The University Grants Commission has included TNNLU in the approved list of Universities under Section 2 (f) of UGC Act, 1956. TNNLU is also recognized under Section 12 (B) of UGC Act 1956, which will enable TNNLU to apply for grants from University Grants Commission and other Central Government funding agencies.
The Bar Council of India has granted recognition to TNNLU as a Centre of Legal Education.
TNNLU is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
TNNLU is a member of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and it is a permanent member of Indian Academy of Social Sciences