About us

Silicon Valley is known for a large number of educational institutions offering a wide range of professional courses. There are a number of institutes that offer courses in law as well. However, increasing crime rates, disputes and cybercrimes indicate the need for a more robust legal force to tackle the increasing number of such cases in courts. Keeping this in mind, the Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust (RSST) established the RV Institute of Legal Studies (RVILS) in the academic year 2018-19 with a new dimension and a unique approach towards legal education. RVILS is affiliated to the Karnataka State Law University, Hubballi and is approved by the Bar Council of India, New Delhi. RVILS offers B.A., LL.B. and B.B.A., LL.B. - 5 Year Integrated Degree Courses. We, as an Institution, endeavour to produce many legal luminaries in our forthcoming batches thereby contributing to the profession in itself and the society at large. As an institution we strive to provide quality legal education to students of all sections of the society without any discrimination.


Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust started 8 decades ago with only six students as its first and only teacher: the founder Sri Sivananda Sharmaji. The sapling which he planted in the year 1940 is today a MIGHTY TREE and is very evidently reflected in the establishment of 21 institutions offering courses ranging from Nursery to Post Graduate level with over 2,000 staff members and around 21,000 students. Today, the alumni of RV Institutions are placed in senior positions at various National, International and Multinational Organizations. Also, the Trust runs a special school for differently abled children to cater to the special needs of the society. After yeomen service to the nation, today the brand ‘RV’ is being recognized as a household name, a synonym for quality education. RV has become a part of Bangalore’s road map with a road named after it.


Imparting Legal Education to create globally competent and socially eminent professionals.


  • To imbue students with professional ethics and honing skills.
  • To enable students to become the exponents of justice for the common man.
  • To provide appropriate academic ambience backed with intellectual and technical logistics to groom students for the profession.


  • To ensure that students get the best legal education with optimum knowledge of legal skills.
  • To inculcate values and pro bono commitment in students by involving them in legal aid programmes.

Awards and


1. Institution:

Having stood up to the challenges of the new millennium with courage, dedication and aim towards achieving the vision of the Institution, RVILS has secured many prestigious awards as follows:

  1. 18th Rank amongst Top 30 Private Law Colleges of India in Outlook- ICARE Rankings 2022 India’s Best Colleges awarded by Outlook
  2. 23rd National Rank and 6th State Rank in IIRF Ranking 2023 amongst Top 50 Private Law Colleges of India and in the State of Karnataka awarded by the New Education Post in 2023.
  3. Ranked No.1 for Effective Student Motivation for Exemplary Contribution in the field of Education and is awarded with Top Higher Education & University Jury Award by Education Today in 2021
  4. Top 20 Promising Educational Institutes in Bengaluru awarded by Higher Education Review in 2019.


Governing Council Members

Governing Council Members

Board Members

Office Bearers

Dr. M.P. ShyamPresident

Sri N.R. PanditaradhyaVice-President

Sri C.V. HayagrivVice-President

Sri K.G. Subbaramma Shetty Treasurer

Dr. (h.c) A.V.S. Murthy Hon. Secretary

Sri D.P. NagarajHon. Joint Secretary

Dr. M.K. Panduranga SettyPresident Emeritus


  • Sri K.S. Akhilesh Babu
  • Sri R. Anantharaman
  • Sri S.M. Balakrishna
  • Sri A.C. Chandrashekar Raju
  • Sri M.K. Dattaraj
  • Sri Dev Darshan B. Viswanath
  • Sri C. Ganesh Narayan
  • Sri Karthik D. Meda
  • Kum. Maya Chandra
  • Sri P.S. Nandakumar
  • Sri N.R. Nandish
  • Sri Pathi A. Sridhara
  • Smt. Pramila Vijayakumar
  • Dr. M.S. Prakash
  • Sri M.K. Ramachandra
  • Sri S. Suresh
  • Sri K.A. Sujit Chandan
  • Sri C. Vinod Hayagriv
  • Sri B.R. Viswanath Setty
  • CA Dr. A.S. Vishnu Bharath
  • Sri P.S. Venkatesh Babu


Dr. M.P. Shyam

Dr. M.P. Shyam

“Education is most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world – Nelson Mandela”.

R.V (Rashtreeya Vidyalaya) institutions are at the forefront of quality education in the state of Karnataka. In line with our Mission Statement – ‘Excellence in Education with Societal Commitment’ – our institutions have been providing quality education to all sections of the society for the past seven decades. With more than 23 institutions under the umbrella of the Rashtreeya Shikshana Samithi Trust, we are present in almost all spheres of academics.

We encourage our students to go beyond the regular curriculum to sharpen their soft skills and be more innovative through through various curricular and co-curricular activities. The backbone of any educational institution are their faculty members, and our faculty are the best in their areas of interest, as they continuously strive for excellence.

We ensure that all our institutions are equipped with the best of infrastructure possible today.

Over the years, our goals have not just been to provide quality education to our students, but also to teach them to uphold the values and traditions of our motherland. It is our responsibility to train and groom the future citizens of our country.

Our dream and commitment is to see each one of our students as a success story.

Hon. Secretary


A.V.S Murthy

“Education is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment.” – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

The vision of our Trust is to impart quality education, at a reasonable cost, across all core disciplines, and to develop global leaders who are confident, ethical, smart, and engaged in all areas of life.

To fulfil the mission of our founder – ‘Impart Quality Education to all Strata of the Society’, the Trust has established several educational institutions. We take in youth and transform them into adults with a sense of social responsibility and a concern for the environment.

Our endeavour is to ensure that our students gain academic excellence, along with required soft skills, to become excellent scientists, technologists, thinkers, leaders, and better human beings, above all.

Today R.V. institutions are household names in academic, industrial, and corporate circles. The last seven decades have seen this Trust rise from strength to strength through the establishment of a number of Institutions.

With state-of-the-art infrastructure, techno-savvy ambience, and the latest tools, we equip our students to stride with competitive fervour. We also offer them job oriented courses, career-counselling by our highly enthused and qualified teachers, and help realise their dreams.

Principal and Ex-Officio


Prof. (Dr). Anjina Reddy K.R.

Justice is an ideal, law is a tool of public conscience and justice can only be delivered when law upholds these ideals. We are enchanted to illuminate that Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust having a deep chronicle of eight decades in the field of Education, administering 22 Educational institutions recognized for ethics and value-based teaching.

RV Institute of Legal Studies has created an atmosphere for striving youngsters who want to pursue their education in Legal studies. The courses offered, B.A.LL.B and B.B.A LL.B Five Years Integrated Degree Courses makes students focus on studies relating to Law and Justice. Our institution has taken up the collective responsibility of shaping the student’s career, academics, and overall personality development which enhances the students to become better professionals at the Bar.

RV Institute of Legal Studies has got a vivid and dynamic team of faculty who believes that students learn more through practical teaching hence, more emphasis is given to the practicality of the subject, which strengthens the legal etiquettes and perspectives.

RV Institute Legal Studies is a student friendly campus where students enjoy a unique bond with the faculty and staff. Our institution is well equipped with a digital library and information center that is composed of books by national and international authors including law journals. Our students have participated in various National and International level Moot court, Conferences and debates. The guided participation has made the students win several titles in all these events.

The treasured assets of RV Institute of Legal Studies are its students who are career oriented and very rationalistic in their approach. With such students our institution has created an ocean of opportunity for learning.