Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh
Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Vice-Chancellor of NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHI, before invited to join this University was the Founder-Director/Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and had been at its helm since its inception in 1998. Prof. Singh’s refined administrative capabilities and untiring efforts, during the course of last ten years, have taken NALSAR to the summit of Legal Education in the country as well as gave it recognition in the international arena. Prof. Singh has had a long association with Kurukshetra University, first as a student, as a Ph. D. scholar and then as the Faculty member in the Department of Law. In 1978, he moved to Maharshi Dayanand University at Rohtak as part of the founding Faculty and continued till 1998 in various capacities as Professor, Head, Dean and Proctor. On invitation from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, he served as Professor of Law during 1996-97.
Prof. Ranbir Singh has played a critical role in reviving legal education in the country and recasting it so as to make it more relevant to contemporary concerns. As a member of policy making bodies like the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India, the Drafting Committee constituted by the ILO in consultation with the Government of Andhra Pradesh for the Bill on the Abolition of Child Labour (of which he was Chairman), the DNA Profiling Advisory Committee constituted by the Department of Bio-technology, Government of India to recommend a draft legislation for enactment by the Parliament and as the Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Legal Issues, he has played an important role in concretizing policy commitments and moulding the law to serve the ends of social justice.
With more than 50 research publications to his credit Prof. Ranbir Singh has supervised the work of several successful doctoral students and has won awards for his meritorious work as a teacher. His legal writings span the areas of Jurisprudence, Human Rights, Legal Education, Legal Aid, Personal Law and Justice Education.
Widely traveled, he has not only presented his work at several conferences in India and abroad, but has also been associated in an advisory capacity with several national and international organizations like National Legal Services Authority, Indian Law Institute, National Police Academy, National Committee in IPR (Confederation of Indian Industries), Indian Society of International Law, Committee of Experts on Law, National Commission for Women, National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, DNA Profiling Advisory Committee (D-PAC), SAARCLAW India Chapter, Commonwealth Legal Education Association. He is a member of the Standing Committee of the Association of Indian Universities and has been appointed as a member of the Working Group constituted by the National Human Rights Commission to formulate the National Action Plan to improve the national promotion and protection of Human Rights. He was member of the General Council of the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. He is also Member of the Committee appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, to draft a new Police Act.
Prof. Singh’s greatest strength has been his ability to nurture the entire university community, faculty, students and administrators alike keeping the vision of a common goal aloft and providing space for the pursuit of the goal to each and all alike. Prof. Ranbir Singh’s primary concern will be to make long term collaborations that will help NLU, Delhi in becoming the international hub of legal research and teaching in different areas.