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University Law College

History of the Department:

The Government Law College, Bangalore was established by the erstwhile Government of Mysore on July 1, 1948. The Government Law College was transferred to Bangalore University and since then the college is known as University Law College, Bangalore as a constituent college by an order dated. 19.6.1976. The University Law College, Bangalore has been offering 5 Year LL.B integrated programme since the year 1986-87. The Master Degree Programme in Law was started in the year 1960-61 as M.L. Degree course. After becoming part of the Bangalore University in 1976, the P.G. Department of Law has been offering LL.M programme in 5 different branches. The LL.M programme in Business Law, Labour, Capital and Law, Environment and Legal Order, Criminal law and Constitution and Legal order have been a great success. Our Alumni are placed in different positions of life like judges, leading lawyers, academicians, statesman politicians, bureaucrats and corporate advisors.

The Department of Law is seriously engaged in research activities and around 25 candidates’ have been awarded Ph.D Degrees and presently 35 research students are pursuing their Ph.D programme in the Department. The College and Department since the year 2006 have been housed in a newly constructed building in Jnana Bharathi campus with sufficient class rooms, seminar halls and a spacious library with huge collection of Law books and Journals. The College is having well qualified and eminent faculty with adequate non teaching staff.

Apart from the regular classroom teaching the University Law College provides each student skills in the areas such as i. Organization of Moot Court Competitions, ii. Legal aid and literacy programme, iii. Courts and Jail visit, iv. Internship programme, N.S.S programme etc.

Principal  :   Dr.  Suresh V.  Nadagoudar

Tenure:  22.06.2020 to UFO

Chairperson:  Dr.  Suresh V.  Nadagoudar

Tenure as Chairperson :  28-01-2021 to 27-01-2023

Contact Details:

University Law College & P.G.Department of Studies & Research in Law
Jnana Bharathi Campus  
Bangalore University
Karnataka, India

Tel: 080 22961172

E-mail: uni.lawcollege@bub.ernet.in


A. Course Offered
1. Integrated 5 years B.A.LL.B. honours degree course
2 .LL.M.Degree in
  1. Constitution and Legal Order
  2. Corporate and Commercial law
  3.  Labour and employment Law
3. Ph.D.


B. Nature of Course
1. Semester Scheme
2. Semester Scheme
3. Research Degree
C. Duration
1. 5 years - 10 semesters
2.  2 Years -4 Semesters
3.  Full Time: 3-5 Years     Part Time: 4-6 Years
D. Eligibility .:
B.A.LLB: An applicant seeking admission to the B.A., LL.B. Honours Degree Course shall have successfully completed Pre-University Course or Senior Secondary School course (‘+2’) oequivalent (such as 11+1, ‘A’ level in Senior School Leaving Certificate Course) from a recognized University in India or outside or from a Senior Secondary Board or equivalent, constituted or recognized by the Union or by a State Government securing in the aggregate, marks not less than 45% (in the case of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe - 40% and in the case of Other Backward Classes – 42%, (SC/ST/OBC as notified by the Government of Karnataka)) of the total marks.
LLM: Candidates seeking admission to LL.M. Degree under Semester Scheme should have passed the LL.B. degree of the Bangalore University or any other UGC recognised University and should have secured 45% in the aggregate of 3 year / 5 year LL.B. Degree Examinations (5% relaxation for SC/ST, Category-I and Persons with disabilities candidates).
SL.NoNameQualificationDesignationSpecialisationView Profile
1Dr.Suresh V.NadagoudarM.A., LL.M, Ph.DProfessorLabour LawsProfile
2Dr. V SudeshB.A., LL.B, LL.M, Ph.DProfessorLabour LawsProfile
3Dr. N. DasharathLL.M., Ph.DProfessorLabour LawsProfile
4Dr. N. Sathish GowdaB.A.L., LL.M, M.Phil, M.A,PG DHRM, PGDMCJ, Ph.DAssociate ProfessorConstitutional & Business LawProfile
5Dr. Jyothi VishwanathB.A., LL.B, LL.M, M.Phil, Ph.DAssociate ProfessorMercantile LawsProfile
6Dr. Chandrakanthi. LB.Com., LL.M., Ph.DAssociate ProfessorConstitutional & Business LawProfile
7Smt. B.G.ShivakumariB.A., MLISC, M.PhilLibrarianLibrary & Information ScienceProfile

