About BILS

Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies

Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies was established in the year 1993, the year in which BHS HES was celebrating its Golden Jubilee.  It was inaugurated by Shri. B.V.Acharya, the then Advocate General, Government of Karnataka, Dr. V.B.Coutinho, the then Dean and Principal of University Law College, Bangalore, presided over the function.  Shri. G.Y.Subba Rao assumed office as the first Principal of the college.  Subsequently, Prof. Anand Rao of the Department of English served as the acting Principal for a short term.

On the 10thof July, 1996, Prof. S.S.Alur, retired Professor of Law, Karnataka University, was appointed as the Principal.  His arrival as the Principal galvanised the growth and development of the college.  His commendable contribution to the college in terms of his insight, a treasure trove of knowledge, guidance and uncanny expertise has brought this institution to where it is today.  Then, Prof. S.S.Alur was designated as the Director and on the 23rd of February, 2000, Smt. C.S.Kanthi assumed office as the Principal of the college.  Owing to personal reasons, she passed on the baton to Prof.S.B.Jatti.

On the 26th of September, 2001, Prof. S.B.Jatti, a senior Professor with more than 20 years of experience, assumed the role as the Principal of BANGALORE INSTITUTE OF LEGAL STUDIES. Under his dynamic leadership,BANGALORE INSTITUTE OF LEGAL STUDIES reached great heights and made its presence felt amongst the Law Colleges in the country.  He retired in November 2013.

Dr. Sapna S took over from Prof. S.B.Jatti in November 2013.  She studied B.A. (Law) and LL.B. in University Law College, Bangalore and secured First Class, First rank.  She briefly practiced for two years in the Criminal Court in Bangalore.  Thereafter, she undertook post-graduate work earning an LL.M. degree with First Class, First rank, focusing on Consumer Protection Law at University Law College, Bangalore.  She has taken her Doctorate from National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore in 2014. 

Smt. Preeti S. Desai took over from Dr. Sapna S in May 2017. She is presently the Principal of Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies where she has worked since 2013. She completed her B.Com. and LL.B. in 1997 and 2000 respectively. She completed LL.M. in the year 2002 and secured 3rd Rank in Karnataka University, Dharwad. She is tirelessly working towards improving the college and making it one of the best law schools in India.