What if I don't get an NLU through CLAT 2021

What if I don't get an NLU through CLAT 2021

What if I don't get an NLU through CLAT 2021 - If you are preparing for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021, then you are bound to experience the phases of ups and downs. At some point of time, you may ask yourself - What if you don’t get an NLU through CLAT 2021?. And, then there may be a sudden surge of nervousness further drowning you deeper in the ocean of anxiety and tension. To get over this situation, you will need to ask a few questions - Are CLAT participating NLUs the only institutions of legal education with brilliant standards? What is your ambition? To be a good legal professional or just be a part of an NLU through CLAT exam 2021? Will all NLUs offer the same standard of legal education as offered by NLSIU Bangalore or NALSAR Hyderabad?. And, thus, in this article, we will give you answers to these questions and help you understand even if you don’t get an NLU, life is not over. Read below to know what if you don’t get an NLU through CLAT 2021? And to explore legal education outside NLUs and more.

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What if you fail to get an NLU through CLAT 2021 - The immediate options

The immediate options are myriad. If you don’t get an NLU through CLAT then there are several other law colleges and universities that will accept CLAT scores. So, you need not be worried about your future. Some of the CLAT accepting colleges and universities are counted among the top law schools of India. Here is a list of law colleges other than NLUs accepting CLAT scores for admissions.

CLAT accepting colleges other than NLUs

Name of Institute/University

Location

Courses offered

Seats offered

Jindal Global Law School

Sonipat

BA LL.B

60

BBA LL.B

60

Nirma University

Ahmedabad

BA LL.B

120

BBA LL.B

60

B.Com LL.B

60

School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

Dehradun

BA LL.B

120

BBA LL.B

120

B.Sc LL.B

120

ICFAI Law School

Hyderabad

BA LL.B

120

BBA LL.B

180

ICFAI Law School

Dehradun

BA LL.B

120

BBA LL.B

240

Alliance School of Law

Bangalore

BA LL.B

180

BBA LL.B

180

IFIM Law College

Bangalore

BBA LL.B

60

School of Law, GITAM University

Visakhapatnam

BA LL.B

120

BBA LL.B

120

VIT Law School

Chennai

BA LL.B

120

BBA LL.B

Are all National Law Universities (NLUs) good - Breaking the myth

Most of the CLAT aspirants think about NLUs without judging them on the right parameters. So, think from a neutral point and ask yourself - Are all NLUs good or is it just a myth?.

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020 for law universities may help you get the answer. There are 22 NLUs that participate in CLAT, but only 9 NLUs are on the list. The remaining 13 NLUs are missing. Instead, you will see, there are private law colleges and some other government universities competing with the NLUs. So, instead of going after the NLU tag, why don’t you explore the other law colleges? Here is the list of such colleges and universities.

Top NIRF ranked law colleges other than CLAT members

Name

NIRF Ranking 2020

National Law University, New Delhi (Doesn’t accept CLAT scores)

2

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

4

Symbiosis Law School

8

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

9

Aligarh Muslim University

13

Panjab University, Chandigarh

15

Indian Law Institute

18

Banaras Hindu University

19

What if I don't get an NLU through CLAT 2021 - Creating backups

When you are going to participate in a competition like that of CLAT, then success would depend on the quality of your preparation. However, being an unpredictable exam, it is always a smart move to create some backups. Then you can definitely say, if I don't get an NLU through CLAT, I have some other good options”. And, given that the preparation of almost all law entrance exams overlaps with each other, you can successfully navigate through one exam to another exam. If you are appearing in CLAT, you can also appear in AILET, SLAT or PU BA LLB, etc without many twists and turns. The preparation of CLAT will only make it easier for you to crack these exams. So, here are some other law entrance exams that may draw your interest.

Top law entrance exams other than CLAT

Name of Entrance exam

Conducting body

College(s) offered

Programs available

All India Law Entrance Test

National Law University Delhi

National Law University Delhi

LL.B

SLAT

Symbiosis International University

Law schools of Symbiosis University

BA LL.B and BBA LL.B

MH CET Law

Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra

College(s) offered - Law colleges of Maharashtra

BA LL.B

AIL LET

Army Institute of Law

Army Institute of Law

BA LL.B

KIITEE Law

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

BA LL.B/ BBA LL.B/ B.Sc LL.B

LSAT India

Pearson VUE

More than 50 participating institutes

BA LL.B

BVP CET Law

Bharati Vidyapeeth University

Bharati Vidyapeeth University

BA LL.B and BBA LL.B

AMU Entrance Test

Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh Muslim University

BA LL.B

BHU UET

Banaras Hindu University

Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu UniversityAligarh Muslim University

LL.B

In the end, what is important is that you get a good legal education. Most of the NLUs are good when it comes to offering quality education. But, there are other law schools too that are really good and sometimes even perform better than many national law universities. So, we would advise you to shed the fear of not getting an NLU through CLAT 2021. Instead, put your best foot forward for CLAT preparation while also appearing in the other law entrance exams.

There may be some who just want to get into an NLU through CLAT. For such aspirants, the good news is that there is no age limit or restrictions on the number of attempts for appearing in the CLAT exam.

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