Kristu Jayanti College of Law is affiliated to the Karnataka State Law University. A majority of higher educational institutions are established in the southern and eastern parts of Bangalore. The northern part of Bangalore District, which is semi-urban and rural, lacked educational and industrial development. In order to build vibrant academic environment and expand opportunities for socio-economic change in this geographical area, the college was started at K.Narayanapura in Kothanur from Bangalore city. The college had a humble beginning in the year 2017 with 3 courses and 73 students and has been growing constantly ever since.
The institution strives to fulfil its mission to provide educational opportunities to all aspiring youth to excel in life by developing academic excellence, fostering values, creating civic responsibility and building global competencies in a dynamic environment.
The College comes under the patronage of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), founded in 1999, which is run by "BODHI NIKETAN TRUST", formed by the members of St. Joseph Province of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). The college is affiliated to Bangalore University and is reaccredited with highest grade 'A' by NAAC in Second Cycle of Accreditation. The college is recognized by UGC under the category 2(f) & 12(B). The college was accorded autonomous status from 2013 by the University Grants Commission, Government of Karnataka & the Bangalore University, in India Today - Nielsen survey 2015.