LLB or Bachelor of Legislative Law is an undergraduate law degree which is a prerequisite for anyone who wants to enter the field of judiciary and law. The course is of 3 years, which helps to develop skills like problem-solving, communication and judgment.
LLB course syllabus includes subjects such as Criminal Law, Family Law, International Law, etc. Apart from theory studies, seminars, moot court sessions, and internships are also a major part of the course curriculum. Hence, LLB subjects are very interactive and interesting.
For students willing to pursue LLB right after completing their higher secondary education, they need to choose among BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, etc.. These are integrated courses and take 5 years to complete. However, graduates from any stream can get admitted to LLB for a 3 year course duration.
The minimum eligibility to pursue LLB is to have a graduation degree and qualify the entrance test. Admission to LLB courses is usually offered through entrance examinations. However, few colleges like SRM University and few more provide admission to this course on the basis of merit.
Tabulate below are the Top LLB colleges in India according to NIRF Ranking:
|NIRF Ranking||Name of College||Admission Process||Average Fees (INR)||Average Salary (INR)|
|1||National Law School of India University, Bangalore||Entrance-based||1,97,125||6-7.5 LPA|
|2||National Law University, New Delhi||Entrance-based||1,33,000||5-7 LPA|
|3||National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad||Entrance-based||2,42,000||6-7 LPA|
|5||The West Bengal National University Of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata||Entrance-based||2,43,600||5-8 LPA|
|6||National Law University, Jodhpur||Entrance-based||2,54,000||5.6-8 LPA|
Average LLB course fees ranges from INR 1 to 2 LPA. However, the fees vary depending upon the colleges. You can study LLB in less than INR 20,000 from Faculty of Law, Delhi University and under INR 7 Lakhs from Symbiosis Law College, Pune.
More than 3.75 lakhs students are pursuing this course to enter the respected profession of law and order. Some of the sectors offering job opportunities to LLB graduates are Law firms, MNCs, Government Agencies, Judicial Bodies etc.
You can become a lawyer, an advocate, a paralegal, a law officer, lecturer, etc. after doing LLB. The average salary offered to these degree holders ranges from INR 4 to 6 LPA. However, the salary depends upon the position and the practice.
After successfully completing the course, you can go ahead with courses like LLM (Master of Laws), MPhil in Law, MBA in Business Law or even several Diploma, PG Diploma and Certificate courses in Law.
LLB Admission usually takes place through entrance exams. But in rare cases, some universities offer admission on the basis of merit as well.
Here are the steps to follow for the LLB admission process through entrance exams.
Step 1- Students must register themselves by their email id, mobile number, and password after which login credentials will be created.
Step 2- After the login credentials are generated, candidates have to fill the online application form of the entrance exam by providing personal and academic details.
Step 3- In the next step students need to submit all the scanned documents like Photograph, Signature, Photo ID Proof, Class 10th and 12th Certificate, Caste Certificate, etc.
Step 4- The application fee needs to be paid using a Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking.
Step 5- Once all the above steps are done, save and download the form for future references.
Step 6- After successfully submitting the form, admit cards will be issued to the eligible candidates.
Step 7- After the admit cards are issued the exam dates are released, one needs to sit for the exam and crack it to get admission in one of the top LLB colleges.
Step 8- This is the final stage, where the results of entrances given comes out followed by the process of interview and counselling.
|National Law University, New Delhi Admission 2020||National Law University, Jodhpur Admission 2020|
Following are the eligibility criteria that are needed to be fulfilled by the aspirants.
There are a number of entrance exams for LLB courses which are given below:
Tabulated below are the important notifications related to LLB entrances 2020.
|Exam Name||Application Period||Exam Date||Exam Mode|
|CLAT 2020||July 1, 2020||To be notified||Online|
|TS LAWCET 2020||May 31, 2020 (Extended)||Third week of June 2020||Offline|
|AP LAWCET 2020||June 15, 2020 (Extended)||August 06, 2020 (Revised)||Computer-Based|
|MHT CET 2020||February 29, 2020||July 04 to 31, 2020 and August 03 to 05, 2020||Online|
|SET SLAT 2020||May 20, 2020||May 31, 2020 (Revised)||Offline and Online|
|DU LLB Entrance Exam||(Delayed)||June 2, 2020 – June 9, 2020||Computer-Based|
How to prepare for LLB Entrance Exams?
In order to get a seat in a reputed college of LLB in India, one needs to prepare for the entrance exams in advance. Here are a few tips to help you crack LLB entrances.
Follow the below mentioned points to get admission in a good LLB college.
If you want to become a lawyer, advocate, law officer, law lecturer, or enter the judiciary system, then you should pursue LLB full time only, as preferred by the Bar Council of India.
Check the mentioned below points to know more about LLB course details.
