LIST OF TOP LLB COLLEGES IN INDIA BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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The top LLB colleges in India in 2020 include NLSIU Bangalore, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, NUJS Kolkata, Symbiosis Pune, NALSAR Hyderabad, etc. These colleges offer both 3 year and 5 year LLB courses. The 3 year course is termed as simply LLB and is pursued after graduation. While, the 5 year courses are named BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, etc., and these can be done after one completes his/her Class XII education.

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  • There are 938 LLB colleges in India at present, out of which 674 are private and 264 are government colleges. There are 707 law colleges in India which offer 3 year LLB, while 772 law colleges offer 5 year LLB.
  • The LLB specializations in these colleges include Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Labour Law, Environment Law, etc. Check the list of law courses offered at NLSIU Bangalore, the best law college in India.
  • Admissions in these colleges are done through top law exams like CLAT and LSAT. Check CLAT 2020 Syllabus and Latest Updates.
  • The average fees of undergraduate law education in India is INR 1-3 lakh per year. National Law School of India University, Bangalore fees is INR 1,97,125 per year for the BA LLB Honours course.
  • These colleges offer good education, comparable with the best law colleges in world. After completing LLB, students can get career opportunities in Law Firms, MNCs, Government Agencies, Banks, etc.

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Top LLB Colleges in India: Ranking 2020

The top ranking agencies in India conduct in-depth research using different methodologies and different parameters to score the institutes. The data is usually provided by the participating institutes and only those institutes are ranked who have participated in the ranking survey of the particular agency. Some of the good ranking agencies in India are NIRF, India Today, Outlook and The Week.

These agencies do release a list for the top law colleges in India, and some also release different lists for LLB and LLM colleges. For the rankings which are given below, we have referred to the law college ranking list of NIRF Ranking 2020, India Today, Outlook and The Week. Only those colleges have been included which offer a 3-year or 5-year LLB course.

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Top LLB Colleges in India: NIRF Ranking

National Institute of Ranking Framework or popularly known as NIRF works under the MHRD, Government of India. Every year, it releases ranking for top colleges and universities in India. These lists are categorized into different streams and categories. The rankings are based upon various parameters including Graduation Outcome, Teaching and Learning Resources, Research & Professional Practice, and Outreach & Inclusivity. Listed below are the top LLB colleges in India, as ranked by NIRF Ranking 2020.

College NameNIRF Ranking 2020NIRF Ranking 2019ChangeAverage Annual Fees
NLSIU Bangalore110INR 1,97,125
NLU Delhi220INR 1,33,000
Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad330INR 2,42,000
IIT Kharagpur440INR 4,50,000
NLU Jodhpur56+1INR 2,54,000
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata65-1INR 2,43,600
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar79+2INR 1,86,000
Symbiosis Law School, Pune87-1INR 3,20,000
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi98-1INR 10,400
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala10100INR 1,76,000

National Law School of India University, Bengaluru has been ranked as the best LLB college by NIRF.

  • The top 4 ranks have remained unchanged from the previous year. The places have been taken by NLSIU Bengaluru, NLU New Delhi, NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad, and IIT Kharagpur respectively.
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata is ranked the 6th position. It has dropped by 1 position, as compared to the previous year.
  • The 5th rank has now been given to the National Law University, Jodhpur.
  • Among these top 10 institutes, the least expensive fees for LLB is of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

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Top LLB Colleges in India: India Today Ranking

One of the most popular lists, the India Today law college ranking mentioned below. The table shows a comparison of the top LLB colleges in India ranked by the agency in 2020 and 2019.

College NameIndia Today Ranking 2020India Today Ranking 2019ChangeAverage Annual Fees
NLSIU Bangalore110INR 1,97,125
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar2NP-INR 1,86,000
Symbiosis Law School, Pune330INR 3,20,000
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow4NP-INR 1,19,000
Faculty of Law, BHU, Varanasi550INR 60,000
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack69+3INR 1,86,000
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala7NP-INR 1,76,000
ILS Law College, Pune84-4INR 40,625
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune97-2INR 1,50,000
University of Lucknow10100INR 76,000

India Today ranking has ranked NLSIU Bangalore and GNLU Gandhinagar as the best law colleges in India in 2020. GNLU is a new entry, replacing NUJS Kolkata this year.

