Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai serves as the Vice Chancellor of National Law University Delhi. He is equipped with more than thirty years of professional experience as an author, researcher, teacher and administrator.
He has previously served as the Vice Chancellor at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, Registrar, at National Law University Delhi. He has also served as Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice (Law); Chair Professor at K.L Arora Chair in Criminal Law, and Chairperson of the Centre for Criminology & Victimology at National Law University Delhi. Before that, he served as Professor (Law & Development) & Chairperson at the Centre for Criminal Justice Administration, National Law Institute University, Bhopal. He has also held positions at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (1989), Bureau of Police Research & Development (1989- 1995), Punjab Police Academy, Punjab and Department of Criminology & Forensic Science, University of Saugar, M.P. Under his guidance, as many as 12 students have already completed doctoral dissertations (Ph. D.). In addition to a Master’s specialisation in Criminology & Criminal Justice, he holds a doctorate in victimology and a post-doctorate in criminal justice from Leicester University, U.K., as a Commonwealth Fellow at the Department of Criminology, Leicester University, U.K.
He served as Convenor of the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, tasked with spearheading historic reforms in Criminal Laws in India. Also, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Govt. of India has nominated Prof. GS Bajpai as a Member of the Committee for conferring statutory status to the 'Right to Repair' under the statutory framework of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.
Prof. Bajpai is also the nominated Member of the Delhi Legal Service Committee of the High Court of Delhi. He has been nominated as a Member of the State Higher Education Council, Punjab by the Govt. of Punjab. He is the Member of the Advisory Board for Development of Legal Education & Legal Profession of the Bar Council of India; a Member of the Standing Committee of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India. He is also a Member of the Expert Committee of the UGC to frame guidelines for introducing the Course on Law for Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education. Prof. Bajpai has been designated a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
Prof. Bajpai has authored twenty-two books/monographs; more than fifty papers; more than ninety op-eds in leading dailies like Indian Express, the Hindu, and the Tribune and thirteen project reports etc. His books (2011) 'Witness & Criminal Justice Systems', 'On Cyber Crime & Cyber Law', 'Situational Crime Prevention & Crime Reduction' and ‘Victimological Narratives on Gender Violence’ (2014), Victim Justice- A Paradigm Shift in the Indian Criminal Justice System" and "Judgments that Shaped the India Jurisprudence" published (2017) by Thomson & Reuters, 'Living on the Edge' and 'Juvenile Justice' (Bloomsbury (2019) have been well-received.His recent publications include 'Handbook of Laws and Case Laws for Victims of Crime', Thomson Reuters (2022), and Fast Track Courts in India Promise & Performance, published by Satyam Law International (2022) are noteworthy.
Prof. (Dr.) Harpreet Kaur
Professor of Law & Registrar
Professor (Dr.) Harpreet Kaur is the Registrar of National Law University Delhi.
Prof. (Dr.) Harpreet Kaur joined National Law University, Delhi as a Professor of Law in 2011. She is the Director of the Centre for Corporate Law and Governance at National Law University Delhi. She has been a Fulbright Nehru Scholar at Emory Law School, Atlanta, USA in 2021 and Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Miami Dade College, Miami, USA in 2016. She served as the Chair Professor of Indian Studies at Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany. She is the Fellow of International Visitor Leadership Programme on Competition Law sponsored by US State Government in 2015.
She teaches Company Law, Securities Regulations and Competition Law. She also taught Law of Insurance and International Business Law at NLU Delhi. She co-teaches Comparative Private Law at Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, Norway.
She has previously been Professor and Dean at the Institute for Integrated Learning in Management – Graduate School of Management, Greater Noida. She has developed and taught interdisciplinary courses on law for managers from different streams of management education, including international business laws and the legal aspects of retail and banking businesses.