The Best Law Colleges in India for a 3 Year LL.B. Degree
FACULTY OF LAW, DELHI UNIVERSITY
Introduction: The Faculty of Law, University of Delhi has achieved the distinction of being a premier institution in the field of legal education not only in India but also in South-East Asia. The Faculty has the privilege of constant interaction with the Bench and the Bar, including the Supreme Court of India and being consulted by the Law Commission, Government of India and different Ministries on various important legal issues. The Faculty comprises some of the best legal academicians of the country and it has the unique distinction of having collaboration with the finest legal institutions of France, Germany and USA. Established in 1924, the Faculty has been pioneer in introducing 3 years LL.B. degree course as well as ‘Case Law Method’ of teaching in India as early as in 1966-67. Law Faculty is the largest law school of the country and its Library is also among the largest law libraries in the country.
Courses: 3 years LL.B. degree course for graduate students.
Admission Details: Total intake of students for LL.B. course is 2310.
Three Law Centres of the Faculty, namely Campus Law Centre, Law Centre-I and Law Centre-II have 770, 924 and 616 seats respectively. Reservation to SC/ST/ PH/WW categories are provided as per Central Government Rules.
Law Faculty attracts a number of law entrants from all over the country.
Contact: Chattra Marg, University Enclave, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Phone: 011-27662882,27667725 Ext. 1510 Phone (Dean): 011-27667483
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FACULTY OF LAW, BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
Introduction: BHU is an internationally reputed temple of learning founded by the great nationalist leader, Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in 1916 with the co-operation of great personalities like Dr. Annie Besant, who said it to be the University of India. The University Law School offers a 3 years LL.B. and a 2 years LL.M. courses. Legal Education at BHU Law School is renowned for its community oriented courses based upon socio-economic welfare, environment, poverty, population, consumers, religion, women, children, etc. The Law School has a very sound infrastructure, a rich faculty library with more than a thousand users and a Legal Aid and Services Clinic. ‘Benaras Law Journal’ published annually from the faculty is a reputed legal journal of the country.
Courses: LL.B. 3 years for graduate students.
Admission Details: An All India Entrance Test is conducted by the University in the month of June at various centres all over the country. Total number of seats in the LL.B. course is 384 (Approximate).
The age of the candidate should not be more than 30 years on 1st July of the year in which admission is desired.
There is an age relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit for candidates belonging to SC/ST and PC categories and 3 years in upper age limit for candidates belonging to OBC, OBC-Minorities category for admission in LL.B.
Contact: Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005 Uttar Pradesh
Phone (Dean Office): 0542-2307631, 2369018, 6701896
GOVERNMENT LAW COLLEGE, MUMBAI
Introduction: Government Law College, Mumbai was established in the year 1855. In 1860 it was affiliated to Bombay University which was established two years later, i.e., in 1857. GLC, Mumbai is, therefore a historical institution in Indian history of legal education. GLC, Mumbai has produced a large number of great legal luminaries including a number of Chief Justices of the Supreme Court and the High Courts of India, Attorney and Solicitor-Generals of the country and leading lawyers and legal scholars. GLC conducts both 3 years and 5 years law degree programmes and it is ranked as one of the largest and best law colleges of the country.
Courses: LL.B. 3 years for graduates.
B.L.S. LL.B. (Bachelor of Legal Science and Bachelor of Law).
Admission Details: No entrance test is taken for admission. Admission is done on the basis of merit in the qualifying exam. The cut off marks in qualifying Exams vary every year. Sometimes admissions have closed as high as 75% to 80%.
Total seats available for 1st year of LL.B. (Three Years Law Course) is 320.
Contact: ‘A’ Road, Opposite Churchgate Station, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020 India
Phone: 022-22041707 Fax: 022-22851315
ILS LAW COLLEGE, PUNE
Introduction: ILS Law College, Pune was established in the year 1924 by the Indian Law Society, Pune which was founded by several legal luminaries based in Pune. Earlier the college was affiliated to the University of Bombay but after the establishment of the University of Pune in 1948, it became a constituent college of Pune University. ILS Law College has been the pioneer institution of modern and scientific legal education in the country. Alumni of the College includes three Chief Justices of India and a number of Chief Justices and Judges of the High Courts as well as Governors and jurists of national and international repute. An institution named Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) was founded in 1991 by the society to give an impetus to legal research and scholarship. ILS Law College, Pune is ranked as one of the best law colleges of the country since its inception.
Courses: LL.B. 3 years course for graduate students.
Admission Details: Admission to this prestigious institution is based upon merit i.e., marks in the qualifying examination. There is no entrance test. There are 160 seats in total in the graduate programmes. The admission process commences in the month of June and classes start in the last week of July.
Contact: Law College Road, Pune-411004
Phone: 020-25656775, 25678678 Fax: 020-25658665
DEPARTMENT OF LAWS, PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH
Introduction: The Department of Law, was established in 1870 as Law School at Lahore (Now in Pakistan). In 1909, it was made Law College under the Panjab University. After partition Law College was shifted to East Punjab. A good number of distinguished personalities have been the alumni of this department of the Punjab University. The list includes Chief Justices of India, Judges of the Supreme Court, Chief Justices of the various High Courts, Judges of the High Courts, Chief Ministers, Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State both at the Centre as well as the various States. Former Judges of the Supreme Court as well as the High Court such as Justice A.S. Anand,
Justice Kuldeep Singh, Justice Ashok Bhan and many others have been members of the teaching faculty of this department. The department runs courses at LL.B., LL.M and Ph.D. level. 3-year LL.B. course classes are held in two shifts in which effective classroom as well practical legal education is imparted to 360 students admitted in each year. The faculty of the department executively engaged in ensuring to impart best legal education to the students of the department both at Graduate and Post-graduate levels.
