The CLAT Consortium has published the list of NLUs participating in CLAT 2021 on its official website. This post takes you through the complete list of CLAT Participating Colleges 2021.

Law Schools Accepting CLAT Score

The list of colleges participating in CLAT will offer 2538 seats in undergraduate law programs and 742 seats in the LLM program.

National Law Universities Accepting CLAT Score
National Law Institute University, Bhopal National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata Chanakya National Law University, Patna
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakapatnam
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur Tamil Nadu National Law School
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) -
Private Law Colleges Accepting CLAT Score 
Alliance School of Law, Bangalore Amity University. Noida
Asian Law College, Noida Delhi Institute of Rural Development(D.I.R.D.), Holambi, Delhi
Azim Premji University, Bengaluru Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
Disha Law College, Raipur Galgotias University, Greater Noida
IFIM Law College, Bengaluru Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Harlal Law of School, Greater Noida Indore Institute of Law, Indore
JECRC University, Jaipur Jagannath University, Jaipur
JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus of Law, Greater Noida Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur
Manipal University, Jaipur Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
JECRC University, Jaipur Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad
Mewar University, Chittorgarh NIMT Institute of Method and Law( NIMT Vidhi Evam Kanun Sansthan, Delhi NCR)
MATS University, Raipur Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies(NMIMS)(Deemed to be University), Mumbai
RNB Global University, Bikaner Rennaisance Law college, Indore
Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore Ramaiah Institue of Legal Studies (RILS), Bengaluru
SRM University, Haryana Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
School of Law, The Northcap University, Gurugram, Haryana Dr. K.N. Modi University, Rajasthan
Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur Faculty of Law, Marwadi University, Rajkot
United world School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar Reva University, Bangalore
Maharishi University of Information Technology, Delhi NCR Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University

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CLAT Participating Colleges - Important Points

Here, we have provided some important points related to the CLAT Participating Colleges 2021. You can go through the points to know more about the colleges under CLAT, total seats in CLAT, etc.

  • Before selecting a particular college, you must be aware of all the information about the participating colleges.
  • It is important for candidates to know about the CLAT Colleges fee structure, cutoff, selection process of the particular college they have applied for admission.
  • As per the previous trends, the CLAT Participating Colleges cut-off marks vary for each participating college. Hence candidates must score above the cut-off specified by the particular college in order to get shortlisted for the counseling process.
  • Different NLUs will have their own selection process for enrolling the candidates in the law undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Top 10 CLAT Participating Colleges in India

Each participating college will have a different closing rank. Based on the CLAT Merit List, you are called for the counseling process.

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

  • A total of 120 seats will be offered for the UG program
  • For the PG program, 50 seats are offered by the university

Let us have a look at the table below to know the CLAT Colleges top 10 in India.

Top 10 Law Colleges NIRF Rank
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 1
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 3
National Law University, Jodhpur 6
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 9
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 11
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala 10
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata 5
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 14
Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat -
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai -

CLAT Colleges List Rank-Wise

Each participating college for CLAT has different closing ranks. Hence, based on the candidate's rank, the CLAT college will be allotted. Visiting the allotted college is the last step in the CLAT Admission. Check the table below to know the CLAT Participating Colleges List Rank-wise.

CLAT Participating Institutes Closing Rank for CLAT 2020 All India Rank
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 58 1
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 128 3
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 226 5
National Law University, Jodhpur 354 6
Gujarat National Law University 468 9
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 926 10
National Law Institute University 376 11
National Institute of Advanced Legal Science 983 12

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Top 10 CLAT Colleges with Seat Intake

The seats in different National Law Universities are segregated according to the category of the student applying for the CLAT Exam. Candidates can check the complete details tabulated below to know the number of seats available for the UG and PG course in various CLAT Participating Colleges.

CLAT Participating Colleges Number of seats for UG program Number of seats for PG program
National Law School of India University, Bangalore 75 50
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 80 25
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad 86 42
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 156 52
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 80 45
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata 94 40
Chanakya National Law University, Patna 60 NIL
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow 80 10
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi 33 21
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 159 44
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 175 38
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati 45 10
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakapatnam 48 10
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi 60 10
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai 25 Nil
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur 30 Nil
Tamil Nadu National Law School 52 Nil
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) 60 Nil

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

The National Law School of India University came into existence through a Notification under the National Law School of India University Act (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986). The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of the University.

