How to Pursue Law after Engineering: Benefits, Career Prospects, Best College

Sukriti Vajpayee
Sukriti VajpayeePublished On: September 17, 2020

Pursuing law after engineering is a great combination. The details of how to pursue law after engineering have been provided here. Candidates can also find the benefits, career scope, and best colleges for the same.

Law After Engineering

Students who aspire to make a career in law are increasing in number with every passing year. This makes it imperative to have a wider range of opportunities, scope, and courses in the field of law. Owing to the fact that pursuing higher education in law is not restricted to only the students of a certain academic background, several combinations and specialisations have come up in the stream at every level. One of the not so common but an interesting degree combination is law after engineering.

Many future law aspirants are concerned with the query of how to pursue law after engineering. Since both the degrees belong to streams that are vastly different from each other, the confusion the ensues regarding this subject is understandable. This article provides all the necessary information regarding pursuing law after engineering. 

Step by Step Guide of How to Pursue Law After Engineering

Before deciding to proceed with admission to a degree in law, students should analyse how it will help them after having completed engineering. A B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) graduate will have to weigh the pros and cons of going forward to pursue law. A step by step guide about how to pursue law after engineering has been given below. Candidates can go through it and get a fair understanding of the process and the factors that should be considered while making the decision.

  • It is important for students to have thought through the idea of pursuing law after engineering because this will entail changing their entire field of study.
  • Once they have made a firm decision and wish to pursue law, they must check the list of law courses in which they can seek admission. Choosing the best law programme is of utmost importance.
  • Candidates must also shortlist the colleges in which they wish to enrol for the course. This will ensure that their focus is directed towards the correct path.
  • Admission to some law colleges is done through direct admission on the basis of merit in the qualifying examination but some institutions consider entrance examinations for shortlisting students. The candidates will have to find out which selection process is adopted by the colleges they have selected and depending on that, they will have to appear for a particular law entrance exam.

Eligibility Criteria for Law After Engineering

Meeting the eligibility criteria for law admissions in India is extremely important. All the interested candidates must ensure that they qualify the prerequisites that are set by each college or university that they have targetted for admission. In general, the conditions of eligibility for all the colleges are similar but some institutions may have certain additional parameters for shortlisting the applicants. Here are the basic eligibility criteria for law admissions that are followed by almost all the major colleges in India.

  • The candidate must have completed a degree in B.Tech or B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) from a university or a college that is approved and recognised by the UGC (University Grants Commission) and the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education).
  • It is mandatory for the students to have scored passing marks in the exams of all the subjects that he/ she has undertaken in the undergraduate degree.
  • Almost all the colleges require applicants to have secured a minimum of 45 per cent to 50 per cent marks in aggregate in their bachelor’s degree. Some relaxation is given to students who belong to the reserved categories.
  • Since B.Tech graduates already have a bachelor’s degree, they can apply for admission to Bachelor of Law (LL.B) instead of going for an integrated law course. This will help them in completing the degree in less time.
  • If the selected colleges or institutions conduct their LL.B admissions on the basis of the candidate’s score in a law entrance exam, the student will have to appear for that particular entrance examination within the given deadline. Some colleges accept national-level law entrance exams while some organise their individual tests. Some state-level law exams are also considered by some universities.

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Best Colleges for Pursuing Law after Engineering

The value of a degree increases manifold if it is obtained from a good and reputed college. The institute from which a candidate completes his/ her degree plays a major role in shaping his/ her future. Picking the right college for yourself can be quite a task but CollegeDekho has a solution. Fill our Common Application Form (CAF) and find the best law college for yourself. Some of the top law colleges that can be considered for admission after engineering have been listed below.

College NameLL.B Fee
Lovely Professional University (LPU), JalandharRs. 1.56 lacs per annum
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University - TNDALU, ChennaiRs. 70,000 per annum
O.P. Jindal Global University - JGU, SonepatRs. 6 lacs per annum
ILS Law College (ILSLC ), PuneRs. 38,000 per annum
National Law University (NLU), DelhiRs. 1.40 lacs per annum
Ansal University (AU), GurgaonRs. 2.15 lacs per annum
Government Law College (GLC MUMBAI), MumbaiRs. 7,000 per annum
Faculty of Law - Banaras Hindu University (BHU)Rs. 4,000 per annum
Mody University, SikarRs. 1.25 lacs per annum
The ICFAI University, DehradunRs. 80,000 per annum

Also Read: Private Colleges in India Offering Scholarships for Law Admission

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