NIRF Ranking: Check the List of top Law Colleges

By Sarada Rath

The MHRD ( Ministry of Human Resource Development) minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2020 on 11 June 2020 through a live webinar. The ranking was conducted among 563 Government and Private Colleges. The survey ranking has been released for various categories such as  Overall, University, College, Law, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, and Medical.

The NIRF ranking is based on 5 Parameters:

  • Teaching, Learning & Resources (Ranking Weightage = 0.30)
  • Research, Professional Practice & Collaborative Performance (Ranking Weightage = 0.20)
  • Graduation Outcomes (Ranking Weightage = 0.25)
  • Outreach (Ranking Weightage = 0.15)
  • Perception (Ranking Weightage = 0.10)

Here we have presented the list of top 12 Law colleges present in India in which   National Law School of India University, Bengaluru has topped the ranking. Students who are aiming to pursue their career in Law in India can go through the NIRF Ranking list and get a clear idea about the performance of different Law colleges.

Top 12 Law Colleges as per NIRF Ranking 2020:

Rank College Location Score
1 National Law School of India University Bengaluru, Karnataka 78.66
2 National Law University New Delhi, Delhi 74.02
3 Nalsar University of Law Hyderabad, Telangana 73.12
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur, West Bengal 71.44
5 National Law University Jodhpur, Rajasthan 64.29
6 The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata, West Bengal 63.32
7 Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar, Gujarat 60.78
8 Symbiosis Law School Pune, Maharashtra 59.54
9 Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi, Delhi 57.93
10 The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala, Punjab 54.19
11 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 53.57
12 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha 52.83

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1. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

NLSIU again retained its 1st position for top Law college of India according to NIRF ranking. NLSIU was India's first National Law University that was established and also the first to introduce a 5-year integrated undergraduate law degree. It offers research degrees and coursework at the postgraduate level. It also plays a significant role in promoting India's parliamentary debate. It is the only law school in South Asia that has won the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition twice, one in 1999 and other in 2013. NLSIU was ranked 1st by Outlook India's "Top 25 Law Colleges In 2017",  India Today's "India's Best Colleges 2017", and The Week's "Top Law Colleges In 2017".

2. National Law University, New Delhi

Also retains its 2nd position in NIRF ranking. NLUD is one of the few national law schools of India that implements Bar Council of India's 5-year law degree model. It offers a 5-year undergraduate B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) program and a 1-year LL.M. program. NLUD offers a total of 70 seats and additional 10 seats are reserved for foreign nationals. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission (UGC)) scored NLUD 3.59 on a 4 point scale.

3. Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad

It too maintained its 3rd position in the NIRF Ranking 2020. NALSAR offers various undergraduate and postgraduate programs in law education and postgraduate programs in business administration. It is one of the few autonomous law schools present in India. It offers a five-year integrated B.A LL.B.(Hons.) program and a one-year postgraduate LL.M. program along with PH.D. and M.Phil degrees. Being one of the first law schools to be established, NALSAR now offers a 2-year MBA program starting from 2013-14. It was also ranked 2nd in India by The Week's "Top Law Colleges In 2017".

4. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Also keeps its 4th position in NIRF 2020. IIT Kharagpur based Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) is the first of its kind law school to provide legal education with IP specialization within the IIT System. RGSOIPL along with 3 other National Law Schools, is one of the four founding partners of the Legal Information Institute of India. RGSOIPL invites many Indian firms such as Indian Oil Corporation, Hero Motocorp, Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant, Johnson & Johnson, Venus Remedies, Bajaj Auto, TVS Motors, Infosys, Wipro, and Avesthagen.       

5. National Law University, Jodhpur

Has jumped one step further to get No. 5 ranking in the NIRF 2020 ranking. It is also one of the few autonomous law schools present in India. NLUJ is one of the first institutions to offer undergraduate degrees such as B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), and B.Sc., LL.B. (Hons.). The university also offers postgraduate courses such as LLM and MBA. The university has 24*7 internet access for every student. The university harbors many online libraries such as Westlaw (India and UK),  Lexis Nexis, Kluwer Arbitration, Jstor, Hein Online, and Manupatra. I was also ranked 6th in India by The Week's "Top Law Colleges 2017".

6. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

It is awarded as No. 6 top law college this year by NIRF while it was at Number 5 previous year. This university is one of the autonomous law schools in India offering a five-year integrated B.A./BSc. LLB (Hons.) degree program at the undergraduate level and a Master of Laws (LLM) program at the postgraduate level. It offers three research programs namely M. Phil, Ph.D., and LL.D. the university has collaboration with iPleaders that offers a diploma in Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws. NUJS was ranked second in India by Outlook India's "Top 25 Law Colleges In 2017", third by India Today's "India's Best Colleges 2017: Law", and fourth in India by The Week's "Top Law Colleges 2017".

7. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

It has shown tremendous improvement from number 9 to number 7 in the NIRF ranking 2020. Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Bar Council of India (BCI). Those students who graduate from GNLU pursue diverse careers from jobs in the bar and the bench of the Indian judiciary to corporate law firm jobs. GNLU was ranked 3rd in India by Outlook India's "Top 25 Law Colleges in 2017", 8th in India by The Week's "Top Law Colleges 2017", and 10th by India Today's "India's Best Colleges 2017: Law".

8. Symbiosis Law School, Pune

It is positioned at No. 8 this year while it was the 9th top Law college according to the NIRF ranking. Symbiosis Law School is a part of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University). It offers UG, PG, and Ph.D. programmes in Law education. It also offers diploma and certificate courses. Symbiosis Law School has set its 6 campuses that provide education in specializations in Corporate Law, Public Law & Governance, Public Laws, Justice Education, Transnational & Global Legal Studies, and Technology & Innovation Laws. SLS was ranked 9th in India by Outlook India's "Top 25 Law Colleges In 2017", 3rd in India by India Today's "India's Best Colleges 2018: Law", and 10th in India by The Week's "Top Law Colleges 2017".

9. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

It has bagged the 9th position in NIRF ranking 2020 while it was in the 8th position the previous year. The institution got the central deemed university status on 26 December 1988. Jamia Millia Islamia faculty of law only offered 3-year LL.B. course until the early 2000s. It started offering the integrated 5 Years B.A., LL. B (Hons.) course from 2002 - 2003. It has a reputation to be in the top 10 best institutes for law in India every year.

10. The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

It has retained its number 10 position once again in the NIRF ranking 2020.  RGNUL approved by the Bar Council of India and affiliated to the UGC. It is one of the autonomous law schools in India. The institute offers a 5-year B.A. LL.B (Hons.) program and a 1-year LL.M program. The university also offers PH.D. programs. It was also ranked 16 by The Week's "Top Law Colleges 2017" in India.

11. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

Bags the title of 11th position in Top Law colleges according to NIRF ranking 2020 while it was at No. 14 previous year.  Since its establishment in 2005, the university has been providing undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) degrees in legal education. While other National Law Universities have a trimester system, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University has two end-semester exams in an academic year which gives students the freedom to develop their own soft skills, legal knowledge or research papers. 

12. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar

KIIT School of Law (KLS) Bhubaneswar has retained its 12th position in Top Law colleges of India in NIRF ranking 2020. KIIT School of Law (KLS) is affiliated to the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University, Bhubaneswar. It offers five years integrated course in BA LL.B., BSc LL.B., and BBA LL.B. with Honors specialization in various areas of law. KLS also provides LL.M. and Ph.D. courses. It has six departments for different law education that are: Department of Public Law, Department of Private Law, Department of Business Studies, Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Department of Natural and physical sciences, and  Department of Liberal Arts. The KLS was also ranked 14th in India by Outlook India's "Top 25 Law Colleges In 2017". 

These rankings will guide the students for choosing the desirable universities based on a set of parameters and help the Colleges to increase their performance. This can also act as a guideline for the College to improve its performance in the field of research and focus on the areas that are in need of development. Pokhriyal said  "It is indeed befitting that besides Overall ranking, category-specific rankings are done for colleges and universities and subject-specific rankings are done for Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Law, and Medicine. A new subject domain, i.e. “Dental” is introduced from 2020 onwards". The Ranking of Institutions at the national level develops competitiveness among institutions to perform better and secure top ranks in the international ranking.



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