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This is the third blog post in our NLU Ranking series. Here is where you can read the first, and here is the second.

In a previous blog, we had come up with a list of the top law schools of the country, viz, the National Law Universities (NLU). Now, how about a list of NLUs, based on CLAT 2016 rank cut-offs, (unreserved category)? This list has been chalked out, after various rounds of centralised admissions and will be useful for those of you who are serious about appearing for CLAT next year.

 

First List Second List Third List Fourth List
NLU Highest Rank Lowest Rank Highest Rank Lowest Rank Highest Rank Lowest Rank Highest Rank Lowest Rank
Bangalore 1 58 1 58 1 59 1 59
Hyderabad 60 123 60 123 60 127 60 145
Kolkata 103 221 103 221 103 248 103 266
Bhopal 146 339 146 339 146 374 146 418
Jodhpur 155 347 155 347 155 394 155 438
Gandhinagar 212 465 212 465 212 529 212 571
Mumbai 379 466 379 466 379 557 379 640
Raipur 355 555 355 555 411 700 441 825
Lucknow 431 626 431 626 431 738 431 775
Patiala 484 759 484 759 484 923 484 1087
Kochi 482 918 482 918 482 1300 482 1570
Patna 565 911 565 911 605 1277 644 1566
Cuttack 569 1038 569 1038 582 1377 624 1604
Guwahati 496 1103 496 1103 1155 1469 1523 1695
Vizag 668 1132 668 1132 878 1500 878 1723
Ranchi 663 1037 663 1037 845 1395 845 1615
Trichy 415 1160 415 1160 415 1518 415 1741

NLU Group 1 – Lowest CLAT rank <=1000

Indicator Bhopal Jodhpur Gandhinagar Mumbai Raipur Lucknow Patiala
No of Seats for Indians 108 100 156 50 160 160 175
All India Category – Unreserved Seats 68 77 115 25 62 80 133
Unreserved Seats as a % of Total Seats 63% 77% 74% 50% 39% 50% 76%
State Domicile (Horizontal)** 26 0 39 0 0 0 18
State Category Seats 28 0 0 0 80 80 0
State Category seats as a % of Total Seats 26% 50% 50%
Women Candidates (Horizontal)** 33 0 47 0 48 32 0
NRI/NRI sponsored seats 18 15 18 10 16 16 5
Highest-lowest CLAT ranks* 146-418 155-438 317-571 379-640 441-825 431-775 525-1087
Rank Quotient*** 4 3.7 2.2 10.4 6.2 4.3 4.2
Location Ranking# 2 3 2 1 2 2 3
Age of the institute 19 17 13 2 13 11 10

NLU Group 2 – Lowest CLAT rank>1000

Indicator Cuttack Patna Kochi Guwahati Vizag Ranchi Trichy
No of Seats for Indians 159 120 120 60 108 120 104
All India Category – Unreserved Seats 123 60 65 47 48 30 40
Unreserved Seats as a % of Total Seats 77% 50% 54% 78% 44% 25% 38%
State Domicile (Horizontal) 15
State Category Seats 0 60 55 0 60 60 52
State Category seats as a % of Total Seats 50% 46% 56% 50% 50%
Women Candidates(Horizontal)** 0 0 0 0 0 0 20
NRI/NRI sponsored seats 15 20 12 0 0 0 6
Highest-lowest CLAT ranks* 816-1604 855-1566 762-1570 1523-1695 1248-1723 1148-1615 977-1741
Rank Quotient*** 6.4 11.8 12.4 3.7 9.9 15.6 19.1
Location Ranking# 3 2 3 2 3 2 3
Age of the institute 7 10 11 7 8 6 3

 Note –

  1. *Highest-Lowest ranks have been taken at the end of the fourth round for unreserved category. A few high ranked students opt for nearby NLUs, in spite of low ranking. Such ranks have been removed to avoid a skewed calculation
  2. **State Domicile & Women candidate seats are horizontally reserved out of All India Category Seats. Except Bhopal, seats for women candidates can be filled with any category student. At Bhopal, such seats for women candidates, are to be filled from unreserved seats of All India category.
  3. ***Rank Quotient = (Highest Rank – Lowest Rank)/Unreserved seat count

Lower rank quotient means more ‘uniform potential’ within the batch. This leads to more peer pressure and batch performance.

  1. # Location Ranking – Better location leads to more commercial/recreation activity, better industry proximity & access to visiting faculty –

Rank 1 – Financial Capital of the country – Mumbai

Rank 2 – State Capitals – Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Bhopal, Raipur, Patna, Guwahati, Ranchi

Rank 3 – Other NLUs

  1. Older NLUs in better locations have double advantage of industry proximity & an established alumni network.
  2. Out of Scope – Admissions to Nagpur & Shimla NLUs started in 2016. These NLUs are not included in this analysis.

Stay tuned for our final blog post, coming soon!

 

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