Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah

Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah was the 25th Chief Justice of India. He served as the Chairman of National Human Rights Commission of India and in 2000 he headed National Commission to review the working of the Indian Constitution.

Justice Venkatachaliah currently serves as the Chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed University), a Modern Gurukula, a place where the teacher-student interaction occurs in the backdrop of the process of Integral Education that includes the five dimensions of: Intellectual, Cultural, Physical, Service and Devotional. He is on the Advisory Board of the Foundation for Restoration of National Values, a society that strives to restore National and Cultural Values of India. He is the Patron of the India International ADR Association.

Justice Venkatachaliah was conferred Padma Vibhushan - India’s Second Highest Civilian honour from the President of India in 2004. He was conferred the Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) by the Pondicherry University, Doctor of Laws (LL.D) (honoris causa) by the Manipal University in 2012 and Honorary Doctorate from Rani Channamma University, Belgaum in 2013.

Commendation by Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah