Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, took the charge of Vice-Chancellor, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam on 24th December, 2018. Earlier he worked as Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad. Before joining at Aurangabad he was working as Professor of Law, National Law Institute University, Bhopal.
He had 30 years experience in academics and worked as Lecturer, Principal, DNR College of Law, Bhimavaram, AP, Faculty Member of NUJS, Kolkata and Principal, Law college, Nanded, Maharashtra before joining in NLIU, Bhopal. He obtained his B.L. from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, A.P. and Master of Law from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, A.P. with first class in the area of Labour and industrial Law. He was also awarded the University Prize’ V.N.Deekhitulu Award” for securing highest marks in the branch of Labour laws. Later he was awarded Ph.D. in law from Berhampur University, Odisha.
Prof. Surya Prakash is a prolific writer and wrote on several contemporary issues. His first work on ‘Bonded Labour and Social Justice’ was published by Deep and Deep Publishers, New Delhi(1990) and foreworded by Hon’ble Justice M. Jagannadha Rao, Judge, High Court of A.P. later became Judge, Supreme Court and Chairman, Law commission of India. He is also the author of ‘Turning Point’ The Story of a Law Teacher,(2009) the biography of Prof. N.R.Mahdava Menon, which also the story of National Law school movement in India. He has edited two books on ‘Critical Issues on International Commercial Arbitration'(2012) and ‘Perspectives on Mediation'(2012). He wrote 25 articles on various subjects including bonded labour, child labour, trade unions, sexual harassment of woman at work place, Indian Judiciary, Plea bargaining, mediation, International commercial arbitration, Human rights in reputed law journals. He presented more than 30 research papers in various national and International seminars and conferences. He also did Projects for DFID-GVT on Inter-state Migrant Labour, (2007) involved in Report writing of Project on Access to Justice,(2009) for the High Court of M.P. Prof. Surya Prakash prepared the Manual on Health Laws(2008) and Compendium on Agriculture and allied laws(2013) for the State of Madhya Pradesh. He is the founder editor of “Indian Law Review” Law journal of NLIU, Bhopal.
Prof. Surya Prakash was invited by the State Department, USA under the auspices of International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) to study “U.S. Judicial System’ in 2010. The visit provided insights into US Judicial system including Judicial Training at Federal Judicial Center, Washington, Michigan State Judicial Center, Lansing and also the legal education in USA
At present he is also the Chairperson of Centre for Business and Commercial Law and the Faculty in charge, ADR Cell of NLIU, Bhopal. His areas of interest include Jurisprudence, ADR, International commercial Arbitration labour laws, Business Laws, and Health Law.