About MNLUA

Welcome to Maharashtra National Law University Aurangabad (MNLU Aurangabad)

The State of Maharashtra realizing the importance of quality legal education and need of well-trained law graduates to the Bar, Bench and professions took a very bold decision by creating three National Law Universities in the State of Maharashtra at Mumbai, Nagpur and Aurangabad. Further all the three are independent and autonomous institutions created under the Maharashtra National Law University Act,2014. The latest one added to the list of National Law Universities in India is the Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, commenced from March16, 2017. The commencement of the University has fulfilled the aspirations of the people of the Marathwada region for an institution of national importance in Aurangabad. The law university is set to make a beginning with admissions from the Academic Year 2017-18. The University entered into an MOU with the Convenor, CLAT 2017 to make admissions from the merit list of the qualified CLAT-2017 aspirants. The authorities are making all efforts to make the admissions and to provide all facilities to the students who take admission in MNLU-Aurangabad.

The Maharashtra National Law University Act, 2014 ( soft copy of the Act)

Vision

  • To advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal processes and their role in national development.

  • To develop in the students and research scholars, a sense of responsibility.

  • To serve society in the field of law by developing skills in regard to advocacy, legal services, legislation and law reforms.

Mission

  • For the Development and advancement of legal education and for the purpose of imparting specialized and systematic instruction, training and research in systems of law .

 

Authorities of the University:


Chancellor
Hon'ble Mrs. Justice R. Banumathi
Judge, Supreme Court of India
New Delhi

Hon’ble Mrs. Justice R. Banumathi, Born on 20.07.1955. Enrolled on 07.01.1981. Practised in Mofussil Courts at Tirupattur, Krishnagiri and Harur, State of Tamilnadu. Entered Tamilnadu Higher Judicial Service as a direct recruit District Judge in 1988 and worked as District and Sessions Judge in various Districts of the State. Elevated as a Judge of High Court of Madras on 03.04.2003.

As a Member of Board of Governors and as President of Board of Governors in State Judicial Academy, played a key role in organising systematic Training Programmes for judicial officers and staff members. Authored the Book "Hand Book of Civil and Criminal Courts Management and Use of Computers" for guidance of District Judiciary and published Hand Books for the guidance of Judicial Ministerial Staff. Executive Chairman of the Tamilnadu State Legal Services with effect from 15.07.2013. Chairman of Madras High Court Legal Services Committee from 21.02.2011 to 20.01.2012 and actively involved in Legal Services and organizing Lok Adalats.

Sworn as the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on 16.11.2013. Instrumental in improving the infrastructure of the District Judiciary, recruitment and filling up vacancies of Ministerial Staff. Published Hand Books for guidance of judicial officers and staff members.


In Charge Vice-chancellor
Prof. (Dr.) Kondaiah Jonnalagadda

Dr. Kondaiah has more than Seventeen years of teaching and research experience. He joined as Professor of Law at MNLU-A (From July, 2018).Previously, he worked as Associate Professor of Law at National Law University, Odisha. He was also Director, Distance Education, NLUO, Swayam Coordinator, Convenor, PG Studies, Convenor Research and Development Committee at NLUO. He was also member of Academic Council, NLUO (2016-2018). He was also associated with National Law Institute University, Bhopal (M.P.) as Assistant Professor of Law (September, 2006-April, 2016). He also has association with the Dept. of Legal Studies, University of Madras as Student, University Research Fellow (2002-05), and Project Assistant in Chair in IPR, MHRD, GOI (2005-06,) and has also been Resource Person to the Institute of Distance Education, Madras University (2002-06) to deliver lectures on PCP programmes relating to Diploma in Law. Besides these academic and research endeavours, he has been participating in extra-academic activities. He has been the Visiting Faculty to Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (2009), RMNLU, Lucknow(2009), KIIT, Odisha (2014), and the Institute of Company Secretaries Institute, Chennai (2005-06).

His Areas of interest include, Private International Law, Corporate Law, Securities Law, International Law and Competition Law.


