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End of Bimal Patel decade at GNLU: Director vacancy advertised, month after his term expired

10 years of Bimal Patel at GNLU10 years of Bimal Patel at GNLU

GNLU Gandhinagar has invited applications for the post of director until 24 December as GNLU director Dr Bimal Patel will be retiring from his position after serving at the law school for 10 years in two consecutive terms as director.

According to the establishing GNLU Act 2003, terms of directors are limited to a maximum of two consecutive five-year terms.

As per the advertisement published yesterday on GNLU’s website:

Applications are invited for the appointment of Director from distinguished academicians/scholars of law with published works of high quality to their credit with minimum of ten years of experience as Professor of Law in a University; or ten years of experience in a reputed research and/or academic administrative or legal organization with proof of having demonstrated academic leadership. The person possessing the highest level of competence, integrity, morals and institutional commitment is to be appointed as Director and shall not be more than 65 years of age. The Director shall hold office for a term of five years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further term only, as per the University Act.

It is understood that Patel’s second five year term as director ended around 2 November, but the notification for a new position was only issued yesterday.

According to an authoritative GNLU source, Patel will continue in the post until the appointment of his successor, according to the decision of GNLU’s executive council.

We have put in a call, message and email for comment to Patel about his plans.

Patel’s term as director at GNLU was renewed for five years in November 2014 following a glowing review commission report that painted GNLU as the picture of administrative effectiveness.

However, observations from the Gujarat high court for the last few years have repeatedly told a different story about Patel’s administration, often calling it arbitrary and unfair.

GNLU does not yet have a political student body unlike other national universities whose student bar associations have recently taken rigorous action against their law schools’ unsatisfactory administrations.

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Like +13 Object -3 Guest 03 Dec 18, 17:34  interesting
Good riddance. About time!
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Like +15 Object -3 Vibhishan92 03 Dec 18, 17:56  interesting  top rated
BimPa ki Lanka pe Vibhishan ka hamla.
Happy New Year!
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Like +29 Object -43 GNLU member 03 Dec 18, 18:14  controversial
It is the end of an era of one of the best VCs of India. Despite a negative campaign from Legally India and other anti-BJP media, Prof Patel single handedly made GNLU into a leading law school in India.
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Like +36 Object -8 Revenant 03 Dec 18, 18:52  interesting  top rated  controversial
Kindly handover whatever you're smoking.
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Like +11 Object -8 GNLU Alumni 03 Dec 18, 19:07  controversial
Hahahahahahahahahaha! Who are you? Pinku?
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Like +7 Object -6 Bimal Ka Buddy 03 Dec 18, 19:16  controversial
How exactly? How has he contributed in anything?
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Like +24 Object -21 GNLU member 03 Dec 18, 20:06  controversial
Instead of abuse please try to argue sense like lawyers. Below are few simple reasons why Prof Patel was such an excellent leader, if you are interested to know.

1. Infrastructure improvement: Please compare from 2008 to 2018.

2. Qualifications: Master's and PhD from prestigious university in Europe and experience in international law in Europe. Also Member of Hon'ble Law Commission of India.

3. Very high research output despite busy administrative duties.

4. Assistance from government: Because of Prof Patel's good public relations, GNLU was lucky to receive many grants and projects and get the full support of Shri Narendra Modi when he was CM, later from Smt Anandiben Patel and Shri Vijay Rupani.

5. Improving GNLU's reputation: The biggest achievement was to raise the profile of GNLU as a top law school.

If one is biased one will only see negatives. But kindly tell me how GNLU became one of the top NLUs of India? There may be a few problems, but which NLU does not face difficulties with faculty quality and student problems? At many NLUs there have been protests against VCs, but never any such thing has happened at GNLU. Perhaps you will appreciate the true worth of Prof Patel if you get a new VC who will not be so committed. Please try and remove such negativity and arrogance from your life.
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Like +20 Object -6 GNLU Alumni 03 Dec 18, 20:54  interesting  top rated  controversial
Kitna paisa mila ye post karne ke liye? Bimal ran GNLU like a "human rights violating oligarchy" which is of course now a matter of public record. The laundry list of GNLUs mistreatment of its students is too long to address in one post. So I'd rather counter your points.

1. You're comparing makeshift facilities until the new campus was built. That's the story of every NLU. GNLU would have had a campus irrespective of Bimpa.

2. Educational qualifications seem rather irrelevant in the face of basic human decency. Give me any other vice chancellor of an NLU who's not qualified for his job.

3. The "research output" is him slaving students out to come up with several research papers which he would compile in a book and stamp his name on it. Wah!

4. Being a well funded college doesn't make you a great one. Universities that constantly suck up to the govt and toe its political line defeat the very reason for their existence.

5. GNLUs reputation comes from its students and alumni only. Students who have to fight a Draconian system of attendance , beg and plead in order to go for moots and other competitions. Alumni who work like their lives depend on it to make a good name for the college in the legal circuit.

Protests don't happen in GNLU because an independent student body does not exist. Protest is not even allowed, and when it does happen it's shut down with threats and intimidation.

