NLU or National Law Universities are considered to be the most prestigious law colleges in India. They are considered to be the entry-point for having a successful legal career in the country. The admissions in the NLUs are done on the basis of a candidate’s score in the Common Law Admission Test or CLAT. There is a total of 23 NLUs in the country and the competition to get a seat in each one of them is very high.

Though all these NLUs have a significance and a specialty of its own, some of these manage to surpass the other when it comes to facilities for students, placements, academics, and much more. Here, in this article, we will be talking about the ten best National Law Universities in the country and will help you make an informed decision once you pass the dreaded CLAT exam.

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Established in Year1986
Also Known AsNLSIU
Situated in Bangalore
Official Websitehttps://www.nls.ac.in/
Exams ConductedNLAT
Accepted ExamsCLAT
CoursesPG Diploma, B.A LL.B., LLM, PhD, LL.D., M.A. 
Owned BYState
Total Courses Available in the College15 courses across 1 stream
NIRF Rank1
Seats (UG+PG courses)120 + 50
Popular AlumniAli Hussain, Member of Parliament, Republic of Maldives.Dipen Sabharwal, Partner, White & Case LLP.Dorj Odbayar, Chairman, Constitutional Court of Mongolia.Harpreet Singh Giani, Litigator.Hrishikesh Datar, Founder & CEO – vakilsearch.comJeydev CS (IAS), (Rank-5, UPSC CSE-2019)Justice C. Saravanan, Judge, High Court of Madras.Justice S. Sunil Dutt Yadav, Judge, High Court of Karnataka.Justice Shekhar B. Saraf, Judge, High Court of Calcutta.Justice Suraj Govindaraj, Judge, High Court of KarnatakaMenaka Guruswamy, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. Named as one of Times 100 Most Influential Persons 2019.Shamnad Basheer, Founder, SpicyIP Blog and the IDIA Trust.Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School.Vikramjit Banerjee, Additional Solicitor General of India
Campus Size 23 acre

National Law University, Delhi

Established in Year2008
Also Known AsNLUD
Situated in Delhi
Official Websitehttps://nludelhi.ac.in/ 
Accepted ExamsAILET
CoursesPG Diploma, B.A LL.B., LLM, PhD, LL.D., M.A. 
Owned BYState
Total Courses Available in the College10+
NIRF Rank2
Seats (UG+PG courses)80+80
Total Faculty40+
Popular AlumniDushyant Chautala, Deputy Chief Minister of HaryanaSaumya Sharma IAS (Rank-9, UPSC CSE-2017)Kanchan Singh IAS (Rank-35, UPSC CSE-2019)Anubhav Singh Bassi, Stand-Up ComedianKali K, Rapper
Campus Size 12 acre

National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad

Established in Year1998
Also Known AsNALSAR
Situated in Shamirpet, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana,
Official Websitehttp://www.nalsar.ac.in/
Accepted ExamsCLAT
CoursesPG Diploma, B.A LL.B., LLM, PhD, LL.D., M.A. 
Owned BYState
Total Courses Available in the College22 courses across 3 streams
NIRF Rank3
Campus Size 50 acre
Seats (UG+PG courses)105+50
Total Faculty50+
Campus Size 55 acres

National Law University, Jodhpur

Established in Year1999
Also Known AsNLUJ
Situated in Jodhpur
Official Websitehttp://www.nlujodhpur.ac.in/
Accepted ExamsCLAT
CoursesPG Diploma, B.A LL.B., LLM, PhD, LL.D., M.A. 
Owned BYState
Total Courses Available in the College5+
NIRF Rank4
Seats (UG+PG courses)104+50
Total Faculty40
Campus Size 55 acre

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

Established in Year1997
Also Known AsNLIU
Situated in Bhopal
Official Websitehttps://www.nliu.ac.in/
Accepted ExamsCLAT
Popular CoursesM.Sc. , LL.M. 
Owned BYState
Total Courses Available in the College9 courses across 1 stream
NIRF Rank17
Seats (UG+PG courses)80+80
Total Faculty32
Campus Size 40 acre

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Established in Year2003
Also Known AsGNLU
Situated in Gandhinagar
Official Websitehttps://www.gnlu.ac.in/GNLU/Home
Accepted ExamsCLAT
CoursesPG Diploma, B.A LL.B., LLM, PhD, LL.D., M.A. 
Owned BYState
Total Courses Available in the College15 courses across 1 stream
NIRF Rank7
Seats (UG+PG courses)187+63
Total Faculty60
Campus Size 50.64 acre

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

Established in Year2005
Also Known AsRMLNLU
Situated in Lucknow
Official Websitehttp://www.rmlnlu.ac.in
Accepted ExamsCLAT
CoursesPG Diploma, B.A LL.B., LLM, PhD, LL.D., M.A. 
Owned BYState
Total Courses Available in the College16 courses across 1 stream
NIRF Rank11
Seats (UG+PG courses)178+32
Total Faculty100
Campus Size 42 acre

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

Established in Year2006
Also Known AsRGNUL
Situated in Patiala, Punjab
Official Websitehttps://rgnul.ac.in/
Accepted ExamsCLAT
CoursesPG Diploma, B.A LL.B., LLM, PhD, LL.D., M.A. 
Owned BYState
Total Courses Available in the College6 courses across 1 stream
NIRF Rank10
Seats (UG+PG courses)196+44
Campus Area40 acres 

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

Established in Year2003
Also Known AsHNLU
Situated in Raipur, Chhattisgarh 
Official Websitehttps://www.hnlu.ac.in/
Accepted ExamsCLAT
CoursesPG Diploma, B.A LL.B., LLM, PhD, LL.D., M.A. 
Owned BYState
Total Courses Available in the College3
NIRF RankNot Ranked in 2020
Seats (UG+PG courses)187+84
Total Faculty30 Permanent Members
Campus Size 65 acre

National Law University, Cuttak

Established in Year2009
Also Known AsNLUO
Situated in Cuttak, Orissa
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Accepted ExamsCLAT
CoursesPG Diploma, B.A LL.B., LLM, PhD, LL.D., M.A. 
Owned BYState
Total Courses Available in the College7
NIRF Rank14
Seats (UG+PG courses)180+46
Total Faculty50+
Campus Size 50 acre
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