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The Faculty of Law, University of Calcutta was founded on January 1909 and named as University College of Law. The faculty was granted as the Department of Law, University of Calcutta on February 1983. It has 6 affiliated Law Colleges offering 5 Year Bachelor of Law Course.


  • Admission to 5 Year Bachelor of Law is based on Entrance Exam conducted by the University of Calcutta.
  • Candidate must secured 45% (For General) and 40% (For ST/SC) in higher secondary or equivalent examination.
  • Every year entrance test held in the month of May.
  • In take capacity for B.A. LL.B is 120.
  • In addition to LL.B Course, the faculty also offers 2 Years LL. M. Course and Ph. D. Programme.
  • The faculty is also research center for various subjects such as Human Rights, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Company Law, Civil Laws and Intellectual Property Law.
  • A few names of the prominent faculty members are Prof. (Dr.) S. S. Chatterji, Prof. (Dr.) I. G. Ahmed, Dr. Shachi Chakrabarty and Dr. Ashis  Mallick.
  • There are also many guest lecturers for the betterment of law students in addition to the academic faculty members.



The Faculty of Law, University of Calcutta has 6 affiliated colleges namely –




  • Surendra Nath Law College
  • Jogesh Chandra Chaudhury Law College
  • South Calcutta Law College
  • Bikash Bharati Law College
  • Rabindra Shiksha Sammilani Law College
  • Jyotirmoy School of Law


All the colleges offered B.A LL.B and LL.M Courses.



To add more value to the education system of law students, the faculty of law also provides many extracurricular activities namely –




  • Mooting
  • Seminars, Workshops and Conferences
  • Games and Sports
  • Cultural events
  • Recruitment





Library –






The Hazra Law Campus Library, University of Calcutta is spread over an area of 12386 sq. ft. The library has rare collection of 18th Century books. It features –


  • 39079 Books
  • 10 Titles of Current Journals
  • Around 30000 Bound Journals


Services available in the library are –


  • High-Speed Internet Connectivity
  • Reference cum Reading Room
  • Photocopy Machine  
  • Acquisition and Technical


A few names of the selected current journals available are –


  • All India Reporter
  • Indian Human Rights and Review
  • Calcutta Law times
  • Manupatra Intellectual Property Reporter
  • Criminal Law Journal


Hostel –


The university has 17 buildings (both halls & hostels) providing accommodation more than 2000 students.


For Undergraduate students –


  • 1 Hall for Men
  • 2 Halls for Women


For Postgraduate students –


  • 7 Halls for Men
  • 7 Halls for Women






  • Ranked 23rd in Top 25 Law Colleges 2013
  • Ranked 20th in India’s Best Law Colleges by the India Today 2012














Course Avg. Annual Fees Rating No. of Seats
Bachelor of Law [LLB] -- 6.6 Out Of 10 120
Doctor of Law [LLD] in Law -- 6.6 Out Of 10 --
Doctor of Philosophy [PhD] -- 6.6 Out Of 10 --
Master of Laws [LLM] -- 6.6 Out Of 10 36

Discussion Board

  • ANJALI ARORA comment avatar
    ANJALI ARORA September 4, 2016, 4:43 am

    Is it a recognized University?

    • DHRUV TRIVEDI comment avatar
      DHRUV TRIVEDI September 9, 2016, 7:11 am

      Yes, it is recognised by U.G.C.

  • AKSHITA BUDHRAJA comment avatar
    AKSHITA BUDHRAJA August 26, 2016, 6:45 am

    What is the eligibility criteria for B.A.L.L.B?

    • BHISHMAK SONI comment avatar
      BHISHMAK SONI September 12, 2016, 5:01 am

      H.S. or equivalent from a recognied Board / Council / University with minimum of 45% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in case of S.C/S.T/P.H. Candidates.

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