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    Top CLAT Colleges 2020: Placements, Ranking and Admissions

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
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    Every CLAT 2020 aspirant trying to get admission into a law college must have a basic understanding of CLAT and once they have formed a rubric about the most prestigious law entrance examination, they must look for the best colleges that accept CLAT scores. Since all the law colleges hold different reputations, have different fee structures, and a placement cell, it is important to look for the best CLAT accepting law colleges’ along with considering their placements and ranking.

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    Scoring good marks in CLAT 2020 is not an easy task and sometimes getting admission into a premier law campus becomes quite challenging. Last year, almost 40,000 candidates registered for the CLAT exam and competed to fill 2252 seats. This year, there are higher chances that the figures might go up which in turn will make it tougher to get admission into the law colleges of India.

    Students are highly apprehensive about the road next to CLAT, as to which college has good placement opportunities, what NIRF rank does it carry, and what shape can the institute give to the career ahead. Read the article to get answers to all such queries.

    Some of the premium law colleges that accept CLAT Score

    Beneath mentioned is the list of some of the finest law institutes of the nation that grant admission on the basis of CLAT scores. The institutes will also be participating in CLAT 2020.

    • The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)
    • National Law University, Jodhpur (NLUJ)
    • Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur (HNLU)
    • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU)
    • Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University,Lucknow (RMLNLU)
    • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab
    • Chanakya National Law University, Patna
    • National Law University Cuttack
    • National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam
    • Visakhapatnam - Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University
    • Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli (TNNLS)
    • Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai (MNLU)

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    What did CLAT 2019 offer?

    What did CLAT 2019 offer?

    The table given below will offer a deeper insight about the top-most CLAT accepting law colleges, their rankings, placements, etc

    CollegesNIRF 2020 RankingCourses OfferedMedian salary of placed graduates(Amount in Rs.)No. of students graduating in minimum stipulated timeTotal Course fees
    National Law School of India University, Bengaluru1UG [5 Years Program(s)] PG [1 Years Program(s)]For UG Courses- 1520000(Fifteen Lakh Twenty Thousand only) For graduate programs- 600000 (Six Lakh only)82 (UG Course) 49 (graduate course)INR 2,01,000 for BA.LLB
    National Law University, New Delhi2UG [5 Years Program(s)] PG [1 Years Program(s)]For UG Courses- 1380000(Thirteen Lakh Eighty Thousand Only) For graduate programs- 600000(Six Lakh Only81 (UG Course) 23 (graduate course)-
    Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad3UG [5 Years Program(s)] PG [1 Years Program(s)]For UG Courses- 1500000(Rupees fifteen lakhs only) For graduate programs- 850000(Rupees eight lakhs fifty thousand only)74 (UG Course) 63 (graduate course)BA.LLB (HONS)- INR 7,29,000/-
    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur4UG [5 Years Program(s)] PG [1 Years Program(s)]For UG Courses- 740000(Seven Lakh Forty Thousand) For graduate programs- 600000(Six Lakh)29 (UG Course) 8 (graduate course)Almost INR 4.5 Lakhs (LLB course)
    The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata6UG [5 Years Program(s)] PG [1 Years Program(s)]For UG Courses- 1500000(Fifteen lacs only) For graduate programs- 600000(Six lacs only)114 (UG Course) 35 (graduate course)INR 241,800 (for Bachelor program)

    Besides the above-mentioned top law colleges, there are many others law colleges that accept CLAT and their placement and rankings are mentioned below:

    1. National Law University, Jodhpur

    • The median salary of placed graduates- INR 1450000 (for UG courses)
    • Total number of students graduating in minimum stipulated time- 92 in UG courses and 71 in graduate courses
    • NIRF ranking- 5

    2. Symbiosis Law School

    • The medium salary of placed graduates- INR 975000 (Nine Lakh Seventy Five Thousand Only) (for UG courses); 1150000(Eleven lakhs Fifty thousand only for graduates courses)
    • Total number of students graduating in minimum stipulated time- 64 in UG courses and 188 in graduate courses
    • NIRF ranking- 8

    3. Gujarat National Law University, Gujarat

    • Median salary of placed graduates- INR 600000(Six Lakhs only) (for UG courses); 300000(Three Lakhs only for graduates courses)
    • Total number of students graduating in minimum stipulated time- 170 in UG courses and 59 in graduate courses
    • NIRF ranking- 7

    4. The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

    • Median salary of placed graduates- INR 705000(Seven Lac five thousand only) (for UG courses); 500000(Five Lacs only for graduates courses)
    • Total number of students graduating in minimum stipulated time- 113 in UG courses and 43 in graduate courses
    • NIRF ranking- 10

    5. National Law Institute University, Bhopal

    • Median salary of placed graduates- INR 920000(Nine Lac Twenty thousand) (for UG courses); graduates students still to get placed
    • Total number of students graduating in minimum stipulated time- 73 in UG courses and 28 in graduate courses
    • NIRF ranking- 17

    NIRF Ranking of Law Colleges in India

    NIRF Ranking of Law Colleges in India

    The National Institute of Ranking Framework which is popularly known as NIRF; is a government-run institution working under MHRD, Government of India. NIRF offers the most unbiased and accurate ranking of colleges in India under different categories.

