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Basheer quit 'shock'Basheer quit 'shock'Shamnad Basheer, the ministry of HRD chair professor in intellectual property law at NUJS Kolkata, has resigned after losing trust in vice chancellor (VC) Prof Ishwara Bhat.

Basheer wrote in his resignation email to Bhat on 31 December 2013 that the VC had “misrepresented” to the executive committee the work Basheer had done while he was on compassionate leave without pay from the university, to take care of his ill father, who has now recovered from cancer.

Bhasheer had requested one semester’s leave without pay in August 2013; Bhat had replied that he would take up Basheer’s request before the executive committee (EC) where he hoped it would be considered sympathetically.

However, Basheer alleged in his resignation email that Bhat later opposed the leave application before the EC, claiming that Basheer did no credible work as IP chair while away, which Basheer said was not true. Despite the VC’s alleged opposition, the EC retrospectively signed off on Basheer’s leave on 14 September.

Basheer wrote to Bhat in his resignation: “I was extremely hurt and disillusioned with this misrepresentation and can no longer bring myself to trust you. I find no other reason for your stunning volte-face, than my constant questioning of your policies.

“As several of my colleagues at NUJS know, I had taken serious issue with the unhealthy opacity that you unleashed at NUJS after taking charge. I was appalled at the way in which earlier policies that catapulted NUJS to the top of the academic league were reversed without due discussion and deliberation with your faculty colleagues.”

Particularly, Basheer wrote he took issue with Bhat’s refusal to grant a Skype interview to a promising potential faculty member based in the Netherlands, who went on to join IIT Delhi, and Bhat’s “vindictive” behaviour to Basheer and other faculty.

Basheer wrote that, for example, Bhat “showed great hostility” to the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) initiative because Basheer had founded the project, which was now national.

Basheer declined to comment when contacted by Legally India. Bhat did not respond to an email and calls from Legally India.

NUJS registrar Dr Surajit Mukhopadhyay, commenting to Legally India via email only in a personal capacity as an “academic and a colleague”, said: “I am shocked to hear that Shamnad has put in his papers. One of the intellectually strong faculty on campus, I am sure that many would miss him as I would. I still hope that he will reconsider his decision.

“NUJS needs dynamic research oriented faculty and I have great expectations from him. Nevertheless these are decisions taken on a personal level and I wish him the best for his future. I personally would miss his wit and warmth.”

Before joining NUJS in 2008, Basheer graduated from NLSIU Bangalore in 1999, obtained an MPhil from Oxford University in 2004, and was a senior associate at IP firm Anand and Anand, a marketing director at consultancy Verist Research, research associate at Oxford IP Research Centre (OIPRC) and visiting associate professor at George Washsington Law School.

In March 2013, Sidharth Chauhan had was sacked from NLSIU Bangalore without notice, which he later attributed to his criticism of the vice chancellor. Chauhan joined Nalsar Hyderabad several months later.

Basheer’s full email to Bhat:

Dear Prof Bhat:

I hope this finds you well. I've been forwarded a note by the Hon'ble Registrar, informing me that the Executive Council (EC) kindly agreed to grant my leave (without pay) with retrospective effect, on grounds of my fathers' terminal illness (cancer).

I am deeply indebted to the EC members for their compassionate decision, owing to which I was able to spend some quality time with my father and take care of him. Fortunately, he recovered well and is much better now.

I am particularly obliged to the EC members for arriving at this considerate decision, despite your misrepresentation to them on the work of the IP Chair. You had opposed my leave application on the alleged ground that no credible work was being done on the IP Chair. This, despite the fact that several documents submitted to your office more than amply indicated the range of high quality IP work (research, scholarship, policy and IP outreach) that was being undertaken on a continuous basis, my leave notwithstanding. As you are no doubt aware, the IP Chair was set up by the Ministry of HRD at various premier institutions including the National Law Schools, IIT's and IIM’s to foster IP research, advanced IP teaching and to render high quality policy advice to the government from time to time. For the last 5 years of operation of the NUJS IP Chair, this has been done quite successfully, with the result that our chair is recognized as one of the leading IP chairs, with a reputation not only in India, but also abroad. The various annual reports submitted to your office and the Ministry of HRD bear ample testimony to this.

In fact, when I requested you for leave, I made it a point to mention that I would not let the activities of the IP Chair suffer in my absence, and would attend government meetings and engage in various other IP activities as far as possible. This was also on record in my email to you requesting for the leave. I attach this email for your kind reference.

Pursuant to that commitment, I made myself present in Delhi and various other places for government meetings whenever the occasion demanded, and as far as I could, throughout the tenure of my leave. In fact, as I began penning this email to you some days ago, I was in Chennai to render advisory services to the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), a government agency with which I work extensively. I also engaged with University activities as best as I could and attended an Executive Council (EC) meeting at my own expense, whilst on leave.

Please note that all this was done on leave without drawing any salary whatsoever.

I attach an earlier email of yours, where you clearly indicated that you would support my application for leave. However, when the matter came up before the Executive Council (EC) meeting (which you chaired), you vehemently opposed my leave application, on the spurious ground that I had not performed and that no work was being done on the IP Chair.

I was extremely hurt and disillusioned with this misrepresentation and can no longer bring myself to trust you. I find no other reason for your stunning volte-face, than my constant questioning of your policies. As several of my colleagues at NUJS know, I had taken serious issue with the unhealthy opacity that you unleashed at NUJS after taking charge. I was appalled at the way in which earlier policies that catapulted NUJS to the top of the academic league were reversed without due discussion and deliberation with your faculty colleagues. I had, time and again, requested you to take stronger note of the fact that we were losing top quality faculty and to initiate measures to stem this tide. In particular, I took issue with your refusal to grant a Skype interview to a very promising Indian scholar from the Netherlands, owing to which we effectively lost him to IIT Delhi. You will recollect that the Executive Council also took strong note of this and recommended that Skype interviews be granted to scholars who are unable to fly at short notice to Kolkata. 

