List of Top Law Colleges In Pune based on 2020 Ranking

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The top law colleges in Pune have been ranked by some of the best ranking agencies like NIRF and Outlook. There are 42 such colleges in Pune offering LLB, LLM, and even MPhil and PhD in law.

  • Out of these 42, 10 are public and 32 are top private law colleges.
  • The list of top law colleges in Pune includes Symbiosis Law College, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune University, and the ILS Law College.
  • Admissions to these colleges are done through both entrance exams and on merit-basis. Pune University LLB Admission are majorly done on the basis of merit score. The university conducts its own entrance exam.

Check the government law college in Pune with Fee Structure.

Top Law Colleges in Pune: Rankings

The top ranking agencies in India release the list of top law colleges in India every year on the basis of different parameters. These rankings are based on various parameters like Perception of the University, Placement Reports, Teacher-Student Ratio, and Faculty Quality. Many ranking agencies even release separate ranking lists for Private Law Colleges and Government law colleges.

Given below are some of the top ranking lists which included the top law colleges in Pune.

Top Law Colleges in Pune: NIRF Ranking

NIRF or the National Institutional Ranking Framework is run by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. It ranks the various colleges and universities in India on the basis of different parameters and releases separate lists for different higher education streams.

  • Symbiosis Law School, Pune is the only law college from the city which has been included in the list of top law colleges in India.
  • It has ranked 7th in the NIRF 2019 list and ranked 9th in the NIRF 2018 list, thus an improvement of 2 positions.
  • The average annual fee of BA LLB Hons at SLS Pune is INR 3,20,000.

Top Law Colleges in Pune: Outlook Ranking

Outlook law college ranking is released every year to help students to make informed choices. Outlook is a well-known magazine published in India and has released its list of top 30 law colleges in India for the year 2019. These rankings are according to different criteria including Academics, Infrastructure, Placements, ROI (Return on Investment), Type of Colleges,and overall Institute profile.

Given below is a list of top law colleges in Pune as given by Outlook India.

College Name

Outlook All India Rank 2019

Outlook All India Rank 2018

Change

Average Annual Fee

ILS Law College

3

3

0

INR 40,700

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, New Law College

4

4

0

INR 75,000

Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune

10

10

0

INR 3,20,000

Outlook India has ranked 3 top law colleges in Pune according to its ranking criteria, within its top 30 colleges in India rankings 2019.

  • The agency has ranked Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Pune at the 10th place in its rankings in 2019.
  • All the colleges that have been listed above are the private law colleges in Pune and no government college has secured its ranking in the Outlook India Rankings 2019.
  • ILS Law College has maintained its rank this year on 3rd position as it was ranked the same in 2018 also.
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Law College has secured 2nd position among the top law colleges in Pune and 4th among the top law colleges in India.

The following chart shows the ranking parameter distribution of Outlook College Rankings.

The Outlook Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Source: Official Outlook Website

Top Private Law Colleges in Pune: ROI (Return on Investment)

Determining ROI of a college is very important when it comes to law education. The ROI rank tells you how profitable it is to pursue a particular course from a specific university/college. It is the comparison of the return(placement) you get on your investment (fees). Following are the top private law colleges in Pune ranked according to their ROI.

College Name

Average Annual Fee

Average Placement Package

ROI Percentage*

ILS Law College

INR 40,700

INR 4,00,000

982.8%

New Law College Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

INR 75,000

INR 6,00,000

800%

School of Law, Ajeenkya DY Patil University

INR 1,70,000

INR 5,43,000

319.41%

Symbiosis Law School

INR 3,20,000

INR 5,00,000

156.25%

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

Savitribai Phule Pune University, also abbreviated as the Pune University ranks 1st on the ROI table as it offers a good placement package in comparison to its annual fee. The Pune University also ranks 4th in the state of Maharashtra and 10th in India in the NIRF rankings.

Top Law Colleges in Pune: With Fee Structure

Given below are some of the top law colleges in Pune with fee structure.