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Top LLB Colleges in India: Outlook Ranking

Outlook is a weekly magazine published in India that conducts a collective survey in partnership with Drshti Strategic Research Services. These ranking lists help the students to make an informed choice when choosing a college. Mentioned below are the rankings for the top LLB colleges in India by Outlook. 

College NameOutlook Ranking 2019Outlook Ranking 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fees
National Law School of India University, Bengaluru110INR 1,97,125
NUJS Kolkata220INR 2,43,600
ILS Law School, Pune330INR 40,625
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College, Pune440INR 75,000
Faculty of Law, BHU56+1INR 2,206
Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi65-1INR 10,400
Institute of Law, Ahmedabad78+1-
PG College of Law, Osmania University 89+1INR 2,900
MS Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore911+2-
Symbiosis Law School, Pune10100INR 3,20,000

Outlook has ranked top 30 law colleges in India in 2019. The above table has the top 10 LLB colleges according to Outlook.

  • National Law School of India University, Bengaluru has been ranked as the best LLB college in 2019 Outlook ranking list.
  • The top 4 ranks have remained unchanged from the previous year. The place has been taken by National Law School of India University Bengaluru, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata, ILS Law School Pune, and Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College Pune.
  • The 5th and the 6th rank have been exchanged by Faculty of Law, BHU, Varanasi, and Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • The least expensive among the top 10 are Faculty of Law in BHU, Varanasi and the PG College of Law in Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Read the Placement Reviews of Faculty of Law in BHU, Varanasi.

Top LLB Colleges in India: The Week Ranking

The following table shows the list of top LLB colleges in India according to the Week survey.

College NameThe Week Ranking 2019The Week Ranking 2018ChangeAverage Annual Fees
NLSIU Bangalore110INR 197,125
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad220INR 2,42,000
WBNUJS Kolkata34+1INR 2,43,600
Faculty of Law, University of Delhi43-1INR 6,628
NLU Jodhpur550INR 254,000
National Law Institute University, Bhopal660INR 183,500
Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi770INR 2,206
Symbiosis Law School, Pune880INR 320,000
ILS Law School, Pune990INR 40,625
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur1012+2INR 1,59,000

National Law School of India University, Bengaluru has been ranked as the best LLB college in India in the 2019 Week ranking list also.

  • The top 2 ranks have been taken by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru and National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.
  • The ranks 3rd and 4th are exchanged by The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
  • The least expensive fee among these top 10 colleges is of the Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

Top LLB Colleges in India with best ROI (Return on Investment) in 2020

The ROI is calculated on the basis of the average annual fees of the institute and the average salary package provided. ROI gives an idea of how much return a student can expect from a particular institute.

College NameAverage Annual FeesAverage Salary PackageROI Rank*
National Law University, New DelhiINR 1,33,000INR 13,53,0001
National Law School of India University, BangaloreINR 1,97,125INR 15,20,0002
NALSAR University of Law, HyderabadINR 2,42,000INR 15,00,0003
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, KolkataINR 2,43,600INR 15,00,0004
National Law University, JodhpurINR 2,54,000INR 13,66,0005
Gujarat National Law University, GandhinagarINR 1,86,000INR 6,00,0006
Symbiosis Law School, PuneINR 3,20,000INR 9,70,0007

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

  • NLU Delhi offers the best return on investment with an average salary package of INR 13.5 LPA whereas the fees for LLB is INR 1.33 LPA. 
  • It is followed by NLSIU Bangalore with an average annual package of INR 15.20 LPA.

Top LLB Colleges in India: Cutoff

Most of the good colleges release cut off scores of top law exams to admit students in their courses. The details are mentioned below.

College NameCourseDurationExamCutoff
NLSIU BangaloreBA LLB Hons5 yearsCLAT1-58
Faculty of Law, University of DelhiLLB3 yearsDU LLB82-86
NALSAR University of Law, HyderabadBA LLB Hons5 yearsCLAT50-129
NUJS KolkataBA LLB Hons5 yearsCLAT82-227
NLIU BhopalBA LLB Hons5 yearsCLAT256-376
ILS Law College, PuneLLB3 yearsMH CET Law125
GNLU GandhinagarBA LLB Hons5 yearsCLAT147-466
NLU JodhpurBA LLB Hons5 yearsCLAT181-354
NLU DelhiBA LLB Hons5 yearsAILET73
Singhad Law College, PuneLLB3 yearsMH CET Law89

Top LLB Colleges in India: Admission Process 2020

India has a total of 938 law colleges out of which 674 are private LLB colleges in India and 264 are public colleges. Almost all of these colleges offer full-time law education while Annamalai University is the only college offering LLB in distance mode. The following graph shows the private and public ratio of LLB colleges in a better way. 

public and private llb colleges in india

Source: Official Survey

  • The admission into most of the top LLB colleges in India are based on the basis of CLAT, LSAT and MH CET Law. 
  • Some of the institutes take admission through the state level entrance examinations, conduct their own exams or directly on merit-basis.
  • There are approximately 4-5 lakh students in India pursuing law courses. Every year, 60,000-70,000 law graduates join the legal professions.

