Top Law Colleges in India

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This post has been written by Sejal Sahu, a student of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur. The views are based on community sentiments and not on any independent survey. The information is provided for knowledge only. Do verify the correctness of the information from the respective institution’s website. The colleges not listed as per their rank. If you wish to tell us your opinion about a law college, please post your comments.

1.  NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY (NLSIU) BANGALORE

National Law School of India University is a public law school and a national law university located in Bangalore, Karnatka. NLSIU is the first National Law University to be established in India as well as one of the first in the country to offer the 5 year integrated under law degree.

According to NIRF rankings NLSIU is the first among the law institutes in India.

The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of the University. The Chairman, Bar Council of India, is the Chairman of the General Council. These connections lend a stature and prestige to the School which is unparalleled in the history of legal education in India.

DETAILS :

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
Ph.d LLM with 55% Written Test 1.75 lakh _ _
L.L.M Bachelors degree with 55% +CLAT Written Test 1.30 lakh June 21 2020 May 18 2020
M.Phil Post Graduation Written Test 1.30 lakh _ _
BA LLB ( Hons) 10+2 with 45% + CLAT CLAT Rs 2,62,000

 

May 24 2020 April 25 2020
L.l.d PhD in Law + minimum 10 years of experience in teaching Written test on par with UGC NET/JRF exams Rs 1.75 lakh _                 _

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

Website: https://www.nls.ac.in/

HelplineNLSIU – +91 80 2321 3160, 2316 0532,

2316 0533, 2316 0535

Email – [email protected]

Information compiled from NLSIU website

2.  NALSAR UNIVERSITY OF LAW, HYDERABAD

NALSAR University of Law, officially the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), is a premier National Law University located in Shamirpet, Secunderabad, Hyderabad North, India. Established in 1998 by an Act of the State Legislative Assembly (Act 34 of 1998) by the state of Andhra Pradesh. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in law and postgraduate programs in business administration. It is one of the autonomous law schools in India.

With students admitted from all over the country and faculty drawn from home and abroad, NALSAR is counted amongst the top law schools of the country.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
Ph.d LLM with 55% Written Test  Rs 2.42 lakh _ May 30 2020
L.L.M Bachelors degree with 55% +CLAT CLAT  Rs 1.75 lakh May 24 2020 April 25 2020
MBA Pass in Graduation + CAT CAT  Rs 57k _ _
BA LLB ( Hons) 10+2 with 45% + CLAT CLAT Rs 2.42 lakh May 24 2020 April 25 2020
L.L.M +Ph.d PhD in Law + minimum 10 years of experience in teaching Written test on par with UGC NET/JRF exams Rs 32K _                May 11’20

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

  • HelplineNLSIU – 040 – 23498105 / 115

  Email – [email protected]

Information compiled from NALSAR official website

3. SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL, PUNE (SLS PUNE)

Symbiosis Law School is a law school located in Pune, India. It was established in 1977 under the banner of Symbiosis Society, under the patronage of S. B. Mujumdar, President & Founder Director. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust, Act,1950. The school has been accredited ‘A’ Grade by NAAC (UGC), also Symbiosis Law School is approved by Bar Council of India.SLS is known to be first Law College in Pune offering evening law programs which have an innovative and creative curriculum.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
LLB Graduation from any recognized university  with a minimum of 45% marks or equivalent grade on the basis of merit, writing samples and personal interaction. Rs 1.3 lakh June 1 2020    May 22 2020
L.L.M  LLB degree from any  recognized university/ Institution with 50% marks or equivalent grade. (45% marks in case of SC/ST candidates  on the basis Symbiosis All India Admission Test (AIAT),   RS 87,500 June 7th 2020          May 27’20

And June 10th 2020

Diploma A student who has passed the 12th standard examination of a recognized board and is pursuing law Programme. OR Graduates from any recognized University. Selection is on the first come first serve basis.  Rs 17,000 _ _
Ph.d Post graduation Rs 70k
BALLB ( Hons)
BBA LLB
10+2 with 45% SLAT followed by Personal Interaction (PI) and writing ability test (WAT) Rs 3.55 lakh

 

May 2 2020

(from 9.30 am to 12.00 Noon)

April 16 2020

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

  • Helpline – +91- 8380020926, 8380020927, 8380020928 (Time: 06.00 am to 11.00 pm)

 020- 26551100 / 07/ 16 / 17 / 18 / 88 (Time: 09.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Information compiled from SYMBIOSIS official website.

