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 top NLUs in the country. While drawing up the NLU ranking, we considered specific parameters. This information is publicly available for all NLUs. The following parameters have been 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, Lucknow, Raipur, Mumbai, Kochi Patna, Ranchi, Vizag,  Trichy, Nagpur
Women Candidate seats 30% plus seats (Promotes gender diversity) Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Raipur, Mumbai None
<30% of total seats Lucknow, Kochi Trichy
No seats under this category Jodhpur, Patiala All Except Trichy
Rank Quotient More “Uniform potential to perform” within the batch Quotient below 3 Quotient from 3-5
Gadhinagar, Lucknow, Jodhpur Guwahati, Cuttack, Patna
Less “Uniform potential to perform” within the batch Quotient from 3-4 Quotient from 6-8
Bhopal, Raipur, Patiala Vizag, Trichy, Ranchi
Quotient > 7 Quotient > 8
Mumbai, Kochi Nagpur
Location Attractiveness Ranked 1 or 2 Mumbai, Bhopal, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Raipur Patna, Guwahati, Ranchi, Nagpur
Ranked 3 Jodhpur, Patiala, Kochi Cuttack, Vizag, Trichy
Establishment duration Older than 10 years Bhopal, Jodhpur, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Raipur, Patiala, Kochi Patna, Vizag
Not yet 10 years old Mumbai Cuttack, Guwahati, Ranchi, Trichy, Nagpur

Now that you know about important parameters used to rank NLUs, you should consider using them yourself. Another most sought after information by CLAT aspirants is NLU wise rank cut-offs. They also form the basis of rank quotient calculation

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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