Grade/Mark equivalent - per Indian standards (for 2021-2022)


nkm21

Hello!

I'm from a reputed state university in India and like most other state universities, our grading system is far more rigid. I am graduating this year at the top of my class with quite a few professors to attest to the same. However, I will be having only a 70% (~+1% depending upon my final grades for this semester) as my average. I would really like to know if I have any chance in applying to an LL.M./MCL at Cambridge or an LL.M. at LSE/King's.

I otherwise have an extensive CV and will be taking up a PG Dip this year in my field of interest.

I would love to know more about this.
Thanks in advance!

Hello!

I'm from a reputed state university in India and like most other state universities, our grading system is far more rigid. I am graduating this year at the top of my class with quite a few professors to attest to the same. However, I will be having only a 70% (~+1% depending upon my final grades for this semester) as my average. I would really like to know if I have any chance in applying to an LL.M./MCL at Cambridge or an LL.M. at LSE/King's.

I otherwise have an extensive CV and will be taking up a PG Dip this year in my field of interest.

I would love to know more about this.
Thanks in advance!
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llmllm2020

If from an NLU, I think you have excellent chances of securing admission in all of your aforementioned courses and universities. If from a non-NLU government/private institution, then I would rate your chances as being excellent in non-Oxbridge universities like LSE/King's.

Academic scores and undergraduate institution reputation is one (but the dominant) component of LLM admissions in the UK. Cambridge seeks at the very minimum a top 10% rank + first class degree. However for students from universities other than NLS/NALSAR/NUJS/NLUD this requirement rises to top 5% and for non-NLU/Symbiosis/JGLS it increases to top 2-3% of class. I think you make this academic cut off safely if you're at the top of your class. 


I would not pay much attention to the absolute % or grading system. All prestigious universities are more than aware of the discrepancies in grades award across institutions. 

But in addition to academics, you must have decent recommendations, some internship/work experience, and a few publications/moots/co-curriculars.

Good luck! I hope you get admitted to whichever institution you desire. 1f60a

[Edited by llmllm2020 on Jun 29, 2020]

If from an NLU, I think you have excellent chances of securing admission in all of your aforementioned courses and universities. If from a non-NLU government/private institution, then I would rate your chances as being excellent in non-Oxbridge universities like LSE/King's.<br><br>Academic scores and undergraduate institution reputation is one (but the dominant) component of LLM admissions in the UK. Cambridge seeks at the very minimum a top 10% rank + first class degree. However for students from universities other than NLS/NALSAR/NUJS/NLUD this requirement rises to top 5% and for non-NLU/Symbiosis/JGLS it increases to top 2-3% of class. I think you make this academic cut off safely if you're at the top of your class.&nbsp;<br><br><br>I would not pay much attention to the absolute % or grading system. All prestigious universities are more than aware of the discrepancies in grades award across institutions.&nbsp;<br><br>But in addition to academics, you must have decent recommendations, some internship/work experience, and a few publications/moots/co-curriculars.<br><br>Good luck! I hope you get admitted to whichever institution you desire.&nbsp;:blush:
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nkm21

If from an NLU, I think you have excellent chances of securing admission in all of your aforementioned courses and universities. If from a non-NLU government/private institution, then I would rate your chances as being excellent in non-Oxbridge universities like LSE/King's.

Academic scores and undergraduate institution reputation is one (but the dominant) component of LLM admissions in the UK. Cambridge seeks at the very minimum a top 10% rank + first class degree. However for students from universities other than NLS/NALSAR/NUJS/NLUD this requirement rises to top 5% and for non-NLU/Symbiosis/JGLS it increases to top 2-3% of class. I think you make this academic cut off safely if you're at the top of your class. 


I would not pay much attention to the absolute % or grading system. All prestigious universities are more than aware of the discrepancies in grades award across institutions. 

But in addition to academics, you must have decent recommendations, some internship/work experience, and a few publications/moots/co-curriculars.

Good luck! I hope you get admitted to whichever institution you desire. 1f60a


Thank you so much @llmllm2020 for taking the time out and writing such a detailed response. It is incredibly helpful.

And thank you, I'm hoping for the same! :) *fingerscrossed*

[Edited by nkm21 on Jun 29, 2020]

[quote]If from an NLU, I think you have excellent chances of securing admission in all of your aforementioned courses and universities. If from a non-NLU government/private institution, then I would rate your chances as being excellent in non-Oxbridge universities like LSE/King's.<br><br>Academic scores and undergraduate institution reputation is one (but the dominant) component of LLM admissions in the UK. Cambridge seeks at the very minimum a top 10% rank + first class degree. However for students from universities other than NLS/NALSAR/NUJS/NLUD this requirement rises to top 5% and for non-NLU/Symbiosis/JGLS it increases to top 2-3% of class. I think you make this academic cut off safely if you're at the top of your class.&nbsp;<br><br><br>I would not pay much attention to the absolute % or grading system. All prestigious universities are more than aware of the discrepancies in grades award across institutions.&nbsp;<br><br>But in addition to academics, you must have decent recommendations, some internship/work experience, and a few publications/moots/co-curriculars.<br><br>Good luck! I hope you get admitted to whichever institution you desire.&nbsp;:blush: [/quote]<br><br>Thank you so much @llmllm2020 for taking the time out and writing such a detailed response. It is incredibly helpful.<br><br>And thank you, I'm hoping for the same! :) *fingerscrossed*
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