LIST OF TOP LAW COLLEGES IN BANGALORE BASED ON 2021 RANKING

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The top law colleges in Bangalore include the most premier law college in India, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), and other names like M.S. Ramaiah College of Law and University Law College. The details of these colleges ranked by NIRF, India Today and other agencies are given below with their fees structure, cutoff and admission process.

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  • Admissions in these colleges are done through top national law entrance exams in India like CLAT and LSAT.
  • There are 57 law colleges in Bangalore, which include 42 private and 15 national (government/public) law colleges. Out of these 57, there are 6 law colleges under Bangalore University.
  • These colleges in the city offer LLB, LLM, PhD/MPhil in Law, as well as LLD course to the aspiring students.
  • The average annual fee of LLB from the law colleges in Bangalore is INR 2-4 lakh and INR 1-2 lakh for LLM.

Continue reading to find every detail about best law colleges in Bangalore with fees structure, ranking, cutoff and admission process of these colleges.

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Top Law Colleges in Bangalore: Rankings

Many private and government ranking agencies in India release the ranking lists of different colleges every year. These lists are based on various parameters and are released for different categories like region, course specialization, ROI, etc.

These agencies also release the list of top law colleges in India every year which features colleges and universities from different states and cities in India. Bangalore hosts some of the best colleges ranked in these lists. Given below are the top law colleges in Bangalore rank wise.

Top Law Colleges in Bangalore: NIRF Ranking

NIRF stands for National Institutional Ranking Frameworks. It ranks the participating institutes on the basis of various factors. The agency releases different rankings for different categories of institutes. Along with that, it also provides a generalized ranking scheme.

College Name NIRF Ranking 2020 NIRF Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fees
NLSIU Bangalore 1 1 0 INR 2,00,000
Christ University, Bangalore 20 NP - INR 1,60,000
  • NIRF has listed NLSIU Bangalore as the best law college in its 2020 list for the top law colleges in India.
  • The institute has been ranked as the best law college in India and has obtained a score of 78.66 out of 100.
  • In 2019 ranking list also, NLSIU Bangalore was ranked as the best law college in India.
  • For LLM, the average fee is INR 1,26,000 per year.
  • Christ University’s College of Law is also ranked at the 20th position.

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Top Law Colleges in Bangalore: India Today Ranking

India Today ranking ranks the top 45 law colleges of the country based on various factors. Here, we have provided India Today 2018 and 2019 ranks of some of the top law colleges in Bangalore.

College Name India Today All India Rank 2019 India Today All India Rank 2018 Change Average Annual Fee
NLSIU Bangalore 1 1 0 INR 2,00,000
Christ College of Law 11 10 -1 INR 1,60,000
M.S. Ramaiah College of Law 18 13 -5 INR 1,40,000
CMR Law College 19 18 -1 INR 1,48,000
Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies 22 24 +2 INR 75,000
KLE Society’s Law College 27 25 -2 INR 90,000
  • There are 6 law colleges from Bangalore among the top 45 law colleges of the country according to India Today.
  • National Law School of India University ranks 1st as per the India Today 2018 and 2019 ranking.
  • Some of the other top institutes are Christ College of Law, M.S. Ramaiah College of Law, CMR Law College and Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies.
  • However, the ranks of a few of the institutes went down this year. Some of these institutes include KLE Society’s Law College and M.S. Ramaiah College of Law.

Top Law Colleges in Bangalore: Outlook Ranking

Outlook strategically ranks the top law colleges of the country based on their performance. Every year, Outlook releases a rank list displaying the names of the prime law colleges of the country. Here, we have mentioned the top law colleges in Bangalore 2020 by Outlook.

College Name Outlook All India Rank 2019 Outlook All India Rank 2018 Change Average Annual Fee
NLSIU Bangalore 1 1 0 INR 2,00,000
M.S. Ramaiah College of Law 9 11 +2 INR 1,40,000
CMR Law College 15 16 +1 INR 1,48,000
Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies 21 NP - INR 75,000
KLE Society’s Law College 24 25 +1 INR 90,000
  • From the Outlook rankings, we can see that National Law School of India University tops the list. It is the best law college of the country as per Outlook rankings.
  • Apart from that, there are 4 other top law colleges in Bangalore which have been included in the list.
  • This year, most of the law colleges in Bangalore have experienced an improvement in their rank.

