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Vaikunta Baliga College of Law (VBCL)

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Vaikunta Baliga College of Law (VBCL) is located in Udupi, Karnataka was established in the year 1957. This college belongs to Dr.TMA Pai Foundation  and is Affiliated to Karnataka State Law University.It is recognized by Bar Council of India and U.G.C.

Vaikunta Baliga college of Law named after late Sri.B. Vaikunta Baliga former Law Minister, Government of Mysore, formerly known as Udupi Law College, a unit of Dr.T.M.A.Pai Foundation which was established in 1957 with an avowed objective of imparting quality legal education in the mofussil area crossing the frontiers to emerge as one of the premier institutions in the horizon of legal education. It is attracting students not only from India but also abroad bears testimony to the sagacity and visionary zeal of our beloved founder, the Late Dr.T.M.A.Pai to whom we are beholden forever. Ever since its inception the college has made a very fast stride to emerge as a hub of academic and cultural activities. In its meaningful and continous existence, the college has witnessed the Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 1982-83 followed by the golden Jubilee Celebration in 2006-2007. The college is marching towards its diamond jubilee with confidence built on the edifice of its pristine glory. It has carved a niche for itself by rendering yeoman service in the sphere of legal education. Law graduates who have left its portals have adorned coveted positions in bench, bar, government and corporate sectors. The College has a moot court society functioning under the able guidance of Mrs. Nirmala Kumari and a team of faculty members which is encouraging and motivating the students to participate in moot court and mock trials. Right to information cell in our college is working to guide and help the general public. A team of Lecturers in charge, work for the fulfillment of its objectives.

Quality legal education for all with a human touch is the supreme vision of Vaikunta Baliga College of Law, which visualizes that the students who leave the portals of this institution are not only equipped with qualitative legal knowledge, but also endowed with all human virtues, so that they make a positive impact on society. Inherent in the avowed goal is that the students leaving the corridors of this institution would become, with a versatile development of their personality, law abiding and responsible citizens, inspire the rest of the society to contribute their mite to the progress of the country. The graduates of this institution, who are in the process of shaping themselves into legal luminaries, must remain virtuous human beings.

This vision is relentlessly pursued by a band of highly qualified and dedicated academicians and legal practitioners imparting theoretical as well as practical legal knowledge to students not only from the length and breadth of the country but also from beyond the frontiers, based on the policy of ‘legal education to all’. The activities of the college are designed to inculcate human values and patriotism in the students to make them realize that education is not only about extraction of knowledge from a heap of books but also the process of making good legal professionals and luminaries and remaining humane forever.

College type: Private Aided.

Number of companies visited the campus in the academic year 2014-15: NA

Courses Offered (UG):

Programme Level Name of Programme/ Course Entry Qualification Intake
Under Gradudate Three Year LL.B. course Graduation (10+2+3)with minimum 45% in any discipline) 80
Five Year B.A.,LL.B. course XII (10+2) with minimum 45% 80


We have a state of the art library with the latest editions of all standard books on all branches of Law. College subscribes more than 30 journals (both Indian and Foreign) for the benefit of students.

The college provides a venue for sports and games both indoor and outdoor, as a part of co-curricular activities to enable the students to keep themselves in good health. The fact that the college stands first in sports and games in KSLU to which it is affliated under the able and dynamic leadership of our Physical Director Sri Prakash Rao D, bears testimony to the support and encouragement extended by the college to the students to manifest their talents in sports and games. It is a feather in our cap that many of our students have successfully represented the University in various inter University sports and games competitions.

To cater to the requirements of outstation students the college provides separate hostel facility both for male and female students. Hostels are situated in a congenial atmosphere in the vicinity of the college. The Ladies Hostel has a separate Library consisting of books on Law subjects and various other disciplines.

We have a legal aid clinic in our college to help and guide the needy public by organizing legal aid and awareness camps at different venues. Students should take active part in these programmes as it is the curriculum requirement of the course.

Fee Structure

Fee Details AMOUNT (RS.)
Admission Fee 65,000/-
Hostel Feee