Karnataka Mediation Centre is an initiative of the High Court of Karnataka to respond positively and constructively to the challenges faced by the Legal System in India. It commenced in the year 2007. His Lordship Shri. Justice Cyriac Joseph, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India and the then Hon’ble Chief Justice, High Court of Karnataka is a founder of this great institution. Earlier, it had no separate building and mediation process were conducted in Karnataka Judicial Academy, Bengaluru. Since 2007, KMC has its own building and same is situated at Nyaya Degula Building, Siddaiah Road, Bengaluru- 560027. Within a year itself, the Karnataka Mediation Centre achieved unprecedented success on account of selfless and committed service of the Co-ordinators and Mediators and the co-operation of the learned advocates and litigants. The Mediators of Karnataka Mediation Centre were given special training by the experts of ISDLS. Having realised the need for an authorised Manual for the use of Trainers. Manual will be an effective tool in our efforts to realise the motto “PEACE MAKING THROUGH MEDIATION”. The manual has been prepared by Master Trainers of KMC with inputs from other Certified Mediators of KMC and experts of ISDLS. Presently, there are 118 trained Mediators in Karnataka Mediation Centre, including Former Judges of Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka, Former Judges from District Judiciary.

Cyriac Joseph
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Cyriac Joseph Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
(Founder of BMC)

Cyriac Joseph, B.Sc. B.L. Born at Kaipuzha in Kottayam District of Kerala State on January 28, 1947.  Studied in St. Margarette’s U.P. School, Kaipuzha; St. George’s High School, Kaipuzha; St. Thomas College, Palai; St. Berchmans’ College, Changanacherry and Law College, Trivandrum. Enrolled as an Advocate on October 12, 1968.  Practised in the District Court at Kottayam and in the Kerala High Court at Ernakulam. Worked as High Court Government Pleader from 1976 to 1979 and as Liaison Officer and Senior Government Pleader in the High Court from 1979 to 1987.  Served as Additional Advocate General, State of Kerala, from July 6, 1991 to July 5, 1994.  Appointed as a permanent Judge of the Kerala High Court w.e.f. July 6, 1994.  On transfer to the Delhi High Court, assumed office as Judge of the Delhi High Court on August 5, 1994.  Transferred back to the Kerala High Court w.e.f. September 24, 2001.  Appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand) w.e.f. March 20, 2005.  On transfer to Karnataka High Court, assumed office as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court on January 7, 2006.  On appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court of India, assumed office as Judge, Supreme Court on July 7, 2008.