4. INDIAN LAW SOCIETY (ILS), LAW COLLEGE PUNE

ILS Law College is a public law school located in the Indian state of Maharashtra (Pune).It was established in the year 1924 with 154 acres campus. Today ILS is a prestigious name in in legal education. A+ ranking by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council-an autonomous body of the University Grants Commission and No. 1 ranking by media fortifies our claim for quality legal education. ILS Law College was selected for the ‘Institutional Excellence Award 2013′ by the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT) and Asian ‘ Best Private Education Institute 2012-13′ award by World Consulting and Research Organisation in 2013.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
LLB Graduation with 45% + MH CET LAW MAH CET LAW  Rs 37,300 June 28th 2020 May 6th 2020
L.L.M LLB  Rs 64,235
 DTL Rs 16,790
BALLB, BBALLB 10+2 with 45% + MH CET LAW MAH CET LAW Rs 40,625

 

April 12th 2020 March 6th 2020
Ph.d –                  –
DLL & LW  –                            –                       RS 17,190    –                    –

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

Website https://ilslaw.edu/

Helpline –  020-25656775

Email –  [email protected]

Information compiled from ILS website.

5. BHARATI VIDYAPEETH UNIVERSITY – NEW LAW COLLEGE, PUNE

Bharti Vidyapeeth is one of the top universities recognized by the government of India. Situated in the Indian city of Pune has received A+’ Accreditation (Third Cycle) by ‘NAAC’ in 2017 Category-I Deemed to be University Grade by UGC 62nd Rank among Universities by NIRF-2019. All the programmes in the university are approved by UGC and respective statutory councils. Today it has 8 campuses and countries from all over India and almost 48 countries. he institutions of Bharati Vidyapeeth (BV) was accorded deemed university status in 1996 for its academic excellence. BVP had established academic excellence and offers programmes in innovative areas. Today BVP is offering 250 + programmes. It is among the Top 10 Universities preferred by  the Overseas Students also achieved A’ Grade by Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline List of Institutes offering the Programme
LLB Bachelor’s Degree in any of the faculties with 45% of the total marks in case of general category and 40% of the total marks in case of SC & ST applicant. The maximum age for seeking admission into stream of 3 years bachelor degree course in law is limited to 30 years in general category and in case of SC, ST and other backward class applicant it is limited to 35 years. BVP CET   Fee as prescribed by Govt. of Maharashtra from time to time. June 20th 2020 June 16th 2020 New law college pune
L.L.M LLB with 50%

45% in case of SC/ST category

Rs.78,750/ July 18th 2020 July 14th 2020 New law college Pune
 BBALLB 10+2 with 45%

And 40% in case of SC/ST candidates.

Maximum age 20 years and 22 years in case of SC/ST/OBC.

BVP CET Rs 78,750

 

June 20th 2020 June 16th 2020 New law college Pune
Diploma Any Graduate who has passed Graduation from any recognized university in India or foreign university approved by Govt. of India is eligible to seek admission in Diploma Course. BVP CET –                  – New law college Pune
B.A.L.L.B 10+2 with 45%

And 40% in case of SC/ST candidates.

Maximum age 20 years and 22 years in case of

SC/ST/OBC

BVP CET Rs 78,750 June 21s           June 17th

2020             2020

New law college Pune

 *Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

 Information compiled from BVP website.

6. HIDAYATULLAH NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, RAIPUR

Hidayatullah National Law University is one of the prestigious university in the country and is situated in the beautiful city namely Atal Nagar situated in the India state of Chhattisgarh. HNLU is ranked 6th among the various national law schools in the country. It has a residential campus. HNLU has been included in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to receive Central assistance in terms of the rules framed under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956. HNLU is recognized by the Bar Council of India under section 7 of the Advocates Act. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Arun Mishra, Judge, Supreme Court of India is the Visitor, Hon’ble Mr. P. R. Ramachandra Menon, Chief Justice, High Court of Chhattisgarh is the Chancellor and Prof. (Dr.) V.C. Vivekanandan is the Vice-Chancellor of the University. HNLU, Raipur also provide scholarships to the candidates belonging to state domicile Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste and Other Backward Class, and PWD and minorities. Hidayatullah National Law University was ranked 7th in “Top 25 Law Colleges in 2017” by Outlook India’s and thirteenth in  “Top Law Colleges 2017” by The Week. Besides this, the college was awarded “Academic Excellence Award 2018”, in Legal Desire Summit and Awards. The campus of HNLU, Raipur is situated on 65acres of land and is installed with many facilities such as Seminar Hall, Moot Courts, Auditoriums, Classrooms and Library. Classrooms of the college are equipped with digital boards, smart internet connection, hi-tech classroom.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
B.A.LL.B 10+2 with 45% and 40% in case of SC/ST candidate and should be below 20 years of age as on 1st July 2015 (22 years in case of SC/ST and PWD candidates).+CLAT CLAT  Rs 1,75,000/- May 24 2020 April 25 2020
L.L.M LL.B Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 55% marks in aggregate (50% in case of SC and ST candidates). CLAT  Rs  95,000 May 24 2020 April 25 2020
Ph.d admission of scholars is made strictly on the basis of admission test conducted by the University separately. By university itself Rs 71,500

 

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

Information compiled from HNLU website.

