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  • Hon'ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant,
    (Chief Justice, High Court of Himachal Pradesh)

  • The Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla.

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Surya Kant, The Chancellor

Born on February 10, 1962 in a middle-class family of District Hisar, passed his Matric standard examination in the year 1977 from the village school and did Graduation in 1981 from the Government Post-Graduate College, Hisar, earned his Bachelor's degree in Law in 1984 from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak.
Started practicing Law at the District Courts, Hisar in 1984 and shifted to Chandigarh in 1985 to practice at the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Specialized in Constitutional, Service and Civil matters.
Represented a number of Universities, Boards, Corporations, Banks and the High Court before earning the distinction of being appointed the youngest Advocate General of Haryana on July 7, 2000. Designated as Senior Advocate in March, 2001.
Held the office of Advocate General, Haryana till his elevation as a Permanent Judge to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on January 09, 2004. Was nominated as a Member of the Governing Body of National Legal Services Authority on February 23, 2007 for two consecutive terms till February 22, 2011.
Presently, Member of various Committees of Indian Law Institute - a deemed university under the aegis of Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.
Earned another distinction of standing First Class First in his Master's degree in Law in 2011 from the Directorate of Distance Education, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.
A keen debater since his student days, he is a passionate environmentalist associated with various National/International N.G.Os. and Law Associations. Has also attended various National/International Conferences.
Assumed charge of the office of the Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh with effect from 05th October, 2018.

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