Administrative Law

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Mar 13, 2023 19:31PM IST

About Administrative Law

Administrative Law is one of the many popular specialisations of law. It deals with the law relating to administration and deals with modern legal practices and systems. The objective of the course is to examine the practical and legal foundation of the modern administrative state. 

Administrative law covers topics like the legal framework that determines the decision making of agency, the roles of agency in interpreting regulatory and statutory law, judicial review of the agency action and rationales for delegation to administrative agencies. The course will talk about these topics through a combination of examples and cases. Administrative law was designed to provide a proper insight into the body of administrative law of India. It is a highly specialised domain of the law that touches the areas like legal codes, agency rules, government regulations and precedents.

Aspirants willing to pursue Administrative Law can apply for undergraduate and graduate courses. Candidates can also opt for diploma, PG diploma or certificate programmes in order to go forth with the Administrative Law. Courses available in Administrative Law comprises LL.M. in Constitutional and Administrative Law, PG Diploma in Labour Law & Administrative Law, LLB in Administrative Law etc. among many others.

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Administrative Law Eligibility Criteria

In order to get admission in the desired college, the candidate must satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria. Each college has separate eligibility criteria and it keeps changing as per the requirements of the course. If an aspirant fails in fulfilling the conditions set up by the institute his/her candidature is considered invalid. Mentioned below is a glimpse of the eligibility criteria that a student might encounter while applying for admission in an institute.

  • If a law aspirant wishes to take admission in the undergraduate programme of administrative law, it is necessary for him/her to have passed or qualified the class 12/intermediate examination or an equivalent examination.
  • For the candidates seeking admission in the postgraduate programmes, he/she should be in possession of an LLB degree or its equivalent degree. If a candidate has completed a 5-year integrated course he/she is also eligible and can apply for the postgraduate administrative law course.
  • Some colleges have a different set of eligibility criteria for the candidate awaiting admission. It is mandatory for the candidate to fulfil the conditions of the institute he wishes to pursue administrative law from.

Administrative Law Application Process

Different colleges have different processes for conducting admission. Enlisted below are the pointers that colleges consider for enrolling students for the administrative law course.

  • Colleges give preference to the students with good marks in the entrance tests.
  • Some colleges consider the common entrance exam while others conduct their separate set of exam for granting admission to the students.
  • Often colleges offer admission to the candidates on the basis of the marks scored in the qualifying examination (for instance class 12 for undergraduate and Bachelor’s for postgraduate)

Administrative Law Entrance Examination

If a candidate is looking out a future in administrative law, it is essential for him/her to get admission in the best law college of India. Mentioned below are the entrance exams of law that a candidate needs to crack if he/she wishes to enter a top-notch law college.

  • CLAT (Common Law Admission Test)

  • LSAT (Law School Admission Test)

  • AIBE (All India Bar Exam)

  • TS LAWCET (Telangana State Law Common Entrance Test)

  • AILET (All India Law Entrance Test)

  • AP LAWCET (Andhra Pradesh Law Common Entrance Test)

Administrative Law Top Colleges

Various colleges of law offer administrative law course. Here are some of the best colleges that candidate might consider for admission so as to build a bright future in the chosen specialisation.

  • GNLU Gandhinagar
  • NLU Kochi
  • NLU Kolkata
  • NLIU Bhopal
  • Alliance School of Law, Alliance University
  • Adamas University
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Administrative Law Syllabus

The syllabus for the administrative law varies from college to college and course to course. Gathered together are the topics and subjects that students pursuing administrative law might encounter.

Control Mechanisms of Delegated Legislation: Parliamentary, Procedural and 

Administrative Discretion and Remedies

Liability of the Administration

Control of Administrative Discretion – At the stage of the delegation of discretion

and Control at the stage of the exercise of discretion

Natural Justice and Statutory Provisions

Meaning of Delegated Legislation and its Growth

Meaning, Nature and Need for Administrative Directions

Administrative Adjudication

Principles of Natural Justice

Enforceability of Administrative Directions

Emerging Trends in Administrative Law

Administrative Directions to Quasi-Judicial and Statutory Bodies

Administrative Action– Meaning and Classification

Doctrine of Estoppel

Meaning, Definition, Scope and Significance of Administrative Law

Relationship between Constitutional Law and Administrative Law

Rule of Law

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Administrative Law Career Options and Job Prospects

Administrative Law is one of the most trending specialisations in the field of law. After pursuing Administrative Law a wide door for opportunities opens up for the students. Mentioned below are the possibilities and career prospects a law student can consider after the completion of the administrative law course.

