Best College to study Law in India

Best College to study Law in India

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Study Info CentreMon Jul 05 2021

Best College to study Law in India

Wondering about the best college to study law in India? 

India has more than 1000 private and public law colleges. The law degrees offered by Indian Colleges and universities are mostly BA LLB (Hons), LLM, Diploma and Postgraduate law courses (1 month to 1 year long), PhD, LLD, BSc LLB (Hons) etcetera. 

This guide presents to you the 20 best law colleges in India according to the NIRF Rankings. The rankings are based on research quality, placements, diversity alumni success and so on. Some of these law colleges are in Banglore, some in Delhi, Hyderabad and so on. 

Top 20 Law Colleges in India

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

  • NLSIU is one of the best government law colleges in India.
  • It was established in 1987.
  • The program costs from INR 1 Lakh to INR 9 Lakhs depending on the level of degrees. 
  • The top recruiters of National Law School India University are Argus Partners, ICICI Bank, S&R Associates and so on.
  • It offers the following law degree. 
    • BA LLB (Hons)- 5 years
    • LLM- 2 years
    • Masters of Public Policy (MPP)- 2 years
    • M. Phil- 1 year
    • Doctorate of Law (LLD)
    • PhD- 3 years

National Law University (NLU), Delhi

  • NLU was established in 2008. 
  • It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees. 
  • Students are selected based on the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET). 
  • NLU also offers 6 monthly long certificate courses on laws. 
  • Its top recruiters are Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, L&L Partners, OYO, CL Educated etcetera. 
  • The programs offered are: 
    • BA LLB (Hons)
    • Postgraduate Diploma and certificates
    • LLM
    • PhD

Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad

It stands for National Academy of Legal Studies and Research. NALSAR is a public and autonomous university.  

  • Established in: 1998
  • Offering degrees: BA LLB (Hons), LLM, PG Diploma, MBA, Master’s degree in two specializations and PhD courses
  • Entrance exams: Law students are based on Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)
  • Approximate tuition fees: Runs from INR 22,000 to INR 11 lakhs depending on the course. Diploma courses are quite affordable. 
  • Law Courses: Constitutional law, corporate law, criminal law, Law and Poverty, Legal Theory, Public law, Aviation Law and so on. 
  • Top Recruiters: KIIT University, GAIL, Alstom, TATA Projects, and Vichara Technologies. 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

  • Established in: 1951
  • Offering degrees: LLB (Hons)- 3 years, LLM- 2 years
  • Entrance exams: All India Common Entrance Examination (AICET)
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 3.2 Lakhs to 3.8 Lakhs for the course
  • Law Courses: Criminal Law, Corporate Law, International Law, Intellectual Property Rights and so on. 
  • Top Recruiters: Infosys, Accenture, WIPRO and Cognizant.

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata

NUJS is a state university.

  • Established in: 1999
  • Offering degrees: BA LLB (HONS), BSc LLB, LLM, M. Phil. PG Diploma, PhD and LLD
  • Entrance exams: Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) and entrance test conducted by the uni0. 
  • Approximate tuition fees: The bachelor’s program cost around INR 12 Lakhs. The Masters of law and PhD program costs around INR 1.6 Lakhs per year. The certificate course and PG Diploma cost from INR 1000 to INR 40000. 
  • Law Courses: Human Rights, Intellectual property Rights,  Consumer Law, Business Law and so on.
  • Top Recruiters: State Trading Corporation, Infosys, Argus, SREI Finance etc. 

National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur

  • Established in: It is a State University established in 1999.
  • Offering degrees: BBA LLB (Hons), BA LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD, LLD, DSc AND DLitt. 
  • Entrance exams: Common Law Admission Test and Entrance Test conducted by NLU Jodhpur
  • Approximate tuition fees: From INR 2 Lakhs to INR 12.6 Lakhs
  • Law Courses: Corporate Law, Technology Law, Consumer Law etc. 
  • Top Recruiters: Khaitan & Co, Lex Orbis, Afridi and Angell, ARA Laws etcetera. 

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Symbiosis Law School is a constituent campus of Symbiosis International University.

  • Established in: 1977
  • Offering degrees: Diplomas, BA LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), LLB, LLM, PhD. 
  • Entrance exams: Symbiosis Law Admission Test (SLAT), All India Admission test (ALAT), PhD Entrance Test (PET)
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR  1.5 Lakhs to INR 16 Lakhs. Certificate and Diploma Courses cost less than INR 50,000. 
  • Law Courses: Human Rights, Family Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, Business and Corporate Law.
  • Top Recruiters: JM Financial, Supreme, ICICI Bank, JM Financial etc. 

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Delhi

  • Established in: 1920. 
  • Offering degrees: BA LLB (Hons), LLM, M. Phil and PhD.
  • Entrance exams: JMI BA LLB and PhD Entrance Exam. 
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 1.3 Lakhs to 15.7 Lakhs
  • Law Courses: Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Personal Law, Labour law etc. 
  • Top Recruiters: Khaitan & Co, Kocchar and Co, Jyoti and Sagar Associates, Arimus Law, LLP.

