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CLAT Colleges list 2023

CLAT stands for Common Law Admissions Test. It is an all-India entrance examination conducted by the National Law Schools/Universities for admissions to their undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs (LL.B & LL.M). These law colleges offer multiple courses including 3 Year LLB, 5 Year LLB, LLM, and also Ph.D. in Law, in both full-time and part-time modes. Here, we have covered the list of colleges under CLAT 2023.

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CLAT Colleges 2023

Candidates must note that there are various CLAT 2023 participating institutes including National Law Universities (NLUs), and some private colleges/institutions where law aspirants can apply for admission. If you aspire to become a professional law graduate, it's important for you to pursue legal education from some of the best law schools/universities of India.

  • It is important for the eligible students to know about the top list of law schools/universities which come under CLAT, i.e. they give admission through CLAT score/rank.
  • All the NLUs participating in CLAT are listed on the official website of CLAT Consortium with details of courses offered and more. Moreover, candidates who are filling up the application form have to mark the CLAT colleges in order of preference for the admission process. This is done so that when the CLAT Results are declared, the consortium will prepare a merit list mentioning names of shortlisted candidates for each NLU. The same merit list will be used by the consortium for conducting CLAT 2023 Counselling. Besides, NLUs there are some top private law colleges under CLAT in India that accept CLAT scores for admissions.

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Participating colleges in CLAT 2023:

S. NoParticipating collegeDetails
1National Law School of India University (NLSIU), BengaluruThe National Law School of India University was established in 1986 to pioneer legal education reform and anchor the transformation of the Indian legal system through research and policy interventions. NLSIU is dedicated to the creation of conditions necessary for the realization of core constitutional values committed to freedom, equality and social justice.
2NALSAR UNiversity of LawNALSAR University of Law was established by Act 34 of 1998 with the objective of imparting comprehensive legal education to promote cultural, legal and ethical values so as to foster the rule of law.
3The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU)The National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU), was established by the Rashtriya Vidhi Sansthan Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam, Act No. 41 of 1997, by the Madhya Pradesh State Legislature, substituted by Act No. 06 of 2018.
4West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS)The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) was established under the WBNUJS Act, 1999 (West Bengal Act IXof 1999). It is a university as per sub-section (f) of section 2 and section 12-B of the UGC Act, 1956 and has permanent affiliation from the Bar Council of India.
5National Law University, JodhpurNational Law University, Jodhpur is India's leading law school, incessantly striving to achieve the pinnacle of excellence in legal education by creating an energizing and conducive environment where there is holistic integration of learning in the contemporary spheres of laws, regulations and policies.
6National Law University, JodhpurHidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), named after one of the greatest legal luminaries of the country, Hon'ble Shri Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah, was established in 2003 by the Government of Chhattisgarh through the Hidayatullah National University of Law, Chhattisgarh, Act, (No. 10 of 2003).
7Gujarat National Law University, GandhinagarIt is a Research- based Teaching University, established under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003, recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC).
8Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law UniversityIt was established by an Act of Legislature of Uttar Pradesh in 2005 (U.P. Act No. 28 of 2005) which came into force on 4th January 2006. The University became functional in July, 2006.
9Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, PunjabIt has been established by the State Legislature of Punjab by enacting the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Punjab Act, 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006).
10Chanakya National Law University It came into being at Patna under the able guidance of its founding former Vice-Chancellor, Prof. A. Lakshminath. CNLU was established under the Chanakya National Law University Act, 2006.
11National University of Advanced Legal StudiesIt was established by Act 27 of 2005 of the Kerala State Legislature, which merged the National Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS), established by the Bar Council of Kerala in 2002, with the NUALS.
12National Law University Odisha (NLUO)It was established by Act 4 of 2008 and started its Academic Activities from the year 2009.
13National University of Study and Research in Law, RanchiIt was established by Act No. 4 of Jharkhand State in 2010. The University has subsequently been recognized by the University Grants commission.
14National Law University and Judicial Academy, AssamAssam was established by the National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam Act, 2009.
15Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law UniversityIt was established in the year 2008 by the government of Andhra Pradesh at Visakhapatnam through DSNLU Act, 2008 to impart quality legal education. The University is recognized u/s 2(f) and 12B of UGC Act 1956 and has the recognition of the BCI.
16Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU)TNNLU, one of the youngest, premier, and fully residential national law universities in the country, was established in 2012 by the Tamil Nadu Act No. 09 of 2012.
17Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai (MNLU Mumbai)It is one of the premier national law universities established in the State of Maharashtra to promote world class legal education and research.
18Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLU, Nagpur)It was established by the Government of Maharashtra by way of enactment known as the Maharashtra National Law University Act.
19Maharashtra National Law University, NagpurIt was established by the Government of Maharashtra by way of enactment known as the Maharashtra National Law University Act.
20Himachal Pradesh National Law UniversityIt was established by the State Legislature in the year 2016, by passing the Himachal Pradesh National Law University Act.
21Dharmashastra National Law UniversityIt was established by the Madhya Pradesh Dharmashastra National Law University Act 2018 (24 of 2018). 
22Ambedkar National Law UniversityIt was established by the State Government of Haryana in the year 2012 vide State Legislature Act No. 15 of 2012.

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FAQs

What is the application fees for CLAT Exam?

₹4000/- for General / OBC / Specially abled & other category candidates and ₹ 3500/- for SC/ST category candidates
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How many institutes participate in the CLAT 2021? +

These courses are offered by the 22 NLUs & other universities and colleges throughout the country.

What is the age limit for applying to CLAT 2021? +

There is no age limit for applying for ClAT 2021.

When is the last date to apply for CLAT exam? +

The last date for the CLAT exam is now extended till May 9, 2022.

What is the exam fees for CLAT? +

General / OBC / Specially abled & other category candidates - ₹4000/- and for SC/ST category candidates - ₹ 3500/-

When is CLAT 2022 Exam? +

CLAT 2022 Exam will be held on June 19, 2022.

When is the CLAT 2023 Exam? +

CLAT 2023 Exam will be held on 18th December 2022.

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