Best law Colleges in India

Are you aspiring to have a career in the law field?  Well, you need to be smart while choosing the right law colleges that offer the best coaching.

Law is a prominent stream among many students, as it is a highly respected qualification and it provides great opportunities for your career. There are numerous law colleges in India but you might be confused about which is best, how to choose the right one, and many more.

To help you choose the best college, this post takes you through the complete information about top law colleges in India, their cut-offs, placement scenario, and the courses offered by them. 

  • In India, there are a total of 1170 law colleges out of which 807 are private and 363 are government colleges. These colleges offer specialization in Corporate Law, Human Rights, Civil Law, Banking law, and many more.
  • In order to get admission in any of these colleges, you need to take up the law entrance exams in India like CLAT, AILET, MHCET, LSAT, and many more. 
  • The average fee to pursue law courses in India is around INR 1-3 lakh per year for bachelors and INR 1-2 lakh per year for PG. 

Top 10 Law Colleges in India based on NIRF Ranking

National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a government-run institution working under MHRD, Government of India. It provides the most accurate ranking of colleges in India considering various factors. 

The parameters considered while deciding the ranking of college are shown below in the graph. You can also know the weightage of the parameter.

nirf ranking parameters

Here is the list of law colleges based on NIRF ranking. 

College Name NIRF Ranking 2021 NIRF Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fees
NLSIU Bangalore 1 1 0 INR 1,97,125
NLU Delhi 2 2 0 INR 1,33,000
Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad 3 3 0 INR 2,42,000
IIT Kharagpur 4 4 0 INR 4,50,000
NLU Jodhpur 5 6 +1 INR 2,54,000
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata 6 5 -1 INR 2,43,600
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 7 9 +2 INR 1,86,000
Symbiosis Law School, Pune 8 7 -1 INR 3,20,000
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 9 8 -1 INR 10,400
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala 10 10 0 INR 1,76,000

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How to Choose the Best Law School in India?

Before you choose the college, remember that you need to take up the law exams conducted across India to get admission into your desired college. There are certain points that you need to remember while selecting the best government law colleges in India and those are:

  • Industry Reputation
  • Reputation amongst Foreign Law Schools
  • Peer Reputation
  • Academic Standards/Quality of Faculty
  • Recruitment Statistics
  • Location
  • Student Community/Campus Life
  • Hostel Quality
  • IT Infrastructure/Library
  • Quality of Entrance Process

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Top Law Colleges in India: Zone-Wise

Go through the below tables to know about zone-wise law schools in India. 

Top Law Colleges in North India

College Name Zonal Rank  Average Annual Fees
Faculty of Law, AMU 1 INR 2,07,320
Amity Law School 2 INR 81,400
Faculty of Law, ICFAI University 3 INR 1,62,000
Army Institute of Law 4 INR 1,61,778
Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University 5 INR 7,699

Top Law Colleges in East India

College Name Zonal Rank  Average Annual Fees
NUJS Kolkata 1 INR 2,43,600
South Calcutta Law College 2 INR 1,844
Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata 3 NA
Faculty of Law, Patna University 4 INR 2,220
Department of Law, North Eastern Hill University 5 INR 4,370

Top Law Colleges in West India

College Name Zonal Rank  Average Annual Fees
Bharati Vidyapeeth Law College 1 INR 75,000
Symbiosis Society 2 INR 3,20,000
ILS Law College 3 INR 40,625
Gujarat National Law University 4 INR 1,86,000
Government Law College 5 INR 6,980

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Top Law Colleges in South India

College Name Zonal Rank  Average Annual Fees
NLSIU Bangalore 1 INR 1,97,125
Christ College of Law 2 INR 1,81,500
KLE Society’s Law College 3 INR 90,000
CMR Law School 4 INR 1,38,750
University College of Law, Bangalore University 5 INR 82,000

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Details about Law Colleges in India

Check out the detailed information regarding the top law colleges in India. Know the courses offered at the Institute, course fee structure and more. 

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

NLSIU was the first National Law University established in India in 1986 with an aim to anchor the transformation of the Indian legal system through research and policy interventions. Also, it was the first university in the country to introduce a five-year integrated law degree with the commencement of the first batch in 1988.

Check out the table below to get complete details about the fee structure, cut-off, and placements.