  •  Administrative Judge
  • Administrative Lawyer
  • Administrative Law Attorney
  • Counsel for an agency leader
  • Legal Publishers
  • Legal Writers
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FAQs about Administrative Law

What is the duration of the course Administrative Law ?

Administrative Law is a 3 year course.

What are the popular specializations related to Administrative Law ?

Some of the popular specializations for Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) are : Production Engineering , Information Technology , Green Technology , Pharmacognosy , Geology.

I want admission in Administrative Law. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Law School Admission Test - India , All India Law Entrance Test , English and Foreign Languages University Entrance Test , Law School Admission Test - India , Delhi University Arts are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Administrative Law courses.

What are the top colleges offering Administrative Law courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Law courses : NALSAR University of Law (Hyderabad) , Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi) , M.S. Ramaiah College of Law (Bangalore) , National Law School of India University (Bangalore) , National Law Institute University (Bhopal). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Administrative Law or not.
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Related Questions


Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

-Answered on Aug-30-2023

Dear Student,

TNB Law College, Bhagalpur offers admission to only regular LLB and LLB+LLM courses. However, there are plenty of other colleges offering LLB through distance or correspondence. Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, ICFAI University, Gurgaon, New Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Kalinga University, Bhubaneswar, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras are few of the many educational institutes providing LLB through distance learning. 

Here is the entire list of colleges you can consider for distance learning in LLB along with their eligibility criteria and application process. In case any admission and application guidance is required, either dial the toll-free number 1800-572-9877 or fill the Common Application Form (CAF). An admission expert will be appointed right away by CollegeDekho to resolve all the queries.

Thank You


Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

-Answered on Aug-30-2023

Dear Student,

Admission session at the TNB Law College, Bhagalpur begins from the 1st of July every year for the LLB course. The admission dates have not been released yet, however, they are likely to be announced soon on the official website of the college. Till then applicants can check out the top law colleges in India. Also, go through the links below to explore more in the field of law.

Law (LLB) Admission in India 2021

Direct LLB Admissions in India

Colleges Offering Admission in Law Courses Based on Class 12 Marks

Top Universities Offering L.L.B. Through Correspondence/ Distance Mode

In case of any admission related queries or enquiries, either dial the helpline number 1800-572-9877 (toll-free) or fill-up the Common Application Form. For any questions, write back in the QnA zone.

Thank You


lipika dhingra, Student / Alumni

-Answered on Aug-03-2023
I don't have any idea about B R Ambedkar College but yes I could tell you about BA-LLB Course !!! Targeting students with an interest to pursue legal education with social sciences to benefit society. Creation of well trained and dedicated professionals in legal framework.The elegibility criteria of the course is as follows: Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam) Pass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with English) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST. For a candidate, who has not studied English as a subject, the condition of English may be waived off provided the candidate in his qualifying exam has studied in English medium. (5% relaxation for SC/ST Applicants and 3% relaxation for OBC Applicants ) (5% relaxation to North East states and Sikkim candidates/ Defence Personnel and their Dependents/ Wards of Kashmiri Migrants) The Requisites and Highlights of the course are as follows: Requisites/ Conditions • Procuring atleast one textbook for each course and carry bag in all semesters/ years and Laptop is compulsory. • There shall be no exit by way of awarding a degree splitting the integrated double Degree course, at any intermediary stage of integrated double Degree course. • Students will be required to pay additional expenditure for Toolkit/ Uniforms as per the requirement of the programme. Highlights • Approved by BCI. • International Exposure Option Student may be given an option to go for 4 weeks study tour to USA/ European countries or any other country as decided by the University subject to conditions