Best Law Colleges in India 2022

Best Law colleges in India as per NIRF Rankings 2021 include NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Delhi, NALSAR Hyderabad, IIT Kharagpur and NLU Jodhpur. Other Law colleges featured in the list include WBNUJS Kolkata; GNLU Gandhinagar; SIU Pune; Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia and RGNLU Patiala. 

There are about 1,500 Law colleges in India. Out of these, about 780 colleges are private, 270 are public/government and 80 are private-public. Among the top Law colleges in India, about 16 are public/government and three are private.

Top Ranked Law Colleges in India: Highlights

Parameters

Particulars/ Statistics

No. of Law colleges in India

Nearly, 1,500 colleges in India

Fees

Annual fee < Rs 1 lakh: 12%

Annual fee > Rs 5 lakh: 59%

Admission Process

Entrance-based

Merit-based for few courses

No. of NLUs

23 NLUs

Law is a popular course choice among candidates aspiring to become lawyers in India. Candidates can pursue a Law graduation course after Class 12 or obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Those wanting to pursue the course after Class 12 need to enroll in five-year integrated-LLB programmes such as BA LLB, BBA LLB, BSc LLB and BTech LLB. Those who wish to pursue Law after graduation can enroll in LLB courses of three years duration. The post-graduation degree in Law is known as LLM.   

The best Law schools in India accept scores obtained by candidates in national-level Law entrance exams such as Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) – India. Some popular cities, which offer UG and PG Law courses in India, include Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai.  

Best Law Colleges in India Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for Law programmes vary depending on the course-level. Given below is the basic eligibility criteria that candidates need to fulfill for admission to UG and PG Law courses.

UG Law Courses Eligibility (Integrated-LLB)

  • Candidates must pass Class 12 in any stream with minimum 45 per cent aggregate
  • There is no age bar

UG Law Courses Eligibility (LLB)

  • Candidates must clear graduation in any stream with minimum 45-50 per cent aggregate
  • There is no age bar

PG Law Courses Eligibility (LLM)

  • Candidates must possess an LLB degree
  • There is no age bar

Best Law Schools in India with NIRF Ranking & Shiksha Rating

NIRF is a government agency, which releases rankings for top colleges in different streams every year. The rankings released by NIRF are based on different parameters such as Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI), Graduation Outcomes (GO) and Perception (PR). On the other hand, Shiksha rating for colleges is given by students and based on different parameters such as placements, infrastructure, faculty and curriculum.

Given below are the top Law colleges in India based on NIRF Ranking as well as Shiksha rating (aggregate):

Name of the College

NIRF'20 Ranking

Shiksha Rating (Aggregate)

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru

1

4.5

National Law University (NLU), Delhi

2

3.8

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad

3

4.1

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

4

4.5

NLU Jodhpur

5

4.3

West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata

6

-

Gujarat NLU (GNLU), Gandhinagar

7

4.4

Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune

8

4.1

Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi

9

4.1

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNLU), Patiala

10

4.2

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List of Top Private and Government Law Colleges in India

Check out the list of top government and private Law schools in India in the tables below.

List of Government Law Colleges in India

College Name

Course Fee (in Rs)

NLSIU Bangalore

14.44 L

NLU Delhi

4.28 L

NALSAR Hyderabad

8.55 L

NLU Jodhpur

12.29 L

WBNUJS Kolkata

-

List of Private Law Colleges in India

College Name

Course Fee (in Rs)

SIU Pune

12.50 L

KIIT School of Law (KSOL)

15.45 L

School of Law, Christ University

9.28 L

Top Private and Government Law Colleges in India

Location-Wise Top Law Schools in India

The top ranked Law colleges are located in different cities across India. Among all the cities, Delhi/NCR has the maximum number of top Law colleges.

Refer the infographic below for complete details on cities with top Law colleges:

Location-Wise Top Law Colleges in India

ROI of Top Law Colleges in India

ROI or Return on Investment helps candidates understand how beneficial it is to pursue a Law course from a particular college. The ROI table given below shows a college-wise comparison between the fee students invest and the return they get in the form of placement packages.

In the table, it is evident that NLU Delhi followed by Jamia Millia Islamia and NALSAR Hyderabad offer the maximum average salary packages to students as compared to the annual fee paid. Therefore, NLU Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia and NALSAR Hyderabad can be labeled as the best Law colleges in India, ROI wise.  

College Name

Average Annual Fee (in Rs)

Average Placement Package (in Rs)

NLU Delhi

4.28 L

16 L

Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi

52 K

4.40 L

NALSAR Hyderabad

8.55 L

16.50 L

NLU Patiala

1.81 L

6.50 L

GNLU Gandhinagar

8.92 L

10 L

NLU Jodhpur

12.29 L

14.50 L

NLSIU Bangalore

14.44 L

12 L

SIU Pune

12.50 L

11.65 L

Note: Above statistics are based on the latest available data.

