B.M.S College of Law, Bengaluru

B.M.S College of Law, Bengaluru

  19 Dec 2023

Disclaimer: Law School Experiences are the personal opinions of a particular student about their college. These pieces are NOT Lawctopus’ official take on the law school.

Name of the student

Yeashoo H Vardhana

Mention the full name of your college

B.M.S. College of Law

State/UT of your college

Karnataka

What are the good things about your college?

We have a beautiful, luscious green campus with three large canteens, a coffee joint, and a Nescafe bar. The college has a legacy of more than sixty years and has several distinguished alumni. We have friendly, cooperative, highly skilled, and knowledgeable faculty and supportive staff. Our college provides the best opportunity to network and build contacts in the legal fraternity.

As we share a huge campus with our architecture and engineering sister institutions, we collaborate on various events and organize huge college fests every year. Our college is located in the divine Basavanagudi Region opposite the famous, renowned Big Bull Temple and Dodda Ganapati Temple, where huge idols carved out of Monolithic Rock are worshipped. We also have many famous restaurants nearby.

We also have metro and bus facilities at a walkable distance. Our college library also provides various online database facilities and has also stored old classic law books and journals. It also provides a beautiful, ventilated study area and Computer Lab. We are also equipped with a gym in our indoor stadium and are also trained in various sports. Our college also provides a free therapist and conducts various mental health workshops.

Can you name a few bad things about your college?

The management and college are wonderful, but students often dislike the syllabus and norms of Karnataka State Law University, to which our college is affiliated. Our syllabus needs to be updated and must include more practical-based learning and academic writing curriculum.

How has your experience in your law college been till now?

Even though I’m in my first year, I feel like I know everyone in my college. I appreciate the strict adherence to the Anti-Ragging policy in our college. I am thankful to my seniors who have helped me in Mooting and also have encouraged me to participate in Model United Nations and Mock Parliaments. I have been part of and have had the privilege to volunteer, organize and coordinate various events every week.

How’s the faculty?

We have very supportive faculty who are highly skilled and knowledgeable. They are very friendly and jovial towards us, the students. They recommended good books and also provided us with study materials to ace our exams and conduct interactive sessions which are available to students at all times.

Rated: 4/5

How’s the infrastructure (except hostels)?

We have a shared luscious green campus. There are huge spacious classrooms two auditoriums and seminar halls. We also have a spacious moot court for practical learning. We have a huge library with a beautiful and peaceful study area. The college is also equipped with a computer lab with more than 60 desktops. We have two large canteens and one small canteen. We have two coffee bars, one of which is a Nescafe bar. There is also a playground and a big indoor stadium.

Rated: 4/5

How’s your hostel experience?

We share a huge hostel complex with our sister institutions, B.M.S. College of Architecture and the B.M.S. College of Engineering. There is also a separate playground for the hostel. We have spacious dorms, a common hall and a huge canteen/mess. A vending machine and an ATM are situated in our Hostel. The college has separate hostel complexes for boys and girls.

Rated: 4/5

How are your peers?

All the students are mandated to adhere to the Anti-Ragging Policy and are compulsorily asked to sign the Anti-Ragging Affidavit. We have enthusiastic, kind and friendly peers, and friendly seniors and students of other sections. All students help out each other. There is also a Mentor-Mentee system where students learn and study with each other which also acts like a tutor and peer teaching groups.

Rated: 5/5

How are the placements in your college?

We have distinguished alumni who help the college and students to network amongst the legal fraternity. Our Internship and Placement Cell provides its services to all the semester and also trains the students for interviews. I came across this Campus Leadership Program from my Internship and Placement Cell, they constantly support, encourage and help students.

Rated: 5/5

What are the co-curricular activities in your college?

We have various committees, cells and clubs which devise a packed social calendar for the year and organize various activities, workshops and fests. Training is provided in various sports to compete in intra-colligate, inter-colligate, district-level, state level and national level competitions.

We also conduct national Moot Court Competition and train students for various Moot Competitions and Law Fests. There are music, dance, art and cultural clubs which organize many cultural events and activities throughout the semester. We also have an NSS (National Service Scheme) cell which conducts various social services and initiates various village development programs.

Rated: 5/5

What are some of the things you’d advise to a 1st-year student who enters your college?

Take part in all the activities in the college. Utilize the library to the fullest and grab onto all the opportunities provided by the college and utilize the pre-established vast professional network. Do not have backlogs as it will affect your KSLU (Karnataka State Law University) Ranking.

Anything else you’d like to mention?

When my close friends and batchmates recently met with an accident our college management, faculty and staff helped out financially and provided constant support and care. They consoled the family members and us and  made the college our second home with their nurturing ambience.

This Law School Experience was submitted by Yeashoo H Vardhana, a student of B.M.S. College of Law, Bengaluru as a part of the Campus Leaders Program at Lawctopus.

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