This is the second part of the four-part blog series on NLU Ranking. Here’s where you can read the first, for the actual NLU Ranking. To read the third post on the cut-offs for the various NLUs, click here.
In the previous blog, you found out about the top law schools of the country. While drawing up the list of the NLU rankings, we considered a few specific parameters. The information that has been used is publicly available for all NLUs, before the admission process begins. Parameters are considered in the decreasing order of priority.
|Feature||Indicator||NLU Category 1||NLU Category 2|
|All India category – Unreserved seats (As % of Total Seats)||75% plus seats (Truly NATIONAL Law Schools)||Gandhinagar, Jodhpur,Patiala||Cuttack, Guwahati|
|<50% seats (Less geographic diversity)||Bhopal, Mumbai, Raipur, Lucknow||Patna, Kochi, Vizag, Ranchi, Trichy|
|Similarity of Highest-Lowest ranks||NLUs with similar range are seen as equivalent by students||Bhopal, Jodhpur||Kochi, Patna, Cuttack|
|Gandhinagar, Mumbai||Trichy, Ranchi|
|Raipur, Lucknow||Vizag, Guwahati|
|Rank Quotient||More “uniform potential to perform” within the batch||Quotient from 2-4||Quotient from 3-6|
|Gandhinagar, Jodhpur, Bhopal||Guwahati, Cuttack|
|Less “uniform potential to perform” within the batch||Quotient from 4-6||Quotient from 7-10|
|Patiala, Lucknow, Raipur||Vizag|
|Quotient > 7||Quotient > 10|
|Mumbai||Patna, Kochi, Ranchi, Trichy|
|Women Candidate seats||30% plus seats (Promotes gender diversity)||Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Raipur||None|
|<30% of total seats||Lucknow||Trichy|
|No seats under this category||Jodhpur, Mumbai, Patiala||All Except Trichy|
|Establishment duration||Older than 10 years||Bhopal, Jodhpur, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Raipur, Patiala||Patna, Kochi|
|Not yet 10 years old||Mumbai||Cuttack, Guwahati, Vizag, Ranchi, Trichy|
|Location Attractiveness||Ranked 1 or 2||Mumbai, Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Raipur||Patna, Guwahati, Ranchi|
|Ranked 3||Jodhpur, Patiala||Cuttack, Kochi, Vizag, Trichy|
Now that you know the important parameters we used to rank the NLUs, you should consider using these yourself. Find out all you can about the various NLUs, so that nothing takes you by surprise!