NIRF Rankings 2023: NLSIU, NLU Delhi and NALSAR top the list of best law schools in India

Out of 25 National Law Universities, only 11 that participated in the rankings made it to the top 30 law schools.

For the sixth time in a row, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore was ranked the top law school in India according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2023) rankings.

National Law University, Delhi remains unmoved in second spot while NALSAR, Hyderabad has been ranked third. This year's top three mirror the NIRF results from 2021.

While Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune was ranked third in 2022, it is ranked sixth this year, after West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata and Jamia Millia Islamia which are currently ranked fourth and fifth respectively.

The only other National Law University (NLU) making it to the top 10 this year is Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Gandhinagar, in seventh. Siksha O Anusandhan goes one rank higher at number 8 as compared to last year's position. IIT Kharagpur goes three ranks below and stands at rank 9. For the first time, Babsaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow has made it to this list and stands at rank 10.

NIRF India Rankings 2023
NIRF India Rankings 2023

The NLUs featuring in the top 30 law schools include National Law Institute University (NLIU) Bhopal [18th], Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala [20th], Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) Lucknow [21st], National University of Study & Research in Law (NUSRL) Ranchi [24th], National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA) [28th] Kamrup and National Law University, Cuttack [30th].

This year too, 100 law schools participated in the NIRF Rankings, and the parameters they were assessed on were the same as the preceding years, namely:

1. Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR)

2. Research and Professional Practice (RPC)

3. Graduation Outcomes (GO)

4. Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)

5. Perception

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