Projects completed

  • Study of Local Laws of Scheduled States to Bring Them In Conformity With Panchayati Raj Extension To Scheduled Areas Act 1995, Sponsored By Ministry Of Panchayat Raj, Govt. Of India March 2006. (Indian Law Institute, New Delhi) undertaken byV.Sudesh, Principal Investigator.
  • Study Of Jurisprudence On Panchayat Raj – Report Of The Task Force , Constituted By Ministry Of Panchayati Raj, Under The Chairmanship Of Mrs. Ramadevi, Aug 2006. (Indian Law Institute, New Delhi) undertaken byV.Sudesh, Principal Investigator.
  • ADR: Status/Effectiveness Study – Dispute Resolution Through Mediation : Empirical Analysis Of Its Effectiveness In Bangalore – (In Association With Indian Law Institute, New Delhi) 2008-09 undertaken byV.Sudesh, Principal Investigator.
  • “Right of Children to free and compulsory Education Act, 2009; Policy and Challenges with special reference to implementation in Bangalore South Taluq” undertaken by Dr.Suresh V Nadagoudar, Principal Investigator.
  • “Legal Status of Street Vendors in the background of National Policy on Urban Street Vendors – An Empirical Study with Reference to Bangalore City” undertaken byV.Sudesh, Principal Investigator.
  • “Implementation of Dowry Prohibition Act – Issues and Perspectives A study with special reference to Mysore City” undertaken by Dr. N.Sathish Gowda, Principal Investigator.
  • of India Project on Alternative Disputes Resolution- An Empirical Study pertaining to Bangalore. The project is being done by the University law College as a partner to the Indian Law Institute, (Deemed University), New Delhi.
  • Panchayat Raj Laws and Jurisprudence, sponsored by the Ministry of Panchayat Raj, Govt of India and has submitted an empirical study of working of ADR in Bangalore, sponsored by World Bank in association with Indian Law Institute (ILI), Delhi.

Ongoing Research Projects

  • UGC Major Project on the topic entitled “The Prevailing lacunas in implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 in Karnataka State: An Assessment” undertaken by Dr.Suresh V Nadagoudar, Principal Investigator and Dr. N.Sathish Gowda, Co-Investigator.
  • UGC major project on “Implementation of Laws Relating to welfare of Constructions Workers- A case study with reference to the State of Karnataka undertaken byV.Sudesh, Principal Investigator

Conferences organized

National Seminar on Strengthening Democratization of Law Making Process, held on 31st Oct, 2007 organized by the University Law College, Bangalore, in association with Karnataka Institute for Law and Parliamentary Reform, Bangalore, at Bangalore.

National Workshop on New Challenges in IPR Law: Towards Harmonization of Uniform Rules, 29th April 2008, organized by the University Law College Bangalore University, Bangalore.

National Seminar on Law on Disaster Management in India: Issues and Perspectives held on June 11th 2011 organized by the University Law College, Bangalore.

Conference on Protecting the Rights of Street Vendors – P G Department of Research and Studies in Law, University Law College – Bangalore University Bangalore – 2012.

National Seminar “The Role of the Police in Protection of Human Rights in India- Issues and Perspectives- University Law College and P G Department of Research and Studies in Law and in Association with Bureau of Police Research and Development, Delhi – Bangalore 2012.

National Workshop on IPR held on 13th April, 2012, jointly organized by University Law College, BUB and Karnataka Council for Science & Technology (KCST), Bangalore.

International Seminar- Indo- UK Perspectives on Public and Transactional Laws on 12-11-2014 organized by University Law College, Bangalore University in association with British Council, Chennai.

U.G.C. Refresher Course

  • G.C. Refresher Course in Legal Studies, held from 22nd Dec.2008 to 13th Jan.2009, organized by University Law College & P.G. Dept. of Law, Bangalore University, Bangalore in association with U.G.C. Academic Staff College, Bangalore University, Bangalore

Organization of Moot Court Competitions:

Initiating each student right from the first year to learn and cultivate the required skills in mooting. With this in view, in the last 19 years the ULC has been conducting a Moot Court Competition. This national event is at present funded by the Bangalore University. All the best teams from the law schools and other law colleges of India take part in this event. This event gives an opportunity for every student to see, to take part and associate in the entire event in different capacities. The training thus gained has been a great success story in producing outstanding mooters of national and international repute. In addition, the college team has been taking part consistently in the Texan International Environmental law Moot, Vienna Arbitration Moot, Hong Kong Arbitration Moots, Manfred Lacs International Space Law Moot, W.T.O Moot and such other prestigious international moots. Our students also have been taking active part and are involved in every prestigious, national, regional and state level moots without exception.

 Legal aid and literacy programme:

This is one of the components of the LL.B programme which the ULC puts its heart and soul in its realization. Students of the fourth and fifth year LL.B are taken to villages and made to enquire into the deficiencies prevailing in the villages through a scientific questionnaire. This includes, the day to day problems facing them, their level of literacy and the lack of legal knowledge. Through this method the students in these villages ascertain their problems. In this programme a group of students assisted by a staff member would provide the necessary advice tackle the routine legal, social and economic problems facing them. University Law College has been consistently holding this programme since the introduction of the 5 years LL.B programme in the year 1985-86

Court and Jail visit:

Another component of legal education is court and jail visit. The students of the 4th and 5th year are made to visit courts and the central prison on appointed days to observe the proceedings of the Court and record their observations in diary for submission. This compulsory exercise provides students to get to know first hand information about the functioning of the courts and application of substantive and procedural laws. In addition this works also assist and help/her to know the conditions of the prisoners and the relevant rules applicable to them.

Internship programme:

Students of the ULC during vacation are encouraged to work in law firms to gain skills required in the process of drafting and giving legal opinions on various matters. We are pleased to announce before this august body that our students in addition to carrying on internship in prestigious law firms of India have also done internship in the Minsitry of External Affairs, Indian Academy of International Law, N.H.R.C and the Red Cross, The Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, besides doing internship under recognised advocates and NGOs.

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