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IFIM School of Law

- An Overview

Established in 2015 and based out of the Silicon Valley of India, today the IFIM Law School is recognized as the 2nd most outstanding Law School of Excellence by the Global Human Resource Development Centre (GHRDC) survey, 2023 & Ranked 1st in the Category of Top Eminent Law School GHRDC Survey 2023. IFIM aims to impart quality legal education using its delivery model #SMARTLawyer executed by a meritorious team of faculty.  

With internalization becoming a norm, IFIM signed a pathbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Texas A&M University, USA and ISDE Law School, Spain to grant its students an exceptional opportunity for international learning and problem-solving. This sets the tone for a future of healthy collaboration between the IFIM School of Law and leading universities around the world. 

The unique strengths of IFIM School of Law are its Research Centric approach, Corporate Mentorship, Social Immersion Program, Personality Enhancement Program, and International Collaborations. IFIM ushers exceptionally talented people from diverse backgrounds and ideologies. They bring innovative methodologies and perspectives to the table. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, if merit and innovation are what drives you then the IFIM School of Law is the journey for your destination. 


Nurture holistic, socially responsible, and continuously employable professionals.


To be the most sought after destination for quality management education in India.


What sets us apart


A BBA LL.B program (Affiliated to KSLU and approved by BCI) gives the students a unique management perspective of a company through subjects like Business Environment Financial Accounting and so on. Combined with law they will understand the inner working of a company and form a bridge between the legal and corporate world. 

LL.B (Affiliated to KSLU and approved by BCI) course can be pursued after finishing any graduation degree, from BA, B.Sc., B.Ed. 

The target by the end of the 3-year course is to make a student ready to take up areas which fit into their skill set such as Judiciary, Corporate, Banking, Litigation, Academics and so on and so forth. 

Practice Courses


Dr. Aswini Patro

Principal and Professor
Ph.D, LL.M, LL.B, M.A.

Prof. Shagufta Anjum

Vice Principal & Associate Professor | Ph.D, LLM

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeeb Kumar Mishra

Associate Professor

Prof. (Dr.) Asha Soman

Assistant Professor | Ph.D, LLM

International Pathways + Partner School

The pandemic has not stopped us from growing. The pandemic prevented our students from traveling abroad for higher studies and specializations, so now we are bringing the world to them!

The International Pathways brings to you the collaboration for 2021. IFIM Law School entered a Memorandum of Understanding with Texas A&M University School of Law, USA. This collaboration will offer new and exciting opportunities to students from thousands of miles away, right here at IFIM Law School! But we are not going to stop here.

IFIM’s International Collaboration with ISDE Law and Business School, Spain!

We are glad to announce that IFIM Law School has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ISDE Law School, Spain. It is the start of a new academic phase, students will now get the opportunity to go for foreign exchange programs and get global exposure. We aim to start the dual degree program BBA.LLB. and LL.M with ISDE. Even IFIM students aspiring to pursue masters programs abroad will get the tuition fees waiver in ISDE.

ISDE-IFIM Exchange Program

ISDE Law and Business School is an educational institution born from the heart of the advocacy. In 1992, representatives of the main national and international law firms met to take the decision to create an academic institution focused on legal education at the highest level. A student exchange program was undertaken between IFIM and ISDE. Learners were exposed to the European Legal System and Competition Law nuances.

The program was aimed to allow students to explore business considerations within a broader perspective by including inputs from leading law practitioners in the field. More specifically, the program explained how to compete on the internal market and protect your brand. It included legal disciplines such as Competition Law and specific branches within Public Law such as public procurement and state aid. It also gave insight into EU Institutions, treaties, and their role & impact on global market. It helped the students in better understanding of the concept on abuse of dominance, merger contract prevailing in EU. Thus, developing the student’s comparative legal understanding.

