This blog article is being written to help the would-be-lawyers know what is the admission process for the best ranked law-colleges in India- the names of the law entrance exams. It tells you which are these law colleges, how many seats are there in each of them & the name of entrance exams or admission process for these top ranked law colleges.
Let me begin this by saying that the term “Best ranked Indian College
” is always controversial, as there is no apex authority whose ranking can be considered as absolute and final. There are a number of organisations which carries out annual survey of Indian colleges and brings out this list every year in the month of June/July. These surveys include - Outlook-MDRA College ranking
, India Today-Nielsen College ranking
If you compare the ranking list, you will find that there is a quite a bit of similarity in the name of colleges which appears in these lists – may be although differently ranked in different list. Therefore, in preparing this blog post, I am accepting the ranking brought out by India Today-Nielsen
, so that the name of law colleges can be shortlisted for this study on the Indian law colleges admission process.
List of 25 best ranked law colleges:
In the table at right, you can find the list of last 7-years ranking of Indian law colleges. Eight out of these twenty best Indian law colleges are from a hallowed group called National Law Schools/Universities – for which you need to appear for a single entrance exam – ubiquitous CLAT (Common Law Admission Test).
Let us get to know how many seats are available in each of these top-20 law colleges - so that you can get an idea about in which colleges you have more chances of getting admissions - more the number of seats, easier it would be to get a seat, specially if the ranking is towards the bottom.
Number of seats in best ranked Indian law colleges:
You can find from the table at left how many seats are available in each of these law colleges. Please keep in mind that these figures changes from year-to-year and hence the figures given here are indicative only.
Also, number of seats in these law colleges are for under-graduate programs only - LL.B. (3 YR), B.A.LL.B. (5 YR) & B.B.A.LL.B. (5 YR). For the year you want to take admission, you have to visit the entrance exam websites of the law colleges given below to know the exact number of seats.
How to get these seats? This is the subject matter of following section on Indian law entrance exams.
Name of entrance exams/admission procedures for all these top 20 law colleges is given below.
Name of Entrance Exams/Admission process for best ranked law colleges:
CLAT (Common Law Admission Test):
As said before, out of the list of 20 colleges given above, number of seats in the eight National Law Schools/Universities is 907 (marked in blue background in table above). There is a single law entrance exam called CLAT for these institutes.
In addition to above eight ranked law colleges, through CLAT, you can also get admissions in 700 seats of six other National Law Schools/Universities, CLAT college-wise seats of which is given in the table at left. Each of these CLAT institutes are very very good law colleges. There are therefore 1607 seats available through CLAT.
You can find two very exhaustive blog articles of mine on CLAT:
This tells you what is CLAT, what are the eligibility and how to apply for CLAT
What are the admission processes for rest of the best colleges? Let us go one-by-one.
Admission process: Based on Merit (Class-XII% for 5 Year course and Graduation% for 3 Year course)
Click here to find ILS Law College, Pune Admission website
Faculty of Law, BHU
Name of Entrance Exam: All India Entrance Exam by BHU.
Click here to find the Admission page of Faculty of Law, BHU website
Amity Law School, Delhi
Name of Entrance Exam: CET by IPU.
Click here to find CET by IPU website
Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University
Name of Entrance Exam: AMU Law Admission Test.
Click here to find AMU Law Admission Test Brochure.
Army Institute of Law, Mohali
Name of Entrance Exam: Army Institute of Law Entrance Exam.
Click here to find the Admission website of Army Institute of Law, Mohali
SLCU, Christ College of Law, Bangalore
Name of Entrance Exam: Christ University Entrance Test.
Click here to find the Admission website of Christ College of Law, Bangalore
Government Law College, Mumbai
Admission process: Based on Merit.
Click here to find the Admission website of Government Law College, Mumbai
Bharati Vidyapeeth's New Law College, Pune
Name of Entrance Exam: NLC Pune Entrance Test.
Click here to find the Admission website of New Law College, Pune
ICFAI Law School, Dehradun
Name of Entrance Exam: ILSAT.
Click here to find the Admission website of ICFAI Law School, Dehradun
Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata
Admission process: Based on Merit.
Click here to find the Admission website of Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata
Above information has been presented to lawyer aspirants, so that at one place they gets all the information on how to get admission in the best law college in India. For preparation of law entrance exams, I am going to post a subsequent blog article titled: Law (LLB) Entrance Exam Pattern, Papers, Books & Websites
to help with the prep materials. So please visit me again!