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  Senior Professor (Dr.) V K Ahuja    

Senior Professor (Dr.) V. K. Ahuja is Director, Indian Law Institute. He holds Ph.D. and LL.M. Degrees from University of Delhi and M.Phil. Degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has done a Certificate Course on Law Teaching and Legal Research Skills from Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University, United Kingdom. 

Before joining as Director of the Indian Law Institute, Professor Ahuja has also worked as Vice-Chancellor of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (2021-2024). Professor Ahuja is Senior Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He has also served as Joint Director of Delhi School of Public Policy and Governance, established under Institute of Eminence (IOE), University of Delhi (2020-2022). He has also served as Professor In-charge of Law Centre-II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Delhi (2017-2020). He has 30 years of teaching and research experience at Post Graduate and Masters level.

He was awarded First Prize in the Fifth South Asian Teaching Session on International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law organized jointly by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2003. He was Jury Member of India SME Award of India SME Forum, Mumbai in 2022 and 2023.

He has written 5 books on Intellectual Property Rights, International Law, and Mediation. He has also written two Volumes of Halsbury Annotated Statutes of India on Intellectual Property Rights. Most of his books have been published by top International Publishing Company Lexis Nexis. His latest book is Krishna and Mediation. He has co-authored a Handbook on Geographical Indications (With Special Focus on North-East India). He has published 17 Chapters in the edited Books. He has also edited one book on Human Rights and co-edited 11 more books on the subject of Legal Education, Intellectual Property Rights, Human Rights,Research Methodology, Tribal Laws, International Laws and Mediation. He has published 50 articles in the International Journals, UGC Care listed Journals and other journals of repute.He has successfully supervised 9 Ph.D. scholars and 35 LL.M. students.

He has done a Research Project on the topic “State Practice on Implementation of International Law in India: An Analytical Study of Constitutional Provisions and Case Laws”. He has been on the Editorial Board of several journals.

He was appointed as a Member of the UGC Committee to Frame Guidelines for Introduction of Courses on Law for Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education in 2022.He  was also appointed as Member of the NAAC Discipline Commitee (Law) to evolve accrediation methodology / manual for law Universities and colleges in 2024.

He has been Member of the Search Committee for Vice-Chancellor in  State University in Tamil Nadu ans Assam. He was on Selection Committee of several universities, government institutions and PSUs.

He was Regional Coordinator of CLAT for the North-East region in 2021, 2022 and 2023 for conducting the Common Law Admission Test. He was on several Committees of the CLAT Consortium, including the one which was constituted for the purpose of conducting CLAT in regional languages.

Apart from being the Chairperson of Executive Council and Academic Council, and Member Secretary of Governing Council of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, he was also a Member of Board of Management, Judicial Academy, Assam; and Governing Body of CLAT Consortium.He is a member ofthe Governing Council of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Vishakhapatnam. He was alsoa Member of the Governing Body of Hindu College and Aryabhatta College of University of Delhi.He has worked on the Board of Studies and Academic Council of several Central, State and private universities.

He delivered lectures at Delhi Judicial Academy, Jharkhand Judicial Academy, Bihar Judicial Academy and Assam Judicial Academy. He has also delivered lectures at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) courses, UGC Refresher Courses and Orientation Programs, and the prrograms of Bar Council of India.

He is also NAAC Assessor. He was Chairperson of NAAC Peer Review Committee on several occasions. He has been Chief Guest and Guest of Honour in many programmes at several law schools and universities. He has also presented papers in many national and international seminars and conferences and also delivered special lectures at several institutions.