Eg. Corruption among faculty and a few students of the recruitment committee was condoned, and students who ratted this filth out were threatened with letters to the firms that hired them saying that these guys are not trustworthy and that they shouldn't be hired.

Thats Bimals 1984esque rule for you Bimal ka chamcha.
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Like +16 Object -5 BimPa Jr 03 Dec 18, 22:41  interesting  controversial
Why isn't his little one studying in Europe and not in GNLU?
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Like +4 Object -1 Guest 08 Dec 18, 14:19
If he were to be in GNLU (he would have been in the third year now), wouldn't the same bunch of people cry "conflict of interest" everytime that kid legitimately achieved something in GNLU? What Dr. Patel chooses to do for his children, should be his private affair, there is clearly no need to be poking our noses into it.
Plus, his children grew up in that country, maybe he felt more at home there than in India. Do not read too much into it.
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Like +2 Object -0 GNLU chatra 10 Dec 18, 11:34
Agreed. Why are people butting into his private life? Separate the man from his work.
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Like +1 Object -2 insider 06 Dec 18, 10:28
Infrastructure development started long before Bimpa came to power. It was the then In charge Registrar and the Campus development committee that started the work at Koba and Bimpa just came to cut the ribbon.

Qualification wise he is not a Law Graduate that is the basic degree required for appointment of any such position

Most of his research are co authored and it was a norm at GNLU that if any faculty wants to publish any book they should keep Bimpa as a co author

100 crores was sanctioned by State Government long back before Bimpa took over as Director and all NLUs receive grants from state government

Reputation is build because of the bright students GNLU got because it was established early before most of the NLUs and if we look at the seniority of institutions and the reputation they have achieved I guess there are many NLUs established after GNLU that enjoy better reputation

I am sure you are a stooge of Bimpa or Bimpa himself
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Like +2 Object -1 GNLU Member 2 04 Dec 18, 13:15
Why do you spin everything and assume it to be anti-BJP? Have you seen the number of court cases during the last few years on GNLU? It does not paint a very good picture for Bimal Patel sir.
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Like +6 Object -2 Realist 04 Dec 18, 20:09
As a former student, I can find only a few reasons why anyone would come up with that statement. None of those reasons are very savoury for you my friend. Mr. Patel has personally avenged his grievances, taken out personal angsts, consolidated power for what seems like a hundred years (too insecure to even appoint a registry) proclaimed universal jurisdiction over smoking cigarettes and became the number one enemy of logical discourse or the concept of logic itself. At some point, he was a national joke. He might still be. He was an utter disgrace, most of his antics were laughable but a quite a lot of it was not.

Then there was the constant need to make the university conform to the local perceptions of where he is from to the total exclusion of any one else- including a propoganda against non-vegetarian food and non- sanskaari behaviour was quite dangerous. So please take your accusations of "negative campaign", brush it with some realism and come back when you're done accepting favours from Mr. Patel or whoever else that you report to/for.

Oh and the touchy subject- the money. The banned builders, the delay, the low quality of construction and the taking away of moot funding. Where did it all go. The lakhs and lakhs he spent defending himself from university funds for ludicrous stuff he should not have done in the first place. All that money, disappeared (to be polite).

The University has become what it is, in spite of him not because of him.

PS: We all know what happened with the commission's review of GNLU. How reports were suppressed, how favoritism worked, how Bimal Patel would threaten students with expulsion for just not liking them. So please let that be. Don't embarrass yourself. Even anonymously. I've begun to feel bad for you already.
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Like +12 Object -2 GNLUite 03 Dec 18, 19:47  interesting
He should have been booted out in 2014 itself.

The supposed 'glowing' report mentioned in the article was an outcome of high level collusion. The Committee that submitted the report was a 3 member committee headed by Dr. Madhava Menon.

Dr. Menon had submitted a scathing report, highlighting all the glaring problems within the administration. However, as with most else in this country, anything is possible with the help of political clout, and the report submitted by Dr. Menon was trashed and a separate report was submitted by the other members of the committee and this new report claimed that GNLU was practically at par with IVy League Universities.

What a joke this man's tenure has been, honestly!

Good riddance. May GNLU rise to its truw potential now, under the hands of an unbiased, erudite and capable individual.
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Like +5 Object -1 Chamcha 03 Dec 18, 20:36
His conduct of CLAT was a scandal for sure.
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Like +10 Object -1 Guest 03 Dec 18, 21:44  interesting
My vote for the next Director would be Prof Bharat Desai of JNU, for 3 reasons: 1) Good CV and standing, 2) from Gujarat and should be ok to relocate there, 3) international law background like previous Directors, 4) is at an age when he may look to retire from JNU with a VC/Director appointment at an NLU.

Going by what is happening at other NLUs, It may be wise for students to request him to apply, as some political chelas may be eyeing the post.

