Dr Vijender Kumar is first V-C of Nagpur’s National Law University

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 May 2016 11:35:45


Dr Vijender Kumar.

Principal Correspondent,

THERE is a good news for Nagpurians. The dream of National Law University has come true. Dr Vijendra Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA) Guwahati became first Vice-Chancellor of Nagpur’s National Law University. Prof Kumar is well-connected with all national law schools. He was Registrar at National Academy of Legal Study and Research University of Law (NALSAR). NALSAR, Hyderabad and became Vice-Chancellor of Assam’s NLUJAA. Dr Vijendra Kumar will be taking charge on June 1.
The former UK Commonwealth fellow, MDU Rohtak PhD holder and Kurukshetra University LLM holder Kumar is currently a professor of law and head of the centre for family law at NALSAR, was selected from a shortlist.
Dr Kumar studies International Law, Family Law, and Islamic Jurisprudence. Prof. (Dr.) Vijender Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Assam.
Dr Kumar, Professor of Law and Head, Centre for Family Law, teaches Family Law to the Undergraduate students, and Legal Research Methodology to the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Ph.D Scholars. He has had five years of experience at the Bar prior to teaching. There are several books to his credit.
He has also participated in the Law Teachers Programme on “Law Teaching and Legal Research Skills” at Cardiff Law School, (UK) in 2004. Recently, Prof. Kumar has been awarded ‘Academic Staff Commonwealth Fellowship 2009-2010 for six months and ‘Visiting Professor’ at King‘s College London, UK for one year. He is visiting faculty at National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT), Nagpur.
At present he is working on a two-year Collaborative Research Project tilted “Non Resident Indians (NRI) Marriages: Need for a New Legal Regime” for which grant is supported by Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi. There are only 17 NLUs in country and CLAT was conducted in rotation by each one of them for admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Latest to join them is Mumbai MNLU that started operations since last year.