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Colloquium on ‘The Journey of Indian Constitution'

National Law University Delhi

The Journey of Indian Constitution: We the People and Free Markets

A colloquium to celebrate Prof M.P. Singh’s 75 years of Journey


The National Law University Delhi organized a one day Colloquium on the theme “The Journey of Indian Constitution: We the People and Free Markets” on Saturday 19th September 2015 to celebrate 75 years of journey of Professor (Dr.) Mahendra Pal Singh popularly known as Professor M.P. Singh, a foremost constitutional law scholar. The Colloquium was conceived and given shape by his former students from India and abroad among whom Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India gave the key note address and also presented a memento to Professor M.P. Singh. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of NLU Delhi, Professor (Dr.) Ranbir Singh opened the Colloquium by his welcome address.


Professor M.P. Singh is currently the Chair Professor at the Centre for Comparative Law at NLU Delhi. The theme of the Colloquium sought to capture various facets of the journey of Indian Constitution in relation to ‘We, the people’ and free market economy of which the former signifies the constant character of Indian polity while the latter represents the economic policies since the early 1990s in the changing and organic nature of constitutional governance in the country.

Presenters, who were all Professor M.P. Singh’s former students, discussed the above two issues in their various and varying dimensions. Scholars from different academic and research institutions attended the event. It concluded with the dinner speech by Professor C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Jindal Global University. Papers presented during the Colloquium are proposed to be published in an edited volume.