The Council of Education's

Our Mission
To fulfill the long felt and emerging need of Legal Education in Southern Maharashtra and create Legal Awareness through quality and relevant legal education.
Our Vision
To impart holistic value legal education to Social Engineers and empower the citizenry for just and human society. Our vision includes not only to produce socially sensitive eminent lawyers but also to become stellar legal institute of Social Justice.
1. To impart legal education and to inculcate the principles of Justice, Equity, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Dignity in the minds of the students and to promote National Integration.
2. To impart high sense of Legal, Social, Moral values among students and to discover and develop overall personality in disciplined environment.
3. To create Legal Awareness especially in the weaker sections of the society by providing free legal services.
4. To sensitize the students regarding socio-legal issues of the country and to foster Rule of Law enshrined in the Constitution of India.
5. To bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and applied practice.
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Welcome to Shahaji Law College, Kolhapur

The Council of Education was established under the auspicious leadership of Late Dr. Ratnappa Kumbhar.
We take pride in being guided by late Dr. Ratnappa Kumbhar, who was a reputed Freedom Fighter social reformer,
notable senior political leader, and educationist and honored as “Sahakar Maharshee”. He was awarded by Doctorate
by Poona University and Padmashree by Government of India.

12.01.2023 – 1. Elections to elect Shahaji Law College functionaries in YIN, Sakal at 11.00 am 2.

The class work for First Year of three year Law course and First Year of Five Year Law Course will begin from Monday 02-01-2023 @ 09 am

12.01.2023 – 1. Elections to elect Shahaji Law College functionaries in YIN, Sakal at 11.00 am 2.

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Law Courses offered

Five Year Law Course

After H.S.C.

Five Year Law Course

For the admission of first year of both courses the State Common Entrance Test (CET-Law) is compulsory.
After H.S.C.

Three Year Law Course

For the admission of first year of both courses the State Common Entrance Test (CET-Law) is compulsory.

Three Year Law Course

For the admission of first year of both courses the State Common Entrance Test (CET-Law) is compulsory. For the details-
After graduation

Diploma Courses

After H.S.C.
(Duration 1 Year)

Diploma Courses

For the admission process the students are admitted to the said courses on first come first basis. The admission is governed by Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
After H.S.C.

Certificate Course

After H.S.C.​
(Duration 6 Months)

Certificate Course

These course models are distance/external education. The examination system is based upon open book system. The eight contact lecture will be held by experts in the each relevant courses.
After H.S.C.


For Online Admission and Payment 


Shahaji Law College is one of the reputed law colleges in India and especially in the state of Maharashtra. It is always on the forefront of highest values and imparting legal education since 1933. His highness, the late Shri Rajaram Chatrapati Maharaja of Kolhapur who was always very keen about legal education constituted a committee in December 1932 headed by Rao Bahadur A. B. Chougule the then Chief justice of Kolhapur state. By notification 52 of 1933, the state Gazette declared that “The Council of Legal Education”, a body consisting of seven ex-officio members to run the Law College on 17th June, 1933. The college was formally inaugurated on 2nd November 1933 at the hands of Sir Fredric sykes, the then Governor of Bombay and named as ‘ Sykes Law College’ Kolhapur. Shri. S. K. Kelavakar, Barrister-at-Law was the first Principal of this college, his highness Major Sir. Chatrapati Shahaji Maharaj and the founder President of the Council of Education Dr. Padmashri Rathnappanna Kumbhar was first student of this college. Under the able and noble leadership of Dr. Rathnappanna Kumbhar, the council of legal education was renamed as council of education and sykes Law College renamed as “Shahaji Law College”. Since then the college administered efficiently according to Annas vision. .

Dr. Ratnappa Bharammappa Kumbhar

Founder Member

Sou. Rajanitai
Vishwanath Magdum

President, Council of Education

President Message

Shahaji Law College is one of the reputed law colleges in the western Maharashtra. The founders of this institution laid the foundation stone with the sole purpose of providing quality legal education,economics being not even as remote ulterior motive. The college has stood the test of time in providing the quality legal education to the poor, downtrodden apart from catering to the needs of middle class and affluent.

Prasad Magdum

Vice President

Vice President Message

Shahaji Law College is a full fledged and dedicated institution to impart legal education in this region of the state. This institution has the rich heritage of producing young lawyers many of whom have flourished as seasoned lawyers, great judges on the Bench of lower Courts and High Court, political activists, social workers, and justice dispensing agents.



Principal's Message

Legal Education has been undergoing tremendous changes in 21st Century. There is a strong realization that law is not merely an abstract aggregation of rules but an effective and potent instrument of social change. It tends to emulate social and moral values and has brought the individual and collective human behavior at the Centre stage.

Activities & Events

Guest lecture

Guest lecture on “General Principles of Administrative Law and Emerging Trends” on 14/06/2023 Resource Person Prin Dr Amit Sawadi

Annual Prize Distribution

Chief Guest – H’ble Shri Justice Amit Borkar, High Court of Bombay (21 March , 2022)

The Awareness Campaign

Eradication of Substance Abuse was launched in Shahaji Law College in collaboration with the Office

A Parents Meeting for Pre Law II

A Parents Meeting for Pre Law II was conducted in the College on Saturday 11th February 2023.

Photo Gallery

This Institution strives to enrich the knowledge of the stakeholders, to instill confidence and courage in them.

To impart socially relevant Legal Education to the students by involving them in direct and active interaction with the society, to adapt them to face the new social and legal challenges and to bring social reforms and national development.

To raise academic standard to novel heights to bring excellence in quality legal education.