Government Law College, Coimbatore

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Government Law College, Coimbatore
Government Law College, Coimbatore Main Gate.jpg
Main entrance
Type Law school
Established 1979
Principal Dr.K.S.Gopalakrishnan
Location Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
11°02′34″N 76°52′05″E / 11.042886°N 76.867931°E / 11.042886; 76.867931Coordinates: 11°02′34″N 76°52′05″E / 11.042886°N 76.867931°E / 11.042886; 76.867931
Campus urban, 20.12 acres
Affiliations Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University[1]

The Government Law College, Coimbatore is one of seven government law colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Like the rest of the law colleges in Tamil Nadu, it is administered by Tamil Nadu's Department of Legal Studies, and affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University.


The college is situated in the foothills of Marudamalai, 10 km away from the city.


The college was opened in 1979–80, the same year as the Tiruchirappalli college, joining existing government law colleges at Chennai and Madurai. The Government Law College, Coimbatore located at GEE DEE Hopt. Buildings, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore-641 014, commenced to function from August 1979. Later in January 1980, it was shifted to 9-B, Race Course Road, Coimbatore-18 and it functioned there till January 1991. Presently the College is housed in its own campus at Marudamalai, adjacent to the Bharathiar University. The new buildings of the Govt. law college were built at a cost exceeding rupees one crore.[1]


The college has undergraduate and graduate programs, and maintains two hostels for male and female students.


  1. ^ a b "HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE". Retrieved 2 May 2016. 

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