Time and again, I urged you to refrain from being vindictive towards faculty colleagues who were not in your good books, not least because I happened to be one of them. Despite the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) project being incubated out of NUJS, you showed great hostility to the movement only because I founded it. Today, this movement to empower underprivileged communities through legal education has made great progress, with 28 underprivileged scholars that we trained studying at the various National Law Universities (NLU’s). You refused to sign IDIA cheques, despite opinions from reputed tax experts in the country including leading senior counsel, Arvind Datar, who more than categorically opined that you could so sign without any impediment. This greatly hampered our operations and risked the future of several underprivileged scholars being trained by IDIA.

You then reversed an earlier policy initiated by Prof MP Singh that all IDIA scholars would be granted a fee waiver, if admitted to NUJS. You stipulated that only one IDIA scholar would be granted this waiver. As a result of this change in policy, we had to send two of our most promising scholars (who merited admission to NUJS) to NLU Delhi, where Prof Ranbir Singh, the Vice Chancellor, went out of his way to support these underprivileged scholars, including offering them a fee waiver and laptops. 

After much thought and deliberation, I've decided that I cannot serve under your leadership anymore. Please treat this as my resignation letter, to take effect on the 6th of February, 2014.

I write this with a very heavy heart, given how much NUJS and its students meant to me and what an intellectual exhilarating journey it was to work under the leadership of stalwarts such as Professor MP Singh. One of my friends asked me if I ever regret having cut short a promising academic career abroad to return to India. I think it was the best choice I ever made, not least because I was able to participate in the growth of one of the most promising Indian institutions and work with an exceptional  group of academics to help unleash a number of educational innovations. In many ways, while NLS, Bangalore signalled a revolutionary era in Indian legal education, NUJS took it to the next level with its dynamic emphasis on research, scholarship and advancing the frontiers of legal knowledge.

All of the petty politics and bureaucratic sluggishness that one encountered from time to time were more than made up by the passion, creativity and enthusiasm of our students, who are and will continue to remain our biggest asset. Borrowing a legendary line from a Bollywood classic (Deewar), my constant refrain has been: “Mere paas students hain”.

I will miss my students dearly, as also my wonderful faculty colleagues and members of the administration and support staff, all of whom made my time at NUJS extremely memorable, treating me as one of their very own.

Since I am on leave now, I will join the University on January 6th to wind up all pending work on the IP Chair from my end. If you need me to extend this date, or if there is any other work you wish me to undertake in the interim, including helping you locate a successor for the IP Chair, please do let me know.

With the hope that NUJS will restore someday to its former glory and serve as a leading site for legal education and scholarship, I remain

Most sincerely yours,

Shamnad Basheer

Correction: The letter we republished originally omitted several paragraphs.

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Recommend! +3 Objection! -5 NLUite 2014-01-02 16:43
NLUD shall bag him now. Right?
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Recommend! +3 Objection! -1 Guest 2014-01-02 16:59
NALSAR, rather? Like Chauhan!
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -1 In the loop 2014-01-03 10:26
It won't be NALSAR because Shamnad and Dhanda don't see eye to eye.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 anonymous 2014-01-03 22:42
Absolute rubbish.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Out of the loop 2014-01-06 11:16
What crap! Dhanda is on IDIA's advisory board and advises Shamnad regularly.
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Recommend! +5 Objection! -1 Don Jon 2014-01-02 16:56
Its going to be NALSAR.....
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Recommend! +9 Objection! -3 Obesessed with NUJS 2014-01-02 17:02  interesting
There are 10 or more other law schools in the country..
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -1 Guest 2014-01-02 17:04
Or Jindal? ;)
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Recommend! +5 Objection! -6 NLUite 2014-01-02 17:17  controversial
If Money matters more than name.
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Recommend! +15 Objection! -27 Jindalite 2014-01-02 18:20  controversial
With over 70 full-time law professors (60 residing on campus), Jindal Global Law School is 2-3 times or more the size of any law school faculty in India...The research track record of the faculty members of JGU having over 350 publications in barely 4 years is truly extraordinary..check the new faculty publications booklet..Its not just money, gentleman! Its genuine passion for scholarship and research. Doubtlessly, Jindal can be one of the best places for Prof Shamnad!
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -2 Bangalorean 2014-01-02 23:00
What on earth is your teacher to student ratio? Our college has a perpetual shortage of faculty problem.
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Recommend! +5 Objection! -3 Jindalite 2014-01-03 13:10
@Bangalorean, I do not know which college you talking about. At Jindal Global Law School, there is a faculty-student ratio of 1:15 and certainly its among the best among Indian law schools.
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Recommend! +14 Objection! -8 Boo 2014-01-03 01:05  interesting  controversial
Jingle Bell, you did not pay for the above advertisement. We are talking about a Professor. Not about your greatness. Hope you keep your faculty busy in writing your memos and winning best memo awards!
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Recommend! +7 Objection! -0 Jindalite 2014-01-03 13:15  interesting
@Boo, see on your own at jgls.edu.in/faculty-directory and for your kind info, my post was against the biased view about our faculty put by NLUite.
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Recommend! +6 Objection! -0 Mr. X 2014-01-07 00:53  interesting
Disclaimer: Absolutely no research has gone into this post.

Dear Jindalite,

As far as I know, you guys pay almost five times the fees of normal NLUs. I don't know what the admission criteria is, and frankly I don''t care. But five times the fees means you have 400% more money than an average NLU.

Given the mathematics, I am surprised at your current position. You guys should be doing much better. After all, you guys are the Man City of NLUs.

Anyway, cheer up mate. And enjoy it while it lasts. Someday you will have to step into the real world where everybody (almost) is equal.

