Government Law College, Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Government Law College, Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra



Government Law College (GLC), established in 1855, has the distinction of being the oldest Law College in Asia, dating even prior to the University of Mumbai, and enjoys a pre-eminent reputation for excellence in the field of legal education.

Government Law College or GLC, as it is popularly known, continues to be an institution exclusively for the students of law. In addition to the old building, the college now has an annexe building, September 1988 onwards, which houses additional class rooms and a reference library.

GLC, which has a rich heritage and pedigree, is the repository of erudition in the legal firmament and has had the privilege of guidance and tutelage under eminent legal luminaries such as Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Lokmanya Tilak, Justice M. C. Chagla, Sir Motilal Setalvad (first Attorney General of India), Sir Dinshaw Mulla, Justice Y. V. Chandrachud, Mr. Nani Palkhivala and several others who have adorned benches of the Supreme Court of India and the Bombay High Court. The students who have passed out from the portals of GLC have distinguished themselves at the Bar, the Judiciary and the Academe. From these portals, have passed the likes of five Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of India, Ms.Pratibha Devisingh Patil, former President of India, and Mr. Lal Krishna Advani, former deputy Prime Minister of India. The College takes great pride in being the alma mater of India’s most prominent Supreme Court and High Court judges who have pronounced the greatest of judgments and legal doctrines that revolutionised the legal environment. Most of the top notch Counsels and Legal Practitioners who virtually built and rule the entire paradigm of India’s legal profession have also passed through the portals of this great institution.

The College derives its strength and ethos from the highly qualified and dedicated faculty. The college has the unique and proud privilege of intimate association with prominent legal professionals of distinction as visiting faculty who regularly conduct lectures, workshops and discussions with students despite their hectic schedules and preoccupations.

The College has celebrated its centenary in 1955 and its sesquicentennial year in 2005 and is poised to revel in its bicentennial in 2055. Having turned 160 years, GLC continues to hold a preeminent position in the field of legal education in India and is recognised as such too by the Bar Council of India. The College remains strong and resolute in these trying times of a competitive and commercialised nature of legal education by holding on to its institutional ethos and due to the strength of its rich heritage and professional character, thus fulfilling its objectives of training not just the finest of the legal practitioners but also by nurturing professionals and thinkers in every sphere of society


The Government Law College offers two courses in law: (i) Three year and (ii) Five year law degree course. Each of these courses is independent of the other and is in accordance with the rules laid down by the University of Mumbai and the Bar Council of India. Each course has its own admission criteria.

  1. The 3 Year Law Course: Admission is open to candidates holding a Bachelor’s Degree from any faculty of the University of Mumbai or an equivalent degree from any other University. It is a six semester, full time course. On completion of the three year course, i.e., after the 6th semester, the LL.B. degree is awarded. Students who desire to study the law, but do not wish to practice as advocates are eligible for the LL.B. (General) Degree, at the end of the 2nd year i.e. after the 4th semester.
  2. The 5 Year Law Course, leading to B.L.S. LL.B. is an integrated ten semester law course. Admission is open to any candidate who has cleared their 12th standard examination from any recognized Board across India. The first and the second year of the five year course, i.e. 1st to 4th semester, is a ‘Pre- Law’ course. The students of the five year degree program are awarded the B.L.S. (Bachelor of Legal Science) degree at the end of the third year, (i.e. 6th semester) and on completion of five years, (10th semester) the LL.B. degree is conferred.

Click here to download the list of subjects for the 3 year & 5 year law course.

Recognizing the growing importance of India’s Capital Market and in keeping with its pioneering role in Indian Legal Education, the Government Law College, Mumbai offers a one-year Postgraduate Diploma Course in Securities Law which is the first of its kind in India. Admission is open to candidate holding a Bachelor’s Degree from any faculty of the University of Mumbai or an equivalent degree from any other University of having basic knowledge of Corporate Laws. Last date for receiving applications is Tuesday 16th April, 2019.

