LIST OF TOP LAW COLLEGES IN KARNATAKA BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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Karnataka has a total of 98 colleges offering full-time law courses, out of which 69 are private and 29 are public. Candidates seeking admission in Law courses can check this article to know about the top law colleges in Karnataka along with a detailed analysis of their rankings, average fee, placement data, etc.

  • Some of the top law colleges in Karnataka include the National Law School of India University, Christ University, PES University, University of Mysore, etc.
  • These colleges offer LLB, LLM and M.Phil/ Ph.D. courses in law.
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore has been ranked as the top law college of Karnataka in the NIRF rankings.

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Top Law Colleges in Karnataka: Rankings

Multiple college ranking agencies like NIRF, The Week, Outlook India release rankings reports of various educational institutes in India. The reports are based on different parameters like faculty, placement, infrastructure, course module, etc. The colleges are ranked as per their performance in the parameters set by the ranking agencies. Mentioned below are some of the ranking lists, which are released for top law colleges in Karnataka. 

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka: NIRF Rankings

NIRF i.e., National Institutional Ranking Framework, is a methodology adopted by the government of India to rank top institutions of India on the basis of various parameters.

Name of the College

NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF Ranking 2019

Change

Average Annual Fee

National Law School of India University

1

1

No change

INR 1,97,125

Christ University20NP+veINR 1,60,500
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore is one of the only 2 law colleges of Karnataka that have been ranked by NIRF.
  • The college had been ranked 1st in 2018 and 2019 as well. Thus, it is the top law college of Karnataka as well as India.
  • The college has secured a score of 78.66 on the NIRF scale.

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka: India Today Rankings

India Today is the most widely spread news magazine in India. The magazine has released a list of top law colleges in Karnataka:

Name of the College

Rank

Average Annual Fees

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

1

INR 1,97,125

School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore

11

INR 1,60,500

University College of Law Bangalore University, Bangalore

14

INR 82,000

M.S. Ramaiah College Of Law, Bangalore

18

INR 1,60,000

CMR University, School of Legal Studies, Bangalore

19

INR 1,50,000

Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore

22

INR 1,50,000

KLE Society's Law College, Bangalore

27

INR 90,000

SDM Law College Kodialbail, Mangalore

30

INR 29,000

K.L.E. Society's S.A. Manvi Law College, Gadag

32

INR 1,00,000

Vaikunta Baliga College of Law, Udupi

44

INR 19,800

The Oxford College of Law, Bangalore

45

INR 25,000

  • India Today has also ranked the National Law School of India University as the best law college in Karnataka.
  • A total of 11 law colleges of Karnataka have been included in the list.
  • School of Law, Christ University has been ranked 11th out of 45 law colleges. It is a private college of the state.
  • Some other private law colleges included in the list are M.S. Ramaiah College of Law, KLE Society's Law College, Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, etc.

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka: The Week Rankings

Name of the College

Rank

Average Annual Fees

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

1

INR 1,97,125

School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore

16

INR 1,60,500

M.S. Ramaiah College Of Law, Bangalore

19

INR 1,60,000

CMR University, School of Legal Studies, Bangalore 

23

INR 1,50,000

KLE Society's Law College, Bangalore

27

INR 90,000

Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore

32

INR 1,48,000

  • The Week, which is an Indian News magazine, has also ranked National Law School of India University as the best law college in Karnataka.
  • The college is followed by the School of Law, Christ University and M.S. Ramaiah College of Law.

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka: Outlook Rankings

Name of the College

Rank

Average Annual Feee

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

1

INR 1,97,125

M.S. Ramaiah College Of Law - [MSRCL], Bangalore

9

INR 1,60,000

CMR Law School

15

INR 1,50,000

Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies

21

INR 1,48,000

  • The magazine has ranked National Law School of India University as the top law college in Karnataka. The college obtained a total score of 890 out of 1000 which was determined on the basis of various parameters.
  • The college was ranked at 1st place in the year 2018 also.
  • MS Ramaiah College has been ranked 9th in the 2019 ranking while the college was ranked 11th in 2018 ranking.
  • CMR Law School, which has been ranked 15th this year, was ranked 16th last year.

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka with Fee Structure

Given below are the fees of top-ranked law colleges in Karnataka:

Fee Structure in Top Law Colleges in Karnataka
  • National Law School of India University has the highest fee that falls around INR 2 Lacs per annum.
  • University College of Law, Bangalore University has the lowest fee that falls around INR 82,000.
  • Other colleges have their fee ranging between INR 1.40- INR 1.50 Lacs per annum.

