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Names of Faculties-

Abhijit Rohi is an Assistant Professor of Law. He has two and half years of teaching experience at the School of Law, Christ University (SLCU) Bangalore. He is currently pursuing his PhD from National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore in the area of Privacy Law. He has participated and presented papers in various conferences and also has a few publications to his credit.
Courses Taught: Family Law-I and Philosophy of Law

Dr. Anand Raut , an Assistant Professor of Law, has more than four years of teaching experience and has taught Law of Contracts, Law of Crimes, Environment Law, IPR and Human Rights etc. He has participated and presented papers/articles in a number of seminars and conferences.
Courses Taught: Contract-I and Contract-II

Anand Shrivas is an Assistant Professor of Law. He has worked on diverse areas including policy law, corporate law and litigation, before venturing into research and academia. His areas of interest are laws relating to Finance, Securities, M&A, Social Entrepreneurs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Real Estate, and International Investment. Anand is a regular contributor in various law journals and legal websites.
Courses Taught: Contract-I and Contract-II

Ashok Chikte is an Assistant Professor of English and has published many articles besides participating in several conferences and seminars. Ashok strives to cultivate an interest in literature and literary thinking among his students.
Courses Taught: Law and Literature, Legal and Constitutional History

Prof. Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava (Adjunct Professor) - Dr. Srivastava has over 30 years of teaching experience. Before joining Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai, Dr. Srivastava has worked as visiting faculty at KIIT University and he retired as the Principal of Madhusudan Law College, Cuttack. He has guided many research scholars for their legal doctorates and has two books to hiscredit for law students and practitioners, and over 40 articles published in various journals all over the country. He has also been associated with various State Public Service Commissions and various State Legal Service bodies.

Prof. Dr. Bhavani Prasad Panda is the founding Vice-Chancellor of the Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. Having completed his LL.M. from Andhra University, he went on to secure a doctorate (Ph.D) and a post-doctorate (LL.D) degree from Behrampur University, Odisha. In a career spanning over four decades, Prof. Panda has worked in various academic and administrative capacities at Utkal University, Behrampur University and the W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. In 2016, he was conferred the N.R. Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award in recognition of his contribution to the field of legal education in India. Prof. Panda’s areas of expertise include criminal law, disaster management studies and ADR studies.
Courses Taught: Legal Method, Law of Crimes-I

Chirag Balyan is an Assistant Professor of Law and Public Information Officer of the university. Prior to this, he worked as Law Clerk cum Research Assistant at the Supreme Court of India. His research interests include Over-criminalization in India, Problems of Justice System and Humanization of Criminal Law. He is Deputy Director of Centre for Research in Criminal Justice (CRCJ) and Faculty-In-Charge of Alternative Dispute Resolution Society.
Courses Taught: Law of Crimes, Code of Criminal Procedure, Law of Evidence and ADR.

Dr. Kiran Rai (Associate Professor) - Dr Rai is Head of Post Graduate department at MNLU Mumbai. A university gold medalist in LL.B. & LL.M., she specializes in the area of Business Laws. She has a rich experience of teaching graduate & post-graduate students, as well as guiding them in their research projects. She also has wide experience in handling diverse administrative responsibilities. Before joining MNLU Mumbai, she has worked as Dean at School of Law, Galgotias University, Greater Noida and has also worked with Amity Law School, Amity University, Noida; Institute Of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad; & ICFAI Business School (IBS), Ahmedabad. She has many awards &recognition to her credit. Besides having authored numerous research papers & a few books, she has done extensive research in the areas of Corporate Governance, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, & Law for Surrogacy. She has mobilized funds & collaborated with prestigious Government organizations - NCW & NHRC - for organizing workshops & seminars.
Courses Taught: Company Law, Law of Contract, Corporate Governance, Cyber Law, Property Law, RTI, Comparative Public Law & Legal Research.

Milind B. Gawai , an Assistant Professor of Law, has eight years of experience as an Assistant Professor (Law) and more than one year experience as a Research Fellow at National Judicial Academy, Bhopal. He is committed to disseminating knowledge of law especially Constitutional Law amongst his students and promote them towards professional career as well as imbibe a sense of social service.
Courses Taught: Law of Crimes, Code of Civil Procedure.

Nilamber Chhetri is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. He has submitted his PhD thesis on the growth and proliferation of ethnic associations at the Center for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research interests include social history of ethnic minorities, politics of recognition, social movement, and issues of nationalism. He is interested in exploring the inter-phase between law and society. Nilamber regularly contributes research papers and book reviews to reputed national and international journals.
Courses Taught: Sociological Theories

Raghav Pandey (Visiting Faculty) - Mr. Pandey teaches Constitutional Law at MNLU Mumbai. He is also a Research Fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT), Mumbai. His ongoing doctoral research focuses on a comparative perspective of Insolvency Law. He is a permanent contributor to the newspaper 'The Pioneer' and online news platform 'FirstPost'. His research interests lie in interdisciplinary research on Law, Economics, History, Politics and Religion.

Dr. Rahul Suresh Sapkal is an Assistant Professor of Economics. He holds a PhD Degree in Law and Economics from European Doctorate Program in Law and Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, University of Bologna, Italy and University of Hamburg, Germany). Prior to joining MNLU, Dr. Sapkal has worked as a researcher with CORD-UNICEF, the International Labour Organization, New Delhi, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Dr. Sapkal is widely published and a referee to various international economic journals of repute.
Courses Taught: General Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Indian Economy and Economic Policies

Rohit Bhaskar Jadhav is an Assistant Professor Economics at the university. Rohit is a PhD. candidate in international relations in Dr. B.A.M.U, Maharashtra. He has published various research papers on international relations, Indian polity, Indian economy, women’s studies, finance and terrorism.
Courses Taught: General Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics

Sadashiv Deshmukh (Director CCLE) - Mr. Deshmukh started his career practising as an Advocate at the Kolhapur Court, Maharashtra Co-operative Tribunal, Divisional Commissioner at Pune. He then went on to join as a Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate First Class. He has also worked as Judge in the City Civil and Sessions Court, Greater Bombay. He worked as Registrar Personnel at Bombay High Court till March 2017. Thereafter, he has worked as a Member of Maharashtra State Sales Tax Tribunal and also as Chairperson, Consumer Grievance Redressal (Electricity) at Kalyan. He is a member of Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority’s High Court Panel of Arbitrators

Sajid Sheikh is an Assistant Professor (Law). He obtained his LL.M. (Hons.) specializing in Intellectual Property Rights from National Law University, Jodhpur and is pursuing his Ph.D. from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. His contributions to various law journals focus on issues such as Intellectual Property Rights, