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Poll: India's Best Law colleges of 2011

Last updated on: August 8, 2011 16:22 IST

Poll: India's Best Law colleges of 2011

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Browse through the top 10 list of law colleges of 2011 and register your vote for the best law college in India.

The annual India Today survey results for the best colleges in the country for 2011 were declared in July. More than 1500 colleges had participated in the survey which ranked institutions stream-wise offering courses in arts, science, commerce, engineering, medicine and law.

The institutions were assessed for the following parameters:

  • Reputation
  • Academic Input
  • Student Care
  • Infrastructure
  • Placement
  • Perceptual Rank
  • Factual Rank

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1. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University, Hyderabad

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On top position is National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University, Hyderabad.

Established in 1998, the NALSAR is a residential university and is known for its superlative teaching and education standards.

The institute offers courses in BA, LLB (Hons), LLM, M Phil. It also offers PhD and 1-year postgraduate diploma courses in the subjects of patents, media, cyber law and international humanitarian law.

The institute has an active student exchange programme and is currently rated the best in national moot court competitions.

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2. National Law School of India University, Bangalore

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Sliding down from its top position last year is National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Established in 1987, the NLSIU became a residential university in 1991.

It offers an integrated 5-year BA-LLB course which is taught through lectures, discussions, case studies, moot courts and project work.

Besides the regular undergraduate and postgraduate programmes (LLM), it also offers research degrees (MPhil, PhD, LLD) and a number of distance education programmes.

The institute claims to have a large library and is known for its 100% placement record.

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3. National Law Institute University, Bhopal

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Staying put on number three is National Law Institute University, Bhopal.

It was established in the year 1997.

The University launched its first academic programme in 1998.

They currently offer two legal programmes the BA, LLB (honours) which has 82 seats and the LLM programme under three streams general, human rights and law and science and technology.

The University is an active member of the Association of Indian Universities and works closely with the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, as well as the neighbouring National Judicial Academy.

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4. Campus Law Centre, Delhi

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On fourth position is Campus Law Centre, Delhi, which is also known as Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.

Established in 1924, it began with a single LLB programme as a part-time course.

Today it offers graduate and post graduate courses in law, namely LL.B. LLM, MCL, besides PhD, and Doctor of Civil Laws (DCL).

It is regarded as one of the largest law schools in Asia and the world.

With over 4000 students and over 100 full time faculty members, Campus Law Centre attracts students not only from India but from over 20 countries of Asia, Europe, America and South Africa.

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5. Symbiosis Society Law College, Pune

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Maintaining the fifth position is Symbiosis Society's Law College, Pune.

Established in 1977, the college offers LLB and LLM programmes and a number of diploma courses in subjects like taxation law, banking law, cyber law and medical jurisprudence among others.

They are known to include seminars, guest lectures, moot courts and mentoring as part of its educating process.

The institute also has a faculty and student exchange programme to encourage all-round development and learning.

Every year the college admits 200 students to its undergraduate programme and 40 for the LLM programme per specialisation.

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6. The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

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On sixth position is The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

It was established in 1999.

In the past one decade, the university has managed to raise its standards in imparting education, courtesy its modern teaching techniques and quality faculty members.

Besides a number of independent schools, the Institute also runs various centres of study which includes the Centre for Consumer Protection and Welfare, Centre for Women and Law, School of Criminal Justice & Administration and School of Economic & Business Laws.

Apart from its LLB, LLM, MPhil and PhD degree programmes, the college also offers short-term diploma and certificate programmes.

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7. ILS Law College, Pune

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On seventh position is ILS Law College, Pune

It was started in the year 1924.

One of the oldest colleges in the city, the college offers currently 3-year and 5-year LLB programme, besides postgraduate degree and diploma courses and distance learning programmes.

It caters to about 2000 students.

The college also has a research department, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies which enables research in law.

Among its interesting diploma courses, one is the course on consumer protection and housing laws.

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8. Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

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Making considerable progress from last year is Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, which is on eighth position.

Established as part of Banaras Hindu University, the college is known to impart quality education in the field of legal education.

Recently, they introduced a full time 2 year post-graduate LL.M. degree course on Human Rights and Duties Education on the recommendation of the University Grants Commission Committee under Human Rights & Duties Education scheme, which was the first of its kind degree course.

The college also an active Human Rights Cell.

The college offers more than 25 optional courses on inter-disciplinary subjects, from Criminology and Penology to International Economic Laws, Law of Cooperation and Public Control, Law relating to Rural Development, Rent Control, Military Law, Hindu Jurisprudence and Muslim Jurisprudence, etc.

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9. Amity Law School, Delhi

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On ninth position is Amity Law School, Delhi.

Founded in 1999, the Amity Law School is owned by the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF) India.

It was also known as the first law school in the National Capital Region to start the five year integrated Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) course.

It has an annual intake of 160 students to its integrated undergrad law programme which is a mix of theory and practicals.

It has a well equipped library, a basketball court, football and cricket field, gymnasium and an Olympic size swimming pool on campus.

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10. National Law Institute University, Jodhpur

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On tenth position is National Law Institute University, Jodhpur.

Founded in November 1999, the first batch of students was admitted in 2001.

It is an autonomous law university.

It is a one of a kind institution in the country where legal studies is integrated with Science, Management Science and Policy Sciences.

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