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PROFESSOR (DR.) NARESH KUMAR VATS

Professor of Law cum Officiating Registrar

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Prof. (Dr.) Naresh Kumar Vats, joined as Professor of Law at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (Patiala) on December 22, 2018 and Registrar with effect from January 01, 2019.

Prior to joining at RGNUL, Punjab Professor Vats has worked as Head of Department of Law; Founder Chairman CPGLS; Head-Center of IPR; and Proctor. Professor Vats has been teaching Intellectual Property Laws, Family Law, Commercial Arbitration Mechanism and Cyber Law at Undergraduate and Post-Graduate course at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur; National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam; Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University; BGC Trust University Bangladesh, Chittagong-Bangladesh; and Institute of Law and Research (formerly National Institute of Law) Faridabad, Haryana.  

He has delivered many Special Lectures on Artificial Intelligence, IPR, Family Law, Taxation and Business Law in MBA course, Refresher Course in Kurukshetra University, BPSMV, Khanpur Kalan, NATD-Nagpur, RGNIIPM-Nagpur etc. He has worked in various capacities i.e.  Convener-Admission, Placement & Training, Discipline, IQAC, Superintendent Examination and Warden at Kurukshetra University; as Associate Professor and Chairman Department of Law, BGC Trust University Bangladesh and as Head-Center for IPR Studies, Convener-Examination, Chief Warden (Boys) Hostel, Public Information Officer, Convener-Exam and Result Moderation, Faculty i/c –Hostel & Campus Welfare, Member of Academic Council, Ph.D. Research Committee, Clinical Legal Aid, Anti-Ragging, Faculty Co-ordinator of Internship at NLUJAA and presently as HoD, Founder Chairman-Center for Postgraduate Legal Studies, Head-Center for IPR and Proctor at MNLU, Nagpur. He has also acted as Co-organizing Secretary of National Seminar and campus of Rural Lok Adalat and Legal Aid Clinic, Coordinator of WIPO-India Summer School 2017 between WIPO-Geneva, RGNIIPM, Nagpur and MNLU, Nagpur, and will be hosting WIPO-India Summer School 2018 in the Month of July 2018.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

PROFESSOR OF LAW: RGNUL, PUNJAB

  • Teaching Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Rights, Family Law at B.A.LL.B.(Hons.); LL.M. (Postgraduate) Law of Corporate Finance and Taxation; Industrial and Intellectual Properties; Legal Method and Research Methodology; Ph.D. Legal Research and Research Methodology.

  • Coordinator, Center for Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights (CIIPR), RGNUL, Punjab wef August 2021.

  • Chairperson, Advisory Committee, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law wef June 10, 2020.

  • Offg Vice-Chancellor, RGNUL Punjab, from Nov 28, 2019 to Dec 5, 2019.

  • Coordinator, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, (CADR) Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law wef June 8, 2019.

  • Chairperson, Curriculum Development Committee, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law wef January 1, 2019.

  • Coordinator, Forensic Lab, Rajiv Gandhi National University of law, Punjab wef January 1, 2019.

  • Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, with effect from January 01, 2019.

  • Secretary/Member, General Council, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, with effect from January 01, 2019.

  • Secretary/Member, Executive Council, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, with effect from January 01, 2019.

  • Secretary/Member, Academic Council, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, with effect from January 01, 2019.

  • Secretary/Member, Finance Committee, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, with effect from January 01, 2019.

  • Secretary/Member, Academic Planning Board, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, with effect from January 01, 2019.

  • Patron/Executive Editor, RGNUL Law Review (RLR) Journal, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, with effect from January 01, 2019.

  • Patron/Executive Editor, RGNUL CASIHR Journal on Human Right Practice, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, with effect from January 01, 2019.

  • Patron/Executive Editor, RGNUL Social Sciences Review (RSSR) Journal, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, with effect from January 01, 2019.

  • Patron/Executive Editor, RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review (RFMLR) Journal, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, with effect from January 01, 2019.

  • Convener/Chairman, Curriculum Development Committee, RGNUL, from January 01, 2019.

  • Director IQAC, RGNUL, Punjab, with effect from January 01, 2019.