Mentioned below are some of the major highlights of LLB course.
|Full Form||Bachelor of Laws|
|Course Fee||INR 1-2 LPA|
|Average Salary||INR 4 to 6 LPA|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Law firms, MNCs, Government Agencies, Judicial Bodies, Banks, Litigation, etc.|
|Top Law Firms||Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Trilegal India, Khaitan & Co., DSK Legal, Anand & Anand, Desai & Diwanji, Luthra and Luthra, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Platinum Partners|
|Job Options||Advocate, Paralegal, private Practice, legal Administrator, Junior Lawyer, Law Lecturer, Law Officer, Law Associate, etc.|
To know why LLB is worth studying, have a look at the below mentioned points.
The table below shows the comparison between various LLB courses like BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB and BSc LLB.
|Parameters||LLB||BA LLB||BBA LLB|
|Qualification||Bachelor of Legislative Law||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws||Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws|
|Overview||Bachelor of Legislative Law revolves completely around the various aspects related to legal studies and research throughout the duration of the course.||Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws is a professional integrated law course which is suitable for students who want to study the subjects of arts, as well as want to make a career in the field of law.||Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws is an integrated program that focuses on subjects related to both business administration and law|
|Discipline||Law||Arts and Law||Business and Law|
|Subjects||Criminal Law, Family Law, Legal Writing, Constitutional Law, Legal Methods, Jurisprudence, etc||General English, General Sociology, General Philosophy, etc. with core law subjects.||General English, Managerial Accounting, Principles of Management, Business Communications etc. with core law subjects.|
|Average Annual Fees||INR 1-2 LPA||INR 1.5-2 LPA||INR 3-5 LPA|
|Duration||3 years||5 years||5 years|
|Eligibility||45% in the higher secondary level of education.||Minimum 45% in Class XII from a recognized board||10+2 with Commerce stream|
|Admission Process||Entrance Exams||Entrance Exams and Merit-Based||Entrance test/ Cut -off|
|Top Colleges||Symbiosis Law School, National Law School of India University, ILS Law College, Faculty of Law, Delhi University, etc||ILS Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College, MS Ramaiah College of Law, KIIT School of Law, Lloyd Law College, etc||Symbiosis Law School, Pune, New Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, GGSIPU - Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, K.L.E. Society's Law College, Bangalore, etc.|
|Average Salary||INR 4-6 LPA||INR 2.5-4 LPA||INR 4.5-8 LPA|
Source: University websites and Payscale
The following list shows top law colleges offering LLB degrees in India according to India Today Ranking.
|India Today Ranking||Name of College||Location||Average Fees (INR)||Average Salary (INR)|
|1||National Law School of India University,||Bangalore||1,97,125||6-7.5 LPA|
|2||The West Bengal National University Of Juridical Sciences,||Kolkata||2,43,600||5-8 LPA|
|3||Symbiosis Law School||Pune||5,00,000||7-12 LPA|
|4||ILS Law College||Pune||2,50,00||5-6 LPA|
|5||Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University||Varanasi||2,206||1-2 LPA|
|6||Faculty of Law, Delhi University||New Delhi||17,000- 20,000||8-12 LPA|
|7||Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College||Pune||60,000||4-12 LPA|
|12||Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University||New Delhi||10,400||3-5 LPA|
|14||University College of Law, Bangalore University||Bangalore||82,000||4-9 LPA|
|17||Lloyd Law College||Greater Noida||3, 00,000||3-12 LPA|
|19||CMR Law School||Bengaluru||2, 30,00||3-5 LPA|
The table below shows the comparison between the top LLB Colleges in India according to ranking, fees, salary and other factors.
|Parameters||ILS Law College||Symbiosis Law School||Lloyd College|
|Overview||Indian Law Society’s Law School or ILS Law College is situated in Pune and veterans such as Vilasrao Deshmukh, Mohan Dharia, etc. are notable alumni of this college.||Symbiosis Law School was established in 1977 under the name of Symbiosis Society. It is considered one of the best law schools in India.||Lloyd College was established in 2003, and is affiliated with CCS University, Meerut. It offers LLB and BA LLB, apart from other undergraduate and postgraduate courses.|
|Eligibility||Higher Secondary certificate with a decent percentage from a recognized board.||Minimum 50% in Class XII from a recognized board||The eligibility criteria is that one should have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate|
|Admission Process||Entrance Exams||Entrance Exams||Entrance Exams|
|Entrance||MAHA CET 2020||SLAT 2020||Lloyd Entrance Test 2020|
|Average Fees||INR 2- 2.5 LPA||INR 5-6 LPA||INR 3 LPA|
|Average Salary||INR 5-6 LPA||INR 7-12 LPA||INR 3-12 LPA|
|Placement Companies and Firms||ICICI, HDFC, Syska, Bajaj, Punjab National Bank, AZB & Partners, JSA Law, SAM Law Financial, etc.||Wipro, L&T, ACC Cement, CIPLA, TATA AIG, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Vodafone, Wipro, HDFC Ergo, Seth Dua & Associates, AZB & Partners, Bharucha & Partners, etc.||Anand and Anand, Khaitan and Co., Luthra and Luthra Law Offices, India Bulls, Vaish and Associates, etc.|
Source: University websites and Payscale
Law being a vast course, covers ample topics from several LLB subjects like Labour and Industrial Law, Law of Taxation, Administrative Law, Criminal law, Jurisprudence, etc. Aspirants need to experience several seminars, court sessions and internships throughout the duration of the course.