Here is his CV: www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/bhdesai/CV.pdf
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Like +4 Object -7 Yay!!!! 04 Dec 18, 07:49
Great news. First act of the new VC should be to get rid of certain incompetent faculty members who have just managed to stay their just by sheer buttering and running errands for this VC. Also the administrative machinery needs a complete overhaul. Finally
Good riddance. Also let's stop our obsession with these so called international law experts.This university also needs a proper registrar and not the acting one's which we are seeing since Prof. Gorane left. I think R.K. Singh will be an excellent choice for post of registrar, and possible VC in coming 10 years. He teaches his subject well, has ability to instil discipline and is fair.
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Like +7 Object -7 Aap Ka Suroor 04 Dec 18, 12:32  controversial
R.K. Singh definitely lacks the leadership to hold a position this important. As dean of Academic affairs, he's been upto nothing. Class of 2019 raised several issues against a particular faculty member in subsequent batch meetings but he has been unresponsive and lethargic to act. We need somebody who can connect better with the students and currently, there is nobody such in the administration.
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Like +1 Object -1 Guest 08 Dec 18, 14:12
Whatever happened to the whole demand of having "professionals and industrial experts" in academia? Dr. Patel's contribution to the Indian international law community is immense, please read his scholarship before you question his credentials.
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Like +12 Object -4 True Picture 04 Dec 18, 10:44  interesting
INDEX
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MR. BIMAL PATEL’S BLUNDERS
SR. NO. BLUNDERS OF MR. BIMAL PATEL DATE PAGE NO.
2009
1 GNLU student tries to commit suicide 10-Feb-09 1
2 3 GNLU students caught with marijuana, suspended 10-Feb-09
2012
3 GNLU suspends students after drunken brawl 05-Apr-12
4 Successful CLAT candidate denied admission by GNLU Approaches Gujarat High Court which directs GNLU to keep one seat vacant 11-Jun-12
5 Gujarat HC quashes GNLU detention and ‘goodness marks’ rules on student PIL 18-Oct-12
6 Gujarat HC sets aside GNLUs decision to detain students and Goodness marks rule GNLU to 18-Oct-12
7 GNLU appeals against decision of the single judge in detention norms case GNLU Students petition to the Review Commission 14-Nov-12
2013
8 GNLU loses on ‘goodness’ but wins v detained students who vow SC appeal 24-Feb-13
9 GNLU student Files FIR vs VC for discrimination after frisking 22-Apr-13
10 First GNLU Review Commission Report – Calls for establishing Student Bar Association, other “grievances redressal mechanisms” 06-May-13
11 GNLU defends against critical Menon report, Patel claims no copy received since January 23-May-13
12 GNLU’s General Council vetoes extension of Director’s tenure; Says Executive Council must 05-Jun-13
13 GNLU review commission report to be read & completed before renewing director Patel’s term 05-Jun-13
14 Extension of GNLU Director’s Tenure Disallowed by GNLU’s General Council 06-Jun-13
2014
15 GNLU promises to CLAT blunder caused by 'mismatching' barcodes 02-Jun-14
16 CLAT results still a mystery; GNLU promises them 'ASAP' 03-Jun-14
17 CLAT results still wrong & mixed up claim students, despite GNLU’s new ‘reconciliated’ results 06-Jun-14
2015
18 GNLU postpones culfest, declares holidays till Feb 27 20-Feb-15
2016
19 Bimal Patel has turned GNLU Gandhingar into a ‘humanrights- violating oligarchy’, agrees HC, overturning ‘mala 05-May-16
20 High court calls GNLU 'epitome of injustice' 06-May-16
21 Gujarat high court directs GNLU to declare result of student accused of malpractice 24-May-16
22 GNLU A Temple of Injustice 25-May-16
23 GNLU director Bimal Patel grabs power from exec council to invent new punishments, ahead of Gujarat HC hearing [UPDATE-1: Judgment Friday] 05-Jun-16
24 GNLU students restricted from wearing ankle socks and gossiping at internships! 28-Jun-16
25 GNLU students in detention limbo after allegedly retrospective rule change 08-Sep-16
26 CJI sets up inquiry into GNLU director Bimal Patel’s faculty recruitments 28-Sept-16
2017
27 CAG report to Gujarat assembly: GNLU illegally transferred NRI student to general category, losing Rs 27 lakh 06-Apr-17
28 250+ GNLU students sign complaint, walk out of mandatory 5-hour ‘mind training’ session by politically connected motivational guru during exam season 20-Apr-17
29 Gujarat HC again ‘strongly disapproved’ of GNLU’s manner of functioning, as employee wins challenge of arbitrary sacking 24-Apr-17
30 The Gujarat High Court “strongly disapproves” of GNLU’s actions 25-Apr-17
31 GNLU registrar plays detective to hunt down campus marijuana by allegedly impersonating student on WhatsApp 04-Sep-17
32 GNLU students ‘ashamed’ of VC Bimal Patel’s ‘disrespectful', unsubstantiated drugs diatribe in Jumika Yeptho memorial service 28-Oct-17
33 GNLU head Bimal Patel responds: ‘No connection’ between Jumika Yeptho’s demise and Patel's memorial speech railing against drug use, that was slammed by students 30-Oct-17
2018
34 After rebuke, Gujarat HC manages to secure GNLU director Bimal Patel presence 21-Feb-18
35 Gujarat HC summons Bimal Patel, registrar for potential contempt of prior orders, rages: ‘No one is above law’ 20-Feb-18
36 GNLU officials get Gujarat HC rap 20-Feb-18
37 High court pulls up GNLU, issues contempt notice 20-Feb-18
38 Gujarat HC summons Bimal Patel, registrar for potential contempt 20-Feb-18
39 High court pulls up GNLU, issues contempt notice 20-Feb-18
40 HC warns GNLU to comply with orders to reinstate account officer 20-Feb-18
41 Viral sex harass post at GNLU prompts 2nd student to come forward, 17-Apr-18
42 #MeToo charges rock Gujarat national Law University campus 20-Apr-18
43 Cracker prank gets cops to varsity 23-Apr-18
44 HC order allows GNLU students to take exam 25-Apr-18
45 HC permits pranksters of GNLU to take exam 25-Apr-18
46 Not bound by State Government rules: GNLU tells HC 30-Jun-18
47 Bimal Patel & other Law Commission members allegedly treated as “2nd class citizens” by chairman BS Chauhan 22-Aug-18
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Like +0 Object -1 But 07 Dec 18, 10:48
I certainly agree with most part of this list, but how are items 2,3 and 43 BimPa's doing?
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Like +1 Object -1 Guest 04 Dec 18, 12:41
He will try to be VC of NLUD, and if Jaswal gets NLUD, then either HNLU, CNLU or two new NLUs (Sikkim and Haryana).
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Like +4 Object -0 TM 04 Dec 18, 14:07
Thanks to Thomas Matthew for publication of advertisement which was delayed by BIMPA for more than 3 months.
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Like +0 Object -4 GNLU chatra 07 Dec 18, 15:50
Dr. Thomas Matthew is a very sincere registrar and a hard worker. He is a valuable asset to GNLU.
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Like +2 Object -0 Guest 08 Dec 18, 14:08
Sitting on student applications for days to satisfy his ego, definitely makes him an asset to GNLU.
He deliberately sat on someone's application that needed his endorsement because he had his own personal tussles with him, leading to that student having to back out from a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Wasn't he a black dot in GNLU administration until sometime ago? Apparently for his actions against a gang of junkies, there was a petition floated around for his removal. Are you the same set that is calling him an asset?
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Like +1 Object -0 GNLU chatra 10 Dec 18, 11:33
I think nobody can deny that the man was an egotist. Abuse of disciplinary processes is a startling example.
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest2 04 Dec 18, 14:10
Its past now for future....Who so ever be the VC of University, he should be renowned academician of national and international repute in the legal field
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Like +2 Object -1 Honestly 04 Dec 18, 14:18
Dear Dr. Mathew,

