NUJS, Kolkata is supported by the money it receives in tuition fees from academic programmes like distant learning programmes, research and consulting initiatives, and other related activities. The costs necessary to deliver the academic programmes offered on-campus are not covered by the student fees. Thus, the University provides financial aid to all students enrolled in academic programmes offered on campus.
Academic performance during the admissions process is a determining factor in a student's admittance to NUJS. The university has enacted an inclusiveness strategy to guarantee that students from all social, linguistic, and economic backgrounds receive a demanding and transformative education from across India. The applicant's financial situation is not taken into consideration throughout the admissions process. In addition, the university is dedicated to helping every student accepted into an academic programme, regardless of financial restrictions, continue their studies. The University's strategy for fulfilling this goal is outlined in this Financial Aid Policy.
Merit Cum Means
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (“NUJS”) is committed to ensuring that students from all financial backgrounds have an equal opportunity to undertake professional legal education. It is acknowledged that lack of substantial financial means can be an impediment for many motivated and meritorious students who wish to pursue a career in law. Financial aid is of utmost necessity to ensure accessibility to legal education for those who would otherwise be unable to bear the financial burden attached.
NUJS is dedicated to create a level playing field for students, in which economic privilege shall not be a determinant in relation to the opportunity to learn. In pursuance of this understanding, NUJS strives to provide financial assistance to students from low income families enrolled in the University through the NUJS Merit-cum-Means Scholarship. The grant of scholarship is guided by the NUJS Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Policy, 2019 (link to the policy).
National Scholarship for Higher Education for ST students under the National Scholarship Scheme
The scholarship has been established by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India under the National Scholarship Scheme. The scheme is intended to encourage meritorious ST students to pursue courses at Graduate and Post Graduate level in premier institutes identified by the Ministry in professional fields such as Management, Medicine/Science, Engineering and Technology, Humanities, Law and Social Science etc. The scholarship once awarded will continue till completion of the course tenure, subject to satisfactory performance of the student, as assessed by the institute.
The Scholarship is availed through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2.0.
Central Sector Scheme of Top Class Education in College for OBC, EBC and DNT students
The scheme operates in all the institutions notified by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for every financial year 2021-22 onwards. NUJS is among the institutions notified by the Ministry. The objective of the scheme is to recognize and promote quality education amongst students belonging to OBC, EBC and DNT categories by providing full financial support. The scheme will cover OBC/EBC/DNT students for pursuing studies beyond class 12th.
The scholarship, once awarded, will continue till the completion of the course, subject to satisfactory performance of the student. The students are required to apply for scholarship every year even in case of renewal also.
Aditya Birla Scholarship
The aspirational Aditya Birla Scholarship Programm accords significant financial support, and enables scholars to bond with students from select institutes and network with leaders from the Aditya Birla Group. Instituted in 1999, this aspirational scholarship extends to the country’s top scholars from 22 premier institutes: BITS Pilani, IITs, IIMs, XLRI and premier law colleges such as The National Law School University, Bangalore; Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad; National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata; The Gujarat National Law University; The National Law University, Jodhpur.
For more information on the scholarship, kindly refer to the website - https://www.adityabirlascholars.net/the-scholarship/
MMXC Equal Oppurtunity Scholarship
The MMXC Equal Opportunity Scholarships have been started in 2023 by an alumnus of NUJS who believe that the 5 years they spent at NUJS were some of the best years of their life. The objective of the scholarships is to reduce financial burden on students so that they can also graduate with great experiences and fond memories of life at NUJS.
The scholarship is broadly granted based on a combination of the following factors: § Merit: academic potential and excellence.
§ Need: income, scholarships, loan debt, family contributions, etc.
§ Diversity: socio-economic status, first-generation college graduate, underrepresented minorities, etc.
As it stands, the MMXC Scholarship (link to the policy) provides an annual aid of Rs. 1 lakh to three (3) students in every academic year.
The Reema Ray Memorial Scholarship – Touchstone Partners
The Reema Ray Memorial Scholarship is in honour of Reema Ray, a 2006 graduate of the LL.B (Hons.) Programme of The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (NUJS). Reema was an associate at Touchstone Partners (earlier, Platinum Partners) from 2008 until her untimely demise in 2013. During her stint at Touchstone Partners, Reema made an enormous contribution to the firm’s practice and deeply touched the hearts and minds of her colleagues. She was the embodiment of the values that the firm holds most dear – an ability and desire for high performance coupled with a sense of empathy. The objective of this scholarship is to support and encourage deserving students of the NUJS LL.B Programme to build an academic and professional career based on the values that made Reema such an impressive lawyer and human being.
During any academic year of the NUJS LL.B Programme there will be one scholarship. The scholarship amount will be the total fee payable to NUJS by the selected candidate for the relevant academic year of the NUJS LL.B Programme. If the selected candidate is a student of either the third, fourth or the fifth year of the NUJS LL.B Programme, then the candidate will also be offered a one month internship in that academic year in one of the offices of Touchstone Partners. (link to policy)