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Venkata Rao

06 April 2019

Two months after we had first reported about the formation of the search committee to find a new NLSIU Bangalore vice chancellor (VC), it has now published its call for applications for the much sought-after role.

06 February 2019

NLSIU Bangalore vice chancellor (VC) Prof Venkata Rao is due to retire on 10 May 2019 and a search committee has been formed to find his successor, though it has not yet met, according to authoritative sources.

19 October 2018

The new Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which the national law universities (NLU) had recently decided will be held by a permanent CLAT secretariat instead of letting a new NLU learn find new ways of botching it up every year, will be held entirely offline.

19 January 2018

Nalsar Hyderabad vice chancellor Prof Faizan Mustafa said at an event on education organised by the New Indian Express: “People are coming to law colleges not because they want to become good lawyers, it’s because they want to become corporate lawyers.”

01 April 2017

NLSIU Bangalore has put out a call to recruit five permanent faculty members, for the first time since 2009, when vice chancellor Prof Venkat Rao had joined, with one permanent faculty having been recruited as long ago as in 2008.

19 January 2014

Venkat RaoProfessor Venkat Rao has been re-elected as NLSIU Bangalore vice chancellor (VC) for another term of five years.

10 July 2013

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NLSIU Bangalore side-stepped Right to Information (RTI) requests on grades, cheating & faculty.

12 March 2013

Sidharth ChauhanExclusive: Dismissed NLSIU Bangalore faculty member Sidharth Chauhan is currently in talks to join Nalsar Hyderabad in June for the start of the next academic session.

01 March 2013

gumt1ygmExclusive: NLU Orissa (NLUO) Cuttack has whittled down the final shortlist of candidates from which it will select the university’s next vice-chancellor (VC), two months after outgoing VC Chandra Krishnamurthy resigned.

07 February 2013

NLS towersExclusive: NLSIU Bangalore has launched a host of new construction in its academic block, hostels, and basketball courts while NLU Delhi has decided to renegotiate the pay of its foreign-educated faculty, after both law schools were sanctioned close to Rs 8 crore by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in November 2012.

A similar grant was also extended by the UGC to the other 12 national law schools (NLU) late last year under the eleventh five-year plan, after their vice chancellors (VC) lobbied aggressively against excluding the law schools from central funding.

01 February 2013

Siddharth ChauhanBreaking & exclusive: NLSIU Bangalore faculty and alumnus Sidharth Chauhan was yesterday dismissed from service, little over a month after he wrote to vice-chancellor (VC) R Venkata Rao criticising his non-consultative manner of imposing a 9pm ban on opening the law school gates.

22 May 2009

NLSIU vice chancellor Venkata RaoNational Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore may expand internationally, as it plans to grow and modernise under the guidance of a new advisory board.

The advisory board will include managing partners from Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co, AZB & Partners and Luthra & Luthra, as well as one of the legendary co-founders of Infosys and a host of other prominent industry figures.

NLSIU vice-chancellor Venkata Rao (pictured) said that while international expansion will be on the agenda, decisions would only be made once the new board is fully constituted and has had its first meeting in July or August of this year.

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