LIST OF TOP LAW COLLEGES IN UTTARAKHAND BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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There are around 25 top law colleges in Uttarakhand offering law in undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels. The course is offered in both full-time as well as part-time. Some of the top law colleges in Uttarakhand include ICFAI Law School, Chanakya Law College, Graphic Era Hill University, and many more. 

  • Among them, 7 are public law colleges while 18 are top private law colleges in Uttarakhand. Some of them are also ranked among the top law colleges in India 2019.
  • School of Law IMS Unison University has been ranked as the best law college in Uttarakhand by India Today with all India 24th rank among the top 46 law colleges.
  • The Law College Dehradun has been ranked as the best law college in Uttarakhand by the Week with all India 24th rank among the top 35 law colleges in India.
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Top Law Colleges in Uttarakhand: Ranking

The ranking agencies conduct research to rank the institutes based on certain parameters. These rankings are conducted on various categories like the quality of faculty available in the College/ University, Placement Statistics, Admission Criteria followed by the College/ University and many more. 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 Uttarakhand colleges.

Top Law Colleges in Uttarakhand: India Today Ranking

India Today is a weekly Indian magazine published by Living Media India Limited. It releases a ranking list of top colleges and universities in India every year for each specialization. Listed below are the top law colleges in Uttarakhand according to India Today survey:

College NameRank 2019Rank 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fees 
School of Law, IMS Unison University2426+2INR 1,13,786
ICFAI Law School2523-2INR 1,20,000
Law College Dehradun Uttaranchal University2829+1INR 1,43,420
  • India Today has ranked 3 law colleges from Uttarakhand among the top law colleges in India 2019.
  • School of Law, IMS Unison College has been ranked as the best law college in Uttarakhand by India Today with 24th rank. The rank of the institute has been improved from the previous year by 2 positions.
  • ICFAI Law School has been ranked as the 2nd best law college in Uttarakhand by India Today with 25th rank. The rank of the institute has decreased from the previous year by 2 positions.

Top Law Colleges in Uttarakhand: The Week Ranking

The Week, a private ranking list released by the magazine group, scales institutes based on their own parameters. The agency conducts ranking surveys for colleges and universities in India every year along with the Hansa Research Foundation. Tabulated below are the list of top law colleges in Uttarakhand according to the Week survey:

College NameRank 2019Rank 2018ChangeAverage annual Fees 
Law College Dehradun2433+9INR 1,43,420
ICFAI Law School26Not Participated-INR 1,20,000
  • The Week has ranked 2 law colleges from Uttarakhand among the top law colleges in India 2019.
  • Law College Dehradun has been ranked as the best law college with 24th rank. Its rank has improved from the previous year by 9 positions.

Top Law Colleges in Uttarakhand: Times B-School Ranking

According to the Times B-School Ranking, the IMS Unison University is the best law college in Uttarakhand. 

  • It has been ranked 33 in the overall category of law colleges in India. 
  • The average annual fees for LLB is INR 1,13,786 and for LLM, the fee is INR 77,050. 

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

ROI is an important factor and tells how profitable it is to pursue a particular course from a particular college. The following table shows the comparison of the average placement package of top law colleges in Uttarakhand to the average annual fees offered by them and the corresponding Return on Investment.

College NameAverage Annual Fees Annual Average Salary ROI Rank
ICFAI Law SchoolINR 120,000INR 383,0001
IMS Unison UniversityINR 113,786INR 302,0002
Law College Dehradun INR 143,420INR 373,0003
UPES UniversityINR 2,81,500INR 3,00,0004

Top Law Colleges in Uttarakhand: Admission Process

The admission into law colleges in Uttarakhand is conducted either through the entrance examinations like CLAT/ LSAT or directly through merit-based.

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IMS Unison University, Dehradun

IMS Unison University is a private institution established by the Unison Group. The university has 4 schools under it and one of them is the School of Law that provides legal education. It offers 5 year BA LLB & BBA LLB, LLM and Ph.D. courses in Law. 

  • It has been ranked among the best law colleges in India by India today with 24th rank.
  • They take admissions into law courses through entrance examinations like CLAT/ LSAT/ any entrance test conducted by Central Universities, State Universities and NLU Delhi.
  • The annual fees for 5 year UG courses are INR 108,468 for students belonging to Uttarakhand and INR 138,638 for all other states. The annual fees for 1 year LLM are INR 74,000 for students belonging to Uttarakhand and INR 87,000 for other states.
  • IMS Unison University takes 180 students into UG courses and 30 students into PG courses every year.
  • They offer a compulsory 20-week internship in various organizations like legal firms, NGOs, corporate firms, courts, etc.
  • The average placement salary offered to the UG graduates is INR 3.02 lakhs and for PG graduates are INR 3.3 lakhs.

The following graph shows the average salary offered for two academic years to students for LLB and LLM: 

IMS Unison Placement Statistics

Source: Official Website

ICFAI Law School

ICFAI law school is the constituent of the ICFAI University. It is approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The institute offers 5 year BA LLB & BBA LLB, 3 year LLB and 2 years LLM and Ph.D. program.

  • The institute has been ranked among the top law colleges in India by India today with 25th rank and 26th rank by the Week.
  • ICFAI Law School has been ranked 2nd position in Uttarakhand by the Week.
  • They take direct admissions and the applicants can apply online through the official website.
  • The law school has an annual intake of 60 students into a 3 year UG course, 480 students into a 5 year UG course and 15 students into a 1 year PG course every year.
  • The annual fees for 5 years UG course is INR 1.2 lakhs, for 3 years UG course is INR 54,000 and for 2 years PG course is INR 40,000.
  • They provide almost 100% placement with an average placement salary of INR 3.83 lakhs per annum for UG courses and INR 4 lakhs for PG courses.

