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Bengaluru: SJCL - South Asia's first law college by Jesuits opens for admission

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 27: Jesuits' contribution to education in the world has been pivotal for more than 450 years. The Jesuit educational network in South Asia has close to 500 educational institutions known for quality of education offered.

Continuing the legacy, St Joseph’s Institutions, is starting a new law college, St Joseph’s College of Law in Bengaluru. This is the first law college by Jesuits in South Asia.

Located at 18, Residency Road, Bengaluru, St Joseph’s College of Law will begin to function from the academic year 2017-18. It is affiliated to Karnataka State Law University and approved by Bar Council of India (BCI). It will offer two programmes, BA, LLB, a five year integrated programme for those who have completed Class XII; and a 3 year, LLB programme, for those who have completed their graduation.

Jesuits have always believed that high quality education is the best path to meaningful lives of leadership and service. St Joseph’s College of Law will see that the students have sound ethical principles while getting legal knowledge. The college will provide an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in learning legal principles for academic and legal career and those who wish to fight for justice for the transformation of society.

"Jesuits are known for education all over the world especially in India. One of the areas not looked after was law. There are plenty of job opportunities in the field of law today. Law graduates can work in corporate sectors as well practice law individually. It is a good area in which people can invest themselves. St Joseph’s College of Law is going to be one of the finest law colleges in India with the best of the faculty and infrastructure. There will be opportunity for internship for students and good campus placements in the corporate world in Bengaluru," says Fr Swebert D'Silva, director, St Joseph’s College of Law.

St Joseph’s College of Law will include itself along with 82 other institutions of higher learning managed by Jesuits in various states of the country. XLRI, Jamshedupur; XIM, Bhubaneswar; St Xavier’s College, Kolkata; Loyola College Chennai; St Xavier’s College Mumbai; St Joseph’s Commerce College, Bengaluru, St Joseph’s College, Bengaluru, St Aloysius College, Managalore, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, Loyola Academy, Secunderabad, St Joseph’s College, Trichy, St Xavier’s College, Ahmadabad are some of the very prestigious institutions of higher education run by the Jesuits.

St Joseph’s College of Law, with all the facilities, amenities and ambience , will work towards holistic development of students. The college will provide the best opportunity for all those aspiring students who want to study the various aspects of Indian and international law and jurisprudence in the days to come. St Joseph’s College of Law aims to be the nurturing ground for not only the students who reside in this state, but also throughout India.

Admissions for the academic year 2017-18 are open now. With seats being filled up quickly, aspiring students are requested to apply at the earliest.

For admission procedure and fee structure check website:


Fr Swebert D'Silva
Director, St Joseph’s College of Law
18, Residency Road, Bengaluru 560 025
Phone: +91 94815 45478


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  • Stephen Quadros, Mangalore/Permude

    Wed, May 31 2017

    Congratulations Father, I am sure that under your dynamic leadership this long cherished dream will go a long way.

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  • NN, Mangalore

    Wed, May 31 2017

    Jesuits are the most dedicated priests. I am confident that this law college will bring out new generation of law scholars that will shape our nation as land of peace and justice.

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  • Oneal D'Cunha, Abu Dhabi

    Wed, May 31 2017

    Dear Fr. Swebert and all the Jesuits of Karnataka province, a hearty congratulations. Its a great initiative and definite need for Karnataka, India and the world at large. Wishing the new institution every success.

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  • Wilson samuel, Dubai mangalore

    Wed, May 31 2017

    Dear fr swebert
    With the turnaround to setting new standards at st aloysius college mangalore
    As one of the longest serving pricipal's
    Jeasuist law college is an opportunity for law students to obtain a class education
    and best wishes to you fr for the new responsibility
    I am sure we will see a new era in law

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  • Joe Britto, Nakre/Bangalore

    Tue, May 30 2017

    Hearty Congrats to SJCL.
    The Law College of the Jesuits in Bangalore will be a Boost to our young generations .

    Devoid of Law and Order a Nation will collapse.

    A good Lawyer can win a bad case and a Bad lawyer loses the best case.
    But A lawyer from SJCL will be Most Fair and ensure Justice wins the day.

    We are proud that all four of us brothers passed out of St. Josephs' and my Dad graduated in the 1930's. Even my 2 daughters are proud Josephites. (Rather Josephines)

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  • Adrian, Mangalore/Bendore

    Tue, May 30 2017

    Another dream fulfilled. Congratulations to all the Jesuits and SJCL on starting the new law college. As we all know the Jesuits are one of the best educationalist and we wish them all the success in their future endeavors.

