The latest entrant into the NLU fold, National Law University, Tripura, has appointed Prof Yogesh Pratap Singh as its founding Vice-Chancellor.
At present, Prof Singh is serving as Professor and Registrar in-charge of National Law University, Odisha.
A three-member search committee comprising the Orissa High Court's Justice Subhashish Talpatra, former NALSAR Vice-Chancellor Prof Faizan Mustafa, and the Secretary of the Higher Education Department of the Tripura government had conducted interviews for the position, after which Prof Singh was chosen.
Prof Singh received his LL.M. from National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore and LL.B. from the University of Allahabad. He had served as Deputy Registrar, Research in the Supreme Court of India (on deputation) from May 2016 to October 2018. He was part of the founding faculty of NLU Odisha and has also served as Vice-Chancellor In-charge from September 28, 2020 to March 20, 2021.
NLU Tripura is gearing up to start its operations from March or April 2023 and will be the 25th National Law University in the country. The State government will reportedly spend ₹50 crore for five years, and an amount of ₹21 crore has been allocated for infrastructure at the University.