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

In a previous blog, we came up with a list of the top most law schools among the NLU lot. As a logical step, you would be curious to know their cut-offs, isn’t it? The following table lists NLU wise rank cut-offs (Unreserved category) after 3rd round of Centralized Admission Process (CAP Round) post CLAT 2018

  Third List
NLU Highest Rank Lowest Rank
Bangalore 1 66
Hyderabad 68 137
Kolkata 139 260
Bhopal 169 428
Jodhpur 201 376
Gandhinagar 360 494
Mumbai 392 503
Raipur 430 657
Lucknow 496 671
Patiala 509 924
Kochi 603 928
Cuttack 713 1167
Patna 919 1186
Ranchi 1022 1255
Nagpur 1039 1532
Vizag 1134 1432
Guwahati 1219 1556
Trichy 1290 1571

As mentioned in the beginning of our exercise, ranking starts NLU Jodhpur onwards. Let us tabulate NLU wise the key data available across indicators used in ranking

NLU Group 1 – Lowest CLAT rank <=1000

Indicator Bhopal Jodhpur Gandhinagar Mumbai Raipur Lucknow Patiala Kochi
No of Seats for Indians 102 100 156 50 160 160 175 60
All India Category – Unreserved Seats 63 77 115 12 62 80 133 31
Unreserved Seats as a % of Total Seats 62% 77% 74% 25% 39% 50% 76% 51%
State/State Domicile (Horizontal)** 25 0 39 25 80 80 18 29
State seats as a % of Total Seats 24% 25% 50% 50% 50% 10% 49%
Women Candidates (Horizontal)** 30 0 47 15 48 32 0 0
Foreign Nationals/NRI/NRI sponsored seats 18 15 24 10 20 16 5 8
Highest-lowest CLAT ranks* 169-428 201-376 360-494 392-503 430-657 496-671 509-924 603-928
Rank Quotient*** 4.1 2.3 1.7 9.3 3.6 2.2 3.1 10.5
Location Ranking# 2 3 2 1 2 2 3 3
Age of the institute 21 19 15 4 15 13 12 13

NLU Group 2 – Lowest CLAT rank>1000

Indicator Cuttack Patna Guwahati Vizag Ranchi Trichy Nagpur
No of Seats for Indians 159 120 120 108 120 104 120
All India Category – Unreserved Seats 117 60 94 48 30 40 58
Unreserved Seats as a % of Total Seats 74% 50% 78% 44% 25% 38% 48%
State/State Domicile (Horizontal)** 60 26 60 60 52 62
State Category seats as a % of Total Seats 50% 22% 56% 50% 50% 52%
Women Candidates (Horizontal)** 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
Foreign Nationals/NRI/NRI sponsored seats 21 20 0 12 18 6 0
Highest-lowest CLAT ranks* 713-1167 919-1186 1219-1556 1134-1432 1022-1255 1290-1571 1039-1532
Rank Quotient*** 3.9 4.5 3.6 6.2 7.8 7 8.5
Location Ranking# 3 2 2 3 2 3 2
Age of the institute 9 12 9 10 8 6 2

Note –

  1. *Highest-Lowest ranks taken at the end of third 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 skew in calculation
  2. **State Domicile & Women candidate seats are reserved out of state category seats
  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
  4. # 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 locations
  5. Older NLUs in better locations have dual advantage of industry proximity & an established alumni network

Our final blog post is on the Top 5 Parameters to select the right NLU. Click here to read!

 

 

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