TOP LAW SCHOOLS IN INDIA
Faculty of Law, Delhi University
Introduction : The Faculty of Law, University of Delhi has achieved the distinction of being a premier institution in the field of legal education not only in India but also in South-East Asia . The Faculty has the privilege of constant interaction with the Bench and the Bar, including the Supreme Court of India and being consulted by the Law Commission, Government of India and different Ministries on various important legal issues. The Faculty comprises some of the best legal academicians of the country and it has the unique distinction of having collaboration with some finest legal institutions of France , Germany and USA . Established in 1924, the Faculty has been pioneer in introducing 3 years LL.B. degree course as well as 'Case Law Method' of teaching in India as early as in 1966-67. Law Faculty is the largest law school of the country and its Library is also among the largest law libraries in the country.
Courses: 3 years LL.B. degree course for graduate students.
Admission Details : Total intake of students for LL.B. course is 2110.
Three Law Centres of the Faculty, namely Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-I and Law Centre-II have 770, 924 and 616 seats respectively. Reservation to SC/ST/OBC/PH/WW categories are provided as per Central Government Rules.
Law Faculty attracts a large number of law entrants from all over the country.
Contact : Chattra Marg, University Enclave, University of Delhi , Delhi-110 007
Phone: 011-27667483, 27667725 Ext. 1511
Phone (Dean): 011-27667483
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Government Law College,
Introduction: Government Law College , Mumbai was established in the year 1855. In 1860 it was affiliated to Bombay University which was established two years later, i.e. in 1857. GLC, Mumbai is, therefore a historical institution in Indian history of legal education. GLC, Mumbai has produced a large number of great legal luminaries including a number of Chief Justices of the Supreme Court and the High Courts of India, Attorney and Solicitor-Generals of the country and leading lawyers and legal scholars. GLC conducts both 3 years and 5 years law degree programmes and it is ranked as one of the largest and best law colleges of the country.
Courses: LL.B. 3 years for graduates.
B.L.S. LL.B. (Bachelor of Legal Science and Bachelor of Law) 5 years integrated programme for 10+2.
Admission Details: No entrance test is taken for admission. Admission is done on the basis of merit in the qualifying exam. The cut off marks in qualifying Exams vary every year.
Contact: 'A' Road, Opposite Churchgate Station, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India-400 020
E-mail: principal @ glc.edu
ILS Law College, Pune
ILS Law College , Pune was established in the year 1924 by the Indian Law Society, Pune which was founded by several legal luminaries based in Pune. Earlier the college was affiliated to the University of Bombay but after the establishment of the University of Pune in 1948, it became a constituent college of Pune University . ILS Law College has been the pioneer institution of modern and scientific legal education in the country. Alumni of the College includes three Chief Justices of India and a number of Chief Justices and Judges of the High Courts as well as Governors and jurists of national and international repute. An institution named Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) was founded in 1991 by the society to give an impetus to legal research and scholarship. ILS Law College, Pune is ranked as one of the best law colleges of the country since its inception.
Courses: LL.B. 3 years course for graduate students. B.S.L. LL.B. 5 years integrated course for 12th passed candidates.
Admission Details: Admission to this prestigious institution is based upon merit i.e. marks in the qualifying examination. There is no entrance test. There are 240 seats in total in each of the graduate programmes. The admission process commences in the month of June and classes start in the last week of July.
Contact: Law College Road , Pune-411 004
Phone: 020-25656775, 25678678
Symbiosis Society's Law
College , Pune
Introduction: Symbiosis Society was established in the year 1971, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in Pune, the educational and cultural capital of Maharashtra . Symbiosis Law College was established in 1977 and within a short span of time it has made its mark on the Indian legal Education. It became the first law college in Pune to start placements for its final year passout students. A newsmagazine ranked it to be among the five best law schools of the country for its high quality undergraduate legal education. Symbiosis Law College is a constituent institution of the Symbiosis International Educational Centre, Pune, a deemed university. It possesses a good infrastructure including a well-stocked library, IT centre, a Gymkhana and Health Centre.
