LIST OF TOP LLB COLLEGES IN INDIA BASED ON 2021 RANKING

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Updated on - Aug 6, 2021

There are a total of 988 colleges in India that provide LLB courses to the Law aspirants in India. The top LLB colleges in India offer either 3 years or 5 years LLB Courses. Out of the 988 LLB colleges in India 723 are private and 252 are government colleges. There are 707 law colleges in India which offer 3 year LLB, while 772 law colleges offer 5 year LLB.

The LLB specializations in these colleges include Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Labour Law, Environment Law, etc.

The top LLB Colleges in India provide different specializations for the integrated 5 years LLB  programs such as BA LLB, BCom LLB and BBA LLB. 

The admission to the Top LLB Colleges are done through the entrance examinations at the national and state level such as CLAT, MH CET Law, LSAT, AP LAW CET, etc. CLAT remains the most preferred choice for  entrance examinations. In 2021,  70,277 students registered for the CLAT examination and 62,106 appeared for the entrance examination. 

The average fees of undergraduate law courses in Top Law Colleges in India varies between  INR 1-3 lakh per year. National Law School of India University, Bangalore, considered to be the best LLB college in India charges a  fee of INR 2,75,100  for the first year of  BA LLB Honours course.

After completing LLB, students can get career opportunities in Law Firms, MNCs, Government Agencies, Banks, etc.

Top LLB Colleges in India: Ranking

The top ranking agencies in India conduct in-depth research using different methodologies and different parameters to score the institutes. The data is usually provided by the participating institutes and only those institutes are ranked who have participated in the ranking survey of the particular agency. Some of the good ranking agencies in India are NIRF, India Today, Outlook and The Week.

These agencies do release a list for the top law colleges in India, and some also release different lists for LLB and LLM colleges. For the rankings which are given below, we have referred to the law college ranking list of NIRF Ranking 2020, India Today, Outlook and The Week. Only those colleges have been included which offer a 3-year or 5-year LLB course.

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Top LLB Colleges in India: NIRF Ranking

National Institute of Ranking Framework or popularly known as NIRF works under the MHRD, Government of India. Every year, it releases ranking for top colleges and universities in India. These lists are categorized into different streams and categories. The rankings are based upon various parameters including Graduation Outcome, Teaching and Learning Resources, Research & Professional Practice, and Outreach & Inclusivity. Listed below are the top LLB colleges in India, as ranked by NIRF Ranking 2020.

College Name NIRF Ranking 2020 NIRF Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fees
NLSIU Bangalore 1 1 0 INR 1,97,125
NLU Delhi 2 2 0 INR 1,33,000
Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad 3 3 0 INR 2,42,000
IIT Kharagpur 4 4 0 INR 4,50,000
NLU Jodhpur 5 6 +1 INR 2,54,000
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata 6 5 -1 INR 2,43,600
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 7 9 +2 INR 1,86,000
Symbiosis Law School, Pune 8 7 -1 INR 3,20,000
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 9 8 -1 INR 10,400
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala 10 10 0 INR 1,76,000

National Law School of India University, Bengaluru has been ranked as the best LLB college by NIRF.

  • The top 4 ranks have remained unchanged from the previous year. The places have been taken by NLSIU Bengaluru, NLU New Delhi, NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad, and IIT Kharagpur respectively.
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata is ranked the 6th position. It has dropped by 1 position, as compared to the previous year.
  • The 5th rank has now been given to the National Law University, Jodhpur.
  • Among these top 10 institutes, the least expensive fees for LLB is of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

NIRF Ranking  2020: Parameters and Weightage 

The following are the parameters and their marks and weightage considered for ranking top law colleges in India.

Parameters Marks  Weightage
Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR) 100 0.40 (40%)
Research and Professional Practice (RPP) 100 0.15 (15%)
Graduation Outcomes (GO) 100 0.25 (25%)
Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) 100 0.10 (10%)
Perception 100 0.10 (10%)

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Top LLB Colleges in India: India Today Ranking

One of the most popular lists, the India Today law college ranking mentioned below. The table shows a comparison of the top LLB colleges in India ranked by the agency in 2020 and 2019.

College Name India Today Ranking 2020 India Today Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fees
NLSIU Bangalore 1 1 0 INR 1,97,125
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 2 NP - INR 1,86,000
Symbiosis Law School, Pune 3 3 0 INR 3,20,000
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow 4 NP - INR 1,19,000
Faculty of Law, BHU, Varanasi 5 5 0 INR 60,000
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack 6 9 +3 INR 1,86,000
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala 7 NP - INR 1,76,000
ILS Law College, Pune 8 4 -4 INR 40,625
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune 9 7 -2 INR 1,50,000
University of Lucknow 10 10 0 INR 76,000

India Today ranking has ranked NLSIU Bangalore and GNLU Gandhinagar as the best law colleges in India. GNLU is a new entry, replacing NUJS Kolkata this year.

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Top LLB Colleges in India: Outlook Ranking

Outlook is a weekly magazine published in India that conducts a collective survey in partnership with Drshti Strategic Research Services. These ranking lists help the students to make an informed choice when choosing a college. Mentioned below are the rankings for the top LLB colleges in India by Outlook. 

College Name Outlook Ranking 2019 Outlook Ranking 2018 Change Average Annual Fees
National Law School of India University, Bengaluru 1 1 0 INR 1,97,125
NUJS Kolkata 2 2 0 INR 2,43,600
ILS Law School, Pune 3 3 0 INR 40,625
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College, Pune 4 4 0 INR 75,000
Faculty of Law, BHU 5 6 +1 INR 2,206
Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 6 5 -1 INR 10,400
Institute of Law, Ahmedabad 7 8 +1 -
PG College of Law, Osmania University  8 9 +1 INR 2,900
MS Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore 9 11 +2 -
Symbiosis Law School, Pune 10 10 0 INR 3,20,000

Outlook has ranked top 30 law colleges in India in 2019. The above table has the top 10 LLB colleges according to Outlook.

  • National Law School of India University, Bengaluru has been ranked as the best LLB college in 2019 Outlook ranking list.
  • The top 4 ranks have remained unchanged from the previous year. The place has been taken by National Law School of India University Bengaluru, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata, ILS Law School Pune, and Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College Pune.
  • The 5th and the 6th rank have been exchanged by Faculty of Law, BHU, Varanasi, and Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • The least expensive among the top 10 are Faculty of Law in BHU, Varanasi and the PG College of Law in Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Read the Placement Reviews of Faculty of Law in BHU, Varanasi.

Top LLB Colleges in India: The Week Ranking

The following table shows the list of top LLB colleges in India according to the Week survey.

College Name The Week Ranking 2019 The Week Ranking 2018 Change Average Annual Fees
NLSIU Bangalore 1 1 0 INR 197,125
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad 2 2 0 INR 2,42,000
WBNUJS Kolkata 3 4 +1 INR 2,43,600
Faculty of Law, University of Delhi 4 3 -1 INR 6,628
NLU Jodhpur 5 5 0 INR 254,000
National Law Institute University, Bhopal 6 6 0 INR 183,500
Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 7 7 0 INR 2,206
Symbiosis Law School, Pune 8 8 0 INR 320,000
ILS Law School, Pune 9 9 0 INR 40,625
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur 10 12 +2 INR 1,59,000

National Law School of India University, Bengaluru has been ranked as the best LLB college in India in the 2019 Week ranking list also.

  • The top 2 ranks have been taken by the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru and National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad.
  • The ranks 3rd and 4th are exchanged by The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
  • The least expensive fee among these top 10 colleges is of the Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

Top LLB Colleges in India with best ROI (Return on Investment)

The ROI is calculated on the basis of the average annual fees of the institute and the average salary package provided. ROI gives an idea of how much return a student can expect from a particular institute.

