TOP 10 LAW COLLEGES IN INDIA 2021

TOP 10 LAW COLLEGES IN INDIA 2021

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24-Sep-2021
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Across the country, students are getting drawn towards the professional course of Law to pursue graduation or post-graduation due to its beaming career. Students are shifting their choice towards law due to the growing career prospects and the vast choice of specializing in a particular field such as criminal and civil. There has been an increase of almost 20% in applicants annually over the past decade. Nowadays,  a Law degree opens up a plethora of opportunities in the field of Cyberlaw, corporate law, Bankruptcy, entertainment and Intellectual property law. 

Currently, there are 1170 law colleges in India, out of which 807 colleges are private, and 363 colleges are functioning under the government. In this article, candidates will get detailed information about the Top 10 Law Colleges in India as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Aspirants seeking admission to the Best Law Colleges in India should go through the article.

 Just go ahead and fulfil your AMBITION. Good luck!
 

RANK

COLLEGE NAME

STATE

SCORE

1

National Law School of India University

Bengaluru, Karnataka

78.66

2

National Law University

New Delhi, Delhi

74.02

3

Nalsar University of Law

Hyderabad, Telangana

73.12

4

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Kharagpur, West Bengal

71.44

5

National Law University

Jodhpur, Rajasthan 

64.29

6

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Kolkata, West Bengal

63.32

7

Gujarat National Law University

Gandhinagar, Gujarat

60.78

8

Symbiosis Law School

Pune, Maharashtra 

59.54

9

Jamia Millia Islamia

New Delhi, Delhi

57.93

10

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

Patiala, Punjab

54.19

  1. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

NLSIU has been constantly ranked as the best Law college in India. It was established in 1986 and has been recognised by the Bar Council of India. The college offers a variety of courses such as UG - B.A.LL.B (Hons), PG, MPP, M.PHIL, PhD. 

  • Duration for UG - 5 years 

Eligibility Criteria for UG - 10+2 with 45% aggregate 

The UG programme admits 120 students

Tuition Fees (UG): 80,000 INR per annum

  • Duration for PG - 2 years;

Eligibility Criteria PG - a degree in BA LLB;

The University admits 50 students to the LLM programme 

  • The admission to the top college is based on the CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) rank, except for the Ph. D. and M.Phil.

NLSIU provides great opportunities to its students by providing campus placement in well-established firms and companies. 

  1. National Law University, New Delhi

National Law University, Delhi was established in 2008  in the National Capital with the initiative of the High Court of Delhi under the leadership of Ranbir Singh. The College offers BA LLB (Hons), LLM, PGD, Other Certificate Courses and LLM Course for Working Professionals.

  • Duration for UG - 5 years 

  • Eligibility Criteria for UG - 10+2 with 45% aggregate (40% in case of SC/ST/Persons with Disability);

  • Duration for PG - 1 year;

  • Eligibility Criteria PG - a degree in BA LLB;

  • UG, PG and PhD admission in the top college is based on the CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) rank and the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET). 

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  1. Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad

Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad was established in 1998, and it was one of the first universities to offer a five-year law course. NALSAR ranks 3rd in the list of colleges; it offers programmes such as BA LLB (Hons), LLM, PG Diploma, MBA, Master’s Degree in two specializations, D. Courses.

  • Duration for UG - 5 years

  • The UG Programme offers only 120 seats after a highly selective procedure;

  • Tuition Fees (UG): 118,000 INR per annum

  • Duration of PG- 2 years

The UG Programme offers only 50 seats and 10 to foreign nationals

  • Admission to the Top Law college is based on CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

  1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur 

It was the first IIT institute in India; in 1951, the institute was established to train engineers. However, after a year, IIT Kharagpur introduced management, law, architecture, humanities, etc. Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur (RGSOIPL or IIT Kgp Law School) was set up in collaboration with the George Washington University Law School, Washington DC.RGSOIPL presently offers LLB (Hons) in Intellectual Property Rights and LLM in various Specializations. 

  • Duration for LLB (Hons) - 3 years

  • Duration for LLM - 2 years

  • One can seek admission to the college through AICET (All India Common Entrance Examination).

  1. National Law University, Jodhpur

The Law College was established under the National Law University, Jodhpur, Act, 1999. It is one of the first institutions in India to offer degrees such as B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.); B.A., LL.B. (Hons.); and B.Sc., LL.B. (Hons.). The National Law University provides various courses, namely- BBA LLB (Hons), BA LLB (Hons), LLM, D, MBA, LLD, Sc, Litt. Courses.

  • Duration for BBA LLB & BA LLB - 5 years;

  • The seats available for two undergraduate degree programmes put together are 104 students + 16 (NRI)/NRI Sponsored).

  • Duration for LLM - 1 Year

  • 50 seats are available to LLM students

  • Admissions are based on CLAT, and the National Law University Jodhpur conducts the exam.

  1. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

NUJS was established in 1999 by the Bar Council of India and the Government of WB. This Law college offers courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It provides courses such as BA LLB (Hons), BSc. LLB, LLD, D., PG Diploma. 

  • Duration for Ba LLB and Bsc LLB - 5 years

Tuition Fees (UG): 280,000 INR per annum

  • Duration for LLM - 1 year

  • One has to clear the CLAT to take a seat in the reputed college

  1. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

GNLU was established by the BCI and by the efforts of Kirit Raval, then Solicitor general of India, in the year 2003. The Law college offers BA LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), Sc. LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), LLM, etc

  • Duration for UG - 5 years

  • Duration for LLM - 1 year

  • Admissions in GNLU for both the UG and PG programs are made on the basis of performance in CLAT. 

  1. Symbiosis Law School, Pune

This Law college was established in 1997 in Pune and came under the best law university in India. Symbiosis Law School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes, and it also offers diploma and certificate studies. This law college provides courses such as BALLB, BBA LLB, LLM, LLB and diploma courses.

  • Duration for UG (Ba LLB, Bba LLB) - 5 year

  • Tuition Fees (UG): 235,000 INR per annum

  • Duration for LLb - 3 years

  • Duration for LLM - 1 year

  • One has to qualify for the SLAT (Symbiosis Law Admission Test) for BBA LLB and BA LLB;

  • And for LLB, admission is based on AIAT (All India Admission Test).

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  1. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

This college was established during the British Raj in 1920; it is a central university located in the capital. However, The Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, was established in 1989. This college offers BA LLB, LLM and PG Diploma. To get admission to top law universities, candidates will have to sit in the Jamia BA LLB Entrance Exam. Jamia Millia conducts another entrance exam for LLM candidates as well.

  1. The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

The Punjab government established RGNLU under Punjab Act 12 of 2006 in the year 2006. This Top College provides BA LLB and LLM programmes. 

  • Duration for UG  - 5 year

  • Seats available for UG - 196

  • Duration for LLM - 1 year

  • Seats available for PG - 40

  • Admission to this Top college is based on candidates’ CLAT rank

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Author: Papiha Ghoshal