Tabulated below is the yearly LLB syllabus followed commonly by top colleges offering LLB in India.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Labor Law||Law of Evidence||Code of Criminal Procedure|
|Family Law I||Property Law including the transfer of Property Act||Company Law|
|Crime||Arbitration, Conciliation & Alternative||Civil Procedure Code (CPC)|
|Family Laws II||Jurisprudence||Interpretation of Statutes|
|Law of Tort & Consumer Protection Act||Practical Training - Legal Aid||Legal Writing|
|Constitutional Law||Human Rights & International Law||Land Laws including ceiling and other local laws|
|Professional Ethics||Environmental Law||Administrative Law|
|Women & Law||International Economics Law||Practical Training - Moot Court and Drafting|
The table below shows few of the core LLB subjects taught during the entire course duration.
|Legal Methods||Constitutional Law|
|Family Law||Corporate Law|
|Contract Law||Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act|
|Labour and Industrial Law||Administrative Law and Property Law|
|Law of Taxation||Drafting Skills (Law of Pleadings in Civil Matters)|
Following books can be considered to study LLB courses and to understand analytical LLB subjects like Concepts in Law and Economics, Taxation Law, Criminal Law, etc.
|Name of the Book||Author|
|The Politics of International Economic Relations, Routledge, London, 4th Edition, 1990||Joan Edelm Spero|
|Concepts in Law and Economics: A Guide for the Curious||Jim Leitzel|
|Constitutional Law of India, LexisNexis||D.D. Basu|
|An Introduction to Tort Law, 2nd ed, 2006, Oxford University Press.||Tony Weir|
|The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics, Columbia University Press, New York, 1977||Hedley Bull|
Read More: LLB Syllabus & Course Structure
There are a number of prospects that law students can go for after completing their course. From becoming a lawyer or an advocate to a paralegal, a law officer, lecturer, and more, there are various legal roles offered to these graduates.
With an average annual salary offered of INR 4 to 6 Lakhs, these professionals are open to work in different industries like Law firms, MNCs, Government Agencies, Judicial Bodies, Banks, Litigation, etc.
Some of the top legal recruiters are as follows:
Following table shows some of the common job profiles, along with the respective salary scale and description of the job role.
|Job Profile||Job Description||Average Salary (INR)|
|Legal Counsel||A Legal Counsel guides the important people of the company about different legal terms and conditions and helps to save the company from any legal damage.||10 LPA|
|Legal Expert Advisor||A Legal Advisor develops and presents content in a large forum geared to inform internal and external clients and consultants on unique legal issues and other regulatory developments affecting plans and programs, providing advice on strategy and design of the company.||5.5 LPA|
|Legal Administrator||A Legal Administrator usually helps lawyers in the documentation process and other activities related to a case or a client.||6 LPA|
|Corporate Lawyer||They are the experts in commercial law and are responsible for ensuring that the company’s transactions comply with corporate laws and regulations.||5 LPA|
|Law Officer||A Law Officer is responsible to regulate all the legal aspects of the organization. Their main job is to keep the organization out of legal trouble.||4.8 LPA|
|Legal Associate||A legal associate is responsible to coordinate with the clients and understand their legal requirements and formulate them. They usually work under a lawyer or in some firm.||4.5 LPA|
|Lecturer||A lecturer will generate and take lessons and lectures to cover the law course syllabus in a college or a university.||4 LPA|
|Government Lawyer||A government lawyer assists the government in all the legal aspects, from formulating to applying to regulating.||3 LPA|
Read More: LLB Jobs & Career Options
Currently, there are more than 20 lakhs lawyers in India, still our legal system needs more legal advisors and experts. Therefore, many students out of interest and high scope, pursue LLB to enter the field of law and judicial system
Apart from getting into a professional career, these graduates can also choose to study further in the same field to have a bright career in terms of both a higher pay and recognition.
Following are some of the courses for higher studies after LLB:
LLM (Master of Laws): After successfully completing LLB, one can go ahead withLLMin various specializations like Criminal Law,Corporate Law, Cyber Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual and Patent Law, Labour Law, etc. This course will help the students in having a more developing and better understanding of LLB subjects.
Various LLM specializatons are as follows:
|LLM Criminal Law||LLM Corporate Law|
|LLM Cyber Law||LLM Constitutional Law|
|LLM Intellectual and Patent Law||LLM Labour Law|
Some of the Professional Diploma and Certificate courses are tabulated below.
|Diploma in Cyber Law||Diploma in Taxation Law|
|Diploma in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare||PG Diploma in Human Rights Law|
|Certificate Course in Human Rights||Certificate Course in Intellectual Property|
After LLB, you can also find employment in government sectors, legal outsourcing, writing journals, reports, articles, etc.
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