Christ University was founded and is administered by the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara founded the congregation in 1831. Blessed Chavara was a great educationist and a social reformer of the 19th century.
Christ University was formally established in July 1969 as Christ College under Bangalore University. The University Grants Commission conferred Autonomy to Christ College on October 7, 2004. It became the first College in South India to be reaccredited with A+ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in May 2005. The UGC identified it as an Institution with Potential for Excellence. On July 22, 2008 the Ministry for Human Resources Development, Government of India, under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 declared Christ College as a Deemed to be University in the name and style of Christ University.
Christ University, a premier educational institution, is an academic fraternity of individuals dedicated to the motto of excellence and service and already has a proven history of success in the field of education. The University welcomes to its fold students from all over the country in an environment of religious harmony and secularism.
The School of Law offers Graduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes in law as per the guidelines of the Bar Council of India and the University Grants Commission. The law school has a flexible curriculum offering several options in different areas of specialization. It is devised keeping in mind the requirements of legal profession and academia.
The programs offered at the law school incorporate a number of special opportunities such as internships, clinical programs, supervisory research and writing. In order to promote interaction between students and legal professionals, seminars, guest lectures and workshops are conducted at the college on various subjects of law at regular intervals. In addition to the mandatory courses over the ten semester program, the law school has also introduced for the benefit of its students numerous other value-added courses and programmes.
The School of Law has well equipped infrastructure. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled. The students have access to three different library facilities, namely the general library; the specialised law library and the online library. Along with 62,000 books and 173 journals and periodicals, the general library also has a good collection of audio and videotapes for use of faculty and students. The law library has over 19,000 books and 6,000 reports. It has subscribed to 70 journals, and 13 online resources such as Manupatra, Westlaw, Hein Online, JSTOR, SCC Online, Lexis Nexis and EBSCO.