X
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Recommend! +17 Objection! -17 Resign? 2014-01-02 17:06  controversial
Did I just miss something, or did I just not see something explicit as "I resign", "I shall not continue" or "I wish to step down". These are just narration of incidents. Did he forget to be explicit? Being a lawyer you cannot be implicit and leave it upon the reader! I just quickly went through this, since I had no time and I might be wrong. But I couldn't see it in explicit terms..
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Recommend! +6 Objection! -3 Please read 2014-01-02 17:52
"I will join the University on January 6th to wind up all pending work on the IP Chair from my end." - That is clear enough if you actually read the context.
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Recommend! +4 Objection! -7 yes man 2014-01-02 18:21
I completely agree. Where is the "resignation" in this "resignation letter"? In fact, Basheer says that he will "join back" on 6th to wind up pending work. Wind up by when? He goes on to say that if the VC wants to extend this date, then the VC may let him know. Which date is he referring to? January 6th (the date of his joining back)?
In his over eagerness to write an eloquent letter, it appears that Basheer overlooked the most operative part which should be in a resignation - "that I wish to resign" or "that I want to step down" or "that I have had enough, to hell with you"!
Its an open ended "resignation letter" - more in the lines of "I will join back on 6th Jan and will remain there till I wind up my work"
Looks more like a "threat to resign" letter. Can the VC accept this letter as a "notice for resignation" or "resignation letter"?
All the best to Shamnad Basheer, though. One of the leaders in his field with a lot of enthusiasm for his work and the subject he likes passionately. Happy to know that his father is recovering and doing better.
I wish him all the luck. I am sure he will do well in whatever cause he takes up now.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -1 kianganz 2014-01-02 18:32
Sorry guys - had accidentally missed out a few paragraphs in our citation of the original letter.

The operative portion resigining, which has now been included in the above copy, reads:

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After much thought and deliberation, I've decided that I cannot serve under your leadership anymore. Please treat this as my resignation letter, to take effect on the 6th of February, 2014.
Completely our fault...
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -2 Guest 2014-01-02 21:10
Quoting Resign?:
Did I just miss something, or did I just not see something explicit as "I resign", "I shall not continue" or "I wish to step down". These are just narration of incidents. Did he forget to be explicit? Being a lawyer you cannot be implicit and leave it upon the reader! I just quickly went through this, since I had no time and I might be wrong. But I couldn't see it in explicit terms..



After much thought and deliberation, I've decided that I cannot serve under your leadership anymore. Please treat this as my resignation letter, to take effect on the 6th of February, 2014.

Hope that helps
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Recommend! +40 Objection! -2 trust 2014-01-02 17:07  interesting  top rated
"Lost trust in the VC"... Did the VC ever enjoy anyone's trust in the first place? This is great loss to NUJS.
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Recommend! +10 Objection! -2 Asst. Reg 2014-01-02 17:08  interesting
Kian, any news on what is happening in the sexual harassment case against the Assistant Registrar? Is he still in custody? More importantly, is he on the payroll? It will be ironic if he is granted leave for the period in police custody by the same VC who opposed Shamnad's reasonable leave request.
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Recommend! +20 Objection! -2 Sad 2014-01-02 17:28  interesting  top rated
Sadly National law schools have become personal fiefdoms for VCs and Registrars... the independence and autonomy granted to VCs have been wrongly used to churn out arbitrary actions
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Recommend! +26 Objection! -17 really 2014-01-02 17:46  interesting  controversial
Could be yet another stunt... I am leaving SpicyIP, I am back, I am now bidding farewell to IP, I am back... lets hold our horses, SB may be back...
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Recommend! +8 Objection! -3 @really 2014-01-02 21:12  interesting
Actually, in case you're unaware of it, Shamnad is no longer at the helm of affairs at SpicyIP. He's simply one of the contributors now.
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Recommend! +4 Objection! -1 FYI 2014-01-02 19:31
Prof Basheer was a great academic, young at heart and understood students. He will be missed by NUJS.
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Recommend! +53 Objection! -3 FYI2 2014-01-02 20:22  interesting  top rated
Dude, he is still alive...
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Recommend! +16 Objection! -23 insider 2014-01-02 19:38  controversial
Why was he keen forcing one of his friends from Netherlands to be appointed at NUJS? Shouldn't there be impartial panel appointing faculties at NLUs? or NLUs should be full of eye candies of the eminent professors / VCs/ Registrars etc.When did SB teach a course last at NUJS? I guess a yr back.he is either on Compassionate leave or sabbatical or something else.let NALSAR, NLUD bear him.....No doubt he is an intellectual but he is reducing himself as a 'past percentage'SB you need to introspect a bit and can't blame the VC for everything.
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Recommend! +12 Objection! -1 NUJS Student 2014-01-02 21:25  interesting
I think we are losing focus of the post. First of all, as any good student or academic would wholeheartedly agree to, it is nothing short of a teacher's duty to inform the university of any good talent who wishes to join the university's ranks. Not doing so is a disservice to the institution! And Shamnad never asked for the candidate to be taken in on his word alone! All the interview protocols would have been duly conducted, if only the VC had sufficient foresight as Professor Singh to judge applicants on their merit without indulging in cronyism. That's how Professor M.P. Singh had attracted some of the best faculty members at NUJS. And insofar as taking a course is concerned, I think you're unaware of the MHRD Chair Guidelines. The Chair Professor is mainly tasked with, as Shamnad has written in his letter, facilitating the causes of IP research, fostering IP knowledge at an advanced level and providing policy advice to the high-level government bodies. And everybody from the Ministry of HRD downwards who's somewhat familiar with the field of IP would admit he has more than lived up to these expectations. And the teaching requirements of the Chair Professor has also been more than satisfied by his excellent Advanced IP and Pharma course. And as any student of that course can tell you, he manages to impart more knowledge in those 3 hours than more than half the other faculty members manage to do in one whole semester!
However, the point of his resignation seems to be to emphasize the current sorry state of affairs of what used to be one of the best law schools in the country. And no person genuinely concerned about the well-being of the university and its students can deny the truth in that account.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -7 insider 2014-01-02 23:53
Quoting NUJS Student:
I think we are losing focus of the post. First of all, as any good student or academic would wholeheartedly agree to, it is nothing short of a teacher's duty to inform the university of any good talent who wishes to join the university's ranks. Not doing so is a disservice to the institution! And Shamnad never asked for the candidate to be taken in on his word alone! All the interview protocols would have been duly conducted, if only the VC had sufficient foresight as Professor Singh to judge applicants on their merit without indulging in cronyism. That's how Professor M.P. Singh had attracted some of the best faculty members at NUJS. And insofar as taking a course is concerned, I think you're unaware of the MHRD Chair Guidelines. The Chair Professor is mainly tasked with, as Shamnad has written in his letter, facilitating the causes of IP research, fostering IP knowledge at an advanced level and providing policy advice to the high-level government bodies. And everybody from the Ministry of HRD downwards who's somewhat familiar with the field of IP would admit he has more than lived up to these expectations. And the teaching requirements of the Chair Professor has also been more than satisfied by his excellent Advanced IP and Pharma course. And as any student of that course can tell you, he manages to impart more knowledge in those 3 hours than more than half the other faculty members manage to do in one whole semester!
However, the point of his resignation seems to be to emphasize the current sorry state of affairs of what used to be one of the best law schools in the country. And no person genuinely concerned about the well-being of the university and its students can deny the truth in that account.



