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SDM Law College

Mangalore, Karnataka | Ratings: 2/5 - Add Review
Established : 1974 | Accredited/Approved : Bar Council of India | Affiliated : Karnataka State Law University

About SDM Law College

SDM Law College is located in Mangalore, Karnataka, India, and is under the flagship of SDM Educational Society. It is affiliated with Karnataka State Law University and accredited by NAAC. Founded in 1974, SDM Law College Mangalore is one of the finest institutes in the country for legal education. The goal of establishing a world-class institution was to blend traditional values with modern technology. Originally affiliated with the University of Mysore, it has built a solid reputation in the field.

It is the primary law college in the state to offer five-year undergraduate and postgraduate programs in law. The College provides a variety of courses; SDM Law College courses include a 3-year LL.B.,  1-year LL.M. in Business and Trade Law, Certificate Course in Cyber Law, and Post Graduate Diploma in Labour and Service Laws. In addition, SDM also offers an integrated five-year BA-LLB and BBA LLB course.

SDM provides legal education with a focus on innovation. Its faculty consists of lawyers, a majority of whom are law graduates. It organizes workshops and faculty exchange programs. In addition, faculty members are given extensive training. Faculty members also participate in separate Faculty Development Programme. Many SDM Law College alumni have done the country and the legal profession proud with their erudition and service. Following are the SDM College Mangalore Notable alumni.

  • Honorable Judge of Supreme Court, S. Abdul Nazeer
  • Former Chief Justice of Kerala High court, Antony Dominic
  • Parliament member, K. Sudhakaran
  • Karnataka Legislative Assembly member, U. T. Khader
  • Author and journalist, Abdussalam Puthige

Besides providing quality legal education, SDM also offers career counseling and admissions. The Law College conducts various activities to promote academic excellence. In 2017-18, the College organized seminars and conferences by renowned legal experts, judges, and academicians. It also organized ADR training classes for the final year students and conducted classes for the judicial service exams and APP examinations. SDM Law College study material is revised regularly to accommodate the new law enforcement acts.

Every year, in August, SDM organizes LEX ULTIMA 2021, a national-level law festival. Students can test their legal knowledge and wit in this competition. Interested candidates can learn about the course and fee structure on the official SDM Law College website.



Institute Type

Private, Autonomous

Campus Location

Mangalore, Karnataka

Campus Establishment


Campus Size

1 acre

Campus Affiliation

Karnataka State Law University, Hubli

Campus Approved

Government of Karnataka

College Accreditation

Bar Council of India (BCI)


Available Courses


Admission Process

Merit and Entrance Test

SDM Law College Contact Number

094481 45577

SDM Law College Mangalore address

MG Rd, Kodailbail, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575003

Nearest Bus Station

Bejai Bus Depot

SDM Law College website


SDM Law College Ranking

SDM Law College Kodialbail Mangalore is ranked among India's best law colleges. And this reflects in its achievements that are listed below.

  • The SDM Law College course offerings are accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a 'B++ grade and a CGPA of 2.9.
  • In Outlook India's list of the "Top 30 Law Colleges," SDM ranked at number 29.
  • Career360 rated the institute with an 'AAA' rating.
  • SDM ranked 59th among the top law colleges in India in 2022.
  • SDM ranked 24th among the Top Private Law Colleges in India.
  • SDM Law College reviews, according to online search, are 4 and 4.6 on websites like Shiksha, careeer360, etc.

SDM Law College Fees Structure

The College offers UG and PG level degree programs in law streams. The UG level offers admission to the three-year LLB and five-year integrated courses such as  BBA LLB and BA LLB. Additionally, it offers 1 year LLM. SDM college fees are quite affordable. Students can choose between two different payment plans - annual or monthly. The course fee structure varies for each course. For instance, SDM College LLB fees are INR 29k per annum. For integrated programs, the fees vary between INR 29k to 43k.

Additionally, SDM Law College Scholarships are awarded on merit, and provisions are made for those from economically weaker sections of society.

SDM Law College fees details.


Total Annual Fees


INR 43,000


INR 29,000


INR 29,000


INR 49,000

SDM Law College Admission

Admission is based on academic merit and entrance test. To apply for SDM Law College BBA LLB or BA LLB course, candidates should have passed their 10+2 examination. For admission to the LLB, students shall complete a bachelor's degree in the concerned stream with a minimum of 50% marks. For LLM admission, students shall have possessed an LLB degree. You must also pass the CLAT examination to be entitled for admission to the LLM program.

Admission to College is competitive, and early comers can expect extra benefits. First, interested candidates can register online through the official website. Then, apply for admission by filling out the SDM Law College application form. In addition, students are given the option to pay the application fee online using net banking.

SDM Law College Infrastructure

SDM Law College's infrastructure is quite good. It has spacious rooms, good lighting, and enough air moment in the classrooms. It also has a good library with plenty of books. It also has a cafeteria for students and faculty. In addition, the campus includes an auditorium for 800 students, a Moot Court Hall, and courtrooms. Unfortunately, the College has no hostel, but there are PGs available surrounding the College.

SDM Law College Course fee structure

Law - LLB 60000 3 years
Law - BA LLB Hons 100000 5 years
Law - LLM 80000 2 years
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Asked question

What is the selection requirement for the LLB program in SDM Law College?
Asked by Krupa b v
replied on 22-Feb-2022 05:11:12

The basic selection requirement for the LLB program in SDM Law College is to have completed their graduation degree without any backlogs. 

Is there any entrance exam for the LLB program SDM Law College?
Asked by Ambika s balabatti
replied on 24-Feb-2022 05:08:05

For LLB admissions in SDM Law College, candidates must have completed their graduation degree with no backlogs.  

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Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Law College & Centre for Post Graduate Studies in Law
M.G. Road
MANGALORE - 575 003
, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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