Law Colleges in India

India has some of the best law colleges in the world, offering a wide range of courses in the field of law. Here is some information about law colleges in India, including admissions, courses, fees structure, rankings, eligibility criteria, and cutoffs:

Admissions: The admission process for law colleges in India is usually through national-level entrance exams such as the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), All India Law Entrance Test (AILET), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and State Level Law Entrance Exams. Admissions are also based on merit and personal interviews.

Courses: Law colleges in India offer various undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including:

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - a 3-year course for graduates from any stream
  • Integrated Bachelor of Law (B.A. LL.B./B.Sc. LL.B./B.Com. LL.B.) - a 5-year course for students who have completed 10+2
  • Master of Laws (LLM) - a 2-year course for graduates in law

Fees structure: The fees structure for law colleges in India varies depending on the college, course, and category of the student. The fees for a 3-year LLB course range from INR 30,000 to INR 3,00,000 per annum. The fees for a 5-year integrated course range from INR 50,000 to INR 5,00,000 per annum. The fees for an LLM course range from INR 50,000 to INR 2,00,000 per annum.

Rankings: Some of the top-ranked law colleges in India are National Law School of India University, Bangalore; National Law University, Delhi; National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad; Symbiosis Law School, Pune; and Indian Law Society's Law College, Pune.

Eligibility criteria: To be eligible for a law course in India, candidates must have completed 10+2 or an equivalent examination with a minimum of 45-50% marks. For an LLB course, candidates must have completed graduation in any stream. For an LLM course, candidates must have completed an LLB degree with a minimum of 50% marks.

Cutoffs: The cutoff marks for law colleges in India vary depending on the college, course, and category of the student. The cutoff marks for the CLAT exam are usually above 100 out of 200, but it may vary depending on the year and the number of candidates who appear for the exam.

Top 10 law colleges in India as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021:

  1. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
  2. National Law University, Delhi
  3. Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
  4. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (Department of Law)
  5. National Law University, Jodhpur
  6. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  8. Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  9. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (Faculty of Law)
  10. The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

Please note that rankings may vary depending on the methodology used and the year of the ranking. It is advisable to research and compare multiple sources to get a comprehensive understanding of the quality of education and opportunities provided by each institution.

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List of 1983 Law Colleges in India

  1. 9.0/10

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

    Established: 1951, AICTE, UGC, NBA, ISO, NAAC
    Affiliated with
    WBUT
    Accepted Exam
    JEE Main
    Fees
    800,000
  2. 9.6/10

    Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

    Established: 1973, AICTE, UGC,
    Accepted Exam
    GMAT
    Fees
    2,450,000
  3. 9.4/10

    Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata

    Established: 1961, UGC,
    Accepted Exam
    CAT
    Fees
    390,000
  4. 8.4/10

    Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak

    Established: 2010, AICTE, UGC,
    Accepted Exam
    GMAT
    Fees
    895,000
  5. 8.8/10

    Indian Institute of Information Technology Jhalwa, Prayagraj

    Established: 1999, AICTE, UGC, NBA, ISO, NAAC
    Accepted Exam
    JEE Main
    Fees
    686,000
  6. 10.0/10

    Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies

    Established: 1993, UGC,
    Affiliated with
    KSLU
    Accepted Exam
    Karnataka 2nd PUC
  7. 10.0/10

    Arni University, Kangra

    Established: 2009, AICTE, UGC, NBA, ISO, NAAC
    Accepted Exam
    MAT
    Fees
    78,750
  8. 10.0/10

    Indian Institute of Fashion Design (IIFD), Chandigarh

    Established: 2004, UGC,
    Accepted Exam
    CBSE 12th
    Fees
    160,000
  9. 10.0/10

    Sinhgad Institutes - Sinhgad Law College, Pune

    Established: 1993, UGC,
    Affiliated with
    PU
    Accepted Exam
    Maharashtra HSC
  10. 10.0/10

    Jyotirmoy School of Law, Kolkata

    Established: 2008, UGC,
    Affiliated with
    CU
    Accepted Exam
    WBCHSE
    Fees
    185,000
  11. 10.0/10

    Niilm University, Kaithal

    Established: 2011, AICTE, UGC, NBA, ISO, NAAC
    Accepted Exam
    CBSE 12th
    Fees
    84,000
  12. 10.0/10

    Chotanagpur Law College, Ranchi

    Established: 1954, UGC, NAAC
    Affiliated with
    RU
    Accepted Exam
    CBSE 12th
    Fees
    67,950
  13. 10.0/10

    Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law, Mumbai

    Established: , UGC,
    Affiliated with
    MU
    Accepted Exam
    MHCET Law
    Fees
    75,000
  14. 10.0/10

    ISBM- Indian School of Business Management and Administration, Hyderabad

    Established: 1992, AICTE, UGC,
    Accepted Exam
    CBSE 12th
    Fees
    5,900
  15. 10.0/10

    Avadh Law College, Barabanki

    Established: 2007, AICTE, UGC,
    Affiliated with
    RMLAU
    Accepted Exam
    UP 12th
  16. 10.0/10

    Shree P. M. Patel College of Human Rights And Law, Anand

    Established: 2009, UGC,
    Affiliated with
    SPUVVN
    Accepted Exam
    CBSE 12th
  17. 10.0/10

    Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Kochi

    Established: 2016, UGC,
    Accepted Exam
    CUET
    Fees
    381,150
  18. 10.0/10
  19. 10.0/10

    Maharaja Bir Bikram University, Agartala

    Established: 2015, UGC,
    Accepted Exam
    CBSE 12th
    Fees
    46,000
  20. 10.0/10

    MU - Madhav University, Abu Road

    Established: , AICTE, UGC,
    Accepted Exam
    RPET
    Fees
    165,000
  21. 10.0/10

    Shambhunath Institute of Law, Prayagraj

    Established: 2017, AICTE, UGC,
    Affiliated with
    ASU
    Accepted Exam
    UP 12th
  22. 10.0/10

    Vivekananda Law College (VLC, Puttur)

    Established: 1988, UGC,
    Affiliated with
    KSLU
    Accepted Exam
    Karnataka 2nd PUC
  23. 10.0/10

    D.P. Vipra Law College, Bilaspur

    Established: 1989, AICTE, UGC, NAAC
    Affiliated with
    ABVV
    Accepted Exam
    CBSE 12th
  24. 9.8/10

    Ishan Institute of Law, Greater Noida

    Established: 1994, AICTE, UGC,
    Affiliated with
    CCSU
    Accepted Exam
    CLAT
    Fees
    210,000
  25. 9.8/10

    Utkal University of Culture - UUC Odisha, Bhubaneswar

    Established: 1999, AICTE, UGC,
    Accepted Exam
    CBSE 12th
    Fees
    306,936
  26. 9.6/10

    GITAM School of Law, Visakhapatnam

    Established: 2012, UGC,
    Accepted Exam
    CLAT
    Fees
    693,000
  27. 9.6/10

    Khalsa College of Law, Amritsar

    Established: , UGC,
    Affiliated with
    GNDU
    Accepted Exam
    CBSE 12th
    Fees
    197,800
  28. 9.6/10

    Indian School of Business Management and Administration, Bangalore

    Established: 1992, UGC,
    Accepted Exam
    CBSE 10th
    Fees
    7,900
  29. 9.6/10

    NMIMS University, Bangalore

    Established: 2008, AICTE, UGC, NBA,
    Accepted Exam
    NMAT
    Fees
    900,000

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