About the university
National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL) is a law university located in Ranchi, India. It was established by a legislative act, by the State Of Jharkhand (act no. 4 of 2010) as the fourteenth national law university of India. Professor B.C. Nirmal is the vice-chancellor of the university; formerly he was the Head and Dean of Law School, Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi). Professor A.K Koul was the founding vice-chancellor of the university, who specialized in international trade law, especially on WTO. Earlier he was the vice-chancellor of National Law University, Jodhpur. The university is located on Kanke Road on the outskirts of Ranchi just ahead of Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry & Allied Sciences and Birsa Agricultural University. It was formally inaugurated by the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court and Supreme Court Judge designate Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra on 26 April 2010. The 63.76-acre site is among the largest national law universities in India. Academics/campuses/affiliated colleges
The university has a very extensive schedule when it comes to its academics. The university has a semester system i.e. 2 semesters in an academic year. Each academic year a student has to undertake 5 CAT (Continuous Assessment Test) for each subject, out of which 3 are announced tests and 2 are unannounced ones. The students are also required to undertake compulsory CRE (Court Room Exercise). The number of CRE’s depends on the number of law subjects. The university also organises seminars and workshops so as to make the students aware of the diverse fields of law and also its practicalities.
The university currently accommodates its male and female students in on-campus four-storied hostels of around 300 rooms which are well equipped with amenities like wi-fi, hot running water and parking space for local students and faculty members. Top researchers/research
• Centre for Research in Intellectual Property Right (IPR) - The Centre was founded in response to an escalating need felt by scientists, lawyers, technologists and companies. The object is to gain a thoughtful knowledge in patent, trademarks, design and copyright law.
• Centre for Legal Aid Programme (CLAP) - Center for Legal Aid and Program, NUSRL (CLAP) is a student-cum-faculty-run society with an aim to spread legal awareness and give real-time effective legal aid to the marginalized section of our society. CLAP was established in the very first year of the inception of the university.
• Sports activities - The University is very active when it comes to extracurricular activities, especially in sports. The Sports Committee of NUSRL is headed and chaired by Mr. Arabinda Sahoo.
Chairpersons of the MCC since its inception: Dr. K. Shyamla (2011-2014), Mr. Kaushik Bagchi (Chair-person) and Ms. Hiral Mehta (Co-Chairperson) (2014)