Private Law Colleges in India Accepting CLAT Scores

Samiksha Rautela
Samiksha RautelaUpdated On: November 30, 2023 11:59 pm IST | CLAT

CLAT is conducted for providing admission to the NLUs located across the nation. However, few private colleges also consider it as a parameter to offer legal education. Scan through the article to find out the top private colleges accepting CLAT scores.

Private Law Colleges Accepting CLAT

CLAT 2024 exam date is out so it is quite natural that CLAT aspirants will be looking for other law colleges apart from National Law Universities (NLUs) that accept CLAT scores. Not all candidates will have the same preparation level or they can achieve top ranks in CLAT, so it is always advisable to broaden your option of law colleges. There are quite a few private law colleges in India accepting CLAT scores. CLAT 2024 is scheduled to be conducted on December 3, 2023 and the CLAT 2024 result is expected to be announced by the 3rd week of December 2023. CLAT aspirants before filling up the application form should check out this article to find the list of private law colleges that they can opt for if they could not get into an NLU. With the release of the CLAT result, the Consortium of the NLUs will also release the CLAT Toppers List.

CLAT is an important national-level exam of law that is widely popular in India. The exam is conducted every year by the Consortium of the National Law Universities for admissions to various NLUs except NLU Delhi. A separate law entrance exam is conducted, known as AILET for students who want to study at the National Law University, Delhi (NLUD). The other NLUs follow the CLAT reservation policy and get admitted based on their CLAT score. Every year, the fixed number of seats in the National Law Universities (NLUs) leaves many law aspirants unattended. There are quite a lot of leading private law colleges and universities in India that accept CLAT scores and enrol such students.

The CLAT exam draws the most test takers because it is the country's premier law admission exam. But many students struggle because they are unaware of the true significance of their CLAT result. While it is well known that the NLUs' 5-year integrated and 2 or year LLM programmes will both accept CLAT 2024 scores for entrance, there are numerous other private, self-funded universities that will also accept the results. This means that even if you don't get into an NLU, you still have a chance to get into one of these participating colleges if you manage to earn even a passing score on the CLAT 2024 exam. The good news is that many of these institutions, particularly the affiliate institutions, have well-known names like Amity University, Bennett University, and GGSIPU. 

Those who have appeared for CLAT 2024, can check out the CLAT 2024 Toppers List which is also released along with the result. This year, two students have secured the 100 percentile. 

These universities will use the CLAT 2024 scores for admission pursuant to MOUs they have signed with the consortium. Affiliate colleges may, however, also provide admission based on other entrance tests, unlike NLUs. For instance, GITAM University administers its own entrance exam, the GITAM GAT, in addition to using CLAT scores. The Consortium website has 61 affiliates in total.

A few law institutions that haven't signed an MOU may still use CLAT 2024 scores for admission reasons, unlike the affiliate colleges that have. As we transfer between institutions, the academic standards at the colleges that fall into this group could vary the greatest. Therefore, you must conduct thorough R&D before being admitted to any of them.

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The participating colleges in the CLAT exam offer admission to the UG and PG courses of law. The official website of CLAT confirms the names of private universities and colleges that have signed an MOU with the Consortium to use the CLAT score. Scroll through the article to find the list of private colleges accepting CLAT scores along with the pros and cons of studying from private colleges as opposed to NLUs.

List of Private Colleges Accepting CLAT Scores

Check out the entire list of private colleges accepting CLAT scores in order to offer admission to UG and PG courses of Law. The programmes offered at these colleges have also been given.

S.No.

College Name

College Location

Programmes Offered

1.

Shobhit University

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

BA LLB, B.Com LLB Hons., BBA LLB Hons., LLB & LLM

2.

ISBR Law College

Bangalore, Karnataka

BA LLB, LLB, PG Diploma & Certificate

3.

Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, LLB Hons, LLM & Doctoral Programme in Law

4.

RNB Global University

Bikaner, Rajasthan

BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLM & Integrated LLM PhD Dual Degree

5.

Glocal University

Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh

BA LLB & BBA LLB

6.

Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

BBA LLB Hons, BA LLB Hons, B.Com LLB Hons, LLB Hons & LLM

7.

Indore Institute of Law

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

BBA LLB Hons, BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons With Global & Transnational Studies, LLB Hons & LLM Hons

8.

Lloyd Law College

Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

BA LLB & LLB

9.