Courses: 5 years B.A. LL.B./B.B.A. LL.B. for students who have passed 10+2 or equivalent with 50% marks or appearing in their 12th exams.
Admission Details: All India Law Entrance Test called Symbiosls Entrance Test or SET is generally conducted in the month of May at various centres all over the country. The total number of seats are 240.
Contact: Senapati Bapat Road , Pune-411 004 India
Phone: 020-25655114, 25651495, 25660934
E-mail: admission @ Symlaw.ac.in
Faculty of Law,
Benaras Hindu University
Introduction : BHU is an internationally reputed temple of learning founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in 1916 with the
co-operation of great personalities like Dr. Annie Besant, who said it to be the University of India . The University Law School offers a 3 years LL.B. and a 2 years LL.M. courses. Legal Education at BHU Law School is renowned for its community oriented courses based upon socio-economic welfare, environment, poverty, population, consumers, religion, women, children, etc. The Law School has a very sound infrastructure, a rich faculty library with more than a thousand users and a Legal Aid and Services Clinic. 'Benaras Law Journal' published annually from the faculty is a reputed legal journal of the country.
Courses : LL.B. 3 years for graduate students.
Admission Details : An All India Entrance Test is conducted by the University in the month of June at various centres all over the country. Total number of seats in the LL.B. course is 250.
Contact : Benaras Hindu University , Varanasi-221 005 Uttar Pradesh
Phone (Dean): 0542-2307630, 2369038
Phone (Office): 0542-2307631,
E-mail: deanlaw @ rediffmail.com
Amity Law School , Delhi
Introduction: Amity Law School is a premier institution of Ritnand Balved Education Foundation
which is now well known for its elite institutions in professional and technical education. Amity Law School is a truly modern law school with sound infrastructure, a rich library and reading room and computer labs with internet facility and on-line legal research support. Debates, Moot Courts and Seminars on contemporary legal issues are regular features of the school. The school provides internships to the students as well as campus placements with law firms, top lawyers and corporates.
Courses: LL.B. (Integrated 5 years programme) for 10+2 passed students.
Admission Details: Amity Law School is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University , Delhi . Admission to the first year of the 5 year course was conducted by the GGSIU through a Common Entrance Test (CET). Notification is made in March and Test is conducted in May. Total number of seats is 160 only.
Contact: Amity Law School, F-1 Block Sector - 125
Amity University Compus, Noida
Jindal Global Law School
Introduction: Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), the flagship school of OP Jindal Global University (JGU), imparts globalized education with a view to producing world-class professionals, scholars, and academics in law. Globalization has opened various opportunities and challenges which have created the need for competent academics, scholars and professionals. The vision of JGLS is to fulfil this need by equipping their students and empowering their faculty with the knowledge, skills, scholarship and vision to meet these challenges and demands of globalization.
To achieve the vision of providing globalized education in India , JGLS has recruited the best faculty from across the globe. JGLS has entered into collaborations, exchange programmes, research partnerships and other forms of engagement and interaction with elite universities and institutions across the globe.
JGLS is committed to providing world-class legal education to a diverse and talented body of students, who joined the University in September 2009. At JGLS they are given international exposure and access to a literal world of intellectual thought. Beginning summer 2010, students will intern with leading global law firms, lawyers, judges and NGOs. With elite education bolstered by privileged job experiences, students graduating from the JGLS will have excellent job opportunities in diverse fields, both in India and abroad. JGU and JGLS have been granted recognition by the Bar Council of India (BCI).
Courses : In the academic year (2010-11), JGLS offers the following programmes:
- Five-Year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme for class 12th pass outs
- Three-Year LL.B. Programme for Undergraduates
- Two-Year LL.M. Programmes for Law Graduates
Admission Details : Student for admission to the five year B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), three year LL.B. and two year LL.M. programmes at JGLS will be selected on merit, i.e., their performance in the Law School Admission Test-India (LSAT-India). LSAT- India is an entrance test designed by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), USA and is conducted by Pearson VUE, LSAC's affiliate in India . The test will be in a multiple choice format and will cover logical reasoning, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.