Top Recruiters for Law Graduates

A lawyer passing out from a top NLU on an average gets a placement package of Rs 10-15 lakh per annum. Check out the table below for insights on top companies that recruit Law graduates along with their placement rating:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

NLSIU Bangalore

4.8

Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co., AZB & Partners, DSK Legal, Anand & Anand Advocates, Bajaj Allianz, DLF Limited, IBM, Larsen & Toubro Infrastructure, Microsoft Corporation

GNLU Gandhinagar

4.2

Trilegal, Cyril Amarchand Mangladas, Khaitan & Co, Shardul Amarchand Mangladas, IndusLaw, A&M Partners, Ernst & Young LLP, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Aditya Birla Group

NLU Delhi

4.0

Trilegal, Khaitan & Co, S&R Associates, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, L&L Partners, OYO, ICICI Bank, Steel Authority of India Limited

NALSAR Hyderabad

4.0

AZB & Partners, Linklaters LLP, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, L & L Partners Law Offices, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co, Trilegal, Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company Limited, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank

NLU Jodhpur

3.9

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, Desai & Diwanji, Khaitan & Co, L&L Partners, Trilegal, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, ICICI Bank

How Affordable is Studying Law in India?

Refer to the infographic below to know the breakup of Law colleges in India based on fee:

How Affordable is Studying Law in India?

In the pie chart, it is evident that pursuing Law from top colleges is a bit expensive as majority of them (59 per cent) have a fee structure of over Rs 5 lakh. Some such colleges include:

  • NLSIU Bangalore
  • NALSAR Hyderabad
  • NLU Jodhpur
  • GNLU Gandhinagar
  • SIU Pune
  • NLU Lucknow

The fees of around 12% colleges range from Rs 1-2 lakh. Check the list of colleges below:

The fees of around 12% colleges is less than Rs 1 lakh. Check the list of colleges below:

The fees of around 11% colleges range from Rs 3-5 lakh. Check the list of colleges below:

The fees of around 6% colleges range from Rs 2-3 lakh. Check the list of colleges below:

Which are the most popular Law Exams accepted by colleges in India?

The most popular entrance exam to study Law in India is CLAT. Good marks in CLAT will help you secure admission to all the NLUs except NLU Delhi, which accepts AILET scores. Rest are majorly university/college specific entrance exams such as Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT), which is conducted for admission to SIU Pune.  

Check out the infographic below for complete details:

popular Law Exams accepted by colleges in India

Read More: Top Law colleges in India accepting CLAT score

Best Law Colleges in India: Cut Off

Majority of the best Law schools in India consider CLAT scores of candidates and release their cutoffs in the form of minimum qualifying marks or last merit rank. Some top Law colleges in India also accept scores of other entrance exams, such as AILET and SLAT, and release cut offs based on those exams. Click on the links given in the table below to know the cutoffs for different top Law colleges in India. 

College Cutoff College Cutoff
NLSIU Bangalore Cutoff NLU Delhi Cutoff
NALSAR Hyderabad Cutoff NLU Jodhpur Cutoff
WBNUJS Kolkata Cutoff GNLU Gandhinagar Cutoff
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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

1
NIRF ' 21
NLSIU Bangalore - National Law School of India University
4.5

Placements

4.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.5
(4)
Fees: 2.89 Lakh
Salary : 15.00 Lakh
1
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1
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1
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2
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NLU Delhi (NLUD) - National Law University
3.8

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.0

Value for Money

4.0
(2)
Fees: 4.28 Lakh
Salary : 18.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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3
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Nalsar University of Law
4.1

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.4
(11)
Fees: 8.30 Lakh
Salary : 16.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
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2
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4
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NLU Kolkata (NUJS) - The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
4.4

Placements

4.7

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.1
(17)
Fees: 11.54 Lakh
Salary : 1.60 Lakh
2
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3
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2
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5
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Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur
4.4

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

4.0
(1)
Fees: 3.55 Lakh
Salary : 8.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
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6
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GNLU Gandhinagar (NLU) - Gujarat National Law University
4.3

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.3
(21)
Fees: 8.92 Lakh
Salary : 10.00 Lakh
4
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7
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Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia
4.1

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.4
(9)
Fees: 52,000
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
18
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14
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6
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8
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NLU Jodhpur (NLUJ) - National Law University
4.3

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.3
(15)
Fees: 12.04 Lakh
Salary : 14.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
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4
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10
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KIIT School of Law (KSOL)
4.0

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

3.6
(34)
Fees: 15.45 Lakh
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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13
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11
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AMU  - Aligarh Muslim University
4.3

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.6
(385)
Fees: 59,275
Salary : 9.80 Lakh
14
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Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
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12
NIRF ' 21
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
3.8

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.0
(331)
Fees: 79,000
Salary : 6.25 Lakh
Not Ranked
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13
NIRF ' 21
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Poonamallee
4.0