College Name

Average Annual Fee

ILS Law College

INR 40,700

New Law College Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

INR 75,000

School of Law, Ajeenkya DY Patil University

INR 1,70,000

Symbiosis Law School

INR 3,20,000

Sinhgad Law College

INR 33,200

MIT World Peace University

INR 2,15,000

Balaji Law College

INR 21,400

Top Law colleges in Pune: Admission Process

There are 42 law colleges in Pune, with 32 being private and 10 being public. Have a look at the chart below to better understand this ratio.

Number of Top Law Colleges in Pune

Source: Official Survey

Admissions in most of these colleges are done through entrance exams like MH CET LAW and SET. Have a look at the table below.

Exam

No. of Colleges Accepting

MH CET LAW

16

CLAT

1

SET

1

Symbiosis Law School (SLS)

Symbiosis Law School (SLS), is a constituent of the Symbiosis International University and offers law courses in teaching, learning, and research. 

  • The school offers BA LLB (Hons), LLB and BBA LLB (Hons) at the Undergraduate level and LLM degree at the postgraduate level. 
  • It is accredited ‘A’ Grade by NAAC (UGC) and approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI).
  • It offers evening law programs that have an innovative and creative curriculum and also offers diploma programs.
  • The Symbiosis law school has common eligibility for the LLB course with a 10+2 from a recognized board with 45% marks. 
  • It was declared as ‘MDRA Best College’ by India Today Magazine and ranked 4th among law teaching Institutes in India.

The graph below shows the number of students in the 3 top law courses offered at SLS Pune.

Student Strength in SLS Pune Law Courses


Source: SLS Pune Official Website

More than 50 companies visit the campus for recruitment including ACC Cement, Accelya Kale, Clutch Group, Aditya Birla Group, Coca Cola, etc.

  • The institute has a placement of 44% of students in various law firms and 23% In-House.
  • SLS has also placed its 19% students in corporate sectors and the remaining 14% in Litigation.

The graph below pictures the placement statistics for SLS in the year 2017-2018.

SLS Pune Law Placements_ Sector Wise

Source: Official Institute Website

Indian Law Society College

ILS Law College, Pune is a popular law institution in India, funded by the Ford Foundation and currently affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

  • The institute offers a 5-year BA LLB degree program at the undergraduate level, and at the postgraduate level it offers 3-year LLB, LLM courses and several Diploma Courses.
  • Students seeking admission to ILS Law College Pune must qualify MH CET LAW.
  • LLM Admissions are done based on the merit of the qualifying examination.
  • Application forms for the law college are available through offline and online mode.
  • The college also offers reservations as per the rules of the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

The top recruiters in the campus for law students include Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, Desai & Diwanji, Dua Associates, Bangalore, AZB Partners, Bangalore, India Law Services, etc.

  • The placement cell registered 43 students in 2017-18 for both 3-year and 5-year law courses.
  • Also, 69 students were given special training in ‘Soft Skills’ for personality development and career progression.

Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College, Pune

The Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College Pune is a law college affiliated to the Bharati Vidyapeeth University Pune. It offers law courses such as LLB, a two-year and one-year LLM program, integrated courses like BA LLB and BBA LLB, and even PhD in Law. 

  • Admission to LLB program at the college is done based on the marks scored in an entrance test conducted by Bharati Vidyapeeth University.
  • Admission to BBA LLB and BA LLB programs is done based on the marks scored in Combined All India PG Law Entrance Test. The shortlisted students need to go through a round of group discussion.
  • For PhD Admission, the candidate will have to appear in a written test conducted by the university.

Students from here have got opportunities to work with the Supreme Court of India, Bombay High Court, Delhi High Court, Madhya Pradesh High Court, Allahabad High Court, etc.

  • The top recruiters for placements include K&L Gates, Dubai, Amazon, Kaden Borris & Partners, AZB & Partners, Khaitan & Co.LLP, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, etc.
  • The college has the highest placement of 39% of students in law firms, 15% in corporates, followed by courts and many other companies.

The following chart shows the placements in different sectors.

