Updated on May 19, 2023 11:13 IST

Top Law Colleges in India 2023

India has home to almost 1,500 law colleges. Among these, 27 are Top Ranked Law colleges in India. Out of which 18 colleges are Public and 9 colleges are Private which provides UG, PG law courses in full-time, part-time mode of study. 

Top Law Colleges in India Highlights

Below is the table showing the particulars of law colleges in India:

Particulars

Parameters

No. of Colleges

27

Fee

<INR 1 lakh: 3

INR 1-2 lakh: 3

INR 3-5 lakh: 3

> INR 5 lakh: 16

Top Specialisations

Corporate Law, Banking Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, etc.

Entrance Based

Entrance Based:  CLATAILET, LSAT, etc.

Best Law Colleges in India Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for Law programmes vary depending on the course-level. Given below is the basic eligibility criteria that candidates need to fulfill for admission to UG and PG Law courses.

UG Law Courses Eligibility (Integrated-LLB)

  • Candidates must pass Class 12 in any stream with minimum 45 per cent aggregate
  • There is no age bar

UG Law Courses Eligibility (LLB)

  • Candidates must clear graduation in any stream with minimum 45-50 per cent aggregate
  • There is no age bar

PG Law Courses Eligibility (LLM)

  • Candidates must possess an LLB degree
  • There is no age bar

Popular Exams Accepted by Best Law Colleges in India

For admissions to law courses in India, Candidates must qualify some of the popular exams and they are:

  • CLAT: The national-level Common Law Admission Test (or CLAT) is conducted by the Consortium of NLUs for admission to 5-year integrated LLB (UG) and one-year LLM (PG) courses. All the seats of NLUs will be filled on the basis of CLAT 2023 reservation criteria as defined by the consortium.
  • CUET: CUET stands for Central University Entrance Test. It is an all-India level entrance exam conducted by NTA for admission in UG courses offered in all the participating institutions. The exam is conducted in a computer-based mode for two hours. Originally CUCET was conducted by UGC in paper-pencil-based mode.

Best Law Colleges in India NIRF Ranking 2022

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranks colleges every year. The ranking is based on various parameters and rankings change year on year depending on college universities and performances.

Following is a list of the best law colleges in India ranked by NIRF with the past three years:

College Name`

NIRF 2020

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

NLSIU Bangalore

1

1

1

NLU Delhi

2

2

2

Symbiosis Law School

8

9

3

Nalsar University of Law

3

3

4

NUJS

6

4

5

JMI

9

7

7

GNLU, Gandhinagar

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

8

SOA

Not Ranked

Not Ranked

9

NULJ

5

8

10

List of Top Public and Private Law Colleges in India

There are 18 Public and 9 Private Top Law colleges in India.

List of Top Public Law Colleges in India

Below table showing list of public colleges with their annual fees:

Public Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

NLSIU Bangalore

INR 16.39 lakh

NLU Delhi

INR 6.75 lakh

Nalsar University of Law

INR 8 lakh

NUJS

INR 3.66 lakh

JMI

INR 17,400

List of Top Private Law Colleges in India

Below table showing list of private colleges with their annual fees:

Private Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

Symbiosis Law School

INR 7.92 lakh

SOA

INR 1.25 lakh

LPU

INR 12 lakh

Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences

INR 8.75 lakh

School of Law, Christ University

INR 13.60 lakh

Top Law Colleges in India: Exam Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of exams in Law colleges in India:

Exam

Dates

Schedule

CUET 2023 Exam

21 May '23 - 31 May '23

CUET Schedule

LSAT India 2023 June Cycle Exam Days

8 Jun '23 - 11 Jun '23

LSAT India Schedule

Best Law Colleges in India: Ownership Type

Below table shows the number of colleges owned by private, public sector.

