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Prof. (Dr.) M.P. Singh

Visiting Professor

Mahendra Pal Singh, BA, LLB (Agra), LLM (Columbia), LLM, LLD (Lucknow) Currently, Chancellor, Central University of Haryana & Chair Professor, Centre for Comparative Law, NLU, Delhi was until recently visiting the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg. Before that he was the Chairperson of Delhi Judicial Academy, New Delhi. Earlier he was the Vice-chancellor, National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. Before that he taught at the University of Delhi from 1970 to 2005 where he was also Head and Dean Faculty of Law from 1994 to 1997. Before moving to Delhi he taught at Meerut from 1964 to 1970. He has been a fellow and visiting professor at several institutions and universities of international repute. In 1980-1982 and again in 1985 he was Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Heidelberg. He was visiting professor and Head of Law Division at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg in 1987-88 and visiting professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Heidelberg in 1991-92. In 1999-2000 and 2001 he was fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg. He was a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong in 1993, 94, 95, 98, 2000 and 2005, Kansai University, Osaka in 2002, National University of Singapore in 2005 and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 2006. In 2002-03 he was fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies Berlin and in 2004 at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was also Director, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi in 1997. In 2008 Renmin University of China, Beijing honoured him as Visiting Professor for three years. He has delivered prestigious endowment and other lectures at several universities and academic institutions in India and abroad.

His publications include over one hundred papers in national and international legal journals and edited works and ten books including German administrative law in common law perspective, Freedom of trade and commerce in India, Comparative constitutional law, Shukla’s Constitution of India, Legal dimensions of market economy and Human Rights and Basic Needs.  He has also been working on and collaborating in national and international research projects. Comparative public law including especially constitutional law, administrative law, human rights and legal systems are his major interests.

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Area of Interest.
    • Comparative public law including especially constitutional law
    • Administrative Law
    • Human rights
    • Legal Systems