Kolkata: Seven students from the state have bagged ranks in the top 100 of CLAT. The results were declared on Monday evening and the Consortium of Law Universities, which conducts this entrance exam to 22 law schools of the country, officially matched ranks to names on Tuesday.
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences is one of the 22 national law schools of the country that admits its students through CLAT. Ranks 6, 20, 28, 31, 33, 37 and 43 were bagged by students from the state in the undergraduate law programmes, said Balraj Chauhan, CLAT convenor at Jabalpur.
Shailja Beria, a student from the Sushila Birla Girls High School, ranked sixth and indicated that she wanted to take admission in NUJS. Ranks 20 and 28 were bagged by Debditya Saha and Vedant Bisht.
Bisht, a boy from Krishnagar Academy, said that he would like to study at the national law school in Bangalore, much like the rest of the rank holders. Son of a BSF commandant Bisht said he always dreamt of studying law.
The law school in Bangalore has traditionally been the first choice of many of the top 100 rank holders because it was the first law school in the country and the ranking agencies have always put it above the rest considering important government projects it has clinched and the placements it has been able to get for its students. “This year, Bihar has impressed with its rankings. The top three ranks and the fifth rank have gone to students from Bihar,” Chauhan said. There are nine students in top 30 from Bihar.
“I am extremely happy to know that seven students from our state have ranked in the top 100 of the merit list. Traditionally, rank holders from 100 to 300 choose NUJS, not below that,” said Nirmal Kanti Chakraborty, vice chancellor of NUJS. The admission process has started and will be completed by October 15 at NUJS along with all other law schools of the country.
Candidates have indicated five choices and they will be given three chances to upgrade themselves. NUJS will start its online classes from November 2 and classes on legal applications, law of tort, English, sociology, history have all been planned.