Patron in chief
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty
Chief Justice, High Court of Jharkhand -cum- Patron-in-Chief, Judicial Academy, Ranchi


Hon’ble Mr. Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty was born on 10th June, 1955 at Cuttack. He hails from a renowned family of eminent jurists. His father, Late Justice Jugal Kishore Mohanty was a Judge of the Orissa High Court and later became the Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court. His maternal grand-father, Late Justice Rajkishore Das was also a Judge of Orissa High Court. Justice Mohanty did his schooling in the Ravenshaw Collegiate School, Cuttack. He graduated from the Ravenshaw College, Cuttack in the year 1974 and completed L.L.B. Degree from M.S. Law College, Cuttack in 1978 whereafter he joined the Bar and worked as a junior of eminent Criminal Lawyers like Late Girija Shankar Bohidar and Basant Kumar Sahu.┬áHe took oath as chief justice of Jharkhand High Court on 24th March, 2017.