NLSIU Professor to head Law School of BML Munjal University

  • Experienced Academician with experience of teaching and practice in institutions of India, UK, and USA
  • Holds DPhil from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law
  • Prior to BMU, Professor Nigam was a Visiting professor at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore

New Delhi, 30 July 2019: BML Munjal University (BMU) today announced the appointment of Professor Nigam Nuggehalli as the Dean of its newly commenced School of Law. Professor Nigam was a Visiting professor at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore before joining BMU. Professor Nuggehalli has also taught as an Associate Professor in the School of Policy and Governance at Azim Premji University, during which he was also the head of the university’s newly founded LLM program. BMU has launched School of Law from the academic year 2019 and will be offering the programs of BA LLB and BBA LLB. 

Professor Nuggehalli, holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford Faculty of Law, an LLM in Taxation from New York University and a BA LLB (Hons.) from the National Law School of India University. Professor Nuggehalli was a Principal Lecturer teaching tax law and commercial law at BPP Law School, London before moving to India. He led a team of academics in delivering the undergraduate program in jurisprudence and postgraduate program in commercial law and international tax law. Before joining academia, he worked as a tax lawyer in New York and is a member of the New York Bar and the India Bar (Karnataka).

Dr. Manoj K. Arora, Vice-Chancellor, BML Munjal University said, “We are delighted to welcome Professor Nigam as the Dean, School of law. With his wealth of teaching experience and global knowledge, we are confident that he will bring immense value to the university’s program. We are very excited about the future of the new School of Law under his leadership.”

Speaking about the appointment, Professor Nigam Nuggehalli said, “It gives me great pleasure to join BML Munjal University and be a part of an institution that’s transforming the education space. I look forward to putting my years of experience to work for this exciting law school  and empower our students to be globally recognized practitioners and thought leaders in this competitive world.” 

Professor Nuggehalli has been instrumental in teaching a variety of legal subjects (contracts, commercial law, corporate law, taxation) with reference to the legal regimes in the United States, the United Kingdom, and India.

About BML Munjal University

BML Munjal University (BMU) is a not-for-profit university and was founded by Hero Group. Named in honour of the late Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal, Chairman, and Founder, Hero Group. BMU is engaged in creating, preserving and imparting internationally benchmarked knowledge and skills through experience-based learning to a diverse community of students from across the world.

Mentored by Imperial College, London, BMU offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business management and engineering based on the evolving needs of the industry. BMU’s experiential learning environment encourages enquiry, creativity, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and innovation. The 50-acre, fully-residential university promotes cross-course curriculum to add multi-skills rather than super specialization disciplinary learning, transforming students into leaders today.

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