Now that the admission season is nearing, most of you must be wondering about which subject to choose and where to apply? Although this procedure for the selection of subjects is kind of easier for general subjects like English, Economics, Commerce, Geography, Botany and the likes, the scenario isn’t quite the same for subjects like journalism, media science, management courses and even law! Listed below are some of the finest colleges in Bengal where you can study and make a bright career in law—
Established in 1970, South Calcutta Law College is a premier law college in Kolkata which is affiliated to the University of Calcutta and approved by the Bar Council of India. The college does not run any post graduate or research courses but offers two types of undergraduate degree courses—a five years’ BA LLB and a 2+3 years’ BA LLB (Honors). The admission is done on the basis of a candidate’s ranking in the common entrance test given by the University of Calcutta. The College is located at the heart of south Kolkata, in Ballygunj and has special a special cell which operates the Campus Interviews.
Permanently affiliated to the University of Calcutta, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College is one of the most renowned law colleges in West Bengal for law; and teaches an array of subjects though primarily it’s a law college. Apart from the undergraduate courses (5 years’ BA LLB (honors) and 5 years’ BA LLB), the college also offers a post graduate course on the same—LLM (a 2 years’ degree course), and the admission to this college too depends on the candidate’s ranking in the aptitude test given by the University of Calcutta. The institute is located on Prince Anwar Shah Road on the southern fringes of the city and is quite famous for its well-stocked library and accompanied by a vintage reading room.
Affiliated to the University of Burdwan and located at Shantiniketan, in Birbhum, Bengal Law College is vested with all the modern equipments and a well stocked library that are needed for excelling in the field of Law. The College offers only two degree courses—BA LLB (5 years) and LLB (3 years) but offers an array of subjects and combinations to choose from. This college is a private, non-aided institution whose selection procedure changes as per the rules of the University of Burdwan.
One of the oldest colleges offering courses in Law in India, Calcutta University’s Department of Law still now shines as one of the best colleges for law in India. It was established as the “University College of Law” in 1909, and it was only in 1983 that it was made a full time department under the University. The department offers the under graduate program [B.A. LLB (honors)], the postgraduate program (LLM) as well as research courses (Ph.D.) on Law.
The campus is situated in South Kolkata, near Ballygunj Phari and is widely known as the Hazra Law College or simply as the Law College.
Rated as one of the best colleges in India for studying Law, NUJS offers an array of degrees in law including the 5 year B.A. or B.Sc. LLB (hons.) degree in law at the undergraduate level, and the Master of Laws (LLM) at the postgraduate level. NUJS is built under the “five year law degree model” which had been proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India, and is regarded as one of the elite colleges among the schools of law affiliated to the National University of Juridical Sciences.
If you’re keen on getting through this college, you’ll have to clear the Common Law Entrance Test held across India—and admissions are based solely on your ranking in the examination.
Other than the post graduate and undergraduate courses, they have also offer post graduate diplomas and research courses like MPhil, PhD and LLD.