Ownership

No. of Colleges

Private

18

Public/ Government

9

Location-wise Top Law Colleges in India

There are almost 30 Top Ranked Law colleges in India. Out of which, Delhi has the maximum Top Ranked Law colleges in India. Below the table showing states offering maximum number of colleges:

States

No. of Colleges

Delhi/NCR

5

Tamil Nadu

2

Uttar Pradesh

2

ROI of Top Law Colleges in India

The students can check the ROI to know how beneficial a particular course is for them. ROI tells students the benefit of pursuing a course in terms of the return they will get. In the case of popular courses, choosing a college or university based on the ROI factor can be great. This is helpful when it becomes tough to select between two or more colleges.

The best Top Ranked Law colleges in India with the average annual fee and average placement package are tabulated below:

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Average Salary Package

NLU Delhi

INR 6.75 lakh

INR 18 LPA

Nalsar University of Law

INR 8 lakh

INR 16 LPA

NUJS

INR 3.66 lakh

INR 15.50 LPA

NLSIU Bangalore

INR 16.39 lakh

INR 15 LPA

Symbiosis Law School

INR 7.92 lakh

INR 6.50 LPA

Top Recruiters for Law Graduates

Check out the table below for insights on top companies that recruit Law graduates along with their placement rating:

College Name

Shiksha Rating

Top Recruiters

NLSIU Bangalore

4.8

 Luthra and Luthra, Khaitan and Co., etc.

Nalsar University of Law

4.1

Cognizant, Colgate Palmolive, Deloitte, Dr Reddys LaboratoriesLtd, Heritage, ITC Ltd.

Symbiosis Law School

4.0

General Motors, Wipro, TCS, SAP, etc.

Note: Above Statistics are based on latest data.

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How Affordable is studying Law in India?

It is estimated that studying Law in India is slightly expensive. About 16 colleges have their annual fee ranging > INR 5 lakh and some of them are NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Delhi, Symbiosis Law School, Nalsar University of Law. Below table showing the number of colleges with their fee range:

Fee Range

No. of Colleges

< INR 1 lakh

3

INR 1-2 lakh

3

INR 3-5 lakh

3

> INR 5 lakh

16

Specialisations offered by Top Law Colleges in India

Law colleges offers diversified specialisations in India like Corporate Law, Banking Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Entertainment Law, Environmental Law, Healthcare Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Labour and Employment Law, Security and Investment Law, Tax Law. The below table showing specialisation offered by number of colleges:

Specialisation

No. of Colleges

Corporate Law

4

Banking Law

1

Commercial Law

1

Constituitional Law

1

Criminal Law

1

Which are the most popular exams accepted by Top Law Colleges in India?

The most popular entrance exam to study Law in India is CLAT. Good marks in CLAT. Below is table showing exams accepted by number of colleges:

Exams

No. of Colleges

CLAT

15

CUET

3

LSAT India

1

AILET

1

Top Law Colleges in India: Cut Off

Below is the table showing cut off of top law colleges in India:

College Cut Off

NLSIU Bangalore Cut Off

Nalsar Hyderabad Cut Off

NLU Delhi Cut Off

NLU Jodhpur Cut Off

GNLU Cut Off

Top Law Colleges in India: Compare

Below is the table showing colleges compare with law colleges in India:

Compare

NLSIU Bangalore Compare

NLU Delhi Compare

Nalsar Hyderabad Compare

NLU Jodhpur Compare

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

1
NIRF ' 22
National Law School of India University, Bangalore
4.5

Placements

4.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.5
(8)
Fees: 16.39 Lakh
Salary : 15.00 Lakh
1
India Today ' 21
1
The Week ' 20
1
Outlook ' 19
2
NIRF ' 22
NLU Delhi (NLUD) - National Law University
4.3

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.7
(7)
Fees: 6.75 Lakh
Salary : 18.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
3
NIRF ' 22
Symbiosis Law School, Symbiosis International, Pune
4.1

