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NLS Prof Vijayakumar to join NLIU as VC, build research capacity, after successful students intervention vs other candidate

Prof V Vijayakumar: Plans more research for NLIUProf V Vijayakumar: Plans more research for NLIU

NLSIU Bangalore Prof V Vijayakumar will be appointed as NLIU Bhopal’s director on Thursday, the Madhya Pradesh high court announced yesterday, finally putting an end to the long-winding saga of administrative uncertainty at the law school.

A graduate of Madras University, Vijayakumar was VC at the Ambedkar Law University Chennai from 2010 to 2013. He has also served as registrar at NLSIU from 2005 to 2008. He has been a professor of law since 1997 and has taught at Presidency College Madras before he joined NLSIU.

He commented: “[At NLIU] there are two things which we need to look at. One is the inquiry which is going on, regarding the marks and [fake] certificates issued. It is a high court inquiry so I will not interfere in that. Once at the law school, I will be in a better position to identify issues. I have served as vice chancellor at Ambedkar University and that is older than any national law university. so I know all those issues.”

Vijayakumar specialises in constitutional law, administrative law, human rights law, law of elections and refugee and humanitarian law. He said that he will be focusing on building NLIU’s research capacities as “today’s students are far better - they have information in advance and they don’t depend upon the books”.

Last week NLIU students had raised a furore over the possible appointment of Allahabad University Prof BP Singh - the other recommendation among the top three names that included Vijayakumar - as director at NLIU.

The students had argued that given the circumstances of resignation of Vijayakumar’s predecessor Prof SS Singh from NLIU’s top post - which were wide scale student protests against his administrative style - they should have had a greater say in the appointment of their next director at least in so far as the transparency of the process was concerned.

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Like +2 Object -0 Ambedkar or Amritsar? 14 May 18, 19:36
I think he was at Ambedkar University in TN and not Amritsar.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 14 May 18, 22:15
Yes, he was at Ambedkar. LI are facing time crunches or some other excuse. We have moved from typos to factual errors some time back. However, this one is particularly egregious as it deals with the most significant appointment held by the subject of the story.
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Like +1 Object -2 kianganz 14 May 18, 23:56 LI subscriber
Many thanks, corrected. It was a minor typo in his quote, the correct college had been mentioned in the preceding paragraph.
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Like +3 Object -1 Guest 14 May 18, 19:51
Congratulations to NLIU students. However, the bigger battle is winning National Importance status for NLUs.
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Like +11 Object -0 Alumnee 14 May 18, 21:53  interesting
I think NLIU students should co-operate with Mr. Vijay Kumar and give him a chance to attain his objectives. Vijaykumar should approach his students as stakeholders rather than pupils in need of discipline.

This should be good. I would have accepted even Samay Lal as Director given what we have witnessed for the past 10 years.
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Like +0 Object -0 Wise Guy 15 May 18, 16:37
Samay Lal would have been a far better choice for Director
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Like +3 Object -0 Insider 15 May 18, 16:38
Had a word with Samay Lal recently. He said he'll consider the post if offered.
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Like +1 Object -0 Inquisitive Guy 15 May 18, 18:35
Who is Samay Lal? Please request him to send his CV for Vice Chancellor of NUJS, Kolkata.He will be supported.
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Like +3 Object -0 Informer 16 May 18, 15:13
Samaylal is considering the proposition
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Like +2 Object -0 Alumnee 15 May 18, 19:57
Wasn't Samay Lal the acting director when SS Singh went on leave? Who is that NLIU professor that is his doppleganger ?
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Like +0 Object -0 Bhaiya 15 May 18, 21:28
No, we will use him to fill the vacant spot in the Search Committee first. He can select himself then after that. God knows why the EC is taking more than a month to simply form a Search Committee! So many vested interests will be the bane of education in this country!
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Like +2 Object -0 GOP 19 May 18, 00:41
Samay Lal for VC. Paratha Man will be his running mate and the new head of the exam department. Make NLIU great again.
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 15 May 18, 11:26
All the best Sir!!
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