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The top law colleges in Bihar offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law under full-time and distance mode. The state has 17 law colleges that offer full-time education in law.

  • There are a total of 19 law colleges in Bihar, out of which 7 are private while 12 are public law colleges in Bihar. These colleges have been ranked by various agencies. 
  • Some of the top colleges in Bihar include Amity University, Patna Law College, Chanakya Law College, Bihar Institute of Law, among many others.. 
  • The students are admitted through CLAT examination which is an All-India based entrance examination to the law colleges of the country.

Top LLB Colleges in Bihar

Top LLM Colleges in Bihar

Top Law Colleges in Bihar: Rankings

Various ranking agencies release the list of top colleges every year under various categories for management, engineering, medical, law, among many others. Some of these top ranking agencies include NIRF, The Week, Outlook India, Times Engineering Survey, Outlook India. The colleges are ranked on the basis of various parameters like teacher-student ratio, placement records, admission information, etc. 

Some of the top law colleges in Bihar include Chanakya National Law University, Patna Law College, Bihar Institute of Law, Amity University, among many others. 

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

ROI or Return on Investment is of prime importance when it comes to selecting a college to pursue higher education. Therefore, while selecting your college, make sure that you take note of the ROI of that particular institute. Tabulated below are some of the top law colleges in Bihar with their ROI percentage: 

College Name

Average Annual Fees

Average Salary Package

ROI Rank*

Bihar Institute of Law

INR 27,504

INR 5,00,000


SKJ Law College

INR 26,000

INR 4,00,000


College of Commerce, Arts and Science

INR 15,000

INR 1,50,000


Chanakya National Law University

INR 1,50,000

INR 8,00,000


Amity University

INR 1,16,000

INR 3,50,000


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

  • In terms of ROI percentage, Bihar Institute of Law tops the list followed by S.K.J. Law College and College of Commerce, Arts & Science. 
  • Although its fee is quite low, the average annual CTC is quite up to the mark. .
  • Other colleges having reasonably good ROI rank are Amity University, Chanakya National Law University and College of Commerce, Arts and Science.

Top Law Colleges in Bihar: Admission Process

There are over 19 law colleges in Bihar out of which only 12 are government colleges and the rest are private institutions. 

Number of Top Law Colleges in Bihar

Admission to law colleges in Bihar is done on the basis of score obtained in prefered in top law colleges in Bihar. Some of the top entrance exams include CLAT, BILAT, or institute-based entrance exam. 

Patna Law College

Patna Law College was established in the year 1909 and since then it has been a prime college in the study of law. It is affiliated to Calcutta University and offers education at undergraduate level. 

  • The college offers admission in its undergraduate program i.e. LL.B through an entrance test conducted at college’s level.
  • The total number of seats in the undergraduate program in Patna Law College is 300.
  • The admission is strictly based on merit scored in the entrance exam. However, each student must score a minimum of 33% marks in order to be eligible for admission. 
  • The average placement package is INR 6,00,000. The highest CTC  in 2019 was about INR 25,00,000.
  • Various law firms and companies visit this college each year to offer jobs to the candidates. The number of jobs offered to the candidates increases every year.

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU Patna)

The law university has been accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade. The university is known as 4th topmost law college in Bihar. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate programs, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs in the field of law. 

  • The courses offered by Chanakya National Law University include BA LL.B, BBA LL.B, and LL.M. It also offers Ph.D. and LL.D courses in the field of law. 
  • Admission in LL.B is done on the basis of marks scored in National level law entrance i.e CLAT.
  • A total of 140 seats are available for admission in LLB, out of which 120 are for CLAT candidates and 10 seats each for Foreign Nationals and NRIs.
  • In 2019, various companies visited the University and recruited more than 60% of students. The list includes names like Athena Law Firm, AK Singh & Associates, Wadia Ghandy & Co and KG Bhagat & Co.
  • The annual fee is INR 1,50,000 and the average CTC is around INR 8,00,000 with highest CTC of upto INR 14 LPA.

The following table mentions the percentage of seats reserved for each category for admission in BA LL.B and BBA LLB.


Percentage of seats reserved



SC of Bihar


ST of Bihar


EBC of Bihar


BC of Bihar




Bihar Institute of Law

Bihar Institute of Law is affiliated to Patliputra University and offers undergraduate and postgraduate level in the field of law. 

  • The courses offered by the institute include LLB for 3 years and LL.M for 5 years.
  • Admission to the courses is based on the entrance exam conducted by the college. 
  • BILAT (Bihar Institute of Law Admission Test) is the entrance conducted by the college. 
  • A total of 180 seats is available in Bihar Institute of Law for admission in the law courses. 
  • The average annual fees for BA LL.B is INR 27,504 whereas for LLB the fees is INR 22,504. 

Top Law Colleges in Bihar: Entrance Exam Wise

The entrance examination through which the students are admitted to the various law colleges of the country is CLAT. In some colleges, direct admissions are also done through college-based entrance exams. Bihar Institute of Law conducts its own entrance exam namely BILAT for admission in its law courses.

Top Law Colleges in Bihar Accepting CLAT Score

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test the entrance examination for admission to the various law colleges of the country. Previously, the examination was being conducted by the various National Law Universities of the country but now it is being conducted by a permanent governing body. This examination is for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate law courses in the country. 

  • The candidates should have a minimum of 45% marks in 10+2 in order to sit for the examination. 
  • The examination is conducted on a yearly basis and each year, over 50,000 students sit for the examination. 
  • The total duration of the CLAT examination is 2 hours and is conducted in offline mode.
  • The examination is held in the month of May.
  • Chanakya National Law University is the only law college in Bihar that offers admission through merit scored in CLAT. This year the cut off for CNLU Patna was recorded to be 109-110. 
CNLU Patna CLAT Opening Rank

Top Law Colleges in Bihar: Placement Wise

The placement season for the current final year students is already over and over 50% of the undergraduate law students were placed in different sectors. Few students got internship opportunities at various reputed organizations which some got placed at law firms. 

  • The average number of recruiters in each college was around 15-20.
  • The average CTC of top law colleges in Bihar ranges from INR 4-8 LPA. 
  • Some students got jobs in the government sector as well. In colleges like Patna Law College and Braja Mohan Thakur Law College, the placement scenario was quite good.

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

CTCs offered in Top Law Colleges in Bihar

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Top Law Colleges in Bihar: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best law college of Bihar?

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

  • Patna Law College
  • Patna University
  • College of Commerce, Arts and Science
  • Braja Mohan Thakur Law College

Ques. How to choose the right law college for yourself?

Ans. Before being a part of an institute, you should always look at its ROI rank, placement opportunities course curriculum and faculties. All these factors are extremely important in determining whether a college is good for you or not.

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

Ans. Some of the best Government law colleges of Bihar are Patna Law College, Patna University and Chanakya National Law University. Although their fee is quite low, the average CTC is considerably good.

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

Ans. Two of the most economic law colleges of Bihar are Patna University and Patna Law College. Their yearly fee is below INR 2,500.

Ques. What is the entrance examination for admission to the law colleges of Bihar?

Ans. In order to get admitted to any of the law colleges of Bihar, the students will have to appear for CLAT or Common Law Admission Test.

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

Ans. The average CTC is around 4 lakhs which may change from year to year.

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

Ans. The duration of the LLB course is 3years and the duration of LLB+BA course is 5 years. It is a full-time course.

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