Amity University

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

BBA LLB Hons, BA LLB Hons, B.Com LLB Hons, LLB, LLM & PhD in Law

10.

Alliance School of Law, Alliance University

Bangalore, Karnataka

BBA LLB Hons, BA LLB Hons, LLM & PhD in Law

11.

Xavier Law School, Xavier University

Bhubaneswar, Odisha

BA LLB & B.Com LLB

12.

Gujarat Maritime University

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

LLM & PG Diploma

13.

Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies

New Delhi, Delhi

BA LLB, BBA LLB & LLM

14.

ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, LLM, PhD, Certificate

15.

Bennett University

Greater Noida, NCT Region, Uttar Pradesh

BBA LLB Hons, BA LLB Hons, LLB Hons & PhD

16.

Kalinga University

Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh

BBA LLB, BA LLB, LLB & LLM

17.

Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, SVKM's NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University)

Mumbai, Maharashtra

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, LLM & PhD in Law

18.

Asian Law College

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

BA LLB & LLB

19.

DIRD College

Delhi

BA LLB, LLB & Certificate

20.

GITAM School of Law

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, B.Com LLB Hons & LLM

21.

School of Law, JIMS Engineering and Management Technical Campus

Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

BA LLB & BBA LLB

22.

School of Legal Studies, Mody University

Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, B.Com LLB Hons, LLB, LLM & PhD Law

23.

Aryans College of Law

Patiala, Punjab

BA LLB, B.Com LLB & LLB

24.

GLA University

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

BA LLB & B.Com LLB

25.

Siddharth Law College

Dehradun, Uttarakhand

LLB, LLM & PGD

26.

ICFAI University

Agartala, Tripura

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, LLB & PhD in Law

27.

Institute of Law, Nirma University

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

BA LLB Hons, B.Com LLB Hons, LLM & Doctoral Programme in Law

28.

Marwadi University

Rajkot, Gujarat

BA LLB Hons, B.Com LLB Hons & LLM

29

Unitedworld School of Law, Karnavati University

Gandhinagar, Gujarat

BA LLB Hons, LLM & PhD in Law

30

NIMT Institute of Method and Law

Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

BA LLB

31.

Geeta Institute of Law

Panipat, Delhi NCR

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, LLB & LLM

32.

REVA University

Bangalore, Karnataka

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, LLM & PhD

33.

School of Law, Presidency University

Bengaluru, Karnataka

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, B.Com LLB Hons & LLM

34.

Maharishi Law School, Maharishi University of Information Technology

Noida, Uttar Pradesh

BA LLB, BBA LLB, LLB & LLM

35.

Dr. K N Modi University

Jaipur, Rajasthan

BA LLB, LLB, LLM & PG Diploma

36.

SRM University

Sonepat, Haryana

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, LLB Hons, LLM & PhD

37.

Academy of Law, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University

Jaipur, Rajasthan

BA LLB, BBA LLB, B.Sc LLB, LLB, LLM, PhD & PG Diploma

38.

School of Law, Oriental University

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, LLB, Diploma, LLM & PhD in Law

39.

Galgotia University

Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, LLB Hons, LLM & PhD in Law

40.

Manipal University

Jaipur, Rajasthan

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, LLB, LLM & PhD

41.

School of Law, FIMT

New Delhi, Delhi

BBA LLB & BA LLB

42.

The North Cap University

Gurugram, Haryana

BBA LLB Hons, LLM & PhD

43.

Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Law

Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

BA LLB & LLB

44.

Vivekananda Global University

Jaipur, Rajasthan

BBA LLB, BA LLB, LLB, LLM & PhD in Law

45.

Harlal School of Law

Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

BA LLB & LLB

46.

TERI School of Advanced Studies

New Delhi, Delhi

LLM

47.

IFIM Law School

Bangalore, Karnataka

BBA LLB & LLB

48.

Jain University

Bangalore, Karnataka

NA

49.

Renaissance Law College

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, B.Com LLB Hons, LLB Hons

50.

The Raffles University

Alwar, Rajasthan

BA LLB Hons, BBA LLB Hons, LLB, LLM, PG Diploma, Diploma & PhD

51.

ITM University

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

BA LLB Hons, B.Com LLB Hons, LLB & LLM

52.