Category UG seats PG seats
General 93 seats 38 seats
SC 18 seats 8 seats
ST 09 seats 4 seats
Domicile of Karnataka Up to 25% of total seats in each vertical reservation category, subject to a maximum of 13 seats 0 seats
Total 120 seats 50 seats

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

The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) was established in 1998 by a Statute of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Since its inception, the University has been home to vital conversations on law and justice.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 75 seats 37 seats
SC 14 seats 7 seats
ST 7 seats 4 seats
General Telangana state 11 seats 7 seats
SC Telangana state 4 seats 2 seats
ST Telangana state 1 seat 1 seat
OBC - A Telangana state 2 seats 1 seat
OBC - B Telangana state 2 seats 1 seat
OBC - C Telangana state 1 seat 1 seat
OBC - D Telangana state 2 seats 1 seat
OBC - E Telangana state 1 seat 1 seat
Women 36 seats -
Total 105 50 seats

National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

National Law Institute University (NLIU) is a law school and center for research located in Bhopal, India. Established in 1997 by the State of Madhya Pradesh, it is one of the first three law schools to have been established under the National Law School system.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 65 seats 65 seats
SC 8 seats 5 seats
ST 4 seats 2 seats
Gen of MP state 26 seats 15 seats
SC of MP state 8 seats 5 seats
ST of MP state 10 seats 6 seats
OBC of MP state 7 seats 4 seats
Women 30 seats 18 seats
Total 80 seats 80 seats

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

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences was established under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 (West Bengal Act IX of 1999) adopted by the West Bengal Legislature in July 1999. The Chief Justice of India is the Chancellor of NUJS and is also the Chairman of the General Council, the supreme policy-making body of the University.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 44 seats 18 seats
EWS 6 seats 3 seats
SC 10 seats 4 seats
ST 5 seats 2 seats
Gen of WB state 22 seats 6 seats
EWS of WB state 2 seats 1 seat
SC of WB state 8 seats 3 seats
ST of WB state 2 seats 1 seat
OBC A of WB state 1 seat 1 seat
OBC B of WB state 1 seat 1 seat
NRI 18 seats 0
J & K residents 2 seats 0
Foreign Nationals 4 seats 4 seats
Total 127 seats 44 seats

Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur

HNLU is a Residential University and is sixth in the series of National Law Schools in India. HNLU has been included in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 62 seats 46 seats
SC 12 seats 9 seats
ST 6 seats 5 seats
Gen of CG state 33 seats 0
SC of CG state 10 seats 0
ST of CG state 26 seats 0
OBC of CG state 11 seats 0
Women 48 seats 18 seats
Dependents of Freedom Fighters of CG state 2 seats 0
Foreign National 4 seats 0
Wards of Kashmiri MIgrants 5 seats 2 seats
Students of J & K 2 seats 2 seats
Total 187 seats 84 seats

National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU)

National Law University-Jodhpur (NLUJ) is one of India’s leading Law Schools situated in the vibrant and colourful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. NLUJ has constantly been ranked as one of the top law schools in India.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 80 seats 38 seats
SC 16 seats 8 seats
ST 8 seats 4 seats
Total 104 seats 50 seats

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is the statutory university established by the Govt. of Gujarat under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) (2f & 12b).

Check the table below to know the total seats in CLAT at GNLU.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 11 seats 38 seats
SC 27 seats 9 seats
ST 14 seats 5 seats
Women 47 seats 16 seats
Gujarat Domicile 39 seats 13 seats
NRI/ NRI Sponsored 18 seats 6 seats
Foreign National 6 seats 2 seats
J & K Residents 2 seats 1 seat
Residents from North East India 5 seats 2 seats
Sports Quota - Boys 2 seats 0
Sports Quota - Boys 2 seats 0
Total 187 seats 63 seats

Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow.

Dr.Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, was established by an Act of Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in 2005, U.P. Act No.28 of 2005 and came into being on 4th of January 2006 to meet up the new challenges in the legal field and to strengthen the vision that was given by the establishment of first National Law School of the country.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 80 seats 10 seats
SC of UP state 34 seats 5 seats
ST of UP state 3 seats 6 seats
OBC of UP state 43 seats 1 seat
Women 32 seats 2 seats
Dependents of Freedom Fighters of UP state 3 seats 5 seats
Sons/Daughters of Defence Personnel deployed in UP or Defence Personnel of UP either retired or kill 8 seats 1 seat
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants / Kashmiri Pandits / Kashmiri Hindu Families (Non-Migrants) 2 seats 2 seats
Total 178 seats 32 seats

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University (RGNUL), Punjab

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The University acquired the approval of the Bar Council of India (BCI) in July 2006.

