20 Top Law Institutes in India Ranked by MHRD, NLSIU Bangalore Ranked 1 followed by NLU Delhi and NALSAR Hyderabad: NIRF Ranking 2020 for law Colleges
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20 Top Law Institutes in India Ranked by MHRD, NLSIU Ranked 1: NIRF Ranking 2020

The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bengaluru has retained the top position for three consecutive years as the top Law Institutes in India list as per the MHRD ranking system- National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF). The NIRF rankings 2020 for educational institutes were announced by Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in a virtual address on Thursday.

The first NIRF ranking were released in 2016. The annual rankings are usually announced in April month but due to the COVID-19 pandemic this had been postponed. NIRF Ranking 2020 is announced to rank the Indian Educational Institutes in 10 categories which included OverallUniversities, Engineering, CollegesManagement, Pharmacy, Medical, Architecture, Dental and Law.

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As per NIRF ranking 2020, under the Law category, National Law School of India University Bengaluru, National Law University Delhi and National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad, Telengana are top 3 institutes for law programs.

IIT Kharagpur and NLU Jodhpur Rajasthan have been ranked 4th and 5th respectively, completing the top five law schools as per NIRF 2020 for India’s top law Universities.

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20 Top Law Institutes in India: NIRF 2020 Ranking

Rank 1: National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (NLSIU Bangalore), Karnataka

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Rank 2: National Law University (NLU), New Delhi, Delhi

Rank 3: NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Telangana

Rank 4: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKG), West Bengal

Rank 5: National Law University Jodhpur (NLU Jodhpur), Rajasthan

Rank 6: The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, West Bengal

Rank 7: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Rank 8: Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Maharashtra

Rank 9: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Delhi

Rank 10: The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala, Punjab

Rank 11: RMLNLU (Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Rank 12: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Rank 13: Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

Rank 14: National Law University, Cuttack, Odisha 

Rank 15: Panjab University, Chandigarh, Chandigarh

Rank 16: National Law University and Judicial Academy, Kamrup, Assam

Rank 17: National Law Institute University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Rank 18: Indian Law Institute, New Delhi

Rank 19: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Rank 20: Christ University, Bengaluru, Karnataka

The top four institutes were listed among the top law institutes in the country are the same as the last year 2019. NLU Jodhpur stepped up by 1 position in lastest NIRF Ranking compare to NIRF Rankings 2019.


NIRF 2020 Ranking Parameters

The NIRF Ranking 2020 methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a core committee set up by MHRD.  The NIRF rankings access Education Institutes for different categories on below parameters –

S.No. Parameter Marks Weightage
1 Teaching, Learning & Resources 100 0.30
2 Research and Professional Practice 100 0.30
3 Graduation Outcomes 100 0.20
4 Outreach and Inclusivity 100 0.10
5 Perception 100 0.10

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched on 29th September 2015.

The objective behind this NIRF ranking system is to encourage institutes to compete against each other and simultaneously work towards their growth. In addition, these rankings also attract foreign students, providing a solid base for the ‘Study in India’ programme.


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