Hon’ble Shri Justice Hemant Gupta the Chief Justice of High Court of Madhya Pradesh is the Chancellor of the University.
Born on 17th October, 1957 and belongs to a family of illustrious lawyers. His Lordship’s grandfather was a prominent civil lawyer. His Lordship’s father was Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
As a Judge in the High Court, His Lordship has had the opportunity to deal with all branches of laws, be it Civil, Revenue, Constitutional, Company, Tax or criminal laws. Some of the noticeable judgments delivered by His Lordship are regarding the grant of professional degrees through distance education made by the Deemed Universities, appointment of the Chairman of the Punjab Public Service Commission; interpretation of section 29 of the State Financial Corporation Act, 1951; interpretation of section 24 of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013; Appeal in the matter arising out of Kandhar Indian Airline plane Hijack case: interpretation of section 427(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, and rights of the inmates in the jail in Punjab, Haryan and U.T. Chandigarh.
As a Judge in the High Court, His Lordship has had the opportunity to deal with all branches of laws, be it Civil, Revenue, Constitutional, Company, Tax or criminal laws.
His Lordship also remained as Executive Chairman of the Sate Legal Services Authority, U.T., Chandigarh from July, 2012 till January, 2016.
His Lordship was appointed as Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court on 02-07-2002. His Lordship took over as Judge of Patna High Court on 08-02-2016. His Lordship was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court on 29-10-2016.
On appointment as 23rd Chief Justice of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, His Lordship was administered oath of office at Raj Bhawan, Bhopal by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh on 18th March, 2017.