National Law Universities (NLUs) are one of the most popular law schools in the country. National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore was the first NLU in India established in 1986. Today, we have 23 National Law Universities (NLUs) spread across the country. These NLUs are considered as the flag bearers of legal education in India as they offer integrated LLB, LLM and PhD programs in various disciplines.
According to the Government of India’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking of top law universities, NLSIU Bangalore is the top law school in the country. It is followed by other NLUs such as NLU Delhi, NALSAR Hyderabad, NLU Jodhpur etc.
Interestingly, the ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) includes only 20 law schools in its list of top law schools out of which 11 law schools are NLUs.
Candidates can check the complete list of NLUs accepting CLAT scores for admission to LLB and LLM courses from the table provided below:
|S. No||Name of NLU||NIRF Rank|
|01||National Law School of India University, Bangalore||01|
|02||National Law University, Delhi||02|
|03||National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad||03|
|04||National Law University, Jodhpur||05|
|05||West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata||06|
|06||Gujrat National Law University, Gandhinagar||07|
|07||Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala||10|
|08||Ram Manohar Lohiya National law University, Lucknow||11|
|09||National Law University, Cuttack, Odisha||14|
|10||National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwhati, Assam||16|
|11||National Law Institute University, Bhopal||17|
|12||Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur||Not Ranked|
|13||Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai||Not Ranked|
|14||Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat||Not Ranked|
|15||Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad||Not Ranked|
|16||Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur||Not Ranked|
|17||Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy||Not Ranked|
|18||Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla||Not Ranked|
|19||Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam||Not Ranked|
|20||National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi||Not Ranked|
|21||Chanakya National Law University, Patna||Not Ranked|
|22||Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur||Not Ranked|
|23||National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi||Not Ranked|
CLAT 2022 result was declared by the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) on June 24, 2022. The registrations for CLAT 2022 counselling are currently open. Candidates have to submit their college preference along with counselling registration fee in online mode.
Meanwhile, candidates who are not eligible to secure admission in NLUs through CLAT 2022 can apply for admission to law programmes offered by CLAT affiliated law colleges and universities.
Other law schools in the NIRF list are:
|S. No||Name of Law Schools/Universities||NIRF Rank|
|01||Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property of Law||04|
|02||Symbiosis Law School, Pune||08|
|03||Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi||09|
|04||Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha||12|
|05||Aligarh Muslim University, Aigarh||13|
|06||Panjab University, Punjab||15|
|07||Indian Law Institute||18|
|08||Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi||19|
|09||Christ University, Bengaluru||20|