Thanks! Advertising of Director....Its good decision in favor of GNLU in future...
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Like +2 Object -3 Guest 08 Dec 18, 14:04
Very interesting how Mathew is suddenly the hero that GNLU needed. We all remember how a a door-to-door petition signing campaign was done by some to kick him out.
People should first decide which camp are they in, especially in times like this.
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Like +1 Object -0 GNLU chatra 10 Dec 18, 11:31
What? Dr. Mathew is known as a disciplinarian but his reputation in the student committee is still intact as a tough but fair man. Of course, certain sections of the students are not too hot on him -- he has regularly attempted to curb marijuana use on campus.
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Like +5 Object -0 Guest 04 Dec 18, 16:15  interesting
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Like +0 Object -3 Guest 04 Dec 18, 16:17
20 days is a bit short of a time period to make an application, because it asks not just for CVs but also letters of recommendation. If someone needs a letter of recommendation a professor abroad or an SC judge, it requires more time.
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Like +2 Object -0 Honestly 04 Dec 18, 19:35
Dear Guest

Search gnlu website in career section, the advertisement of regular post of faculy, the time limit is 20 days....

Jaisa karoge vaisa paoge... Procedure are same to everyone.... Director is not God..

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Like +1 Object -5 Guest 04 Dec 18, 21:56
This shows GNLU students in poor light. If he was that bad, how come you people did not have the guts to stage a protest?
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Like +1 Object -2 Aap Ka Suroor 05 Dec 18, 10:46
Protest? Who are you Kejru?
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Like +3 Object -2 Realist 05 Dec 18, 17:17
I don’t know who you are but I’m sure you haven’t beeen anywhere near that place. We protested several times on several issues. With different results. If only protests could change a person as deeply entrenched in stupidity as him. The protests ended only for them to threaten and in some cases cause expulsion. I am quite indifferent to your opinion on whether we had the guts to protest. When your VC has the support of the state government, police (who were often invited into the campus) and the willingness to rusticate you, it’s not as easy to protest with results. Let me leave you with one thought- in the past 10 years large scale protests on different campuses (which I admire) have sometimes resulted in some rather unsavory consequences. It’s easy to login and say this and that reflects poorly. What reflects well rather is that the university students stuck it out and made a name for the university despite that leech.
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Like +0 Object -0 GNLU chatra 07 Dec 18, 15:51
I think GNLU has a very anti-protest policy. Direct suspension/stricter action.
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Like +1 Object -2 Blunder of BIMPA-2009 05 Dec 18, 09:54
1) GNLU student tries to commit suicide

