BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws) is a professional integrated law course which is suitable for students who want to become a lawyer, an advocate, a legal advisor, or want to make a career in law and judiciary.
You can pursue this 5 years course right after passing Class XII. BA LLB Syllabus includes both Arts/Humanities subjects such as Sociology, Philosophy, History, Political Science, etc. and Law subjects such as Family Law, International Law, Constitutional Law, etc.
Apart from these theory subjects, practical training is also provided in the form of moot courts, case studies, research work, and law internships, which makes this course interactive and interesting.
You can easily seek entry to this course through Law Entrance Exams. Some colleges offer direct admission also.
Average BA LLB Course Fees can be around INR 1.5- 7 Lakhs, but in colleges like KIIT, the fee may be upto INR 15 Lakhs. Mostly private universities offer this course because most of the government colleges offer BA LLB Honours course like BHU, which is slightly different from this course.
Following is the list of Top BA LLB Colleges in India according to Outlook:
|Ranking||Name of College||Location||Average Fees||Average Salary|
|3||ILS Law College||Pune||INR 2-2.5 Lakhs||INR 5-6 LPA|
|4||Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College||Pune||INR 3.75 Lakhs||INR 4-12 LPA|
|3||MS Ramaiah College of Law||Bangalore||INR 6-7 Lakhs||INR 2.4-6 LPA|
|4||KIIT School of Law||Bhubaneshwar||INR 12-15 Lakhs||INR 3-6 LPA|
|5||Lloyd Law College||Greater Noida||INR 3 Lakhs||INR 3-12 LPA|
Read More: Top Law Colleges in India 2020-2021
The Bar Council of India closely regulates the law degrees in India, and it has approved this course in full-time mode only because it’s curriculum includes practical training, apart from theory classes.
After graduation, there is a huge demand for graduates in the legal field. They can be employed in various state and central government agencies or they can work for a private law firm. They can also practice as a lawyer independently.
Average earnings of BA LLB fresh graduates ranges from INR 3 to 6 LPA. But it may be higher depending upon your placement, internships and your performance.
After completion of BA LLB course, you can go for further qualification in the law field. Master of Legislative Law (LLM) offered by University of Delhi, NLSIU Bangalore, etc. can be pursued by law graduates who wish to study further.
There is an option of M. Phil in Law. There are many relevant professional certificate and diploma courses as well like Diploma in Cyber Law, Diploma in Labour Laws, PG Diploma in Corporate Laws, etc.
Admission Process usually takes place through the entrance exams. You can take admission through CLAT, AILET, SET etc. There are very few universities that take admission just on the basis of merit, like Unitedworld School of Law.
Students should meet the minimum criteria set by different colleges, which is as follows:
Following are the major BA LLB entrance exams in India:
|Exam Name||Application Period||Exam Date||Exam Mode|
|CLAT 2020||January 1- March 30, 2020||May 10, 2020||Offline|
|LSAT 2020||December 6, 2019- May 1, 2020||May 17, 2020||Online|
|AILET 2020||Until April 8, 2020||May 3, 2020||Offline|
|TS LAWCET 2020||March 15- April 15, 2020||May 27, 2020||Offline|
|MHT CET 2020||January 7- February 29, 2020||April 13 – 18, 2020 (Excluding April 14, 2020) April 20 – 23, 2020|
|Top Law Entrance Exams 2020-2021||CLAT Sample Paper 2020||AILET Sample Paper 2020||MH CET Law Sample Paper 2020|
|Self Study Guide for LLB Entrance Examination 2020||Arihant|
|The Pearson Guide to the CLAT||Pearson|
|Guide to CLAT & LL.B. Entrance Examination 2020-21||Universal|
|Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning||RS Agarwal|
|High School English Grammar & Composition Revised Edition (English) 1st Edition||Wren and Martin|
|Quantitative Aptitude by N.K.Singh||Upkar Prakashan|
|A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali||Arihant|
|Full-Form||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws|
|Examination Type||Semester Based|
|Eligibility||Minimum 45% in Class XII from a recognized board|
|Admission Process||Entrance Exams and Merit-Based|
|Course Fee||INR 1.5-7 Lakhs|
|Average Salary||INR 3-6 LPA|
|Top Law Firms||Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Trilegal India, Khaitan & Co., DSK Legal, Anand & Anand, Desai & Dewanji, Luthra and Luthra, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Platinum Partners, etc.|
|Job Opportunities||Advocate, Paralegal, Private Practice, Legal Administrator, Junior Lawyer, Law Lecturer, Law Officer, Law Associate, State Prosecutor etc.|
BA LLB vs BA LLB Honours.: Both these degrees are highly pursued degrees in India. Basic difference between them is the following:
BA LLB vs BBA LLB: Both are professional integrated law degrees of 5 years duration, but the basic difference both of them are the following:
BA LLB vs BCom LLB: Same goes for this as well. The basic difference is in the subjects taught.
