Raja Lakhamgouda Law College, Belgaum

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Raja Lakhamgouda Law College is an institution for legal education located in Belgaum, Karnataka, India. It was established in 1939 by the Karnataka Law Society, and is one of the oldest Indian Law Colleges.[1] The college is named after Raja Lakhamgouda Sirdesai, the head of the former princely state of Vantamuri who has served as a mentor and donor to the school.[2][3] During the seven decades of its existence, a good number of past students have emerged as eminent lawyers, with most occupying high posts in the judiciary, legislature and executive.The law college has very good faculty.

About Institute[edit]

The college has a well-developed infrastructure with large classrooms, well equipped computer labs, playground, gymnasium, library building,[4] canteen, and boys and girls hostels with medical facilities. The college library has a rich collection of books and journals for learning and research. The college subscribes to several journals, newspapers and periodicals relating to the profession of law, general knowledge and general reading. A large part of library work has been computerized. There is a digital library available where students have access to all books, reports of Law Commissions and Bare Acts. It has services of the internet, WI-FI and CCTV. The college has started the 5 year law courses (B. A., LL. B. and B. B. A., LL. B.), incorporating the recent socio-legal aspects in the curriculum. The students have won several championships in sports, debate, and elocution. They participate in several national and international level Moot Court competitions. It has conducted seminars on Right to Information, Judicial activism, Gender Justice, Protection of Women against Domestic Violence.

Location[edit]

The college is situated on a large campus, in Tilakwadi, a suburb of Belgaum.

Affiliation and recognition[edit]

R.L.Law College was initially affiliated to Bombay University, and after the establishment of Karnataka University it is now affiliated to the Karnataka State Law University, Hubli. The college is recognized by the Bar Council of India as well as by the Government of Karnataka.

Prominent alumni[edit]

Past students in the Judiciary

  1. Late Shri E.S. Venkataramiah - Former Chief Justice of India.
  2. Shri S. Rajendra Babu - Former Chief Justice of Supreme Court & Chairman, National Human Rights Commission
  3. Shri S.R. Bannurmath - Former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court
  4. Shri V.S. Malimath - Former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court, and Former Vice Chairman, National Human Rights Commission.
  5. Shri A.S. Pachhapure - Judge, Karnataka High Court
  6. Shri A.P.Lavande - Judge, Bombay High Court
  7. Shri R.M.S. Khandeparker - Judge, Mumbai High Court (Goa Bench)
  8. Shri A.K. Lakshmeshwar - Former Judge, Karnataka High Court
  9. Late Shri K.B. Navadagi - Former Judge, Karnataka High Court
  10. Shri D.P. Hiremath - Former Judge, Karnataka High Court
  11. Shri M.M. Mirdhe - Former Judge, Karnataka High Court
  12. Shri A.R. Muragod - Former Judge, Karnataka High Court
  13. Shri Mohammad Anwar - Former Judge, Karnataka High Court
  14. Shri N.D.V. Bhat - Former Judge, Karnataka High Court
  15. Shri P.A. Kulkarni - Former Judge, Karnataka High Court
  16. Shri M.S. Nesaragi - Former Judge, Karnataka High Court
  17. Late Shri G.N. Sabhahit - Former Judge, Karnataka High Court
  18. Shri H. Suresh - Former Judge, Bombay High Court
  19. Shri S.B. Bhasme - Former Judge, Bombay High Court
  20. Shri N.B. Naik - Former Judge, Bombay High Court

Past Students in the field of Politics: Parliamentarians,Ministers at State & Center

  1. Shri S.R. Bommai- Former Chief Minister of Karnataka
  2. Late Shri J.H. Patel- Former Chief Minister of Karnataka.
  3. Shri B. Shankaranand- Former Union Minister of Health.
  4. Smt. Sarojini Mahishi- Former Union Minister of Company Affairs.
  5. Shri D.B. Chandregouda- Former Law Minister, Govt. of Karnataka.
  6. Shri Suresh.Angadi- M.P.
  7. Shri A.K. Kotrashetty- Ex. M.P.
  8. Shri Patil Puttappa- Journalist, Freedom Fighter, Former M.P.
  9. Late Shri Haranahalli Ramaswamy- Former Minister of Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of Karnataka.
  10. Late Shri B.G. Banakar- Former Speaker, Karnataka State Legislative Assembly.
  11. Shri S.B. Sidnal - Former M.P.
  12. Shri D.K. Naikar - Former Minister for Law, Minister for Municipal Administration & 3 time M.P. (1980,85 & 90)
  13. Shri. K. Ramachandra Reddy- Former M.P.
  14. Late Shri G.B. Shankar Rao- Former Minister, Govt. of Karnataka.
  15. Late Shri B. Basavalingappa- Former Minister for Revenue – 1977
  16. Shri L.G. Havanur- Former Minister for Law
  17. Shri N.M.K. Sogi- Former Deputy Minister of Education
  18. Shri A.B. Jakanur- Former M.L.A. & Minister, govt. of Karnataka
  19. Shri Omprakash Kanagali- Former Minister Karnataka Govt.
  20. Shri R.D. Khalap - Former Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. of Goa & Former Minister for Law, Govt. of India
  21. Shri Luizinho Faleiro - Hon’ble Education Minister, Govt. of Goa