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

NLSIU Bangalore was established in 1987 and is known to be the first law university in India. It is a state university recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI). It offers BA LLB, LLM, MPP, and PhD courses. The admissions for LLB are usually conducted on the basis of CLAT scores.

  • The institute has been given 1st rank by NIRF Ranking 2020 and also by Outlook, the Week, and India Today in the 2020 ranking list of top law colleges.
  • BA LLB is a 3-year course and the admissions are based on the marks of standard 12th and the CLAT scores.
  • The average annual fees of the program is INR 1,97,125. Every year around 120 students are admitted to the UG courses.
  • 93 seats are reserved for General category students, 18 for SC and 9 for ST candidates. Additionally, NLSIU Bangalore has also reserved 6 seats for Persons with Disabilities (PwD).
  • The average salary package offered to the students was INR 15.20 Lakhs per annum.
  • KIIT University is a frequent recruiter and offers an average package of INR 12 lakhs per annum.

The following table shows the statistics of students graduating and placing NLSIU Bangalore: 

Academic YearGraduating StudentsPlaced Students
2018-196054
2017 -188251
2016 - 177739

The following graph shows the comparison of average salary offered to the students at NLSIU: 

NLSIU Bangalore Average Salary Statistics

Source: Official Website

WBNUJS Kolkata

West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences was established in 1999 by the Bar Council of India. It is an autonomous body and is considered among the best national law schools. The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated courses in law.

  • The institute has been ranked among the top law colleges in India 2020 with 6th rank by NIRF, 3rd rank by the Week, and 2nd rank by Outlook.
  • NUJS Kolkata offers admissions into the BA/ B.Sc LLB course through the CLAT scores.
  • BA/ BSc is a 5-year course and the annual fees of the course is INR 2,43,600. The intake capacity of the institute is around 127 students every year.
  • The average salary offered to a Law graduate is around INR 15 LPA.

The following graph shows the placement data of LLB course (5 years) of the previous 3 years:

NUJS Kolkata Student Statistics

Source: Official Website

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

NALSAR was established in 1998 and is an autonomous and public-funded body. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate level courses in the field of law and business administration.

  • The university has been ranked among the top law colleges in India 2020 with 3rd rank by NIRF and 2nd rank by the Week.
  • NALSAR University offers a 5-year integrated BA LLB program and the admissions are taken through the CLAT scores and at least 45% marks in 10+2 examinations.
  • The annual intake of the course is 120 students every year in the UG courses.
  • The university has a 100% placement record with an average package of 15 lakh per annum.

The following table shows the seat reservation of various categories in BA LLB at NALSAR University.

CategoryAll India CandidatesHome State CandidatesTotal Seats
General751186
Scheduled Tribe718
Scheduled Caste14418
OBC-88

Top LLB Colleges in India: Region Wise

Categorized below are the best law colleges in India offering LLB courses according to the popular state or city they belong to.

Top LLB Colleges in Delhi NCR

Delhi, the house of the Supreme Court of India, has some of the best LLB colleges in India. Read the best names below.

  • Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
  • National Law University (NLU), Delhi
  • Amity Law School (ALS), Noida
  • OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat

Check the complete list here.

Top LLB Colleges in Bangalore

Bangalore is decorated with the presence of the NLSIU Bangalore, the best law college in India. Some other names of good law colleges in India located in Bangalore are:

  • University College of Law, Bangalore University
  • MS Ramaiah College of Law
  • KLE Society’s Law College
  • Alliance School of Law, Bangalore

Check the complete list here.

Top LLB Colleges in Maharashtra

Maharashtra also houses some really good colleges offering LLB courses, especially in Mumbai and Pune. Some of these names include:

  • Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Singhad Law College, Pune
  • Government Law College, Mumbai
  • Dayanand College of Law, Latur

Read more about the top LLB colleges in Maharashtra.