Contact : O.P. Jindal Global University and Jindal Global Law School
Sonipat Narela Road, Near Jagdishpur Village, Sonipat, Haryana - 131001
NCR of Delhi , India
Tel: +91-130-3057800, 3057801, 3057802
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Website: www.jgu.edu.in, www.jgls.org
Faculty of Law,
Aligarh Muslim University
Introduction : Aligarh Muslim University is a Central University with a national and international reputation. The Aligarh Law Faculty is one of the oldest law schools of the country which is consistently ranked among the best law schools of India for its quality teaching and research. AMU Law School was in the first league of reputed law schools to start a 5 years B.A. LL.B. programme as per the recommendations of the Bar Council of India. The most striking feature of this elite law school is that it charges a very minimal fees without making any compromise with the quality of teaching. The vast infrastructure of this residential University ensures hostel accommodation to every man and woman student. The students have library, seminar and reading room facilities at their Faculty, Halls of Residence and at the Central Library of AMU as well, round the clock. This premier law school suffers from locational disadvantage of being located at a small township in Uttar Pradesh. Yet, AMU Law Faculty has been alma mater to distinguished judges, academicians and jurists of national and international repute.
Courses : B.A. LL.B. (H), 5 years integrated law course after 10+2.
Admission Details : Total intake for B.A. LL.B. course is 100.
Admission to the course is based upon an All India Law Entrance Test conducted by the University.
Notification comes out in January-February. Entrance Test is normally held in the last week of April.
Contact : Aligarh Muslim University , Aligarh-202 002 Uttar Pradesh
E-mail: amucontrollerexams @ gmail.com
University Law College, Bangalore
Introduction: Bangalore University was established in 1964, originally as a nucleus of science centres of Mysore University . It grew in size and variety enormously after adopting the nature of affiliating University. The University commands a student strength of nearly three lakhs, making it one of the largest Universities of the country. University Law College is a premier institution of the University. Despite being close to NLSIU, Bangalore , ULC has its own glorious past and vibrant present capable to attract the best students from all over the State. ULC has produced a large number of legal luminaries in all spheres of legal profession. It has a sound infrastructure, rich library, renowned faculty and highly competitive environment. Nevertheless, ULC is always among the elite list of best law colleges in the country.
Courses: B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years for 10+2 passed out candidates.
Admission Details: Admission is done on merit basis i.e., on the basis of marks secured in qualifying examination. There is no entrance test. Cut-off for B.A. LL.B. course is generally very high. Only 100 seats are available subject to reservations.
Contact: No. 1, Palace Road , Bangalore University , Bangalore-560 009
DEPARTMENT OF LAW, CHANDIGARH ,
Introduction: The Department of Law, was established in 1889 as Law School at Lahore (Now in Pakistan ). In 1909, it was made Law College under the Panjab University . A good number of distinguished personalities have been the alumni of this department of the Panjab University . The list includes Chief Justices of India, Judges of the Supreme Court, Chief Justices of the various High Courts, Judges of the High Courts, Chief Ministers, Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State both at the Centre as well as the various States. Former Judges of the Supreme Court as well as the High Court such as Justice A.S. Anand, Justice Kuldeep Singh, Justice Ashok Bhan and many others have been members of the teaching faculty of this department. The department runs courses at LL.B., LL.M and Ph.D. level 3-year LL.B. course classes are held in two shifts in which effective classroom as well practical legal education is imparted to 360 students admitted in each year. The faculty of the department executively engaged in ensuring to impart best legal education to the students of the department both at Graduate and Post-Graduate levels.