  • Professor of Law at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, with effect from December 22, 2018.


  • PROFESSOR OF LAW: MNLU, NAGPUR

  • Coordinator, WIPO-India Summer School 2018, Nagpur held from July 2-13, 2018 to host in collaboration with WIPO, RGNIIPM, Nagpur and MNLU, Nagpur.

  • Coordinator, WIPO-India Summer School 2017, Nagpur held from November 6-17, 2017 to host in collaboration with WIPO, RGNIIPM, Nagpur and MNLU, Nagpur.

  • Head of Department, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur wef January 04, 2018 to December 21, 2018.

  • Convenor, Grievances Redressal Committee, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur wef January 04, 2018 to December 21, 2018.

  • Member-Examination Committee, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur wef. January 04, 2018 to December 21, 2018.

  • Member Research Committee, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur wef October 23, 2017 to December 21, 2018.

  • Proctor-Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur with effect from July 15, 2017 to December 21, 2018.

  • Member-Anti-ragging Squad, MNLU, Nagpur wef. from June 23, 2017 to December 21, 2018.

  • Member- Board of Studies (Justice Legal Education) Faculty of Law, Symbiosis International University, Pune.

  • Member Expert- Selection Committee, Faculty of Law, Banasthali University, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

  • Professor & Chairman PG Legal Studies Center, MNLU, Nagpur wef December 8, 2016 to  July 9, 2018.

  • Head-Center for IPR, MNLU, Nagpur wef December 16, 2016 to December 21, 2018.

  • Member-Gender Sensitization Committee and Internal Complaints Committee, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur wef. March 14, 2017 to December 21, 2018.

  • Member-Academic Council, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur wef. March 10, 2017 to December 21, 2018.

  • Member-Executive Council, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur wef. March 08, 2017 to December 21, 2018.


  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: NLUJA, ASSAM-GUWAHATI
  • Head, Centre for IPR Studies, for B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) and One Year LL.M. Degree Course, National Law University, Assam, Guwahati, Assam with effect from September 21, 2015 to November 24, 2016.

  • Controller of Examinations in addition to Associate Professor of Law at National Law University Assam, Guwahati, Assam, India with effect from July 28, 2015 to November 24, 2016

  • Chief Warden Hostel in addition to Professor of Law at National Law University Assam, Guwahati, Assam, India with effect from July 01, 2015 to November 24, 2016.

  • Principal Information Officer in addition to Professor of Law at National Law University, Assam, Guwahati, Assam with effect from September 22, 2015 to November 24, 2016.

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & CHAIRMAN:BGC TRUST UNIVERSITY BANGLADESH

  • Organized Green Campaign: Campus Cleanliness Program followed by Debate Competition at BGC Trust University Bangladesh with students and Faculty of Law on 26 November 2012 as Chairman Department of Law.

  • Appointed Chairman Department of Law, BGC Trust University Bangladesh-Chittagong with effect from July 9, 2012 to July 8, 2013.

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: KURUKSHETRA UNIVERSITY, KURUKSHETRA

  • Co-organizing Secretary of National Seminar on “Human Rights-Trends and Issues in Contemporary World” to be held on 18 November, 2014 at Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India.

  • Coordinator for Induction-cum-Orientation Program for Fresher's on 01 August 2013 at Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, Haryana, India.

  • Organized Legal Literacy Camp at Village Pratapgarh (Kurukshetra) with students and Faculty of Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India on 27 March 2011, as Convener of the Event.

  • Coordinator for Induction-Orientation Program for fresher students of B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) 5 Year integrated course organized in the Institute of Law, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and Haryana, India on 19 July 2011, as Coordinator of the Event.

  • Additional Assignment of Hostel Warden ‘Narhari’ at Kurukshetra University from August 2009 to July 2012 and ‘Tagore’ Hostel Warden from January 2015 to April 2015 at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.

  • Mentored the Moot Court Team of Institute of Law and attended in ‘8th Henry Dunat Memorial Moot Court’ held by ISIL & ICRC, New Delhi, India on 11-14 Sep 2008.