|Business Law||Constitutional Law|
|Criminal Law||Human Rights|
|Intellectual Property Rights||International Law|
|Corporate Law||Labour Laws|
Following are the top law colleges offering BA LLB in India according to IndiaToday 2019:
|India Today Ranking||Name of College||Location||Average Fees||Average Salary|
|4||ILS Law College||Pune||INR 2-2.5 Lakhs||INR 5-6 LPA|
|7||Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College||Pune||INR 3.75 Lakhs||INR 4-12 LPA|
|13||Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Law||Bangalore||Under INR 1 Lakh||INR 3-5 LPA|
|14||Army Institute of Law||Mohali||INR INR 1.6 Lakhs||INR 5-12 LPA|
|17||Lloyd Law College||Greater Noida||INR 3 Lakhs||INR 3-12 LPA|
|7||Ramaiah College of Law||Bangalore||INR 8 Lakhs||INR 3-8 LPA|
|20||KIIT School of Law||Bhubaneshwar||INR 12-15 Lakhs||INR 3-6 LPA|
|22||Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies||Bangalore||INR 3.5-6 Lakhs||INR 3.2-6 LPA|
|27||KLE Society’s Law College||Bangalore||INR 4.5 Lakhs||INR 2-6 LPA|
|Top BA LLB Colleges in India||BHU BA LLB||AMU BA LLB||Jamia Millia Islamia BA LLB||Christ University BA LLB|
Below table shows basic comparison in top law colleges in different cities of India:
|Parameters||KLE Society’s Law College, Bangalore||ILS Law College, Pune||KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneshwar|
|Overview||This law college was established in 1975 as a training ground for those seeking to enter the noble profession of legal studies. Established under the flagship of Karnataka Lingayat Education Society, this college caters to the needs of young law aspirants having a desire to pursue their dream of becoming a lawyer and enter the Indian legal scenario.||ILS Law College, a private law school in Pune, was established in 1924 and offers law courses like LLB, BA LLB, etc.||KIIT School of Law is a private law college, situated in Bhibaneshar which offers courses like BA LLB, BBA LLB, etc.|
|India Today Ranking||27||4||20|
|Average Fees||INR 4.5 Lakhs||INR 2.5 Lakhs||INR 12-15 Lakhs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2-6 LPA||INR 5-6 LPA||INR 3-6 LPA|
|Top Recruiting Firms||Regional Law Firms and Companies||Singh & Associates, Dave & Girish, DSK legal, ICICI Bank, Cigna TTK, Kotak Insurance, ICICI Prudential, HDFC Bank, Edelweiss, Vedanta, Tech Mahindra||J Sagar Associates, Khaitan & Co. and Wadia Ghandy & Co., Deloitte, Bajaj Allianz, Ernst & Young, Mindcrest, etc.|
BA LLB subjects are almost same in all the colleges, except few electives. The following table shows BA LLB Syllabus of IP University (IPU):
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Legal Method||Law of Contract -II|
|Law of Contract-I||Law of Torts and Consumer Protection|
|Legal English and Communication Skills||History-II|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Family Law-I||Family Law-II|
|Constitutional Law-I||Constitutional Law-II|
|Law of Crimes-I||Law of Crimes-II|
|Semester V||Semester VI|
|Environmental Studies and Environmental Laws||Jurisprudence|
|Law of Evidence||International Law|
|Corporate Law||Property Law|
|Code of Civil Procedure||Investment and Competition Law|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)||Code of Criminal Procedure|
|Semester VII||Semester VIII|
|Labour Law-I||Intellectual Property Rights|
|Tax Law||Labour Law-II|
|Law and Emerging Technologies||Interpretation of Statutes|
|Human Rights||International Trade Law|
|Seminar Paper-I||Seminar Paper-II|
|Semester IX||Semester X|
|Legal Ethics and Court Crafts||Dissertation|
|Drafting, Pleading and Conveyancing||Internship (Lawyers / Law firms)|
|Land and Real Estate Laws|
Check More: Full details on BA LLB Syllabus
|Name of the book||Author|
|Law of Torts||RK Bangia|
|Law of Contracts- A commentary||Polluck and Mullah|
|Criminal Law I||PSA Pillai|
|Political Argument||Brian Berry|
