Dr S Surya Prakash appointed Vice-Chancellor of DSNLU, Visakhapatnam [Read Notification]

Bar & Bench December 13 2018

Dr S Surya Prakash has been appointed as the new permanent Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam for a five-year term. Dr Prakash will take over from Vurrakula Kesava Rao, who has been functioning as the VC in-charge of DSNLU since June 2016.

A notification intimating the appointment of Dr Prakash as the new VC was issued yesterday by the Andhra Pradesh Law Department. It states,

"In exercise of the powers conferred under sub section (2) of Section 9 of the Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Act, 2008, as subsequently amended, the Chancellor is pleased to appoint Prof. (Dr.) S.Surya Prakash, Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad as Vice-Chancellor of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam from the date he assumes charge of the office.

He shall hold office for a term of five (5) years from the date on which he assumes charge of the office or until he attains the age of seventy years whichever is earlier."

Dr Surya Prakash has been serving as VC of Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Aurangabad since March 2017. Prior to this, he was working as a Professor at the National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal. He has served as the Principal at the DNR College of Law, Bhimavaram. He has also worked as an Associate Professor at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata and Principal of of the Law College, Nanded.

He obtained his Bachelor's law degree from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur and his Master's law degree from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam in Labour and Industrial Law. He obtained his PhD in law from Berhampur University, Odisha.

Dr Prakash has also authored several publications, including his work on 'Bonded Labour and Social Justice' (1990) and 'Turning Point' (2009), a book on Prof NR Madhava Menon and the story of the National Law School movement in India.

Read the Appointment Notification:


2018LAW_MS84-DSNLU VC -Dec 2018

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