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|
|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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