ADMINISTRATION


Prof. Dr. V. R. C. Krishnaiah
Registrar In-Charge

Prof. Dr. V. R. C. Krishnaiah has 32 years of professional experience encompassing academic, research and administrative roles in Sri Vekateshwara University, Tirupati. Performed in several key positions and won accolades. Participated in several National / International seminars / workshops. Organized several seminars, workshops and talks by eminent personalities. Guided 17 research scholars in the domain of Law and Human Rights. Received BEST TEACHER AWARD-2010 at University Level from the Vice Chancellor, S.V. University, Tirupati. Received BEST TEACHER STATE AWARD – 2014 in LAW from Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on 05.09.2014. Received BEST RESEARCHER AWARD – 2015 in Social Sciences. S.V.U College of Arts. From Hon’ble Vice Chancellor. S.V. University, Tirupathi. Earlier Positions Held: DEAN, Faculty of Law, S.V. University, Tirupati More than Nine years. HEAD, Post Graduate Department of Law, S.V. University, Tirupati More than 9 years. HEAD, Dept. of Human Rights and Social Development, S.V. University, Tirupati More than 9 years. CHAIRMAN, Board of Studies in Law (PG & UG) combined, S.V. University, Tirupathi. Board of Studies in Law, Rayalaseema University, Kurnool. Board of Studies in Law, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa. Board of Studies in Law, Vikrama Simhapuri University , Nellore. Member, Board of Studies in Law and Human Rights in many Universities. Member, NSS, University Advisory Board, S.V University, Tirupati for more than a decade. Convener, LAWCET – 2009- 2010, 2013 & 2014. Member, Academic senate, S V University, Tirupati. Member Academic Council, Damodaram Sanjeevaiah National Law University Vishakhapatnam. Member, Board of Management, BLDE (Deemed University), Bijapur. Member Governing body Subbalakshmi Lakshmi Pathy Autonomous college of Science Madurai. Member Governing Council, Indian Law Institute New Delhi Elected under Deans Category. Member Executive Committee, Indian Law Institute New Delhi.



Dr. Tanaya Tarai
OSD (Academics & Publications)

Dr. Tanaya Tarai is the Officer on Special Duty for academics at MNLU-Aurangabad. She has more than Seventeen years of teaching experience. Previously, she served as the Vice-Principal of Ganjam Law College. She has done her Ph.D. in Law from Berhampur University, Odisha. She has taught courses like Contracts, Administrative Law, Intellectual Property Rights Law, etc. She has a number of publications in reputed law journals on topics like Copy Right to Computer Software a Legal Studies, Rights or Curse in Disguise, Abuse of Position and Rights of Girl Child, Protection of Rights of Migrant Labours- With reference to Odisha, The National and International Norms and Treaties for Old age Protection, Identifying Common Strength for Legal Aid and Legal Empowerment to strengthen Access to Justice in India, Supreme Court rules over cooling period for divorce under Hindu Marriage Act, Free legal Aid in India & Role of Judiciary, Martal Rape:A Comparative International Legal Studies, Advantage of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility): A Case Study on Development programme in Tribal Areas of Odisha and Jharkhand and also authored several books dealing with the issues of women, children, and South Asian Trade Laws & Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade to her credit. She was also working as Legal Officer in a Sri Lanka bassed company, served as Social Worker for the Lok-Adalat cases and associated with the District Legal Services Authority as a Trainer to the PLVs.



Dr. Prakash S. Bansod
Librarian

Dr. Prakash S. Bansod completed his M.A. Sociology in 1979 from Dr. BAMU, Aurangabad with First Class. He also completed his M. Lib. ISC in 1989 Dr. BAMU, Aurangabad with First Class.He obtained Ph. D. in Library and Information Science from Dr. BAMU, Aurangabad in the year 2013. He has written 2 books and published various papers in research journals and conferences. Before joining Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, he worked with the Govt. College of Education, IASE, Aurangabad. He has 33 years of experience in rendering active library services. .



Milind Vithal Mahajan
Finance & Accounts Officer(Contract Basis)

Milind Vithal Mahajan completed his PG Diploma in Finance & Tax Management from Barkatullah University, Bhopal (MP) in the year 1998. He completed his B. Com. in the year 1997 and M. Com. in the year 2000 from Barkatullah University, Bhopal (MP). Before joining the Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, he has worked with the National Law Institute University, Bhopal as Accountant later as Manager Accounts with the M/S Kumar Infratech & Construction P. Ltd. Bhopal and then has worked with M/S. UPL- Gharpure Engineering & Constructions Pvt. Ltd. as Sr. Manager Accounts (HOD Accounts) at Chinchwad, Pune (Maharashtra) Head Office. .