Courses: LL.B.: A Three-year (6-semesters) Course leading to the Degree of LL.B. for graduates with minimum 45% marks
Admission Details: Eligibility for admission to LL.B. Course shall be on the basis of an entrance test. Total marks for determining merit would be 200. 50% of 200 (100 marks for the entrance test). 50% of 200 (100 marks for the qualifying exam). The department offers a total of 404 seats in the LL.B. Course.
Contact: Sector 14, Chandigarh Panjab University Campus
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES, GURU GOBIND SINGH INDRAPRASTHA UNIVERSITY , DELHI
Introduction : University School of Law and Legal Studies was established at the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Delhi in 2000 to offer the five-year integrated B.A.LL.B. programme . Situated at a little distance from Kashmere Gate, this campus is easily accessible from anywhere in New Delhi . The semester system is followed with each semester consisting of seven courses, for first eight semesters. The ninth semester works on lines of specialization, where out of eleven optional subjects, the students pick two along with two compulsory subjects and one research paper. In the last semester, the students complete internship programmes and submit projects on the work they have done.
Courses : LL.B. (Hons.) 5 years, 10 + 2 with 55% marks.
Admission: Combined Entrance Test (CET) of G.G.S. Indraprastha University .
Total seats for LL.B. (Hons.) are 60
Contact: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006
Phone: 23869313, 23869314, 23869315, 23869316
Army Institute of Law, Mohali
Introduction: Army Institute of Law (AIL) was established in July 1999 under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). AIL was inaugurated by Lt. Gen. H.B. Kala, PVSM, AVSM , SC , the then GOC-in-C HQ. Western Command on 15 July, 1999. It shifted to its permanent location at Sector-68, Mohali on 21 July, 2003. AIL Mohali was inaugurated by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India on 01 Dec., 2003. The Institute is running 5-years degree course in law after 10+2, primarily for the wards of serving and ex-servicemen of Army. However 20 per cent seats are available for the civilians also. Out of this 15 per cent. are reserved for Punjab Residents and 5 per cent. for All India Civil Category.
Course: B.A. LL.B., 5 years degree course comprising 10 semesters.
Admission Details: Eligibility - Candidates with educational qualification of 10 + 2 exam or equivalent including students taking such exams in April/May of the year, and securing at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST) candidates are eligible. Candidate should not have completed the age of 21 years on 1st July of respective year.
Wards of Army Personnel 64
Punjab Residents Civil Category 12
All-India Civil Category 04
Entrance Examination: Entrance Examination is conducted in the last week of April each year and applications are invited in the month of February/March. Details are contained in the prospectus available from AIL Office.
Contact: The Director, Army Institute of Law
Sector - 68, Mohali-160062, Punjab , INDIA
Ph: +91 172 5039279/80
Fax: +91 172 5039280 / +91-172-5095336-38
University College of Law
Osmania University, Hyderabad
Introduction: Legal studies in Hyderabad dates back to 1888 with the opening of the law and judicial test classes. They were abolished in 1923 when the Law Department was constituted in Osmania University . There was further expansion when the LL.M. Course was instituted in 1942. The Faculty offers both regular and evening programmes.
University College of Law, Osmania University has a glorious history of more than 100 years. Teaching of Law started here even before Osmania University came into existence in the year 1919.
Courses: LL.B. 3 Years, B.A. LL.B. (5 years)
Admission : A candidate for admission to LL.B. has to qualify at the LL.B. Common Entrance Examination (LAWCET) for that academic year. The candidates will be admitted strictly in accordance with the merit secured at the entrance examination. There is a separate LAWCET exam for 3 year and 5 year LL.B. Courses.
Contact: University College of Law OU Campus, Hyderabad
Tel No : 40-27098048/27682364
Department of Law, University of Kolkata
Introduction: In pursuance of that despatch, the University of Calcutta was founded on January 24, 1857. The University adopted in the first instance, the pattern of the University of London and gradually introduced modifications in its constitution. Instead of basking in the reflected glory of its early achievements, it is always surging ahead, breaking new grounds and setting high standards. This is amply testified by the conferring of the coveted 'Five Star' status by NAAC in 2001, followed by other recognitions from India and abroad. The latest achievement is its recognition as the 'Centre of Excellence' by the University Grants Commission. These are indeed fitting tributes to the ceaseless quest for excellence by the University of Calcutta.