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

  • Established in: 2003
  • Offering degrees: BA LLB (Hons), B. Com LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons), LLM and PhD.
  • Entrance exams: Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), PhD entrance Test.
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 1.2 Lakhs to INR 8.7 Lakhs
  • Law Courses: Corporate Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Air and Space Law, International Comparative Law.
  • Top Recruiters: SEBI, OSC, KPMG, HDFC Bank, Gujarat Mineral Development, Union Bank of India etc.

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

  • Established in: 2006
  • Offering degrees: BA LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD and LLD
  • Entrance exams: Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) and PhD entrance test conducted by the Rajiv National University of Law. 
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 1 Lakhs to 7.8 Lakhs
  • Law Courses: Business Law, Criminal Law, International Law,
  • Top Recruiters: Link Legal, Nitya Tax Associates, IMS Learning Resources

National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

  • Established in: 1997.
  • Offering degrees: BA LLB (Hons), PG Diploma, LLM, MSc, PhD etc.
  • Entrance exams: Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), All India Written Entrance Test, and Entrance conducted by University. 
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 60 thousand and INR 8.6 Lakhs
  • Law Courses: Business Law, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property and Business Law. 
  • Top Recruiters: Link Legal, Trust Legal, Universal Legal, Trilegal etc. 

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar

  • Established in: 1992. 
  • Offering degrees: BSc LLB (Hons), BBA LLB (Hons), BA LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD
  • Entrance exams Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam (KIITEE), Entrance test conducted by University. 
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 2.3 Lakhs to 17.8 Lakhs
  • Law Courses: Family Law, Criminal and Security Law, International and Comparative Law, Legal Pedagogy and Research. 
  • Top Recruiters: HP, ICICI Bank, Link Legal, TRA Associates, Khaitan & Co. 

Indian Law Institute, Delhi

  • Established in: 1956. 
  • Offering degrees: LLM, PhD, PG Diploma, Certificate. 
  • Entrance exams: Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test (ILICAT) and ILI PhD Entrance Test.
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 1 Lakhs. The diploma and certificate courses at Indian Law Institute, Delhi is less than INR 30, 000.  
  • Law Courses: Corporate Law, Cyber Law, Intellectual Property Rights Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

  • Established in: RMLNLU is a state university established in 2005.
  • Offering degrees: BA LLB (Hons), LLM, PG Diploma and PhD. 
  • Entrance exams: Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), PhD Research Entrance Test conducted by University. 
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 80,000 to INR 5.5 Lakhs.
  • Law Courses: Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Labour Law, International Law, Cyber Law, Business Law etc. 
  • Top Recruiters: Kaylegal, PDS Legal, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank etc. 

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Law, Visakhapatnam

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Law is a public law college affiliated with Andhra University. 

  • Offering degrees: BA LLB (Hons), LLB
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 4.8 Lakhs to 7.8 Lakhs

Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

Delhi University is a central university. 

  • Established in: 1924
  • Offering degrees: LLB, LLM and PhD.
  • Entrance exams: DU LLB and LLM Entrance Exam, PhD Entrance Exam
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 12000 to INR 20000
  • Top Recruiters: TLC Legal, Amazon, SIB Infotech, KPMG etc. 

Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

  • Established in: 1822.
  • Offering degrees: BA LLB (Hons), LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD, and PG Diploma etc.
  • Entrance exams: Common Research Entrance Test (CRET), Undergraduate Entrance Test (UET)
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 7000 to INR 70000
  • Law Courses:  Human Rights, Tax Management, Corporate Governance, Mass Communication and Media Laws etc. 
  • Top Recruiters: Rahul Gupta and Associates, Awareness Attorneys etc. 

Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College, Delhi

It is a private law college affiliated to Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune. 

  • Established in: 1978
  • Offering degrees: BA LLB (Hons) BBA LLB (Hons), LLB, LLM, PhD, Diploma courses
  • Entrance exams: Combined All India PG Entrance Law exam con0 Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune and LLB Entrance Test conducted by Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune. 
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 60,000 to INR 4 Lakhs
  • Law Courses: Income Tax, Environment Law, Business Law, Human Rights Law, Media and Law, Intellectual Property Law, Human Rights, Labour Law and so on, 
  • Top Recruiters: Deloitte, ICICI Securities, Bank of India, IDBI Bank and so on. 

ILS Law College, Pune

ILS Law College is a private Law College.

  • Established in: 1924
  • Offering degrees: Diploma, BA LLB (Hons), LLB, PG Diploma and LLM
  • Entrance exams: Maharashtra Law Common Entrance Test (MH CET Law)
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 1.2 lakhs to INR 2 Lakhs
  • Law Courses: Business Law, Taxation Laws, Labour Laws etc.
  • Top Recruiters: HDFC Bank, ICICI Prudential, KPMG etc.

Army Institute of Law (AIL), Mohali

AIL is one of the best private law colleges in India. It is affiliated to Punjabi University.

  • Established in: 1999
  • Offering degrees: BA LLB (Hons) and LLM
  • Entrance exams: Entrance Exam conducted by the College
  • Approximate tuition fees: INR 1.5 Lakhs to INR 6.5 Lakhs
  • Top Recruiters: WIPRO, PNB Housing, Mind Merchant, Bajaj Allianz

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