OTHER ACHIEVERS

  1. Shri K.K. Venugopal - Senior Adovacate, Supreme Court, and Former Addl. Solicitor General
  2. Shri A.B. Datar - Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka.
  3. Shri S.S. Wadeyar - Ex. Vice-Chancellor, Karnatak University, Dharwad
  4. Shri V.B. Coutinho - Vice Chancellor, Gulbarga University
  5. Shri ShriCharu Hasan - The Noted Cine Personality- National Award Winner for Tabaran Kathe Kannada Film.
  6. Shri Arjun Devaiah - Outstanding Sportsman, selected for Asian Games for running Events
  7. Shri S.V. Kallur - Senate Member – 1994
  8. Miss Afshan Shabaskhan , State Women’s Cricket Team Member -1996
  9. Miss M.A. Katti - Senate Member- 1997
  10. Miss Vedavati S. Kuppasi - Senate Member – 1996
  11. Shri Raju B. Harti - Awarded the prestigious presidents awards, “JEEVAN RAKSHA PADAK” for saving the life of a girl from electrocution
  12. Adv. Fr. Johny Mathew - Member, Juvenile Justice Board, Govt of Karnataka, Banglore
  13. Shri B.R. Gaddekar - Selected as PSI (2004)
  14. Shri H.R. Patil - Selected as PSI (2004)
  15. Shri Shrihari Kugaji - Selected as Commissioned Officer in Army (2007)
  16. Shri Santosh Patil - Selected as PSI

Judicial Officers

  1. Shri Vishwanath V Mugati - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2003
  2. Shri K. Guruprasad - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2008
  3. Shri Rajesh M. Kamate - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2008
  4. Shri Ganagadhar C. Hadapad - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2008
  5. Shri Shivanand M. Jipare - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2008
  6. Shri Venkatesh B. Hosmani - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2008
  7. Shri M. R. Wadeyar - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2008
  8. Shri I. M. Mujawar - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2008
  9. Smt. Radharani M. Kolambe - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2008
  10. Shri Rajesh S. Chinnannavar - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2008
  11. Shri Guruprasad R. Kulkarni - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2008
  12. Shri Hanamantarao Kulkarni - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2013
  13. Smt. Ashwini Mahabaleshwar Hattiholi - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2013
  14. Shri Hanumanth Anantharao Satwik - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2013
  15. Shri Deepak Patil - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2013
  16. Shri Allappa Mahadevappa Badiger - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2013
  17. Shri Shivanand Laxman Anchi - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2013
  18. Shri Kurani Kant Dhaku - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2013
  19. Shri Padmakar Vanakudre - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2013
  20. Smt. Deepa Gopal Manerkar - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2013
  21. Shri Mahesh Patil - Judicial Officer – Civil Judge – Selected in 2013

Assistant Public Prosecutor

  1. Shri D D Harugeri - 2000 Batch – Selected in 2014
  2. Shri Bharat B Shirhatti - 2004 Batch – Selected in 2014
  3. Shri Ajith Janagowda - 2004 Batch – Selected in 2014
  4. Shri Vinayak Mayannavar - 2006 Batch – Selected in 2014
  5. Shri Lagama Hukkeri - 2006 Batch – Selected in 2014
  6. Shri. N.N.Mirza - 2006 Batch – Selected in 2014
  7. Shri M M Kanatti - Selected in 2014
  8. Shri Gandhi Biraj - Selected in 2014

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In judiciary[edit]

Former students of R. L. Law College include Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of India E. S. Venkataramiah (19th), and S. Rajendra Babu (34th); former Chief Justices of Kerala High Court, V. S. Malimath and S. R. Bannurmath; justices of Karnataka High Court A. K. Lakshmeshwar, K.B. Navadagi, D. P. Hiremath, M. M. Mirdhe, A. R. Murgod, Mohammed Anwar, N. D. V. Bhat, P. A. Kulkarni, M. S. Nesaragi, G. N. Sabhahit and A. S. Paschapure; former Justices of Bombay High Court S. B. Bhasme, N. B. Naik, H. Suresh, R. M. S. Khandeparkar and A. P. Lavande; and in Constitutional Law, Shri K.K. Venugopal, designated Senior Advocate of Supreme Court of India.[4]

In politics[edit]

Former students of the college have achieved high positions within parliament. These include:

  • Chief Ministers of Karnataka: S. R. Bommai and J. H. Patel
  • Union Ministers: B. Shankaranand, Sarojini Mahishi and R. D. Khalap
  • Ministers in various departments of Karnataka State Government: G. B. Shankar Rao, Haranahalli Ramaswamy, B. Basavalingappa, D. K. Naikar, L. G. Havanur, N. M. K. Sogi and A. B. Jakanur
  • Former Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly: B. G. Banakar
  • Former Education Minister of Goa: Luizinho Faleiro
  • Former Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka: A. B. Datar
  • Other Members of Parliament: Ramachandra Reddy, S. B. Sidnal, A. K. Kotrashetty, Patil Puttappa, Shri, Suresh Angadi and D. B. Chandre Gowda

In cinema, sports and other fields[edit]

National award winning actor Charu Hassan and national athlete Arjun Devaiah. Vice-Chancellors of University: S. S. Wadeyar, Vice-Chancellor of Karnatak University, Dharwad; and V. B. Coutinho, former Vice-Chancellor of Gulbarga University.

Advocate Fr. Johny Mathew, Member of Juvenile Justice Board, Bangalore; Shrihari Kugaji, environmentalist and an army officer; Shrihari Patil, Lieutenant & Advocate Judge, Indian Navy; and Raju B. Harti, winner of “Jeevan Raksha Padak” for saving the life of a girl from electrocution.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OHeraldo (11 May 2014). "Special Scholarship for Goan Students-KLS". OHeraldo. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Belgaum, KLS. "About College". Raja Lakhamgouda Law College. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  3. ^ About Belgaum. "Raja Lakhamgauda Sardesai". 18 Dec 2009. about belgaum. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b TOI (13 Feb 2002). "Law college to get new library building". Times of India. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ Belgaum, KLS. ["http://rllc.klsbelgaum.org/alumni/" "Alumini"]. Raja Lakhamgouda Law College. Retrieved 3 September 2014.