Dr. R. Biju Kumar
Principal, GLC TVPM
Government Law College Thiruvananthapuram stands proud in the brilliance of a thousand legal suns, risen from its stellar existence of over a hundred and forty five years. The institution which was the brain-child of the Maharaja of Travancore, was conceived on 31 st January, 1875, and has successfully carved out a golden niche in the legal fraternity of this country.
The College boasts of its enviable alumni spread across the globe in various facets of life. Legal luminaries like Late Mr.N.R.Madhava menon, father of the modern legal education in the country, Justice Fathima Beevi, the first woman Judge of Supreme Court, numerous judges of the apex court, High Courts, Civil servants, parliamentarians, business visionaries an Oscar winner, Resul Pookutty, form the ethos of the college, and has ensured to contribute rich and talented manpower to the society. The grand old college of the state offers a Five Year Integrated LL.B undergraduate programme which is a double degree integrated course comprising BA (English Literature) and a Law degree.
The college also conducts a Three Year LL.B programme and Post- Graudate degree in Law. The students are selected for the course after a common entrance test conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, under the Government of Kerala.
The institution has a Research Centre, under the University of Kerala, where several scholars are pursuing their research in Law. A full-fledged Law Library, which has the biggest collection of law books in the state, a Cyber Station, Language Lab and Ladies Hostel are also part of the college. Well qualified and dedicated teachers with UGC NET or JRF guide the students through the academic sessions.
The college is well known for the International or National Seminars, Symposiums and Workshops, conducted throughout the year, along with the All India Moot Court Competition, the Alternate Dispute Redressal (ADR) Competition and Trial Advocacy Competition which sees the participation of students from institutions across the country.
I am fortunate for being a graduated in Law from this great institution, and I amalso blessed to render my services as a law teacher and Principal. I wish all the best to my students, teachers, non-teaching staff and all well-wishers of my college.