Go through the table below to know the number of CLAT seats available for UG and PG courses in RGNUL.

Category UG seats PG seats
Gen 133 seats 29 seats
SC 27 seats 6 seats
ST 14 seats 3 seats
Ancestral Resident of Village Sidhuwal, District Patiala 1 seat 0
Resident of Punjab 18 seats 0
Foreign National 5 seats 2 seats
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants 9 seats 2 seats
J & K Residents 2 seats 2 seats
NRI 5 seats 0
Total 196 seats 44 seats

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna

CNLU was established under the Chanakya National Law University Act, 2006 (Bihar Act No. 24 of 2006) and included in section 2(f) &12(B) of the U.G.C. Act, 1956. The number of retired Judges of the Supreme Court, High Courts, and lower Judiciary, as well as Senior Advocates & Educationalist, has offered to assist the CNLU in its teaching and research programs.

Category UG seats
Gen 60 seats
SC of Bihar state 19 seats
ST of Bihar state 1 seat
EBC of Bihar state 22 seats
BC of Bihar state 14 seats
Women of Bihar state 4 seats
Total 140 seats

CLAT Reservation Criteria 2021

The conditions of the CLAT Reservation Policy are taken into consideration and worked over at the time of the allotment procedure. During the CLAT Counselling, candidates belonging to the following categories are considered for seat-reservation purposes.

  • Scheduled Tribe (ST)
  • Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD)
  • Scheduled Caste (SC)
  • NRI/Foreign National aspirants
  • Kashmiri Migrants
  • Other Backward Classes (OBC)
  • State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located
  • Candidates belonging to the North-Eastern States

FAQ's

How many NLUs will participate in CLAT 2021?

A total of 21 NLUs will participate in CLAT 2021. Apart from these NLU's, several other private institutions and public sector units will also provide admissions for law courses. All the institutions will use CLAT Score to provide admissions in their LLB and LLM courses. The admissions will be provided to the aspirants based on their rank.

When can I provide my choice options for NLUs?

You can provide your NLU choices while applying for CLAT Exam. You should be careful while choosing NLU's because if you submit your choice of NLU's, then it can not be changed. In the case of multiple applications filed by you for CLAT, the last submitted form will be treated as final by the authority.

How many CLAT seats are available in the participating institutes?

Around 2500 undergraduate seats and 720 postgraduate seats are available in the CLAT participating institutes.  The eligibility criteria, CLAT Colleges cut-off, and selection process will be different for all the institutions. Candidates should choose the institute based on their CLAT score. In addition to these seats, 5% of seats will be reserved for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at the all-India level as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

List some of the private colleges that provide admissions into law courses based on the CLAT Score 2021?

Some of the private colleges that provide admissions into law courses based on the CLAT Score 2021 as follows:

  • Alliance School of Law, Bangalore
  • Amity University. Noida
  • Asian Law College, Noida
  • Delhi Institute of Rural Development(D.I.R.D.), Holambi, Delhi
  • Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
  • Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat
  • Disha Law College, Raipur
  • Galgotias University, Greater Noida
  • IFIM Law College, Bengaluru
  • Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • Harlal Law of School, Greater Noida
  • Indore Institute of Law, Indore
  • JECRC University, Jaipur
  • Jagannath University, Jaipur
  • JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus of Law, Greater Noida

Are there reservations in NLUs?

Yes. All NLUs have reservations for SCs and STs and quite a few of them have seats for OBCs as well. Various institutes have regional quotas and some also have reservations for women, wards of defense personnel, and even NRI-sponsored Candidates. In all the institutions, 5% of seats will be reserved for Specially Abled Persons (SAP) at the all India level as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. The admissions will be provided for the students based on the cut-off, eligibility criteria, and CLAT score.

Is CLAT Score only applicable for law colleges or else we can use the score to get admission to other colleges?

CLAT Score is mainly applicable to National Law Universities. However, the CLAT score is accepted by some other private colleges such as

  • GAIL India Limited
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Dehradun
  • Oil India Limited

Is there any reservation of seats in the CLAT Participating Colleges?

Yes. There is a reservation policy in CLAT 2021 and it will be taken into consideration at the time of the allotment procedure. Seats are reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST), Physically Disabled Candidates (PwD) Scheduled Caste (SC), NRI/Foreign National aspirants, Kashmiri Migrant, Other Backward Classes (OBC), State Quota for the candidates in which NLU is located, Candidates belonging to the North-Eastern States.