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 – 2021:

  1. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Chief Justice of India
  2. Shri. Manan Kumar Mishra, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Bar Council of India
  3. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  4. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  5. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  6. Hon’ble Mr. Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  7. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  8. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  9. Hon’ble Ms. Justice Indira Banerjee, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  10. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mukesh R Shah, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  11. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajay Rastogi, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  12. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  13. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhushan R Gavai, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  14. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  15. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajjikuttira S. Bopanna, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  16. Hon’ble Mr. Justice, Ritu Raj Awasthi, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court
  17. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Karol Chief Justice, Patna High Court
  18. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel, Chief Justice, Delhi High Court
  19. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Prashant Mishra, Chief Justice, A.P. High Court
  20. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, Chief Justice,  High Court of Telangana
  21. Justice Ashaniddin Amanulla, Judge, High Court of Andhra Pradesh
  22. Hon’ble Mr. Justice V Gopala Gowda, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
  23. Shri. Satish Abarao Deshmukh, Advocate, Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India
  24. Shri. S. Prabakaran, Senior Advocate, Co-Chairman, Bar Council of India
  25. Shri. Debi Prasad Dhal, Senior Advocate, Managing Trustee, BCI Trust
  26. Shri. Apurba Kumar Sharma, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Executive Committee, Bar Council of India
  27. Shri. Y. R. Sadasiva Reddy, Senior Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  28. Shri. Shailendra Dubey, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  29. Shri. Ved Prakash Sharma, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  30. Shri. Prashant Kumar Singh, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  31. Shri. Suresh Chand Shrimali, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  32. Shri. Manoj Kumar N, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  33. Shri. Dilip K Patel, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  34. Shri. Shrinath Tripathi, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  35. Shri. A Rami Reddy, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  36. Shri. Partap Singh, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  37. Shri. Desh Raj Sharma, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  38. Shri. Pratap Mehta, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  39. Shri. D K Sharma, Senior Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  40. J. C. Madhu Swamy, Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs
  41. 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
  42. Mr. Srinivasa Babu L, Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council
  43. Shri. Prabhuling K Navadgi, Advocate General, Karnataka
  44. Shri. G. Kumar Naik, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Higher Education
  45. Shri. T. Venkatesh Naik, 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 – 2021:

  1. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, Chief Justice of India
  2. Shri. Manan Kumar Mishra, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Bar Council of India
  3. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  4. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  5. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  6. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Abdul Nazeer, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  7. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  8. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhushan R Gavai, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  9. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajjikuttira S. Bopanna, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  10. Hon’ble Mr. Justice V Gopala Gowda, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
  11. Shri. S. Prabakaran, Senior Advocate, Co-Chairman, Bar Council of India
  12. Shri. Debi Prasad Dhal, Senior Advocate, Managing Trustee, BCI Trust
  13. Shri. Apurba Kumar Sharma, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Executive Committee, Bar Council of India
  14. Shri. Y. R. Sadasiva Reddy, Senior Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  15. Shri. Ved Prakash Sharma, Advocate, Member, Bar Council of India
  16. Shri. Srinivasa Babu L, Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council
  17. Shri. G. Kumar Naik, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of Karnataka, Higher Education
  18. Shri. T. Venkatesh Naik, Law Secretary, Government of Karnataka
  19. Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU
  20. Prof. (Dr.) N S Nigam, Registrar, NLSIU
  21. Prof. (Dr.) T. S. Somashekar, Professor of Economics, NLSIU
  22. Dr. Aparna Chandra, Associate Professor, NLSIU
  23. 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 – 2021:

  1. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Vineet Saran, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  2. Shri. Manan Kumar Mishra, Senior Advocate, Chairman, Bar Council of India
  3. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Hemant Gupta, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  4. Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  5. Hon’ble Mr. Justice V. Ramasubramanian, Judge, Supreme Court of India
  6. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajeev Ranjan Prasad, Judge, Patna High Court
  7. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Madhuresh Prasad, Judge, Patna High Court
  8. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mohit Kumar Shah, Judge, Patna High Court
  9. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Anjani Kumar Sharan, Judge, Patna High Court
  10. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Anil Kumar Sinha, Judge, Patna High Court
  11. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Prabhat Kumar Singh, Judge, Patna High Court
  12. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Partha Sarthy, Judge, Patna High Court
  13. Shri. S. Prabakaran, Senior Advocate, Member, Co-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, Additional Advocate General, High Court of Karnataka
  17. Prof. (Dr.) Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Vice Chancellor, NLSIU
  18. Prof. (Dr.) V. Nagaraj, Professor of Law, NLSIU (on Lien)
  19. Prof. (Dr.) M K Ramesh, Professor of Law, NLSIU
  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.) N S Nigam, Registrar, NLSIU
  25. Prof. (Dr.) T. S. Somashekar, Professor of Economics, NLSIU
  26. Prof. (Dr.) Sarasu Thomas, Professor of Law, NLSIU
  27. Prof. (Dr.) Sairam Bhat, Professor of Law, NLSIU
  28. Prof. (Dr.) Mrinal Satish, Professor of Law, NLSIU
  29. Prof. (Dr.) Arun Thiruvengadam, Professor of Law, NLSIU
  30. Dr. Aparna Chandra, Associate Professor, NLSIU
  31. Dr. Sony Pellissery, Associate Professor, NLSIU
  32. 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 – 2021:

  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. Srinivasa Babu L, Chairman, Karnataka State Bar Council
  4. Shri. T. Venkatesh Naik, 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