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PROFILE
Hon'ble Mrs. Justice VIJAYA KAMLESH TAHILRAMANI
Chief Justice, Madras High Court /
Patron-in-Chief,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy

 

 
 
 

Hon'ble Mr. Justice S. MANIKUMAR
President,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy

 

Born on April 24th, 1961. Enrolled as an Advocate on 23rd November 1983. Practiced for nearly 22 years in the Madras High Court, Tamil Nadu State and Central Administrative Tribunals on Constitutional and Service Matters. Represented the Government of Tamil Nadu, in Tamil Nadu State Administrative Tribunal, Madras and High Court (Civil Side), as Government Advocate and as Additional Government Pleader, for the Departments of Education, Prohibition and Excise, Cinema and Co-operative. Appeared for the Selection Committee (Medical Admissions), Counsel for Tamil University, Tanjore, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Madras. Panel Counsel for International Airport Authority of India, BSNL, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Dindigul Central Co-operative Bank; Tamil Nadu Adi-Dravidar Housing and Development Corporation. Appeared for the Registry, High Court, Madras. Senior Central Government Standing Counsel for Government of India, from July’ 2004 and redesignated as Assistant Solicitor General of India. Appointed as Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on July 31st, 2006 and as permanent Judge on November 9th, 2009.

 
 
 

Hon'ble Mr. Justice M. SATHYANARAYANAN
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy

 

Hon'ble Mr. Justice M. Sathyanarayanan was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on April 23,2008 and as permanent Judge on November 9, 2009.

 
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Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.T. SELVAM
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy

 

Name: CYRIL THAMARAI SELVAM
Father`s Name: A.A. SELVAM
Mother`s Name: B. Mary Selvam
Date of Birth: 09.02.1957
Age: 55 Years
Qualifications: B.Com., B.L.
P.U.C. & B.Com.,: Loyola College (1974-1978)
B.L.: Madras Law College 1978-1981.
Religion: Indian Christian - Catholic
Caste: Udayar
Family: 1. Helen Selvam (49 ) - Wife - (House Wife), 2. Albert Arul Selvam (10) - Son
Date of enrollment as Advocate: Sep.1, 1982
Roll No.Ms.490/1982

1.9.1982 to 14.4.1987
Practised as Advocate at Madras under Mr.S.Chellaswamy, Barrister at Law. Assisted father Mr.A.A. Selvam in several criminal trials and appeals

Voluntarily suspended practice on: 15.04.1987
Officer(Legal Section),Karnataka Bank Ltd.: From 15.4.1987 to 22.01.1990
Deputy Chief Officer (Law) Central bank of India: From 24.01.1990 to 18.08.1992
Independent practice from: 26.08.1992

Appointed Additional Central Government Standing Counsel from 16.7.2007. Continued to function as such upto Appointment as Additional Public Prosecutor, High Court, Madras

Appointed as Additional Public Prosecutor, High Court, Madras: 23.06.2006
Appointed as Additional Judge of Madras High Court on: 31.03.2009
and made permanent on: 29.03.2011

Family background :
1). Grand son of late Rao Bahadur Sir.A.T.Pannir Selvam, Barrister at Law
2). Son of A.A. Selvam, who was Assistant Public Prosecutor, High Court, Madras (1966-1969) and a leading practitioner on the criminal side at the High Court, Madras

Place of Birth: Thanjavur
Primary Education : Standards 1&2: Sacred Heart Convent, Thanjavur
Standards 3 to 5: St. Dominic Savio Primary School, Santhome, Chennai
Standards 6 to 8: St. Bedes Anglo Indian High School,Santhome, Chennai
Standards 9 to 11: St. George's Anglo Indian High School, Kilpauk, Chennai
Hobbies: Reading, Music
Favourite games: Cricket, Tennis and foot ball
Interest: Only second to Law - Agriculture
Favourite place: Ancestral Village of Selvapuram, Tiruvarur District (Named as such Sir A.T.P)

 
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Hon'ble Mr. Justice T.S.SIVAGNANAM
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy
 