Courses: B.A, LL.B. 5 Years
Admission : On the basis of Entrance Test Conducted by Calcutta University .
Contact : 87/1 College Street, Senate House, Calcutta-700 073, West Bengal
THE TAMIL NADU Dr. AMBEDKAR LAW UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI
Introduction: The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University was established by the Government of Tamil Nadu by an Act of State Legislature. It was inaugurated by His Excellency Thiru K.R. Narayanan, President of India on September 20, 1997. The University started functioning from 3-10-1997. The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University aims towards advancement of legal education and promotion of knowledge of law in general. The University will strive to improve the communal harmony and achieve the goal of egalitarian society through legal literacy programmes.
Courses: B.A., B.L. (Hons.) 5-year, B.A.B.L. (5 years), B.L. (Hons.) 3 year, B.L. (3 years)
Admission: A candidate should have passed Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) or equivalent examination recognized by The Tamil Nadu
Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai and should have secured not less than 70% of the total marks in the aggregate of all the subjects. For 3 year degree course candidate should pass the Bachelor's Degree Course of any University recognized by The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University with not less than 45% of marks in aggregate.
Contact: The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai-600 028
Phone No: 044 -24641212/24641919
Faculty of Law
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Introduction: The Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia was established in 1989 making its modest appearance in the field of legal education by introducing a three-year LL.B. programme. Over the past one and a half decade, the Faculty has made significant progress in terms of restructuring of courses and syllabi, introducing new courses, experimenting with innovative techniques of imparting legal education and strengthening its clinical programme in order to give due emphasis to the expanding horizons of legal profession.
In its continuous endeavour in this regard, the Faculty has since introduced a five years integrated B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) Programme from the academic session 2002-2003 replacing the three years LL.B. Course, a two years (four semester) Post-graduate Programme (LL.M.) in three specialized streams of Personal Laws, Corporate Laws, and Criminal Laws, and a Ph.D. programme, both of them having commenced from the academic session 2000-2001.
Courses: B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), 5 years comprising
Admission Details: Intake 60 in LL.B. Course
Admission to the B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Test shall be made on the basis of an All-India Entrance Test.
Contact: Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Nagar,
Jamia Millia Islamia University , New Delhi-25
EPABX: 91(11)26981717 Ext. 3110
E-mail: dean.flw @ jmi.ac.in
School of legal studies, cochin
Introduction: The School of Legal Studies is located on the campus of the Cochin University of Science and Technology. It is located about 15 kilometres north of Kochi city, the Queen of the Arabian Sea . The School was established in 1962 as the Department of Law of the Kerala University . With the creation of the Cochin University in 1971, the School became its integral part. The motto of the university is 'Tejasvinavadhithamastu', which conveys, 'May learning illumine us both, the teacher and the taught'.
Courses : B.B.A. LL.B. (H) 5 Years Programme
Admission: For taking admission in L.L.B the candidate must have passed in Plus 2 Examination with 60% marks in Science/Commerce or 55% marks in Arts or Humanities. Admission is based on Entrance Test.
Contact: Cochin University Of Science And Technology (CUSAT).
School of Legal Studies, Cochin University P O Kochi -682022
Tel No: 484-2575465
Department of Law, Allahabad University , Allahabad
Introduction: The Law Department functioned in Muir College from 1872 onwards till the new building for Law Faculty of immense architectural beauty was constructed around 1910, adjacent to Senate House on the northern side by the donations provided by the Oudh Bar Association. However, this building (now being used by Department of English Studies) did not possess suitable and sufficient accommodation for the fast expanding Law Library and for holding of tutorials in LL.B. Classes which was made compulsory by the Bar Council of India. The Law Department was shifted to the new building which was constructed by UGC grants in the Chatham Lines campus for which Hon'ble Mr. A.K. Sen, the then Law Minister of India, had laid the foundation stone in 1965. The transfer of Law Department to the new building was completed in early 1980s. Till 1955 when principle of rotation for the Dean among Professors was introduced, the Head of Law Department was also the Dean of the Law Faculty.