7. FACULTY OF LAW, BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY (BHU) VARANASI

Banaras Hindu University is an internationally reputed temple of learning, situated in the holy city of Varanasi. This  university was founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, in 1916 with the cooperation of great personalities like Dr. Annie Besant, who perceived it as the University of India. Banaras Hindu University was created under the Parliamentary Legislation – The B.H.U. Act 1915.

Founded by Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviyaji in 1916, Banaras Hindu University is one of the most prestigious Central Universities in the country.The Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University has a 100 years old history which is incomparable to any traditional institution in this country.BHU offers professional diplomas, undergraduate and post graduate programmes in the form of courses in wide areas of legal studies. The Law School has a well qualified, experienced and committed faculty. The highly pragmatic and progressive environment developed by the talented faculty is conducive for the development of learning, enhancement of knowledge and skill. BHU has produced great legal luminaries in the past and continues to produce the world’s greatest minds to serve in the legal field. Law School BHU is always concerned with the all-around development of the students and has made available to them, all the necessary facilities and amenities to become worthy citizens of India.

The Law School has been a pioneer in introducing the full time three year LL.B. course and two year full time LL.M. programme. It has taken a lead and is perhaps the only law school in India to introduce the two years full time special courses of LL.M. in Human Rights and Duties Education. It is the first law school in India to introduce clinical legal education and legal aid programme to cater to the needs of the poor.

Law School BHU was one of the six universities in India to start Clinical Legal Services. The model developed by the Law School has been judged as the best model by Hon’ble Mr. Justice P. N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
B.A.LL.B (H) 10+2 with not below 50% of total marks in case of General category applicants; 45% in case of OBCs and 40% in case of SCs & STs applicants.Applicants should not be more than 20 years of age on July 1st of the year of seeking admission. However , applicants belonging to SCs; STs and OBCs should not be more than 22 years of age on July 1st of the year of seeking admission. BLAT/UET  Rs 66,316/- April 26th 2020
L.L.M

(1 year)

LL.B Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized University with not less than 50% marks in aggregate . Admission to all the LL.M. One Year programme in the Faculty of Law shall be made on merit in the PET (Post-graduate Entrance Test). Around

Rs  30,000

May 10 2020 April 25 2020
L.L.B B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./Shastri (at least 10+2+3 pattern) securing a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate considering all the subjects in the three years except those subjects where only pass marks are required and which do not contribute to the total in the final (Degree) marksheet or any other degree recognized by the bar council of India.

Applicants should not be more than 30 years of age on July 1st of the year of seeking admission.

Admission in LL.B. (Hons.) I-Semester programme of study shall be made on merit in the UET. Rs 6,316

 

April

26 2020

L.L.M

(2 year)

 

Three year LL.B. after Graduation under atleast 10+2+3 pattern or Five years LL.B. under 1+2+5 pattern recognised by the Bar Council of India with a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate in LL.B. Degree.

 

Admission to all the LL.M. & LL.M. HRDE programmes in the Faculty of Law shall be made on merit in the PET (Post-graduate Entrance Test). Rs 30k May 10 2020
Ph.d Common Research Entrance Test (CRET)
Pg Diploma Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognized Indian University or equivalent degree from a Foreign University. Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate. However, in the case of SC/ST candidates, there will be no requirement for minimum percentage of marks in the aggregate in the qualifying examination except that they must have passed the qualifying examination. For OBC and PC candidates there will be a relaxation of 5% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination in minimum eligibility requirements. Rs 20,000

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

                   http://www.bhu.ac.in/

 Information compiled from BHU website.

8. JINDAL GLOBAL LAW SCHOOL (JGLS) SONEPAT

Jindal Global law school began its first academic session in 2009 with the establishment of India’s first global law school. GLS is committed to providing global legal education to its students. To fulfill this objective, the curriculum and pedagogy is designed to give extensive exposure to students to domestic, international and comparative law courses.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
B.A.LL.B (H)

B.B.A L.L.B (H)

10+2 examination or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks. LSAT  Rs 5,65,000/- 31nd May 2020
L.L.M

(1 year)

A Bachelor’s degree in Law from any  university in India  or abroad that is duly recognised under the law and by the regulatory authorities. LSAT/CLAT/DU entrance Test for L.L.M RS 5,41,000 July 25 2020
L.L.B Bachelor’s degree in any subject with not less than 45% aggregate marks. LSAT Rs 6 lakh

 

July 25 2020
Ph,d L.L.M with atleast 55% marks or an equivalent grade.Applicants with more than 3 years industry/teaching/practicing /managerial/professional experience will be given preference. Master’s degree in a degree relevant to the proposed research with atleast 55% marks or equivalent grade having minimum 3 years managerial/professional experience. Application for admission shall be accepted over the year on a rolling basis June 30 2020
3 year BA legal studies 10+2 or equivalent examination with not less than 45 % LSAT Rs 3.5 lakh            – May 31 2020

*Dates may be reverified*

 Admission Helpline

Dr. Anand Prakash Mishra

Director of Law Admissions, Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean (Institution Building)

[email protected]

Email – [email protected] 

Website – http://jgls.edu.in/

Information compiled from JGLS website.