Born on 16.9.1963 to Dr.T.S.Subbiah and Smt.Nalini Subbiah. Completed B.Sc. Degree at Loyola College, Chennai and B.L. Degree from Madras Law College. Enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu on 10.9.1986. After enrollment joined the Chamber of Shri.R.Gandhi, Senior Advocate and a well known leader of the Bar. Appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel during 2000. Empaneled as Counsel for Southern Railway during 2003. Appointed as Senior Panel Counsel for Central Government during 2004. Appointed as Panel Counsel for All India Council for Technical Education for appearance in High Court of Judicature at Madras and High Court of Andhra Pradesh during 2005. Nominated by the Hon'ble Chief Justice of High Court of Judicature at Madras as Panel Lawyer for appearing on behalf of the Registrar General/Officers/Judicial Officers during 2007. Appointed as Senior Panel Counsel for Customs & Central Excise Department during 2008. Appointed as Special Counsel to appear for the Department of the Revenue before the CEGAT/CESTAT Chennai. Appointed as Special Counsel to appear for the Department of the Revenue before the Settlement Commission for Customs Cases, Chennai. Appointed as Additional Judge, High Court of Madras on 31.03.2009 and as Permanent Judge on 29.03.2011.

 
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Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.N.PRAKASH
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy
 

Born on 12.01.1961 in Chennai.  Did schooling in Hindu Higher Secondary School, Triplicane and graduated in Law from the Madras Law College.  Enrolled on 18.01.1984 with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and worked in the offices of Mr. K.M.Srirangan and Mr. P. Rajamanickam, the then Public Prosecutor.  Appointed as Additional Special Public Prosecutor for NDPS Act cases in 1993 for Trial Courts in Chennai and as Special Public Prosecutor for NDPS Act cases in the Madras High Court in 2001.  Also appointed as Special Public Prosecutor for CBI, DRI, Customs and Excise.  Earned rich experience both on the trial and appellate sides.  Established a Law Firm in the name of Norton & Grant.  Was a Member of the Editorial Board of Madras Law Journal (Criminal) and regular contributor of articles to Current Tamil Nadu Cases.  Passionate in teaching by conducting various programmes.  After ceasing to represent as Special Public Prosecutor for NDPS cases, in keeping with the dignity of the profession, declined to appear for any accused in NDPS cases. Appointed as Additional Judge, High Court of Madras on 11.10.2013.

 

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Hon'ble Mr. Justice M. SUNDAR
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy

   
Justice M.Sundar was born on 19th July, 1966 in Chennai, he graduated in Law from the Madras Law College, belongs to the first batch of 5 years integrated Law Course and he enrolled as an Advocate in 1989. He practiced primarily in the Madras High Court and had a wide spectrum of practice on the Civil Side. He was standing counsel for TWAD Board, Government of Tamil Nadu between 2003 and 2006. He was sworn in as permanent Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Madras on 05.10.2016.
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Hon'ble Dr. Justice G.JAYACHANDRAN
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy

   
Dr.G.JAYACHANDRAN born on 01.04.1965 at Vellore to Mr.R.Gopalan and Mrs.G.Rukmani. He hails from agricultural family.

He had his primary education at St.Mary's Convent, Vellore and higher secondary education at Voorhees Higher Secondary School, Vellore.

He joined the Law College at Chennai in the year 1983. He belongs to the first batch of five years integrated law course.

He joined M.L., in the Department of Legal studies at Madras University and shared the first rank in M.L (International Law & Constitutional Law) along with Mr.G.Gurusamy, I.R.S., for the year 1990.

In the year 2001, he was conferred with Doctorate in Law by the University of Madras for his thesis on `Trafficking and control of Narcotic Drugs in India`.

He enrolled as an Advocate on 28.10.1988 at Tamil Nadu Bar Council and joined the office of Late Mr.N.Meenakshisundaram (Father of Hon'ble Mr.Justice M.Sathyanarayanan). Later, worked under Mr.K.R.A.Muthukrishnan, Dr.T.S.Ramaswamy and Late.Mr.P.Rajamanickam. He, along with Mr.P.N.Prakash (later Hon'ble Mr.Justice P.N.Prakash) and Mr.S.Rajendirakumar, established the Law Firm “Norton and Grant”. He has handled cases both before the Trial Courts and Appellate Courts.

