Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore

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Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies has been striving towards improving standards of Legal Education in the country. In the process, the college continues to conduct Moot Court Competitions at the national level, organize legal aid programmes for the common man, legal awareness camps and client counseling. The college also arranges for visits to Lok Adalats, the Hon'ble High Court, the Hon'ble Supreme Court and the Parliament.

As an amalgamation of students from every nook and corner of our country, the institution continues to produce lawyers of the highest standards. This fact has been acknowledged by several research organizations including India Today (need we say more) which has ranked the college as the seventh best among the top ten law colleges in India. The college has been ranked the seventh best Law College for three years in a row by India Today for the years 2003, 2004 and 2005 respectively.

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Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies was inaugurated on 2nd August, 1993 by Sri B V Acharya, the then Advocate General, Government of Karnataka. Dr. V.B. Coutinho, the then Dean and Principal of University Law College, Bangalore presided over the function. The college was started in a very humble manner comprising of a modest library, with a few students. Little did the college realize that the college would scale such heights.

Sri G.V. Subba Rao assumed office as the First Principal of the college. Subsequently, Prof. Anand Rao of the Department of English served as the acting Principal for a short term. On 10th July, 1996, Prof. S.S. Alur was appointed as Principal. His arrival as Principle galvanized the growth and development of the college. His commendable contribution to the college in terms of his insight, treasure trove of knowledge, guidance and uncanny expertise has brought this institution to where it is today. Prof. Alur was the backbone and pillar strength to this esteemed institution. Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies has been obtained approval by the Government of Karnataka, affiliation to Bangalore University and is also recognized by the Bar Council of India, New Delhi.

In quick succession, Prof S.S. Alur was designated as the Director and on 23rd February, 2000 Smt. C.S. Kanthi assumed office as the Principal of the college. Owing to personal reasons, she passed on the baton to Prof. S.B. Jatti who was appointed as the Principal on the 26th of September, 2001. Under his dynamic leadership, the untiring and ceaseless efforts of the dedicated faculty, the committed students and above all the ever-willing and supportive Management, the college continues to tread the path of excellence.


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