International Internship

IFIM School of Law provides a global platform for students to secure international internship opportunities. In the competitive state of today’s job market, having global work experience under your belt is one of the best things you can do for your prospective career. Inter-cultural communication and global work experience is a vital part of the modern professional world. Interning abroad is about learning beyond local work exposure. When you leave the comforts of your home and immerse yourself in a totally new environment, you broaden your horizons and learn to adapt to a multicultural environment. This global experience will pay off enormously during the final job placement. While the developmental rewards of interning abroad are insurmountable, the ultimate goal of an internship abroad is to help you in obtaining a job in your field of choice in the future. Your international internship experience will illustrate that you are passionate, driven, and not afraid to step outside your comfort zone as all the qualities will take you far in the professional world. IFIM also has a tie up with AIESEC to enhance international internship opportunities for students.


Where is IFIM School of Law located?

We are in the knowledge hub of Electronic City, Bengaluru, equipped with well-planned infrastructure and resources.

How do I get scholarships for this programme?

IFIM School of Law offers merit-based scholarships and scholarships for economically disadvantaged students. For more details, please refer to admissions page.

What are the timings/schedules for the classes?

We begin our classes at 9 am and finish by 5pm.

Dr. Aswini Patro

Principal and Professor, IFIM Law College

Dr. Aswini Patro, (M.A., Delhi School of Economics; LL.B., Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University; LL.M., Brunel University, London) has twenty years of experience in International Consulting, Litigation Practice, and Academics. Prof. Patro worked as a faculty in KIIT School of Law and was Head of the Department of International Law and Faculty Coordinator for the Post Graduate Programme. Formerly Director at a Chicago-based Legal Services Firm involved in the management of Indian operations and overseeing contract review and management along with litigation management. 

Prof. Patro also worked with the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Macedonia (during 2006-2007) on issues related to international trade law. He represented the Brunel University School of International Law team in “Regulating the European Market”; a conference conducted jointly by Clifford Chance and the Institute of European and Comparative Law, the University of Oxford.

He loves interacting with students and likes to be involved with problem-solving activities for effective learning. He adapts the Socratic and Case Study method in teaching. His interest lies in the Law of Contract, Trade Law, and Commercial Arbitration.

Prof. Shagufta Anjum

Prof. Shagufta Anjum has completed her BA (Law), LLB from Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore followed by her LLM, Business Laws from University Law School, Bangalore. She has also pursued PG Program in Corporate Laws; PG Diploma in Cyber Laws from Asian School of Cyber Laws, Pune.

She has maintained a first-class percentage record all throughout. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Surrogacy from Alliance University, Bangalore. She has 13 years of experience in teaching and has taught a wide variety of subjects from the branches of Business Laws, Human Rights Law, Cyber Laws, Constitutional & Administrative Law, Law of Contracts, Interpretation of Statutes, Practical Clinical Courses, Research Methodology, Environmental Laws, and Right to Information. Etc.

She has been honoured with “Best Presentation Award” at the National Conference on Emerging Trends in Legal Field organized by JSS (Autonomous) Law University, Mysuru in April 2016.

She has also been honoured with “Certificate of Excellence” for her excellent contribution in the field of Legal Education by Women Entrepreneurs Foundation (, New Delhi on 28th September 2018.

She is currently heading the Law School as Principal (Acting), Faculty Co-ordinator of Centre of Excellence for Women, Child and the Law (CEWCL), Corporate Affairs Outreach and Placement Committee (CAOPC) and Legal -Aid Cell.

She has several publications to her credit and has attended and presented papers in National and International level seminars and conferences. Apart from her academic achievements, she has been invited to teach aspiring judicial officers on Mohammedan Law subject and invited as Chief Guest on Republic Day celebration.

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeeb Kumar Mishra

Dr. Sanjeeb Kumar Mishra, have put in about 18 years of experience in teaching various subjects of law in some of the reputed law colleges of India. He, obtained B.Sc.(H) degree from S.C. S College, Puri, Odisha with Zoology as honours subject. He completed LL, B, 3years degree course from G.M Law College, Puri, Odisha., Went on to obtain his LL, M, with Commercial Law as his specialization paper from P.G. Dept. of Law, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He qualified UGC- NET in Law.

