The group of institutions collectively known as the National Law Universities (NLUs) now number over twenty. Most of them recruit students using the CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) scores. This is considered the flagship exam, which gives entry to some of the finest Law colleges in the country. The competition for this is immense. The test includes 200 objective type multiple choice questions to be answered within a maximum time limit of 120 minutes. These 200 questions are divided into Legal Aptitude and GK hogging half the total share with 50 questions each. English and Reasoning are worth 40 each while math which is quite elementary is worth 20. For every wrong answer, a fourth of negative marks gets deducted. Success in this exam opens the door towards some of the best national law colleges (NLUs). In spite of the ‘national’ tag associated with the NLUs, they remain state universities. CLAT is also one of the few law entrances that were conducted on online mode but has now reverted to the offline avatar.
For long, law lagged behind several other professional and degree courses when it came to prestige and career opportunities, but now, thanks to the NLUs, it is considered a top career choice. With the opening up of the economy, law grads can now take up careers in corporate law, international agencies, NGOs, Legal Process Outsourcing (LPOs) firms and academics, besides the conventional careers centres around litigation and the judiciary. This was the reason for the launch of the five- year integrated programmes by the NLUs which can be taken up by students immediately after completion of their school.
The Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) in Visakhapatnam was established in the year 2008, making it one of the newer NLUs in the country. It is built on a total area of around 46 acres worth land in the state of Andhra Pradesh (AP). It is also named after one of the former Chief Ministers of the state- Shri Damodaram Sanjivayya. Courses are available here at the DSNLU right from the UG till doctoral levels. At the UG level, the flagship five- year integrated programme BA LLB is offered. The LLB, of course, is the standard degree offered to Common Law countries’ legal study graduates. At the master’s level, the one- year LLM is offered here. There is also the provision for a four- year integrated LLB plus LLM programme. This, however, can only be pursued after some graduation. Research- oriented doctoral studies may also be undertaken here.
The DSNLU has been a pioneer when it comes to forging MOUs for collaborative research or student exchange. Some of these deals have been stuck with domestic partners, various others with international ones. Some domestic collaborators include- The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and the Centurion University of Technology and Management in Odisha. Apart from this, such ties also exist with several other NLUs from Bengaluru, Kolkata, Patiala, Patna, Delhi and Hyderabad. The foreign collaborators are mainly in the East European country of Poland. The institutes here are – the Vistula University and the Indo- European Centre within it.
The institute is also a leader when it comes to legal research. For this purpose, the Centre for Child and Law has been set up to develop research in this area. Another is the Centre for Advanced Research in Dispute Settlement (CARDS). Further, a lot of the research that takes place at the DSNLU gets published in their own in-house journals. The flagship journal from the institute is the Jural Quorate. The library here is one of the best stocked within the region. Besides the physical books on display, it also provides digital access to en number of international academic journals for research and academic purposes. The DSNLU has subscribed to several digital databases such as – Westlaw India, Kluwer Arbitration, Manu Patra and the Lexis Nexis.
The student life is one that is thriving on campus. There are both societies as well as committees here. These Societies are here for – Moot & Advocacy, Literature & Debate and for Law & Technology). There are Committees here for – Sports, Mess, Cultural, Internship and for Recruitment Coordination. In addition, there is also the Legal Aid Cell. The Legal Incubation Centre’s main purpose is to ideate new propositions for legal thinking. Several events are conducted across the year by these student bodies. Special training workshops are also organized for government departments and with international agencies as well. Guest sessions are also conducted with external experts. A significant number of nationally- feted luminaries have visited the campus to share with the students, their real-world experiences. All this has helped the DSNLU be placed extremely high across all ranking platforms. The Careers 360 magazine, for instance, has placed the institute at rank 27th all over India among law colleges with an AAA+ rating. This, in turn, has fueled excellent placements on campus.
As per your requirement, i would say that as mentioned above your qualification details, cut off varies so as the ranking varies with reservation, seat availability etc.
You have a decent rank and there are good chances that you get a seat in your preffered college.
and you can surely look out for other good colleges like
Dear Duvvi Indrani ! First of all congratulations you score really well, and after that your percentage is good enough to get admission in good colleges of india but this also depends on cut off of the particular reputed college .But anyway here the list of some good colleges for you:-1. Amity university 2.chandigarh university 3.delhi university 4.symbiosis international college5.st.xavier college
As per your rank, you have high chance in the following college-
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam
Hope this might help you.
Feel free to ask further.
Spot admission depends upon the number of vacant seats available after the final rounds of counselling conducted.Now CLAT cutoffs for Round 1 and Round 2 have been declared.You have better chances in the private colleges accepting CLAT scores.They may be quite expensive as compared to government colleges.It's better not to rely on spot admission as they are not predictable and often majority of the seats are filled up in the counselling rounds.
Try this college predictor link https://law.careers360.com/clat-college-predictor.
In the second merit list, the closing cutoff rank for a General candidate in DSNLU Visakhapatnam is 1287. So, there seems to be very slim to no chance that you will get admission in the third list with your rank. However, don't lose hope as there are hundreds of colleges all over India which accept CLAT score, so keep a lookout for them while waiting for the merit list.
All the Best!
Dear Khushbu Ji,
Congratulation you get a pretty good score and you rank in NRI sponsored maybe good.DSNLU is a great college and has a good rank in any law colleges. And a positive chances that you get admission and where your NRI sponsored may I hope and you get this college.
All The Best.
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