Chettinad Academy of Research and Education

Kelambakkam, Tamil Nadu

BA LLB Hons, LLB Hons & LLM

List of NLUs Accepting CLAT Scores

The NLUs accepting CLAT scores do not provide the same number of seats for admission to the UG and the PG law courses. Go through the table below to understand the CLAT 2024 Seat Matrix:

NLU

5-year LL.B

LL.M

Total CLAT Seats

All India Seats

Domicile

NLSIU, Bangalore

240

180

60

100

National Academy of Legal Studies & Research, Hyderabad

132

99

33

66

NLIU Bhopal

120

60

60

60

NLU Jodhpur

104

104

0

50

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

180

85

95

90

Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University

169

80

89

24

NLU Gujarat

172

129

43

57

West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata

132

91

41

100

NLU Odisha

180

135

45

44

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

138

69

69

-

Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala

180

175

5

60

National Law University & Judicial Academy, Guwahati

60

31

29

60

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

120

61

59

50

National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi

120

60

60

40

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam

138

54

84

69

Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy

120

60

60

60

Dr. BR Ambedkar National Law University

120

90

30

-

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur (MPDNLU)

120

60

60

-

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

180

108

72

80

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

150

55

95

50

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

240

92

148

45

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

60

23

37

60

GNLU Silvassa

66

50

16

33

Total

3,241

1,764

1,290

1,248

Pros & Cons of Studying From Non-NLUs

Like there are two sides to every coin, similarly studying law from Non-NLUs has merits as well as demerits.

Many private law schools have made a name for themselves as the nation's top law schools and are on par with NLUs. For instance, the top NIRF 2022 rankings also include the Symbiosis School of Law. Private law schools offer better facilities, modern pedagogy, and teaching techniques that enable students to comprehend the subject by delving deeply into it. Following are a few benefits of attending private law schools:

  • The non-NLUs are leading private law schools/ universities in India and have all amenities. The colleges have air-conditioned classrooms, e-learning capabilities, and audio-visual learning experiences. All campuses of these law schools have basic facilities that students need.
  • The NLU students face peer pressure, and social anxiety, are on the edge of breakdown, and even have pressure from relatives. With this, the students might have also taken loans to pay their tuition fees, which adds to the mental stress. However, students from non-NLU backgrounds usually do not face such stress.

A few of the cons of studying from a non-NLU institution are mentioned below:

  • Private law colleges have extraordinarily high tuition costs. The cost of law studies is not regulated, thus some private universities and institutions may charge up to Rs. 7 lakh a year. People from all socioeconomic classes seem to find it quite difficult to cover such high expenditures. At most private colleges, the average annual cost of admission may reach Rs. 5 lakh.
  • Some students may find it difficult to complete the extensive course offerings of some universities.
  • Some colleges may require students to find their own internships. Although campus placements are offered by the institutes, students still need to find their own internships.

Aspirants are required to weigh all the possibilities and be equipped with a thorough understanding of private law colleges accepting CLAT scores before making a firm decision. Click here to know more about the pros and cons of pursuing law from Non-NLUs and NLUs!

Also Read:Self Study Guide for Law Entrance Exams in India

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Top Private Law Colleges in India

Below we have mentioned the names of some of the top law colleges in India which also offer placement assistance, have the most updated infrastructure and use contemporary teaching methods.

College Name

Location

Aurora's Legal Sciences Academy, Hyderabad (ALSA)

Hyderabad, Telangana

Amity University

Mumbai, Maharashtra

SAGE University

Indore, Madhya Pradesh

The ICFAI University

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Chandigarh University (CU)

Chandigarh, Punjab

Lovely Professional University (LPU)

Jalandhar, Punjab

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)

Sonepat, Haryana

Institute of Law Nirma University (ILNU)

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Teerthanker Mahaveer University (TMU)

Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

ILS Law College (ILSLC)

Pune, Maharashtra

Public Sector Undertakings Accepting CLAT Score

Apart from admissions in Private Colleges, Private Universities and NLUs, some public sector units or organisations also consider CLAT scores for recruitment purposes. Check out the detailed information on recruitment through CLAT score by visiting the links captured below.

Also Read:Which is Better to Pursue Law? DU or NLU?

CLAT is a centralized Law exam that every aspirant wants to crack in order to build a strong career in law. Acing the exam not only helps in providing admission to top-notch Law colleges but also gives a successful kick start to the professional world.

The main objective of an individual to score well in CLAT is that various NLUs and Private Law colleges accept CLAT scores. To prepare for the entrance exam of Law, applicants can navigate through the section-wise preparation tips mentioned below.

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