Symbiosis - Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence

Faculty of Law

Since 1977, Faculty of Law has established world's leading law schools and continues to make a mark in the legal profession. Faculty of Law offers an extensive range of programmes.

Faculty of Law has a dynamic and expanding research culture. Researchers at Faculty of Law are working in the fields which have potential for real-world impact and change, and tackling problems from a range of perspectives.

The Faculty of Law meets the continuing education needs of professionals through various programmes and training. 


Prof. Dr. Shashikala Gurpur


Prof. Dr. Shashikala Gurpur is an accomplished academician, passionate researcher, toastmaster and a Fulbright Scholar. She holds a Ph.D. in International Law from University of Mysore, Karnataka State Government Award, Gold Medal for topping in LL.M and was the AHRB Visiting Fellow, Edinburgh Law School, UK (2004), selected for Fulbright-Nehru Administrators Seminar, 2011. She has an impressive career with a wide range of impactful experience in teaching, research, NGO and industry. She is continuing with Symbiosis Law School since 2007 and is a pioneer in EU Legal Studies in India.She has presented more than 325 invited lectures, workshops and seminars in prestigious Universities, conferences and forums across the globe.

Symbiosis Law School, Pune


Director Prof. Dr. Shashikala Gurpur  

Prof. Dr. Shashikala Gurpur,
Fulbright Scholar
B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M., NET, Ph.D.,
PG Diploma in German, RBP (Hindi),
CTM (Competent Toastmaster)
Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Dean, Faculty of Law, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

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Institute Overview

Symbiosis Law School, Pune stands for excellence in legal education. It was piloted and enriched by the vision of Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, was established in 1977 under the illustrious banner of Symbiosis Society. Since 2002, it has been a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). SLS Pune has been consistently ranked among top 5 amongst more than 1000 Law Schools in India by the India Today-Nielsen and many other rankings. It was also conferred with the prestigious Gold Star Award by the Bar Council of India in February, 2013. This stature is attained through its various programmes and innovative strides. It offers 5-year integrated Undergraduate Programmes like Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws [B.A., LL.B( Hons)] and Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws [B.B.A., LL.B(Hons)], 3 year LL.B and One year LL.M programme. SLS, Pune also successfully administers 16 different Diploma Programmes and 19 Certificate Programmes.

The curriculum and pedagogy are designed around the latest quality initiatives in legal education including recommendations of the Carnegie Report, USA combining skill, knowledge and values. These are imparted through multitalented, qualified, competent and enthusiastic faculty members with the participation of all the stakeholders including the members of the Bar and Bench, corporate sector and international experts.  

Symbiosis Law School, Noida

Institute Overview

Symbiosis offers an excellent faculty, first rate infrastructure, vibrant student life and stimulating student activities- all of that in one of most industrialized townships of the NCR. The foundations of our Institute are strong enough to withstand the weight of the globalization of professional education. At Symbiosis, we believe in developing high quality human capital that can walk the sharp competitive edge with determination and grit.

All the requisite infrastructure and facilities have already been incorporated in our new Institute by taking expertise of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune and other luminaries of the legal fraternity. We are committed towards developing our campus as one of the finest Law Colleges in India disseminating quality education and achieving academic excellence.

The role of law in society is continually investigated through intense intellectual exchange. In fact, role of law in all its ramifications is the most endearing challenge our country is facing, We intend to take up this challenge and impart rational thinking and manufacture not just lawyers, but social engineers. Symbioisis is dedicated to scholarly excellence and to equip our students with knowledge for acquiring fulfilment in law. I am deeply committed towards maintaining and expanding our horizon of world-class education, nurturing the unique community of bright students, faculty and staff.


