Dr. Vipul Somani

Educational Qualifications
M.Sc. – 74.6 % – First Class- 1984.BOTANY with specialization in Cytogenetics, Plant Breeding and Molecular Biology. University of Poona, Pune.

Ph.D. – BOTANY – June 1990 Title of the Thesis : TISSUE CULTURE STUDIES IN SOME MEDICINAL PLANTS University of Poona, Pune.

NET – Passed National Eligibility Test for receiving Fellowship for perusing Ph.D. of UGC -1984 and CSIR in 1985.

LLB (Special) – May 2013 Gold Medalist of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat.

LLM (Criminology) – May 2015 Secured First Class with Distinction, First in the Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. (Dissertation on Juvenile Delinquency in Gujarat and India)

Teaching Experience
August  1988- July 1989  –  Lecturer, Under Graduate,Department of Botany,FergusonCollege, PUNE.

July 1989- June 1999  – Lecturer, Post-Graduate,G.T.P. College, NANDURBAR

July 1992 to June 1997 Senior Lecturer, Mahatma Gandhi Department of Rural Studies, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, SURAT. 395 007

July 1997 to Dec. 2008  – Reader, Mahatma Gandhi Department of Rural
Studies, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, SURAT. 395 007

Jan. 2008 to June 2009  –  Reader and Head, Mahatma Gandhi Department of Rural Studies, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, SURAT. 395 007

July 2009 onwards – Professor and Head, Mahatma Gandhi Department of Rural Studies, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, SURAT. 395 007

Award and Prizes

  • Recipient of National Merit Scholarship by Govt. of India from 1982-1984.

Awarded Prof. M.S. Bal Krishna Shield For standing First At M.Sc. part 1 1983.

  • Awarded Botany Department Silver Jubilee Gold Medal for ranking First at M.Sc. Botany 1984 from University of Poona.
  • Qualified at the National Eligibility Test Conducted by the University Grants Commission 1984 and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in 1985.
  • Junior and Senior Research Fellow of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, from 1985-1988.
  • Gold Medal at LLB Special for securing highest marks June 2013 from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.
  • Prize at LLM for securing highest CGPA June 2015 from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.

Areas of Interest in Research (Law)

  • Causes for Juvenile delinquency and Justice Delivery System.
  • Administrative Law.

Academic Administration

  • Member of the Senate of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University since 1998
  • Dean, Faculty of Rural Studies, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University during 2003-2009.
  • Member Academic Council of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University- 1998-2009.
  • Member, Syndicate (Executive Council), Veer Narmad South Gujarat University since 1999-2009.
  • Member, Board of University Teaching and Research, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Since 1999.
  • Member, College Development Council, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Since 1999.
  • In charge Controller of Examination, South Gujarat University, from Oct. 2004 to May 2005.
  • Member of various Local Inquiry Committees for granting affiliation to various Degree and Post Graduate Colleges, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University.
  • Member, Board of Studies in Biotechnology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, up to Feb. 2009.
  • Member, Board of Studies in Social Work, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University up to Feb. 2009.
  • Member, Expert Committee on Biotechnology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University up to Feb. 2009.
  • Member, Quality Assurance Cell, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, up to Feb. 2009.
  • Chairman Board of Studies in Rural Studies, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Since April 2015.
  • Convener, Research Studies Committee of Rural Studies, Since April 2014.

List of Publication

  • Somani V J (2013) Approach of the Apex Court in Dr. Balram Prasad v. Dr. Kunal Saha, 2013. Paper presented at the National Seminar on Globalization, Market and Consumer Protection. Held at Auro University, Surat during Nov. 23-24, 2013. ISBN 13: 978-928189-1-7 pp:18-23.
  • Somani V J (2013) Children in conflict with law: Scenario of crimes committed and justice delivery system in India. Paper presented at the National Conference on Law and Justice, Auro University, Surat. ISBN 13 : 978-81-928189-0-0 pp263-267.
  • Somani V J (2014) Bias at departmental inquiry: Time to rethink the quasi-judicial justice delivery system in India. Paper presented at the Second National Conference on Law and Justice. Held at Auro University, Surat during Sept. 27-28, 2014. ISBN 13: 978-928189-3-1 pp:1257-259.
  • Somani V J (2014) Constitutionality of capital punishment and changing judicial approach in India. VNSGU Journal of Law (2): 15-27. (ISSN 2348-0718).

Somani V J (2015) Juvenile Delinquency: Scenario of crimes committed in Gujarat and India. Paper published in the Third National Conference on Law and Justice. ISBN 13: 978-928189-6-2. Pp 282-284.