College Name Average Annual Fees Average Salary Package ROI Rank*
National Law University, New Delhi INR 1,33,000 INR 13,53,000 1
National Law School of India University, Bangalore INR 1,97,125 INR 15,20,000 2
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad INR 2,42,000 INR 15,00,000 3
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata INR 2,43,600 INR 15,00,000 4
National Law University, Jodhpur INR 2,54,000 INR 13,66,000 5
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar INR 1,86,000 INR 6,00,000 6
Symbiosis Law School, Pune INR 3,20,000 INR 9,70,000 7

*ROI Percentage={(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fees)}*100%

  • NLU Delhi offers the best return on investment with an average salary package of INR 13.5 LPA whereas the fees for LLB is INR 1.33 LPA. 
  • It is followed by NLSIU Bangalore with an average annual package of INR 15.20 LPA.

Top LLB Colleges in India: Cutoff

Most of the good colleges release cut off scores of top law exams to admit students in their courses. The details are mentioned below.

College Name Course Duration Exam Cutoff
NLSIU Bangalore BA LLB Hons 5 years CLAT 1-58
Faculty of Law, University of Delhi LLB 3 years DU LLB 82-86
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad BA LLB Hons 5 years CLAT 50-129
NUJS Kolkata BA LLB Hons 5 years CLAT 82-227
NLIU Bhopal BA LLB Hons 5 years CLAT 256-376
ILS Law College, Pune LLB 3 years MH CET Law 125
GNLU Gandhinagar BA LLB Hons 5 years CLAT 147-466
NLU Jodhpur BA LLB Hons 5 years CLAT 181-354
NLU Delhi BA LLB Hons 5 years AILET 73
Singhad Law College, Pune LLB 3 years MH CET Law 89

Top 10 Private Law Colleges in India 

There are over 700 private law colleges in India. The top private law colleges provide the candidates with different infrastructural facilities such as classrooms equipped to stimulate the courtroom situation for , well equipped auditoriums, library and laboratory facilities, etc. Apart from this the 10  top private law colleges provide the candidates with experienced faculties.

The following are the list of top 10 private law colleges in India with their fees structure.

Top Government LLB  Colleges in India

There are around 252 government LLB Colleges in India. The top LLB Government Colleges in India offers both the 3 years as well as the 5 years  integrated program to the law aspirants. The following are the list of top LLB Government  Colleges in India.

College Names Course Offered
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore BA LLB (Hons)
National Law University (NLU) Delhi BA LLB (Hons)
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad  BA LLB (Hons)
IIT Kharagpur  LLB (Intellectual Property law)
West Bengal National University Of Juridical Sciences - [NUJS], Kolkata BA LLB (Hons), BSc LLB
NLU Jodhpur BA LLB (Hons)
Faculty Of Law Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi BA LLB (Hons)
Gujarat National Law University  BA LLB (Hons), BCom LLB (Hons), BSW LLB (Hons)
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law BA LLB (Hons)
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University  BA LLB (Hons)

Top LLB Colleges in India: Admission Process 2021

India has a total of 938 law colleges out of which 674 are private LLB colleges in India and 264 are public colleges. Almost all of these colleges offer full-time law education while Annamalai University is the only college offering LLB in distance mode. The following graph shows the private and public ratio of LLB colleges in a better way. 

public and private llb colleges in india

Source: Official Survey

  • The admission into most of the top LLB colleges in India are based on the basis of CLAT, LSAT and MH CET Law. 
  • Some of the institutes take admission through the state level entrance examinations, conduct their own exams or directly on merit-basis.
  • There are approximately 4-5 lakh students in India pursuing law courses. Every year, 60,000-70,000 law graduates join the legal professions.

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

NLSIU Bangalore was established in 1987 and is known to be the first law university in India. It is a state university recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI). It offers BA LLB, LLM, MPP, and PhD courses. The admissions for LLB are usually conducted on the basis of CLAT scores.