Placements at New Law College, Pune_ Sector Wise
Source: Official Website

Top Law Colleges in Pune: Entrance Exam Wise

Admissions in Top law colleges in Pune are done mainly through entrance exams like CLAT, MH CET LAW, and SET. Some institutes may also admit students on the basis of merit or a quota offered by them. Given below are some of the top law colleges in Pune entrance exam wise.

Top Law Colleges in Pune: Accepting MH CET LAW Score

MH CET LAW or Maharashtra Law CET is a Computer Based Test conducted for entry into law programs in the law schools and colleges in Maharashtra.

  • MH CET LAW 2020 application process has started for the 5-year degree program and for a 3-year law degree program will begin in March.
  • It is introduced by the Government of Maharashtra to grant admission to students in 3 years and 5 years.

Following are some of the top law colleges in Pune accepting MH CET LAW scores:

  • ILS Law College
  • Sinhgad Law College
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth, New Law College
  • Balaji New College
  • PES's Modern Law College
  • Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society Pune

Top Law Colleges in Pune: Accepting CLAT Score

The national law entrance exam CLAT is conducted offline and is done for admission of students in various law schools and colleges. It is of two hours duration and has 200 objective type questions. CLAT 2020 Registration Form is available from January 1, 2020, on the official website. 

  • It is conducted to grant admission in LLB and LLM programs offered by 53 private colleges, 21 NLUs, and other participating colleges. This year, NUSRL Ranchi is conducting the CLAT.
  • Any candidate who has qualified class 12 with 45% marks is eligible for CLAT 2020.
  • CLAT 2020 Application fee for General, EWS and OBC category is INR 4000 and for SC and ST is INR 3500.

Ajeenkya DY Patil University, also known as ADYPU, is the only top law college in Pune accepting CLAT score currently.

Top Law Colleges in Pune: Without Entrance Exam

There are many top law colleges in Pune which give admission solely on the basis of merit in the past education. Some of the top law colleges in Pune without entrance exam are:

  • Marathwada Mitramandal’s College of Commerce, Pune
  • Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune
  • Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune

Top Law Colleges in Pune: Placement Wise

Placements for law students are conducted every year and many corporate firms and courts conduct recruitment drives in the top law colleges in Pune. These colleges witness recruiters from both India and Abroad.

  • The average number of companies or recruiters that visit the top law institutions is between 30-50.
  • The top recruiter companies and organizations that visit the top law colleges in Pune each year are Aditya Birla Group, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co, Bajaj Auto, Pune, HDFC, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd., Fin IQ and many more.
  • The top law colleges in Pune have also recorded the placement of students in the Supreme Court of India, Bombay High Court, Delhi High Court, Madhya Pradesh High Court, Allahabad High Court and many more.
  • Students pursuing LLB and BA LLB also get high package placements from popular banks such as ICICI Lombard, Mumbai, EXIM Bank, Bajaj Allianz, IDBI, Mumbai, Delhi, UTI Mumbai, and many others.
CTCs offered in Top Law Colleges in Pune

Source:Official Institute Websites

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Top Law Colleges in Pune: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best law college in Pune for pursuing an LLB externally?

Ans. Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University is the best university for doing LLB externally. It offers courses like B.A. LLB and BBA LL.B.

Ques. Which is the best law college in Pune?

Ans. Symbiosis Law College is the best university for a law degree in Pune.

Ques. Which are the best law colleges in India?

Ans. Some of the best law colleges in India are:

  • NLS Bangalore
  • NUJS Kolkata
  • GNLU Gandhinagar
  • GLC Mumbai/ILS Pune/Symbiosis Pune/JGLS Sonepat
  • NLU Jodhpur/NLIU Bhopal/NLU Delhi

Ques. What is the cost of doing an LLB?

Ans. LLB course fees range from INR 10,000-2,00,000 on average. It may be high for private institutions and range between INR 2-4 lakh.

Ques. Can students pursue LLB in distance mode?

Ans. Students cannot pursue LLB in Distance Education mode.

Ques. What is the average starting salary of a law graduate?

Ans. The average starting salary ranges from INR 4-7 lakh.

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