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Ex-NUJS-CNLU VC Ishwara Bhat joins Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) as VC

Prof Ishwara Bhat has joined the Karnataka State Law University as vice chancellor, after having resigned as VC from NUJS Kolkata under student pressure in April.

Bhat was not available for comment when we called today but his office at KSLU confirmed that he had joined as VC on 13 June.

Bhat had joined NUJS as VC in November 2011 from Mysore University where he was law department chairman, and despite student opposition had won an extension of his tenure as VC at NUJS after his first term of five years first ended in 2014.

He was eventually forced to resign in April this year, however, after a">large scale protest by the students at NUJS, who alleged that he was responsible for driving the reputation of the law school into the ground through mismanagement of its affairs.

In the brief interim between NUJS’ first ever university review and his resignation, Bhat had applied and was selected for the post of VC at CNLU Patna. However, he never ended up joining after a mass movement of CNLU students rejected his appointment.

Update 5 July 2018: The news was first reported by the New Indian Express.

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