  • The institute has been given 1st rank by NIRF Ranking 2020 and also by Outlook, the Week, and India Today in the 2020 ranking list of top law colleges.
  • BA LLB is a 3-year course and the admissions are based on the marks of standard 12th and the CLAT scores.
  • The average annual fees of the program is INR 1,97,125. Every year around 120 students are admitted to the UG courses.
  • 93 seats are reserved for General category students, 18 for SC and 9 for ST candidates. Additionally, NLSIU Bangalore has also reserved 6 seats for Persons with Disabilities (PwD).
  • The average salary package offered to the students was INR 15.20 Lakhs per annum.
  • KIIT University is a frequent recruiter and offers an average package of INR 12 lakhs per annum.

The following table shows the statistics of students graduating and placing NLSIU Bangalore: 

Academic Year Graduating Students Placed Students
2019-20 80 44
2018 -19 60 54
2017 - 18 82 51

The following graph shows the comparison of average salary offered to the students at NLSIU: 

NLSIU Bangalore Average Salary Statistics

Source: Official Website

WBNUJS Kolkata

West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences was established in 1999 by the Bar Council of India. It is an autonomous body and is considered among the best national law schools. The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and integrated courses in law.

  • The institute has been ranked among the top law colleges in India 2020 with 6th rank by NIRF, 3rd rank by the Week, and 2nd rank by Outlook.
  • NUJS Kolkata offers admissions into the BA/ B.Sc LLB course through the CLAT scores.
  • BA/ BSc is a 5-year course and the annual fees of the course is INR 2,43,600. The intake capacity of the institute is around 127 students every year.
  • The average salary offered to a Law graduate is around INR 15 LPA.

The following graph shows the placement data of LLB course (5 years) of the previous 3 years:

NUJS Kolkata Student Statistics

Source: Official Website

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

NALSAR was established in 1998 and is an autonomous and public-funded body. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate level courses in the field of law and business administration.

  • The university has been ranked among the top law colleges in India 2020 with 3rd rank by NIRF and 2nd rank by the Week.
  • NALSAR University offers a 5-year integrated BA LLB program and the admissions are taken through the CLAT scores and at least 45% marks in 10+2 examinations.
  • The annual intake of the course is 120 students every year in the UG courses.
  • The university has a 100% placement record with an average package of 15 lakh per annum.

The following table shows the seat reservation of various categories in BA LLB at NALSAR University.

Category All India Candidates Home State Candidates Total Seats
General 75 11 86
Scheduled Tribe 7 1 8
Scheduled Caste 14 4 18
OBC - 8 8

Top LLB Colleges in India: Region Wise

Categorized below are the best law colleges in India offering LLB courses according to the popular state or city they belong to.

Top LLB Colleges in Delhi NCR

Delhi, the house of the Supreme Court of India, has some of the best LLB colleges in India. Read the best names below.

  • Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
  • National Law University (NLU), Delhi
  • Amity Law School (ALS), Noida
  • OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat

Check the complete list here.

Top LLB Colleges in Bangalore

Bangalore is decorated with the presence of the NLSIU Bangalore, the best law college in India. Some other names of good law colleges in India located in Bangalore are:

  • University College of Law, Bangalore University
  • MS Ramaiah College of Law
  • KLE Society’s Law College
  • Alliance School of Law, Bangalore

Check the complete list here.

Top LLB Colleges in Maharashtra

Maharashtra also houses some really good colleges offering LLB courses, especially in Mumbai and Pune. Some of these names include:

  • Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Singhad Law College, Pune
  • Government Law College, Mumbai
  • Dayanand College of Law, Latur

Read more about the top LLB colleges in Maharashtra.

Best LLB Colleges in Delhi 

Some of the best LLB colleges in India are located in Delhi. The top law colleges in Delhi provide top infrastructure facilities such as library, auditorium , gyms, etc. along with top class faculties.

The following are the list of best LLB colleges in Delhi along with their average fees.

Top LLB Colleges in India: Entrance Exam Wise

Admission to top LLB colleges in India is done on the basis of marks secured in entrance exams. Some of them are CLAT, MH CET Law, LSAT, AP LAWCET, among many others. Some universities or colleges have their own entrance exam for admission in LLB courses. Both Delhi University and IP University conduct their own entrance exam namely DU LLB and IPU CET. 