2) 3 GNLU students caught with marijuana, suspended
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Like +1 Object -0 Blunder of BIMPA-2012 05 Dec 18, 09:55
3) GNLU suspends students after drunken brawl

4) Successful CLAT candidate denied admission by GNLU Approaches Gujarat High Court which directs GNLU to keep one seat vacant

5) Gujarat HC quashes GNLU detention and ‘goodness marks’ rules on student PIL

6) Gujarat HC sets aside GNLUs decision to detain students and Goodness marks rule GNLU to

7) GNLU appeals against decision of the single judge in detention norms case GNLU Students petition to the Review Commission
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Like +3 Object -1 Honestly 05 Dec 18, 09:56
Dear Director..... Don't worry Goswami will help you....
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Like +2 Object -0 Blunder of BIMPA-2013 05 Dec 18, 09:56
8 GNLU loses on ‘goodness’ but wins v detained students who vow SC appeal

9 GNLU student Files FIR vs VC for discrimination after frisking

10 First GNLU Review Commission Report – Calls for establishing Student Bar Association, other “grievances redressal mechanisms”

11 GNLU defends against critical Menon report, Patel claims no copy received since January

12 GNLU’s General Council vetoes extension of Director’s tenure; Says Executive Council must

13 GNLU review commission report to be read & completed before renewing director Patel’s term

14 Extension of GNLU Director’s Tenure Disallowed by GNLU’s General Council
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Like +3 Object -0 Blunder of BIMPA 2014 05 Dec 18, 09:57
15 GNLU promises to CLAT blunder caused by 'mismatching' barcodes

16 CLAT results still a mystery; GNLU promises them 'ASAP'

17 CLAT results still wrong & mixed up claim students, despite GNLU’s new ‘reconciliated’ results
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Like +3 Object -0 Blunder of BIMPA- 2016 05 Dec 18, 09:58
19 Bimal Patel has turned GNLU Gandhingar into a ‘humanrights- violating oligarchy’, agrees HC, overturning ‘mala

20 High court calls GNLU 'epitome of injustice'

21 Gujarat high court directs GNLU to declare result of student accused of malpractice

22 GNLU A Temple of Injustice

23 GNLU director Bimal Patel grabs power from exec council to invent new punishments, ahead of Gujarat HC hearing [UPDATE-1: Judgment Friday]

24 GNLU students restricted from wearing ankle socks and gossiping at internships!

25 GNLU students in detention limbo after allegedly retrospective rule change

26 CJI sets up inquiry into GNLU director Bimal Patel’s faculty recruitments
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27 CAG report to Gujarat assembly: GNLU illegally transferred NRI student to general category, losing Rs 27 lakh
28 250+ GNLU students sign complaint, walk out of mandatory 5-hour ‘mind training’ session by politically connected motivational guru during exam season

29 Gujarat HC again ‘strongly disapproved’ of GNLU’s manner of functioning, as employee wins challenge of arbitrary sacking

30 The Gujarat High Court “strongly disapproves” of GNLU’s actions

31 GNLU registrar plays detective to hunt down campus marijuana by allegedly impersonating student on WhatsApp

32 GNLU students ‘ashamed’ of VC Bimal Patel’s ‘disrespectful', unsubstantiated drugs diatribe in Jumika Yeptho memorial service

33 GNLU head Bimal Patel responds: ‘No connection’ between Jumika Yeptho’s demise and Patel's memorial speech railing against drug use, that was slammed by students
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34 After rebuke, Gujarat HC manages to secure GNLU director Bimal Patel presence

35 Gujarat HC summons Bimal Patel, registrar for potential contempt of prior orders, rages: ‘No one is above law’

36 GNLU officials get Gujarat HC rap

37 High court pulls up GNLU, issues contempt notice

38 Gujarat HC summons Bimal Patel, registrar for potential contempt

39 High court pulls up GNLU, issues contempt notice

40 HC warns GNLU to comply with orders to reinstate account officer

41 Viral sex harass post at GNLU prompts 2nd student to come forward,

42 #MeToo charges rock Gujarat national Law University campus

43 Cracker prank gets cops to varsity

44 HC order allows GNLU students to take exam

45 HC permits pranksters of GNLU to take exam

46 Not bound by State Government rules: GNLU tells HC

47 Bimal Patel & other Law Commission members allegedly treated as “2nd class citizens” by chairman BS Chauhan
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Like +6 Object -3 Aap Ka Suroor 05 Dec 18, 10:48
Writing the same event 6 times with different headlines won't make it any different.
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Like +2 Object -0 Unqualified Faculty 05 Dec 18, 18:14
Good that you noticed it.

Want to ensure that anyone who search about Bimal Patel has all the information at one place.

