The last 18 years:
Besides teaching Criminal Law, Intellectual Property Rights Law, and Law of Evidence, I held the IPR Chair of the Ministry of Human Resources Development at the University among other roles.
The institution one is a part of, always contributes to building one’s individual personality, and to grow through these experiences. It has been a mutually beneficial journey. I trust that my contributions have helped add to the “personality of the institution,” similar to how the University has strengthened my growth over the years.
My retirement today is merely due to age. I’m glad that the institution wanted me to continue with my IPR activities on campus and I’m happy to do so.
NLS is my first preference: Even if I did have other options outside which offered me higher designation, rank or pay, my first preference will still be to work at NLS. That is the kind of affinity and attachment I have with the University. It is the ecosystem of the University which has made me want to continue as well.
Reflections on a long academic career:
I started my teaching career in 1979 and I am very happy and content with my 42 years of academic service. I am glad to continue with my classroom engagements for years to come. Once a teacher, always a teacher!
I have had great satisfaction in training principal investigators under the Department of Biotechnology sponsored projects, as well as MSME directors and deputy directors in IPR. I was also part of the HAL initiative where NLS trained their engineers in IPR. I am really proud that NLS was able to contribute to these activities.
Over the years, I’ve enjoyed contributing to various policy formulation processes through research reports submitted to national committees like the Malimath Committee, and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.