Top 10 Law Colleges in Dehradun

Published on: 2021-02-28 04:56:55

Top 10 Law Colleges in Dehradun

1. IMS Union University (IUU)

IMS Union University, formerly known as Institute of Management Studies, is a private university located in the capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun. It offers various courses at under-graduate, post-graduate and doctorate level in the field of management, mass communication, law, hospitality management and liberal arts. IMS Unison University is recognised by the University Grants Commission. School of Law is approved by the Bar Council of India. IMS’ School of law was ranked no. 1 law college in Uttarakhand by India Today 2019 and among the top 24 law colleges in India by India Today 2020. IMS Unison believes in providing highest quality education by adopting best practices in the education industry that will equip the students to become independent, confident and great future leaders. Its motto is ‘Nurturing Knowledge.Empowering Minds’.

The campus is surrounded by beautiful Shivalik range of the mountains. The redbrick buildings in the campus are beautifully designed included with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities, and laid back atmosphere, offers perfect ambience for the students in their pursuit of higher education. Some of the facilities provided by IMS Union are as follows:

Theatre-styled classrooms are fitted with audio-visual aids induce confidence among students and prepare them for corporate life. The classrooms have numerous high technology tools installed, LCD Projectors, Wireless systems and Multimedia Kits, ensuring excellent performance academically and professionally.

 • Language Laboratory is filled with lab software ‘WORDS WORTH’. It helps students in improving their English pronunciation, paralanguage and diction. 

• Computer Laboratories have over 600 systems, Hewlett Packard Computers, Led monitors and state-of-the-art wifi system. 

• IMS boasts of seminar halls with a seating capacity of 700 in total. The halls are equipped with computers and LCD Projectors for high quality audio and visual effects. These are used for conducting various events and activities the college 

• The institute has four well-equipped Conference Halls used for conferences and meetings. 

• E-Enabled Library with automated interface, allowing students and teachers to locate information using computerised search facility. It has over 36,931 volumes and 9,175 titles in Management, Hospitality, Mass Communication, Law and Liberal Arts. The Library is an active member of DELNET and NDLI. 

• BITS & BYTES Cafeteria is another jewel in the crown of IMS. It is centrally airconditioned. Hygiene and flavour are of utmost importance in the preparations of food served. 

• Well-equipped infirmary to aid to any medical needs of the students including a 24-hour ambulance for medical emergency


2. ICFAI University

ICFAI Tech School was founded in 2004 under the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University (ICFAI) which is a private institution. ICFAI University is affiliated with the University Grants Commission (UGC). ICFAI Tech School was formerly known as the Faculty of Science and Technology. Located in Selaqui, Dehradun, ICFAI covers 25 acres of lush green land with 2.3 lakhs sq.ft. of built-up area. The institute has seminar halls, workshops, libraries, laboratories, faculty rooms, computer centre and recreational facilities.

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The ICFAI Law School has a team of highly dedicated and experienced faculty comprising of academicians from prestigious National Law Universities and Central Universities of India. ICFAI Law School Classrooms are equipped with smart boards and library is filled with National and International Journals, Law Reporters and Books. ICFAI Law School also offers scholarship to reward academic achievements and scholastic capabilities of the students. It focuses on developing a world class pool of young talented law professionals ready to conquer in the various legal fields. The curriculum is specifically designed keeping in mind the requirements of current legal profession such as communication and advocacy skills, lawyering, legal drafting and arbitrating. The programmes offered are: 

• BBA LLB(Hons) 

• BALLB(Hons) 

• LLB 


 • PH.D


3. Law College Dehradun (LCD)

Established in 2002 under the aegis of Sushila Devi Centre for Professional Studies and Research, Law College Dehradun is the first independent law college in Uttarakhand. It is a constituent of Uttaranchal University. The Week ranked LCD no. 1 law college in Uttarakhand, 10 in all India private law colleges and 21 among top law colleges in India. LCD has become one of the most famous legal colleges in the state. Placement constitutes to the name of any university and LCD firmly believes this. This institute in collaboration with reputed legal firms provide placement assistance to the students in securing their dream jobs. In its history of 19 years, various top 50 graduates and faculties are serving as distinguished judges in various courts of India. Other alumni are serving as lawyers in the District Courts, High Courts as well as Supreme Court of India. The college as a lex matrix and an institutional paragon provides complete legal education under a single roof which includes five year BA. LL.B. (Hons.) and BBA.LL.B. (Hons.), LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M. and Doctoral Programme in Law.

Law College organises various summits, workshops and seminar to provide them exposure to the real-world. Renowned personalities are invited to conduct lectures. Few of visitors are as follows: a. Legal luminaries – Judges from Apex Courts in India and abroad, Professors, Subject Experts and Senior Advocates b. Industrialists & Entrepreneurs – Law Firms, Corporate Entities c. Bureaucrats – Government officials from different departments d. Legislatures – Ministers, MPs and MLAs e. Environmentalists


4. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, School of Law

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, abbreviated as UPES, is a coeducational private university located in the capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun. UPES was established in 2003, it can easily be regarded as one of the best universities in India. Since 2019, it has been owned by the for-profit education group Global University Systems. The university’s motto, University with Purpose’ rightly describes its vision. Since its inception, UPES explores and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. The curriculum is designed to facilitate creative and collaborating learning in its students with holistic experience and multidisciplinary approach. Petroleum has a placement rate of 94%, 2500 students and 560 recruits came for placement drives in 2019-2020. The alumni are referred to as ‘upesites’. Top recruiting companies are Shell, ONGC, Halliburton, Infosys, Reliance, Adani, Airtel and Jio. UPES was awarded as University of the Year in North India by ASSOCHAM.