Unqualified Faculty worried....
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Like +5 Object -4 Guest 05 Dec 18, 10:54
Some incredible news!! BimPa is under consideration be the new Dean of Jio Institute Law School. His name was suggested by a famous legal bigshot close to Mukesh Ambani and Modi, who also shares a good relationship with BimPa.
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Like +0 Object -1 No Chance 05 Dec 18, 15:23
Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Foundation has now come up with the first official member of its institution which is not even built yet. The company has pitched a name of Raghunath A Mashelkar, an eminent Indian scientist to take the post of Chancellor for the non-existent Jio Institute.

www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/jio-institute-chooses-this-scientist-as-its-chancellor-1292000-2018-07-21
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Like +5 Object -8 Guest 06 Dec 18, 05:53  controversial
I am shocked to read the cruel, abusive, cheap and false statements being made here. Prof Patel is an eminent jurist who gave up a comfortable and lucrative career abroad to return to India and give back to his motherland. Please show some respect. Administrative problems happen at all NLUs. Regarding faculty, all NLUs have this problem.
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Like +1 Object -2 Guest 06 Dec 18, 10:38
If only he didn't. The students would have been much better off.
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Like +0 Object -1 Ha 07 Dec 18, 01:24
Welcome my son. Welcome. To the machine.
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Like +7 Object -9 Guest 06 Dec 18, 13:33  controversial
The poisonous slander against Prof Patel needs to be countered with some facts:

1. The infrastructure at GNLU is among the top 3 NLUs. Much better than NLSIU.
2.No less than the PM of India has visited GNLU, that too on multiple occasions. How many NLUs have seen the PM visit? Has it even happened at NLSIU?
3. A lot of assistance and grants have been given to GNLU by the government Private sector chairs were also established.
4. GNLU is ranked high in CLAT preference. Various students achievements have taken place, like moot, Rhodes scholar etc. Placements are among the top NLUs.
5. The world ranking of Amsterdam University and Leiden University in law is very good. Other VCs just have degrees from Indian colleges, often local colleges. It takes a lot of hard work to get a PhD from a top world class law school.
6. Overall, the brand image and reputation of GNLU has risen a lot.
7. Again, not a single protest has happened by students. It is foolish to say there are afraid, as other NLUs have seen protests and one does not need to fear to protest. This means everyone is happy barring a few, probably because of low marks and frustrations.

You can say what you like, but I have stated 100% true facts where you cannot challenge a single fact. These things cannot happen if the Director is bad. Also, with due respect to Prof Menon, when he set up NLSIU it was the only NLU. When he set up NUJS there was just NLSIU and NALSAR. They had no competition and benefited from this monopoly, so that is why Prof Menon gets a lot of praise. I do not think his criticism was fair, with due respect. Can Prof Menon set up an NLU today and make it within the top 10, forget top 5?
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Like +4 Object -2 Bimpa Bhakt 07 Dec 18, 10:54
I don't think BimPa trained anybody personally for those moots. It's surprising how you attribute student's achievements to the Director. And if only visiting PM made a university better, god knows where Lovely and Sharda would be today. As far as protests are concerned, people have protested time and again in subsequent batch meetings but only to be ignored by the administration doomed by laziness, superiority and incompetency. It's surprising how batch meetings are arranged with directors and the director himself doesn't turn up there. And instead sends his Bhakts to defend and suppress students.
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Like +2 Object -1 Slavery 07 Dec 18, 12:35
"You can say what you like, but I have stated 100% true facts where you cannot challenge a single fact. These things cannot happen if the Director is bad. Also, with due respect to Prof Menon, when he set up NLSIU it was the only NLU. When he set up NUJS there was just NLSIU and NALSAR. They had no competition and benefited from this monopoly, so that is why Prof Menon gets a lot of praise. I do not think his criticism was fair, with due respect. Can Prof Menon set up an NLU today and make it within the top 10, forget top 5?"

Can BimPa do that? BimPa also benefited from early establishment of GNLU. Open another NLU anywhere else now and make him the head of institution and let's see if he can put it at par with even some of the lower NLUs like NLUO and CNLU.

You compared BimPa with Prof. Menon, you, my friend, don't deserve anything else but pity.
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Like +6 Object -0 Alumni 06 Dec 18, 22:13  interesting
We GNLU students know better then everyone else about university students, faculty, staff and infrastructure as we live five years here. GNLU students wish to take it to next level together with all staff of University and we don't need certificate from anyone for our University, fellow studens, all teachers and each person in university.
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Like +0 Object -0 Alumni 2 07 Dec 18, 08:03
We don't need no education...
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Like +1 Object -1 Bitter Truth 07 Dec 18, 10:57
Your writing skills make me think that you're one of the Gujju administration and not students.
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Like +0 Object -0 GNLU chatra 07 Dec 18, 15:54
LMAO
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Like +4 Object -1 Telephone Operator 07 Dec 18, 11:21
See his last Job:

by telephoning Mr Bimal N. Patel, International Cooperation Branch at +31 (0)70 416 3822. Additional information on the course itself can also be found on the VERIFIN website, www.verifin.helsinki.fi

Follow the below Link (See Last Page):

www.opcw.org/sites/default/files/documents/S_series/2008/en/S_695_2008-EN.pdf
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Like +4 Object -2 Telephone Operator-1 07 Dec 18, 11:27
The Text of the Below Link:

"11. Additional information about application and sponsorship procedures may be obtained
from the OPCW by writing to the address given above, by sending an e-mail message
to , (with “CW-Labex 2006” in the subject line), or by
telephoning Mr Bimal N. Patel in the International Cooperation Branch at
+31 (0)70 416 3822.
"

The above clearly shows his job was just answering telephone calls, he even did not have his personal e-mail ID.

