Distance Education Programme at NLS, Bangalore

NLS logoDistance Education Department
P.B.No. 7201, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore – 560 242, Phone: 91-80-2316 0532/33/35; 2316 0524(Direct),Fax: 91-80-2316 0525, Email: ded@nls.ac.in; URL: www.nls.ac.in


The National law School of India University, Bangalore, a premier Law University in India, invites applications for admission to the following courses under Distance Education Programme for the Academic Year 2008-2009:

1. Two-Year Master of Business Laws (M.B.L.) Programme

2. One-Year P.G. Diploma Courses

a) Human Rights Law (PGDHRL)
b) Medical Law & Ethics (PGDMLE)
c) Environmental Law (PGDEL)
d) Intellectual Property Rights Law (PGDIPRL)

Any graduate from a recognized University is eligible to apply. There is no restriction as to the age or percentage of marks obtained.

For application to any of these courses, kindly write to the Registrar, National Law School of India University, P.O. Box No. 7201, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore – 560 242, along with the Demand Draft for Rs. 1000/- drawn in favour of Registrar, NLSIU, and payable at Bangalore.

Application form will be issued from 10th May, 2008. Last date for receipt of duly filled in application is 30th June 2008 and 31st August 2008 (with late fee of Rs. 500/-)

Application forms can also be downloaded from the website: www.nls.ac.in

Click here to download the application(PDF format)


The National Law School of India University also provides for academic programmes, in distance education mode, to enable people who are interested in learning more and equipping themselves with legal knowledge, with an urge to meet the new challenges. There is no age limit, it is open for any graduate of any recognized University. Those who have appeared for the final year degree exam and are awaiting results, may also apply. The courses available are:

• A two year Master of Business Laws (P.G. Degree)
• One year P.G. Diploma in Human Rights Law
• One year P.G. Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics
• One year P.G. Diploma in Environmental Law
• One year P.G. Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law

The courses start in July every year. Admissions are completed by 30 June, every year. However at the discretion of the Director, and for justifiable reasons, candidates may be admitted upto 31 st August on payment of late fee of Rs.500/-.

The Distance Education Committee of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore comprises of the Director, the Registrar, some of the Senior Faculty members, Course Co-ordinators and Co-ordinator of Distance Education Department. The Council makes policy decisions from time to time, directs structuring of new courses or restructuring of existing courses, monitors the administrative functioning and issues all necessary directions for the smooth functioning of the courses.

To get the form and the related handbook send a DD of Rs.1000/- favouring the Registrar, NLSIU, Bangalore . The cover containing the DD may be addressed to
The Co-ordinator,
Distance Education Department,
National Law School of India University,
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore – 560 072.

The issue of form and Handbook will commence from after May 10th, every year. Cost of the form and Handbook is Rs.1000/-. The filled-in form may be submitted on or before 30th June without late fee and 31st August with late fee of Rs.500.

Courses and the prescribed papers


First Year

Contract Law
Banking Law
Corporate Law
Industrial Relations Law
Environmental Law

Second Year

Investment Laws
Insurance Laws
Law relating to Foreign Trade
Intellectual Property Law
Taxation of Corporations

Each theory paper carries 50 marks. The candidate has to submit a project for each paper, which carries 20 marks, viva-voce based on the Project, carries 10 marks and Module Assignment carry 20 marks.

Annual examination would be held in June and the supplementary in January / February, every year. To evaluate the performance, grading system is followed. Minimum B grade (50% marks) is required to be obtained. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) should be an aggregate of 3.00 to complete the course.

For details contact
Ph : 080-23160524 ;
Fax: 080-23160534
Email : ded@nls.ac.in


Paper I – Human Rights, Rule of Law and Constitutional Governance
Paper II – International Bill of Rights and Enforcement – Civil and Political Rights
Paper III – International Bill of Rights and Enforcement: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Paper IV – Human Rights, Legal Aid and Access to Justice
Paper V – One Dissertation is to be written on a chosen topic

Each paper will carry 80 marks and 20 marks for writing 4 assignments. Written part of the Dissertation carries 80 marks and viva-voce 20 marks. To pass in each Paper / Project / Dissertation 50% marks are required to be obtained.
Annual Examination is held in June and Supplementary in January.