Prof. Singh attracted huge talent? and the entire talent pool is now with NLUD. Look at the recruitment of NLUD, 98% of students at NLUD were not placed. What's the use of talented pool of faculties if their teaching ultimately fails to equip students to sell the acquired skills in the job market. Time to introspect buddy. A teaching must respond to market forces. Actually, NUJS already had good faculties when Prof. Singh joined and thats the reason why the litmus test on recruitment from front remained untouched with his leaving NUJS.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 Blah 2014-01-03 11:33
Dear insider,

Unfortunately there are two distinct sides to any professional university such as NUJS or NLSIU or NALSAR - first, is the teaching and research done by its faculty for furtherance of knowledge (or their own careers, for all I care) and second, the placement of students in high paying professional jobs. There never was and never will be a one-to-one correlation between these two things and therefore NLUD, with its great faculty may soon become one of the best NLUs in the country for academic purposes, but this does not mean that it will always translate to jobs.

While teaching may have to respond to 'market forces', great teachers and academicians rarely do (as their work is not always relevant to the market that hires their students). The 'market forces' that you describe are many in number and diverse in effect, so no guarantee that even with poor faculty that recruitments cannot happen.
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Recommend! +5 Objection! -0 Law student 2014-01-03 13:21  interesting
Dear Blah and Insider,

Your description of a law school as a job churning institution for students is disturbing. Extremely disturbing.I believe that the attitude should be- study the law, enjoy studying the law, work hard, and whatever accolades and opportunities that should come your way/ you want to come your way, will follow. The Law School is an institution of education and knowledge, let us not to trivialize it.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Scooter 2014-01-04 23:00
Quoting Law student:
Dear Blah and Insider,

Your description of a law school as a job churning institution for students is disturbing. Extremely disturbing.I believe that the attitude should be- study the law, enjoy studying the law, work hard, and whatever accolades and opportunities that should come your way/ you want to come your way, will follow. The Law School is an institution of education and knowledge, let us not to trivialize it.


Are we talking about the same jobs which 90% of the NLU graduates leave in the first couple of years? Life is beyond corporate law jobs. Good faculty ensure that what is once taught is remembered for years to come and stays with you for eternity.

Law is also just not about what Section 2(d) of the Patents Act or Section 5 of the Competition Act is, its much more than that. A good faculty ensures that students realise that and see the bigger picture. Really important that students realise that.
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Recommend! +3 Objection! -0 alum 2014-01-03 16:43
It is really sad if you judge a university, and more importantly its faculty, by the rate of recruitment. Has it ever occurred to you that a university may have functions other than hatching batch after batch of corporate lawyers and inhouse counsel?
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 mnbv 2014-01-03 17:09
Professors and faculty members are expected to impart education, conduct research and shape legal minds. They are not placement agents or job brokers for students. Insider, you have got all priorities super mixed up.
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Recommend! +8 Objection! -2 NUJS Student 2014-01-03 22:49  interesting
@Insider: Yes, Professor Singh did attract considerable talent, as most of the NUJS students would vouch, ranging from scholars like Sudhir to young but good teachers like Saurabh, Daniel and Prabhash. If you don't believe that, you're of course entitled to your opinion. Respecting others' perspective is what these teachers have taught us. :) And I'm not sure what NLUD's recruitment figures have to do with my point. For two reasons: first, I don't believe teachers can single-handedly influence the recruitment figures of any institution. There are several other factors involved, including age of the institution. I'm sure given a few years, NLUD will prosper like most other top-rank NLUs, it's a young one still, after all. Secondly, even if I assume the veracity of your association, most of our teachers have joined NLUD during the past 1 year. What did you expect they'd do, wave a wand and make all problem-pumpkins turn into gilt carriages? NUJS did have good faculty members when Prof. Singh came, I never doubted that. We've had the fortune of being taught by the likes of the legendary D. Bannerjee! Prof. Singh brought even more. An institution can never have too many good faculty members, or that's what I believe.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -9 abovecommentisafart 2014-01-03 23:48
dude if you advance your argument with that kind of logic ... do us a favour and leave law
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Recommend! +14 Objection! -6 NALSAR alumnus 2014-01-02 19:47  interesting  controversial
If I were Faizan Mustafa, I would high tail it to the airport, catch the first flight to Kolkata, take a blank cheque made out to Shamnad with me and turn up at Shamnad's place and say, "Welcome to NALSAR, please fill in the blank."
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Recommend! +13 Objection! -2 Shamnadfan 2014-01-02 21:27  interesting
The cheque may even not be necessary at all! He'd probably be too glad at this point to work somewhere where a sane person is running things!
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Recommend! +12 Objection! -4 NOOJIE 2014-01-02 20:36  interesting
Shamnad Sir, you will be missed!!!
DESPICE THE VC!!! PATHETIC!
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Recommend! +11 Objection! -1 Dude1 2014-01-02 21:06  interesting
Wah.. How vindictive and small minded the VC turns out to be...!

While I'm aware of fiefdoms such as these... I didn't expect such small-mindedness from such highly placed people like this VC (Bhat).

