Admission process in Top Law Colleges in India

Throughout the years since independence, there are only a handful educational directions or choices that have consistently retained the fancy of Indian students. The popular perception is that to opt for one of these educational choices means a steady and safe future; and judging by the employment trends in the country for the past several decades, that popular perception can be deemed pretty much spot-on.

Amongst such safe and secure career choices - the top two options at a student’s disposal have been medical and engineering. However, there’s another option that has never failed those who pursue it seriously - LAW. Better still, the popularity of law colleges has been steadily on the rise ever since the private sector nationwide started recruiting law professionals for their legal teams at an enthusiastically high rate. Therefore, in today’s special, we are going to give an overview of some of the top law colleges across the country and their respective admission procedures:

1. Aligarh Muslim University Department of Law

Aligarh Muslim University Department of Law offers five year B.A LL.B. (Hons) as well as two year LL.M programs.

Anyone who passed their 10+2 exam (or equivalent) from a recognized board or university with minimum 50 per cent aggregate mark, can appear in the entrance exam conducted by the AMU. The entrance test will be held in May 22, 2014.

For LLM, candidates must pass (or appear in the final year exam of) the five year integrated BA LL.B (Hons)

For further information, visit the official AMU website: www.amu.ac.in

Contact Details:

Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh- 202002, Uttar Pradesh
Phone: 0571200940,

2. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

NALSAR, an abbreviation for National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, was established in 1998 under the Act 34, 1998 of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Renowned for its high quality infrastructure and faculty, NALSAR is a fully residential institution. It offers a  five-year integrated B.A LL.B.(Hons.) undergraduate program as well as an one year postgraduate LL.M program. .

Apart from that, the university is also known for its Master of Philosophy (available for those holding an LL.M degree) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) as well as a two year MBA program. 

The selection of candidates for the undergraduate program is determined by their performance in the cut throat competitive Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Last year, the top 104 CLAT rank holders amongst 27,727 candidates were granted admission into the B.A LL.B (Hons) program. Minimum educational qualification is - 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized institute.

Admission to postgraduate courses are also determined by the CLAT. Total number of seats stand at 50 with 10 more allotted to foreign nationals. For appearing in the CLAT for post graduate LL.M course, candidates must pass (or appear in final exam) of the five year old B.A LL.B (Hons) program.

Further information is available on [email protected] and www.nalsarlawuniv.ac.in.

Contact:

NALSAR University of Law, Justice City, Shameerpet, Hyderabad- 500078’ Ph-23498107/105

3. Symbiosis Law School

The courses offered by Symbiosis Law School include: five year integrated B.A LL.B and two year LL.M.

The selection process for both programs are based on candidates’ performance on Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET), held usually in May.

Anyone who is under 20 years (relaxable by 2 years for SC/ST candidates) as of the date of the entrance examination are qualified for admission provided he or she has passed 10+2 (or equivalent) from a recognized board or university with minimum 45 per cent aggregate marks (40 per cent for SC/ST).

For LL.M, the candidate must pass (or appear in the final year exam) of the five year integrated B.A LL.B (Hons).

Contact:

Senapati Bapat Road, Pune- 411004, Ph-2025655114,

[email protected], www.symlaw.ac.in

4. National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Deemed one of the top law schools in the country, the National Law School of India University offers five year integrated B.A LL.B (Hons) program.

The selection of candidates is based on the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), scheduled to be held in May 11 2014.

To be eligible for admission in NLSIU, a candidate must be below 20 years of age as of July 1 2014. In addition, he or she must have passed Higher Secondary School/Intermediate (10+2) or an equivalent exam with at least 55 per cent marks (50 per cent for SC/ST candidates).

Contact: Nagarbhavi, Bangalore- 560242, PH-8023213160, [email protected], www.nls.ac.in

5. National Law Institute University, Bhopal

National Law Institute University, Bhopal offers five year integrated BA LL.B (Hons) and LL.M programs to deserving candidates across the country.

Admission to both programs are based on candidates’ performance in the national Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

Students who score minimum 55 per cent marks in the Higher Secondary/Intermediate school (10+2) final exam, and below 21 years as of the date of admission, are eligible to apply. The minimum cut of mark and maximum age limit for SC/ST candidates are, 45 per cent and 21 years respectively.

for LL.M, the candidate must have passed (or appear in the final year exam of) the five year integrated BA LL.B and qualify in the CLAT (PG) entrance exam.

Contact:  
National Law Institute; Ph-07552696965, [email protected], www.nliu.com

6. Hidayatullah National Law University

Hidayatullah National Law University happens to be one of the most popular destination for aspiring law students across the country for five year integrated BA LL.B and two year LL.M programs.

Selection of candidates will be based on their performance in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT).

Anyone who passed the Higher Secondary School Exam (10+2) or an equivalent examination from a recognized board or university are eligible to apply for BA LL.B in HNLU. For LL.M, the candidate must have passed (or appeared in the final year exam) of five year BA LL.B.

For further information, visit the official HNLY website: www.hnlu.ac.in

Contact:  HNLU, Raipur, HNLU Bhawan, Uparwara, Teh-Abhanpur New Raipur, Chhattisgarh- 493661, Ph-07713057603, [email protected].