Toppers of CLAT fail to get admission in NLS Delhi

NEW DELHI. NLS (National Law School) Delhi based in Dwarka has become hottest and most sought after Law School in India for 5 year BA, LL.B. (Honours) course after class 12th; if the results of separate entrance examinations of NLS Delhi and CLAT (Common Law Entrance Test) are any indication. NLS Delhi was not part of CLAT examination which was a common entrance for 11 National Law Schools including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jodhpur, Bhopal, Raipur, Gandhinagar, Lucknow, Patna, Punjab and Kochi.


There are around 40 candidates who got admission in NLS Bangalore, but failed to crack entrance of NLS Delhi. Even the toppers of CLAT have failed to clear entrance examination for NLS Delhi. Nidhi Modani who topped with Rank 1 in CLAT; secured 69th rank in entrance examination of NLS Delhi and has failed to get admission even from 1st waiting list as there are only 52 General Category seats in NLS Delhi. Similarly, Rajat Gangwar who secured Rank 2 in CLAT also failed in entrance of NLS Delhi where he was placed in Rank 170. Further, Sidhartha Basu who scored Rank 3 in CLAT also failed to get admission in NLS as he was ranked 97 in NLS Delhi. Paroma Mitra who got Rank 5 in CLAT also failed to get admission in NLS Delhi as she got placed at Rank 409 in NLS Delhi examination. Parul Goyal who has secured Rank 6 in CLAT is also in the same boat as she was ranked 231 in NLS Delhi examination. Vishav Gupta ranked 8 in CLAT also failed in NLS Delhi examination as he was ranked 75 by NLS Delhi.


Majority of students studying in NLS Bangalore are from North and with the opening of NLS in Delhi students are giving their first preference to NLS Delhi. If the results are any indication; NLS Delhi is going to surpass NLS Bangalore and NALSAR Hyderabad by the time its first Batch passes out in 2013 as the quality of students as well as the Faculty joining NLS Delhi may be superior to other National Law Schools. Dr Ranbir Singh who was Founder Director/Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR Hyderabad has joined as Vice-Chancellor of NLS Delhi and Dr Ghanshyam Singh from NALSAR has joined as Registrar of NLS Delhi. Further, NLS is hunting for the Faculty from other NLS and some of the Faculty has already moved from NALSAR and other National Law Schools. Being located in Capital NLS Delhi will have access to best Faculty and since it is the seat of Supreme Court it will also have better access to legal luminaries. NLS Delhi boasts of world class infrastructure including Air-conditioned class rooms and library. The campus is wi-fi enabled.


Law itself has become a Hot Profession and joining NLS can prove out to be better than joining IIT. Those passing out from National Law Schools of Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jodhpur etc. are offered Packages ranging from Rs. 30 Lakh to Rs. 40 lakh in Foreign Law Firms and Rs. 10 to Rs. 15 Lakh in Indian Law firms. Many National Law Schools have 100 per cent campus placement.


(Source: Allindiantaxes)





  1. Aditya said,

    June 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Here is a link to help CLAT Aspirants:
    Do post your questions.

  2. Nayantara said,

    June 20, 2009 at 12:59 am

    This is by far the most retarded analysis ever! It should in fact be the other way round: NLU-D toppers don’t crack CLAT.
    This discussion has happened on many forums and anybody worth their salt would agree it’s too premature to compare NLU-D with even the tier-3 colleges.
    The author needs a reality check ASAP.

  3. Ramanuj said,

    June 20, 2009 at 3:20 am

    I have been following the newly established law schools with deep interest for some time now. In the past few years, every state has been coming up with its own law school, and i must each have promised a lot. NLU Delhi is no exception. However, you report seems utterly biased and based on questionable logic.

    Now that you have done us the favor of telling how many clat toppers didnt get through NLUD, can you please tell us how many of those who made it through to NLUD cracked CLAT, and with what ranks? Have you considered the possibility that the CLAT toppers did not take the NLUD entrance seriously because it was not their focus anyway?

