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NLIU on schedule with director search process, calls for nominations

NLIU moves for change at the topNLIU moves for change at the top

NLIU Bhopal has invited nominations to appoint its new director less than two months after its former director Prof SS Singh went on leave following student protests.

According a 12 February notification signed off by NLIU’s new registrar Girbala Singh, a search committee has already been constituted under the NLIU Act 1997 to select a director for the law school from among nominations filed until 5pm on 5 March 2018.

"Interested persons of repute or institutions in the field of law or legal profession may nominate the name of outstanding scholars in law” as recommendations for consideration of the search committee, the notification states.

The law school has acted in a more efficient manner since it was last in need of an administrative head. In 2013, when Singh's term as director had first expired the appointment of his replacement was in limbo for several months after which the Madhya Pradesh high court renewed Singh's term.

With a backdrop of a full week of student protests against maladministration at NLIU, the high court has moved faster this time passing an order to expedite the search for a new director immediately after Singh applied for voluntary leave and also appointing Girbala Singh as the new registrar.

NLIU's case is also in contrast to NUSRL Ranchi where vice chancellor Prof BC Nirmal also went on leave following student protests against mismanagement of the law school, but instead of replacing Nirmal with a regular director or reinstating Nirmal after the expiry of his leave period the law school is continuing with an acting VC for more than eight months now.

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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 13 Feb 18, 17:19
Kian, CNLU has also done the same. I think you should cover that as well.
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Like +0 Object -0 xxx 13 Feb 18, 18:23
Yeah ,and also the recent moral policing and arrests over liquor.
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Like +5 Object -0 Rant 13 Feb 18, 18:34  interesting
The condition that candidates must have 10 years experience in the rank of Professor is arbitrary and automatically keeps NLU alumni out of contention from becoming VCs at any of the NLUs. Most NLU alumni (including older ones from NLSIU) are at Associate Professor rank. If NLSIU alumni can be appointed as HC judges and Senior Advocates in their 40s, why can't we have VCs in their 40s who are alumni of NLUs? Why can't an NLU alum who is Associate Professor with 10 years work ex apply? Everyone knows that they will do a much better job than the oldies from traditional law schools, and it is better to have someone younger with energy and enthusiasm.
High time someone challenged this rule.
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