The right to constitutional remedies and the Right against exploitation are two fundamental rights that every citizen in India has. To implement these rights it is necessary to have a judiciary system in the country. A high court is one of the most important parts of the Indian Judiciary. In case a person is not satisfied with the judgement of the session court then he has the right to appeal to the high court. Presently, there are 25 High Courts in India in today which are located around different Indian States and Union Territories.
You should know that a high court is the “Highest Judicial court in an Indian State”. Questions are often asked from the list of high courts in India in different competitive exams. To help students, we are going to provide the list of all high courts in India with their year of establishment, Act of Establishment, Chief justice, and jurisdiction area.
List of Total high courts in India 2023
Go through the list of all 25 high courts in India as explained in the following table.
|Name of the court||Date of Establishment||Chief Justice||Area of Jurisdiction|
|Allahabad High Court||17 March 1866||Rajesh Bindal||Lucknow|
|Andhra Pradesh High Court||1 January 2019||Prashant Kumar Mishra||Amaravati|
|Bombay High Court||14 August 1862||Dipankar Dutta||Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Maharashtra,|
|Calcutta High Court||2 July 1862||Prakash Shrivastava||Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bengal Kolkata, Port Blair|
|Chhattisgarh High Court||1 November 2000||Arup Kumar Goswami||Chhattisgarh|
|Delhi High Court||31 October 1966||Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel||Delhi|
|Gauhati High Court||1 March 1948||Sudhanshu Dhulia||Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland|
|Gujarat High Court||1 May 1960||Aravind Kumar||Gujarat|
|Himachal Pradesh High Court||25 January 1971||Mohammed Rafiq||Himachal Pradesh|
|High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh||26 March 1928||Pankaj Mithal||Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh|
|Jharkhand High Court||15 November 2000||Ravi Ranjan||Jharkhand|
|Karnataka High Court||1884||Ritu Raj Awasthi||Karnataka|
|Kerala High Court||1 November 1956||S Manikumar||Kerala, Lakshadweep|
|Madhya Pradesh High Court||2 January 1936||Ravi Malimath||Madhya Pradesh|
|Madras High Court||15 August 1862||Munishwar Nath Bhandan||Tamil Nadu, Puducherry|
|Manipur High Court||25 March 2013||P.V. Sanjay Kumar||Manipur|
|Meghalaya High Court||23 March 2013||Sanin Banerjee||Meghalaya|
|Odisha High Court||3 April 1948||S Muralidhar||Odisha|
|Patna High Court||2 September 1916||Sanjay Karol|
|Punjab and Haryana High Court||15 August 1947||Ravi Shankar Jha||Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab|
|Rajasthan High Court||21 June 1949||Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi||Rajasthan|
|Sikkim High Court||16 May 1975||Biswanath Somadder||Sikkim|
|Telangana High Court||1 January 2019||Satish Chandra Sharma||Telangana|
|Tripura High Court||26 March 2013||Indrajit Mahanty||Tripura|
|Uttarakhand High Court||9 November 2000||Raghvendra Singh Chauhan||Uttarakhand|
Frequently Asked Questions
Answer: Articles 214 to 231 of Indian Constitution deal with the provisions of the high courts in India.
Answer: Article 217 of the Indian constitution deals with the appointment of judges of High courts in India.
Answer: Calcutta high court is the oldest high court in India. It was established on 2nd July 1862.
Answer: There are 25 high courts in India at present.