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka: Admission Process

There are a total of 98 colleges offering full-time law courses, out of which 69 are private and 29 are public. Most of the colleges admit candidates on the basis of entrance tests like CLAT, AILET, ACLAT, etc. 

Number of Top Law Colleges in Karnataka

National Law School of India University

  • The National Law School of India University offers integrated bachelors’ law courses and Master’s Law courses. The admission to these courses is purely done on the basis of merit of CLAT i.e. Common Law Admission Test.
  • For admission to BA LLB (Hons) Degree, a candidate must have passed the Higher Secondary School Examination (10+2) system or an examination equivalent with 50% marks in aggregate. (45% for SC/ ST candidates)
  • A 5-year integrated course will have three “Trimesters” with an average of not less than 70 working days for each.
  • The admissions to the integrated courses at the National Law School of India University are usually completed by June 30 each year.
  • The college offers a 1-Year LLM degree program in two distinct and separate branches of specialization: Business Laws and Human Rights Laws.
  • The admission to LLM Degree is also done on the basis of CLAT.

MS Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore 

The College offers BA LLB, BCom LLB, and BBA LLB courses. Refer to the given steps to understand the admission process of the college:

  • Candidates seeking admission in M.S. Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore can apply in online mode.
  • For admission to these courses, candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum 60% marks. (40% for SC/ST candidates)
  • Other than this, candidates must have passed the CLAT exam.
  • It must be noted that candidates having more than 50% score in CLAT will be considered directly appearing for the personal interview conducted by the institute and will be given final admission on the basis of same.
  • Candidates with less than 50% score in CLAT will have to take an RCL Entrance Test conducted in CLAT format followed by a personal interview conducted by the institute.
  • Candidates should also note that the maximum age for admission is 20 years for General category candidates and 22 years for SC/ ST candidates as on June 1.

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka: Entrance Exam Wise

The following are the entrance tests that are accepted by the top law colleges in Karnataka for admission in various law courses:

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka Accepting CLAT

It is a common law admission test conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities for admission to various law institutes in India. Some of the top colleges accepting CLAT are:

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • University College of Law Bangalore University, Bangalore
  • Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian Law College, Bangalore

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka Accepting AILET

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) is conducted every year by National Law University Delhi for admission to five-year B.A LL. B program. Some of the top colleges accepting AILET are-

  • IFIM Law School, Bangalore
  • Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore 
  • ISBR Law College, Bangalore 

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka Accepting ACLAT

Alliance Common Law Admission Test is a common entrance test conducted by Alliance University, Bangalore for admissions to five-year integrated law programs including B.A.L.L.B and B.B.A.L.L.B. Some of the top colleges accepting ACLAT are-

  • Alliance School of Law, Bangalore
  • Reva University

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Top Law Colleges in Karnataka: Specialization Wise

There are a total of 9 specializations offered in the top law colleges in Karnataka. The specializations are Corporate Law, Civil Law, Intellectual Property Law, Human Rights, Cyber Law, Criminal Law, Labor Law, International Law, and Environmental Law.

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka for Corporate Law

Master of Law in Corporate Law is a postgraduate 2-year course which is designed to educate students about how the interaction between shareholders, directors, employees, creditors, and other stakeholders such as consumers, the community, and the environment takes place in the corporate world.

The basic criterion of eligibility for application to the course is an L.L.B (Bachelor of Law) or equivalent degree from a recognized university. In India, the course is offered at an average fee lying between INR 2 and 5 Lacs, varying across institutes.

Some of the top law colleges in Karnataka for LLM in Corporate Law are:

  • National Law School of India University
  • M.S. Ramaiah College of Law
  • Reva University
  • SDM Law College Kodiabail

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka for Corporate Law

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka for Civil Law

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka for Human Rights

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka for Cyber Law

Top Law Colleges in Karnataka: FAQs

Ques. Which is the top law college of Karnataka?

Ans. National Law School of India University, Bangalore is the best law college of Karnataka on the basis of various rankings.

Ques. What is the average annual fee of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore?

Ans. The average annual fee of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore is INR 1,97,125.

Ques. Which is the top private law college of Karnataka?

Ans. M.S. Ramaiah College Of Law, Bangalore is the top private law college of Karnataka.

Ques. Which entrance test is conducted for admission to the top law colleges of Karnataka?

Ans. CLAT i.e. Common Law Admission Test is conducted for admission to top law colleges of Karnataka. Others are AILET, ACLAT, etc.

Ques. Which is the best law college in Karnataka for LLB?

Ans. National Law School of India University is the top law college in Karnataka for pursuing LLB.

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