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Top LLB Colleges in India: Entrance Exam Wise

Admission to top LLB colleges in India is done on the basis of marks secured in entrance exams. Some of them are CLAT, MH CET Law, LSAT, AP LAWCET, among many others. Some universities or colleges have their own entrance exam for admission in LLB courses. Both Delhi University and IP University conduct their own entrance exam namely DU LLB and IPU CET. 

Top LLB Colleges in India Through CLAT 2020

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level entrance examination conducted for admissions into undergraduate and postgraduate law courses offered at NLUs and other colleges/ universities accepting CLAT scores. The exam is conducted by a permanent body formed by the universities i.e. the Consortium of NLUs.

  • It is an offline exam for 2 hours.
  • It is conducted once a year in the month of May. The registrations start in January.
  • This exam grants admission to around 21 NLUs, 53 private colleges and 87 participating colleges.
  • There are around 2622 seats available through CLAT.

Some of the top LLB colleges in India accepting CLATscores are mentioned below: 

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • National Law University, Jodhpur
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

Top LLB Colleges in India Through MH CET Law

This is a state-level entrance examination for admission into law courses offered by the law institutes in the state of Maharashtra. The exam is conducted by the Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra and there are around 10,000 seats for 5-year LLB in 120 law colleges and around 15,000 seats for 3-year LLB in 135 law colleges.

  • It is an offline exam for 2 hours.
  • It is conducted once a year in the month of April for 5-year LLB and in the month of  June for 3-year LLB.
  • The registrations begin in January for 5-year LLB and in March for 3-year LLB.

Some of the top LLB colleges in India accepting MH CET LAW score are mentioned below:

  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Sinhgad Law College
  • Government Law College, Pune
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College
  • KC Law College

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Top LLB Colleges in India: Placement Wise

Law graduates have a number of options available to pursue their career. Some of the top recruiters for top LLB colleges in India are MNCs, NGOs, law firms, Banks and many more. 

  • These top LLB colleges provide an average salary in the range of INR 4 lakh to 15 lakh, depending on the institute and the capability of the student.
  • The highest average salary is provided by the National Law School of India University Bengaluru of INR 15.20 LPA.
  • NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad and the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata offered an average salary package of INR 15 LPA. 

The following graph shows the average annual salary offered to LLB graduates in the top LLB colleges in India.

 CTCs offered by Top LLB Colleges in India


Source: Official Website

Some of the top recruiters visiting the top LLB colleges in India are listed below: 

InfosysTrilegalICICI Bank
HDFC BankZeus Law AssociatesAZB & Practices
Tata GroupAmarchand MangaldasEconomics Law Practices

The stream one chooses plays a major role during the placements. Click on the links below to check the top law colleges in India streamwise. 

Top LLB Colleges in India: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best college for LLB in India?

Ans. Some of the top LLB colleges in India include names like NALSAR University, NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Jodhpur, Symbiosis Law School, and many more. 

Ques. Which college has been ranked as the best LLB college?

Ans. National Law School of India University, Bangalore is ranked as the best LLB college in India in 2020.

Ques. What is the difference between LLB and BA LLB?

Ans. LLB is a 3-year program and only bachelor degree holders are eligible for this. Whereas BA LLB is an integrated course of 5 years and candidates can apply for this after 10+2 exams.

Ques. How are admissions conducted for LLB in these top law institutes?

Ans. The admissions are conducted through a common entrance exam called CLAT. Most of the top institutes accept CLAT scores. Some of the institutes accept state-level exams like MH CET Law exam, TS LAW CET, AP LAW CET, etc. And some conduct their own exams like DU LLB, BLAT, SET, AILET, etc.

Ques. What is the range of the average salary packages of these top 10 LLB colleges?

Ans. The average salary package of these top 10 LLB colleges ranges from INR 4 lakh to 15 lakh per annum.

Ques. Which of the top colleges has the highest average salary?

Ans. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru has the highest average salary package of around INR 15.20 lakh.

Ques. Which is the most accepted entrance exam for admission into these top LLB colleges?

Ans. CLAT is accepted by most of the top law colleges in India.

Ques. Is there any specialization in law?

Ans. The law students can choose their specialization later like criminal law, business law, corporate law, etc.

Ques. Can the LLB graduate continue their private practice after completion of their LLB course?

Ans. No, the LLB graduates have to clear the bar exam conducted by the Bar Council of India to start their own private practice.

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