9.  NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHI

National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) is a National Law University in India, offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Situated in Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi -110078, India, NLUD is one of the national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India.NLU Delhi is one of the best law schools in the country. According to NIRF ranking NLUD has been ranked 2nd after NLSIU being the topper among the other national law schools.  It has been accredited in ‘A’ grade with a score 3.59 on a four point scale by NAAC. We have also been granted CAT-1 status by MHRD for graded autonomy and rank at no. 2 in Delhi and no. 8 in the country as per the NAAC score. The University works on sensitive issues like ‘Criminal Justice Administration’, ‘Gender-Sensitization’, ‘Women empowerment’, ‘Human Rights’, ‘Environmental issues’ and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR) in close association with various Government and Private Agencies. We have a ‘Zero Tolerance Zone’ for any kind of discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, caste and/or any other parameter in violation of the spirit of Indian Constitution.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
B.A.L.L.B (Hons) 10+2 with 50% of the total marks + AILET AILET  Rs 1,86,000 May 31, 2020 (10 am-11.30 am) April 30 2020
L.L.M a candidate should have passed the LL.B. or an equivalent degree from a recognised University with not less than 55% marks on aggregate (50% in case of reserved categories, i.e. SC/ST/Persons with Disability). AILET  Rs 1,39,000 May 31, 2020 (10 am-11.30 am) April 30 2020
 Ph.d A Master’s degree in Law or An equivalent to the Master’s degree in Law by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale.

For a detailed eligibity criteria of this degree please visit the website.

AILET Rs 1,18,000 May 31, 2020 (10 am-11.30 am) April 30 2020
Post graduation diploma

Contact Information

Information compiled from NLU Delhi website.

10. MAHARASHTRA NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY  MUMBAI

Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai, established under the MNLU Act 2004 is one of the top NLUs in the country. The Act envisaged to establish National Law University in Maharashtra to impart advanced legal education and promote society oriented research in legal studies for the advancement of societal life of the people in the country. The prime goal of the University is to disseminate advance legal knowledge and processes of law amongst the students and impart in them the skills of advocacy, legal services, law reforms and make them aware and capable to utilize these instruments for social transformation and development. To attain this goal it has started its first academic endeavor on 1st August 2015. ince its inception in 2015, the University has made serious and sincere efforts to excel in the field of legal research and education. Within the span of four years the University has been able to traverse an arduous yet, promising path filled with lots of possibilities for the future. Located in the pristine Powai region of Mumbai, the University enjoys an un-paralleled avenue for higher studies especially in law and related matters. The course structures of the University are framed in accordance with the norms of the BCI and UGC with a team of dedicated and committed teachers. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.A. Bobade, Judge, Supreme Court of India is the Chancellor of the University who not only guides but also inspires the institution with his novel ideas and rich experience in law field.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
B.A.L.L.B (Hons) Eligibility criteria for admission shall be as per CLAT 2020. CLAT for All India Students –  Rs 3,07,000

For Maharashtra domicile- RS 2,75,750

(As per the MNLU fee structure2019)

June 21 2020

From 3-5 PM

May 18 2020
L.L.M Eligibility criteria for admission shall be as per CLAT 2019. CLAT  For All India Students –  Rs 2,26,000

For Maharashtra domicile- RS 2,15,000

(As per the MNLU fee structure2019)

June 21 2020

From 3-5 PM

May 18 2020
 Ph.d Master’s degree in Law with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7- point scale.

• A relaxation of 5% in eligibility criteria will be granted to candidates from SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled persons.

• Candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.

The admission will be through an entrance test and a personal interview. The entrance test

will be held at the University’s campus

Around 1,95,000

Contact Information

          Helpline –  MNLU- 022-25703187, 022-25703188

          Information compiled from MNLU website.

11.  NATIONAL LAW INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY, BHOPAL

The National Law Institute University (NLIU),is among the best law schools in the country and is situated in the beautiful city of Bhopal in the state of MP. NLIU was established by the Rashtriya Vidhi Sansthan Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam, by an Act No. 41 of 1997 enacted by the Madhya Pradesh State Legislature. NLIU is recognized by the University Grants Commission and the Bar Council of India.

The VISION of NLIU is to become one of the best centers of legal education, training and research in the world. The MISSION of NLIU is to develop and nurture the intellect for the betterment of the nation and humanity through Law and Justice. The OBJECTIVES of the NLIU inter alia , are to contribute to the national development by instilling a sense of responsibility among her students, while simultaneously cultivating in them spirit of intellectual freedom, qualities of leadership, imaginative power and clarity.

NLIU has been designing and delivering courses with a view to enhance the ability and capacity of the students, members of the faculty and other participants in avoiding and resolving problems under the framework of law.