  • Mentored LL.B. students in the Rural Lok Adalat held at Village Mathana and Village Amin, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India during 09 September 2007 and 23 March 2008 respectively.

  • Successful Convener of the Admissions/Time-Table/Discipline Committees, Placement & Training, Internship Committees etc.

  • Co-coordinator for preparation of Admission Prospectus and Placement & Training Boucher, Annual Report/NAAC/Internal Quality Assurance and Miscellaneous Administrative work.

  • Judge of Moot Court and Rostrum (Public Speaking) competition held in the Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India.

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/LECTURER: INSTITUTE OF LAW & RESEARCH (formerly National Institute of Law): FARIDABAD

  • Appointed as Lecturer Law with effect from August 1, 2005.

  • SEMINAR/CONFERENCE ORGANISED

  • Coordinator for hosting WIPO-INDIA SUMMER SCHOOL 2018 as Coordinator partner with RGNIIPM and WIPO held from July 02 to 13, 2018.

  • Coordinator for hosting WIPO-INDIA SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 as Coordinator partner with RGNIIPM and WIPO held from November 06 to 17, 2017.

  • Organised One Day Seminar as Coordinator on INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS- FOSTERING INNOVATION & IP FOR IMPROVING FUTURE LIFE organized by MNLU Nagpur, RGNIIPM, Nagpur and CII (Vidrabha Zone) on April 26, 2017.

  • ATTENDED PROFESSIONAL COURSES & WORKSHOPS

  • Attended WIPO-KIPO Advanced Training Course on TRADEMARK LAW AND EXAMINATION Online July 19 to 30, 2021.

  • Attended WIPO Academy- Advance COPY RIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS (DL-201) Certificate successfully completed, Dec 19, 2019 to Jan 11, 2020.

  • Attended WIPO Academy- Advance PATENTS (DL-301) Certificate successfully completed, Sep 12, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019.

  • Attended WIPO Academy- Advance TRADEMARKS, INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS (DL-302E) Certificate successfully completed from April 9, 2019 to July 14, 2019.

  • Attended WIPO Academy- Advance ARBITRATON AND MEDIATION PROCEDURE UNDER THE WIPO RULES (DL-317) Certificate successfully completed from April 9, 2019 to June 09, 2019.

  • Attended WIPO-India Summer School 2018, Nagpur held from July 2-13, 2018 organised by WIPO, RGNIIPM, Nagpur and MNLU, Nagpur

  • Attended WIPO-Advance Course on Software Licensing Including Open Source (DL-511E) completed from April 10, 2018 to May 30, 2018.

  • Attended WIPO-General Course on Intellectual Property (DL-101) completed from April 18, 2017 to June 01, 2017 with 66% Grade.

  • Attended WIPO- IP Panorma course, Distance Learning Course with 100 Grade on May 2017.

  • Attended WIPO-Patent Cooperation Treaty (PTC), Distance Learning Course completed, March 30, 2017.

  • Attended Specialized Training on “TRADEMARK” Conducted by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management, Nagpur, Ministry of Commerce & Industry Depart of Industrial Policy & Promotion office of the Controller of Patents, Design and Trade Marks, Nagpur (Maharashtra), India on February 27, 2017.

  • 9th Global Intellectual Property Convention attended as a Delegate from January 11-13, 2017 at JW Marriott Hotel, New Delhi, India.

  • Attended One-day Faculty Orientation Program at National Law University, Assam held on February 10, 2016.

  • Refresher Course in “Research Methodology” by Deptt. Psychology, K.U. Kurukshetra and Academic Staff College, K.U. Kurukshetra from 13-12-2013 to 02-01-2014.

  • Workshop on “Information Technology Laws and Related Intellectual Properties “held by University of Delhi in collaboration of Dept. of IT, India, 2010.

  • Refresher Course No. 15 on ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Laws’ held by Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, Dec 11, 2009 to Jan 01, 2010.

  • Orientation Course No. 48 held by Academic Staff College, K.U. Kurukshetra, 2007.

  • Workshop on ‘Administration of Colleges” held by ASC, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, Haryana, India, 2007.

  • Induction Course held by Academic Staff College, K.U. Kurukshetra, 2006.