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Breaking: Mysore Univ’s Prof Bhat to be next NUJS VC in surprise decision

Dr P Ishwara Bhat, chairman and professor of the law department of Mysore University, has been appointed as the new vice chancellor of NUJS at the university’s executive council (EC) meeting today.

Bhat who specialises in Constitutional and International law confirmed that he has been selected as the new vice-chancellor by the EC based on the recommendations of the search committee and added that he would be accepting the offer as and when he receives an official written communication from the university.

However, he added that details such as the commencement of his tenure and other related aspects of his appointment would only be confirmed after he receives an official written communication from the university.

Commenting on his expectations at NUJS, Bhat said, “NUJS has an excellent faculty and a very good name. Former VCs have built NUJS’ reputation and I will continue to maintain that tradition and strive for excellence.”

Three candidates were understood to be in the running for the post as of earlier this month, although the executive council’s search committee retained the option of contacting others.

Around five names were ultimately being considered by the search committee, according to insiders who said that ultimately the decision was a close call between Manoj Kumar Sinha and Ishwara Bhat.

Various office-bearers of the Student Juridical Association (SJA) declined to comment on the appointment saying that it was too early to comment on the expectations of the students from the new vice chancellor or the impact of this appointment on the university.

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