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NLU Assam gets new VC from K’taka U: JS Patil to focus on campus, local laws

JS Patil to be latest face of NLU AssamJS Patil to be latest face of NLU Assam

The former vice chancellor of Karnataka State Law University, Dr JS Patil, has been appointed as NLU Assam Guwahati’s s new vice chancellor (VC).

He has been professor at the department of postgraduate studies and research in law at Gulbarga University, where he had been since 1995, with several deputations to other colleges, including his 2009-2013 vice-chancellorship of Karnataka State Law University.

He succeeds VC Vijender Kumar, who we reported in May 2016 to have been looking to leave; Yugal Kishore seems to have taken over as acting VC at Assam since then.

Patil will start on 5 October, and commented: “It is a good opportunity. I have 35-36 years of experience in field of legal academics, and I have already served as the founder VC of Karnataka State Law University, which is an affiliating university affiliating about 100 universities in Karnataka.”

He added that he hoped his background should help hi build Guwahati’s NLU into a premier institution such as NLSIU, Nalsar Hyderabad, NUJS Kolkata and others.

Patil acknowledge that it was a “very challenging task” but said he had the right experience for it.

The immediate concerns, he predicted, would be to finalise the construction of two hostels, which would result in moving the campus from downtown into a new main campus where two blocks were already finished, as well as activities to promote the library, including online and e-library projects.

He said he was also hoping to customise the LLB, LLM and PhD programmes to “regional requirements”, including for instance international law issues relating to the Brahmaputra river, with “study circle projects”.

He said he hoped to also focus “to build Indian jurisprudence”, conducting research on “local cultural laws”, study of which needs to be “rejuvenated”, according to Patil.

“India is not just one nation but multiple nations in diversity,” he said.

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Like +3 Object -1 Delhi Durbar 02 Oct 16, 17:37
Just wondering,what about the furniture? Is that leaving too?
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Like +2 Object -1 Guest 02 Oct 16, 22:52
Shut down these new NLUs. There are not enough decent jobs in the market and not enough good faculty.
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Like +2 Object -2 Guests guest 03 Oct 16, 13:04
So you believe NLUs only exist to fill "jobs in the market"? No wonder Indian Universities lack research
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 03 Oct 16, 15:48
If you believe NLUs exist for research then I also pointed out that faculty is poor. So why create research institutions if you have poor faculty? Better to spend the money providing scholarships to people who can do PhDs abroad and return to India to teach at the older NLUs, which are in bad shape.
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 03 Oct 16, 13:29
Wish you best professor Patil
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Like +1 Object -0 Champa 05 Oct 16, 13:01
Hope he brings some progress to the law school. From what I hear, that place in shambles right now. I hope they at least have some furniture left. Oh wait! He’s taken those too?!!
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Like +0 Object -0 GM 09 Oct 16, 21:20
Shit, he never showed any interest in the development of innovative legal education, although, Under KSLU there are more than 92 law colleges affiliated in all over karnataka, but he only focused for traditional law course, where students dont get holidays for internship, the marking scheme are on traditional basis, giving least marks to the students, moot courts and other co-carricular activities were least promoted and KSLU was least bothers in encouraging campus placements in law colleges, I am really afraid of NLS assam 's future. Because although students of KSLU revolted for worst checking and poor quality of legal education, this person was least interested in bringing innovation. Only attendance and semester exam were the only priorities during his tenure... I am really disappointed.
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