June 11, 2020: National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru has yet again topped the National Ranking Institutional Framework (NIRF) 2020 of the best law institutions in the country. The University has scored a hat trick of wins by remaining on top of the rankings in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In 2020 it increased its lead on its peers.

The NIRF rankings were released online by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India on Thursday.

Reflecting on the success, Vice Chancellor of NLSIU, Sudhir Krishnaswamy said: “We are extremely happy and honoured by this recognition, but accept it humbly as we know we have a long way to go.”

NIRF Rankings:

Started in 2015-16, the National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) was launched by the HRD department to rank higher educational institutions in India. The institutes are ranked on the basis of the following parameters:

  1. Teaching, Learning and Resources
  2. Research and Professional Practices
  3. Graduation Outcome
  4. Outreach and Inclusivity
  5. Perception

 How NLSIU scored on the parameters :

TLR (100) RPC (100) GO (100) OI (100) PERCEPTION (100)
84.30 41.07 85.13 75.03 100.00

Key Contributors :

NLSIU’s teaching and learning outcomes as well as graduation outcomes have been key contributors for its success. “We aim to sustain our performance in these parameters, but will redouble our efforts and focus on Research and Practice as well as our Outreach and Inclusivity,” Prof Krishnaswamy said.

Recalling the pioneering efforts of NLSIU’s Founder-Director N. R. Madhava Menon, the Vice Chancellor said that it is Prof Menon’s institutionalizing of ‘strong teaching and learning cultures’ that has served as a foundation for the continuing success of NLSIU today.

NLSIU would like to thank and acknowledge the efforts of the former VC of NLSIU, Prof. R Venkata Rao and his leadership team that helped contribute to this ranking.

Strengthening core competencies:

Reacting to the announcement, NLSIU Registrar Prof Sarasu Esther Thomas said: “The National Law School has always considered itself a faculty led institution. We are honoured by this ranking, and humbly acknowledge that the credit for this ranking must go to all those involved in teaching and research here. In the coming months, we aim to substantially strengthen these two core competencies.”

For further details on the India Rankings 2020, visit:  https://www.nirfindia.org/2020/LawRanking.html

NLSIU scores high in 2020:

  • NLSIU is ranked No. 1 by Careers 360 and India Today for the year 2020.
  • NLSIU broke into the QS World University rankings this year in the 151-200 ranks of global best law schools.
  • NLSIU was awarded ‘Best College of the Year’ in the Indian Education awards 2020.







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