About the Hidayatullah National Law University
Established in 2003, Hidayatullah National Law University has completed the journey of more than one and half a decade. In such a short span of time, HNLU has carved out a niche in the realm of legal education across India and the legacy is soaring towards newer heights day by day with moto Dharma Sansthapanartham meaning ‘for the sake of establishing the primacy of the laws of eternal values.’
Named after the great legal luminary Justice Mohammed Hidayatullah, the University was established by the Government of Chhattisgarh under the Hidayatullah National University of Law, Chhattisgarh, Act (Act No.10 of 2003).
HNLU is the sixth in the series of National Law Schools across India. HNLU has been included in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to receive Central assistance in terms of the rules framed under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The university is recognized by the Bar Council of India under section 7 of the Advocates Act 1961.
About the news
Hidayatullah National Law University recruited 23 new faculty in June/July 2021 increasing its current faculty strength by around 80%. The premier Law University is ranked in the top 10 nationally by various surveys and also ranked 51-100 among the World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking in Crisis management and 201-300 among the World’s Universities with Real Impact. HNLU has recently has transformed itself in physical infrastructure and human resources quotient.
The University has added 4 new Professors (currently total 5), 6 Associate Professors (currently total 7) 18 Assistant Professors (currently a total of 42 ) with 54 faculties of which 47 are from Law and 7 are from social sciences. The new recruitment is an increase of 79.31 percent in this academic year.
Currently 15 Alumni of HNLU having UG/PG/PhD degrees are faculty which is the highest for any National Law School in India. The women faculty number around 20 (37.03%) compared to 34 Male faculty (62.96%) amounting to a ratio of 20:34. A total of 30 Faculty have a Ph.D. and the average teaching experience is 8.42 years with a median age of 36.3 years and drawn from 14 states of the Country. The current faculty = student ratio stands at 1: 18.46.
The University caters its 50% of 900 + UG seats and 60 + LL. M. Seats under domicile category of State of Chhattisgarh and has 59 % reservation for OBCs (14%) SC (13%) and ST (32%- highest in the country) in the domicile quota as per State regulations. The University also has 8 seats for NRI category, 2 seats for Foreign Nationals, 5% seats are reserved horizontally for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at All India level according to The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, 5% seats are reserved horizontally for the Specially Abled Persons (SAP) and 3% Seats are reserved horizontally for Dependents of Freedom Fighters (DFF) category of candidates belonging to the State of Chhattisgarh only, 5 for Wards of Kashmiri Migrants and 2 for Students from Jammu & Kashmir.
Prof. (Dr.) V. C. Vivekanandan, Vice Chancellor of HNLU observed, “HNLU as a public University has enhanced its diversity quotient in all aspects and will strive to further such objectives in the coming years. The school believes in the real impact quotient of creating a vibrant space for diversity and work-life balance.”