GS Bajpai has been appointed as the vice-chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala. Punjab and Haryana High Court chief justice Ravi Shanker Jha, who is the RGNUL chancellor, selected Bajpai from a panel of three names suggested by the search committee formed in October 2020. Bajpai will assume charge on Friday for a tenure of five years.
With more than 30 years of professional experience as an author, researcher, teacher and administrator, Bajpai is at present professor of criminology and criminal justice (law); chair professor at KL Arora Chair in Criminal Law at National Law University, Delhi; and chairperson of the Centre for Criminology and Victimology.
He has served as the registrar of National Law University, Delhi, between 2014 and 2021. Bajpai is a member secretary of the Committee of Criminal Law Reforms, appointed by the ministry of home affairs.