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University college of Law


The University College of Law, established in 1962, to cater to the educational needs of the law students of North Karnataka is a reputed constituent college of the well-known Karnataka University.

The college has, from the academic year 1997-98, introduced the 5- year B.A., LL.B.(Hons.) program recommended by the Bar Council of India. Entry into this program is based on an Admission Test where the competition has been found to be extremely keen. Although the maximum intake capacity is 60, bearing in mind the teacher-student ratio, the institution admits around 40 students only.

The Institution has on its roll competent, qualified, dedicated teachers and researchers most of them have carved out a niche amongst the members of legal fraternity and enjoy an enviable standing at the National Level. The University, with a view to make the Institution an exemplary one is determined to increase the staff strength and provide all other necessary facilities which would make the above Honors program, challenging, stimulating and successful.

Any place of learning is judged by its library. The library in the University College of Law has been rated by visiting scholars, students, researchers and learned members of the Bench and Bar as one of the Best in India.It has a collection of around 13,853 Books and about 8,281 Back volumes of many highly acclaimed Journals and Reporters. An ideal place to quench the thirst for knowledge, the library currently subscribes to 69 Indian and Foreign Journals and Reporters.For decades, scholars and researchers from different and distant places have availed of our library facilities. The students of this Institution periodically undertake legal activities in the form of legal literacy programs and Lok Adalats. To develop professional skills, the Institution organizes Moot Courts, Mock Trials, Debates, Group Discussions, Client Interviewing and Counseling Moots and other related academic activities. Our students have excelled themselves in these activities and have won laurels. Our Shri S.C Javali Moot Court Competition has been a significant Annual National Event attracting the Best of the Mooters from all parts of the country. The strength of any Institution is reflected by its alumni. Our outstanding alumni have made their mark in their chosen vocations. On the professional front, they are successful practitioners at all levels. Many of them have been appointed as Justices of various High Courts and many more are serving as Judicial Officers in other courts. No other Institution in the state of Karnataka contributes so many Judicial Officers and Public Prosecutors as this esteemed Institution does. The Institution has catered to the needs of the corporate sector also. In short this is an Institution, which every one in this area admires and is proud of.

Eligibility Criteria For Admission:

  • A Candidate will be eligible to take the Admission Test if he/she has successfully completed the Pre-University Examination (10 + 2 level).
  • A Candidate will be eligible to take the Admission Test if he/she has successfully completed the Pre-University Examination (10 + 2 level Examination) conducted by the Pre-University Examination Board and has secured at least 45% marks in the aggregate or possesses such other equivalent qualification as the University may prescribe.
  • Those who come under the category of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are eligible to take the Admission Test if they have secured at least 45% in the aggregate, in the Pre-University Examinations.
  • Candidate, who have appeared for the Pre-University Examination and are awaiting results, may also appear for the Admission Test. But, such candidates will be admitted to the Five Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) Programme only after fulfilling the conditions stipulated in these Ordinances and other conditions which the University may prescribe from time to time.
  • The Candidate shall not have completed twenty years of age as on 1st July of the year of admission.
  • In the case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Category I, the maximum age limit shall be twenty-two years as on 1st July of the year of admission.

Admission Procedure:

  • Candidates seeking admission to the Five Year B.A., LL.B.(Hons.) Programme will have to appear for an Admission Test designed to determine the candidate’s skill in comprehension, communication, knowledge of arithmetic, his aptitude for legal learning and logical reasoning.
  • The Admission Test shall be administered by the University or any other body duly authorized by the University to do so.
  • The duration of the Admission Test will ordinarily be, two hours.
  • The University or the body authorized to administer the test may prescribe question papers, have the answer scripts assessed and prepare a list of the candidates based upon merit.
  • In respect of rural students who have passed the qualifying examination, a weightage of 5% shall be given; this will be added to the Marks obtained by the candidate taking the Admission Test before merit list is finalised

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