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.8
(34)
Fees: 7.92 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
4
NIRF ' 22
Nalsar University of Law
4.1

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.4
(11)
Fees: 8.00 Lakh
Salary : 16.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
2
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
5
NIRF ' 22
NLU Kolkata (NUJS) - The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
4.4

Placements

4.7

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.3
(18)
Fees: 3.66 Lakh
Salary : 15.50 Lakh
2
India Today ' 21
3
The Week ' 20
2
Outlook ' 19
7
NIRF ' 22
Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia
4.2

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.5
(12)
Fees: 17,400
Salary : 5.46 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
8
NIRF ' 22
GNLU Gandhinagar (NLU) - Gujarat National Law University
4.3

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.2
(21)
Fees: 6.00 Lakh
Salary : 10.00 Lakh
4
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
9
NIRF ' 22
SOA University - Siksha 'O' Anusandhan
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.0
(395)
Fees: 1.25 Lakh
Salary : 4.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
10
NIRF ' 22
NLU Jodhpur (NLUJ) - National Law University
4.3

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.3
(15)
Fees: 7.75 Lakh
Salary : 14.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
4
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
11
NIRF ' 22
KIIT - Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
4.3

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

3.9
(1797)
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
12
NIRF ' 22
Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University
4.0

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.3
(15)
Salary : 12.30 Lakh
14
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
13
NIRF ' 22
LPU - Lovely Professional University
4.3

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.1
(4229)
Fees: 12.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
14
NIRF ' 22
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Poonamallee
4.0

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.7
(6)
Fees: 8.75 Lakh
Salary : 5.76 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
15
NIRF ' 22
NLIU Bhopal - The National Law Institute University
4.3

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.1
(24)
Fees: 5.94 Lakh
Salary : 16.00 Lakh
3
India Today ' 21
6
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
16
NIRF ' 22
School of Law, Christ University
4.2

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.1
(17)
Fees: 13.60 Lakh
Salary : 4.93 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
17
NIRF ' 22
NLU Lucknow (RMLNLU) - Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
4.0

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

4.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.6
(30)
Fees: 5.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
7
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
18
NIRF ' 22
NLU Patiala (RGNUL) - Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law
4.2

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.3
(27)
Fees: 7.00 Lakh
Salary : 7.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
19
NIRF ' 22
School of Law, SASTRA
4.7

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

5.0

Value for Money

4.5
(4)
Fees: 7.00 Lakh
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
21
NIRF ' 22
School of Law, UPES
3.7

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.3
(75)
Fees: 19.36 Lakh
Salary : 3.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
22
NIRF ' 22
NLU Ranchi (NUSRL) - National University of Study and Research In Law
3.8

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.6
(19)
Fees: 5.50 Lakh
Salary : 7.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
23
NIRF ' 22
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
3.9

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.0
(432)
Fees: 70,000
Salary : 4.95 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
24
NIRF ' 22
NLU Assam (NLUJAA) - National Law University And Judicial Academy
4.4

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.5
(6)
Fees: 4.00 Lakh
Salary : 7.63 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
25
NIRF ' 22
NLU Odisha (NLUO) - National Law University
3.7

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.6
(8)
Fees: 6.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
9
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
17
Outlook ' 19
26
NIRF ' 22
Army Institute of Law
3.7

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

4.0
(9)
Fees: 4.36 Lakh
Salary : 6.80 Lakh
17
India Today ' 21
16
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
27
NIRF ' 22
Amity University, Gurugram
4.3

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(411)
Fees: 78,000
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
40
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
28
NIRF ' 22
Sikkim Government Law College
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
29
NIRF ' 22
Indian Law Institute - ILI
Fees: 1.38 Lakh
Salary : 4.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19
30
NIRF ' 22
Department of Law, Panjab University
4.2

Placements

2.9

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.6
(13)
Fees: 1.64 Lakh
Salary : 50,000
Not Ranked
India Today ' 21
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 19

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FAQs

Q. How many Top Ranked Law colleges in India?

A. There are about 1,500 Law colleges in India. Among these, 30 are Top Ranked Law colleges in India. Out of which 18 colleges are Public and 9 are Private. Some of the popular colleges are National Law School of India Bangalore, NLU Delhi, Nalsar University of Law, Symbiosis Law School Pune, NLU Kolkata, Faulty of Law Jamia Millia Islamia, GNLU Gandhinagar and many more. 

