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Law is a discipline that involves a profession related to rules of conduct that binds the community. Those who wish to pursue their career in the legal profession must choose Law. There are different kinds of degrees offered in Law, such as LLB, BA LLB (regular/honours), B.Com LLB (regular/honours), LLM, PhD in Law, etc. Some of the key subjects that come under the law degree are criminal Law, property law, contract law, civil rights and human rights law, etc.  

NIRF, India Today, Outlook, and numerous other ranking sources rank various government and private colleges in India. Various top law colleges in India impart quality education to the students and aim to provide future prospects to the students. 

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Top 10 Law Colleges in India by NIRF

There are specific parameters that are used by the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) to rank the colleges in India. Let us have a look at the ranking parameters and weightage used by the NIRF to rank colleges in India: 

  • Teaching, Learning, and Resources (TLR) - 30%
  • Research and Professional Practice (RP) - 30%
  • Graduation Outcomes (GO) - 20%
  • Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) - 10%
  • Peer Perception (PR) - 10%

Refer to the table below to check the list of top law colleges in India by NIRF ranking 2020:

Ranking 

Name of the College

NIRF Score

1

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), 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, Kolkata 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 10 Law Colleges in India by India Today 

Below given are some of the top 10 law colleges in India by India Today ranking 2020:

India Today Ranking 2020

Name of the College

BA LLB Total Tuition Fees (INR)

1

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru

1,91,850

2

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

1,20,000

3

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

3,61,500

4

Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

2,40,000

5

Faculty of Law, BHU, Varanasi

3,00,000

6

National Law University Odisha, Cuttack

8,65,000

7

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala

1,10,000

8

ILS Law College, Pune

1,52,000

9

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune 3,75,000

10

Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow 2,76,000

Top 10 Law Colleges in India by The Week 

Below mentioned are the top 10 law colleges in India by The Week ranking 2020: 

The Week Ranking 2020

Name of the College

The Week Score

1

Symbiosis Law School, Pune 539

2

ILS Law College, Pune 487

3

New Law College, Pune 466

4

School of Law, Christ, Bengaluru 401

5

Army Institute of Law, Mohali 372

6

Institute of Law, Ahmedabad 366

7

Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida 302

8

Ramaiah College of Law, Bengaluru 295

9

Amity Law School, Noida 286

10

Law College Dehradun, Dehradun 283

Top 10 Law Colleges in India by Outlook India 

Check the list of top 10 law colleges in India by Outlook India ranking 2020 by referring to the table below: 

Outlook India Ranking 2020

Name of the College

BA LLB Total Tuition Fees (INR)

1

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore 1,91,850 

2

National Law University, New Delhi 85,000 

3

Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad 6,75,000 

4

National Law University, Jodhpur  2,54,000

5

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar  1,20,000

6

Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University 2,07,000 

7

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 51,500 

8

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab 1,10,000 

9

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat 1,95,600 

10

Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat 27,50,000 

Top 10 Law Colleges in India based on Zones

The Week releases the list of top law colleges across India zone-wise. Refer to the details below to check the list of zone-wise rankings of the law colleges in India.

Top Law Colleges in North India 

Here is a list of the best law colleges in North India as per The Week ranking:

  • Army Institute of Law, Mohali
  • Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
  • Amity Law School, Noida
  • Law College Dehradun, Dehradun
  • School of Law, IMS Unison University, Dehradun

Top Law Colleges in South India 

 Let us have a look at the top law colleges in South India as per The Week ranking:

  • School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru
  • Ramaiah College of Law, Bengaluru
  • Saveetha School of Law, Chennai
  • CMR Law School, Bengaluru
  • ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad

Top Law Colleges in West India 

Refer to the list below to check the rankings released by The Week for the top law colleges in West India:

  • Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), New Law College, Pune
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • Indore Institute of Law, Indore

Specialisation-wise Law Colleges in India 

UG, PG, Doctorate, Certificate, and Diploma level courses are available at the law colleges in India. Law courses are offered in various specialisations like corporate law, cyber law, criminal law, civil law, tax law, international law, labour law, etc. Based upon the interest, students can choose the specialisations of their choice. There are a few specialisations that offer the highest salary package. Let us have a look at the top law colleges that offer the highest salary.

