Prof. (Dr.) V.K. Ahuja appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of NLUJAA

An academician par excellence, Prof. (Dr.) V.K. Ahuja earned his Master in Laws from University of Delhi (DU) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Having completed his Ph.D from University of Delhi, Prof. Ahuja began his illustrious academic career and in the past 26 years of his academic pursuit as a faculty member and researcher, he has preeminently established himself as an acknowledged scholar of Intellectual Property Laws and International Law. Prof. (Dr.) V.K. Ahuja has also completed a Course on Law Teaching and Legal Research Skills at the Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, UK. Prof. Ahuja has authored four books on Intellectual Property Rights and International Law and two Volumes of Halsbury Annotated Statutes of India, which is well-reputed as a premier international legal publisher and solutions provider. Further, Prof. Ahuja has published over fifty (50) articles in acclaimed national ( UGC Care enlisted) and international journals and scores of book chapters. He has also edited one book on Human Rights and co-edited seven more books on the subject of Legal Education, Intellectual Property Rights, Human Rights, Mediation, and international law.

Prof. Ahuja is also credited with the publication of an abounding number of book reviews and popular articles. On the account of his scholastic prowess, Prof. Ahuja has presided over innumerous academic activities and has profusely contributed to legal policy debates of the country and abroad. An extraordinary savant, Prof. Ahuja has delivered several well commended lectures at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Delhi Judicial Academy, Bihar Judicial Academy and Jharkhand Judicial Academy, Ranchi, UGC Refresher Programs and Orientation Programs. He has also been invited as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour by many Law Schools and Universities. He has also Chaired Sessions, delivered keynote addresses and presented papers in many National and International Seminars and Conferences.

As an exemplary teacher, Prof. Ahuja was awarded First Prize in the Fifth South Asian Teaching Session on International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law jointly organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and National Law School of India University, Bangalore, at Bangalore in 2003.

Prof. Ahuja has completed a Research Project on the topic “State Practice on Implementation of International Law in India: An Analytical Study of Constitutional Provisions and Case Laws”. A person of diverse talents, Prof. Ahuja has not only gained peerless academic distinction, but has also emerged as a proficient administrator. Having served as Joint Director, Delhi School of Public Policy and Governance (established under Institute of Eminence (IOE), University of Delhi) and Professor In-charge, Law Centre II, University of Delhi, Prof. (Dr.) Ahuja has taken over as the Vice- Chancellor of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam in June, 2021.

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