Top Law Colleges in India 2016
Updated on Jan 7, 2016 - 12:58 p.m. IST by Team Careers360


Top Law Colleges in India 2016 - Careers360 conducted a nation-wide survey to collect data from different law schools and compiled to bring you a comprehensive list of Top Law Colleges in India 2016. For the second consecutive year, Careers360 has ranked the law schools of India. Law aspirants like you will find ‘Top Law Colleges in India 2016’ very helpful while you are planning to seek admissions in the best Indian law colleges among the 1300 registered with Bar Council of India (BCI). Check out the list of Top Law School in India 2016 to know more.


Ranking of Law Colleges - Why was it needed?

The Bar Council of India has a registered data of over 1300 Indian law schools so far. Still the BCI expresses its limitation of having exceptionally limited resources to assess the performance of the law schools including lack of members for inspecting the new and existing law schools. The BCI on the basis of an inspection report and recommendation of the Legal Education Committee granted approval of affiliation to 92 new colleges in 2014. The Council also granted extension of affiliation to 223 existing colleges during the same period, as per the Annual Report of the Ministry of Law and Justice (2014-15). Careers360 Ranking is an attempt to assess the best law institutes among them on the basis of objective parameters that matter the most to students and helps the institutes to know where they stand among their peers.

The Methodology

The first step was to create a list of all the institutes that impart law programme(s) at the undergraduate level such as 5-year integrated BA/BBA/BCom/BSc with LLB and also 3-year LLB. A short list was then made of those institutes that were (1) preferred by students in the respective region/state assessed through cut-off scores (wherever available), and popularity on Careers360 portal and (2) figured in ranking/rating of top Law Schools conducted by reputed magazines/agencies in the last three years. This exercise gave us 108 such institutes. We also included those that participated in the Careers360 ranking survey advertised in November 2015.

The second step involved a comprehensive exercise of populating the rank sheet with critical details like student enrolment, diversity, faculty, educational qualification, infrastructure, residential facility, average salary of the recent passing out batch, research output and so on. Data was sought directly from institutes and also accessed from the official websites, Annual Reports and through RTI applications (for public institutions). The total institutes thus available for preliminary evaluation after filtering those that did not have adequate data (on different parameters as given in the Table) was 82. The next step involved screening of institutes that had no publications in any of the 430-odd journals (law-related) out of over 20500 reputed journals indexed in Elsevier’s Scopus database over a period of 5 years. The research output score was arrived at by looking at the publication count (2011-2015), citation per paper, productivity and h-index.

The below info-graphics will help you in understanding the percentage of every component in total ranking methodology–

We thus list out Careers360’s 2016 edition of Indian Law School Ranking comprising 40 Law Schools (10 more than last year) which includes 30 in Public and 10 in the Private domain. 



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