Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Symbiosis Law School, Pune stands for excellence in legal education and is nestled in the city of Pune (popularly described as the Oxford of the East, with the glorious heritage of being the capital of the Peshwas). Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Pune, piloted and enriched by the vision of Padma Bhushan Dr. S.B. Mujumdar, was established in 1977 under the illustrious banner of Symbiosis Society. Since 2002, it has been a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), which is accredited by ‘NAAC’ with ‘A’ grade. SLS Pune has been continuously ranked amongst top 10 Law Schools in India by the India Today-Nielsen and The Week survey. It was conferred with the prestigious Gold Star Award by the Bar Council of India in February. This stature is attained through its various programmes. It offers 5-year integrated Undergraduate Programmes like Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws [BA. LL.B( Honours)] and Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws [BBA. LL.B(Honours)], BA. / BBA. LL.B, 3 year LL.B and One year LL.M programme. SLS, Pune also successfully administers 8 different Diploma Programmes and 19 Certificate Programmes.

The curriculum and pedagogy are designed around the latest quality initiatives in legal education in India & the world including in India & the World recommendations of the Carnegie Report, USA combining skill, knowledge and values. These are imparted through multitalented, qualified, competent and enthusiastic faculty. Those efforts are reciprocated by the participation of all the stakeholders including the members of the Bar and Bench, corporate sector and international experts. Impressive international collaborations across UK, US and Europe have brought in the membership of International Association of Law Schools, USA and the Asian Law Institute, Singapore. SLS, Pune is the only Indian partner with the Erasmus Mundus Global Consortium of Law Schools. Since 2008, DAAD, Germany has been funding faculty and students of SLS Pune for research and exchange programmes through the ‘New Passage to India’ Programme with Leibniz University, Hanover and Brunswick European Law School, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbuttel, Germany. Since 2012, Symbiosis Law School, Pune has also been a part of Ontario Maharashtra Goa (OMG) Exchange Programme.

SLS, Pune aims at creating world class professionals, committed academicians and law reformers, training justice dispensers, invigorating community crusaders and creating a strong watershed of new and upcoming expertise in law relating to business and corporate context. The scholarships for students include the SC/ST Top Class Education Scholarships, Ministry of Social Welfare, Govt. of India, State Merit Scholarship, Symbiosis Foundation Scholarships and 8 other scholarships. They receive assistance, inspiration and attention through the mentor system. Our tagline word "Collaboration" ensures that every student gets an opportunity to experience new cultures, meet new people and have a holistic development of their personalities.

Vision and Mission

Law School in Pune

SIU Vision

  • Promoting international understanding through quality education.

SIU Mission

  • To inculcate the spirit of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family)
  • To contribute towards knowledge generation and dissemination
  • To impart ethical and value-based learning
  • To foster the spirit of national development
  • To cultivate cross-cultural sensitivities
  • To develop global competencies amongst students
  • To nurture creativity and encourage entrepreneurship
  • To enhance employability and contribute to human resource development
  • To promote health and wellness amongst students, staff & community
  • To instil sensitivity towards community and environmental concerns


The following resources facilitate teaching-learning, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in tune with the vision and mission of SIU:


The Symbiosis Law School, Pune library is enriched with a vast collection around 63041 books, 140 journals and 6845 e-journals, numerous other periodicals and magazines. It provides a source for legal research for faculty as well as the students. It also provides extensive technology based learning resources with 17 legal databases including Manupatra, SCC Online Web-edition, LexisNexis, Hein Online, Westlaw, JSTOR, EBSCO, Kluwer-Arbitration, Patents and Competition, Legal Sutra, World News Paper, Cambridge Online Books, CLA, Taxmann and Index to Legal Periodicals, LII Of India & Emerald.


The institute strongly emphasizes research and publications through various research projects and in-house journals, which are being published in collaboration with LexisNexis. Students contribute significantly as authors and editors. The faculty and students of SLS, Pune are involved in publication with journals of national and international repute.


The Symbiosis Law School, Pune campus is Wi-Fi enabled. It has two ICT Resource Centers (Computer Labs). The Labs are fully equipped latest computers, WiFi and printing facility.


SLS, Pune has state of the art facilitities including SCALSAR (Symbiosis Centre for Advanced Legal Studies and Reseasrch Centre, consolidates PG Studies, Doctoral Studies and Research Projects). It contains well-quipped 3 faculty rooms having separate cubicles, examination department, accounts department, administrative department. All classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors with internet and Wi-Fi services. SLS, Pune provides a well-equipped, moot court hall, with the seating capacity of 200 and a multi-purpose hall with a seating capacity of 200. It also provides a conference room with the seating capacity of 50. Video conferencing facility is available in all these rooms.


The Health Center provides all emergency health services and covers all students under a unique and novel medical insurance scheme with a free and compulsory annual health checkup. A well-equipped and modern gymnasium with yoga hall is within the campus.


The Multi-cuisine food court of the campus caters to a variety of preferences.


Full hostel facility is for girls available on campus. However for the boys, beyond limited facility, the institute facilitates information on the accommodation available in nearby areas.


PROGRAMMES OFFERED: [5 year integrated Programmes]

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws(Honours) BA. LL.B (Honours) & Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) BBA. LL.B (Honours)



This Programme is available to students who have a graduate degree in any discipline.


One-Year LL.M Programme with an interdisciplinary approach and strong research orientation is offered with 7 specializations.


7 Part-time one year Diploma Programmes and 1 Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes are offered as value-addition. Students pursue these programmes alongside their Undergraduate or Postgraduate Programmes.


There are 19 Certificate Programmes, which include the much-acclaimed Certificate Programme in European Legal Studies and the Certificate Programme in Securities Laws among others.


