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NLU Delhi students publish wishlist for new VC: Should tick usual boxes, ‘foster trust’ with student body

Who will succeed Prof Ranbir Singh? And will they be as successful?
Who will succeed Prof Ranbir Singh? And will they be as successful?

A group of NLU Delhi students has the first to try and take a more active role in the selection of a new VC.

NLS students had [https://www.legallyindia.com/lawschools/nls-students-put-out-wish-list-of-what-they-d-like-of-their-future-vc-much-research-faculty-hires-alum-outreach-20190705-10711 sent out a similar note in July ahead of their VC selections, which seems to have had some success in assisting (by most accounts) one of their preferred candidates, Prof Sudhir Krishnaswamy, eventually getting the gig.

That said, Delhi’s alumni base is much younger than NLS’, so the sway of students may be more limited.

Nevertheless, no reasonable argument can be made that expressing their preferences could be a negative.

Also on their side is the job description for the job, which we had first reported on in October, as not explicitly requiring 10 years of professorship unlike most.

This could throw open the field to some unexpected candidates that could impress both selection committee and students.

NLU Delhi student charter of aspirations for new VC (PDF)

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