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.

Latest Announcements

Admission Committee Resolution - PDF

5 Year Law Course - I Pre Law (2017-18)

CET Admissions 2017-18 - Notice No 41 Freeze Float

Admission Notice for First Year BA LLB 2017-18

Invitation of Applications for Allocation of Supernumerary Seats of Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Candidates to LLB - 3 and LLB 5 course 2017-18

Notice of First Year Intake Capacity

NOITCE 36 "NRI, PIO, OCI STUDENTS REVISED NOTICE

NRI,OCI,PIO Facilitation Centre & Document list

Admission of Ist BA LLB and Ist LLB 2017-18 - Schedule of Foreign/NRI/PIO/OCI Quota

EDITING APPLICATION FORM PART I

Latest News & Events

Rakshabandhan and Legal Awareness Programme

Seminar on ‘Implementation of Good and Service Tax (GST)’ (New)

Legal quiz competition on account of 108th birth anniversary of founder president Padmashree, Deshabhakta Dr. Ratnappa Anna Kumbhar.
Date 14/09/2017 at 11.15 am.

Kalavishkar : A Lead College Activity on Wednesday 23 August 2017

Alumni Meet on Sat 23.09.17 and Parent Meet Sat 23.09.17

Antiragging Lecture on Tue 03.10.2017

Ganhivichar Sanskar Pariksha on Wed 04.10.2017

Notice for Students

Content coming soon!!

Shahaji Law College, Kolhapur has been Reaccredited with “A” Grade by NAAC, Bangalore. The Management Members of Council of Education and the entire team of Shahaji Law College places on record the support and well wishes extended by the Sister Institutions of Council of Education, Alumni, Honorable Judges of Kolhapur Bench, Bar Association Members of Kolhapur, Lawyers and Academicians. This is the time to rejoice with all and everyone.


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.