Top LLB Colleges in India Through CLAT

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level entrance examination conducted for admissions into undergraduate and postgraduate law courses offered at NLUs and other colleges/ universities accepting CLAT scores. The exam is conducted by a permanent body formed by the universities i.e. the Consortium of NLUs.

  • It is an offline exam for 2 hours.
  • It is conducted once a year in the month of May. The registrations start in January.
  • This exam grants admission to around 21 NLUs, 53 private colleges and 87 participating colleges.
  • There are around 2622 seats available through CLAT.

Some of the top LLB colleges in India accepting CLAT scores are mentioned below: 

  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • National Law University, Jodhpur
  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

Top LLB Colleges in India Through MH CET Law

This is a state-level entrance examination for admission into law courses offered by the law institutes in the state of Maharashtra. The exam is conducted by the Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra and there are around 10,000 seats for 5-year LLB in 120 law colleges and around 15,000 seats for 3-year LLB in 135 law colleges.

  • It is an offline exam for 2 hours.
  • It is conducted once a year in the month of April for 5-year LLB and in the month of  June for 3-year LLB.
  • The registrations begin in January for 5-year LLB and in March for 3-year LLB.

Some of the top LLB colleges in India accepting MH CET LAW score are mentioned below:

  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Sinhgad Law College
  • Government Law College, Pune
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College
  • KC Law College

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Top LLB Colleges in India: Placement Wise

Law graduates have a number of options available to pursue their career. Some of the top recruiters for top LLB colleges in India are MNCs, NGOs, law firms, Banks and many more. 

  • These top LLB colleges provide an average salary in the range of INR 4 lakh to 15 lakh, depending on the institute and the capability of the student.
  • The highest average salary is provided by the National Law School of India University Bengaluru of INR 15.20 LPA.
  • NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad and the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata offered an average salary package of INR 15 LPA. 

The following graph shows the average annual salary offered to LLB graduates in the top LLB colleges in India.

 CTCs offered by Top LLB Colleges in India


Source: Official Website

Some of the top recruiters visiting the top LLB colleges in India are listed below: 

Infosys Trilegal ICICI Bank
HDFC Bank Zeus Law Associates AZB & Practices
Tata Group Amarchand Mangaldas Economics Law Practices

The stream one chooses plays a major role during the placements. Click on the links below to check the top law colleges in India streamwise. 

Top LLB Colleges in India: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best college for LLB in India?

Ans. Some of the top LLB colleges in India include names like NALSAR University, NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Jodhpur, Symbiosis Law School, and many more. 

Ques. Which college has been ranked as the best LLB college?

Ans. National Law School of India University, Bangalore is ranked as the best LLB college in India in 2021.

Ques. What is the difference between LLB and BA LLB?

Ans. LLB is a 3-year program and only bachelor degree holders are eligible for this. Whereas BA LLB is an integrated course of 5 years and candidates can apply for this after 10+2 exams.

Ques. How are admissions conducted for LLB in these top law institutes?

Ans. The admissions are conducted through a common entrance exam called CLAT. Most of the top institutes accept CLAT scores. Some of the institutes accept state-level exams like MH CET Law exam, TS LAW CET, AP LAW CET, etc. And some conduct their own exams like DU LLB, BLAT, SET, AILET, etc.

Ques. What is the range of the average salary packages of these top 10 LLB colleges?

Ans. The average salary package of these top 10 LLB colleges ranges from INR 4 lakh to 15 lakh per annum.

Ques. Which of the top colleges has the highest average salary?

Ans. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru has the highest average salary package of around INR 15.20 lakh.

Ques. Which is the most accepted entrance exam for admission into these top LLB colleges?

Ans. CLAT is accepted by most of the top law colleges in India.

Ques. Is there any specialization in law?

Ans. The law students can choose their specialization later like criminal law, business law, corporate law, etc.

Ques. Can the LLB graduate continue their private practice after completion of their LLB course?

Ans. No, the LLB graduates have to clear the bar exam conducted by the Bar Council of India to start their own private practice.

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