In all these ranking lists released by different agencies, NLSIU Bangalore has maintained the consistency in topping all of them. It is undoubtedly the best college in India to pursue law education. Which one is the second? Click here to check.

Top Law Colleges in Bangalore: ROI (Return on Investment)

ROI or Return on Investment helps you to understand which college is best for you in terms of fee and placement opportunities. Though placement offers after law courses are not available easily, still, we have listed some of the top law colleges in Bangalore ROI wise down here below.

College Name Average Annual Fee Average Placement Package ROI Rank*
Bengaluru Law College INR 10,500 INR 3,50,000 1
University College of Law Bangalore University INR 82,000 INR 8,00,000 2
BMS College of Law INR 40,000 INR 3,50,000 3
National Law School of India University (NLSIU) INR 2,00,000 INR 12,00,000 4
KLE Society’s Law College INR 90,000 INR 5,00,000 5
Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies INR 75,000 INR 4,00,000 6
ISBR Law College INR 1,10,000 INR 5,00,000 7
M.S. Ramaiah College of Law INR 1,40,000 INR 4,00,000 8
Alliance School of Law INR 2,00,000 INR 5,00,000 9

*ROI Percentage={(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)}*100%

  • From the table, we can see that Bengaluru Law College ranks 1st in terms of ROI as it provides good placement opportunities to the students.
  • Other colleges which have good ROI rank are University College of Law Bangalore University, BMS College of Law, National Law School of India University and KLE Society’s Law College.
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Top Law Colleges in Bangalore: Cutoff

Many law colleges release the cutoff list of top law entrance exams to admit students in their institutes. The tables below show these cutoff lists released for NLSIU Bangalore and KLE Scoiety’s Law College. These cutoff lists are released for different courses, different years and different caste categories. Therefore, we have given the link for you to explore in depth.

College Name Cutoff
NLSIU Bangalore CLAT Cutoff
KLE Society’s Law College MH CET Law Cutoff

Top Law Colleges in Bangalore: Admission Process

With a total of 53 colleges, there are 15 public and 42 private law colleges in Bangalore. The ratio of these colleges is shown in the chart below.

private and national law colleges in Bangalore

Source: Official Survey

Admissions are mostly done through CLAT, while some institutes might consider their own separate entrance tests. The top law colleges in Bangalore also give admission on the basis of score of LSAT exam. The table below shows the top law entrance exams accepted in these colleges in Bangalore and the number of colleges accepting them.

Exam Name No. of Colleges Accepting Score
CLAT 11
LSAT 4
AILET 3
ACLAT 2

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

National Law School of India University was established in the year 1986 and since then it has been one of the top law colleges in India.

  • The college offers BA LLB, LLD and various other master’s degree courses to its students. It also provides the facility of distance education.
  • In total, it offers 15 courses in 1 stream. The institute was ranked 1st in law under the NIRF 2020 ranking scheme. It was also ranked 1st by the Week rankings 2019.
  • It is UGC approved and has been regarded as a Grade ‘A’ college by NAAC Accreditation.

NLSIU accepts students on the basis of their CLAT scores.

  • The average placement package is INR 12 lakh and the annual fee is INR 2,00,000.
  • The highest CTC offered was INR 18,00,000.
  • Some of the top recruiters were L&L Partners, AZB & Partners and KPMG.

The following chart shows the placement percentage in the last few years.

NLSIU Bangalore Placement Trends

Source: NLSIU Bangalore Website

M.S. Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore

M.S. Ramaiah College of Law was founded in 1995 and has always been one of the best educational institutes for the study of law.

  • It was ranked 18th among the top law colleges of India by India Today.
  • It offers a total of 7 courses in 1 stream. Some of the most popular courses include BA LLB, LLM, BBA LLB and BCom LLB.
  • The students are accepted based on their CLAT score.
  • The college offers extremely good placement opportunities to the students.
  • The average placement package at MS Ramaiah College of Law Bangalore is INR 3.5 LPA.

