Faizan Mustafa

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Faizan Mustafa
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Mustafa in 2019
EducationB.A (Hons) -History ,LL.B , LL.M,Ph.D.(Intellectual Property Rights) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh UP, India
Alma materAligarh Muslim University, International Institute of Human Rights
OccupationAcademician, Author, Lawyer
Years activesince 1990
Known forSenior constitutional law teacher, Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR
TitleVice-Chancellor of NALSAR University, Hyderabad
Spouse(s)Dr. Ira Khan
AwardsMoulana Mohammed Ali Johar Award,

SAARC’s Best Law Teacher Award,

Shah Waliullah International Award,

Faizan Mustafa is an Indian academic and legal scholar. He is the Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.[1][2] He sits on the board of directors of technology incubator, the T-Hub .


He had graduated from Aligarh Muslim University in History and Law and later LL.M with distinction from Aligarh Muslim University.[3] He has his doctorate in Copyright Law and a diploma from International Institute of Human Rights on International and Comparative Human Rights Law.


Before taking charge as VC of NALSAR, he was the founding Vice-Chancellor of National Law University Odisha, located at Cuttack, Odisha. He is also a former director of KIIT School of Law

Besides teaching and research works in the field of law, he has also authored several books and plenty of papers in national and international journals. He has been credited to explore new areas such as HIV law.[4] His article on religious freedom was quoted by the Supreme Court in the Sabarimala Judgement (2018).

He runs a Youtube channel with the name of Legal Awareness Web Series where he explains contemporary legal issues in simple Hindustani. He appears frequently on NDTV as a legal expert. He is a regular columnist for The Indian Express and The Hindu.

Awards and honors[edit]

Mustafa is one of the most respected and internationally acclaimed legal scholar of India. He was awarded Renne Cassin Gold Medal of International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France in 1999. In 2009 he won Shah Waliullah International Award of Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi for his paper on Constitutionalism in Islamic Perspective. He won the SAARC’s prestigious Best Law Teacher Award in 2014. A high-powered jury conferred this award on Mustafa, which was announced by N.R. Madhav Menon and Mr. Lalit Bhasin, President of Indian Law Firms.


  1. ^ "Are we really prepared for a Uniform Civil Code?".
  2. ^ "The Govt Didn't Actually Scrap Article 370. A Law Professor Explains What Really Happened". HuffPost India. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Prof. Faizan Mustafa on challenges of being a VC — A Law University, Government of India". Prof. Faizan Mustafa on challenges of being a VC. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Vice-Chancellor's Profile: NALSAR University — A Law University, Government of India". Vice-Chancellor's Profile: NALSAR University. Archived from the original on 2 May 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.