Courses: LL.B.: A Three-year (6-semester) Course leading to the Degree of LL.B.
Admission Details: Eligibility for admission to LL.B. Course shall be on the basis of an entrance test. Total marks for determining merit would be 200. 50% of 200 (100 marks for the entrance test). 50% of 200 (100 marks for the qualifying exam).
A person who has passed one of the following examination shall be eligible to join LL.B. Course. Bachelor’s Degree in any Faculty of Panjab University with at least 45% marks in the aggregate; or degree in any Faculty of another University recognized by the Panjab University and the Bar Council of India securing at least 45% marks in the aggregate.
Seats: 202 + 27 NRI (Morning) + 202 (Evening).
Contact: Sector 14, Chandigarh Punjab University Campus
Phone: 1800-180-2065, 2064, 2041
RAJIV GANDHI SCHOOL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KHARAGPUR
Introduction: Intellectual Property and Technology Law Education has never been emphasized in the curriculum of legal education so far in our country. In the post TRIPS situation, education and research would now be shifted to Intellectual Property creation in the hubs of science and technology research. Therefore, it was decided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, and the Board of Governors, IIT Kharagpur to accept the proposal of one of its alumni, Mr. Vinod Gupta, a leading business magnate in USA, to establish a Law School within the domain of IIT education research and discipline. In the IIT system, IIT Kharagpur was the first to take the leadership in technology education in the early fifties. Thereafter, IIT Kharagpur was the first technology institution to start the business management school in India in the early nineties. Naturally, in the fitness of things, IIT Kharagpur has now taken on itself the role of a leader, now in
technology law education. For this purpose a full fledged law school, incubated in the Vinod Gupta School of Management, started functioning from the academic year 2006. The School presently has one programme: Six-Semester, Three-Year Full-Time residential LL.B. Programme leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Law with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights, at par with the LL.B. Degree requirements of the Bar Council of India.
Courses: LL.B. (Hons) Degree in Intellectual Property Rights
Admission Details: First Class Bachelors Degree in Engineering/Technology/Medicine or equivalent or First Class Masters Degree in Science or Pharmacy or First Class MBA Degree with any of the above. All India written test for entrance to be conducted at Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. The institute reserves the right to cancel/ reallocate any of the centres in case of insufficient number of qualifying candidates at a particular centre. From the list of qualified candidates from the entrance test, the final selection of candidates will be made on the basis of GD/PI at Kharagpur and other centers as may be decided by the Institute from time to time.
Contact: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur,
Kharagpur – 721302
Phone: +91-3222-282237 Fax : +91-3222-282238
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, OSMANIA UNIVERSITY, HYDERABAD
Introduction: Legal studies in Hyderabad dates back to 1888 with the opening of the law and judicial test classes. They were abolished in 1923 when the Law Department was constituted in Osmania University. There was further expansion when the LL.M. Course was instituted in 1942. The Faculty offers both regular and evening programmes.
The Faculty of Law, Osmania University has a glorious history of more than 100 years. The Law class was opened in the year 1899 to give instruction in law to students desirous of legal profession along with ‘Judicial Test’ classes for Judicial Officers. Thus teaching of Law started even before Osmania University came into existence in the year 1919.
Courses: LL.B. 3 Years
Admission Details: A candidate for admission to LL.B. Semester Course has to qualify at the LL.B. Common Entrance Examination (LAWCET) for that academic year. The candidates will be admitted strictly in accordance with the merit secured at the entrance examination, keeping in view the Rules in force in respect of the statutory reservation of seats under various categories of candidates. A Master’s degree in the concerned or an allied subject with a minimum of 55% marks (in case of SC & ST students it shall be 50%) in aggregate. Intake for academic year – 60.
Contact: Osmania University Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh-500007
DEPARTMENT OF LAW, ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY, ALLAHABAD
Introduction: The Law Department functioned in Muir College from 1872 onwards till the new building for Law Faculty of immense architectural beauty was constructed around 1910, adjacent to Senate House on the northern side by the donations provided by the Oudh Bar Association. However this building (now being used by Department of English Studies) did not possess suitable and sufficient accommodation for the fast expanding Law Library and for holding of tutorials in LL.B. classes which was made compulsory by the Bar Council of India. The Law Department was shifted to the new building which was constructed by UGC grants in the Chatham Lines campus for which Hon’ble Mr.
B. K. Sen, the then Law Minister of India, had laid the foundation stone in 1965. The transfer of Law Department to the new building was completed in early 1980s. Till 1955 when principle of rotation for the Dean among Professors was introduced, the Head of Law Department was also the Dean of the Law Faculty.
Courses: LL.B. – 3 years
Admission Details: Intake: 320 seats in LL.B. – 3 years
The admission is on the basis of All-India Entrance Test conducted in May-June every year.
Contact: Faculty of Law, Allahabad University Allahabad-211002
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