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.

  • Batch diversity (Unreserved, women & NRI categories)
  • Rank Quotient
  • Location attractiveness + Establishment Duration


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!

Check out our third blog post on the cut-offs for the various NLUs here! And to read the fourth blog post on the parameters you should use to evaluate which NLU to select, click here


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