NIRF 2019 ranked NLIU as 11th best law school in the country.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
B.A.L.L.B (Hons) 10+2 from a recognised board with at least 45% aggregate CLAT Rs 2,45,250

 

June 21 2020

From 3-5 PM

May 18 2020
L.L.M LLB with a minimum of 55% of aggregate (50% for SC/ST candidates) CLAT Rs 1.96 lakh June 21 2020

From 3-5 PM

May 18 2020
 Ph.d

 

LLM from a recognised university at an aggregate of 55% And 50% in aggregate for SC/ST/OBC(non creamy layer)/PWD candidiates All India Ph.d entrance and MCLIS entrance test. Around 1,03,750
Master of Cyber Law & Information Security He/she has obtained a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University. 2. He/she has obtained at-least 50% of marks in aggregate or equivalent grade in bachelor’s degree examination. 3. He/she has qualified the entrance test conducted by the NLIU for admission to MCLIS course (Entrance Testn means All India Written Test and Personal Interview). All India Ph.d entrance and MCLIS entrance test. Rs 2.81 lakh for two years.
PG Diploma in Cyber Law Candidates having Bachelor’s degree in any disciplines from a recognized University or a qualification declared by the University as equivalent to it and recognized as such.

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

         Email –   [email protected]

Information compiled from NLIU website..

12. UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND ENERGY STUDIES (UPES), DEHRADUN

UPES University has got approval and recognition by various regulatory bodies such as University Grants Commission (UGC); Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the University.

UPES was established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. With an ambitious vision and unique approach, UPES emerged as an innovative institution offering industry-focused specialised undergraduate and postgraduate courses, some of which cater to high-growth areas like cloud computing, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, aerospace engineering, mechatronics engineering, fine arts, big data analytics, public administration, machine design engineering, computer science, petroleum, graphic and gaming and so on.

UPES has a sprawling 44-acre campus in the lush and verdant environs of Dehradun. The university takes pride in offering its students a world-class academic infrastructure, multimedia-enabled classrooms, modern research labs, playing fields, food courts, hostels and facilities for curricular and extra-curricular activities. Its commitment to providing students a multifaceted all-round growth and development reflects in its superior track record of 90% placements year after year; indeed, it leverages its strategic partnerships with industry stalwarts for all its programs to create employable, bright and future-ready professionals..

The university’s singular purpose is to enable each one achieve their individual purpose in life, through the guiding light of knowledge. Each one is empowered to pursue dreams and PASSIONS in a meaningful and responsible manner. Each one is encouraged to foster professional development through imagination, INNOVATION, specialised knowledge and critical-thinking. Each one is ENTRUSTED to become an active participant in transforming society,  to go beyond oneself, to RESPECT and INCLUSIVELY contribute in a pluralistic world. Thus, enabling one to choose life-pathways that fulfil their individual purposes fruitfully.

UPES is the first Indian University to partner with UK-based The University of Law for legal studies.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
B.A.L.L.B (Hons) Minimum 50% Marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)

Followed by Group Discussion and Interview only of students who have qualified ULSAT.

CLATAIR up to 15000/L-SAT India Percentile of 60 or above will be exempted from ULSAT and will be invited directly for Group Discussion and Interview.

Candidates with minimum 80% marks in Higher & Senior Secondary (10th & 12th) main five subjects (English as one of the compulsory subject) are exempted from ULSAT and will be invited directly for Group Discussion and Interview.

Only candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 1, 1998 are eligible to apply for admission. Date of Birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board only will be taken as authentic.

UL-SAT/CLAT Merit/L-SAT India Merit /Board Merit Around Rs. 3,26,700

 

8 May to 15 May, 2020

Computer Based Test(CBT)

Date & Time to choosefrom website from 18thApril, 2020 onwards

 

3rd May 2020.
B.B.A.L.L.B

(Hons)

Same as above UL-SAT/CLAT Merit/L-SAT India Merit /Board Merit  Around Rs. 3,26,700

 

 

 

8 May to 15 May, 2020

Computer Based Test(CBT) Date & Time to choose from website from 18thApril, 2020 onwards

 

 

3rd May 2020.
 Bcom L.L.B (Hons)  Same as above UL-SAT/CLAT Merit/L-SAT India Merit /Board Merit Around Rs. 3,26,700

 

8 May to 15 May, 2020Computer Based Test(CBT) Date & Time to choose from website from 18th April, 2020 onwards 3rd May 2020
Bsc L.L.B (Hons) Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)

Minimum 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics or Biology at Senior Secondary level (12th)

Followed by eligibility mentioned above.

UL-SAT/CLAT Merit/L-SAT India Merit /Board Merit Around Rs. 3,26,700

 

8 May to 15 May, 2020 Computer Based Test(CBT) Date & Time to choose from website from 18th April, 2020 onwards

 

3rd May 2020
B.Tech L.L.B (Hons.) Same as above UL-SAT/CLAT Merit/L-SAT India Merit /Board Merit  Around Rs.  306,950 8 May to 15 May, 2020 Computer Based Test(CBT) Date & Time to choose from website from 18th April, 2020 onwards 3rd May 2020
L.L.M Minimum 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (X & XII)

Minimum 50% marks in Graduation with LLB Degree. Or equivalent.

