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GNLU- An Insider's opinion

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So, you made it to Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) ? Or thinking of joining it next year ?


Well there are a lot of things (good/bad) that you might have heard about it. All the NLU's have merits and demerits. All the non-NLU colleges will detest the NLU's (generally) for one reason or the other and the NLU's will always think that they are better, in more ways than one. 

GNLU is no different. It will complete 7 years this July. It has definitely grown from strength to strength but has it grown enough ?

I will definitely not tell you the rank of GNLU amoung the NLUs. One very big reason for that is that I don't know. :) It is different in all the surveys done. I guess GNLU usually lags behind in the ranking because 1) only two batches have passed out till now and so we don't have a substantial support from them as of now. This will improve over the years. Drastically. 2) GNLU doesn't have their own campus. The campus is under construction. According to the University reports next years CLAT batch will be able to study in the new campus right away.  


College/hostel is far away from almost everything. Its in a corner of Gandhinagar. The place is far away from any kind of civilization. The curfew time is 9:30 pm but that doesn't seem early as the entire city is closed by 10:00. Gandhinagar is the greenest capital in the country. Good road. Auto rickshaws are the only mode of transportation. 800 students staying together, no dearth of humans in the college campus itself. 

The hostel is a decent place. Twin sharing rooms. I have been told that these are the best hostels amoung all NLUs. Pretty big rooms and decent facilities. Basic stuff is available right outside the hostel. 


Closest place to hang out is Ahmedabad. It takes around 30-40 minutes and transportation is easily available. Gujarat is a dry state (Ha!). So the 'fun places' are sometimes not what everyone expects. 

Gandhinagar has a Cafe Coffee day, U.S. Pizza and proper Punjabi, South Indian outlets.  Veg- Non veg both are available. Cambay resort is the high end place. In short, food will generally not be a problem if you are cool with eating out. Mess sucks ! (almost everywhere).

Faculty, well that's a tricky one. Some of them are exceptional, some are mediocre and the rest all plain stupid. Generally all of them will help when you meet them in person, except for a couple of them who are a pain in the donkey. 

The opportunities are quite a few. Considering the fact that GNLu is getting a lot of support from the State Government and the High Court of Gujarat. 

Placements have been good. Top 4 rankers got through Amarchand this time.  I am not aware about other placement but I have heard that Pangea3, Khaitan, Wadhia Gandhy etc have also taken a lot of people. PSUs take a lot of people. Plus, Gnadhinagar has so many of them. 

Gujarat is known for being safe for women. People here are way more helpful then in a lot of other states in India. (No Offense) 

I want everyone to note that these are all my personal views. I have no intention of disrespecting anyone or any university.  I also urge people to not argue about which college is the best as that kind of arguments never get to a conclusion. All universities are good in one way or the other. 


I guess this is it. If you want to know more, just ask me through a comment. I would be happy to answer them.



Keep Smiling.  :) 


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