Governing Bodies

The NLSIU has the following authorities:

  1. The General Council
  2. The Executive Council
  3. The Academic Council
  4. The Finance Committee

Powers of the aforesaid authorities are mentioned below

The General Council has the power to review the broad policies and programmes of the University and suggest measures for the improvement and development of the School. It also considers and passes the resolutions on the annual report, financial estimates and the audit reports on such accounts. The General Council shall meet at least once in a year. The Chairman of the Bar Council of India shall preside over the meetings. However, so far, the Visitor has attended all the General Council Meetings and whenever he attends he presides over the meetings as per the Statute.

The Executive Council is the chief executive body of the University in which all the administrative control and management of the NLSIU is vested. It has been empowered to control and administer the property and funds of the School. The Director shall be the Chairman of the Executive Council and the Registrar shall be ex-officio Secretary.

The Academic Council has the power of control over and general regulation of and be responsible for the maintenance of standards of instruction, education and examination at the School. It has been mandated to advise the Executive Council on all academic matters. The Director shall be the Chairman of Academic Council.

Finance Committee constituted by the Executive Council consists of the Treasurer of the School who is the Managing Trustee of the Bar Council of India Trust, the Director, three members nominated by Executive Council from amongst its members out of whom at least one would be from the Bar Council of India and one from Government of Karnataka. The Finance Committee has been empowered to examine and scrutinise the annual budget of the school and make recommendations on financial matters to the Executive Council and to consider the proposals for new expenditure, and the periodical statement of accounts and review the finances of the school. The treasurer shall preside over the meeting and in his absence, the Director shall preside.

The General Council

Constituted under Section 8 read with para 2 of the Schedule, the General Council is the supreme authority under Section 9 of the Act. It has the authority to review the policies and programmes of the Law School and suggest measures for its improvement and development. The Council considers and adopts Resolutions on the Annual Reports, Financial Estimates and the Audit Reports and performs other functions it may consider necessary for the efficient functioning and administration of the Law School. Clause 2 of the Schedule indicates the composition of the General Council. Clause 3 designates the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

Members of the Council are appointed for a term of three years. The General Council is to meet not less than once a year. The meetings are to be presided over by the Chairman, Bar Council of India.

The Current Members of the General Council are:

  1. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Chief Justice of India
  2. Shri. Manan Kumar Mishra, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Bar Council of India
  3. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  4. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  5. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  6. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mukesh R Shah, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  7. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajay Rastogi, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  8. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  9. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhushan R Gavai, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  10. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  11. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajjikuttira S. Bopanna, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  12. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Abhay. S. Oka, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  13. Hon’ble Mrs. Justice B. V. Nagarathna, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  14. Hon’ble Mr. Justice C.T. Ravikumar, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  15. Hon’ble Ms. Justice Bela M. Trivedi, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  16. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  17. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Karol, Chief Justice, Patna High Court
  18. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Prashant Mishra, Chief Justice, A.P. High Court
  19. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, Chief Justice,  High Court of Telangana
  20. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Alok Aradhe, Acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court
  21. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah, Judge, Patna High Court
  22. J. C. Madhu Swamy, Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs
  23. Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education, Minister of IT & BT, Minister of Science and Technology
  24. Shri. Prabhuling K Navadgi, Advocate General, Karnataka
  25. Shri. Sajan Poovayya, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
  26. Shri. S. Prabakaran, Senior Advocate, Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India
  27. Shri. Debi Prasad Dhal, Senior Advocate, Executive Chairman, BCI Trust, Co-Chairman, BCI, Chairman, Foreign Legal Education Affairs
  28. Shri. Apurba Kumar Sharma, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Executive Committee, Bar Council of India
  29. Shri. Y. R. Sadasiva Reddy, Senior Advocate, Co-Chairman, Bar Council of India
  30. Shri. Shailendra Dubey, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  31. Shri. Ved Prakash Sharma, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  32. Shri. Prashant Kumar Singh, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  33. Shri. Suresh Chand Shrimali, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  34. Shri. Manoj Kumar N, Advocate, Vice-Chairman, Executive Committee, Bar Council of India
  35. Shri. Dilip K Patel, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  36. Shri. Partap Singh, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  37. Shri. Shreenath Tripathi, Advocate, Co-Chairman, Member, Bar Council of India
  38. Shri. A Rami Reddy, Advocate, Executive Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India Trust Member, Bar Council of India
  39. Shri. D K Sharma, Senior Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  40. Shri. Pratap Mehta, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  41. Shri. Jaibhave Jayant Dattatray, Adv., Member, Bar Council of India
  42. Dr. Amit Vaid, Member, Bar Council of India
  43. Mr. Motakpalli Kashinath, Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council
  44. Ms. Rashmi V. Mahesh, IAS, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, Government of Karnataka
  45. Ms. Prabhavathi M Hiremath, Law Secretary, Government of Karnataka
  46. Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU
  47. Prof. (Dr.) N S Nigam, Registrar, NLSIU
  48. Prof. (Dr.) T. S. Somashekar, Professor of Economics, NLSIU
  49. Dr. Aparna Chandra, Associate Professor, NLSIU
  50. Mr. Kunal Ambasta, Assistant Professor, NLSIU
The Executive Council

Under Section 10 of the Act, the Executive Council, constituted under Section 8 read with Clause 7 of the Schedule which defines its composition, is the chief executive body of the Law School and is vested with the control of the School, its administration, management and income.

Members are appointed for a term of three years. Presided over by the Vice-Chancellor of the Law School, the Executive Council meets at least once every four months.

The Registrar of the Law School is, ex-officio, its Secretary.