For details contact
Ph: 080-23160532/33/35
Fax: 080-23160534
Email : ded@nls.ac.in


Paper I – Law and Health: An Introduction to Systems
Paper II – Health Law and Ethics – Constitutional and Legal Perspective
Paper III – Medical Professional, Patient and the Law
Paper IV – Professional Accountability and Patient’s Rights
Paper V – One Dissertation is to be written on a chosen topic.

Each Paper will carry 80 marks and for writing 4 assignments 20 marks. Written part of the dissertation will carry 80 marks and viva-voce 20 marks. To pass in each Paper / Project / Dissertation 50% marks are required to be obtained.
Annual exam is held in June and Supplementary in January, every year.

For details contact
Ph: 080-23160529, 23160532/33/35
Fax: 080-23160534
Email : ded@nls.ac.in

(Note:- The course content is being restructured w.e.f. 2005-06).


Paper I – Environmental Policy, Law and Development
Paper II – Pollution Control and Waste Management Laws
Paper III – Biodiversity related Laws
Paper IV – International Environmental Law
Paper V – One Dissertation is to be written on a chosen topic.

Written part of Dissertation will carry 80 marks and the viva-voce 20 marks. Each Paper will carry 80 marks and for 4 Assignments 20 marks. To pass in each Paper / Project / Dissertation 50% marks are required to be obtained.
Annual Examination is held in June and Supplementary in January, every year.

For details contact
Ph: 080-23160527, 23160532/33/35
Telefax: 080-23160534
Email : ceera@nls.ac.in ded@nls.ac.in
Websites : www.ceeraindia.org


Paper I – Basic Principles and Acquisition of IPRs
Paper II – Ownership and Enforcement of IPRs
Paper III – Information Technology related IPRs
Paper IV – Biotechnology and IPRs
Paper V – One Dissertation is to be written on a chosen topic.

Written part of the Dissertation will carry 80 marks and for writing 4 Assignments 20 marks. To pass in each Paper / Project / Dissertation 50% marks are required to be obtained. Annual Examination is held in June and Supplementary in January, every year.

For details contact

Tel. No. : 080-23160532/33/35
Fax No. : 080-23160534
Email : ded@nls.ac.in

Fee Structure

Application Fee – 1,000/- (Any Course)

Master of Business Laws
Application Fee Rs. 1000/-
Admission Fee Rs. 2,000/-(one time)
Tuition Fee Rs. 10,150/-PA
All Post-Graduate Diploma Courses (1 year)
Application Fee Rs. 1000/-
Admission Fee Rs. 2000/-
Tuition Fee Rs. 8,100/- PA
Common to all course
Admission Late Fee (After June 30th – till August 31st) Rs. 500/-
Application Fee Rs. 1000/-
Examination Fee Rs. 300/- per paper
Late payment of Examination Fee Rs. 250/- per paper
Late submission of Project & Assignments (MBL and all Diploma Courses) Rs. 100/- each
Late submission of Dissertation for Diploma Courses Rs. 200/-
Continuation fee Rs. 1,000/-
Revaluation of exam papers fee (for all courses) Rs. 500/- per paper

36 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ashish Ruhela  |  July 19th, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Hi, I want to know the admission procedure in MBL course.

  • 2. sunil  |  August 15th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    about my assignment , and my poroject wokrk

  • 3. manu  |  August 9th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    plz tell about the details of projects & assignments that will come across while doing PGDIPR

  • 4. Alok Sharma  |  August 26th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    hi i want require detail of admission proceure of mlb cource

  • 5. Abhishek Raizada  |  November 29th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    hi, this is Abhishek doing the M.B.L(1st year) in 2009, wants to know about the project or assignments of the papers which we have to submit or not?
    thanking you

  • 6. Deepali Chandra  |  December 4th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I had joined the MBL Course in August 2007, but could not appear for the exam. I would like to appear for the MBL 1st year exam in 2010. Please could you let me know the procedure and formalities to be completed to appear for this exam. Regards–Deepali Chandra

  • 7. Mohd. Ahmed Shareef  |  December 20th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    I want notes and project report of MBL part 1 NLSIU Bangalore 2009-10. Are they available some where ? Need help.

  • 8. anupam  |  December 22nd, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    sir, would u please tell me where from i get the notes,books, and project report details of MBL Part 1 course NLSU Banglore 2010-2011.
    Thank You,

  • 9. Swati Sinha  |  March 25th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Plz provide the last date of admission in MBL 2010.