    The statistics that clearly shows the trend, and leaves no scope for doubt is that many students who made it through both the exams, are chosing more established universities over NLUD, as is proven by the number of students from the first list who did not take admission in NLUD, and the number of students who are asking for refund of fees so that they can join other universities though that way they have to forego the bigger portion of the fees that they have already paid. I would not give any offhand statistics here as that would not be fair on a budding law school like NLUD to which i bid well.

    However, your representation is inexplicable, and I shall make a request to you to declare any interest that you may have in NLUD. Misguiding young students is not a great thing to do.

  4. Sachet said,

    June 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    if there’s one article i could call stupid…it would be this

  5. Ipsita Mazumdar said,

    June 21, 2009 at 2:53 am

    next time, do come up with an article about the NLS cuttack achievers who did not make it to CLAT… (but plz try not to make it as ridiculous as this one. )

  6. Yash said,

    July 7, 2009 at 2:08 am

    I am astounded by the level of idiocy portrayed by the author.

  7. pawan said,

    July 9, 2009 at 11:44 am

    author has written this article with completely biased nature. you cant grade any college on the basis that it is located in the city where supreme court is located.

  8. Medhavi Singh said,

    July 18, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    The article, I agree, is slightly biased. However, the fact that the CLAT paper was much easier than the NLU-D paper needs to be considered.
    There were probably 150 questions that everyone knew the answers to, but the other 50 questions were the ones that made the difference.
    And I personally think that the people who made it, made it through guesswork. I can say this because I know a girl who was confused as to what she wanted to do, and made it to Bangalore. Trust me, she was really dumb.

    • Anonymous said,

      August 8, 2009 at 10:46 pm

      thats ok wat u said its ur opinion

  9. Anonymous said,

    August 23, 2009 at 2:07 am

    utter crap………keep it up

  10. Aditya Singh said,

    August 31, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    take a look at this clat website

  11. jharna said,

    October 11, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    wt crap…..

  12. Neha said,

    August 5, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Fuck off with ur shitty analysis!!!

  13. Anonymous said,

    November 18, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Was the author paid by NLUD to write this article?

  14. Pranjal Singh said,

    November 18, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    you wrote this post two years back…u haven’t recieved a single like but a dozen pearls of wisdom…evaluate!!!
    I got rank 43 in CLAT but found NLUD not worth giving the exam…explain!!!

  15. Pranjal Singh said,

    November 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Advait Nair, NLU-D topper from 2010 is studying at NLS…that is answer enough

  16. Pranjal Singh said,

    November 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Advait Nair, NLU-D topper from 2010 is studying at NLS bangalore…that is answer enough

  17. sachi poudyal said,

    November 19, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    logic and statistical reasoning have never been murdered so openly as in this article.
    it hurt by grey matter.

  18. Radhika said,

    January 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Hmph!. It is NL’U’ D. . And not ‘NLS’ D.

    National Law School of India University is called ‘NLS’.

    And yes I agree with the above comment.

  19. Rahul said,

    April 7, 2012 at 12:58 am

    hagga faila diya yaar! I seriously hope the author received the money he was promised to write this utter piece of liquified crap cause given the level he has stooped to, he really really needs that.

  20. Anonymous said,

    August 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    i feel that nlu d wil soon emerge to be one of its kind and will estrablish new placement records

  21. soma said,

    January 18, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    nlu delhi is not good in placements . amarchand mangaldas does not come here the law firm of india

  22. Anonymous said,

    March 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    nlu delhi will have the best placements next year only IIM-A can match it.

  23. Kumar said,

    August 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    The fantastic infrastructure at NLU Delhi has to be seen to be believed.Other NLU’s are no match for it.Dr. Ranbir singh’s track record and the commitment to make NLU Delhi compete with the best in the world is testimony to this.the top faclty is making a beeline to join for the research opportunity it provides and supports.All faculty stay on the campus.Fully residential for students also.Library is the best part.

    Those who have not seen should first make a visit and then only comment.Only NALSAR has comparable infrastructure but in a jungle while NLU Delhi has it right next to “Supreme court,high court and the chambewrs of Best lawyers of the country.

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