Berhampur University prof Bhavani Prasad Panda will be 1st VC of NLU Mumbai

According to Times of India the upcoming Maharastra National Law University (MNLU) Mumbai, has reportedly appointed its first vice chancellor.


Bhavani Prasad Panda, a professor of law at Berhampur University has been appointed the vice chancellor of Maharastra National Law University (MNLU), Mumbai. Panda received a notification in this regard on Monday. He will be the first VC of the institute.


The paper has reported that he has written at least five books on human rights, environment law and disaster management, said he was confident that the new varsity would live up to its expectations.


Besides human rights, environment and disaster management are his other areas of interest. He was recently appointed by the state government to write a book on Phailin.


After years of political and regional infighting between Nagpur, Aurangabad and Mumbai, the state government eventually gave the green light to three national law schools in the state earlier this year, after being unable to decide on a single city location, as has been the case in nearly all other states with national law schools so far.


While chief minister Prithviraj Chavan had reportedly promised that the Mumbai and Aurangabad NLUs would start in June 2014, NLU Nagpur would take at least until June 2015, according to Nagpur Today in May.

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