LIST OF TOP LAW COLLEGES IN GUJARAT BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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The top law colleges in Gujarat offer numerous law courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in both full-time as well as a distance learning mode. 

  • There are a total of 60 Law colleges in Gujarat out of which 38 are private and 22 are public Law colleges in Gujarat.
  • The Gujarat National Law University, (GNLU), Gandhinagar is ranked as the best Law University in Gujarat by several ranking agencies.
  • The list of top Law colleges in Gujarat includes Gujarat National Law University, Nirma University, Siddharth Law College, Gujarat University, etc.
  • The top Law Colleges in Gujarat accept scores obtained by students in the Combined Law Admission Test (CLAT).

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Top Law Colleges in Gujarat: Rankings

A large number of ranking agencies release the list of top Law colleges in Gujarat based on numerous criteria such as the quality of faculty available in the College/ University, Placement Statistics, Admission Criteria followed by the College/ University and many more. The ranking lists are released for several categories such as city-wise, state-wise, stream-wise, etc. Every year, several ranking agencies including NIRF, Times B-School, Outlook, etc. release rankings for the top Law colleges in Gujarat.

These include rankings like Top Law Colleges in Delhi, Top Law Colleges in India, etc. Given below are some of these ranking lists released for Gujarat colleges.

Top Law Colleges in Gujarat: NIRF Ranking

NIRF is the initialism for National Institutional Ranking Framework. It is the national ranking agency for colleges and universities in India and is run by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Gujarat National Law University has been in the 7th position in NIRF 2020 Rankings.

  • NIRF mentioned the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in its list of top Law colleges across the country. 
  • GNLU Gujarat grabbed 7th All India Rank among the top law colleges in India with an overall score of 60.78. 
  • Other premier institutes included in this list are National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Karnataka and National Law University Delhi.

Top Law Colleges in Gujarat: Times B School Ranking

According to the Times B-School Ranking, the Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, Gujarat is ranked 1st among the top Law colleges in Gujarat.

  • The Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, Gujarat (JNU) is also ranked 102nd among the top law institutes across India.
  • Some of the top law colleges including Gujarat University, Gujarat National Law University, Nirma University, etc. did not participate in this survey.

Top Law Colleges in Gujarat: Outlook India Ranking

Outlook India is a weekly magazine released in India that conducts a collective survey in partnership with Drshti Strategic Research Services. It releases ranking data for the top colleges in India under various parameters. Mentioned below are the rankings for the top law colleges in Gujarat: 

  • The Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat is also ranked 11th among the top Law institutes across India.
  • Other top institutes participating in this ranking include other colleges as well including Gujarat University, Rai University and Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.

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

Return on Investment or popularly known as ROI plays an important role in choosing a college. It shows how profitable it is to pursue a particular course from a particular college. It is a comparison between the annual average fees one invests and the average placement package one receives in the end. Tabulated below are the top law colleges in Gujarat with their ROIs:

Name of the College

Average Annual Fees

Average Annual Package 

ROI Rank*

GNLU Gandhi Nagar

INR 1,86,000

INR 10,00,000

1

Nirma University

INR 2,50,500

INR 7,00,000

2

Ganpat University, Mehsana

INR 1,45,000

INR 3,09,000

3

Top Law Colleges in Gujarat: Admission Process

There are a total of 60 Law colleges in Gujarat that offer courses at both full-time and part-time mode. These top colleges give admissions mainly based on top law entrance exams like CLAT.

The following graph shows the ratio of private and public colleges in a clear manner:

Number of Top Law Colleges in Gujarat

Source: Official Survey

Admissions to all of these colleges are offered based on candidate’s scores in the Combined Law Admission Test i.e. CLAT. Candidates are also required to hold a sound academic record for admission to any of the Law colleges in Gujarat.

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhi Nagar

The Gujarat National Law University, Gandhi Nagar is one of the best Law colleges situated in Gandhi Nagar. The university has been ranked 7th among the top law colleges in India by NIRF Ranking 2020. 

  • This deemed university offers a 5-year full-time LLB program in five disciplines namely Internet Law and Policy, Intellectual Property-Laws and Management, Advanced Entrepreneurship Management and Corporate Laws, Sports Laws and Contract Drafting and Legislative Drafting.
  • GNLU offers the LLM program at the postgraduate level in three disciplines namely Corporate and Business Law, International and Comparative Law, Intellectual Property Laws and Constitution and Administrative Laws.
  • A total of 180 seats are available for UG courses whereas 60 seats are available for PG courses. 