The extent of pettiness shocks me.
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Recommend! +10 Objection! -3 Lawyer 2014-01-02 21:10  interesting
Shamnad Sir is one of the most brilliant and respected professors - its a huge loss for NUJS. The Vice chancellor should honestly resign.
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Recommend! +7 Objection! -1 Lawyer 2014-01-02 21:22  interesting
The NUJS VC should honestly resign.
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Recommend! +7 Objection! -1 alum 2014-01-02 21:44  interesting
Students, time for you to do something if you want to your degrees to hold any reputation
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Recommend! +10 Objection! -2 Nls alum 2014-01-02 22:10  interesting
Sham- Return to where it all start. Would be great to see you, Sudhir, Mrinal, Aparna return to Bangalore!
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Recommend! +13 Objection! -27 ghazri 2014-01-02 22:12  controversial
i like this. imagine, this school once had the cheek to compare itself with law school, bangalore. i also believe it has an inordinately high number of donation / nri seats
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -2 True 2014-01-06 15:01
Yes, the first two batches were as good as any from law school. Then things went downhill..Also, don't understand what the big deal about the high number of donation seats at NUJS is. The class size is 150+, so donation seats don't constitute even the tip of an iceberg here.
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Recommend! +27 Objection! -2 nujs faculty 2014-01-02 22:15  interesting  top rated
The VC clearly plays favourites! In the same EC meeting where the VC objected to Shamnads leave (after assuring him through an email that he would support it), he vociferously supported Prof Manoj Sinha's leave for a full 5 years! What a disgusting double faced creature!
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Recommend! +5 Objection! -1 Guest 2014-01-02 22:54
In fact the NLUs have deviated from the object for which these universitites started. There is no transparancy in appointment of faculty as well as V C at NLUs. Most of the Vice- Chancellors considers the institution as their personal property. The behavior of VC, Ishwara Bhatt is highly condemnable by which the University has to deprived of a renouned faculty.

Dr. Vikram Singh Nain
Advocate at Rajasthan High court, Jaipur
General Secretary, All India Lawyers Union
Rajasthan Satate
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -1 newyear blaster 2014-01-02 23:38
Prof. Shamnad should immediately join NALSAR and am sure the VC Faizan will be proactive like he did in the case of Siddharth Chauhan, Prof. Basheer can fill the IP- vacuum at NALSAR which has been existing for many many years since someone who was teaching IP LAW left Nalsar to join KIITS Law college Orissa, i don't think Jindal is a good option nor NLU Delhi for Prof. Shamnad
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Recommend! +7 Objection! -1 guest 2014-01-03 00:45  interesting
LI's refusal to do a story criticizing Prof Bhat, despite reports in many mainstream media outlets, is baffling. Contrast this with the articles LI has written against Veer Singh:

www.legallyindia.com/201202052549/Analysis/nalsargate-the-inside-story-of-an-institution-and-a-secret-report

www.legallyindia.com/201201312531/Law-schools/nalsar-vc-veer-singh-a-others-accused-of-authority-abuse-fudged-accounts-a-more-by-judges-after-li-rti-stonewalled

The obvious conclusion is that Kian has some sort of covert links with Prof Bhat.
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Recommend! +36 Objection! -3 kianganz 2014-01-03 01:02  interesting  top rated
Obviously! :)
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 jokermagic 2014-01-03 12:45
hahahahahaha ! Good reply Kian. Finally someone who can tackle such caustic comments with grace.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 nujs alum 2014-01-03 16:52
best reply ever on LI comments.

But on a serious note, Kian please consider doing a comprehensive enquiry into NUJS affairs like you did for NALSAR.
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Recommend! +16 Objection! -1 rajanair37@yahoo.in 2014-01-03 00:53  interesting  top rated
He has contributed his bit for IP law development . Legal Academics in India stink, whether it is Jindal, National Law School or kerala law Academy. Now he should quit stupid academics and join AAP, contest elections and for for national development
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Recommend! +19 Objection! -1 X 2014-01-03 01:04  interesting  top rated
Anyone willing to bet that the the next IP Chair Prof will be Anirban?
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Recommend! +7 Objection! -1 kudosman 2014-01-03 11:14  interesting
Mr. X the grapevine is that NUJS VC is planning to offer the IP chair to a top shot prof from IIT Kharagpur's IP law school , no NUJS insider will be considered for this post , the new IIT prof may take charge next month
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Recommend! +3 Objection! -0 Ugh! 2014-01-03 02:21
This law school simply hasn't been in the news for anything positive! And its been in the news a LOT! Whirlpool alert!
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -3 Ajay 2014-01-03 11:13
quit or asked to quit.
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Recommend! +8 Objection! -2 Disappointed NUJS Alumni 2014-01-03 11:59  interesting
This is sad. Really. Having seen NUJS at it's best under MP Singh and excellent faculty members like Shamnad, MKS, Saurabh, Pritam, Chinmayi, Sudhir, Prabhash et al, it's disconcerting to see this sudden decline post the new VC joining. NUJS is and always will be known for the quality of its students, like any other top national law school, but without a good faculty, the students will end up dissatisfied, recruiters will stop coming and the quality of graduates will slowly start declining. The pint here is not to sit and draw wicked comparisons between NALSAR, NLS, NUJS etc, but to understand that we are all the same, graduates of premier Indian National law schools and the downfall of one will affect the others as well.

A good way to solve this problem would be to figure out the basis on which VC's are selected. There is certainly a process here and Mr. Bhat's appointment seems largely politically motivated. M.P. Singh was stellar and knew that letting small things pass is one of the key traits of an able administrator. But Bhat gets extremely personal and petty about every small thing. First AK Ganguly's shady appointment,the intern judge case, Bhat's refusal to (still) remove Ganguly, the subsequent allegations of sexual molestation by certain administrative staff followed by the exit of a large number of eminent faculty members ....in less than a span of 5 months, NUJS, under this new VC has been consumed in a veritable series of extremely shady events. If there is a higher authority, (the Bar Council), this is the time they should come and examine these happenings and appoint a new, fair and transparent Vice Chancellor. India has several eminent, fair and honourable legal academics and it shouldn't be too hard to find one to replace this current VC.
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Recommend! +8 Objection! -1 Bring Prof MP Singh back 2014-01-03 12:33  interesting
Am sure almost all members of nujs' student body,alumni n faculty would agree on this.
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Recommend! +9 Objection! -0 ghostofnujs 2014-01-03 19:06  interesting
What happened to NUJS? in headlines for all wrong reasons? When Joyjyot Mithun and Siddharth won arbitration moot in Vienna in 2003, NUJS had a three line coverage in TOI.
Having read all the comments, I did not find a single mention of NRMM, GC, BSC or Dada Banerjea, even as there have been reflections of the past glory. Pity, those on stage today have little idea of how NUJS was born, suffered and survived, all as a bundle of excitement. Anyone remember DN61or Aranya Bhavan? A law minister measuring floors by footsteps? A Judge considering every rupee in working out arithmetical possibility of bringing up the campus? A CJI-to-be engaged in hard bargain with building contractors? A sitting CJI inaugurating a campus bank? A Governor spending hours with architects for correct design?
Wonder if someone is interested to compile the first eight years of NUJS, from NRMM to MPS.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -6 Curious 2014-01-03 15:17
If the EC drama happened in September, why wait till December end to send this resignation letter? Anyway,nice timing SB. With the sexual harassment and other controversies, this is the best time to get rid of the VC. But, I really hope the you have not overplayed your hand.
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Recommend! +9 Objection! -0 know it all 2014-01-03 16:05  interesting
Here are my top predictions as to Shamnad's future:

1. He will join NALSAR
2.He will join NLU Delhi
3. He will join AAP or Congress
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Know zilch 2014-01-06 09:04
Quoting know it all:
Here are my top predictions as to Shamnad's future:

1. He will join NALSAR
2.He will join NLU Delhi
3. He will join AAP or Congress


So in choice [3] you have named the parties but excluded BJP. Isn't that cheeky and suggestive, mischievous on your part ?
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Recommend! +14 Objection! -0 pi 2014-01-03 16:32  interesting  top rated
the attrition rate/percentage of nujs faculty seems to put that of any tier I law firm to shame
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Recommend! +7 Objection! -26 Anish 2014-01-03 20:37  controversial
Kian, you have your own agenda in publishing comments ?? All these mushy statements about Shamnad Basheer are published but criticism is not?? How much is Shamnad paying you to blow his trumpet ?
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Recommend! +13 Objection! -4 shove it 2014-01-03 22:04  interesting
Dude Anish. It is clear you are a flunkey of Ishwar Bhat or just a failed academic or professional who is jealous of Shamnad sir. There is a Latin maxim: res ipsa loquitur. Look at his CV and his accomplishments. Top IP scholar, first academic to intervene in Supreme Court in so many years, founder of IDIA, etc. He does not need anyone to blow his trumpet. And don't cast aspersions on Kian just because you hate Shamnad sir! Your comments were probably worthless and just plain silly or defamatory! Good they weren't let in. Take your negativity and shove it you know where!
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Recommend! +12 Objection! -17 Anish 2014-01-03 23:50  controversial
Quoting shove it:
Dude Anish. It is clear you are a flunkey of Ishwar Bhat or just a failed academic or professional who is jealous of Shamnad sir. There is a Latin maxim: res ipsa loquitur. Look at his CV and his accomplishments. Top IP scholar, first academic to intervene in Supreme Court in so many years, founder of IDIA, etc. He does not need anyone to blow his trumpet. And don't cast aspersions on Kian just because you hate Shamnad sir! Your comments were probably worthless and just plain silly or defamatory! Good they weren't let in. Take your negativity and shove it you know where!


Your logical analysis of why I would be jealous is itself flawed. Most people who are jealous or someone are equally successful and not failures. So I dont need to be a 'failed' person whether academic or professional in order to be jealous, assuming I was jealous.

Anyways to set the record straight, I am not jealous of Shamnad (god forbid) and certainly have no reason to "hate" him. I find him a loose cannon, a person who is more a liability despite being apparently a good teacher. Mediocre teachers who teach to the best of their ability and conduct themselves professionally are better than flashy types like Shamnad with whom theres no telling whether he places his own interest above that of the university or the students. And the problem is that he espouses causes that people mistakenly consider "cool" without bothering to know why.

You seem to be a student or a just-graduated lawyer. Only time will teach you of the bona fides of my words when you face similar realities in your life.
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Recommend! +13 Objection! -13 guest 2014-01-04 08:48  controversial
Completely agree with Anish. There are many serious academicians in India doing great work, but Kian never mentions them and neither do they seek publicity. For example, in IP itself Prof NS Gopalakrishnan has done great for 20 years but Kian ignores him. Amongst young scholars, Shyamkrishna Balganesh has published in Yale Law Review and Harvard Law Review but many Shamnad worshippers have not even heard of him! It is truly a sad comment on our country and our media.
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Recommend! +8 Objection! -8 shove it 2014-01-04 10:18  controversial
Aahh, poor you Anish.Not getting any media attention, are you? Unfortunately, jealousy will only burn and corrode you. Grow up fellow! And do something worthwhile with your life, rather than bitching about others who are doing good work.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -3 Know zilch 2014-01-06 09:14
Quoting Anish:
...stuff deleted...

You seem to be a student or a just-graduated lawyer. Only time will teach you of the bona fides of my words when you face similar realities in your life.


And Anish seems to be truly a product of the system. It is easier to be mediocre, keep your mouth shut, suck up where it is profitable to, and just grow naturally in seniority to climb the ladder. That is the time-tested ways. Only idealistic students and just-graduated lawyers will bother to speak their mind on issues. It is only they who don't know that the mind, especially the mediocre mind, is best kept hidden to one's advantage !
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -2 mastani@gmail.com 2014-01-07 07:34
Learn to respect elders. Go to a law library and search and read the articles and books authored by Ishwar Bhat and then comment Bachu.
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Recommend! +3 Objection! -0 alum 2014-01-07 16:33
No one is speaking of the academic credentials of Ishwara Bhat here (frankly, I do not think they match those of Prof. BS Chimney, Prof. MP Singh or Prof. Basheer). The focus here is whether he is fit to be an administrator. In his capacity as the top administrator of NUJS, he seems to have done much harm and no good.
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Recommend! +5 Objection! -1 nujs alum 2014-01-03 22:53
you seem to be the one with an agenda. I can see a few comments above criticising Shamnad, and at least one criticising Kian. Whatever else be the shortcomings of LI, I really appreciate the way they refrain from censoring out criticism.
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Recommend! +17 Objection! -1 nujs alum 2014-01-03 22:46  interesting  top rated
After posting a few comments above as my initial reaction to the news, I took some time to ponder over the developments in NUJS in the recent past. I was wondering if the VC was as bad as everyone makes him out to be or whether we were all failing to understand/appreciate him. But as I gave it some thought, the sheer volume of disastrous news coming out of NUJS after he took charge hit me:

1. A student committed suicide. The Vice Chancellor went to press making the most inappropriate comments about the boy. Though the comments were withdrawn and clarifications issued after students and alumni raised a hue and cry, the bad taste remains.

