With this year's edition of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2021) fast approaching, Bar & Bench consolidated the number of seats up for grabs as well as the annual fees of each CLAT-based National Law University (NLU).
This year, the total number of seats available is 3,275, out of which 1,426 are for students from the All India General/Unreserved category, 194 seats are for All India Schedule Caste, 119 seats for All India Schedule Tribe and 139 seats for other All India categories like Economically Weaker Sections, de-notified communities, residents of Jammu & Kashmir etc. The total number of seats for domicile reservation available across categories is 1,146.
NLU intake for 2021-22 academic year
Below is the table indicating vertical and horizontal reservations across the CLAT-based NLUs.
Recently, the governing body of National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore horizontally reserved 25% of its seats for students domiciled in Karnataka despite the pending litigation before the Supreme Court.
The move is part of the University's 'Inclusion and Expansion Plan 2021-25,' which was approved with a view to increasing diversity at NLSIU by admitting students from various marginalized and disadvantaged sections of Indian society. The intake for this year has been increased to 120 students for the five-year BA LL.B programme.
NLU Jodhpur remains the only CLAT-based NLU to not have domicile reservation.
Annual fees for first year students
Attached below is a compilation of the annual fees charged by the NLUs for students of the General/Unreserved category. The fee structure for students admitted through reservations is separate for NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR Hyderabad and TNNLU Tiruchirappalli.
The average fee charged by NLUs for students of the first year is INR 2,27,358 per annum.
As per the table of fees, the highest fee is charged by WBNUJS, Kolkata at INR 2,96,400 per annum. The lowest fee is charged by RMLNLU, Lucknow at INR 1,19,000 per annum.
Private universities that accept CLAT scores for admission
In addition to the NLUs, a number of private law colleges and universities will accept CLAT 2021 scores for admission. Below is the list:
Academy of Law, Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur
Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore-562106
Amity University, U.P.
Aryans College of Law, Punjab
Asian Law College, Noida
Bennett University, Greater Noida, NCT Region UP
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Tamil Nadu
DIRD College, Delhi
Dr. K N Modi University, Jaipur
Galgotia University, Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
Geeta Institute of Law, Panipat, Delhi NCR
GITAM SCHOOL OF LAW, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam
GLA University Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Glocal Law School, Glocal University Saharanpur Uttar Pradesh
Gujarat Maritime University, Ahmedabad
Harlal School of Law, Knowledge Park I, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
ICFAI Law School, ICFAI University, Dehradun
ICFAI University, Tripura
IFIM Law School, Bangalore
Indore Institute of Law, Indore
Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
ISBR Law College, Bangalore
ITM University Gwalior M.P.
Jain University, Bangalore
Kalinga University, Naya Raipur, CG
Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University) Mumbai
Law College Dehradun
LLOYD Law College, 11, K.P.-II, Greater Noida-201304, U.P.
Maharishi Law School, Maharishi University of Information Technology, NCR Delhi
Manipal University, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujrat
NIMT Institute of Method and Law, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Renaissance Law College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka
RNB Global University, Bikaner, Rajasthan
School of Law, FIMT, New Delhi
School of Law, JIMS Engineering and Management Technical Campus Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
School of Law, Oriental University, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
School of Law, Presidency University, Bengaluru
School of Legal Studies, Mody University, Lakshmangarh Rajasthan
Shobhit University, NH-58, Modipuram, Meerut, U.P.
Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Law, Bareilly Uttar Pradesh
Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
Siddharth Law College, Dehradun
SRM University Delhi-NCR, Sonepat
TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi
The North Cap University, Gurugram, Haryana
The Raffles University, Alwar Rajasthan
United World School of Law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur Rajasthan
Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, AU-Block, Outer Ring Road, Pitampura, Delhi-110034
Xavier Law School, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar