TOP COLLEGES IN INDIA ACCEPTING CLAT
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
Common Admission Law Test (CLAT), is an offline entrance exam test conducted across the country, for admissions into various law programs offered by top universities in India. The selection procedure of the students to these law colleges is based on their merit scores.
Until 2018, this exam was conducted on a rotational basis by the National Law Colleges and NLU’s. But presently, the exam is conducted by a permanent authority based on the consortium of the NL.U’s.
The allotment of seats for the students in the law colleges is done according to the merit list of the CLAT entrance. Last year 2,820 seats were available for the undergraduate law programs and 755 seats were available for the postgraduate law programs.
This institution is the single-discipline university that provides aspirants with law degrees. The very first NLU was established in the year 1986 which was known as the National Law School of India University in Bangalore. Thereafter, many departments or branches of NLU’s are being established in different states of India. At present, there are 23 NLU’s across the country.
According to the UGC act, every institution or university that is being established should be under the central government or state government concerned. But the NLUs were established under the governance of the state government, still they are known as the National Law Universities whereas according to the UGC they are state-level universities for the law. But they are one of the best institutions to learn law in India. Also, they conduct entrance exams for the candidates who are seeking admission to these institutions.
There are around 22 NLU’s which are ready to grab candidates with decent scores in the CLAT entrance. Also, the number of seats available for allotting to the candidates are given below:
|Name of NLU’s accepting CLAT scores||UG courses that are offered in these institutions||Total number of seats||Cut off based on the previous year|
|National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore||BA LLB (Hons)||80||66|
|National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad||BA LLB (Hons)||105||135|
|National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal||BA LLB (Hons)||122||386|
|The West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata||BA LLB (Hons) BSc LLB (Hons)||127||260|
|National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ)||BA LLB (Hons) BBA LLB (Hons)||120 ( also includes 16 more seats which are allotted to the NRI’s)||376|
|Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur||BA LLB (Hons)||187||657|
|Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)||BA LLB (Hons) BSc LLB (Hons) B.Com LLB (Hons) BBA LLB (Hons) BSW LLB (Hons)||187 (also includes 80 more seats which are provided for the BA LLB programs and 25 more seats that are allotted to the B.com/BSc/BBA/LLB/BSW)||494|
|Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow||BA LLB (Hons)||178||668|
|Rajiv Gandhi National University Of Law (RGNUL), Patiala||BA LLB (Hons)||196 ( It also includes 11 seats for supernumerary with an additional 5 seats that are provided to the NRI’S)||1556|
|Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna||BA LLB (Hons) BBA LLB (Hons)||140||1432|
|National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi||BA LLB (Hons)||68||1571|
|National Law University Odisha, (NLUO), Cuttack||BA LLB (Hons) BBA LLB (Hons)||180||503|
At present, there are 18 NLU’s who will be providing candidates with seats for the PG programs, based on the CLAT scores. Some of the names of those colleges are given below:
|Name of the NLU’s that are accepting CLAT scores for the PG programs||Total number of seats|
|National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore||50|
|National Academy of Legal Study and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad||50|
|National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal||60|
|The West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata||42|
|National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ)||50|
|Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur||49|
|Gujarat National Law University (GNLU)||63|
|Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU), Lucknow||27|
|National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam||30|
|Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam||24|
|The Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirappalli||18|
|Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai||62|
Also, there are around 52 private colleges who are there to accept the CLAT scores apart from the NLU’s. Some of these private college names are mentioned below:
|Name of the private colleges||Location|
|Shobhit University Meerut||Uttar Pradesh|
|RNB Global University, Bikaner||Rajasthan|
|ISBR Law College, Bangalore||Karnataka|
|Lloyd Law College||Greater Noida, UP|
|Global University||Saharanpur, UP|
|Indore institution of Law||Indore|
|Gujarat Maritime University||, Ahmedabad|
|Kirit P. Mehta School of Law||Mumbai|
|Bennett University||(Greater Noida)|
National Law University (NLU’s) are one of the top institutions in the country which offers law programs in a professional platform. They are centralized law institutions that conduct an entrance exam for the candidates who are interested in the law firm.
There are several NLU’s accepting the CLAT scores for the UG/PG programs. The seats are allotted to the students on the basis of their merit scores.
NLSIU in Bangalore which was established in the year of 1986 is a recognized law institution in India. They accept the scores of the CLAT for both UG and PG programs. It offers the students with various courses like BA LLB, LL.M etc. and also provides the students with other important specializations on business law and human rights law. MPhil degree program with the provision of pursuing Master’s in public policy is also available in this institution.
NALSAR is a recognized institution of law established in the year of 1998 in Hyderabad. They also accept the scores of the CLAT entrance exam and allow the candidates for both the UG/PG programs.