Best law colleges in India- NIRF Rankings

28 Jul 2022  Read 516 Views

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In today’s time, students, after completing their schooling, are getting more attracted towards law degrees as students who have pursued their higher education are finding good career growth in the private sectors as well as the government sector in the legal field like they have the option to become a government lawyer or judge or politicians and enjoy a good political life. The term LLB means Legum Baccalaureus, a Latin word for Bachelor of Law. The most trending courses in law have been the 5 years integrated courses such as BA.LL.B, B.COM.LL.B, BSC.LLB, BBA.LL.B, there was only a 3-year LLB course prior to this. Some colleges like Delhi University, Panjab University, Government law colleges of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh etc. are still offering these 3-year LLB courses.

Now let’s deal with the rankings of top law colleges in India placement-wise, NIRF Wise, fees, and cut-off-wise. In this article, we are going to do an in-depth analysis of law colleges in India ‘Private as well as Government’.

Top Colleges Ranking based on Placement

Name of Institute/College

Placement score

Top recruiters

National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

 

 

4.8

· Anand & Anand Advocates

· Lex Orbis Intellectual Property

· Dua Associates

National Law University, Delhi

4.0

· Steel Authority of India Limited

· ICICI Bank

· L&L Partners

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

4.0

· Talwar Thakore & Associates

· L&L Partners

· Majumdar & Co

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

4.0

· Pinsent Masons

· Linklaters LLP

National Law University, Jodhpur

3.9

· Majumdar & Co

· Allen & Ovary LLP

NIRF stands for National Institutional Ranking Framework. Important parameters of NIRF ranking are as follows:

  • Teaching, Learning, & Resource (TLR)

  • Research and Professional Practice (RP)

  • Graduation Outcomes (GO) 

  • Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)

NIRF 2021 Rank

Name of Institute/College

NIRF Score

1

National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

78.66

2

National Law University, Delhi

74.02

3

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

73.12

4

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

71.44

5

National Law University, Jodhpur

64.29

6

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, West Bengal

63.32

7

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

60.78

8

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

59.54

9

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

57.93

10

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

54.19

Top Colleges Ranking based on fee structures

The fee category is very important for graduation in law because the fee charged by top colleges in India is very high and expensive as compared to the others (specifically compared with other courses apart from legal). Therefore, the course fee is also a crucial parameter to consider while looking for law colleges, so students need to ensure that the fees match the facilities the college provides. Here is the list of the top law colleges with their fee structure.

Name of Institute/College

Ownership

Fees (Total course)

National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

Government

13.10 lakhs

National Law University, Delhi

Government

5.72 lakhs

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

Government

8.10 lakhs

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT-Kharagpur

Government

0.69 lakhs

National Law University, Jodhpur

Government

11.82 lakhs

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, West Bengal

Government

15.52 lakhs

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Government

8.77 lakhs

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Private

17.25 lakhs

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Government

0.52 lakhs

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

Government

7.60 lakhs

In order to check the fees of various law colleges in India in detail, refer here.

Top Law Colleges in India, along with the cut-offs

1. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru- it was established in the year 1988; National Law School of India University is the most prestigious law college in India. It was set up under the National Law School of India University Act as the first national law university in India. It is recognized by the UGC and is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). it has started conducting its own entrance exam in the form of NLAT. NLSIU in 2020 and offers undergraduate, postgraduate, research and distance education courses. The cut-off for the admission process of last year is as follows: - 

Category

2020 Cut-off by rank

2021 Cut-off by rank

General

70

83

SC

613

2112

ST

906

3042

2. National Law University, Delhi - NLU Delhi is the leading law school established in 2008 under NLU Delhi Act 2007.  NLU Delhi offers undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees as well as PG Diploma courses. The university conducts the All-India Law Entrance Test (AILET) for admissions to its law courses. The cut-off for last year's exam is as follows –

Category

2021Cut-off 

General

95

SC

65

PWD

45

ST

66

3. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad - NALSAR Hyderabad is the third most prominent law school in India and attracts students from all over the country for admission to various courses being offered. It was established in the year 1988, and the campus present in Hyderabad has been rated with an “A++” score by the NAAC. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

 The CLAT score cut-off for the admissions last year is as follows: - 

Category

2020 Cut-off 

2021Cut-off 

General

117

172

SC

2496

2884

ST

5992

6854

Economically Weaker Section

3945

5190

Application Process for law colleges

The Aspirants need to appear in the following exams and qualify them in order to get admission into their desired colleges.  And many universities conduct their own exams, such as Christ University, KIIT Bhuvneshwar CUCET, and KIITEE After the exams, colleges conduct personal counselling interviews and group discussion rounds in a number of phases to shortlist the most eligible candidates.  Here are the two most popular entrance exams for law schools in India these are as follows: -

  • CLAT

  • AILET

1. CLAT- It is one of India's most popular entrance exams for admission into law colleges. Along with the NLUs, CLAT scores are accepted by more than 100 law colleges and universities in India. Thousands of students appear for CLAT every year, as it is conducted only once a year. Due to the limited number of seats available, the candidates must score more than the cut-off marks to be eligible for selection. Previously, CLAT was conducted by one of the NLUs on a rotational basis every year, but since 2019, the Consortium of National Law Universities has conducted the exam. Candidates must complete their applications online on the official website before the deadline to appear in the exam. In fact, CLAT PG scores can also land you at various PSUs (Public Sector Units).

2.  AILET- All India Law Admission test is organised for National Law University, Delhi, every year and is an annual offline pen, paper-based exam. The exam is quite difficult as compared to CLAT as it is exclusive to a single university.

Conclusion

I would like to conclude this article by saying that there are multiple options available for law colleges, both government and private, and it is essential to select the best law college in India that meets your expectations. Students need to compare various parameters mentioned above in this article while finalizing the college, such as Ranking, fees, placement, internship college infrastructure, campus, popular stream, value for money, moot court facility, MUNs and library etc.

About the Author: Shivam Pathak | 5 Post(s)

Shivam is pursuing a BA. LL. B (HONS.) 5-year integrated course from Amity University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh. With a core interest in Criminal and Civil Law, his hobbies are reading books and listening to songs in his free time.

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