|Law of Contract||Ansons|
|Indian Contract and Specified relief Act||Polluck and Mullah|
Job options are huge in law. You can become a lawyer, advocate, legal assistant, legal associate, and even a judge. Law graduates earn huge respect from common people and administration.
See the following table to know more about major job profiles after BA LLB:
|Job Profile||Job Description||Average Salary|
|Lecturer||A lecturer will formulate and take law lessons and classes in a college or a university, and teaching law aspirants about the basics of Indian Legal System.||INR 4.5 LPA|
|Law Officer||A Law Officer is responsible to regulate all the legal aspects of the organization. Their main job includes protecting the organisation from any legal trouble and solve their legal problems.||INR 4.8 LPA|
|Legal Associate||A legal associate coordinates with the clients and understand their requirements and formulate them in a formal legal manner. They usually work under a senior and respected lawyer or in some law firm.||INR 4.5 LPA|
|Junior Lawyer||Junior lawyers are basically freshers who have just started their legal career. They work under senior advocates and lawyers to gain required skills and experience.||INR 2.16 LPA|
|Legal Expert Advisor||A Legal Advisor develops and presents content in a large forum to inform internal and external clients on different legal issues and other regulatory developments affecting plans and programs, providing advice on the strategy and regulation of the company.||INR 6 LPA|
|Corporate Lawyer||They are the experts in commercial law and their work is mainly related to advice and guide the company or client in the commercial and corporate sector.||INR 5.5 LPA|
|Litigator||Litigators are also known as trial lawyers. They are responsible for managing all the phases of litigation from the investigation, pleadings, discovery, etc. through the different processes like pre-trial, trial, settlement, and appeal processes before a high court/ district court. After having enough experience, the chances of becoming a civil judge or a high court judge is higher.||INR 2.5 LPA|
|Private Practice||They are private lawyers which may be associated with some firm or practice in their personal space. They can have any specialization. Salary is generated through fees from the client.||INR 4.5 LPA|
|Advocate||Advocates are the legal face and representatives of a company, person, or client and manage and solve their legal activities and legal problems from top to bottom.||INR 4 LPA|
|Legal Counsel||A Legal Counsel guides the company or a client about different legal terms and conditions and helps to save and protect the company from any legal issues.||INR 15 LPA|
|Paralegal||A paralegal usually works in a law office or a law firm and has an administrative role to play like drafting documents, filing motions, interviewing clients, preparing retainers, copy work and everything according to the need of a lawyer/advocate.||INR 4 LPA|
|Government Lawyer||A government lawyer assists the state/ central government in all the legal activities, from formulating to applying to regulating. They can be appointed as Government Attorney, Public Prosecutor, etc. after enough experience and qualifying examinations.||INR 2.5|
|Magistrate||A magistrate serves in a lower court and resolves the local and regional issues presented before him/her.||INR 4.2 LPA|
|Notary||A Notary is responsible for verifying documents and legal agreements.||INR 2.8 LPA|
Quick Read: BA LLB Career Options
|Diploma in Cyber Law||Diploma in Taxation Law||Diploma in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare||Certificate Course in Human Rights|
|Certificate Course in Intellectual Property||PG Diploma in Labour Laws||PG Diploma in Human Rights||PG Diploma in Human Rights Law|
Ques. Which is better BA LLB or LLB?