Director  Dr. C J Rawandale

Dr. Chandrashekhar J. Rawandale graduated from the University of Pune with LL.B degree, moving on to complete LL.M in International Law & Human Rights from Dept. of Law, University of Pune, LL.M. in Commercial Law from Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University (UK) and Ph.D. in ‘Computer Programs: Copyright and Patent Paradigms- A Study’ from Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune.
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Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad

Dr. Santosh Aghav

Director Dr. Santosh Aghav

Dr. Santosh Aghav is associated with Symbiosis International (Deemed) University since 1st October 2003. His areas of interest include Property Law, Police and Security Administration, White Collar Crime, Economic Offences, Legal Clinical Courses. Dr. Aghav was a member of the Board of Studies, Faculty of Law, SIU and Assam University, Global Network Member of the Indian Council of Human Rights. Sir has presented papers in national and international conferences and seminars and has published papers in various journals of national and international repute. Dr. Aghav has served in various capacities in different spheres of academic & administration.
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Institute Overview

SLS, Hyderabad is cocooned in the upcoming educational zone with state of art infrastructure catering impending needs of student community. It is located in the Mamidipalli village Mahabubnagar district, of Telangana near Hyderabad; just 45 minutes away from the International airport and is neighbour to the Tata Institute of Social Sciences [TISS].

It share expertise in imparting quality legal education through competent and well qualified teaching staff, techno-driven research culture, Internationalization, centers of excellence, training and skill enhancement programmes, moot courts and the like. It is committed to contribute to the justice mission of the state by initiating pro-bono activities to help poor and marginalized people though community lawyering, legal aid camps and permanent legal aid clinics. Further, it endeavors to create value conscious skilled lawyers with par excellence serving dynamic needs of the community through Bar and Bench.

SLS, Hyderabad offers five-year integrated undergraduate programmes like Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (BA LL.B) and Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws (BBA LL. B) to cater to varied needs of the profession.


Institute Overview

Nurtured by the visionary ideas of Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)) on the principles of Vedic thought 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' which means 'World as One Family', Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Nagpur is established to inherit splendid novelty, dynamism and excellence in education. Being a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, Symbiosis Law School, NAGPUR is strategically located in the potential education hub of Maharashtra thereby offering multitude of opportunities for the budding lawyers. Harping on the rich legacy of both Bar and Bench, SLS Nagpur potentials to be one of the finest destinations for imparting legal education in central India.

Nagpur, popularly known as the Orange City of India is located at the exact center of the Indian peninsula and is been identified as the best city in India topping in livability, greenery, public transport, and health care indices. SLS Nagpur at Wathoda is located approximately 10 Kms from the Railway Station, 15 Kms from the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport and 12 kms from the Bombay High Court, Nagpur Bench, Nagpur. It is also well connected with the other prominent parts of the city including the market area.

SLS Nagpur has the "State of Art Infrastructure" with remarkable facilities for its students. The pollution free premises of SLS Nagpur have abundant of open space and an impressive array of academic, sports and cultural facilities.

SLS, Nagpur offers two integrated undergraduate Five years law courses in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (B.A. LL. B) and Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws (B.B.A. LL.B.) and one year Master of Laws (LL.M) to cater to diverse needs of the legal profession. These are imparted through well qualified, experienced and enthusiastic faculty, techno-driven research culture, Internationalization, centers of excellence, training and skill enhancement programmes, moot courts etc. The curricular enrichment is ensured with the involvement of judges, eminent lawyers, International jurists, academicians, industry experts etc. and best practices are reflected in teaching-learning pedagogy.

Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Dari

Director  Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Dari

Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Dari holds a Ph.D. in Corporate Laws from Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune. He is an alumnus of Symbiosis and has done his LL. M (Business Law) from Symbiosis Law School, Pune. Dr. Singh holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management & Labour Laws, and Diploma in Corporate Mergers and Acquisition. Dr. Singh has been with Symbiosis Law School, since 2007. Prior to joining the Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur he was with Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad as a Deputy Director (Since Inception 2014-19), with SLS NOIDA (Since Inception 2010-14) and Pune (2007-10). Presently, he is Director of Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur.

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