The Jury

Sri Munishwar Nath Bhandari

Hon'ble Justice of Rajasthan High Court

Chair of the Jury

Born inlawyersfamilyintheyear l960.Primary education in Jaipur, B.Com.and LL.B. fromUniversity of Rajasthan, Jaipur in the year 1979 and 1983respectively. Enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1983 and practiced initially with ShriPana Chand Jain (retired Judge, RajasthanHigh Court) and started independent practice from the year1985 and thereupon worked for all government institutionslike Railways, Rajasthan State Electricity Board, RajasthanState Road Transport Corporation etc and also remainedStanding Counsel for various government departments.Remained active in Bar and elected as social secretary so asthe President of the Rajasthan High Court Bar Association.In social field also, contribution by looking after educationalinstitution being Executive Member of Subodh EducationalInstitution.Argued various leading cases, which include cases of publicinterest etc. Elevated as a Judge of the Rajasthan High Court in July,2007 and decided various type of cases, which includecriminal, civil and writ matters of important nature.Nominated by the Hon'ble chief Justice to see that JuvenileJustice (Care & Protection of Children) Act, 2000 and theJuvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Rules,2007 are implemented properly and effectively and tosuggest improvements in the working of the Homes andOrganisation as envisaged in the Act and the Rules and onallied matters as well.

Sudarshan Agarwal

Former Governor of Uttarakhand and Sikkim

Chair of the Jury

Former Governor of Uttarakhand and Sikkim Sudarshan Agarwal is a first class Law Graduate, who has served as a Member of the National Human Rights Commission for three years. Born in Ludhiana, he was Secretary-General of the RajyaSabha.
He became the Governor of Uttarakhand in January 2003 and was appointed as Governor of Sikkim inofUttarakhand in January 2003 and was appointed as Governor of Sikkim in August 2007. A former President of the Delhi Gymkhana Club, he is also a Trustee of the Amity Business School. He conducted the election of the President of India in 1982 and 1992 as Chief Returning Officer.

Prof (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar

Founding Vice Chancellor

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar was appointed as the Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in India at the age of 34 in 2009. Professor Kumar also serves as the Founding Dean of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) and Director of the International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd).
Professor Kumar has academic qualifications from the University of Oxford, Harvard University, University of Hong Kong, University of Delhi and Loyola College. He was a faculty member at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong, where he taught for many years. He was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, UK, where he obtained his Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) degree; a Landon Gammon Fellow at the Harvard Law School, USA, where he obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree and a James Souverine Gallo Memorial Scholar at the Harvard University. He was awarded the Doctor of Legal Science (S.J.D.) by the University of Hong Kong. He also obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Delhi, India; and a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree from the Loyola College of the University of Madras, India.

Prof Shantha Sinha

Magsaysay Award Winner

Ex-Chairperson of National Commission

for Protection of Child Rights

Prof. Shantha Sinha is an anti-child labour activist of international repute. She is the founder of Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya (MV) Foundation and Professor in the Department of Political science in Hyderabad Central University. She headed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights for two consecutive terms and was its first chairperson.
Awarded the civilian honour of Padma Shri by the Government of India, Professor Sinha won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership and anti-child labour activities. As a rights activist, her contribution to a phenomenal reduction in child labour in nearly 500 villages of Ranga Reddy district in Andhra Pradesh is perhaps unparalleled. Recognising her work, the Government of India appointed her as the first chairperson of the newly formed National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

Mrs. Sandra R. Shroff


Gnyan Dham School

Mrs. Sandra R. Shroff is the Vice President of United Phosphorus Limited, one of the fastest growing Agrochemical Company in India today. Mrs.SandraShroff is also the Trustee of the GnyanDhamVapi Charitable Trust ,Ankleshwar Industrial Development Society, Sandraben Nursing College and Ankleshwar Rotary Educational Society. These trusts have established Schools, Colleges and Hospitals – amongst the best in South Gujarat.
She has adapted a Model Eklavya School at Ahwa in the Dangs District and is involved in the social and welfare activities such as building of village schools, providing tube-wells to villages, and helping the triba farmers with better methods of farming and agriculture. Mrs. Shroff is a Member of the National Integration Council which is attended by the Prime Minister and Chaired by the Home Minister.

Sri Y S K Seshu Kumar IFS

Former Director General,

National Literacy Mission

Shri Seshu kumar is an officer of Indian Forest Service, UP Cadre. During his tenure as DG,National Literacy Mission a record number of 32 million non-literates passed the Literacy test conducted by National institute of open schooling and certified literate. The Electoral literacy campaign to enroll women and youth in Gram Panchayats and enhance voting percentage in electoral process was appreciated by Election Commission of India. Under Financial Literacy, a special drive was undertaken to mobilize nearly 10 million benificiaries to open accounts under Jan DhanYojana and also avail benefits under the PM SurakshaBimayojana. He served as Joint Secretary , Dept. of School Education& Literacy, G.O.I and also as Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education.

Sri Achyuta Samanta


Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT)

Dr. Samanta withstood the vagaries of circumstances to rise tall, not by material richness but by ethical values of life. Setting up KIIT-a world class university all by himself with less than Rs. 5,000 in his pocket is now history. He dreamed of a world where poverty would not stand as a hindrance to one's education. In his effort's he created a slice of heaven on earth, christened it as Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), for twenty five thousand neglected and underprivileged tribal children living beyond our 'civilised' world.