The following graph is showing the comparison of the average salary offered to students under various courses: 

 ICFAI Law School Average Salary Comparison    

Source: Official Website

Law College Dehradun

The Law College Dehradun was established in 2002 as the first independent law college of Uttarakhand. The institute is affiliated to Uttaranchal University and is approved by BCI. The institute offers legal education through 5 year BA LLB & BBA LLB, 3 year LLB and 1 year LLM and doctorate programs. 

  • The institute has been ranked among the best law colleges in India by India today with 29th rank and by Week with 24th rank in 2019.
  • They take merit-based admissions. The candidates can apply directly to Uttaranchal University.
  • The annual fees for a 5-year course i.e, BA LLB and BBA LLB is INR 143,420. For 3 year LLB the annual fees are INR 81,260 and for LLM is INR 112,340.
  • Law College has collaborations with reputed legal firms and thus provides placement assistance to the students interested in working in corporate sectors. 
  • The average salary offered to the 3 years and 5 year LLB courses are INR 3.73 lakhs and for LLM courses it is INR 3.75 lakhs
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Top Law Colleges in Uttarakhand: Entrance Exam Wise

Admission to these 25 top Law institutes in Uttarakhand 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 Uttarkhand entrance exam wise.

Top Law Colleges in Uttarakhand: Through CLAT

CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) is a national-level entrance examination for admission into UG and PG law courses in 22 NLUs, 53 private colleges, and other participating institutes. This exam is conducted by the Consortium of National Law Universities.

  • This exam is conducted once a year in the month of May. The applications are released in January.
  • Around 2400 seats for LLB and 550 seats for LLM are filled through CLAT.
  • There is no age limit to apply for CLAT.
  • The question paper consists of 150 questions and contains questions on the English language, Current affairs including General knowledge, Legal reasoning, Logical reasoning, and Quantitative Techniques.

Some of the top law colleges in Uttarakhand that accept CLAT scores are IMS Unison University and Siddhartha Law College. 

Top Law Colleges in Uttarakhand: Through LSAT India

LSAT (Law School Admission Test) India is a skill-based examination designed especially to test the skills needed for success in law schools. This exam includes sections like critical reading, analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and persuasive writing skills. LSAT is the only test accepted by ABA-accredited law schools. LSAT India is conducted by Pearson VUE.

  • It is conducted once a year in the month of May. The registrations begin in December.
  • It is conducted in 23 centers across India.
  • It is an offline exam of 2 hours 55 minutes.
  • There are around 85 colleges in India that accept LSAT scores.

Some of the top law colleges in Uttarakhand accepting LSAT scores are IMS Unison University and Siddhartha Law College.

Top Law Colleges in Uttarakhand: Placement wise

There is a wide range of options available for law graduates like law firms, MNCs, NGOs, Banks, among many others. With the presence of premium law colleges in Uttarakhand like ICFAI Law School, IMS Unison University, Law College Dehradun and other private colleges in India lead to good placements every year. 

  • The average salary of these top law colleges in Uttarakhand is around INR 3 - 4 lakhs per annum.
  • ICFAI Law School has the highest average salary of LLM graduates i.e INR 4 lakhs per annum.

The following graph shows the CTCs offered for LLB and LLM at the top law colleges in Uttarakhand: 

CTCs offered by Top Law Colleges in Uttarakhand

Source: Official Websites

The specialization one chooses to pursue matters a lot when it comes to placement. Check the links given below for the top law colleges in Uttarakhand

Top Law Colleges in Uttarakhand: FAQs

Ques. Which College has been ranked as the best law college in Uttarakhand?

Ans. School of Law IMS Unison University has been ranked as the best law college in Uttarakhand by India Today with all India 24th rank and the Law College Dehradun has been ranked as the best law college in Uttarakhand by the Week with all India 24th rank among the top law colleges in India

Ques. Which College has been ranked as the 2nd best law college in Uttarakhand?

Ans. ICFAI Law School has been ranked as the 2nd best law school by India Today and the Week.

Ques. What is the difference between 3 year LLB and 5 year LLB?

Ans. The applicants applying for 3 year LLB should already be a graduate degree holder, whereas for 5 year LLB the students can apply directly after 10+2. The 5 year LLB is usually an integrated course either with BA or BBA.

Ques. Which is a more opted option, 3 year LLB or 5 year LLB?

Ans. According to the yearly admissions of these top 3 law colleges in Uttarakhand, the 5 year LLB is opted more by students.

Ques. How are admissions conducted in these top law colleges in Uttarakhand?

Ans. The admissions into IMS Unison University are conducted through entrance exams like CLAT/ LSAT. ICFAI Law School and Law School Dehradun take direct admission on merit-basis.

Ques. What is the average placement salary offered by these top law colleges in Uttarakhand?

Ans. The average salary offered by these top law colleges in Uttarakhand is around INR 3 lakhs to INR 4 lakhs per annum for both LLB and LLM graduates.

Ques. Do any of these top law colleges take direct admissions without any entrance exams?

Ans. Yes, ICFAI Law School and Law School Dehradun take direct admission on merit-basis. The students can apply directly through the university website.

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