Are your idols, fictional and real, usually dressed in a black gown? Does the idea of arguing in a court of law excite you? Is a career in the legal profession what you aspire to? Do you find yourself nodding at the above your questions? Was that last question rhetorical? Yes, it was.
In India, those who wish to pursue a career in law have two courses of action - an integrated 5-year law degree course after +2, or a 3-year law program after graduation. In either scenario, the profession can be extensively rewarding in terms of finances, growth and prosperity.
A great way to get a head-start in your career in the field of law is to find the right college for your law degree. With many universities and institutions offering law courses in India, this might not be as easy as it sounds. To help you get started, here are some of the top colleges in India to study law:
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
Ranked No. 1 by India Today, the National Law School of India University, Bangalore is a specialised law institute in India offering law courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level of study. Students who qualify the CLAT examination are eligible to apply for a course at NLSIU. Having an outstanding infrastructure, the university also organizes a number of competitions for its students including H. M. Seervai Gold Medal Essay Competition.
Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
The Faculty of Law at the University of Delhi has produced a number of renowned lawyers, judges, policy makers and political leaders over the years. Boasting a massive strength of more than 7000 law students and over 130 teachers, the 3-year LLB program of the University is a much sought-after program amongst Indian students. The University of Delhi also provides several scholarship opportunities exclusively for the law students that makes it a prominent choice for all.
NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
Accredited with grade ‘A’ and 3.60 score on the four-point scale by NAAC, NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad is a UGC approved university offering a number of law courses for students. Known for its academic rigours, the university renders a holistic experience to all its students. The education here is not only confined to the classroom but also to the manner in which the students perceive and connect with the world. The students studying here are also eligible to avail monetary benefits under the Aditya Birla Group Scholarship Program.
ILS Law College, Pune
With several awards and accoladed to its name, ILS Law College, Pune sets a benchmark in providing quality education in the field of law. Accredited with an A+ grade by NAAC, the college has produced some notable alumni like Rajnitai Satav, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Ramrao Adik etc. In addition to the outstanding curriculum that it follows, the college also organizes National Alternate Judgement Writing Competition for its students thereby opening an opportunity to win cash prize up to INR 10,000.
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