This is the first of a four-post blog series on NLU ranking, designed by experts at IMS. Make sure you check out the link at the end for the next blog post.
The time has arrived for law enthusiasts to gear up for CLAT 2017, the entrance test for the coveted NLU seats. The notification for the popular law entrance exam will be released soon and naturally the spotlight will be on the NLUs at this time of the year. So, a good time to find out about the top law schools in India so that you can set your target for your desired institute from now only.
Note: Ranking starts beyond Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata, which undisputedly occupy the first, second and the third positions respectively.
NLU Group 1
|Rank||NLU||No of Seats||Age in Years||Comments|
|4||Jodhpur||115||17||Small batch => Quicker placements, no domicile reservations, established NLU. More uniform batch.|
|5||Mumbai||60||2||Small batch => Quicker placements, no domicile reservations, financial capital.|
|6||Gandhinagar||187||13||Diverse batch profile. Better rank quotient, more uniform batch. Established NLU, state capital.|
|7||Bhopal||128||19||The oldest NLU in Batch 1. Small batch. High rank quotient, less uniform batch.|
|8||Lucknow||176||11||Few all-India unreserved seats, high rank quotient. Batch diversity due to women and NRI seats, state capital.|
|9||Raipur||185||12||<50% seats for all-India unreserved candidates. Higher rank quotient than earlier old establishments.|
|10||Patiala||196||10||Large batch size without location benefit. Higher percentage of all-India unreserved seats. High rank quotient, hence less uniform batch .|
NLU Group 2
|Rank||NLU||No of Seats||Age||Comments|
|11||Cuttack||180||7||Higher unreserved seats, no state domicile, large batch without location benefit. Relatively new institute.|
|12||Guwahati||60||7||Rank quotient is the best among batch 2. Small batch to place. 25% state domicile impacts batch diversity.|
|13||Patna||140||10||Location benefit (state capital) over others. Large state category seats. Slightly larger batch with fairly high rank quotient. Established institute.|
|14||Vizag||120||8||Below 50% of total seats for all-India unreserved. Relatively new without location advantage. Except Kochi, others are new. Very high rank quotient means students’ potential will largely vary within the batch. Except Ranchi (state capital), no location advantage.|
Well, now that you have seen the list, you must be curious to know how we arrived at this listing. So for more updates, keep an eye on our next blog.
Interested in the parameters we used to rank the NLUs?
Stay tuned for the rest of the series.