V-C Dr Vijender Kumar wants to take MNLU on top

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jun 2016 11:22:46


Vice-Chancellor of MNLU Dr Vijender Kumar speaking to mediapersons. Officer on Special Duty (Academics) C Rameshkumar (left), Dr N M Sakarkar, Officer on Special Duty (Administration) (right) also are seen.

(Pic by Anil Futane)

Principal Correspondent,

• Academic Session of Nagpur’s Law University to begin from Aug 1.

The first Vice-Chancellor of Nagpur’s Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) Dr Vijender Kumar has vowed to take the prestigious institution
to the glorious heights. The University will be one of the most sought-after institutions for anyone keen to make a career in law, he stated.
Dr Vijender Kumar in his first interaction with mediapersons on Thursday at Judicial Officers’ Training Institute (JOTI) was extremely confident, enthusiastic, optimistic with firm determination to pursue his dream to set-up a world class law university in the heart of India and promised to take it to the top in the field of law education.
Dr Vijender Kumar was Vice-Chancellor of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA) Guwahati for a term of three years. Before his stint at NLUJAA, Prof Kumar was Registrar at NALSAR, Hyderabad. An expert in Family Law, he holds a PhD from MDU Rohtak and an LL M from Kurukshetra University.
But he left NLUJAA halfway and joined at Nagpur. Why? Dr Vijender Kumar has a ready answer, “I was a faculty at National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) and I lived here for 10 years. I liked this place very much. And like Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis, the law university at Nagpur was my dream too. I shall take it to the top.”
This law university got listed in Common Law Admission Test. The Nagpur’s Law University had entered into an agreement with Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala, that conducts CLAT. It is the 18th university that would be in the list which could be an option for students.
The registration has begun and would end by July 8. The whole admission process would be completed by July end and the classes would commence on August 1, informed the new VC.
“We will be running BA LL B and LL M courses. The intake for BA LLB is 60 and for LLM it is only 10. The admissions to both the courses would be made through the score of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). Our LL M course will not be of two years. It will be of one year duration. The classes would be held at Judicial Officers Training Institute (JOTI) initially and later on shift to its site after the completion of construction.,” said Dr Kumar.
The new V-C has all arrangements for students’ accommodation. He said, “We got 38 rooms of the hostels of Pre-IAS Training Institute situated in the premises of Old Morris College. The 20 rooms will be of boys hostel and 18 of girls hostel. There will be double occupancy. We will take good care of students’ extra curricular activities. They can play games at Divisional Sports Complex in Mankapur.”
“We are trying hard to give advanced facilities to students. We will try to have virtual classrooms which has projectors, live broadcasting and webcasting facilities through which students would be able to watch the speeches of legal luminaries of national and international repute. We will have auditorium, language laboratory, IT complex,” informed Dr Kumar.
The university would be built on the land at Waranga near the site of proposed Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT). The land at Waranga is 75 acres out of total 100 acres. The remaining was to be allotted to Ramtek-based Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU) for setting up its sub-centre.
Dr N M Sakarkar, who has worked as District and Session Judge at Khamgaon in Buldhana has been named as an Officer on Special Duty. All India Reporter has made available its library facilities for our students, he informed. AIR has a vast library and legal data base.
A senior officer who had earlier worked as Deputy Registrar at Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court R M Manapure is working hard with Dr N M Sakarkar, Officer on Special Duty of Administration. An eminent faculty and well-known name in the circle of law universities in the country C Rameshkumar has joined Law University at Nagpur as Officer on Special Duty of Academics. Rameshkumar was working with Jaipur’s National Law University.
Justice Sharad Bobade, a senior Judge of the Supreme Court is Chancellor of the University at Nagpur.