The School of Law, UPES, was established in 2007. It became the first Indian university that has collaborated with the ULAW in United Kingdom. Some of the extra-benefits that come with the collaboration are as follows: • Faculty and student exchange • Research collaboration • Online modules • Summer school programme • Collaborative seminars, moot courts, conferences, and student competitions.

Currently, UPES offers various programmes in legal studies, namely BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, Btech LLB, LLM at PG level and PHD in Law. Admissions are done on the basis of entrance exams, CLAT, LSAT, USLAT AND RET conducted by UPES itself. The law students have won over 210 awards in their respective fields of specialisation.


5. Graphic Era Hill University, School of Law

Graphic Era Hill University is a private university located in the foothills of Dehradun, Uttrakhand. It was established on 28 April 2011 by an act of the Uttarakhand State under the aegis of Graphic Era Educational Society (GEES), which was set up in 1996 as a non-profit organization. The campus is located in the cantonment area, along the Rajaji National Park against the panoramic view of Shivalik Hills. GEHU offers undergraduate and post-graduate courses in agriculture. Graphic Era was also listed among the top 100 universities category in NIRF 2020, securing 97 rank all over India.

Graphic Era School of Law offers B.B.A LLB and B.A. LLB at undergraduate level and LLM at graduate level. The faculty members at School of Law are highly qualified and alumni of well known universities of the country. The classrooms are well-equipped with LCD Projectors and Networked Computers to make the classroom experience highly educational. The Computer Centre facility allows the students to access internet and other on-line academic resources. Moot Court Facility enables the students to become familiar with actual legal proceedings at Courts and the Case Sessions held at Moot Court give them an opportunity to face real life situations and the Legal Aid Center provides legal assistance and counselling pertaining to legal matters in rural areas.

6. Himgiri Zee University (HZU)

Based on the motto `Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ translated as ‘World as Family’ in English, Himgiri Zee University has been established under Act No. 17 of 2003 of the State Legislative Assembly, Government of Uttaranchal. The university campus is meticulously planned with excellent infrastructure and state of the art facilities such as well-furnished classes, fully stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, and clean cafeteria. The vision of Himgiri ZEE University is to become world class University and impart higher education through conventional as well as through other modes of learning in order to make them future ready.

The Department of Legal Studies provides an exhilarating, yet challenging environment for studying Law. The faculty at Himgiri Zee University is highlyexperienced in legal matters. HZU also organises regular visits to district courts for real-life experiences and classes are also engaged by visiting experts. Some of the courses offered by the department of legal studies are as follows:

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Legislative Law- an undergraduate Administrative Law professional degree course.

 • Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Legislative Law Honours- an undergraduate Administrative Law professional integrated course

 • Bachelor of Legislative Law- an undergraduate Law course 

• Master of Legislative Law-postgraduate Law course Entrance examination are conducted for admissions to all courses.

7. DAV PG College

DAV PG College is government-aided college in the capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun. It was established in the year 1948 and was influenced by Anglo Education System. It emerged as the top college in the state with all five faculties namely, Arts, Commerce, Law, Science and B.Ed, comprising of twenty one disciplines. The college’s motto is “TAMSO MA JYOTIRGAMAYH: Andhkar se Prakash ke Aur’ which translates to ‘from darkness to light’. This principle was propounded by Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati which later was adopted as the vision of the college. DAV PG college aims to impart quality education developing academically excellent individuals for a better future of the world. The institute believes in equality for all, commitments towards the environment and the people who are less fortunate and wants to inculcate the same values in its students..

8. Jagran School of Law

Established in the year 2013, The Jagran School of Law was a new initiative of the Shri Puranchandra Gupta Smarak Trust, Kanpur, which is deeply rooted in the culture of academic excellence. Like all the other universities, it is also affiliated to the Uttarakhand Technical University and recognised by the Bar Council of India. JSL believes in producing law experts who would conquer the field of law globally. JSL is an educational initiative of Jagran Group which also publishes “Dainik Jagran Newspaper”. It is the only Law School in Uttarakhand which has Civil Construction i.e. Classrooms, Library, Computer lab, Moot Court, etc. exactly as per guidelines given out by the Bar Council of India.

9. Libra College of Law

Libra College of Law was established in 2006. It is private institution, affiliated to the H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal and Uttarakhand Technical University. It is also recognised by the Bar Council of India. It is considered one of the best institutes to study law. It is known for having academically excellent and highlyexperienced faculty to ensure quality education to its students. The institute emphasises on good moral and ethics and conducts various lectures regarding the same. The main aim of Libra College is to produce loyal lawyers.

10. Siddharth Law College (SLC)


The foundation of Siddharth Law College was laid in the year 2009.Currently, it is under the guidance of Justice K.D. Shahi with the vision and aim of imparting quality education in the field of legal studies and developing professional individuals. It is a private institution located in the foothills of Shivalik range, Dehradun. SLC is affiliated to the Uttarakhand Technical University, approved and recognised by the Bar Council of India.

It offers a five-year integrated Bachelor of Law (B.A./B.B.A.LL.B) degree, a threeyear (LL.B) degree, and a one-year Master of Law (LLM) degree. SLC gives utmost importance to growth and education of its students and therefore provide all possible facilities to ensure their success. It organises and motivates students to participate in various moot court competition to develop the aplomb that every advocate should possess, workshops for practical knowledge , mock judiciary tests to prepare for judicial services, guest lectures by renowned professionals, and quiz competitions to develop logical and analytical skills.

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