The following graph is the seat intake and reservations offered by GNLU in its law programs.

GNLU Seat Intake and Reservation

Source: GNLU Official Website

The top recruiters of the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhi Nagar this year are as follows:

Platinum Partners

A&M Partners

Aditya Birla Group

Phoenix Legal

Gujarat Gas Limited

Tech Mahindra

Indian Law Services

HDFC Bank

Reliance Industries Limited

Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

The Gujarat University, Ahmedabad provides students with a full-time LLB and LLM program for the duration of 3 years and 2 years respectively.

  • The LLB and LLM programs of this university are approved by UGC and accredited by the NAAC.
  • The course fee at this university is INR 1,86,000. 
  • To seek admission to the LLB program offered by this university, candidates are required to hold a Bachelor’s degree.
  • For LLM program offered by this prestigious university, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Law, i.e., LLB from a recognized university along with a valid score in CLAT.

The Gujarat University, Ahmedabad has completed its placement season 2019. The top recruiters this year are given below:

Capital First Limited

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

Coal India Limited

ICICI Bank

HDFC Bank

Top Law Colleges in Gujarat: Entrance Exam Wise

Admission to these 60 top law institutes in Gujarat will be done based on the candidate’s score in the Combined Law Admission Test, CLAT.  Most of the institutes might admit students based on merit or through some quota offered by them. Listed below are some of the top law colleges in Gujarat entrance exam wise.

Top LLB Colleges in Gujarat

Top Law Colleges in Gujarat for LLM

Top Law Colleges in Gujarat Accepting CLAT Score

CLAT or Common Law Admission Test is an all India entrance examination conducted by the National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programs (LLB & LLM). 

  • CLAT exam is conducted only in offline mode with a duration of 2 hours. There are 100 multiple choice questions in the exam, like other competitive exams.
  • CLAT score is accepted by 151 colleges in the country and 6 colleges in Gujarat.
  • The application fee is INR 4000 for General category students and INR 3500 for SC/ST students belonging to the country.

The following graph shows the cut off released by CLAT for admission in Gujarat National Law University (GNLU): 

GNLU CLAT Cut off

Source: GNLU Official Website

Some of the top law colleges accepting CLAT score are given below:

  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhi Nagar
  • Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
  • Siddharth Law College, Gandhi Nagar
  • Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • Ganpat University, Mehsana

Top Law Colleges in Gujarat: Placement Wise

The placement season for the 2019 batch has finished in almost every law institute. The top law colleges in Gujarat have seen a huge number of top recruiters in their placement sessions. The average law package in these institutes ranges between INR 6-8 lakh.

The graph given below represents the CTC offered in top law colleges in Gujarat.

CTCs offered in Top Law Colleges in Gujarat

Source: Official Websites

Top Recruiters in Top Law Colleges in Gujarat:

Capital First Limited

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance

Coal India Limited

ICICI Bank

Gujarat Gas Limited

HDFC Bank

Kotak Mahindra Bank

Torrent Power Limited

Aditya Birla Group

SBI Capital Markets Limited

Candidates must remember that placements depend a lot on the stream that one chooses. So, check the best colleges stream-wise by clicking on the links below: 

Top Law Colleges in Gujarat: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best college to pursue LLB or LLM in Gujarat?

Ans. The Gujarat National Law University, Gandhi Nagar is one of the best universities to pursue LLB or LLM in Gujarat. There are other good institutes as well including Siddharth Law College, Gujarat University, Nirma University, etc.

Ques. Which law discipline is the highest paid in India?

Ans. LLB in Internet Law and Policy is the highest paid among other disciplines.

Ques. How much salary will I get after completing LLB from India?

Ans. The average salary offered to LLB degree holder is INR 6.20 lakh

Ques. Which private college is the best to pursue LLB or LLM program in Gujarat?

Ans. The Siddharth Law College, Gandhi Nagar is the best private college to pursue LLB or LLM program in Gujarat.

Ques. Is it mandatory to be an Arts student to pursue LLB from any of the Law institutes in India?

Ans. No, candidates are required to hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university along with a valid score in CLAT to pursue LLB from any of the Law institutes in India.

Ques. Can I opt for LLB after BA?

Ans. Yes, you can pursue LLB after completing your BA degree by appearing for CLAT.

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