2. A teacher slapped a student. The university was in news for not taking any action.

3. A staff in the Vice Chancellor's office complains of sexual harassment (including threat of an acid attack) by a male superior who holds one of the highest offices in the university. The university is faulted for its soft stance.

4. An alumnus reveals sexual harassment during an internship. It comes to light that the university took no action despite the episode being brought to its attention. A proposal to remove the accused from the position of honorary professor at the university is not acted upon till he voluntarily resigns.

5. The faculty exodus. Prabhash Ranjan, Chinmayi Arun, MK Sinha... and now Shamnad Basheer (these are just examples). Anup Surendranath who was scheduled to join NUJS, goes instead to NLUD.

6. Students raise their concerns about roll back of optional courses, and engagement of underqualified faculty members. Doubts are cast about hiring decisions, especially one where the VC sat in interview and hired his former student.

And what do we have in terms of good news? - (1) Amba Kak won the Rhodes; (2) a few alumni did well in the civil service exams. Both are in the domain of personal achievement, rather than anything that the university meaningfully and substantially contributed to. We do not even hear success stories from NUJS moot teams anymore.

How does one institution manage to generate so much bad news in such a short time? That too an institution renowned for its academic standards till the recent past? What has changed? The only major change I can see that preceded this barrage of bad news is the change of VC.

I part with this rather long comment with my adaptation of an old Lalu Prasad joke I heard somewhere:

MP Singh: Give me Mysore University and I will make it like NUJS in 5 years.
Ishwara Bhat: Give me NUJS and I will make it like Mysore University in 5 days.
And Bhat did exactly what he promised... and more
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -1 Investigator 2014-01-03 23:25
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Time and again, I urged you to refrain from being vindictive towards faculty colleagues who were not in your good books, not least because I happened to be one of them.
So far I gather the information the statement made above is true in nature and Vice Chancellor Prof Bhat is vindictive in nature and can conspire as well against those who never see him eye to eye on many irrational policies generated by him and his followers. It has come to the limelight that three senior associates were victimized on their promotion which was to be over as per the statutory norms within six months from the date of application for promotion, instead of doing that he went ahead to re-open their previous appointment made by Prof M.P. Singh, because those teachers were requesting VC to enforce law, follow seniority, etc. It seems that he is targeting those teachers who were appointed by Prof Singh. Many of the teachers left after Prof Bhat had taken charge.

After little bit information I gathered about the above fact of victimization, after going through the following development, one can reach to the conclusion that there was sever conspiracy and mental torture that the VC has committed to many but particularly to the three associates:
1. Why the matter of promotion was not disposed off within six months?
2. Why the previous appointment was re-opened when the candidate applied for promotion?
3. Why the limitation period of three years was not followed while re-opening the previous appointment?
4. Why the matter was not referred to the Academic Council first regarding the re-opening the previous appointment of teachers?
5. Why the matter was never informed officially to the interested parties that their matter will be re-opened and why they were never given the opportunity of defending the case through hearing?
6. Why certain substantial documents were suppressed or concealed while re-opening the previous appointment of teachers ?

It seems that there are no appropriate answers to the above queries, therefore, is a clear case of victimization and conspiracy done by the VC. Obviously there must be perpetrator/s.

One should file RTI to come to know this and other realities.

This matter should be investigated properly by the NUJS authorities and should come to media at the same time.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -5 Guest 2014-01-04 13:02
Open the appointments made by M.P. Singh and the truth will come out in public domain. I will come up with all documents in the enquiry on the appointments and financial scam made by Prof. Singh during the period 2009- 2010.

Quoting Investigator:
Quote:
Time and again, I urged you to refrain from being vindictive towards faculty colleagues who were not in your good books, not least because I happened to be one of them.


So far I gather the information the statement made above is true in nature and Vice Chancellor Prof Bhat is vindictive in nature and can conspire as well against those who never see him eye to eye on many irrational policies generated by him and his followers. It has come to the limelight that three senior associates were victimized on their promotion which was to be over as per the statutory norms within six months from the date of application for promotion, instead of doing that he went ahead to re-open their previous appointment made by Prof M.P. Singh, because those teachers were requesting VC to enforce law, follow seniority, etc. It seems that he is targeting those teachers who were appointed by Prof Singh. Many of the teachers left after Prof Bhat had taken charge.

After little bit information I gathered about the above fact of victimization, after going through the following development, one can reach to the conclusion that there was sever conspiracy and mental torture that the VC has committed to many but particularly to the three associates:
1. Why the matter of promotion was not disposed off within six months?
2. Why the previous appointment was re-opened when the candidate applied for promotion?
3. Why the limitation period of three years was not followed while re-opening the previous appointment?
4. Why the matter was not referred to the Academic Council first regarding the re-opening the previous appointment of teachers?
5. Why the matter was never informed officially to the interested parties that their matter will be re-opened and why they were never given the opportunity of defending the case through hearing?
6. Why certain substantial documents were suppressed or concealed while re-opening the previous appointment of teachers ?

It seems that there are no appropriate answers to the above queries, therefore, is a clear case of victimization and conspiracy done by the VC. Obviously there must be perpetrator/s.

One should file RTI to come to know this and other realities.

