THE GOVERNMENT LAW COLLEGE, MUMBAI
THE GOVERNMENT LAW COLLEGE
The Government Law College (GLC), established in 1855, is one of the oldest centres of legal education in Asia, a pioneer in legal education. The current campus of the college is situated west of Churchgate Railway Station. Students pursing the B.L.S. LL.B. are entitled to a B.L.S. (Bachelor of Legal Science) degree on successful completion of the third year and the LL.B. degree is awarded on successful completion of five years. Students, pursuing the 3 year LL.B., who do not wish to practise as advocates, are eligible for the LL.B. (General) degree, at the successful completion of the second year.
The hostel accommodation and facilities are fair enough and in fact, very convenient for the students. For admission to the hostel, the students need to apply separately. Admission to the college DOES NOT guarantee accommodation in the hostel. The college has arranged for accommodation for the male students in the Government Colleges Hostel, at Backbay Reclamation on 'C' road, Churchgate. There are two girls' hostels - Savitridevi hostel and Telang Smarak Girls hostel offer accommodation to female students of various colleges affiliated to the Mumbai University. With the college and hostels being situated in the heart of the city, the students practically have no great inconveniences and can find, virtually, anything and everything they require.
Extra Curricular Activities
The Student Council is the apex student body and represents the whole student community. MCA is the committee responsible for the organisation of various moots in the college, including conducting the elimination rounds for various moots. Mooting is one of the principal activities in the college. Magazine committee is responsible for the publication of the annual college magazine me`LAWnge. Law Review Committee publishes the annual Law Review of GLC. Justice Y.V.Chandrachud. Social Service League promotes various forms of service to the society like organising slum development programs, lectures on social issues, spreading legal awareness among people, etc. Dramatics Society organises various cultural events in the college.
The Harilal J.Kania library and Reading room on the third floor can actually boast of maximum attendance. It is a centre of great activity in GLC. The library has a massive collection of books on virtually every topic a law student would require. And the library subscribes to a large number of journals and reports.
B.L.S., LL.B: This is a five-year Integrated Law Course leading to a B.L.S., LL.B. Degree. The first and the second year of this course i.e. first four semesters constitute a 'Pre - Law' course. The students pursing this course are entitled to B.L.S. (Bachelor of Legal Science) Degree on successful completion of the third year (6th semester) and on successful completion of five years (10th semester) the LL.B. Degree is awarded.
LL.B. Degree: This is a three-year Law Course leading to the LL.B. Degree. The course structure is divided into six semesters. Students who do not wish to practise as Advocates, are eligible for the LL.B. (General) Degree, at the successful completion of the second year (4th semester). On successful completion of three years (6th semester) the LL.B. Degree is awarded.
L.L.M: The LL. M. Degree enables students to develop their interests in many of the major areas of law to which they have been introduced in the LL. B. and also provides opportunities for the study of important specialized areas. The duration of course is two years. A student is permitted to take any two groups out of the eleven groups each paper in the group shall carry 100 marks.
Postgraduate Diploma Course in Securities Law: Recognizing the growing importance of India's capital markets and in keeping with its pioneering role in Indian legal education, GLC Mumbai offers a one year Postgraduate Diploma Course in Securities Law.
There is no entrance examination for admission to Government Law College Mumbai. But there is a cut-off percentage for admission.
Students with an LLB degree or its equivalent, may apply. Only five students per group will be admitted on merit basis. If any of the students do not take the admission by the prescribed date, those on the waiting list will be given admission based on that order. There is no admission test.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
M. C. Chagla, the first Indian Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court
Pratibha Patil, President of India
Mahadev Govind Ranade, the great social reformer and economist, who received his LL.B. in the college's first batch, in 1866
The Government Law Colege
Mumbai - 400 020
Maharastra - India
+91 - 22 - 2204 1707
+91 - 22 - 2285 1315
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