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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 2019

  Third List
NLU Highest Rank Lowest Rank
Bangalore 1 58
Hyderabad 59 128
Kolkata 130 226
Jodhpur 181 354
Bhopal 256 376
Gandhinagar 301 468
Mumbai 449 512
Raipur 439 638
Lucknow 451 694
Patiala 600 926
Kochi 699 983
Cuttack 726 953
Patna 878 1098
Ranchi 960 1088
Nagpur 990 1190
Vizag 1080 1292
Guwahati 968 1299
Trichy 1005 1412

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 104 104 163 62 167 162 185 60
All India Category – Unreserved Seats 65 75 115 31 62 80 133 31
Unreserved Seats as a % of Total Seats 63% 72% 71% 50% 37% 49% 72% 52%
State/State Domicile (Horizontal)** 25 0 39 31 80 80 18 29
State seats as a % of Total Seats 24%  0% 24% 50% 48% 49% 10% 48%
Women Candidates (Horizontal)** 30 0 47 19 54 32 0 0
Foreign Nationals/NRI/NRI sponsored seats 18 16 24 20 20 16 10 8
Highest-lowest CLAT ranks* 256-376 181-354 301-468 449-512 439-638 451-694 600-926 699-983
Rank Quotient*** 1.8 2.3 1.5 2 3.2 3.0 2.5 9.2
Location Ranking# 2 3 2 1 2 2 3 3
Age of the institute 22 21 17 6 17 15 14 15

NLU Group 2 – Lowest CLAT rank>1000

Indicator Cuttack Patna Guwahati Vizag Ranchi Trichy Nagpur
No of Seats for Indians 159 120 60 126 122 114 120
All India Category – Unreserved Seats 85 60 31 60 27 44 58
Unreserved Seats as a % of Total Seats 53% 50% 51% 48% 22% 38% 48%
State/State Domicile (Horizontal)**  39 60 29 48 60 57 62
State Category seats as a % of Total Seats  25% 50% 48% 38% 49% 50% 52%
Women Candidates (Horizontal)** 0 4 0 22 0 20 0
Foreign Nationals/NRI/NRI sponsored seats 21 20 0 12 18 6 0
Highest-lowest CLAT ranks* 726-953 878-1098 968-1299 1080-1292 960-1088 1005-1412 990-1190
Rank Quotient*** 2.7 3.7 11 5.5 4.7 9.3 3.5
Location Ranking# 3 2 2 3 2 3 2
Age of the institute 12 14 11 12 10 8 4

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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