Courses: LL.B. - 5 years integrated course. LL.B. - 3 years
Admission Details: Intake : 320 seats in LL.B. - 3 years
The admission is on the basis of All-India Entrance Test conducted in May-June every year.
Contact: Dean, Faculty of Law,
Allahabad University, Allahabad - 211002
Phone No. 0532-2440280
E-mail: info @ ballbhousau.org
D.E.S. LAW COLLEGE, PUNE
Introduction: Established in 2004, D.E.S. Law College has resplendently secured the 15th position amongst 25 Top Law Colleges in the country as per statistics in 2009 and the 3rd best Law College in Maharashtra affiliated to Pune University . The mission statement of DESLC, ' Making Excellence a Prevailing Attitude ' , aptly sums up the attempt of the college in exerting for the holistic advancement of every student. The college acts as a catalyst for the continuous personal and professional growth of the student, so as to make him an intellectually alive and a morally and socially responsible citizen of the nation.
Courses: B.S.L., LL.B. (Five Year course).
Admission : Admission to the courses will be based on merit and interviews. All admissions are provisional and are subject to sanction of eligibility by University of Pune .
Contact: Gate No. 3, Fergusson College Campus
D.E.S. Law College,. Pune- 411004
Phone No: 20- 25650052
E-mail: deslaw @ despune.org
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of law ANDHRA UNIVERSITY , VISAKHAPATNAM
Introduction: A.U. was established in 1926 in the uplands of Visakhapatnam with Kailasa Hill as the backdrop and Bay of Bengal in its front. The University is spread in a sprawling campus of 200 hectares dotted with more than 100 buildings. Presently the University is catering the Educational needs of five green districts namely Visakhapatnam , East Godavari, West Godavari , Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. There are 575 affiliated colleges spread across five districts under the territorial jurisdiction of Andhra University . The enrolment in Undergraduate courses is more than 76,000 and in PG Courses more than 20,000 students. The University is supported by about 860 teachers, 176 under regular and 41 back-log are advertised out of which 162 including 18 backlog are filled and more than 2500 non-teaching and technical staff.
Courses: LL.B. 5 Years and LL.B. 3 years.
Admission: A candidate for admission to LL.B. has to qualify at the LL.B. Common Entrance Examination (LAWCET) for that academic year. The candidates will be admitted strictly in accordance with the merit secured at the entrance examination. There is a separate LAWCET exam for 3 year and 5 year LL.B. Courses.
Contact : Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College of Law, Andhra University , Visakhapatnam - 530003
Andhra Pradesh , India
Tel No: 891-2844777/4501
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NEW LAW COLLEGE , BHARATI VIDYAPEETH UNIVERSITY , PUNE
Introduction : The New Law College of Bharati Vidyapeeth University is one of the earliest colleges of all the 12 colleges that come under the Bharati Vidaypeeth University . It is located in the historic city of Pune , India . With the Bharati Vidyapeeth University gaining a deemed University status in 1996 the New Law College also got affiliated to it. Until then it was affiliated to the University of Pune . Bharti Vidyapeeth's New College has a good library. Apart from storing a large number of valuable books and periodicals, it also stores all the Supreme Court decisions that came up between 1950 and 2009.
Courses : LL.B. 5 years, LL.B. 3 years.
Admission Details: Admission to the LLB courses of the New Law College are done on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the Common Admission Test held in May. Total numbers of seats for 5 year LLB course are 160, 10+2 with more than 40% marks and for 3-year LLB course are 240, graduation with 40% marks or above.
Contact : New Law College Bharti Vidyapeeth University ,
Erandwane Campus, Paud Road , Pune 411 038.
E-mail: nlcpune @ bhartividyapeeth.edu