Updated On : March 2, 2022
In India, there are around 439 law colleges that provide admissions to 1-year or 2-years PG courses. Out of 439, 166 colleges are government, 241 colleges are private, and 21 colleges come under public-private ownership.
In order to get admission in any of these colleges, you need to take up the law entrance exams in India like CLAT, AILET, LSAT, TISSNET, etc. Opting for the best PG college is most important for your career advancement.
Read through the post that will give you a complete insight on which is the best law college for PG in India.
National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a government-run institution working under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) to outline the brand value of a specific college in India.
It provides the most accurate ranking of colleges in India by considering various factors as mentioned below.
|NIRF Ranking Parameters||Weightage|
|Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR)||30%|
|Research and Professional Practice (RPC)||20%|
|Post-graduation Outcomes (PO)||30%|
|Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)||10%|
|Peer Perception (PERC)||10%|
Every year, a survey is conducted by the NIRF among five parameters mentioned above to provide a rank to the participating institutes.
Check out the table below to know the top ten CLAT PG colleges as per NIRF ranking.
|Institute Name||NIRF Ranking|
|NLSIU Bangalore - National Law School of India University||1|
|NLU Delhi (NLUD) - National Law University||2|
|Nalsar University of Law||3|
|NLU Jodhpur (NLUJ) - National Law University||5|
|GNLU Gandhinagar (NLU) - Gujarat National Law University||7|
|Symbiosis Law School, Pune||8|
|Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia||9|
|NLU Patiala (RGNUL) - Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law||10|
|NLU Lucknow (RMLNLU) - Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University||11|
|KIIT School of Law (KSOL)||12|
|NLU Odisha (NLUO) - National Law University||14|
|NLU Assam (NLUJAA) - National Law University And Judicial Academy||16|
|NLIU Bhopal - The National Law Institute University||17|
|BHU - Banaras Hindu University||19|
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.
The institute provides post-graduate programs including the one-year Master of Laws (LLM) Program and the two-year Master’s Program in Public Policy (MPP), an interdisciplinary program that provides comprehensive training in designing, translating, and evaluating the efficacy of policies.
Have a look at the table below to know the NIRF Parametric Score (out of 100)
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).
The admission are provided to PG courses based on the scores obtained in the AILET Exam. Check out the table below to know the NIRF Parametric Score (out of 100)
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. For the PG program, the university offers 50 seats.
Also, 5% horizontal reservation shall be provided by the NALSAR for Specially Abled Persons.
Go through the NIRF Parametric Score (out of 100) from the table below.
GNLU, which is accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC is a Research- based Teaching University, established under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003.
The university is also recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC). It provides the most diversified and unique teaching, research, training and extension programs.
The university offers 63 seats for students who wish to pursue LLM programs.
The Symbiosis Law School was established in 1977. It became a constituent college of Symbiosis Intranational University in 2022.
The college has been approved by the Bar Council of India, recognized by the Government of Maharashtra, and Affiliated with the University of Pune.
It provides scholarships include both private and government to its students. Check out the table below to know the NIRF Parametric Score (out of 100).
There are 241 private law colleges in India that offers LLM course, a post-graduate course that equips law aspirants to specialize in any one of the legal sub-streams.
Have a look at the table below to know the which is the best private law college to choose for PG programs.
|School of Law, UPES||2.44 Lakhs|
|Rama University, Kanpur||75,000|
|Alliance School of Law, Alliance University||2.00 Lakhs|
|Chandigarh University (CU)||94,000|
|Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science||1.88 Lakhs|
|GITAM School of Law, Visakhapatnam||1.05 Lakhs|
|Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University||95,000|
|School of Law and Legal Affairs, Noida International University||1.02 Lakhs|
|Amity University, Jaipur||77,000|
|Babu Banarasi Das University||80,000|
|School of Law (SOL), Sharda University||1.54 Lakhs|
|School of Law, Presidency University||1.25 Lakhs|
|Jagran Lakecity University||1.35 Lakhs|
Check out the table below to know the best public law colleges to pursue PG courses.
|NLSIU Bangalore - National Law School of India University||64,300|
|NLU Jodhpur (NLUJ) - National Law University||1.99 Lakhs|
|NLU Delhi (NLUD) - National Law University||1.30 Lakhs|
|Nalsar University of Law||50,000|
|GNLU Gandhinagar (NLU) - Gujarat National Law University||1.52 Lakhs|
|Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia||17,400|
|NLU Patiala (RGNUL) - Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law||1.30 Lakhs|
|NLU Lucknow (RMLNLU) - Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University||79,000|
|NLU Odisha (NLUO) - National Law University||1.24 Lakhs|
|NLU Assam (NLUJAA) - National Law University And Judicial Academy||1.04 Lakhs|
|NLIU Bhopal - The National Law Institute University||1.66 Lakhs|
|Indian Law Institute - ILI||1.09 Lakhs|
|BHU - Banaras Hindu University||5,614|
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