Q. What is the eligibility criteria of Top Ranked Law colleges in India?

A. The eligibility criteria for Law programmes vary depending on the course-level. Given below is the basic eligibility criteria that candidates need to fulfil for admission to UG and PG Law courses. UG Law Courses Eligibility (LLB)

  • Candidates must clear graduation in any stream with minimum 45-50 per cent aggregate
  • There is no age bar

PG Law Courses Eligibility (LLM)

  • Candidates must possess an LLB degree
  • There is no age bar

Q. Which are the best Top Ranked Law colleges in India?

A. As per NIRF Ranking, the best Top Ranked Law colleges in India with their NIRF Ranking are NLSIU Bangalore (NIRF 1), NLU Delhi (NIRF 2), Symbiosis Law School (NIRF 3), Nalsar University of Law (NIRF 3), NUJS (NIRF 5), JMI (NIRF 7), GNLU (NIRF 8), SOA (NIRF 9), NLUJ (NIRF 10).

Q. Which are the best Top Ranked Law colleges in India based on placements?

A. The best Top Ranked Law colleges in India based on placements are listed below with their annual placement package: 

College Name Average Placement Package
NLU Delhi INR 18 LPA
Nalsar University of Law INR 16 LPA
NUJS INR 15.50 LPA
NLSIU Bangalore INR 15 LPA
Symbiosis Law School INR 6.50 LPA

Q. Which are the specialisations offered by Top Ranked Law Colleges in India?

A. Law colleges offers diversified specialisations in India like Corporate Law, Banking Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Entertainment Law, Environmental Law, Healthcare Law, Insurance Law, International Law, Labour and Employment Law, Security and Investment Law, Tax Law.

Q. Are there any job opportunities for students who pursue Law courses in India?

A. Yes, there are several job opportunities for Law students. Some of them are listed below:

  • Lawyer
  • Legal Advisors
  • Judges
  • Solicitors
  • Legal Executives
  • Notary Public
  • Oath Commissioner

Q. Which city has the maximum Top Ranked Law colleges in India?

A. Law is a popular course choice among candidates aspiring to become lawyers in India. Candidates can pursue a Law graduation course after Class 12 or obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Those wanting to pursue the course after Class 12 need to enroll in five-year integrated-LLB programmes such as BA LLB, BBA LLB, BSc LLB and BTech LLB. Those who wish to pursue Law after graduation can enroll in LLB courses of three years duration. The post-graduation degree in Law is known as LLM. There are almost 30 Top Ranked Law colleges in India. Out of which, Delhi has the maximum Top Ranked Law colleges in India.

Q. Is it expensive to study in Top Ranked Law colleges in India?

A. Yes, it is estimated that studying Law in India is slightly expensive. As, 16 colleges has their annual fee ranging > INR 5 lakh and some of them are:

  • NLSIU Bangalore
  • NLU Delhi
  • Symbiosis Law School
  • Nalsar University of Law

Q. Which is India's No 1 private law college?

A. The table below shows the list of the best private law colleges in India with total tuition fees:

Private Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

Symbiosis Law School

INR 7.92 lakh

SOA

INR 1.25 lakh

LPU

INR 12 lakh

Q. Which is the cheapest law colleges in India?

A. About 3 colleges have a total tuition fee ranging <INR 1 lakh and some of them are:

  • Faculty of Law, Jamia Milia Islamia
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • Amity University Gurugram 
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