Dr. Sanjeeb, entered into regular practice in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, Judicature at Jabalpur after completing his LL; M. Commenced his teaching carrier from Hitkarni Law College, Jabalpur (M.P). He worked with” Unison School of Law”, Dehradun (Uttarakhand) as lecture, for about 3years, before Joining M.S. Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore in August 2009.He had a short stint at “Symbiosis Law School, Pune, during 2015-16 and ICFAI University, Tripura in 2023, before joining IFIM Law College.

Title of his Ph.D. thesis is “Problems of Women at Work Place with Special Reference to Organized Sector in Odisha: Legal Implications”. He has got his Ph.D from Utkal University, Odisha.

He has ten Articles published in UGC Care Approved Journals and four articles in peer reviewed Journals of repute, as well. His area of interest includes Law relating to women & children’s, Human Right laws, contracts, administrative law, Medical Jurisprudence, etc


Research/ Publication:

  • Research towards POCSO Act and developments. Published a paper on “Critical Analysis of judicial responses to POCSO Act” in ‘The International Journal of Science and research’. (2023)

Awards and Achievements:

Recognized for organizing and supporting hand at multiple events at Women Child and law Cell (IFIM), recognised for Client counselling and intra-debates.

Prof. (Dr.) Asha Soman

Dr. Asha P Soman is a member of the Study Group 5.20 of the IAA Commission 5 on Space Policy, Law and Economy, International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), France. She has more than a decade of experience in academia and industry. She obtained a Ph.D. in Air and Space Law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India on the topic Evolving International Humanitarian Legal Regime for Sustainable Use of Outer Space and its Application to India. She was the University topper and gold medalist for LLM (Commercial Law and Human Rights) from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala; and completed BA LLB (Hons) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

She has supervised Doctoral thesis, LLM and LLB dissertations and taught PG and UG classes. She worked with top law schools in India including Symbiosis Law School, Pune and Christ University, Bangalore. She also worked as an Advocate and Assistant Director – Knowledge Management at IndusLaw, Bangalore.

She cleared UGC NET in 2013 and was a part of the UGC Sponsored Major Research Project with the NLSIU, Bangalore. She has initiated the Air and Space Law Committee at her previous institution. She also has international and national publications of book chapters, articles in journals, a handbook, and Scopus/Web of Science indexing. She has presented papers at numerous international and national conferences and has done certification courses in various fields.

Dr. Asha has framed the syllabus for Aviation Law and Technology Law and also revised syllabuses in her previous institutions. Subjects she taught include Environmental Law, Public International Law, Company Law, Property Law, Criminal Law, Space Law, Aviation Law, Research Methodology, Nuclear Law, Interpretation of Statutes, Competition Law, Investment Laws, Consumer Protection and Motor Vehicles Act, Insurance Law, Service Laws, Law of Torts, Jurisprudence, Case Studies – Hyperlinking and Interlinking, Philosophy of Life and Lifestyle, Law and Economics, and Law and Political Society. Her research interests are Environmental Law, Climate Change, Air and Space Law, International Law, Technology Law, Jurisprudence, and Law and Society.


  • Ph.D. in Air and Space Law | LLM (Commercial Law & Human Rights) | BA LLB (Hons) | UGC-NET


