Professor Yogesh Tyagi is the 22nd Vice Chancellor of Delhi University.
Professor Tyagi received his LLM from the Columbia University School of Law in New York, where he was a Silver Fellow and subsequently a Fulbright Scholar. He completed his MPhil and PhD at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University (SAU). Earlier, he was Dean of the School of International Studies at JNU and also Professor of Law at the City University of Hong Kong. He is on leave from his positions of Professor of International Law at JNU and Professor of Law at SAU. Professor Tyagi is a Member of the Institut de Droit International, which is the most prestigious body in the field of international law. He is also a member of the American Society of International Law; European Society of International Law; International Law Association; Indian Society of International Law; and Indian Council of World Affairs. He has been on the International Advisory Panel for the American Law Institute’s Restatement Fourth, Foreign Relations Law of the United States.
Professor Tyagi has served as a Member of the Law Commission of India; Director of the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations, The Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands, 2015 (the English-speaking section); and Co-Chair of the Research and Planning Committee of the Asian Society of International Law.
Professor Tyagi has held visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, the University of Tokyo, the University of Georgia at Athens, the Max Planck Institute for International Law, and many other institutions worldwide. He has published in international periodicals, including the British Year Book of International Law, the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, the Michigan Journal of International Law, the Texas International Law Journal, Social Science & Medicine, and the Journal of World Trade. He has been on the Editorial Boards of Chinese Journal of International Law (Oxford) and Human Rights & International Legal Discourse (Brussels).
Professor Tyagi has special interest in International Law, Law of International Organization, Law of Disarmament, Human Rights Law, Legal Theory, and Globalization.
FROM THE DESK OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR
Since its founding in 1922, the University of Delhi is acclaimed for its outstanding contribution to teaching, research and service in nation building. Today, the University stands to meet the enormous expectations of society. Society wants us to nurture professionals and scholars of high calibre, who can offer solutions to a broad range of issues. This requires excellence in teaching and research at par with the best in the world.
We, at the University of Delhi, continuously aspire to be a breeding ground for positive ideas and emerge as a symbol of openness of thoughts, cultural pluralism and celebrating the unity in the diversity of India. We endeavor to touch the lives of every student by inculcating prudence, efficiency, creativity and compassion to work for the betterment of the marginalized sections of society. We attempt to kindle their sense of —responsibility, honesty, conscience, justice — and above all commitment to human values.
We aim to expand our reach to the inaccessible regions through virtual presence and become a centre of knowledge osmosis. We seek to empower every inquisitive soul with the best available human resources. We intend to intensify our endeavors to mobilize more resources and create conducive ambience for our faculty, students and staff to actualize their potential.
Our students form the core of our existence as an institution, and we want to give wings to their dreams. We expect them to be passionate about their dreams and make their family and society proud of their achievements. It is crucial for the parents to keep reminding their wards to remain focused on their education and to instil in them a sense of responsibility and care towards the concerns of fellow beings. It will give them strength and motivation to work hard for a greater cause in life.
We intend to pursue a multi-stakeholder consultation approach, in which students, teachers and staff, as well as alumni, former faculty members and other stakeholders, including the media, play a meaningful role. We should be conscious of maintaining a civilized discourse and ensuring that our expressions and actions abjure violence, display allegiance to the Constitutional ethos and strengthen faith in the rule of law. The choice is ours to either be a complainant or a reformer. We have a mammoth task of employing higher education as a means of attaining peace and development for all.
We pay our tribute to those who had been associated with the University and seek to meet their expectations to take the University to greater heights. We are proud of our alumni and their achievements. Now, their alma mater seeks their stronger support.
We urge everyone to join us in fostering a healthy, peaceful and engrossing atmosphere at the University campuses, colleges and affiliated institutions. We invite you to contribute actively and enrich the University with your intellectual resources, rich experiences and fruitful suggestions.