Top Corporate Law Colleges in India 

The corporate law field is one of the most sought specialisations of the Law and most preferred by the students for the past few years. The students who pursue corporate Law from India's top law colleges learn rules, regulations that govern and form the corporate firms. Corporate law field deals with advising corporations on their legal rights, obligations, and privileges. Given below are the top corporate law colleges in India:

  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
  • National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad
  • West Bengal National Law University of Juridical Science, Kolkata
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal
  • Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Top Cyber Law Colleges in India 

Cyber law course primarily deals with government's rules and regulations, legal practices and how to tackle violation of such laws. Cyber law subject in India deals with a legal framework for using the internet in India, Technical and Trademark issues faced Various cyber crimes and their technicalities behind it. Cyberspace, various electronic contracts, cyber terrorism, data protection, online harassment, cyber currencies and the laws behind it. Given below are the top cyber law colleges in India:

  • National Law University, Hyderabad
  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL), Pune
  • School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • GITAM School of Law, Visakhapatnam

Top Criminal Law Colleges in India 

The criminal law branch in India is one of the most exciting branches of law. This field in India deals with IPC, CPC, criminal charges against society or state. The criminal law field involves conducting trials, interrogating witnesses involving charges of various legalities such as theft, robbery, dacoity, murder, sedition, harassment, battery, etc. Given below are the top criminal law colleges in India:

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
  • National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal
  • Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Fee Structure for Top Law Colleges in India 

Law colleges in India offer many degrees like LLB, BA LLB (regular/honours), B.Com LLB (regular/honours), LLM, PhD in Law with varying fee structure depending on college type and amenities provided in the college. Below mentioned is the fee structure of top public and private colleges for the law courses. 

Public Law Colleges with BA LLB Fees

Refer to the table below to check some of the best law colleges in India with their BA LLB fees based on NIRF ranking 2020:

Name of Government Colleges

BA LLB Fees Structure (Total Tuition Fees INR)

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru

1,91,850

National Law University, Delhi

85,000

Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad

6,75,000

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

3,00,000

Private Law Colleges with BA LLB Fees

Refer to the table below to check some of the best law colleges in India with their BA LLB fees based on NIRF ranking 2020:

Name of Private Colleges

BA LLB Fees Structure (Total Tuition Fees INR)

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

3,61,500

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar

1,700,000

Christ University, Bengaluru

9,23,000

Amity Law School, Noida

1,890,000

Public Law Colleges with LLM Fees

Refer to the table below to check some of the best law colleges in India with their LLM fees based on NIRF ranking 2020:

Name of Government Colleges

LLM Fees Structure (Total Tuition Fees INR)

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru

1,16,100

National Law University, Delhi

1,00,000

Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad

65,000

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

2,80,000

Private Law Colleges with LLM Fees

Refer to the table below to check some of the best law colleges in India with their LLM fees based on NIRF ranking 2020:

Name of Private Colleges

LLM Fees Structure (Total Tuition Fees INR)

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

1,55,000

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar

2,00,000

Christ University, Bengaluru

1,21,000

Amity Law School, Noida

1,86,000

Entrance Exams Accepted by Law Colleges

Admission to the top law colleges in India is offered on the basis of the marks obtained in several national or state-level entrance examinations. Given below are some of the popular entrance exams for law courses.

  • CLAT
  • ACLAT
  • DU LLB
  • LSAT
  • AP LAWCET
  • AILET
  • TISSNET

Admission and Eligibility Criteria for Law Colleges

Law colleges in India offer admission into several undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, and PhD levels. Admission to law colleges is made in two ways. Candidates can get admission on the basis of rank secured in the state or national level entrance exam. Some colleges select candidates on the basis of the score in the qualifying degrees. Let us have a look at the eligibility criteria for admission to law colleges. 

Eligibility Criteria for Law Colleges 

Students need to fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria for undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. Given below are the general eligibility criteria of the law colleges in India.

  • Undergraduate Courses: The students must have completed 10+2 with a minimum score of 45% or equivalent.
  • Postgraduate Courses: Candidates need to graduate from a recognised university. To take admission into an LLM course, candidates must possess an LLB or equivalent degree from a recognised university.
  • PhD: Candidates must have completed their postgraduation in Law from a recognised university by securing 55% marks in aggregate. 

