Law School Review

GOVERNMENT LAW COLLEGE, MUMBAI

  • Brief Introduction:

Government Law College, Mumbai (GLC Mumbai) was established in 1855. It is the oldest Law School in the continent of Asia. The motto of the college is “Ne Vile Fano” in Latin which means “Let no evil enter”. The college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai.

  • Location:

 1002, A Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020.

  • Official Website: 

www.glcmumbai.com

  • Infrastructure:
  1. Campus:

As the college made a name for itself since the British era, the campus of the college is very traditional. All the facilities and other resources are available to everyone in the college.

  1. Library:

The Reading Room of GLC was created in 1952 from the Harilal J. Kania Memorial Fund in the honour of Sir Harilal J. Kania, the first Chief Justice of India and an ex-student of GLC. 

It is located on the third floor. The library has an extensive collection of Books, Law Reports, Journals drawn from all over the world, Rare Books that are out of print. It also consists of other various books on case laws, which are more than a hundred years old.

The college has no hostel of its own. However, there are some seats for students of GLC in Government Colleges Hostel run by the University of Mumbai.

  1. Hostel:

Girls Hostel includes:

  1. Savitribai Phule Girls Hostel, Charni Road. (for 5 year course)
  2. Telang Memorial Hostel, Churchgate. (for 3 year course)

Boys Hostel includes:

  1. Government College Hostel, Churchgate.
  2. Ismail Yusuf Hostel, Jogeshwari
  • Academics and Faculties:

The GLC offers two main courses in Law.

  1. 3 year law degree course (LL.B.)
  2. 5 year law degree course (B.L.S LL.B.)

   There are some additional courses like:

  1. 1 year PG Diploma Course in Securities Law.
  2. 3 months PG Certificate Course on Human Rights.
  3. 1 year PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights.
  4. Diploma in Cyber Law.

Many Assistant Professors and faculties are visiting for special lectures. Some of them are Dr Rachita Ratho, Homer Pithawalla, Kishu Daswani, etc. The current Principal of GLC is Dr Rohidas Kale.

  • Administration and Fee Structure: 

(As per mentioned on the website of the college)

The Grand Total including Tuition fees, Library Fees, and other is shown below:

YearV- IV- IIV- IIIV- IVV- V
III- IIII- IIIII- III
Amount689055205520/ 698060206520

Tuition fees for foreign nationals are five times the fees stipulated for Indian citizens.

  • Cafeteria: 

There is a college canteen on the campus of the college where one can have Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, including snacks.

  • Student Culture and Activities:

The Student’s Council is the apex student’s body of GLC. Every year, the Cultural Fest of GLC is hosted by the Cultural Committee. Apart from this, various programs, special lecture series, panel discussions, an inaugural ceremony for fresher’s, convocation ceremony, and competitions are conducted by different committees of GLC. These are the names of the Committees which a student can wish to join:

  1. Alumni Association
  2. Moot Court Association
  3. Placement Committee
  4. Debating Society
  5. Model United Nations Society
  6. Students for Promotion of International law (SPIL)
  7. Law Review
  8. Legal Aid Committee
  9. Magazine Committee
  10. National Service Scheme (NSS)
  11. Social Service League 
  12. Sports Committee
  13. Cultural Committee
  14. Rotaract Club
  15. Leo Club
  16. Marathi Mandal
  17. Gujarati Mandal
  18. Hindi Parishad
  19. Bazm- E- Urdu Committee
  • Placement:

The college is known for its best Internship opportunities and on-campus recruitment drive consisting of many recruiters (Advocates, Solicitors, Law firm, MNC). Some of them are Mulla & Mulla & Craigie, Khaitan & Co., Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., Trilegal, DSK Legal, AZB Partners, etc.

  • Best thing:

The plenty of opportunities for Internships and on-campus Placements is one of the best reasons to learn in this college.

  • Worst thing: 

Since the college has no hostel of its own, during the admission procedure, the students are not allotted the seats for accommodation which is a problematic situation for students as well as for parents. The seats in the Government Colleges Hostel are also minimal.

  • Any other: 

The college is very well known for notable alumni like Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Nanaboy Palkhivala, Ram Jethmalani, Justice M.C Chagla, and many renowned former Chief Justice of India like Justice Harilal Kania, Justice P.N Bhagwati, Justice M.H Kania, etc. Many Judges of SC and HC, legal advisors for the Government of India, Politicians, Reformers, and Social Workers are Ex-student of this college.

Submitted By: Mansi Joshi

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