KLE Society’s Law College

KLE Society’s Law College was founded in 1975. Some of the top courses of this institute are BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB and LLM.

  • The college also offers various diploma and certificate courses to its students.
  • The institute was ranked 3rd among the Best Law Colleges in the South Zone by India Today.
  • The institute accepts students through the CLAT/ LSAT examination.
  • The college only accepts those students who have a minimum of 45% score in the 10+2 examination.
  • The students get placed in the government sector as well. The annual fee is INR 25,000 and the average CTC is INR 6,50,000.

Top Law Colleges in Bangalore: Entrance Exam Wise

The best law colleges accept students mostly on the basis of their score in CLAT and LSAT score. The cut-off scores of different colleges for these exams may vary from year to year. Categorized below are the top law colleges in Bangalore according to the entrance exam score they accept.

Top Law Colleges in Bangalore Accepting CLAT Score

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is the most important examination in the country for admission to the different renowned law colleges.

  • The examination is conducted once every year by a permanent governing body. The examination is meant for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
  • Only the students who have a minimum score of 45% in 10+2 are eligible to sit for the exam.
  • Over 100 law colleges in India accept students on the basis of their CLAT score. Around 59,000 students took the test in 2019.
  • The examination is conducted in offline mode and the total duration of the examination is 2 hours.
  • The online registration process begins in the month of January and the exam is held in May.

Some of the top law colleges in Bangalore accepting CLAT score are:

  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU Bangalore)
  • University College of Law Bangalore University
  • ISBR Law College
  • M.S. Ramaiah College of Law
  • KLE Society’s Law College
  • Alliance School of Law

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Top Law Colleges in Bangalore: Placement Wise

The year 2019 experienced a relatively good placement scenario as compared to 2018. Quite a few jobs were offered to the students from the top law colleges in Bangalore.

  • The students also secured internships in various law firms, as well as in the government sector.
  • In total, over 60% of the total law students of Bengaluru were offered jobs during the placement.
  • In colleges like National Law School of India University, almost all the candidates were offered jobs.
  • The average number of recruiters was around 25-30 in these colleges. The average CTC was around INR 5-6 lakh. Many students got internship opportunities as well.

The following chart gives an estimate of CTCs offered by the top law colleges in Bangalore

CTCs offered in Top Law Colleges in Bangalore

Source: Official Institute Websites

These placements also depend upon your specialization major in law. Given below are the links to some of the top law colleges in Bangalore specialization wise.

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Top Law Colleges in Bangalore: FAQs

Ques. Which college is the best to pursue a career in law?

Ans. Some of the best law colleges/universities of Bangalore are:

  • National Law School of India University
  • University College of Law Bangalore University
  • ISBR Law College
  • M.S. Ramaiah College of Law
  • KLE Society’s Law College

Ques. What factors should you consider before getting admitted to a law college in Bangalore?

Ans. Few of the factors which are extremely important are annual tuition fee, placement opportunities and ROI rank. Along with that, you should also have a look at the course curriculum and the qualification of the faculties of that particular institute.

Ques. What is the procedure to get admitted to any of the law colleges of Bangalore?

Ans. In order to seek admission to the law colleges, first and foremost, you will have to appear for the CLAT exam. Based on the score acquired in CLAT, you will be able to apply for the colleges. You should also have a minimum score of 45% in 10+2.

Ques. Which is the best Government law college of Bangalore?

Ans. Some of the best government law colleges of Bangalore are:

  • National Law School of India University
  • University College of Law Bangalore University
  • Bangalore Law College

Ques. Which is the most economic law college of Bangalore?

Ans. The most economic law college of Bangalore is Bangalore Law College.

Ques. What is the average CTC offered by a law college in Bangalore?

Ans. The average CTC is around 5 lakh to 6 lakh rupees. It is subjected to change and varies from college to college.

Ques. What is the duration of the BA LLB course offered by the colleges of Bangalore?

Ans. The duration of the LLB+BA course is 5 years.

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