ULSAT-LLM  Around Rs.275,700 19 May, 2020 16 May, 2020
Ph.d Candidates for admission to the PhD program shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / Differently abled and other categories of candidates as per extant UGC Regulations from time to time; or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991. The eligibility marks of 55%

RET (Research Entrance Test) and interview at UPES Campus, Dehradun.

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

Information compiled from UPES website.

13.  NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, JODHPUR

National Law University-Jodhpur (NLUJ) is one of India’s leading Law Schools situated at the vibrant and colourful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. NLUJ has constantly been ranked as one of the top law schools in India. Since its establishment in 1999, NLUJ has endeavoured to produce exceptional lawyers and legal scholars aimed at pushing and challenging the existing boundaries of knowledge.

NLUJ attracts top quality students coming from diverse social, cultural and religious backgrounds from all corners of India. Students passing out from NLUJ work in top law firms in India and abroad, some practice in courts and while some have entered the field of legal academics. NLUJ students have also pursued further studies on prestigious scholarships at leading Universities in the world including Harvard, Yale, Oxford, LSE and King’s.

The University has developed a holistic approach towards understanding law and justice from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The University offers unique five year integrated undergraduate programs i.e. B.B.A., LL.B.(Hons.); B.A., LL.B.(Hons.); to generate especially skilled global legal professionals. These integrated programs offer highly demanding honors courses in various facets of law such as Constitutional Law, Business Law, Trade Law, International Law, Criminal Law and Intellectual Property Rights Law.

NLUJ boasts of a dynamic faculty comprising of both experienced and young academicians coming from diverse backgrounds and drawn from all across India. The faculty members of NLUJ having studied at leading universities in India and abroad and having their research published in leading international and national journals are constantly involved in delivering quality teaching and undertaking bold experiments in pedagogy. Many reputed scholars from leading international and national universities including Harvard and Max Planck visit NLUJ on research and teaching assignments.

NLUJ is committed to the advancement of knowledge and learning and is striving to become a centre for excellence in legal studies. It is dedicated to churning out committed lawyers of highest academic and professional standards and producing top quality legal scholars.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
B.A.L.L.B (Hons) & B.B.A L.L.B (hons) 10+2 from a recognised board with at least 45% aggregate CLAT Around Rs. 2,54,000

 

June 21 2020 18th May 2020.
L.L.M  LLB with a minimum of 55% of aggregate (50% for SC/ST candidates) CLAT Around Rs. 1,99,000

 

June 21 2020 18th May 2020
D.Lit / LLD A candidate seeking admission to a higher research degree must have pursued outstanding research in the concerned discipline and obtained the minimum qualifications required for admission as mentioned below:

(i) Must have obtained a Ph. D. or an equivalent degree from this University or any other recognized University, in the concerned discipline, at least 3 (three) years prior to the date of application.

(ii) Must have made significant contribution to research in the concerned discipline as evidenced by research publications in refereed journals.

Rs 70,000

Hostel and mess fee not included.

Ph.d Postgraduate degree in Law with at least 55o/o marks or equivalent grade.

A relaxation of 5% in eligibility criteria will be granted to candidates from SC/ST/OBC (non-Creamy layer)/SAP Categories.

Candidates appearing in the final- year of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. (However, before the completion of the admission procedure, the original mark sheet of the qualifying examination has to be produced to show that the candidate fulfills the-eligibility criteria.)

The admission will be through an entrance test and a personal interview.  –

 

May 1 2020

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

Information compiled from NLUJ website.

14. The WB NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF JURIDICAL SCIENCES,  KOLKATA

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences was established under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 (West Bengal Act IX of 1999) adopted by the West Bengal Legislature in July, 1999. The University was notified under Clause (f) of Section 2 of the UGC Act, 1956 in August 2004 and has been granted permanent affiliation by the Bar Council of India in July 2005.

Initially, classes, which started in 2000, were held at Aranya Bhavan, where the Environment Ministry of the Government of West Bengal is located, and the first batches of students started living in government flats. On 28 October 2002, the university’s present-day permanent campus was inaugurated by the then Chief Justice of India, B. N. Kirpal.

The NUJS, Kolkata, along with the GNLU and NLSIU, Bengaluru, remain the only three national law schools which have the honourable Chief Justice of India as the Chancellor. This set-up provides an aura of exclusivity and rare stature to these National Law Schools in India. It may be noted that all other National Law Schools have the Chief Justice of the respective state High Courts as their Chancellors.

