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    National Law Universities (NLUs) – All You Need to Know

    National Law Universities (NLUs) are India’s most prestigious law schools. The first NLU, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore was established under the National Law School of India Act, 1986. Currently, we have 23 NLUs in India offering five-year integrated law courses, as well as postgraduate and Ph.D. courses in law.

    7 out of 23 National Law Universities were ranked among the top 10 law schools in India including NLSIU, Bangalore. Followed by NLU Delhi, NALSAR Hyderabad, WBNUJS – Kolkata, NLU Jodhpur, and RGNUL Patna.
    National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019 Report

    Here is the list of NLUs in India with All India Ranking 2019 and Seat Intake:

    NLUs in IndiaNIRF Ranking 2019Seats (UG+PG courses)
    National Law School of India University, Bangalore180 + 50
    National Law University, Delhi280 + 80
    National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad3105 + 50
    The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata5127 + 42
    National Law Institute University, Bhopal11122 + 60
    National Law University, Jodhpur6120 + 50
    Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur12187 + 49
    Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar9187 + 63
    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow14178 + 27
    Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala10196 + 44
    Chanakya National Law University PatnaNot ranked140
    National University of Advanced Legal Studies, KochiNot ranked68 + 40
    National Law University Odisha, Cuttack17180 + 50
    National University of Study & Research in Law, RanchiNot ranked140+ 50
    National Law University & Judicial Academy, AssamNot ranked60 + 30
    Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) VisakhapatnamNot ranked120 + 24
    The Tamil Nadu National Law School, TiruchirapalliNot ranked120 + 18
    Maharashtra National Law University, MumbaiNot ranked122 + 62
    Maharashtra National Law University, NagpurNot ranked120 + 20
    Maharashtra National Law University, AurangabadNot ranked60
    Himachal Pradesh National Law University, ShimlaNot ranked148 + 26
    Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur29120
    Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, HaryanaNot ranked120
    The list of NLUs in India with All India Ranking 2019 and Seat Intake: Source – Shiksha.com

    Just Click on the Name of your respective Law School to reach the official site of your Law School.

    Courses offered at NLUs

    The undergraduate, as well as postgraduate courses offered at National Law Universities, are:

    UG CoursesPG courses
    BA LLB (Hons.) (Five-year Integrated Law course)LLM
    BBA LLB (Five-year Integrated Law course)LLD
    BSc LLB (Five-year Integrated Law course)Ph.D. in Law
    BLS LLB (Five-year Integrated Law course)PG Diploma in Urban Environmental Management and Law (NLU Delhi)
    BCom LLB (Five-year Integrated Law course)Post Graduate Diploma in Tourism and Environmental Law (NLU Delhi)
    BBA LLB (Hons.)Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law and Policy (NLU Delhi)

    National Law Universities (NLUs) Admission Process

    Candidates looking for admission in National Law Universities have to appear for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). However, for admission to NLU Delhi, aspirants have to clear the All India Law Entrance Test (AILET). NLU Delhi does not accept the CLAT score.

    Like NLU Delhi, Himachal Pradesh NLU, Shimla also conducted its own entrance exam called HP-NLET. However, it has now become a part of the CLAT Consortium and accepts CLAT scores for admissions.

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