Cut Off 120
Courses Offered BA LLB, LLM, BA+LLB, MBL, M.Phil, Ph.D
Course Fee  (Per annum) 2.75 Lakhs
Placement IBM, Tata Motors, SBI Life, Reliance Industries, DLF, Bajaj Allianz, KPMG India

National Law University (NLU), Delhi

Established in 2008 with an aim to promote legal and ethical values and foster the rule of law and the objectives set out in the Constitution of India. The institute has been ranked 2 by NIRF, consistently third time in a row. Also, it has been accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Admission to UG and PG courses is granted based on the marks scored in the AILET exam.

Cut Off 84.25
Courses Offered LLB, LLM, BA+LLB, PGD, Ph.D
Course Fee (Per annum) 1.38 Lakhs
Placement Wipro, ICICI bank, Trilegal, Star India, 

NALSAR University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad

The institute was established in 1998 by an Act of the Andhra Pradesh State Legislature. NALSAR, Hyderabad is an autonomous and public-funded premier varsity for legal studies. The institute offers law courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate levels.

Cut Off 120
Courses Offered LLM, BA+LLB, PGD, m.Phil, MS
Course Fee (Per annum) 2.42 Lakhs
Placement Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, HDFC Bank Ltd., ICICI Banks Ltd., Steel Authority of India Ltd., National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd

National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

Established in 1998 under the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The university is recognized by UGC (University Grants Commission) and the BCI (Bar Council of India).

NLU institute aims at the development of intellectuals for the betterment of the entire humanity and the nation through the discourse of Justice and Law.

Cut Off 107
Courses Offered LLM, BA+LLB, Ph.D
Course Fee (Per annum) 1.89 Lakhs
Placement Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan and Co, Trilegal

National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur

The institute was established in the year 1999. The institute has been ranked 5 by NIRF in 2018. NLU, Jodhpur aims at challenging and pushing the boundaries of knowledge. 

Admission to the academic programs is done on the basis of a national-level entrance test such as CLAT and CAT. 

Cut Off 109
Courses Offered LLM, BA+LLB, Ph.D
Course Fee (Per annum) 2.59 Lakhs
Placements Dave & Girish; ICICI Bank; SBI Capital Markets; Birla Sunlife Insurance; Bajaj Allianz

Sinhgad Law Colleges (SLC), Pune

The institute was established in 2003. The college is approved by the Bar Council of India, Recognised by the Government of Maharashtra, and Affiliated with the University of Pune.

Cut Off 89
Courses Offered LLM, BA+LLB, Ph.D
Course Fee (Per annum) 32,000/-
Placements Lex Eye Pvt. Ltd, Bombay Dyeing, NIIT, Educomp Solutions Limited, Lanco Infratech, EXL Services, Central Bank of India, Jones Lang Lasalle &

Amity Law School (AMS), Noida

The institute was established in 1999 and is situated in Noida in the Uttar Pradesh state of India. AMS is accredited by UGC, Bar Council of India and it is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.

Cut Off 85
Courses Offered BA+LLB
Course Fee (Per annum) 1.49 Lakhs
Placements OSC, Bombay Dyeing, NIIT, Educomp Solutions Limited, Lanco Infratech, EXL Services, Central Bank of India, Jones Lang Lasalle

Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Noida

The institute was established in 2010 and is affiliated with Symbiosis International University, Pune. SLS is one of the top-ranked law schools located in Noida. 

Check out the table below the course fee, courses offered, placement, and cut off from the table below.

Cut Off 93
Courses Offered LLB, BA+LLB, BBA LLB, LLM
Course Fee (Per annum) 3.73 Lakhs
Placements Coca Cola, Bajaj Alliance, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, ACC Cement, Induslnd Bank, JM Financial, Lanco Group

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala

RGNUL institute was established by the State Legislature of Punjab in 2006. It is a public university and is approved by UGC and the Bar Council Of India. Admissions are provided based on the % of marks scored in the CLAT entrance exam.

Cut Off 133
Courses Offered BA LLB, LLM, Ph.D
Course Fee (Per annum) 1.76 Lakhs
Placements JSA, Trilegal, Advaita Legal Attornies and Advocates, S&R Associates, AZB & Partners 

Dr. BR Ambedkar Collge of Law (DBRACL), Visakhapatnam

DBRACL institute was established in 1945. The institute is accredited by NAAC and is affiliated to Andhra University. 

Cut Off 75
Courses Offered LLB, LLM, Ph.D
Course Fee (Per annum) 1.92 Lakhs
Placements Infosys, ITC, HCL, IBM, TCS