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Administrative Law: Course Details, Admission, Fees, Eligibility, Syllabus, Jobs & Salary

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 21 Oct, 2021
Average Duration
1 years-5 years
Average Fee
70 K-3 L INR annual

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.

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

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


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

FAQs about Administrative Law

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.

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.

What is the duration of the course Administrative Law ?

Administrative Law is a 3 year course.

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