Due to spine less system a person not having LLB degree was giving degree to Law Students. His last job was just of Telephone Operator.



Follow the Below Link:

www.opcw.org/sites/default/files/documents/S_series/2006/en/S_575_2006-EN.pdf
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Like +2 Object -2 Guest 07 Dec 18, 13:44
If all this can be confirmed, then it is a serious indictment of the Modi government that he was appointed to the Law Commission. Further, an investigation can be launched into how he became GNLU director. You all should write a story for independent, non-bhakt media like the Wire, Youth Ki Awaz, Janta Ka Reporter etc.
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Like +0 Object -0 eyylmao 11 Dec 18, 12:06
Are you actually stupid enough to buy any of this shtick? Maybe you should write for "journalism" websites like TheWire and JKR. You seem to be on the same mental level.
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Like +2 Object -1 GNLU chatra 07 Dec 18, 16:09
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Like +1 Object -2 No To Legally India 07 Dec 18, 14:56
See the Director reply to E-Mials of barandbench about his term ending:


barandbench.com/gnlu-in-search-of-new-director-after-second-term-of-dr-bimal-patel-comes-to-an-end/
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Like +3 Object -0 Guest 07 Dec 18, 16:08
Bar & Bench just sucks up to VCs.
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Like +8 Object -5 A GNLU student 08 Dec 18, 02:46  controversial
It is indeed appalling how some people will use personal insults just to malign someone's reputation.
Dr. Patel is an able administrator. I have worked very closely with him, and I can assure that he clearly places student interests at a very high pedestal. GNLU has benefited greatly from the clout Dr. Patel created, which included his personal rapport with professionals across the globe.
In fact, sometimes I am forced to conclude that this smear campaign is a result of Dr. Patel's refusal to pander to lobbying by corporates. He is trying to clear the reputation of NLUs as factories for corporate lawyers and preventing NLUs from going the IIT way, by succumbing to the allure of corporate placements as markers of institutional success.
As far as someone complaining about "slaving" students, I can proudly say you will seldom find an academic supervisor who allows you liberty with research as he does. And students receive due credit for it. His own research speaks highly of his scholarship. Judge him only after you have seen his research for yourself, he is quite an authority on aspects of maritime law, and his work at OPCW was great too. (No, much to someone's dismay, he was not a telephone operator) He was a part of handpicked experts that drafted annexes to the Tallinn Manual. He is doing some really great work in his capacity as a member of the NSAB. That appointment does not come easy. He has rejuvenated international law community in India, picking up from where his predecessor Dr. Mani left. In fact, to discredit Dr. Patel's appointment would be to discredit Dr. Mani. It is ironical how the same set of people who preach about bringing "professional and industrial excellence to academia" are complaining when a known legal expert is brought in. Before someone says that Dr. Mani was a BJP stooge too, please read about him.
Also someone needlessly dragged his son into the controversy because he studies abroad, well the same bunch would cry "conflict of interest" if he were at GNLU, or any NLU.
And allegations of "tyranny"? Enforcement of prohibition of narcotic and psychotropics in campus is a welcome move. I was not very happy with the GNLU that became "Ganja NLU". The calling cops for the "prank" involving firecrackers, was not his decision, it was taken by the faculty concerned who was in the class. While it was not exactly terrorism, it was surely vandalism, and no administration should ideally be tolerating it. You don't expect to break law (alcohol in Gujarat is a criminal offence) and get away with it. Those complaining about it can challenge its constitutionality in the court, as GNLU alums and students have a proclivity to file writs. The outcome would be for the greater good, if it is squashed.
Drs. Mani and Patel have created and nurtured GNLU from scratch, despite inadequate funding from state, they got national and international bodies to help. The GNLU seen today was built by these towering visionaries, with hard-work and dedication. Dr. Mani was concerned about GNLU, and had plans to visit GNLU, even two days before his demise. Please do not insult men with such devotion to an institution, it is cruel.
They were humans too, and as administrators they had failures and successes, to paint one entirely in the colour suiting your narrative is unfair. He is leaving because his tenure is over in accordance to the law, and the degree of scrutiny a routine expiry of term is undergoing is unnecessary.
I have personally seen Dr. Patel go the distance to help students. I have seen him frantically calling his contacts abroad to help a GNLU student get an internship at international organisations. There was no vested interest, he was a teacher seeking the best for his students and his University. In fact, he went beyond his calling once by personally arranging funds for a student who could not afford travel and stay for an internship in Europe.
There was a passing mention of mooting culture of GNLU. I think it would be good for some people to note that the MCC in GNLU is one of the biggest receivers of internal funding.
There are research centres in GNLU, that have been setup and generate quantities of research comparable to independent think tanks. Many of these have MoUs with global and national external bodies. This freedom to research is something that other universities might have failed to provide.
Maybe someday people would realise in hindsight the role that Dr. Patel had in GNLU's growth will be recognised.
P.S. I am a not paid for this. I am not a "chamcha" of Dr. Patel, or of the BJP, or RSS. I eat beef and dabble with Marxism too.
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Like +2 Object -0 Realist 08 Dec 18, 03:11
I think we should start doing a slow and potentially painful fact check. Let’s start with moot funding, do you completely cover travel accommodation it like most other universities do. At least in the large majority of Mr Patel’s tenure, we had to manage it ourselves. If you could manage the money you went. If not too bad. More questions to follow later - but there - food for thought.
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Like +0 Object -0 GNLU chatra 10 Dec 18, 11:27
Nope. I have "mooted" before and they only shell out 40% of travel. A GNLU Student is being overly and unreasonably sycophantic.
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Like +1 Object -1 Realist 10 Dec 18, 16:06
I actually don’t understand why mooted had to be in quotes. Unless it’s an inuendo to something’s else- which I am honestly lost with. And reimbursing 40 percent of travel is not funding a team. Accodomodation, rest of the money, pre-moots ? But go ahead claim victory in this extremely trumpe-esque way with 40 percent for travel - *slow claps*
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Like +0 Object -0 GNLU chatra 11 Dec 18, 12:04
If you had half a brain, you would have understood that I am actually confirming your claims. But then again, this forum is filled with id***s
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Like +2 Object -1 Realist 11 Dec 18, 12:17
First, my apologies for misunderstanding your comment. Second, next time you want to show the world how you yourself are not a dim-wit, reply to the right comment (you should have replied to 34 instead of 34.1- if that wasn’t clear). Hope you can see where the misunderstanding came from. And I’d suggest your mid-day aggression in check. Do something else to calm down. Again, apologies for misreading.
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Like +3 Object -2 Guest 08 Dec 18, 08:09
Friend, you have raised very good points and argued very well. You have given a tight slap to motivated critics.These days it is just a fashion for some students to act smart and disrespect learned elders, as we saw with the shameful treatment of Sadhguru at NALSAR. However, the good thing is that majority of people support Prof Patel and condemn biased media like Legally India.The fools commenting here do not understand how difficult it is to get LLM and PhD with first class from world renowned and prestigious universities abroad. If you think you are so smart then please do even half the achievements of Prof Patel.

