Top 22 CLAT Participating Colleges

By admin | Last Updated 14 Jul, 2022

CLAT Participating Colleges

CLAT Participating Colleges

The CLAT exam draws the most participants because it is the country’s premier law admission exam. But many students struggle because they are unaware of the true significance of their CLAT result. While it is well known that the NLUs’ 5-year integrated and 1-year LLM programs will both accept CLAT 2022 scores for entrance, there are numerous other private, self-funded universities that will also accept the results.

This means that even if you don’t get into an NLU, you still have a chance to get into one of these universities if you manage to earn even a passing score on the CLAT 2022 exam. The good news is that many of these institutions, particularly the affiliate institutions, are widely recognized like Amity University, Bennet University, and GGSIU.

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 CLAT Participating Colleges 2022

There are three different kinds of institutions and universities that will accept CLAT 2022 scores and enroll students in integrated 5-year LLB and LLM programs. These are the institutions:

  • NLUs (National Law Universities)
  • Private colleges affiliated with CLAT        
  • Private Law Colleges

National Law Universities

In total, 22 NLUs will take part in CLAT 2022 and accept applicants’ entry scores for admission to various legal degrees. The table below contains a list of the 22 National Law Universities for CLAT 2022.

CLAT Seat Intake 2022 – List of NLUs

NLUsCLAT SeatsState QuotaAll India Seats
National Law School of India University, Bangalore180NA180
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad13225%99
National Law Institute University, Bhopal12050%60
WB National National University of Juidicial Sciences, Kolkata13236%91
National Law University, Jodhpur104NA104
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur17050%85
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar17225%129
Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow16952%81
Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala18010%162
Chanakya National Law University, Patna13866%69
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi6049%29
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack18025%135
National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi12050%60
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati6048%31
Damodoram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam12055%54
Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy12050%60
Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai15063%55
Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur12062%45
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad6062%23
Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla12025%90
Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur12050%60
Dr. BR Ambedkar National Law University12025%90
Total2847 1792

CLAT 2022 Affiliated Colleges

These universities use the CLAT 2022 scores for admission pursuant to MOUs they have signed with the consortium. Affiliate colleges may, however, also provide admission based on other entrance tests, unlike NLUs. For instance, GITAM University administers its own entrance exam, the GITAM GAT, in addition to using CLAT scores.

CLAT Accepting Law Colleges
Allinace School of Law, Bangalore
Amity Univeristy, Noida
APEX University, Jaipur
Aryans College of Law, Chandigarh
ARKA Jain University, Jharkhand
Asian Law College, Noida
Bennett University
BM Law College, Jodhpur
Delhi Institute of Rural Development
Fairfield School of Law, New Delhi
Gitam University
Galgotias University, Greater Noida
GLA University, Mathura
Gujarat Maritime University, Gandhi Nagar
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
Harlal School of Law, Greater Noida
IFIM Law College, Bengaluru
IMS Unison University, Dehradun
IIM, Rohtak
Indore Institute of Law, Indore
Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmadabad
IPS Academy College of Law, Indore
ITM University, Raipur
Jaipur National University
JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus School of Law, Greater Noida
Kalinga University, Raipur
Karnavati University, Gandhinagar
KL Deemed to be University, Guntur
Uttaranchal University
Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida
Maharshi Law School
Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University, Jaipur
Manipal University, Jaipur
Mangalayatan University, Jabalpur
Marwadi University, Rajkot
Mewar University, Chittorgarh
MIT World Peace University, Pune
MODY Institute of Science and Technology, New Delhi
Nancy College of Law, Patiala
National Forensic  Sciences University, New Delhi
NIMT Institute of Method and Law, Delhi NCR
Oriental University, Indore
Presidency University, Bangalore
Punjab College of Law, Amritsar
Raffles University, Neemrana
Rashtriya Raksha Academy
Renaissance Law College, Indore
RNB Global University, Bikaner
SAI Univeristy, Chennai
Sanskriti University, Mathura
Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Law, Bareilly
Shyam University, Rajasthan
Shri Vaishnav Institute of Law, Indore
Siddhartha Law College, Dehradun
SRM University, Haryana
Techno India University, West Bengal
The ICFAI University, Dehradun
University Law College, Chandigarh
UPES, Dehradun
Usha Martin University, Jharkhand

Private Colleges which accept CLAT 2022 Scores

Some private legal colleges, like Dr. K. N. Modi University, will also take CLAT 2022 in addition to NLUs and related institutions. Candidates can visit these universities and apply for admission using their CLAT 2022 scorecard.

PSU Recruitment Through CLAT

Candidates taking the CLAT in 2022 for the LLM program may also use their CLAT results to find employment as legal officers in the nation’s public sector units (PSUs). The following well-known PSUs accept CLAT scores for recruitment:

  • ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited), Dehradun
  • Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL)
  • Oil India Limited (Recruitment through CLAT)
  • THDC (Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Limited)


CLAT may be the first choice of every law aspirant, but there are a number of other national level entrance exams, which gives you direct entrance to the best major law colleges in India. AIBE, LFAT, ULSAT, LSAT India, MH CET Law, and many more entrance exams could also be alternative options for you. If you have any query regarding CLAT, feel free to ask us on the comments section.

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