In the year 1998, he was appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel to represent Central Government in Madras High Court. Under the guidance of the then Additional Solicitor General Mr.V.T.Gopalan, he appeared on behalf of several Central Government Departments and institutions including Customs, CISF and BSNL.

Under the tutelage of Late P.Rajamanickam, the legendary prosecutor, handled cases of NCB and CBI in the respective Special Courts since 1996. Also served as Special Public Prosecutor of CBI in trial Courts at Chennai.

Assumed charge as District Judge at Trichy on 06.06.2005.

Served as:

First Additional District Judge, Coimbatore, Special Judge for Central Bureau of Investigation cases, Coimbatore.

Additional Director and Director of Tamilnadu State Judicial Academy.

Special Judge for NDPS Act cases, Chennai

Principal District Judge, Thiruvallur and

Principal Judge, Chennai.

Between July 2011 and February 2015, served as Law Secretary to the Government of Tamilnadu.

Elevated as Judge of Madras High Court on 5th October 2016.
 
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Hon'ble Mr. Justice C.V. KARTHIKEYAN
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy

   
Born on 14th December 1964 as sixth generation in a family of Lawyers and Judges to Sri C.V. SIMHARAJA SASTRI and Smt. SARASWATHY S. SASTRI. 

Did initial schooling at St. JOSEPH`S PRESENTATION CONVENT, Royapuram, Chennai, and later completed High School from St. MARY`S HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL, Armenian Street, Chennai and Higher Secondary from HINDU SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, Triplicane, Chennai. Graduated in B.Sc. (Statistics) from MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, Tambaram, Chennai and in B.L. from Dr. AMBEDKAR LAW COLLEGE, Chennai. Later also completed M.L. from ANNAMALAI UNVERSITY and M.A. from MADURAI KAMARAJ UNIVERSITY. 

Enrolled as Advocate on 23rd August 1989 and joined the office of late Sri V.S. SUBRAHMANYAN, Advocate and Part-Time Professor, Madras Law College. Also established commendable individual practice. 

Selected as District Judge in Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service and joined service on 6th June 2005 as Trainee District Judge at Ramanathapuram. Served as II Additional District Judge (CBI Cases), Madurai, Additional and Principal Labour Court Judge at Vellore, Director, Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Registrar (Vigilance), Madras High Court and finally as Chief Judge, Puducherry, during which period also served intermittently as Member Secretary, Puducherry Legal Services Authority. 
e-mail id: karthikeyancv.judge@gmail.com
 
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Hon'ble Mr. Justice N. SATHISH KUMAR
Member,
Board of Governors,
Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy

SHRI. JUSTICE N. SATHISH KUMAR, B.Sc., B.L., was born on May 6th, 1967. Appointed as District Judge (Entry Level) on regular basis on 06/06/2005 by way of Direct Recruitment.

Underwent training as, Additional District Munsif in Vellore from 06/06/2005 to 05/12/2005

Additional Sub Judge in Vellore from 06/12/2005 to 05/06/2006.

Underwent Induction Training in Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy, Chennai from 06/06/2006 to 07/07/2006.

Worked as,

I Additional District Judge in Thanjavur from 10/07/2006 to 04/05/2009.

Sessions Judge, Sessions Court for trial of Bomb Blast Cases in Coimbatore from 08/05/2009 to 03/07/2009

I Additional District Judge in Coimbatore from 06/07/2009 to 28/08/2010.

District Judge in Nagapattinam from 01/09/2010 to 30/04/2012.

Principal District Judge in Erode from 02/05/2012 to 14/03/2014.

As Director, Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy from 17/03/2014 to 30/09/2016 and

held the post of Registrar General in High Court, Madras from 30/09/2016 to 14/11/2016.

Elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Madras on 16.11.2016

 
 
 
 

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