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Prof.(Dr.) S. Surya Prakash

Hon’ble Vice – Chancellor

Professor of Law (Dispute Settlement Process)

B.Com, M.L, Ph.D

Experience: 30 Years

Prof (Dr). S. Surya Prakash has been serving as Vice Chancellor of National Law Institute University, Bhopal from 01-June-2023. Prior to this, he served as Vice Chancellor of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam and as Founder Vice Chancellor of Maharastra National Law University, Aurangabad (Maharastra) and Professor of Law at NLIU, Bhopal. (M.P)

He has more than 30 years’ experience in academics and worked as Lecturer, Principal, DNR College of Law, Bhimavaram, AP, Faculty Member of NUJS, Kolkata and Principal, Law College, Nanded, Maharashtra before joining in NLIU, Bhopal. He obtained his B.L. from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, A.P. and Master of Law from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, A.P. with first class in the area of Labour and industrial Law. He was also awarded the University Prize’ V.N.Deekshitulu Award” for securing highest marks in the branch of Labour laws. Later he was awarded Ph.D. in law from Berhampur University, Odisha.

Prof. Surya Prakash is a prolific writer and wrote on several contemporary issues. His first work on ‘Bonded Labour and Social Justice’ was published by Deep and Deep Publishers, New Delhi(1990) and fore worded by Hon’ble Justice M. Jagannadha Rao, Judge, High Court of A.P. later became Judge, Supreme Court and Chairman, Law commission of India. He is also the author of ‘Turning Point’ The Story of a Law Teacher (2009) the biography of Prof. N.R.Madhava Menon, which also the story of National Law school movement in India. He has edited two books on ‘Critical Issues on International Commercial Arbitration'(2012) and ‘Perspectives on Mediation'(2012). His recent publications include ‘Remember, Martyrs of Indian Freedom Struggle’(2021) fore worded by Sri M.Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India (published on the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav), ‘Constitution and Composite Culture’ (2023), ‘A Practical Guide to Legal Methods and Legal Research’(2023) with Prof. A. Aruna Sri Lakshmi, all are published by DSNLU, Visakhapatnam, A.P.

He wrote 35 articles on various subjects including bonded labour, child labour, trade unions, sexual harassment of woman at work place, Indian Judiciary, Plea bargaining, mediation, International commercial arbitration, Human rights in reputed law journals. He presented more than 40 research papers in various national and International seminars and conferences. He also did Projects for DFID-GVT on Inter-state Migrant Labour, (2007) involved in Report writing of Project on Access to Justice,(2009) for the High Court of M.P. Prof. Surya Prakash prepared the Manual on Health Laws(2008) and Compendium on Agriculture and allied laws(2013) for the State of Madhya Pradesh. He is the founder editor of “Indian Law Review” Law journal of NLIU, Bhopal.

Prof. Surya Prakash was invited by the State Department, USA under the auspices of International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) to study “U.S. Judicial System’ in 2010. The visit provided insights into US Judicial system including Judicial Training at Federal Judicial Center, Washington, Michigan State Judicial Center, Lansing and also the legal education in USA.

His areas of interest include Jurisprudence, ADR, International commercial Arbitration, Labour laws,  Health Law and Culture and Law.


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