Top 25 Law Colleges in India

In India, a student can pursue a legal course only after completing an undergraduate course in any discipline. However, following the national law school model, one can study law as an integrated course of five years after passing the senior secondary examination.

The following degrees are most commonly awarded

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

The LL.B. is the most common law degree offered and conferred by Indian universities which has a duration of three years. Almost all law universities follow a standard LL.B. curriculum, wherein students are exposed to the required bar subjects.

Integrated undergraduate degrees

B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA. LLB., B.Com. LL.B. These degrees are mostly offered in the autonomous law schools having a duration of five years.

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

The LL.M. is most common postgraduate law degree which has a duration of two years.

Master of Business Law

A two years law course with specialization in business law.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

A Ph.D course in Law

Integrated MBL-LLM/ MBA-LLM

Generally a three years double degree integrated course with specialisation in business law.

Popular Entrance Exams in India

AILET: All India Law Entrance Test or simply AILET is an entrance test conducted by National Law University Delhi for law admissions in India. AILET is of 1 and 1/2 hour duration and AILET will have 150 questions for a total of 150 marks. You can learn more about AILET here.

CLAT: Common Law Admission Test is an all India entrance examination conducted by 11 National Law Universities in India for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M). You can learn more about CLAT here.

LSAT: LSAT—India is a standardized test of reading and verbal reasoning skills designed by the USA–based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for use by law schools in India. You can learn more about LSAT here.

Top 25 Law colleges in India, as ranked by India Today can be viewed below

Institute Name (City) 2011 2010 2009 2008
NALSAR University of Law (Hyderabad) 1 2 2 1
National Law School of India University (Bangalore) 2 1 1 2
National Law Institute University (Bhopal) 3 3 4 4
Campus Law Center, Delhi University (New Delhi) 4 4 3 3
Symbiosis Society’s Law College (Pune) 5 5 6 8
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (Kolkata) 6 6 8 5
ILS Law College (Pune) 7 7 5 6
Faculty of Law, BHU (Varanasi) 8 12 11 10
Amity Law School (Delhi) 9 10 9 13
National Law Institute University (Jodhpur) 10 8 7 9
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 11 11 na na
Gujarat National Law University (Ghandhinagar) 12 9 na na
Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (Aligarh) 13 16 12 11
Army Institute of Law (Mohali) 14 15 21 23
Christ College of Law (Bangalore) 15 na na na
Government Law College (Mumbai) 16 10 na 7
Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College (Pune) 17 na na na
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (Kochi) 18 14 14 18
ICFAI Law School (Dehradun) 19 na na na
Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata (Kolkata) 20 21 13 18
School of Legal Studies (Kochi) 21 13 14 na
Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow (Lucknow) 22 na na na
Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi) 23 24 16 21
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University (Chennai) 24 18 24 17
Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad (Allahabad) 25 na na na

Source: India Today 2011 Law College Rankings

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21 comments on “Top 25 Law Colleges in India

  1. Pooja Mishra says:

    Thanks. I did not know that there is so much to learn. It is quite similar to a website I came across Well done.

  2. Akira Sen says:

    can i opt for llb+llm integrated degree in distance?

  3. Akira Sen says:

    Is there any college which offers llb+llm integrated course that to distance education?

  4. this is very use full inforamtion..and thanks for sharing…

  5. Aman Rathore says:

    My view is that RNB Global University is equally good law college for pursuing courses like BBA+ LLB, BA + LLB And LLB.

  6. Inam khan yousafzai says:

    I do Admission in BA LLB sir? Admission procedure

  7. unitedworld says:

    Unitedworld School of Law also falls among the top 25 Law colleges in India. It provides excellent opportunity to study 5 years integrated BBA LL.B course to the students. The institute is recognized by Bar council of India and is affiliated to Gujarat University. Students learn basic principles of Indian legal system and they acquire knowledge through various elective courses. After completing this course, the students will develop necessary skills which are required in legal profession. This course will help the students to develop a comparative advantage over their counter parts and will assist them to excel in their professional life. For further details you may visit

  8. arpit raj (sinha) says:

    dear sir/ma’am
    i want to know the best college for persuading BBA LLB, in terms of average placement, and selection-able companies.
    thank you !

  9. palak says:

    Are there any institutes providing integrated course of MBL-LLM through distance learning?

  10. Urvashi Rathor says:

    Is admission through LLB in law school Delhi?

  11. Urvashi Rathor says:

    Is there any scope of admission through management quota in symbiosis law school Delhi?

  12. Urvashi Rathor says:

    Is there any scope of admission through LLB quota in symbiosis law school Delhi?

  13. Urvashi Rathor says:

    sir i want to know are there any national law universities in india who are offering or planning to offer LLB affordable

  14. Adamya Vikrant says:

    Is there any scope of admission through management quota in symbiosis law school pune ?

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  16. Shanu Abbas says:

    sir hamein clat se L.L.B honers karna hai ky ham apply kar saktey hai.

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  18. prabhat says:

    sir i wanted to know are there any national law universities in india who are offering or planning to offer BBA LLB by 2012

  19. Saswati says:


    Here is the list of Law Entrance Exam held in India.

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