Winston Churchill once said that “success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts”. When you fall in a race, you are left behind. But if you somehow manage to gather the courage to get up again, and start running towards the goal, there is a chance that you may actually win it! So, if you worry about what will happen if you don’t get an NLU through CLAT, remember that an NLU cannot decide your fate. The hope for a bright career in law, is not lost. “What if I don’t get an NLU through CLAT?” , this question has been the cause of many sunken dreams. Don’t forget that there are so many law schools in India, some of them are even better! So, what are your options if you don’t an NLU through CLAT? There are plenty, and we will discuss all these wonderful options in this article.
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The dream of getting a seat in a National Law University sometimes overpowers logical thinking and practical solutions. It creates a sense of panic in the law aspirants and if they do not get an NLU through CLAT, they feel that they have lost the battle. Wherein this is seldom the case. The CLAT scores are accepted by many other institutes in India. Some universities are among the top law schools in India. Some top universities of India which accept CLAT score are given below.
Know your admission chances in top law colleges as per your CLAT Rank
Name of Institute/University
Number of seats available
Total Number of seats
Jindal Global Law School
School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
ICFAI Law School
Alliance School of Law
IFIM Law College
School of Law, GITAM University
VIT Law School
The first and foremost thing to remember, for those who worry about not getting a NLU through CLAT, would be, consider appearing for other Law Entrance Examinations. When you are preparing for the most dreaded law examination in India, what is the harm in appearing for other law examinations! Most states conduct a separate entrance examination for the law colleges affiliated with them. Also, private law schools conduct their own entrance examination.
Below is a list of some other examination options you can consider.
Conducting Body - National Law University Delhi
Law degree programme - BA LL.B
Number of seats available - 70
College(s) offered - National Law University Delhi
Conducting Body - Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra
Number of seats available - 10060
College(s) offered -
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
North Maharashtra University
Rastrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Smt Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University
Mumbai Solapur University
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
University of Mumbai
Conducting Body - Army Institute of Law
Number of seats available - 80
College(s) offered - Army Institute of Law
Conducting Body - Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
Law degree programme - BA LL.B/ BBA LL.B/ B.Sc LL.B
Number of seats available - 240
College(s) offered - Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
Conducting Body - Pearson VUE
College(s) offered - More than 50 participating institutes. Some important institutes are listed below-
Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore
ITM Law School, Gurgaon
School of Law, Ansal University, Gurgaon
AURO University, School of Law, Surat
Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat
School of Law, Gitam University, Visakhapatnam
Central India College of Law, Nagpur
JSS Law College, Mysore
School of Law, K. R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon
College of Legal Studies, Dehradun
Conducting Body - Bharati Vidyapeeth University
Law degree programme - BA LL.B and BBA LL.B
College(s) offered - Bharati Vidyapeeth University
Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.
K. T. Witten
If your dream college is a National Law University and nothing can convince you to settle for something else, something less, then pursue your dream and make it a reality. Analyse your result for CLAT and find out your weaknesses. Work on them and prepare for next years CLAT. with dedication and hardwork on your side, nothing can keep you from achieving your goal.
We hope that you found the article useful and all the best for your exams.
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