Professor (Dr.) P. Ishwara Bhat

P Ishwara Bhat


P Ishwara Bhat MA., LL M., Ph D (Mysore) is currently the Vice Chancellor of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. Earlier he taught in the University of Mysore from 1984 to November 2011 and was Dean of Faculty of Law for three terms and Acting Vice Chancellor for four months. He had also taught in Karnatak University Dharwad and MK Law College Hassan from 1979 to 1984 before he joined the Department of Studies in Law, University of Mysore. He has specialization in Constitutional Law.

He was Fulbright Nehru Visiting Professor in 2010 and involved in co-teaching NPO Law at Columbus Law School of Catholic University of America, Washington DC. In 2009 he was a Visiting Professor to Queen's University, Kingston, Canada to handle a course on Comparative Legal Traditions. He researched on NPO Law and made presentations in Trisakti University, Jakarta (2008) and Peking University, Beijing (2005) and in ISTR regional conference at Bangkok (2006). He had attended Salzburg Seminar in 1997. He was recipient of Shastri Visiting Research Fellowship in 1992 and researched on comparative study of language rights in India and Canada in the Universities of York, Toronto and Ottawa. He has delivered special lectures in various Indian universities and national law schools.

His publications include 4 authored books and 3 edited works and 85 research articles in legal journals of international and national repute. Law and Social Transformation (2009 EBC), Fundamental Rights: A Study of their Interrelationship (2004 ELH), Third Sector Law in India (2003 Sydney University) and Administrative Liability of Government and Public Servants (1983) are well received in legal academics.

He has handled 5 research projects on variety of subjects - Constitutional Multiculturalism, Language Rights, Multiculturalism in International Humanitarian Law, Law on Third Sector Organization or Nonprofit Organizations, Space Law - and guided 15 Ph D candidates successfully.

His areas of interest include Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Law and Social Change, Water Law, Research Methodology, World Trade Law, Intellectual Property Rights, NPO Law. He has drafted Legislative Bills and University statutes.


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