Courses of Law are among the popular courses, are offered by various private as well as government colleges and universities in India. With more than 500 institutes in India teaching law, it becomes important for one to choose the right institution as per his/her choices.
To serve this purpose, launched in 2015, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has been releasing lists of top institutions of the country in various fields. Below is the list of top 10 law colleges in India 2023 released by NIRF.
Top 10 Law Colleges in India:
10. The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, New Delhi
Abbreviated as RGNUL, the University was established in 2006 in Patiala, Punjab. It was set up by the Punjab Government for the field of Legal Education.
It is one of the autonomous law colleges in India and has constantly been among the top colleges offering Bachelor’s, Masters as well as Ph.D. degrees in the field of Law.
9. Jamia Millia Islamia
Located in the Jamia Nagar of New Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia is a Central university established in 1920. However, the Faculty of Law was established much later i.e. in 1989.
Including the Faculty of Law, the university has nine faculties under which it offers various programmes. Moreover, in 2020, Jamia Millia Islamia ranked No.1 among the central universities in India.
8. Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Symbiosis Law School, established in 1977, was earlier affiliated to the University of Pune and later became a part of the Symbiosis International University. It has its own entrance test depending on the programmes that one chooses.
Along with the Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D. programmes, the school also offers diploma and certificate courses. It is one of the pioneers of the five-year law program.
7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
Established under the Gujarat National University Law Act, 2003 in Gujarat, GNLU is a public law school as well as a National Law University. Graduates of GNLU go on to pursue a diverse range of careers.
Moreover, several undergraduate students also get their applications selected for pursuing their graduate studies from renowned universities not only in India but worldwide.
6. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
Situated in the Salt Lake City of Kolkata, WNUJS or NUJS is one of the autonomous law schools of India and was established in 1999. Not only national but the students of this university have also won many international awards.
Furthermore, apart from the undergraduate, postgraduate, and Ph.D. degrees, the university also offers various online courses that are attended by students from over 17 countries.
5. National Law University, Jodhpur
The National Law University, Jodhpur was set up in 1999 under the National Law University Act with the motive to bring evolution in the field of law.
The first batch was admitted in the year 2001. In addition to providing excellent education, the university also has an amazing infrastructure which definitely adds up to its value.
4. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
IIT Kharagpur was set up by the Indian Government in 1951 and is known to be the first of the IITs. It was initially established to train scientists and engineers in India, however, over the years it diversified its academic potential.
Recognized as an Institute of National Importance, it was also awarded the status of the Institute of Eminence by the government of India in the year 2019.
3. Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, shortened as NALSAR is a National University located in Secunderabad. It was established in 1998 by an Act of the State Legislative Assembly.
The law school is spread over 55 acres, divided into five sectors. It has several research centers along with its library that has a collection of more than 27,000 items comprising law reports, periodicals, choicest publications of textbooks, and other resources.
2. National Law University, New Delhi
At the second place is the National Law University, Delhi was established in 2008 by an Act Of NCT Delhi in the National Capital Territory of Delhi with the initiative of the High Court of Delhi.
Often known as NLUD, it offers various courses at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels. It has a total of thirteen research centers.
1. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
Along with being the first National Law University of India, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru is also one of the first in the country to offer the five-year integrated undergraduate law degree.
The founding of the NLSIU was a summit of over 2 decades of effort on the part of many legal luminaries.
Graduates of this University usually receive a lucrative job and opt to pursue diverse careers.
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