  • 10. nikunj jhunjhunwala  |  May 27th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    sir ,please could you tell me when the diploma courses for intelectual property righs begin and please send me the details

  • 11. nikunj jhunjhunwala  |  May 27th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    please give me the details regarding diploma course in intelectual property rights

  • 12. M.S.Gusain  |  June 10th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Pls send me application form for Diploma in
    Env. law

  • 13. Yogesh Saxena  |  June 15th, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Kindly let me know the procedure for admission and contents/syllabus for MBL course.

  • 14. bhabani roy  |  July 18th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Pl let me know whether I can study
    “Master of business laws” from your University.

  • 15. Shubhangi Aggarwal  |  July 23rd, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    sir, i want admission in your MBL course. cd u plz send me details regarding MBL admission procedure.. cn i still do d mbl crse?

  • 16. Radha Jaya Joneja  |  July 27th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I took admission for PGDMLE course in Aug 2009. I am due to give the exam in June 2011. I request on information on the assignments, projects, contact programmes and any other information for criteria i need to fulfil before giving the exam. Thanks

  • 17. J S JAGLAN  |  August 4th, 2010 at 10:46 pm


  • 18. sneha  |  August 6th, 2010 at 12:54 pm


  • 19. sohail Bhatti  |  August 6th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    03456988182 cal me for detail

  • 20. arup  |  August 31st, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Sir,is there any way to get admission in MBL after 30 August.if there pl.reply

  • 21. sk  |  September 6th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    need help with the notes, projects, study papers, question papers for MBL 1 and 2 , wanting to appear in 2011. Any passed out student of 2008-10 batch can guide. Thanx

  • 22. santosh kumar  |  September 23rd, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I am a Company Secretary.want to join M.B.L course.

  • 23. santosh kumar  |  September 23rd, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    i have joined in august and i havenot find any books yet.suggest?

  • 24. Anurag dubey  |  October 2nd, 2010 at 6:20 pm


  • 25. Prashat dwivedi  |  January 10th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    sir, i wanna to get the study matereial for recent exam which is going to be held from 7feb.

  • 26. DHIRAJ SIRVYA  |  February 11th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    where to stay while visiting the nls in the month of june 2011 to write mbl i yr exam? kindly suggest nearby lodging which is reasonably tariffed and comfortable.

  • 27. swarada  |  March 4th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    sir, when is d revised sylabus going to be sent for june exms also the cds of the lectures? any updates regarding the examination centers finalised in pune as per u hav told us??

  • 28. ASHISH KUMAR BARIK  |  March 18th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Sir/madam, myself ashish.now im doing my PGDM(MBA) at NHLI, Bangalore. i want to do ur( MBL) Course.so pl tell me how much course fee you are taking in total & also tell me is there any placement facility providing by you after completion of this course.

  • 29. RAM PRASAD  |  April 2nd, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Sir / Madam,

    I have registered my name for MBL during 2008-09 and my registration number ( ID No. 12023). I have not been able to take the exams since 2008 but I intend to appear for MBL Exam June 2011. Once contacted I am told that I need to pay for the Second year MBL also.

    Please let us know How much is the Exam Fee for MBL June 2011 Exam and also the fees for Second year MBL. When is examination scheduled during June 2011.


    Ram Prasad
    Cell No 98455 38831

  • 30. JUGESH KUMAR  |  April 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm


  • 31. viren  |  April 6th, 2011 at 3:13 am

    Dear Ram Prasad,You have to pay Rs.300/- per paper plus u have to pay continuation fees. In addition to that, for 2nd year MBL, you may have to pya Rs.10k for new course.

  • 32. Aju k raju  |  May 13th, 2011 at 1:10 am

    sri, i completed my degree in B.com from (m g ) kottayam. Now i want to take LLB . could you Plz give me a Guidance for me in Distance Education

  • 33. SOUMEN  |  August 12th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    please give me the name of MBL 1st years books names which cover whole syllabus.

  • 34. john  |  February 23rd, 2012 at 1:45 am


  • 35. nazia  |  March 31st, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    plz inform me about exams of mbl .exact date .thnks

  • 36. dr b kesavakrishna  |  October 27th, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Please inform
    Revaluation result of paper 3 pgdmle 2015. My no mle/2570/14.

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