In this modern times, the law has become one of the most pursued and interesting professions for youngsters. There is a positive shift in the number of aspirants for careers in this field; maybe due to an increase in employment options in the sector. But becoming a lawyer is not very easy; it is a long procedure and demands many certifications and qualifications. And you must have the patience to attain a great position in this field. But the best way to make the foundation of your future strong is by taking the first step right. So, in this article, I would share some top most colleges/institutions for law students.
NLSIS, Bangalore was established under the National Law School of India Act (Karnataka Act 22 of 1986). The university is renowned for being one of the best faculty. The fee for the university is around 2.5 lakhs with a 5% increase every year (The fee amount is approximate and varies from course to course). Some of the popular courses offered by the university are – L.L.M, B.A.L.L.B, L.L.D, Ph.D., M.PHIL, M.A, and many more. To get admission to this university, you must have cleared 10+2 from any recognized board followed by CLAT (Common Law Admission Test). The University also has very vibrant clubs and committees and organizes various cultural events and programs. The university has tie-ups with some very famous and popular institutions like King’s College, London, ILO, Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank, Allen and Overy, London, UK, Bucerius Law School, Germany, George Town University Law Centre, USA, University of Cologne, Germany, University of Wisconsin Law School, USA, UC Davis University of Law California, USA and many more which leads to almost 100% placement records.
National Law University is also recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The university offers many courses like L.L.B, B.A.L.L.B, L.L.M, Ph.D., P.G.D, and many more. The university is known for its faculty and infrastructure (special attraction: moot courtrooms). Admission to various courses is provided through the All India Law Entrance Exam (AILET) and for Ph.D. students, the entrance exam interview is also conducted. The fee for different courses varies from 1.5 lakhs to 6 lakhs. The university has a great placement cell and median packages range from 8LPA to 18 LPA. The college also has collaborations with many institutes – China University of Political Science and Law, Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur, Central University of Kashmir, UNHCR, CHRI, Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, Eastern Book Company, TNNLS, Taipei Tech, NUJS, Kolkata, CSJ, RGNUL, Patiala, University of Kashmir, Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh, and ASEAN Legal Alliance to name few.
NLU Hyadrabad is ranked 3rd among private/government-owned universities. This is also recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI). The College offers various courses such as LLM, BA LLB, MBA, Ph.D., M.PHIL, integrated LLM Ph.D. in the field of Law. Admission to some courses is done through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) examination while for some courses admission will be based on the written test conducted by the University. The median packages range from 8.50 lakhs to 16.50 lakhs. Some of the universities/institutions that NLU Hyderabad has collaborations with are – The Centre for Children, Law and Ethics, Cumberland Law School, Samford University, LANDESA, India, Kings College – London, and many more which helps in increasing the chances of employability for the students.
IIT KHARAGPUR LAW – RAJIV GANDHI SCHOOL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY university is very popular and known mainly for engineering aspirants but it also provided LLB Honours (3 years) and LLM (2 years) courses for students pursuing law. You can get admission by clearing the Common Law Entrance Exam (CLAT). The placement cell of the university is good and median packages are around 6 to 8 LPA.
GNLU is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Bar Council of India (BCI). The University offers undergraduate like B.A.LL.B. (Hons), BCom. LL.B. (Hons), B.Sc. LL.B (Hons), B.B.A. LL.B (Hons), B.S.W.LL.B (Hons), postgraduate (LLM), and doctoral (Ph.D.) courses in various areas. The university also has a variety of clubs and committees such as music club, theatre club, dance club, gaming, and photography club. Admission to Undergraduate courses is through the UG-CLAT examination and for postgraduate courses; it is through the PG-CLAT exam. The placement median packages range from 4LPA to 10LPA. The university also has collaborations with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), Asian Law Institute (ALI), University of Illinois, USA, and many more international and national institutions.
Law is one of the budding careers to choose as it has opened up many employment options in the private as well as public sector and law can be pursued by anyone i.e. from any background (science, commerce, or arts). It is a promising and highly paid profession but it undoubtedly requires a lot of hard work and patience. I hope the article helps.
By; Nupur Bhagat