Also, just one point missing in your post You have forgotten to mention that Prof Patel was also a member of the Law Commission, which makes him an eminent jurist not just of international law but also domestic law.
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Like +1 Object -0 Realist 08 Dec 18, 17:58
Oops. I have an LLM from exactly the kind of institution you’re taking about, and there are many others who have better ones, but I didn’t think to mention it. Seemed completely irrelevant. But what do I know.
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Like +1 Object -1 GNLU-observer 08 Dec 18, 02:48
He was an able director.
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Like +4 Object -0 Reality 08 Dec 18, 14:00
This platform is used for the assassination of Image of some people without due verification of facts in comments. Do LI has some mechanism to allow comments with due verification or with due authenticity, if No this is absolutely wrong and media regulators must do something. No one should allow its platform to be used for such unverified derogatory statements. LI should make it mandatory to submit email and Ph no for posting the comments, this may be one way to assess authenticity.
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Like +3 Object -1 Guest 08 Dec 18, 17:30
This is the reason why LI is hated by everyone at GNLU. The whole world knows that Prof Patel is a diamond in Indian academics. He is brilliant jurist, teacher and administrator. He is perhaps best NLU VC of all. Yet, LI only gives the view of small number of students (not more than 1%) who are against Prof Patel. These are the worst type of indisciplined students.
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Like +0 Object -1 Realist 08 Dec 18, 17:52
All I got from your comment is this. People who criticize Bimpa = indisciplined student (worst kind). And LI is bad for allowing people to say stuff. If I didn’t know any better (in fact I don’t) , I would have thought this logic is a bit too familiar to not be you-know-who. As to the content of your post- it’s a catastrophe beyond description. I can’t make you choose a logic based life, that’s a deeply personal choice as I hope you find out some day. Good luck with that.
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Like +0 Object -0 GNLU chatra 10 Dec 18, 11:29
Bruh, its a forum. You are allowed to voice your opinion about a public personality.
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Like +0 Object -3 Guest 10 Dec 18, 12:40
Shame on GNLU students. You are so rude, arrogant and misbehaved that you do not deserve such a fantastic Director like Prof Patel. You deserve a third class VC from a third class local college.
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Like +1 Object -1 Hoppy-poppy 10 Dec 18, 12:57
That's what Bimpa and people like you in administration want to make GNLU- a third class local college. Incompetent chamcha Administration.
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