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.8
(4)
Fees: 8.82 Lakh
Salary : 5.75 Lakh
Not Ranked
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14
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NLIU Bhopal - The National Law Institute University
4.4

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.2
(21)
Fees: 9.07 Lakh
Salary : 14.00 Lakh
3
India Today ' 21
6
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
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15
NIRF ' 21
NLU Lucknow (RMLNLU) - Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
4.0

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

4.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.5
(27)
Fees: 7.60 Lakh
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
7
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Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
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16
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NLU Patiala (RGNUL) - Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
4.3

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.4
(21)
Fees: 8.30 Lakh
Salary : 7.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
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17
NIRF ' 21
School of Law, SASTRA
4.7

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

4.5
(4)
Fees: 6.21 Lakh
Salary : 3.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
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19
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School of Law, Christ University
4.2

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.0
(14)
Fees: 10.95 Lakh
Salary : 4.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
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20
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NLU Assam (NLUJAA) - National Law University And Judicial Academy
4.4

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.5
(6)
Fees: 6.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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21
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Army Institute of Law
3.8

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.2
(6)
Fees: 4.36 Lakh
Salary : 7.00 Lakh
17
India Today ' 21
16
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
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22
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Indian Law Institute - ILI
Fees: 1.09 Lakh
Salary : 4.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
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23
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BHU - Banaras Hindu University
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.5
(859)
Fees: 3.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.25 Lakh
Not Ranked
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24
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LPU - Lovely Professional University
4.2

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.1
(4170)
Fees: 8.40 Lakh
Salary : 5.20 Lakh
Not Ranked
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25
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School of Law, UPES
3.6

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.3
(64)
Fees: 19.98 Lakh
Salary : 3.69 Lakh
Not Ranked
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26
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NLU Kochi (NUALS) - The National University of Advanced Legal Studies
3.6

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.2
(6)
Fees: 9.51 Lakh
Salary : 8.23 Lakh
12
India Today ' 21
12
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27
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Department of Law, Panjab University
4.2

Placements

2.9

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.6
(13)
Fees: 1.34 Lakh
Salary : 3.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
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28
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NLU Visakhapatnam (DSNLU) - Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University
4.1

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.2
(13)
Fees: 7.20 Lakh
Salary : 5.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
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29
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ICFAI Law School
4.0

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.8
(12)
Fees: 12.30 Lakh
Salary : 3.30 Lakh
26
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25
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Not Ranked
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FAQs

Q. Which college is the best for BA LLB in India?

A. As per NIRF Rankings 2020, NLSIU Bangalore followed by NLU Delhi and NALSAR Hyderabad are the best colleges for BA LLB in India.

Q. Which Law college in India has the best placement?

A. NLSIU Bangalore followed by GNLU Gandhinagar and NLU Delhi have the best placements for Law graduates passing from their colleges.

Q. Which state is the best for Law in India?

A. Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of top ranked Law colleges in the state, including NLU Lucknow, AMU and BHU. Therefore, the state can be termed as the best for pursuing Law from a top ranked Law college.

Q. Is studying Law from a top ranked college in India affordable?

A. Studying Law from a top ranked college is a bit expensive as majority of them have a fee structure of over Rs 5 lakh.

Q. Which exams are accepted by NLUs for Law admission in India?

A. There are a total of 23 NLUs in India. Among these 22 NLUs accept CLAT scores and the one remaining NLU (NLU Delhi) accepts AILET scores for admission.

Q. Which Law entrance exam is required for admission to SIU Pune?

A. For Law admission to SIU Pune, you need to take the SLAT exam.

Q. Which top ranked colleges are the most affordable to pursue Law in India?

A. Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia (ranked 9 in NIRF Ranking 2020) and Aligarh Muslim University (ranked 13 in NIRF Ranking 2020) are the most affordable best Law schools in India. Both the universities have a fee structure of less than Rs 1 lakh.

Q. Are there any job opportunities for students who pursue Law courses in India?

A. Yes, there are several job opportunities for Law students. Some of them are listed below:
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Advisors
  • Judges
  • Solicitors
  • Legal Executives
  • Notary Public
  • Oath Commissioner

Q. Which are the top law companies in India that hire law graduates?

A. Top companies that hire graduates from best law colleges in India are listed below:
  • Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co.
  • AZB & Partners
  • Khaitan & CO
  • J Sagar Associates
  • Trilegal
  • S&R Associates

Q. Can I pursue Law from a top ranked college in India after graduation?

A. About five colleges out of all the best Law schools in India, as per NIRF Rankings 2020, offer the LLB course to students after graduation. Such colleges include:

Q. What is the eligibility for pursuing BA LLB from a top Law college in India?

A. To pursue BA LLB from a best Law school in India, candidates should clear Class 12 in any stream with minimum 45-50 per cent aggregate. There is no age bar to apply for the course. 
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