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National Law Universities or the NLUs are autonomous law schools of country. These are the pioneers of legal education in India and are the most sought-after law schools. First NLU of the country was established in 1986 in Bangalore, and is known as NLSUI Bangalore.
At the moment, there are 21 NLUs in India, from which 19 grant admission on the basis of Common Law Admission Test. Through the law entrance examination, law aspirants are granted admissions to both UG and PG courses.
Read on to know more about Top Ranking NLUs with their seat matrix for CLAT 2018.
The examination is conducted on rotational basis by NLUs as per the year of their establishment. This year, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi or NUALS Kochi will hold CLAT 2018 on May 13, 2018. CheckCLAT 2018 Exam Dates
The law exam is conducted for LLB and LLM Programs, the paper pattern is tabulated below:
|>Program||LLB (3 year & 5 year)||LLM|
|Mode of Exam||Online||Online|
|Medium of Exam||English||English|
|Nature of Questions||Objective Type||Objective Type|
|Exam Duration||2 hours||2 hours|
Check DetailedCLAT Exam Pattern
Different NLUs are ranked on the basis of their academic excellence, batch quality, infrastructure and other factors. The rankings help candidates decide that which colleges they should target.
The list is mostly dominated by NLUs of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata, which are also considered as the best law schools of the country. Take a look at the rankings of all the NLUs under CLAT 2018, along with the number of seats they offer: -
|NLU Rank||Name of NLU||LLB seats||LLM seats|
|1||National Law School of India University (NLSUI), Bangalore||80||50*|
|2||Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad||105||50|
|3||The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata||127||42|
|4||National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal||120||40**|
|5||National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur||115||80|
|6||Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gujarat||180||60|
|7||Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur||180||45|
|8||Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMNLU), Lucknow||178||27|
|9||Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala||120||42|
|10||Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai||50||20|
|11||National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi||60||40|
|12||National Law University (NLU), Cuttack||180||50|
|13||Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna||120||--|
|14||National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi||120||40|
|15||National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Guwahati||120||30|
|16||Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapattnam||120||24|
|17||Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirapalli||110||18|
|18||Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur||120||20|
|19||Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad||50||20|
*NLSUI Bangalore has 35 seats for Business Laws and 15 for Human Rights Law for LLM course.
** NLIU Bhopal has 8 seats each for LLM in IP & Business Law, Business Law, Constitutional & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Human Right Law.
Along with the rankings, it is important to know the cutoffs as well. Candidates must know that what kind of a score in CLAT would lead them to admission in their desired law school. Cut off is the minimum score at which a seat is offered in respective NLU.
Mentioned below are the category wise CLAT cut offs for all the NLUs. Note that these are previous year cutoffs, and there is a possibility that cutoff scores might change this year, as they depend on various factors like difficulty of paper, number of candidates appearing in the paper etc. Take a look at the following table: -
|Name of Institute||CLAT Cut off Score (Out of 200)|
National Law School of India University (NLSUI), Bangalore
Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar
Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMNLU), Lucknow
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai
National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi
National Law University (NLU), Cuttack
Chanakya National Law University (CNLU), Patna
National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi
National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Guwahati
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapattnam
Tamil Nadu National Law School (TNNLS), Tiruchirapalli
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad
National Law Universities offer a great opportunity to pursue higher education in the field of law. Although some of these are ranked above others, all the NLUs are considered amongst the best law colleges in the country. Candidates do need to prepare well for CLAT to get admission in these. Check CLAT Participating Institutes
Collegedunia wishes all the best to aspirants for their CLAT 2018 exam!
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