  1. Scopus & Web of Science
    • Scopus – Authored a Chapter titled “Legal Framework of Liability in Space Tourism” in the edited book titled “Space Tourism Legal and Policy Aspects”, 1st Edn., Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (2024), ISBN – 9781032617954.
    • Scopus and Web of Science – Authored a Chapter titled Religious, Societal Reflection and Rights of Transgender in India, edited book “Routledge Handbook of South Asian Criminology”, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (2019), ISBN – 9780429320118.
  2. International and National Publications
    • Authored a Chapter titled “Indian Practice of International Space and Remote Sensing Laws”, edited book titled “Indian Practice of International Law Global Norms and their Domestic Enforcement”, 1st Edn., Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group (2024), ISBN -9781032432380.
    • Authored a Chapter titled “Space Crew Insurance: Feasibility of Life Insurance for Astronauts at the National Level” in the edited book “Fundamentals of National Space Laws”, Thomson Reuters (2022), ISBN – 978-93-93702-83-8
    • Women Friendly Pune, Handbook, published in 2014 by Janwani, a joint venture of Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Janwani and Pune Police. Role: Content creation.
    • Article titled: “Gender Justice for Men: Analysis of International Conventions and Legal Perspectives in India and Other Countries” in Lexigentia Law Journal, Vol.7 (2021) l Issue 2, published by Thomson Reuters, ISSN 2454 – 1613.
    • Extended abstract – Paper titled “Penal Laws and Rights of Transgender: International Perspective with Special Reference to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860” in the conference proceedings (p. 276) at the Second International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV), 2013. Published by SASCV & Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Tamil Nadu, India. ISBN: 978-81- 906687-5-0
    • Extended abstract – Paper titled “Corruption in Local Level Administration: Impediment for Eliminating Poverty in India” published in Anthology of Abstracts of International Conference on Democratic Decentralization and People’s Participation conducted from 20-23 December 2012 at Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Kerala. The conference by KILA in association with the International Sociological Association (ISA) and the Government of India, the Government of Kerala, UNDP, and UNICEF (p. 34).
    • Forthcoming – Book Chapter selected for publication by BRILL.

Paper Presentations

  1. Authored and presented a paper titled “Artemis Accords and the Relevance of Moon Agreement and Registration Convention” in the Global Conference on ‘Resource Mining in the Outer Space: Artemis Accords and Beyond’ jointly organised by the University of Mississippi, West Bengal National University of Juridical Science and Maharashtra National Law University on October 14, 2023.
  2. Paper titled “Legal Framework of Liability in Space Tourism: Issues and Perspectives” at the International Conference on Space Tourism: Legal Dimensions organised by NUJS, Kolkata, 29 January 2022.
  3. Paper titled “Quandary of Children after Release from Juvenile Justice Homes in India: Need for Continuous and Effective Rehabilitation” at the Fourth International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, Gujarat, 30- 31st January 2020.
  4. Paper titled “Impact of Space Technologies over Ozone Layer and Marine Life: An Enviro – Legal Analysis” at the International Humboldt Kolleg on Management of Water, Energy and Bioresources in Changing Climate Regime: Emerging Issues and Environmental Challenges conducted by Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation, Germany and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 8 – 9 February 2013.
  5. Paper titled “Penal Laws and Rights of Transgender” at the Second International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) at Tamil Nadu, 11 – 13 January 2013.
  6. Paper titled “Corruption in Local Level Administration: Impediment for Eliminating Poverty in India” at the International Conference on Democratic Decentralisation and People’s Participation conducted by Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), along with the International Sociological Association, Government of India, UNDP, UNICEF, from 20 – 23 December 2012.
  7. Paper titled “Patentable Standards: Need for Preserving Public Domain” at National Workshop on Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights, conducted by Inter-Disciplinary Centre for Intellectual Property Rights at Cochin University of Science and Technology, 12 – 14 January 2012.
  8. Paper titled “Safe Drinking Water: A Prerequisite for Food Safety”, at National Seminar on Food Safety: Emerging Trends in India conducted by School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology and Kerala State Legal Services Authority, 16 – 17 December 2011.
  9. Paper titled “Corruption in the Indian Judiciary and its Impact: An Analysis” at Legal Awareness Programme organised by National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi along with Kerala State Legal Services Authority, 2nd October 2011.
  10. Paper titled “Informed Consent and Genetic Privacy: National and International Perspective” at National Seminar on New Genetic Technologies and Human Rights conducted by Department of Law, University of Kerala, 25 – 27 August 2011.
  11. Presented paper titled “Good Governance vis-a-vis Human Rights Dimensions: Issues and Perspectives” at the National Seminar on Good Governance: Human Rights Dimensions, conducted by Department of Law, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, 11 – 12 August 2011.

Administrative Roles

  1. Editor – IFIM Law Review
  2. Chair – Centre for Environmental Law and Research
  3. Member, NAAC Committee

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