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Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai

Vice Chancellor and Professor of Law

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, and Registrar at National Law University Delhi. He has also served as Senior Professor of Criminology and 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 and 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 and 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 is a Member of the Advisory Board for Development of Legal Education & Legal Profession of the Bar Council of India and a  Member of the Standing Committee of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India. He is also 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 sixty papers, over a hundred op-eds in leading dailies like Indian Express, the Hindu, and the Tribune and thirteen project reports. 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) and ‘Hate Crime in India’ from Springer (2023) are noteworthy.

He is the editor of two prestigious international journals: Journal of Victimology & Victim Justice (published by Sage Publications) and Indian Journal of Criminology, a publication of the Indian Society of Criminology since 1972.
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