Admission in Law Colleges 

There are 1371 law colleges in India. These colleges provide law education, both full-time and part-time. Law colleges offer specialisations in undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and PhD levels. Most of the top colleges in India give admission on the basis of state-level and national level based entrance exams. CLAT, DU LLB are some of the popular exams for LLB, BA LLB, and LLM.

  • To take admission in the law colleges in India, Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is one of the most popular entrance exams. CLAT examination is held for 23 National Law Universities (NLUs) across the country. CLAT is considered to be the key eligibility criteria to take admission in the NLUs. 
  • To apply for LLM, it is mandatory for the candidates to possess an LLB or equivalent degree from a recognised university.

Cut Off for Top Law Colleges in India

There are multiple cut off lists that are released by the top law colleges of India for the different law courses. On the basis of the cut-off score or rank secured in the entrance examination, students get admission into the college. CLAT, DU LLB and LSAT are the popular exams to take admission into the undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. 

CLAT Cut Off

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is an All-India centralised examination conducted by the different NLUs (19) every year. There are a total of 86 colleges that give admission to the students on the basis of marks obtained in CLAT. Refer to the table below to check the CLAT cut off 2019 for some colleges:

Name of the Colleges

Opening rank

Closing rank

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

1 2733 

National Law University, Jodhpur

76 6849 

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

50  9059

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

82  16816

LSAT Cut Off

Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is an entrance exam conducted by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. More than 85 law colleges in India accept LSAT exam scores. Refer to the table below to check the LSAT cut off 2019:

Name of the Colleges

LSAT General Category Cut Off

Alliance University

145.2

ITM Law School

142.9

Ansal University

134.2

Auro University

132

Scope of Law

Law is one of the famous career options in India and one of the respected professions that offers an ample number of career options. Let us now have a look at the scope of law:

  • To pursue your career in law, the students can undergo a 3-year law course from a recognised university after completing bachelors in any discipline or can opt for a 5-year integrated law course after 10+2.
  • After the completion of the law degree, you can work as a legal advisor, law firms, banks and much more.
  • If you have an interest in the teaching profession, then Law graduates can also become professors and guest lecturers in the top law colleges and universities.
  • If you feel that you have a flair in writing and have an understanding of law in depth, then you can also choose your career option in writing reports, journals, books and thesis. 
  • Apart from being a legal advisor, law graduates can also prepare for competitive exams like Union Public Service Commission or State Public Service Commission.

Law Placements

Good placement opportunities are offered to the candidates in the law colleges in India. According to PayScale, the average package of Associate Attorney (Law Firm) in India is 6 LPA. Some of the best law colleges also provide packages greater than 6 LPA. Refer to the table below to check the leading companies that visit the law colleges in India.  

Top Law Recruiters

Given below are the law recruiters from the top law colleges in India as per the placement package based on the official website:

Name of the Colleges

Top Recruiters

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru

Genpact, Oxfam, KPMG, Deloitte, PWC, Uber, WWF, The World Bank, United Nations, OLA, IIFT, IIHS, Selco. TATA Power etc.

National Law University, Delhi

Bajaj Finance Limited, ICICI Bank, STAR India, TATA Power, Wipro, Sim & San, Vakil Search, LLM, Versus Legal, etc.

Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad

Deloitte, EY, Vodafone, Maruti Suzuki, Trident, Urban Clap, Lemon Tree, Apollo Hospitals, Loanyantra.com, etc.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Facebook, Google, Mitsubishi, EY, ITC, Barclays, Flipkart, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Baker Hughe, etc.

National Law University, Jodhpur

EY, ICICI Bank, Goldman Sachs, Bajaj Allianz, Birla Sunlife Insurance, ICICI Lombard, J M Finance, etc.

FAQs 

Q. What are the career options available after completing LLB?

A. A law graduate can work as a legal advisor, a legal analyst by joining law firms, legal departments of banks, prepare for the judiciary, etc.

Q. Is it mandatory to give CLAT to take admission in LLB?

A. It is not necessary to give the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) to pursue LLB. CLAT entrance exam is only required if you wish to take admission in any of the 23 National Law Universities in India.

Q. Which public colleges are best to pursue LLB?

A. Some of the top National Law Universities in India are National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, National Law University, New Delhi, Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, and National Law University, Jodhpur.

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