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Justice A K Sikri



Justice S. Vaidyanathan is a highly respected legal personality in India, who currently serves as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya and Chancellor of National Law University Meghalaya. He was born on August 17, 1962 at Coimbatore and has undergone his schooling in ChennaI. He completed his graduation in B.A. (Economics) at D.G. Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam during 1979-1982 and joined B.L. in Madras Law College (now known as Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College) in the year 1982 and after receiving his Post Graduate Diploma in Personal Management, Labour Welfare and Industrial Relations in 1986, he enrolled as an Advocate in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on August 27, 1986 and became a Lawyer.

Justice S. Vaidyanathan started his career in the High Court of Judicature at Madras, where his paternal grandfather late L.S. Vaidyanathan served as a Superintendent in the Copyist Section and retired in the year 1952. Justice S. Vaidyanathan's father late V. Subramanian was a Shoe Polish Seller and later grew to be a committed Trade Unionist. His father was the root cause for formation of a Union called the first White-Collared Employees’ Union in 1946, viz., Madras Commercial Employees Union in the city of Madras. Justice S. Vaidyanathan also served as an Editor of Labour Law Books published by Madras Book Agency and was subsequently, elevated as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on 25.10.2013 and became a permanent Judge on 14.04.2015. For a short term, he was the Acting Chief Justice of the Chartered High Court.



Prof. Indrajit Dube was a legal practitioner, executive, and educator. He has taught corporate laws and governance, at various law and management schools and universities in India and overseas for over more than two decades. Before holding the present assignment, he was serving as a Professor at Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellcetual Proprerty Law, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP), India

Prof. Dube has several publications in reputed journals, focusing on directors' liability, integrated reporting, corporate social responsibility, environmental governance, AI and corporate governance. He has authored a number of books which are referred to by distinct national and international institutes.

Prof. Dube has also led several projects funded by national and international agencies, including the institutional framework of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi, and the National Mission Project on Ganga River Basin Management. He has also offered consultancies to various regulatory bodies, business houses, and organisations and has designed online course modules for the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.

Prof. Dube's expertise has earned him global recognition, with invitations to participate in consultations, special lectures, expert talks in different forums and institutions within the country and overseas and also has served as visiting faculty at prestigious universities in Canada, Australia and other jurisdictions .

As the founding Vice Chancellor of National Law University Meghalaya, Prof. Dube is in pursuit to develop a futuristic university with an educational ecosystem which will promote research, personalized learning and community engagement.


Smt. Kerpa Meida Lyngdoh Nongbri
Smt. Kerpa Meida Lyngdoh Nongbri, MHJS has been appointed as the first Registrar of the National Law University of Meghalaya. She is also serving as the Director of the Meghalaya State Judicial Academy. She has years of experience in the field of law and judiciary, handling the administrative work of the Judicial Academy as well as providing quality legal education to Judicial officers, advocates, law students, and various other stakeholders. Her experience in the District Courts as Judicial Officer presiding over different courts is insightful and is an enabling factor to her role as the Registrar of the University.

Finance and Accounts Officer

Uttam Rai

Uttam Rai joined Service as Assistant Auditor in 1985, promoted to Audit Officer in 1996. Joined Meghalaya Finance Service (MFS) in 1999 and posted as Treasury Officer, West Garo Hills, Tura. He was promoted as the Financial Advisor to the Government of Meghalaya in 2007 and also functioned as Deputy Examiner of Local Fund Audit, Government of Meghalaya. He was later promoted to the post of Joint Director of Local Fund Audit in the year 2013 and finally promoted to the post of Director of Local Fund Audit in the year 2016 and functioned as the Joint Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Finance Department.

He has retired from service w.e.f 31.03.2021 and is appointed as Officer on Special Duty (Finance) in the High Court of Meghalaya on Contractual basis w.e.f 01.04.2021.