Prof Dr. S Shantha Kumar has been appointed the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Ahmedabad.
The General Council headed using Justice DY Chandrachud authorized the decision to hire Dr. Shantha Kumar to the publisher for a five-12 months time period, following a meeting held closing Friday.
Dr. Shantha Kumar will be triumphant Dr. Bimal N Patel, whose 10-yr time period as GNLU Director led last November. However, after his time period ended, he becomes requested to hold in the workplace until his successor becomes appointed.
As per an announcement issued to Bar & Bench, the General Council has placed on a report its appreciation for the contributions using Dr. BN Patel to the boom of GNLU over the remaining 10 years. Furthermore, law Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama profusely thanked Dr. Bimal Patel on behalf of the Government of Gujarat, announcing that “underneath the management of Dr. Patel, GNLU has come to be a preferred destination for criminal studies, interdisciplinary studies and education in us of a.”
Dr. BN Patel additionally congratulated Dr. Shantha Kumar on his new appointment. Dr. Shantha Kumar is predicted to take the fee as the subsequent Director of GNLU in July.
Prof Dr. S Shantha Kumar presently serves as the Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Dean, School of Law of GD Goenka University. Before this, he has served as Dean, Faculty of Law at SGT University, Gurgaon; Director of ITM Law School, ITM University, Gurgaon; Associate Professor of Law and Controller of Examinations at Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur; Senior Lecturer at Government, Law College, Madurai; and Senior Lecturer at Government Law College, Chennai.
Before joining the prison academia, he had practiced on the Madras High Court for seven years. He is an alumnus of Madras University, where he obtained his commencement, post-commencement, and a doctorate in regulation. His regions of specialization are Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, International Law, and Constitutional Law.
He has authored 3 books on Environmental Law and books on Human Rights Law. In addition, he has published some studies on modern prison issues in diverse, reputed countrywide and global journals and edited volumes. He has also provided papers and delivered keynote addresses in many countrywide and worldwide conferences in India and abroad.
He is also an active member of the International Association of Law Schools, USA. In addition, he has been presented the “Environmental Law Champions Development Award” through the Asian Development Bank, Philippines.
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