NUJS is considered one of the best amongst the elite national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India. The university offers a five-year integrated B.A./BSc. LLB (Hons.) degree programme at the undergraduate level and a Master of Laws (LLM) programme at the postgraduate level. Admission to the former programme is through the Common Law Admission Test, a highly competitive, nationwide common entrance examination, held jointly by fourteen of the seventeen national law schools. NUJS also offers MPhil, PhD and diploma in business laws and other programs. It also offers a number of online courses that attract students from 17 countries across the world so far.

The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of NUJS and is also the Chairman of the General Council, the supreme policy-making body of the University. Prof. (Dr.) Nirmal Kanti Chakrabarti is the Vice Chancellor of the University.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
B.A.LL.B (H)

 

10+2 with 45% or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks.   CLAT  Rs 2,96,000/- June 21 2020

From 3 pm to 5 pm.

May 18 2020
L.L.M

(1 year)

A Bachelor’s degree in Law from any  university in India  or abroad that is duly recognised under the law and by the regulatory authorities with not less than 55%. CLAT Rs 2,06,000/- June 21 2020

From 3 pm to 5 pm.

May 18 2020
M.phil The candidate shall have Masters Degree of any recognized University, with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). However, this condition is relaxed to 50% in case of candidates belonging to SC and ST.Candidates who have qualified for UGC/SLET/SET/JRF fellowships are exempted from the Entrance Test..

 

Admission to M.Phil. shall be through an Entrance Test and Interview. Applications for Entrance Test shall be

invited once a year in the month of July, depending on the

vacancies existing in each specialized area.

In the month of July.
Bsc.L.L.B 10+2 with 45% or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks. CLAT Rs 2,96,000/- June 21 2020

From 3 pm to 5 pm

May 18 2020
L.L.D PhD in Law + minimum 10 years of experience in teaching
Ph.d LLM with 55% Entrance Test

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

Website:  https://www.nujs.edu/

 HelplineNUJS – +(91)33-2335 7379 /0765/2806 /2809/2811/2812

Email – [email protected]

Information compiled from NUJS & CLAT website

15.  NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, ODHISHA

The National Law University Odisha (NLUO) is a vibrant addition to the chain of national law universities in the country. Within a short span of time, NLUO has made its mark as a university engaged in and committed to quality teaching and research in law. Our faculty research output has always been of a very high standard. Faculty publications in several top-tier international publications bespeak about their subject expertise and scholarship. The student community’s engagement with co-curricular activities has yielded remarkable results, including consistent high performance in moot court competitions and active participation in prestigious national and international conferences and seminars. Our rigorous academic discipline coupled with friendly learning environment provides a platform to the students to realize their true potential and develop in their fields of interest and passion. The University has received recognition from the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 12(b) of the UGC Act 1956, and has been receiving grants under the XIIth Plan. The University’s degrees are duly recognized by the Bar Council of India. It is also an associate member of the UGC-INFLIBNET, and a participant in the National Knowledge Network under the Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Government of India. The University was accredited with ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the year 2016. NLU Odisha is amongst the top-sixty Universities of the country which were granted autonomy by the University Grants Commission for maintaining the high academic standards.NLUO has its own campus spread over 50 acres near Naraj at the western extreme of historical city of Cuttack. The area is known for its scenic beauty.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
B.A.LL.B (H)

& B.B.A.L.L.B

 

10+2 with 45% or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks.

For Domicile reservation – Candidates who have passed 12th class or equivalent examination from the state of Odisha and secured at least 60% marks (or its equivalent grade) in the said examination from any recognized College/University in the state of Odisha.

 

  CLAT  Rs 2,11,000/-

Note: The above fee structure does not include monthly mess charges. Students are required to pay the mess charges directly to the Mess Committee at the beginning of every semester.

June 21 2020

From 3 pm to 5 pm.

May 18 2020
L.L.M

(1 year)

A Bachelor’s degree in Law from any  university in India  or abroad that is duly recognised under the law and by the regulatory authorities with not less than 55%.

Eligibility Criteria for DomicileReservation:Candidates who have passed Undergraduate law programme (B.A.LL.B./B.B.A.LL.B.,/LL.B. etc) or equivalent examination and secured at least 50 % marks (or its equivalent grade) in the said examination from any recognized College/University in the state of Odisha.

CLAT Rs 1,51,000/- June 21 2020

From 3 pm to 5 pm.

May 18 2020
M.phil The candidate shall have Masters Degree of any recognized University, with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Will be notified on the Website Will be notified on the Website
Ph.d 1.An applicant seeking admission to Ph.D. programme must have Master’s Degree in Law from any recognised University securing not less than 55% marks or its equivalent in grade; or

2. Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Social Science or Humanities,

Management Studies or Sciences from any recognised University with not less than 55% marks or its equivalent grade; or

3. Obtained a Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or Management

Studies from any recognised University with 55% marks and have had at least two years of teaching experience or Ph.D. in any discipline.

4. In case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non creamy layer) and differentlyabled candidates a relaxation of 5% marks from 55% to 50% or an equivalentrelaxation of grade shall be done.

