Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao who was the former Registrar of NLU- Delhi and current Vice-Chancellor of NLU-Odisha has been elected as the new Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Delhi. As Prof Ranbir Singh was the founding Vice-Chancellor, his second five- year term as the NLU-Delhi Vice-Chancellor has been expired today.
A three-member selection committee elected Prof. Rao to replace Prof. Singh. Prof. Rao actively involved with four National Law Schools:
1. NLSIU, Bangalore (1990-1995 & 1997-98)
2. NALSAR, Hyderabad (1998-2004)
3. GNLU, Gandhi Nagar (2004-2007)
4. NLU-D (2010-14)
Prof. Rao has done his master’s in law from Kakatiya University, Warangal, and master’s in philosophy in Law from NLSIU, Bangalore, and a Ph.D. from the University of Delhi. He was also a member of the UGC expert committee in law to transform legal education in India (2010-2012).
Prof. Rao was also engaged with several research projects with UKERI, UNDP, Law Commission of India and the Ministry of Law and Justice, etc. Amongst two candidates (Prof. Paramjit Jaswal, VC RGNLU Patiala and Prof. Afzal Wani, Dean of University School of Law and Legal Studies, GGSIPU) Prof. Rao was shortlisted.