The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences was established under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 (West Bengal Act IX of 1999) adopted by the West Bengal Legislature in July, 1999. The University was notified under Clause (f) of Section 2 of the UGC Act, 1956 in August 2004 and has been granted permanent affiliation by the Bar Council of India in July 2005. Initially, classes, which started in 2000, were held at Aranya Bhavan, where the Environment Ministry of the Government of West Bengal is located, and the first batches of students started living in government flats. On 28 October 2002, the university's present-day permanent campus was inaugurated by the then Chief Justice of India, B. N. Kirpal.
Area of Excellence
B.A.-LLB. Programme, L.L.M. Programme, Ph.D - International Law - Criminal Law - Jurisprudence -Human Rights - Intellectual Property Right -Constitutional Law -Business Law
Research Capability and Focus Area
- International Law - Criminal Law - Jurisprudence -Human Rights - Intellectual Property Right -Constitutional Law -Business Law
Notable Research / Publication
Books Authored - Enforcement of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: International and National Perspectives (Lexis Nexis, New Delhi, 2015). - Handbook of International Human Rights and Refugee Law Documents (Lexis Nexis, New Delhi, 2014 )
NUJS offers an undergraduate B.A. or B.Sc. degree with an LL.B. For Masters students, NUJS offers an LL.M. and an M.Phil. Doctoral students can opt for Ph.D.s and LL.D.s B.A / B.Sc with LL.B. LL.M.
The library collection has over 23,000 titles, exclusive of titles donated by renowned personalities and organizations. The library also subscribes e-books, e-databases and e-journals.