Established in 1855, Government Law College is the oldest law college of Asia. It is one of the most sought after law colleges owing to its rich legacy. In 1988, an annexe building was made to house additional classrooms and library owing to heavy student ratio. This institute is known for its heritage and pedigree across the world, many renowned supreme court and high court judges have passed out from this college. The college that is now 160 years old continues to hold the top notch position in the rank of best law colleges so far and stand undefeated.
There is a common entrance test that an applicant has to give for taking admission in this institute. The test consists of questions based on legal aptitude and general knowledge. There is 50% Reservation for Reserved Categories from Maharashtra State as per the Government Resolution (G.R).
The placement cell of the university informs that the fee structure for the LLB program at GLC is Rs 6270 for the first year, Rs 6000 for the second year and Rs 6500 for the third year.
This institute boasts of a legacy of alumni. Some of them are Pratibha Patil, L K Advani, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, M C Setalvad, Mukul Rohtagi, Kareena Kapoor, A K Antony, A G Noorani, Anand Kurian, Justice S H Kapadia.