Research Entrance Test (NLUORET) for the

candidates who have applied for the admission in Ph.D. program in NLUO.

For full time candidate- 1,28,000

 

For Part time candidate – 96,000

Will be notified on the Website Will be notified on the Website

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

Website:  https://www.nluo.ac.in/

 HelplineNLUO – +91 671 2338018

Email – [email protected]

Information compiled from NLUO & CLAT website

16. GUJARAT NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, GANDHINAGAR

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC), is a Researchbased Teaching University, established under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003, recognized by the BCI and the UGC, provides the most diversified and unique teaching, research, training and extension programs. It enjoys membership of national and international network of universities, namely, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), International Association of Law Schools (IALS), Asian Law Institute (ASLI) and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI).

The GNLU Act 2003 proclaims that GNLU, “shall be to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development: to develop in the students and the research scholars sense of responsibility to serve society in the field of law by developing skills in regard to advocacy, legal services, legislation, parliamentary practice, law reforms and such other matters; to make law and legal processes efficient instruments of social development; and to promote inter-disciplinary study of law in relation to management, technology, international cooperation and development.”

The ethos of imparting education in Gujarat National Law University comprises a mutual endeavour of the Faculty and the students who become part of our august family after clearing the hurdle of a rigorous and strenuous selection procedure, since only the cream of the country finds a place amidst us. The University has been in the process of striving for academic and professional excellence in the field of legal studies in the country. The University became functional from the year, 2004.The teaching methodology and the student response to it can be safely summarized as being par excellence. Our student fraternity has won us laurels in the various spheres of national and international moot court competitions, paper presentations and various cultural activities. We strive for an all round and inter-disciplinary academic excellence in sync with the other National Law Schools of the country.

Since its inception, the University has been holding regular in-house Moot Court competitions, after which meritorious students are sent abroad for participating in Moot Court jamborees. The hub of activity be credited to our Moot Court Committee and the Legal Aid Clinic, which have developed a workable and efficient interface with the industry and the Judiciary to the satisfaction of all. As GNLU persist in our academic endeavours, it won’t be an overstatement to say that our University will become a leader in the sphere of legal education in the country. Our founding motto too objectifies the ideal of, “Let all good and noble thoughts come to us from all directions”, which is a hymn from the Rig Veda.The fraternity of Gujarat National Law University aim at homogenization of all trends and civilization patterns by inculcating in our students, an appreciation of other cultures and regions of the country in all its homogeneity.

Courses offered Eligibility Entrance Total fee/year Date of Entrance Application Deadline
BA/BCom/BBA/BSc/BSW LL.B. (Hons.) 10+2 with 45% or equivalent with not less than 45% aggregate marks.   CLAT  Rs 2,53,000/-

 

June 21 2020

From 3 pm to 5 pm.

May 18 2020
L.L.M

(1 year)

LL.B. degree/equivalent degree in law from a recognized University, with not less than 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST students)

Candidate appearing in the qualifying examination can appear provisionally, subject to the production of necessary qualification papers before or at the time of admission.

CLAT Rs 1,92,000/- June 21 2020

From 3 pm to 5 pm.

May 18 2020
M.Phil The candidate shall have Masters Degree of any recognized University, with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Will be notified on the Website Will be notified on the Website
Ph.d Please visit university’s website given below for a detailed eligibility criteria. The admission to the Ph.D. programme shall be through an entrance test. The applications for the entrance test shall be invited annually at the beginning of the academic year

*Dates may be reverified*

Contact Information

Website:    https://gnlu.ac.in/

HelplineGNLU – +91-79-23276611/23276612

Email –  [email protected]

Information compiled from GNLU & CLAT website.

Important Note:

  1. Consortium of National Law Universities ( CLAT Consortium) conduct the Common Law Admission Test. It’s permanent secretariat has been established at NLSIU Bangalore. All NLU’s except NLU Delhi conducts their LL.B. (5 Years) and LL.M. via CLAT. You can check out the list of Participating University here. For Admission related queries, reach to them at [email protected] or call them at 08047162020.
  2. The above list of law colleges is not in the order of merit.
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  4. Due to the ongoing outbreak of CoronaVirus (Covid-19), the dates of the entrance exams may have been changed by the respective colleges. You must verify the same from their website.
  5. If you would like to know about college rankings, there are following popular links for your convenience

Careers360: https://law.careers360.com/articles/top-law-colleges-in-india-for-5-year-law-programme
College Dunia: https://collegedunia.com/law-colleges
India Today
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Lawctopus.com: https://www.lawctopus.com/top-law-colleges-india-5-year-law-course/
National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF): https://www.nirfindia.org/2019/LAWRanking.html
iPleaders: https://blog.ipleaders.in/top-law-colleges-in-india/
Legally India: https://www.legallyindia.com/lawschools/clat-2019-preferences-nlu-j-overtakes-nliu-in-4th-place-nlu-odisha-rises-above-patiala-nuals-nls-builds-lead-20190615-10642
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