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Sunday, April 18, 2021

School of Indian Legal Thought

Surya kalady Hills, S.H.Mount P.O, Kottayam-686006.

Tel:0481-2310165,2312868, e-mail:


School of Indian Legal Thought was established in 1989 to impart an integrated legal education imparting unique programmes for 5-year BA LLB (Hons.), 3-year LLB and PhD. One of the major objectives of the School of Indian Legal Thought is to undertake systematic research and study of legal thought and legal materials as they existed in ancient India, to critically examine those ideas and concepts in the modern context, and to integrate them rationally with the modern ideas, concepts and institutions.

The above objective cannot be achieved in isolation. It can be achieved only through an integrated programme of legal education at all levels. Hence, besides research, another important objective of the school is to provide for postgraduate studies in Law, giving special materials as essential components of the curriculum, even while offering the most modern and unconventional subjects of contemporary relevance as optionals.

School of Indian Legal thought is the first of its kind in Kerala to have started LLM courses in different branches with exclusive specialization in Intellectual Property Rights Law and Human Rights Law. The School follows a continuous, comprehensive internal assessment system for the LLB and LLM courses, 40% of marks in every paper is awarded on the basis of internal assessment.

  • Curriculum is being updated every year by the Staff Council subject to the ratification of the University bodies
  • The conventional method of teaching is supplemented by other participatory methods such as assignment and presentation, Seminars and Moot Courts.
  • Project works is a compulsory component in each paper in every semester.
  • Clinical Legal Education is also adopted for developing professional skills.
  • Practical Training in Drafting of Pleadings and conveyancing is compulsory.
  • Court visits, visits to Lawyers Chamber, Prison and other custodial institutions also forms part of the training.

Extension services in the form of Legal Aid and Legal Literacy Camps are organized regularly, integrating them as an essential component of the curriculum. Human Rights Laws are taken as a special focus area for the legal literacy camps organized by the School for creating Human Rights awareness. The School organizes an All India Human Rights Moot Court Competition every year wherein a large number of Universities from all over India participate. The School brings out an annual research Law Journal – “The Journal of Indian Legal Thought’.


  1. BBA LLB.
  2. LLM in Human Rights Law.
  3. LLM in Criminal Law.
  4. PhD

Dr.Ambedkar Memorial Lecture at SILT on 30.03.2016


  • B.A LLB Hons (5 year)


Scheme & Syllabus

  • LLB Hons (3 Year)
                     Scheme & Syllabus
  • LLM


Branch I : Intellectual Property Rights


Branch II : Human Rights


Branch III :Constitutional & Administrative Law


  • BBA LLB (Hons.)

Regulation, Scheme & Syllabus

Revised (w.e.f. 2016 admission) Regulation, Scheme & Syllabus

  • PhD

Full Time and Part Time





Prof.(Dr.) Bismi Gopalakrishnan. Ph: 0481 2310165, Mob: 9446427447, E.mail :

Associate Professor


Assistant Professors

Sri. Sunil Kumar Cyriac, Tel: 0482-2251103, 9446051113

Dr. Sheeba Pillai, Tel 0471-2453403,9946186505

Dr. P.V. Gigi , Tel: 0481-2464828

Dr. A. P. Rajeesh, Tel: 0482-2255265, 9746600752

Dr. Jasmine Alex, Tel: 04822-251101, 9446126162



Research programme leading to PhD was started in the School in the academic year 1995-96 and has published the book ‘Copy Right Law’ Emerging Trends and Challenges based on Seminar papers.

The School brings out an annual research Law Journal-‘The Journal of Indian Legal Thought’


Rajeesh A.P Contempt of Court
Gigi P.V Law Relating to Medical Negligence
Sunil Kumar Cyriac Socio Economic offences. A study on sentencing Process
Jasmine Alex International Focus on Rights of Children and the Indian Context of Human Rights of Children – Emphasis on the Neglected & the Disabled
V.T Mohammed Iqbal Legal Control over Electronic Media in India
Anitha Anoop Critical Analysis of Laws Relating to Insider Trading
B Kamal Pasha Judicial Decision making in Criminal cases – Avoidances of subjective elements and prejudices A Functional Study
Jacob Joseph A Critical study on the Concept of social security and social security legislations made in India with special references to payment of Bonus Act, 1925

10 scholars are awarded PhD from the school. Currently 18 PhD scholars pursue research. Scholars work on a range of topics like, Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rights, Constitutional Law, Medical Negligence, Health Care Law, Corporate Law, etc.


Extension services in the form of Legal Aid and Legal Literacy Camps are organized regularly, integrating them as an essential component of the curriculum.Human Rights Laws are taken as a special focus area for the legal literacy camps organized by the School for creating Human Rights awareness. The School organizes on all India Human Rights Moot Court Competition every year where in large number of Universities from all over India are participating.  In the field of intellectual  Property Rights, the School organized a 3 day  National Seminar and a series with the support of union ministry of HRD.


The School brings out an annual research Law Journal-The Journal of Indian Legal Thought’.  One of the LLM Dissertation submitted in the School is published by the students as a well received book in intellectual Property Rights-‘Trade marks and the Emerging Concepts of Cyber Property Rights’ by V.K.Unni.  An endowment lecture in the name of Dr. Ambedkar is organized by the School, annually.

In the next academic year the school proposes to start a new branch in LLM course in international Trade and Business Laws and P.G Diploma Courses in Human Rights, intellectual Property Rights, Banking and Security Regulatory Laws, Alternative Dispute Resolution.





















Infra Structure and Learning Resources

Students are given practical classes in which they have to make through analysis of the theories they have been taught. Periodical tests and internal evaluations are the methods of judging their knowledge. Those who show poor performance are given remedial coaching.  Faculty members give individual attention to those students.  All modern teaching aids are available in the school.

SILT gives prior importance to the most modern student centered teaching techniques such as live case studies, video case studies, group conflict management techniques, character moulding etc using the latest media presentation tools.

Computer Lab

The Computer lab of SILT has state-of-art hardware and software resources capable of providing support for diverse compute requirements.  This acts as a resource centre to supplement classroom instructions with laboratory sessions.  Internet facilities are available for 12 hours on all working days.


The Department Library has a collection of rare books on various disciplines.  The Library subscribes too many professional publications including international journals and magazines.  In addition to the Department Library, there is a computerized central library with an extensive collection of recorded data.  Both libraries remain open for 12 hours on all days.

Placement Cell

A Placement Cell is  functioning under the supervision of faculty members with the participation of students representatives.  The Department has registered a good placement record in national and international organizations.

Consultancy services

Consultancy service is offered to small and medium scale industries and other interested parties for reasonable remuneration.  Recently the department conducted a market study for HMT – Quetcos.