The Current Members of the Executive Council are:

  1. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Chief Justice of India
  2. Shri. Manan Kumar Mishra, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Bar Council of India
  3. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  4. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  5. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  6. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhushan R Gavai, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  7. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  8. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajjikuttira S. Bopanna, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  9. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Abhay.S. Oka, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  10. Hon’ble Mrs. Justice B.V. Nagarathna, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  11. Hon’ble Mr. Justice C.T. Ravikumar, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  12. Shri. Sajan Poovayya, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India
  13. Shri. S. Prabakaran, Senior Advocate, Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India
  14. Shri. Debi Prasad Dhal, Senior Advocate, Executive Chairman, BCI Trust, Co-Chairman, BCI, Chairman, Foreign Legal Education Affairs
  15. Shri. Apurba Kumar Sharma, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Executive Committee, Bar Council of India
  16. Shri. Y. R. Sadasiva Reddy, Senior Advocate, Co-Chairman, Bar Council of India
  17. Shri. Ved Prakash Sharma, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  18. Mr. Motakpalli, Kashinath, Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council
  19. Ms. Rashmi V. Mahesh, IAS, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, Government of Karnataka
  20. Ms. Prabhavathi M Hiremath, Law Secretary, Government of Karnataka
  21. Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU
  22. Prof. (Dr.) N S Nigam, Registrar, NLSIU
  23. Prof. (Dr.) T. S. Somashekar, Professor of Economics, NLSIU
  24. Dr. Aparna Chandra, Associate Professor, NLSIU
  25. Mr. Kunal Ambasta, Assistant Professor, NLSIU
The Academic Council

Under Section 11 of the Act, the Academic Council, constituted under Section 8 read with Clause 13(1) of the Schedule which defines its composition, is the principal academic body of the School with powers, subject to the provisions of the Act and Regulations, of general regulation and control together with responsibility for the maintenance of standards, education and examinations at the School, and with a right to advise the Executive Council on all academic matters.

Nominated members hold office for three years.

The Current Members of the Academic Council are:

  1. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  2. Shri. Manan Kumar Mishra, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Bar Council of India
  3. Hon’ble Mr. Justice V. Ramasubramanian, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  4. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh, Judge, Patna High Court
  5. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ashutosh Kumar, Judge, Patna High Court
  6. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sudhir Singh, Judge, Patna High Court
  7. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajeev Ranjan Prasad, Judge, Patna High Court
  8. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Madhuresh Prasad, Judge, Patna High Court
  9. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mohit Kumar Shah, Judge, Patna High Court
  10. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Prabhat Kumar Singh, Judge, Patna High Court
  11. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Partha Sarthy, Judge, Patna High Court
  12. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dinesh Pathak, Judge, Allahabad High Court
  13. Shri. S. Prabakaran, Senior Advocate, Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India
  14. Shri. Ved Prakash Sharma, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  15. Shri. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  16. Shri Aruna Shyam M, Senior Advocate and Additional Advocate General, Karnataka
  17. Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU
  18. Prof. (Dr.) N S Nigam, Registrar, NLSIU
  19. Prof. (Dr.) V. Nagaraj, Professor of Law, NLSIU (on Lien)
  20. Prof. (Dr.) T. Ramakrishna, Chair Professor, NLSIU
  21. Prof.(Dr.) V.S. Elizabeth, Professor of History, NLSIU (on Lien)
  22. Prof. (Dr.) O.V. Nandimath, Professor of Law, NLSIU
  23. Prof. (Dr.) Ashok R. Patil, Professor of Law, NLSIU
  24. Prof. (Dr.) T. S. Somashekar, Professor of Economics, NLSIU
  25. Prof. (Dr.) Sarasu Thomas, Professor of Law, NLSIU
  26. Prof. (Dr.) Sairam Bhat, Professor of Law, NLSIU
  27. Prof. (Dr.) Mrinal Satish, Professor of Law, Chair, LL.B.(Hons.), NLSIU
  28. Prof. (Dr.) Arun Thiruvengadam, Professor of Law, NLSIU
  29. Dr. Sony Pellissery, Professor, NLSIU
  30. Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay Jain, Professor of Law, NLSIU
  31. Prof. (Dr.) Kamala Sankaran, Professor, NLSIU
  32. Dr. Aparna Chandra, Associate Professor, NLSIU
  33. Dr. Saurabh Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor and Chair, B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) NLSIU
  34. Dr. Sneha Thapliyal, Associate Professor and Chair, MPPP, NLSIU
  35. Dr. Arul George Scaria, Associate Professor and Chair, LL.M.,NLSIU
  36. Mr. Kunal Ambasta, Assistant Professor, NLSIU
The Finance Committee

Constituted by the Executive Council in terms of Clause 16 of the Schedule, the Finance Committee shall meet under the presidentship of the Treasurer, or in his absence, of the Vice-Chancellor, at least twice a year to perform the functions and duties in terms of para (3) of the Clause.

The Current Members of the Finance Committee are:

  1. Shri. Debi Prasad Dhal, Senior Advocate, Managing Trustee, BCI Trust
  2. Shri. Apurba Kumar Sharma, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Executive Committee, Bar Council of India
  3. Shri. Motakpalli Kashinath, Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council
  4. Ms. Prabhavathi M Hiremath, Law Secretary, Government of Karnataka
  5. Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU
  6. Prof. (Dr.) N S Nigam, Registrar, NLSIU

Members of Provident Fund Committee – 2021:

  1. Shri. Debi Prasad Dhal, Senior Advocate, Managing Trustee, BCI Trust
  2. Shri. Srinivasa Babu L, Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council
  3. Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU
  4. Prof. (Dr.) N S Nigam, Registrar, NLSIU