The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), released by the Ministry of Education, Government of India has come out with its rankings.

In the law space, the top 3 spots are occupied by the same colleges as last year – National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore; National Law University, Delhi; NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences jumped from 6th place in 2020 to 4th place in 2021, while Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur slipped from 4th place to 5th place.

The top 9 law schools remain the same in both the 2020 and the 2021 rankings, with a few colleges going up and down the rankings by a few points.

Here’s the list of the NIRF Law School rankings for 2021.

Name of College Location Score Rank
National Law School of India University Bengaluru 78.06 1
National Law University New Delhi 74.55 2
NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad 72.39 3
The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences Kolkata 71.24 4
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur 71.09 5
Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar 65.18 6
Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi 64.67 7
National Law University, Jodhpur Jodhpur 63.41 8
Symbiosis Law School Pune 61.49 9
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar 57.28 10
Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh 55.96 11
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University New Delhi 55.92 12
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai 55.19 13
National Law Institute University, Bhopal Bhopal 52.89 14
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University Lucknow 51.44 15
The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala Patiala 50.98 16
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy Thanjavur 50.40 17
National Law University Cuttack 50.31 18
Christ University Bengaluru 49.78 19
National Law University and Judicial Academy Kamrup 49.26 20

You can access the full list of NIRF 2021 Law School Rankings here.

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