This matter should be investigated properly by the NUJS authorities and should come to media at the same time.
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Recommend! +9 Objection! -0 pharell 2014-01-04 14:50  interesting
@Guest: You have posted such allegations before. Unless you are a troll you should clearly disclose the information you have instead of making vague and defamatory allegations against Prof Singh. If you think that LI will censor it then you can leak the info to another website. Otherwise just stop making such nonsense comments against Prof Singh.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Wellsaidpharell 2014-01-04 16:32
@Pharell: Exactly! Maybe he wants to garner attention for his own Wikileaks! People come up with so many random accusations these days!
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 reeta skeeters 2014-01-06 14:47
Anyone reminded of Reeta Skeeters and her 'Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore'. MP Singh's legacy cannot be tarnished by such slanderous remarks. Having been his student, I know what he has done for NUJS and the student community. And we remain grateful for that.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 FM 2014-01-04 01:06
Someone send me his contact details. He is welcome to join NALSAR.
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Recommend! +8 Objection! -0 Ranbir Singh 2014-01-04 09:09  interesting
You are welcome to join our besht of the besht faculty, Shamnad. The likes of Anup, Mrinal, Aparna, Chinmayi etc are waiting.
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 Krrish 2014-01-04 12:27
“Mere paas students hain”. He should work in bollywood, so charming and so dashing. A definite 200+ Crore Box-Office material. I am a fan.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -3 Guest 2014-01-04 14:51
Is it Shamnad has resigned since some matters of M.P. Singh is on the way to public domain for which he and the other 11 Faculty has to face some questions ?
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Recommend! +7 Objection! -0 Guest overstays welcome 2014-01-04 16:36  interesting
And pray what matters would they be? And how exactly can someone escape responsibility for something that had occurred during his tenure by resigning subsequently? If it's of such importance as you tantalizingly seem to hint at, it may even be a criminal matter and is Shamnad going to skip the jurisdiction of Indian law altogether? What absurd allegations, man!
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 block him 2014-01-05 10:30
Quoting Guest:
Is it Shamnad has resigned since some matters of M.P. Singh is on the way to public domain for which he and the other 11 Faculty has to face some questions ?


LI please block this fellow. He keeps saying there was a scam during MP Singh's tenure but does not give any info or substance. He is an annoying troll.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -1 Important Question 2014-01-05 10:51
Kian can you please explain why you rate NLUs by comparing placements/pay packages and performance in moots, but not faculty? In your opinion, is the quality of faculty irrelevant for CLAT aspirants, the public and the nation as a whole? Or are you deliberately ignoring it as it would cause embarrassment to certain older NLUs which your website is perceived to be close to?
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -1 kianganz 2014-01-05 11:16
It's pretty hard rating faculty objectively without bias or controversy. Would you like to give it a stab by listing who you think are the best faculty in India right now?
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 Law student 2014-01-05 14:14
i agree it is going to be hard rating faculty, but even I believe that it can be accomplished once we identify relevant criteria. E.g., no.of publications/ conferences/ research work/ work relating to institutional work/ student satisfaction based on an anonymous survey. It's going to be a lot of work, but is sure as hell doable. I think it will be a nice little project for you Kian- you will definitely need a strong student reps eam though.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 anon 2014-01-05 17:30
Completely agree. LI would get a lot of positive publicity if it did this, and it might even encourage India Today and Outlook to change their methodology. I would suggest that LI should tie up with a TV channel like NDTV, IBN etc. The selection panel can have eminent law firm partners, academicians etc and it can be made it into a 1 hour TV show featuring the panelists.

As for Kian's comment about controversy, by that logic even the MPL should be scrapped! As Law Student has said, simply compare faculty strength, publications and qualifications. To make it impartial the panel can have professors abroad. Is that so hard to do?
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 pi 2014-01-06 05:48
MPL is a quantitative exercise where the points are objectively allotted based on comparative performance. but comparison of faculties is primarily a qualitative exercise because a large portion of the 'marks' should be awarded on ability to teach. very few students can compare between teachers from diff nlus because very few have the opportunity to study in diff nlus. hence the test would invariably (at least for the qualitative part) be down to unreliable straw polls etc. as for the quantitative side does more publication equate better teacher, generally yes but a significant minority would show good teachers with very few publication and very bad teachers with excellent pub record. so i guess li should stick to mpl, but if yu do take a stab at the faculty ranking have a look at the RAE of uk.
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Recommend! +4 Objection! -4 True faculty ranking 2014-01-06 11:04
This is what a faculty ranking would look like:

1. NLUD
2. NALSAR
3. NLSIU
4. NUJS
5. All the other NLUs

Quality of faculty is very important in rankings abroad but is neglected in India. If we follow this in India, NLSIU will fall behind NLUD and NALSAR. However, due to obsession with pay packages and moots by our media, NLUD and NALSAR both lag behind NLSIU in the rankings and students prefer to go to NSLIU due to lack of proper information by the media.
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 hexabin 2014-01-06 14:21
Everybody forgets the constant Non NLUs
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Anon 2014-01-06 16:46
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Anyone willing to bet that the the next IP Chair Prof will be Anirban?
Yes, Anirban Chakraborty is the most fitting person the university currently has to step into the shoes of Mr. Basheer. Just look at the credentials, people!

www.nujs.edu/faculty/anirban-chakraborty.html
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Recommend! +2 Objection! -0 Anon 2014-01-06 21:25
I think the reference was being made of Anirban Mazumdar, the faculty member currently teaching IP down at NUJS.
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Recommend! +3 Objection! -0 Teaching IP at NUJS 2014-01-07 18:46
Shamnad was more in charge of the research being done at NUJS under the IP chair. He wasn't too much into teaching. Probably an option once in a while. Anirban was in charge of teaching the 4th years both IP-1 and IP-2 and would regularly offer a couple of optional papers.
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Recommend! +1 Objection! -0 ttk 2014-01-06 19:07
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One should file RTI to come to know this and other realities.

This matter should be investigated properly by the NUJS authorities and should come to media at the same time.


Well then, why don't you file an RTI instead of making these allegations anonymously. What is stopping you from filing an RTI, making some investigations and then bringing it before the media????
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 Guest 2014-01-08 22:55
You dont know anything about NUJS . RTI was filed and to get the papers the RTI applicant had to go to court. First get the right information then advise some one

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Quoting Investigator:
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One should file RTI to come to know this and other realities.

This matter should be investigated properly by the NUJS authorities and should come to media at the same time.


Well then, why don't you file an RTI instead of making these allegations anonymously. What is stopping you from filing an RTI, making some investigations and then bringing it before the media????
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 powers 2014-02-24 10:20
Has basheer finally left NUJS? Or withdrawn the resignation? He must try and come back because Bhats days are numbered! Apparently Madhav Menon lambasted Ishwar bhat for dragging the institution down during the convocation address at NUJS.
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