GENERAL COUNCIL

  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Judge, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi. (Chairman)
  • Shri. Mukul Rohatgi, Attorney General for India, New Delhi.
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice N. V. Ramana, Judge, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.
  • Shri. Vinod Tawde, Minster for Higher and Technical Education, State of Maharashtra.
  • Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minster and Law Minster, State of Maharashtra.
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. V. Gangapurwala, Judge, Bombay High Court bench at Aurangabad.
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice R. M. Borde, Judge, Bombay High Court bench at Aurangabad.
  • Shri. Rohit Baban Deo, Advocate General State Maharashtra, Mumbai
  • Chairman, University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
  • Shri. Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India, New Delhi.
  • Shri. Rohit Baban Deo, Chairman, Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, Mumbai.
  • Shri. Sitaram Kunte, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
  • Prof. (Dr.) G. S. Bajpai, Registrar, Delhi National Law University, New Delhi.
  • Prof. (Dr.) U. P. Singh, National Law Institute University Campus, Bhopal.
  • Prof. (Dr.) N. R. Madhava Menon, Former Director, NJA, Trivandrum, Kerala.
  • Prof. (Dr.) B. P. Panda, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai.
  • Shri N. J. Jamdar, Principal Secretary, Law and Judiciary Department, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
  • Shri. V. Giriraj, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department (Expenditure), Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
  • Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, Vice Chancellor & Secretary, MNLU, Aurangabad.

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
  • Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, Vice Chancellor, MNLU, Aurangabad. (Chairman)
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice R. M. Borde, Judge, Bombay High Court bench at Aurangabad.
  • Shri. Sitaram Kunte, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
  • Shri. V. Giriraj, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department (Expenditure), Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai – 400 032.
  • Shri N. J. Jamdar, Principal Secretary, Law and Judiciary Department, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
  • Prof. (Dr.) N. R. Madhava Menon, Former Director, NJA, Trivandrum, Kerala.
  • Prof. (Dr.) B. P. Panda, Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai.

Special Invitees:
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice B. N. Deshmukh, Judge (Retd.), Bombay High Court, Aurangabad.
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice N.P. Chapalgaonkar, Judge (Retd.), Bombay High court, Aurangabad.
  • Prof. (Dr.) C. Rajkumar, Vice Chancellor, Jindal Global University, Haryana.
  • Prof. (Dr.) V. Nagraj, NLSIU, Bengaluru.
  • Prof. (Dr.) K.V.S. Sarma, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

ACADEMIC COUNCIL
  • Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, Vice Chancellor, MNLU, Aurangabad. (Chairman)
  • Prof. (Dr.) V. Kesava Rao, Vice Chancellor, D. S. National Law University, Vishakhapatnam, (AP)
  • Prof. (Dr.) T. S. N. Sastry, P. G. Dept. of Law, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.
  • Dr.Vishnupriya Yadlapalli, Dean Faculty of Law, College of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana State.
  • Shri Sitaram Kunte, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai.
  • Shri. Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman, Bar Council of India, New Delhi.
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice B. N. Deshmukh, Judge (Retd.), Bombay High Court.
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice N.P. Chapalgaonkar, Judge (Retd.), Bombay High court.

Special Invitees
  • Prof. (Dr.) C. Rajkumar, Vice Chancellor, Jindal Global University
  • Prof. (Dr.) V. Nagraj, NLSIU, Nagarbhavi, Bengaluru.
  • Prof. (Dr.) K.V. S. Sarma, NALSAR, Hyderabad.
  • Prof. Mehrajuddin Mir, Vice Chancellor, Central University Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Dr. Durgesh Nandini, IGNOU, New Delhi.
  • Prof. (Dr.) R. S. Deogaonkar, Former Dean, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.
  • Prof. (Dr.) Sadhana Pandey, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.
  • Dr. C. M. Rao, Principal, M. P. Law College, Aurangabad.

Infrastructure Development Monitoring Committee
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.M. Borde, Judge, High Court of Judicature of Bombay, bench at Aurangabad (Chairman)
  • Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.V. Gangapurwala, Judge, High Court of Judicature of Bombay Bench at Aurangabad.
  • Chief Architect, State of Maharashtra.
  • Principal Secretary of the Public Works Department, State of Maharashtra.
  • Shri. Amarsingh B. Girase, Chief Government Pleader, High Court of Bombay Bench at Aurangabad.
  • Shri. Purshottam Bhapkar, Divisional Commissioner Aurangabad.
  • Chief Engineer, Public Works Department, Aurangabad.
  • Director of Higher Education, M.S. Pune/Joint Director Higher Education, Aurangabad Region, Aurangabad.
  • Vice-Chancellor, MNLU, Aurangabad.
  • Finance/Accounts Officer, MNLU, Aurangabad.
  • O.S.D./Registrar.