The Placement Cell organizes the placement training throughout the year and during the programme a systematic profound development of every student is ensured.The students are trained, groomed and chiseled to be the best professional, with the combination of managerial and leadership skills, and a broad range of professional skills such as legal reasoning skills, advocacy and legal writing. The Cell also facilitates internship opportunities for the students in Law firms and Corporate Houses. The Cell has managed to place students substantially in placement opportunities from various sectors including PSUs, Law Firms, Banking and Financial Companies, LPOs, Judiciary and Insurance.


The medium of instruction is English. The methods are essentially learner-centric, which include lectures, the Socratic method, field visits, seminars, group discussions, simulations, case studies, moot courts, mock trials and ICT-enabled learning by international guest faculty and guest sessions by the stalwarts in the field.


The institutional commitment of diversity and inclusion is reflected in the current student composition of the law school, which consists of 100 International students. Some of the best alumni profiles include:

  • Justice Sadhana Jadhav, Bombay High Court, Justice Revati Mohite Dere, Bombay High Court
  • Adv. Sampat Bulusu, Genereal Manager,Legal, Shell Hazira, Ahemdabad
  • Scores of Lawyers including Supreme Court, High Courts as Additional Solicitor Generals
  • Barristers and qualified US Attorneys
  • More than 30 Judicial Officers in Maharashtra, some in MP, Assam & Gujarat
  • Partners in Legases, AMLT, Dua Associates, TriLegal, AZB, Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Selected to pursue Masters in ivy league Universities such as Oxford, Harvard, King’s College London, LSE, New York University & McGill, Canada
  • Leadership positions as Deputy Mayors, Civil servants in India
  • Judges, Parliamentarians and Ministers in Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda
  • Academicians in lead roles across India in prestigious law schools


After initial assessment through elaborate psychometric tests, assessment and screening process; the students get training, orientation and experiential learning through systematic internships in industry, High Courts, Supreme Court and Non-governmental organizations. A student can look forward to a meaningful and rewarding career with various options such as Judiciary, Corporate practice, Litigation, Law teaching, Legal Process Outsourcing, and Administrative services.



Standard XII (10+2) or equivalent examination passed from any recognized board with minimum 45% marks or equivalent grade (40% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes).


a. The total intake is 300 seats [inclusive of 120 seats of BA. LL.B (Honours) and 180 seats of BBA. LL.B (Honours)].

b. Separate Merit Lists for BBA. LL.B (Honours) and BA. LL.B (Honours) programme will be prepared and published. At the time of SLAT registration, it shall be mandatory for the candidates to clearly indicate the programme to which they wish to apply.

Note: It is suggested that the candidates who have studied arts/social sciences subjects for their qualifying examination may apply for BA. LL.B (Honours) programme. Similarly, those candidates who have studied commerce/accounts/mathematics/sciences may apply for BBA. LL.B (Honours) programme. Further, the candidates are also free to make their own choice of section of the programme depending on their ability, interest and opportunity. Please note that these two programmes differ only in the First Degree contents (either Humanities OR Business Studies), whereas the Law courses are offered in both the programmes are the same. Graduates in both streams are eligible for diverse legal careers and opportunities in Corporate, Litigation, Civil Services, Advocacy, Judiciary, Academics, jobs in International Organizations, International Admissions and others.


Within the sanctioned intake:

Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
Differently Abled 3%
Wards of Serving/Retired Defence Personnel 5%

Over & above sanctioned intake:

Kashmiri Migrants 2 seats per Programme
International students 15 % (including Foreign Nationals, PIO and NRI)

Important Dates of SLAT AND SLS, PUNE:

Details Date
Online Registration Starts
(SLAT and SLS Pune)
 24th January, 2019
SLAT Registration and Payment Closes  21st April, 2019
SLAT Admit Card will be available from  24th April, 2019
SLAT Examination Date  4th May, 2019 from 9.30 am to 12.00 Noon
SLAT Result  14th May, 2019
SLS, Pune Online Payment Closes (Credit Card/Debit Card/RTGS/NEFT/Online Banking)  12th May, 2019

SLS Pune Payment via Demand Draft Closes on
(Please Note: Demand Draft for SLS Pune should be in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat" payable at Pune, to be sent to Symbiosis Test Secretariat, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulashi, District: Pune – 412115, before 10th May, 2019. Please send Challan available at DD payment option at SLAT website along with Demand Draft)

 10th May, 2019

SLS Pune Shortlist and slot booking for Personal Interaction & Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT)

(Name of the candidate will appear only if he/she has registered and paid (programme wise) to SLS, Pune while filling SLAT registration form)

 15th May, 2019
Shortlisted candidates can download PI-WAT letter  17th May, 2019 7.00 pm onwards
PI-WAT for SLS Pune at SLS Pune Campus   19th ,20th, 21st & 22nd May, 2019

Announcement of final merit lists:
[based on SLAT score (50% weightage) & PI-WAT (50%)

First Merit List

Last date for Admission

 25th May, 2019 (5:00 PM)
 31st May, 2019 (5:00 PM)

Second Merit List

Last date for Admission

 3rd June, 2019 (5:00 PM)
 9th June, 2019 (5:00 PM)

Third Merit List

Last date for Admission

 11th June, 2019 (5:00 PM)
 17th June, 2019 (5:00 PM)

Commencement of the Classes

 1st July, 2019


Symbiosis Law School, Pune,
S. No. 227, Plot No. 11, VIP Road,
Off Rohan Mithila,Vimannagar, Pune – 411014,
Maharashtra, India
: +91- 83800 20926 , 8380020928
: 020 - 66861100 / 07/ 16/ 18
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