NUSRL Ranchi appointed a new administrative head – acting vice chancellor (VC) Dr Shweta Mohan – on 27 September, after former VC Prof AK Koul’s term ended that day.
The Jharkhand national law school is in the process of constituting a VC search committee to appoint a successor to Koul and Mohan was nominated to head the administration in the interim by the chancellor, Jharkhand high court chief justice Prakash C Tatia, she told Legally India.
Mohan is an assistant professor at NUSRL and teaches economics at the law school. She has a masters degree in economics from Darbhanga House and a PhD in social science with law from CNLU Patna.
Prof Koul assumed the office of VC at NUSRL after being VC at NLU Jodhpur from 2004 to 2007, and having served at the Faculty of Law, Delhi University for 40 years where he had last held the post of dean. He is a well-known scholar in international trade law.
NUSRL had won a land dispute in the Jharkhand high court last year, allowing it to continue with its plans to move from its present makeshift campus in BIT Mesra to its own allotted site in Nagra village. An official at the law school told Legally India that the law school currently continued operating from the Mesra campus.
Year of VC renewal
Other colleges with new VCs at the helm this year include NLU Jodhpur, where Poonam Saxena took over from justice NN Mathur; RMLNLU Lucknow, where Prof Gurdip Singh took over from Prof Balraj Chauhan; and NLUO Cuttack, where Dr Chandra Krishnamurthy’s early exit resulted in Prof V Nagaraj moving over from NLSIU Bangalore. GNLU Gandhinagar director Prof Bimal Patel’s tenure is set to end in November, unless renewed.