Duration of Course No. of Seats Fee Structure
1 Year 60 Rs.28,000/- (inclusive of comprehensive course material).


Human rights are the most precious legacy of human thought and civilisation and its protection is sacrosanct and inviolable, universally. Respect for human rights is fundamental to the discourse of survival of any nation and to the core values of human society. Therefore, there is an urgent need to create sufficient awareness about the philosophy, issues and practice of this subject. The aim of this course is to equip participants with basic knowledge relating to human rights and provide information on its effective management and enforcement. The Course will also enable participants to effectively apply the principles of human rights in their chosen fields as well as outside of it, as conscientious citizens and will especially contribute to the progress of those interested in legal, political, sociological and ethical theory. The Course is adequately interspersed with field visits, as we believe this would expose participants to a wide range of issues requiring attention as well as to the mechanisms available for the protection of human rights.

Duration of Course No. of Seats Fee Structure Course Batch
3 Months 60 Rs. 4,500/- Batch 1: July-September
Batch 2: December-February

IPR is emerging as a critical field of law, for protection of intellectual property in the form of patents, trademarks, copyright or design, with its demand increasing constantly. Admission is open to candidate holding a Bachelor’s Degree from any faculty of a recognized university. This course is useful not only to lawyers, but also to engineers, doctors, etc. especially with respect to knowledge about patents and copyrights.

Duration of Course No. of Seats Fee Structure
1 Year 50 Rs. 10,635/-

Information Technology has pervaded every aspect of human life and it is essential for law students to keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in this nascent but rapidly evolving legal field. Accordingly since the year 2004-2005, the Government Law College has been conducting a “Diploma in Cyber Law”, in association with the Asian School of Cyber Law.


The Library

The Government Law College library is known for its rare collection of books and treatise on various subjects not limited to law. It is probably the most frequently visited section of the college, and most certainly the haven for the dedicated law students.

The Harilal J. Kania Memorial Library and Reading Room located on the third floor of the college only has been a part of this college since 1952. The first and the second floors of the annex- building house various books on case law, some of which are two hundred years old. The Library also possesses the original copy of the Indian Penal Code as drafted by Lord Macaulay in the year 1886, Constituent assembly debates and the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha debates. Collectively, the library houses over 42,000 books, some of which cannot be found in any other library in India.

The students can avail of library facilities from 9:45 am to 5:30 pm. This timing is extended during the month preceding examinations. For easy and prompt access, all the books are catalogued manually as well as on the computer. Some of the Journals and Reports to which the library subscribes include All England Law Reporter, Chancery & Probate Division Law Reports, Lawyers Collective, U.N. Weekly News Letter, Journal of Criminal Law and several Law Reviews such as the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Review.

Electronic Research Room

The Electronic Research Room (ERR) an extended Cabinet of the library is the Research Room and Computer Centre for students. The ERR is equipped with the a number of PCs, and is extremely useful to students representing the college at various moot court and research paper competitions. The ERR also has printing facilities as well as a mini library. The ERR provides students access to the following legal databases such as Manupatra, SCC, Lexis Nexis, Westlaw and others. These legal databases are a powerful tool for speedy, inexpensive legal research providing students with instant access to case-law,
legislation and legal articles at the click of a mouse.

Hostel Accommodation

The Government Law College has no hostel of its own. However, 62 seats for male students of the College in the Government Colleges Hostel, “C” Road, Churchgate and 20 Seats for male students at the Ismail Yusuf College at Jogeshwari, Mumbai has been provided. A good number of students also reside at the International Students Hostel, which is a stone’s throw away from the college, and at several paying guest arrangements in South Mumbai. However, at the time of admission to the college, no candidate can be assured of the accommodation in the hostel.


The college has 17 classrooms, a Mooting Room, an Auditorium, an audio-visual room and a canteen for the benefit of students.


Government Law College, Mumbai Contact Number, Address & Location Map, Kaithal

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