About the Hidayatullah National Law University
Established in 2003, Hidayatullah National Law University has completed the journey of more than one and half a decade. In such a short span of time, HNLU has carved out a niche in the realm of legal education across India and the legacy is soaring towards newer heights day by day with moto Dharma Sansthapanartham meaning ‘for the sake of establishing the primacy of the laws of eternal values.’
Named after the great legal luminary Justice Mohammed Hidayatullah, the University was established by the Government of Chhattisgarh under the Hidayatullah National University of Law, Chhattisgarh, Act (Act No.10 of 2003).
HNLU is the sixth in the series of National Law Schools across India. HNLU has been included in the list of the Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to receive Central assistance in terms of the rules framed under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The university is recognized by the Bar Council of India under section 7 of the Advocates Act 1961.
About the news
Hidayatullah National Law University has appointed Dr. Uday Shankar as a full time Registrar in the rank of a Professor of Law after an hiatus of almost two decades. Prof Uday Shankar is on lien from Rajiv Ghandi School of Intellectual Property Law of IIT Kharagpur and was also the founding faculty of HNLU in 2003. He served as an assistant professor at HNLU from 2003 to 2009 before joining IIT Kharagpur.
About Dr. Uday Shankar
Prof Uday Shankar holds a PhD degree from the Delhi Law faculty and specializes in the fields of Public Law; Constitutional Law; Energy Law; Human Rights, Transport Law . He has published an independent book and contributed book chapters in around 18 books. As an acclaimed researcher he has held the fellowship of the Global Intensive Programme for Young Leading Scholars by International Association of Constitutional Law (2018). Magdalene Schoch Fellowship, Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg (2017). Earlier he was awarded a fellowship by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany (2008), scholarship by World Congress of Constitutional Law at the Global Intensive Programme for Young Leading Scholars Seoul, South Korea in 2018.
Prof. Uday Shankar has handled several projects at IIT Kharagpur and has managed several committees of Hostels, Moot Court, Cultural, training, and Library. He has supervised two PhD degrees under his guidance and is an acknowledged speaker in International conference circuits.