    • National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is ranked as the Number 1 law college in India by NIRF.
    • It has been ranked 1st in the entire nation. It remains at the same position.
    • The University has scored the maximum score i.e. 77.21 among the top law colleges in India.

    The NIRF ranking of other top law colleges in India is mentioned below:

    College Name2020 - NIRF Ranking2019 - NIRF Ranking2018- NIRF RankingVariation
    NLSIU Bangalore1110
    NLU Delhi2220
    Nalsar University of Law3330
    IIT Kharagpur4440
    West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences657+2
    NLU Jodhpur565-1
    Symbiosis Law School879+2
    Jamia Millia Islamia986-2
    Gujarat National Law University79Not participated-
    National Law University- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya111486 (negative)

    Placement Opportunities in Law Colleges

    Placement Opportunities in Law Colleges

    Placements are an important factor that tells about the worth of a particular course from a particular college. The following tabular data offers a comparison of the average placement package of top law colleges in India and the corresponding Return on Investment.

    Name of the CollegeAverage Annual FeeAverage Placement PackageROI
    Faculty of Law, University of DelhiINR 6,630INR 6,00,0001
    NLIU BhopalINR 183,500INR 18,00,0002
    NLSIU BangaloreINR 197,125INR 18,00,0003
    NUJS West BengalINR 2,42,600INR 18,00,0004
    University of Law- NALSARINR 2,42,000INR 14,50,0005

    The CLAT aspirants are more focused on the quality of placements offered by each law college as it helps them in getting a prestigious job post completing their course. Various leading law firms and corporate houses take part in the placement drive to appoint the most eligible law graduates. Each year, the scenario looks different and the placement varies from one campus to another for NLUs across the country.


    Which law institutes offer the best placements?

    Which law institutes offer the best placements?

    National Law School of India University, Bangalore 

    It is a government-run institution that is the top law college with the highest rating. It offers admission for its 5-year B.A LL.B (Hons) course through the CLAT exam and the fees for the course is INR 8.7 lac. The college has 100% placement records with average salary packages that vary from INR 12-15 LPA.

    National University of Law, Hyderabad 

    This law college is ranked fourth in the list of premier law colleges in the country. NUL takes almost 120 students for the undergraduate law course program based on their performance in the CLAT exam. The university offers 100% placement with salary packages starting from INR 4.5-9 LPA. Companies like Tata Group is one of the recruiters that hires various law graduates.

    WB National University of juridical sciences, Kolkata

    This law university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for a duration of five years and charges INR 10.8 lakhs as fees. The admission is granted based on the candidates’ performance in the CLAT exam, it offers 100% placements to the students. Companies like Balmer Lawrie, SREI & Infosys offer six digit figure salaries to the qualifying graduates.

    National Law University, Jodhpur

    This university offers a five-year full-time integrated Honours course in law and the admission is granted based on the CLAT score. The university offers more than 85% placements to all the deserving graduates.

    National Law University, New Delhi 

    Established in 2008, NLU is a renowned government-run professional institution that holds the second position in the list of top-ranking colleges according to the 2018 updates. The university offers admission to 80 students for its UG course and charges INR 8 lakhs as fees for the five-year course. The university offers 100% placements.


    CLAT Eligibility Criteria

    To appear in CLAT 2020, the candidates must meet the below-mentioned eligibility criteria for UG and PG courses.

    For UG Programs 

    • The candidate must qualify in 10+2 or equivalent examination with at least 45% marks (in case belonging to Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories) and 40% marks (in case of SC/ST category).
    • Appearing candidates of Class 10+2 or equivalent examination are also allowed to give the entrance exam. However, at the time of admission, the candidates must show evidence of their passing qualifying examination.
    • There is no upper age limit to appear in CLAT 2020

    For PG Programmes

    • Candidates must have cleared the LL.B or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks (Unreserved/OBC/SAP categories) and 50% marks (for the candidates belonging to SC/ST category).
    • The candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also allowed to take the CLAT test.
    • The candidates need to produce evidence of their qualifying examination at the time of admission.
    • There is no upper age limit to give the entrance exam for PG courses.

    To know details about CLAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria- Click Here

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