This post will be of help to law aspirants from West Bengal. In this post, I’ve listed down some of the best law colleges in West Bengal. Both students and parents may use this guide to find the right law college.
In this post, you will find the names of popular law colleges in West Bengal. Apart from the names of colleges, you will also find other useful facts and details such as – types of law courses, list of law courses, their duration, eligibility, scope, admission process and career prospects.
In short, this post contains everything that you need to know about law education in West Bengal. As mentioned before, both students and parents may use this guide as reference material. It will simplify your law admission process and college selection.
Law colleges mentioned in this post fares well in areas such as infrastructure, amenities, faculty, rating, recognition status etc. Why is it important to select a good college, you may ask. A good law college can work wonders for your career. Employers are keen to recruit graduates hailing from premier law colleges.
Let us check out the list of law colleges now. Here it is –
List of law colleges in West Bengal 2020
Here are some of the popular law colleges in West Bengal –
- University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal
- University of Burdwan, Bardhaman, West Bengal
- Midnapore Law College, Midnapore, West Bengal
- Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal
- University of North Bengal, Siliguri, West Bengal
- Raiganj University, Raiganj, West Bengal
- WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, West Bengal
- South Calcutta Law College, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Hooghly Mohsin College, Hooghly, West Bengal
- Bankura University, Bankura, West Bengal
- Durgapur Institute of Legal Studies, Durgapur, West Bengal
- Amity Law School, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Heritage Law College, Kolkata, West Bengal
- JRSET College of Law, Chakdaha, West Bengal
- Bimal Chandra College of Law, Murshidabad, West Bengal
- Surendranath Law College, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Rabindra Shiksha Sammillani Law College, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Sureswar Dutta Law College, Howrah, West Bengal
- Adamas University, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Law College, Durgapur, West Bengal
- Kolkata Police Law Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Darjeeling, West Bengal
- George School of Law, Hooghly, West Bengal
- Jalpaiguri Law College, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
- Shyambazar Law College, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Kingston Law College, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Haldia Law College, Haldia, West Bengal
- Bengal Law College, Santiniketan, West Bengal
- JCC Law College, Kolkata, West Bengal
- MIES RM Law College, Sonarpur, West Bengal
- Jyotirmoy School of Law, Kolkata, West Bengal
- Sarsuna Law College, Kolkata, West Bengal
- SKA Institute of Law, Kalyani, West Bengal
- MAB Institute of Juridical Science, Murshidabad, West Bengal
- JIS University, Kolkata, West Bengal
The above mentioned list has not been ranked in any order. The above mentioned law colleges are known to offer different types of law courses. Do you want to know more about law courses available in India. If yes, read the next section –
Types of law courses
Based on academic levels, law courses in India can be classified into the following levels –
- UG level
- PG level
- Doctoral Degree level
UG stands for undergraduate level. PG stands for postgraduate level. Doctoral Degree courses are research based programs.
Based on course format, law courses in India can be classified into the following types –
- Integrated (Dual Degree) courses
- Bachelor’s Degree course
- Master’s Degree course
- PG Diploma course
- PG Certificate course
Let us check out some of the popular law courses now. Here they are –
Popular law courses
Integrated law courses: These are undergraduate level academic programs. Students who have passed 12th class are eligible to apply for admission. BA LL.B., BBA LL.B., BSW LL.B. – these are examples of integrated law courses.
LL.B.: It stands for Bachelor of Law. It is a Master’s Degree course. Students who have completed Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to pursue this course.
LL.M.: It stands for Master of Law. Candidates who have completed LL.B. or Integrated law course are eligible to pursue this course. LL.M. course can help you specialize in different disciplines within the domain of law.
In order to get into reputed law colleges and Government institutes, one must crack relevant law entrance exam. Law entrance exams and conducted at State, National and College levels. In order to bag a merit seat, one must score well in relevant law entrance exam. Here’s the list of top law colleges in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat & Maharashtra.
Career Prospects and Scope
After completing law education, a candidate may register with relevant chapter of Bar Council and start his/her legal practice. Lawyers have access to different types of job opportunities. Government jobs, private sector jobs and self-employment – these are some of the main job profiles that they have access to.
Skilled lawyers are hired by law firms, law consultancies, MNCs (legal wing), Government departments, NGOs etc. A lawyer may even start his/her own legal practice, law firm or law consultancy.
In order to thrive in this profession, one must possess the following qualities –
- In-depth knowledge about judicial system and laws
- Eye for detail
- Good communication skills
- Positive attitude