By Tanuj Kalia
India Today magazine’s law school rankings for the year 2017 are out.
Frankly, you can and should ignore it.
Earlier, the rankings used to be bad. They were getting worse year by year. This year, the law college rankings are dangerous.
It’s hard to find any logic, data or thought behind the rankings. Take this for example: NALSAR does not find a place in the top 20. Neither do NLU Jodhpur, NLIU Bhopal or NLU Delhi. Most probably, none of them participated in this sham of a ranking.
Such is the lack of care by the magazine that it gives two different rankings on its official webpage! This is straight out of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Unbelievable? See rankings 6-10 in the 2 boxes below.
In Box 1, BVP is ranked 6th, BHU 7th, SLS Pune 8th, ICFAI is at 9th place and ILS at 10th.
In Box 2, BVP is ranked 6th, SLS Pune becomes number 7, ICFAI number 8 and ILS number 10. GNLU is at the 10th place.
BHU loses out due to ‘technical error’ I guess.
To be frank, and I am not exaggerating or making a joke here; India Today deserves to be sent a legal notice for this.
The full rankings can be accessed here.