Chancellor

Chancellor

Justice M N Venkatachaliah
Honourable Justice M N Venkatachaliah (born 25 October 1929) took charge as the Honourable Chancellor, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning on 17 June 2013.
Justice Venkatachaliah, who was awarded Padma Vibhushan (the second highest civilian honour conferred by the President of India) in 2004, was the 25th Chief Justice of India. He earned his Bachelor in Science and Bachelor in Law from the University of Mysore. He started practicing law in 1951. He has also been conferred the Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) by Pondicherry University and the Doctor of Laws (LL.D) (honoris causa) by Manipal University in 2012.
He has had a prolific career in the legal field. His important judicial appointments in India include:
  • Permanent Judge of the High Court of Karnataka from 6 November 1975; 
  • Judge of the Supreme Court of India from 5th October 1987; 
  • Chief Justice of India from 12 February 1993 until his retirement on 24 October 1994
Justice Venkatachaliah served as the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission from 1996 to 1998 and in the year 2000, he headed National Commission to review the working of the Constitution.
He has also been actively involved in the field of education. His posts include former Pro-Chancellor of Delhi University, former Chancellor of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and the University of Hyderabad.
Post retirement, he has continued to work on anti-corruption and human rights issues, including support for the launch of the Initiatives of Change Centre of Governance in 2003. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Foundation for Restoration of National Values (FRNV), a society established in 2008 that strives to restore national and cultural values of India.


Justice M N Venkatachaliah

Chancellor, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning

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