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Choosing a good college gets the job half done when one has made up his mind to pursue law as their field. The capital city of Uttar Pradesh has 22 private institutes along with 5 public equivalents. The sub-streams vary from prominent Criminal law to International law. The list includes few well-known institutes like Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University.

  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University was established by the state government of U.P in the year of 2005, which is one of the largest law universities of the country.
  • All the 27 colleges offer only full-time programs, as the Bar Council of India (BCI) doesn’t encourage part-time courses.
  • Few colleges provide admission via CLAT exam and rest based on 10+2 scores.
  • Babu Banarasi Das University and Amity University are the top most private colleges for law in Lucknow.

Top Law Colleges in Lucknow: Ranking

Various ranking agencies in India release the list for different colleges according to their specializations, assigning them certain ranks. Some of such agencies are NIRF, India Today, Outlook, The Week, etc. Have a look below to find which are the best ranked colleges in India offering law courses.

Top Law Colleges in Lucknow: NIRF Ranking

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is an initiative by MHRD, India for providing a reliable ranking system for higher education in the country. NIRF ranks all the best law colleges in India out of which one college of lucknow has also found its place.

As per the NIRF website, it looks at the following factors while deciding the ranks of participating institutes. The major factors are Teachers & learning resources, General perception about the institute, Graduation outcome, Research & Professional Practice, and Outreach and Inclusivity. These parameters carry different weightage, which plays an essential role in deciding the rank of any given institute. The break-up of the factors is described in the chart below.

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Not many law colleges are listed by NIRF ranking, the only college from Lucknow is Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University

Name of College

NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF Ranking 2019


Average Annual Fees

Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University




INR 1,19,000

  • Out of 20 colleges being ranked by NIRF in 2020, Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law is the only college that has found its place in NIRF Law Ranking. 
  • The University stands 11 this year, improving its rank by 3 as compared to last year.

Top Law Colleges in Lucknow: The Week Ranking

The Week has been conducting Surveys in association with Hansa Research since 2009 to rank the top colleges in India. Here are the law colleges that are ranked by The Week in Lucknow for the year 2019.

Name of College

The Week Ranking 2019

The Week Ranking 2018


Average Annual Fees

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University




INR 1,19,000

Amity University




INR 1,78,000

  • Out of 35 colleges that took part in ranking, Amity University was ranked in 30th position.
  • Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University again managed to stay on top of the list with 11th position out of 35.
  • Both of the universities also offer a PhD in law.

Top Law Colleges in Lucknow: India Today Ranking

India Today is not only the most widely circulated weekly magazine of India, but it has its share in rankings as well. There is only a single college from Lucknow city that got into India Today’s Ranking survey.

Name of College

India Today Ranking 2019

India Today Ranking 2018


Average Annual Fee

University of Lucknow (LU)




INR 76,000

  • Lucknow University’s Law program was ranked 10 out of 45 colleges that took part in the survey of India Today 2019 Ranking.
  • As it’s a state established university, the course fee charged is quite low. The admission process is also simple and only takes 10+2 marks into account.

Top Law Colleges in Lucknow: Admission Process

There are 27 law colleges in the city of Lucknow, out of which 22 are private and 5 are public. The ratio of private to public colleges is 4.4. However, the state of Uttar Pradesh has in all 184 law colleges. The topmost colleges of Uttar Pradesh are Faculty of Law, Banaras, Amity Law School, Sharda University (Greater Noida), Babu Banarasi Das University etc. 

Most of the colleges give admissions based on the 10+2 scores and few via CLAT score.

Number of Top Law colleges in Lucknow

Here is the walkthrough of the admission process for a few top colleges:

Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU)

This University offers admission to BA.LLB and LLM which are both done online. The basic eligibility is 10+ 2 for LLB and candidate evaluation test here is the CLAT exam.

  • The total intake for the LLB course is 178 candidates.
  • One needs to sign up via their official website to apply for the college, be it LLB or LLM. There on the process is quite simple and straightforward.
  • The candidates need to apply along with a fee of INR 4,000 and INR 3,500 for SC/ST candidates.
  • Throughout the admission process, many numbers of seats are reserved for SC, ST and OBC candidates of UP state.
  • Few other reservations one can note are: person with disability (PWD), women candidates, freedom fighter dependents of UP and children of UP state’s defence personnel.
  • University also has to offer an integrated five-year course B.A- LLB, which provides the benefit of a double degree from a single course.

University of Lucknow (LU)

Lucknow university or the University of Lucknow as the title goes, offer a plethora of courses at a various level from UG to PhD.  The registration for one desired course, LLB in this case, needs a few steps to be followed.

  • Register with a valid email and contact number on the admission section of the official college website.
  • Pay the specified fee based upon the course and category to which the candidate belongs.
  • The process of selection is primarily done based upon the Entrance test conducted by the university itself.
  • Some of the major companies which recruit students from LU are ICICI bank, MRF tyres, HDFC bank, etc.

The placement stats are as below.

  • Highest Package offered: INR 5 LPA
  • Average Package offered: INR 3.1 LPA
  • Least Package offered: INR 2.1 LPA

Amity University

Amity University is known for being the best non- profit private university of India as per IndiaToday. The admission for graduate and postgraduate courses is both an entrance test followed by an interview.

  • The candidate stands eligible if his 10+2 aggregate is over 55%. SC/ST candidates are given a relaxation of 5% more.
  • Apart from higher secondary school marks, the English language test and Interview is taken into consideration while selecting.
  • As expected one needs to submit the online application via their official website and pay a sum of INR 1100 in name of application fee.
  • UG and PG candidates can opt between an online and offline way of applying, while PhD’s are left with an online-only option.
  • Amity University also offers a 10% fee waiver for students who continue their higher studies at Amity.

Here, is the list of top 10 law colleges of lucknow along with their fees.


Average Annual Fees

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University

INR 1,19,000

University of Lucknow

INR 76,000

Baba Sahed Bheem Rao Ambedkar University

INR 33,000

Babu Banarasi Das University

INR 80,000

City Academy Law College

INR 42,000

Shri Jai Narayan PG College

INR 77,000

Amity University

INR 1,78,000

Shia PG College, Lucknow

INR 7,245

Dav PG College, Lucknow

INR 10,126

Maa Vaishno Devi Law College

INR 50,000

Top Law Colleges in Lucknow Through CLAT Exam

CLAT which is the acronym for Common Law Admission Test is considered as an entrance by many top law colleges. One with 45% in secondary schooling is eligible for taking this test.

  • There is no age limit to apply for the exam.
  • Candidates appearing or having qualified class 12 with 45% marks (40% for SC, ST) satisfy CLAT 2020 Eligibility for LLB program.
  • Around 2400 seats for LLB and 550 seats for LLM will be filled through CLAT 2020.
  • CLAT 2020 Cutoff is generally released separately for 21 NLUs in the month of June 2020.

Note: Due to Covid 19, CLAT 2020 is delayed and so will be the cutoff. The exam is scheduled to be held on August 22 now.

The colleges which give admission via CLAT exam are

  • Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University ( RMLNLU)
  • Shia PG college
  • Babu Banarasi Das University, School of Legal Studies.
  • DAV PG college
  • Royal PG college

All other colleges only rely on their test along with 10+2 scores.

  • Amity University
  • Lucknow University
  • Baba Saheb Bheem Rao Ambedkar Law College.
  • City Academy Law College, Lucknow
  • Shia PG College, Lucknow

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Top Law Colleges in Lucknow: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best law college in Lucknow?

Ans. Studying in the best law college in Lucknow can only come true if you study at Babu Banarasi Das University (BBDU). BBDU has world-class infrastructure and faculty members who are experienced. Students here get maximum exposure and opportunities to explore the best of their skills. BBDU is also known to be the best college for LLB in Lucknow. With 5000+ alumni and their success in various fields, one can be sure about the career start one gets by studying in BBDU.

Two top law colleges in Lucknow are:

  • Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (RMLNLU)
  • Amity University.

Ques. Which are the best private colleges in Lucknow for a 5-year BA LLB?

Ans. Lucknow has some very good colleges for LLB courses. It is a good place to study as it has a rich heritage and some really good educational institutions.

For LLB, following are some good choices for any student:

  • Babu Banarasi Das University, which has the best college for LLB in Lucknow
  • City Academy Law College
  • DAV PG College
  • Integral University
  • Royal PG College

Ques. Does RMLAU offer Hostel Service?

Ans. Yes, Hostel facilities are available at RAMLAU. 

Ques. What is the total fee for the expenditure course to study at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University?

Ans. The total fee for the law course at RAMLAU is INR 80,000.

Ques. Which is the best law college in Lucknow based on placements?

Ans. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University is the best law college in lucknow for placements.

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