A Comprehensive List of the Top Law Colleges in India

Posted by vijaykumar on April 26th, 2017

The lawyers put forth the facts of a particular case, which are then considered by the judge to make the final judgement. But, for this process to be correct, both of them should be aware of the laws. This is why there is a need for law colleges.

A country can maintain peace and harmony only if it has a proper law and order. To ensure that the guilty is punished and the innocent is not convicted, there are lawyers and judges. However, to become a lawyer, one should have a thorough knowledge of the law of the land and the Bar Council of India sets the parameters of what should be taught in the law schools. Mentioned below are a few of the top law colleges in India in no particular order or ranking.

1.National Law Universities

The National Law Universities are the autonomous law schools that deliver education in accordance with the rules and regulations laid down by the Bar Council of India. The National Law School, Bangalore was the first autonomous school that started in 1987 with its first batch.

2.Government Law College, Mumbai

Also known as GLC, Government Law College was established in 1855. This distinguished law school in India is also the oldest law school in Asia. Affiliated to the University of Mumbai, it is run by the Government of Maharashtra. It offers a three year LLB course, five-year law course and specialized diploma courses in Postgraduate Diploma Course in Securities Law, Diploma in Cyber-Laws and Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights.

3.Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Banaras Hindu University established in 1916 offers 2 undergraduate law courses and 4 postgraduate courses. The two undergraduate courses comprise of the three years LLB and the 5 BA LLB Hons. The mode of admission is via BLAT and BHU UET Law.

4.Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Symbiosis Law School Pune was established in 1977 and is approved the by Bar Council of India. The institute is affiliated to the Symbiosis International University. It offers the three-year LLB programme as well as the 5 year BA LLB Hons and the BBA LLB Hons.

5.Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Aligarh Muslim University is a government-funded institute established in 1877. The university is affiliated to the AMU and offers a full-time LLB Hons integrated course. The mode of admission is via the AMU Law Entrance Exam.

6.Army Institute of Law, Mohali

Army Institute of Law in Mohali is one of the top ranked law colleges in India. Established in 1999, it offers the 5 year BA LLB programme in law. It is a BCI approved institute that is affiliated to the Punjab University.

7.Amity Law School, Noida

Amity Law School in Noida was established in 2006. This privately held institute is approved by the BCI and affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Delhi. It offers the full time 5 years BA LLB Hons. Programme in law. The mode of admission is IPU CET LLB and the total intake is about 200.

8.Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat

Jindal Global Law School in Sonipat was established in 2009 and is a privately owned institute. Approved by the Bar Council of India, the institute is affiliated to the OP Jindal Global University. It offers three undergraduate law courses that are LLB – duration 3 years, BA LLB Hons and BBA LLB Hons – duration 5 years. The admission is via LSAT-India, CLAT PG, DU LLB, DU LLM Entrance Exam.

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