Ans. Both these degrees are law degrees. However, you can pursue BA LLB right your Class XII, and to be able to pursue LLB you should have atleast graduated from a recognized university/college in any stream. Other than this, most people prefer to pursue BA LLB because they can save 1 year from their graduation course, and also because subjects are quite relevant to law education.
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Ques. Which college is best for BA LLB?
Ans. ILS Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College, KIIT School Of Law, Lloyd Law College are some of the best colleges in India offering BA LLB course.
Ques. Can I do BA LLB from DU?
Ans. No, DU does not offer BA LLB course. It offers a three year LLB.
Ques. Is CLAT compulsory for BA LLB?
Ans. CLAT is an entrance exam conducted by National Law Universities in India. But it’s scores are accepted in almost all the colleges. No, it is not compulsory, as there are other law entrance exams as well like AILET and other state-level exams as well for admission into top law colleges in India.
Ques. What is the qualification for a judge?
Ans. There are various examinations like States' Judicial Service examination which are conducted by the respective high court to become a Civil judge or Judicial Magistrate. Another exam is Higher Judicial services (HJS) exam which can be taken after having not less than 7 years of experience in litigation before a high court/district court. You can become an Additional district judge (ADJ) after clearing this exam. With experience and skills, you can become a high court judge as well later.
Ques. What is BA LLB course fees?
Ans. The average fees to pursue BA LLB is around 1.5-7 LPA. Mostly private colleges offer BA LLBas most of the government colleges offer BA LLB (Hons.)
Ques. What are BA LLB course subjects?
Ans. Core BA LLB subjects are:
Arts subjects: History, Sociology, Legal English and Communication skills, Political Science, Economics, etc.
Law subjects: Law of Contract, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Labour Law, Property law, International Law, Intellectual Property Right Law, etc.
See More: BA LLB Syllabus 2020- 2021
Ques. Is entrance exam compulsory for law?
Ans. Yes, we suggest all the law aspirants to study for any law entrance like AILET, CLAT, LSAT, MH CET Law, etc. as in most of the colleges, scores from the entrance exams are required for admission. There are very few colleges in India which take admission just on the basis of Class XII marks. Unitedworld School of Law is one such college.
See More: Top Law Entrance Exams 2020-2021
Ques. What is the salary of a lawyer in India?
Ans. In India, the average starting salary of a lawyer in any private firm can be around INR 3-8 LPA. It will go higher all the way to INR 25-30 LPA with experience and skills. Top law firms in India like Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas And Co., Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., J Sagar And Associates (JSA), Trilegal, AZB and Partners, Luthra and Luthra, etc. pay the highest salary to lawyers of around INR 20-30 LPA.
Ques. What are the different types of lawyers?
Ans. There are different types of lawyers, basis their specialization. Public Interest Lawyer, Government Lawyer, Private Sector Lawyer, Trial Lawyer, Family Lawyer, Immigration Lawyer, Real Estate Lawyer, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Criminal Lawyer, etc. are some of the major types of lawyer in India.
Ques. Does JNU offer BA LLB?
Ans. No, JNU doesn’t offer BA LLB as it does not have any law department.
Ques. What can I do after BA LLB?
Ans. You can become a lawyer, advocate, paralegal, legal counsellor, legal administrator, law officer, law associate, public prosecutor, judge, etc. If you wish to study further, you can do LLM (Master of Laws) and other professional specialized certificate and diploma courses.
Read More: Career Options after BA LLB