracurricular activities provide students with important opportunities for personal development and growth outside the classroom. CNLU-Patna campus has developed many modern and non conventional facilities for the students.

The candidates can apply for the same while filling the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) application form. Common Law Admission Test is a centralized national level entrance test for admissions to twenty two National Law Universities in India.  The students are required to visit the official website namely, Consortium of NLUs. From the home page, they have to select the option of CLAT and fill up the application form. Candidates have to enter their personal as well as academic details in the form and then upload scanned copies of the required documents. Upon successfully filling all the required fields the candidate is required to rank the NLUs as per his/her preference. After the declaration of the CLAT result, the candidates will be provided admission on the basis of the CLAT score and the preferences made.

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