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  • Flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Tue, May 30 2017

    Congrats to all at SJCL for making this happen . Hope this will benefit all who want to become great lawyers and give justice to all

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, May 30 2017

    Congratulations! Jesuit institutions are always of top standard and produce fine human beings along with education and qualification! St. Aloysius, St. Johns, Loyola, St Xavier's of Bombay & Calcutta, XLRI, XIMB to name some!!

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  • Thomas Saldanha, Kanajar / Bengaluru

    Tue, May 30 2017

    It is a great news for Law degree aspirants. I am a great admirer of Jesuit institutions for their quality of education and also I am a proud parent of a Josephite who is currently studying there. Wishing Fr. and his team all the best in their future endeavors.

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  • Vivian D'Silva & Fly., Udyavara.

    Tue, May 30 2017

    Congratulations Fr. Swebert.
    Wishing you all the best and surly with your
    leadership no doubt you will take it to greater heights.

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  • Dr Urban D'Souza, Professor & Head, Faculty of Medicine, Malaysia, Udyavar/Malaysia

    Tue, May 30 2017

    Congratulations to Rev Fr Swebert D'Silva and the entire congregation of Jesuit priests for having a law college another feather in the cap. Priests and nuns have contributed their might in health, education and poverty alleviation to the masses.
    Fr Swebert D'Silva , son of legendary konkani poet late Mr Henry D'Silva of Udyavar, Udupi is a multifaceted personality. The best part of this family is their humility and God fearing life. On behalf of all the Udyavar parish laity and religious we congratulate Rev Fr and wish you all the best in your future endeavor.

    Dr Urban D'Souza, Piad A ward, Udyavar

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  • callen dsouza, Bendur, Mangalore

    Mon, May 29 2017

    Congratulations DEAR REV FR Swebert

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  • valerian rodrigues, ujire

    Mon, May 29 2017

    all the best

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Mon, May 29 2017

    Congratulations and good luck, Fr. Swebert. As is the case with all the institutions founded by the Jesuits, here's wishing SJCL and its students, unparalleled success at the highest level , in the field of jurisprudence.

    May they be a beacon light in the present day world, which badly requires legal practitioners who are not only highly capable, but also possessing the highest level of integrity.

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  • Dr Mohan Prabhu, LL.D, QC, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Mon, May 29 2017

    Fr. Swibert D'Silva,
    Congratulations on this new Jesuit venture in South Asia in the field of Law. All the best to you Fr. Swibert. As an alumnus of SAC [of the 1940's - yes, 70 years this year!]where you had served for several years, I wish you all success in your new role.
    I note that SJCL operates on Residency Road, in the heart of the city. It is likely that I will be visiting Bangalore in mid-December and, if everything goes as planned, I would like to pay you and the SJCL a visit if it is not too inconvenient for you.

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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, texas

    Mon, May 29 2017

    What a joy to learn that the Jesuits have decided to open a Law College in Bangalore, which is the first of its kind in South Asia. India is growing far and beyond, and while the Education of so many disciplines is becoming a major focus, it is fascinating to feel that the Jesuits have finally decided to open a Law College in Bangalore - our Silicone Valley in India.

    In an ever-growing country such as India where the Industry is growing and so also the Economy is expanding, it is very essential to attach equal importance in the discipline of Law because it is the legal function of life that will straighten our daily discipline of life. Law enables people to remain faithful and determined because there is no single source in India that is above the element of Law.

    In order to maintain the Constitution of India and protect the rights and privileges of each and every Citizen in a country such as India where we have more than twenty languages in a country where we have twentysix States, LAW is a single most important sector that will help people to follow the Rules and Regulattions of the country and help all our Leaders as well as all our Citizens to follow the basic parameters of Law and maintain our daily pattern of life.

    America is a country that can boast as a Super Power of the world where our Annual Budget is so large and our per capita income is so much as compared to so many Nations of the World, there is no way the smoothness of the country that can be witnessed without the Umbrella of Law. The Law College of the Jesuits in Bangalore will be of tremendous help for our young generation to follow the pathway of discipline as prescribed by the Law of the Nation.

    Let our young men and women learn to become Lawyers, and let there be greater discipline and order in a country where we produce each year more than 15 million new babies each that will produce a new generation every ten years. Without Law and Order we will be a Nation that will remain behind.

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  • ALBAN NORBERT FERNANDES, mangalore Now Margao Goa

    Mon, May 29 2017

    Fr Swebert D'Silva

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  • Hilda pinto, Attavar/Mangalore

    Mon, May 29 2017

    All the best Fr Swebert..You can take the college to greater heights..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 29 2017

    Asia's Pride ...

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