Professor Y.S.R. Murthy is currently the Founding Vice Chancellor of RC University, Bengaluru. Previously, he was the Registrar at O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Higher Education and Capacity Building (IIHEd) at JGU. Professor Murthy has served in the National Human Rights Commission of India in various capacities for over 12 years including as the Director, Policy Research, Programmes and Projects Division. As a civil servant, he also held a number of responsible and sensitive assignments including as the Director, Media and Communications to the Prime Minister’s Office, President’s Secretariat and Cabinet Secretariat from 2005-07. He provided research support to the National Human Rights Commission’s efforts through policy research, legal analysis and monitoring of research projects on human rights. Professor Murthy secured a Masters Degree in Statistics from the University of Madras [1982-84] where he stood First in the University. Subsequently he was awarded the British Chevening Fellowship by the British Council for pursuing M.A. degree in Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London in 1998-99. His research interests include human rights, terrorism, torture, international criminal court, right to development and international humanitarian law and refugee law. Deeply interested in teaching, he was a visiting faculty in the Indian Law Institute, Indian Society of International Law and Jamia Milia Islamia.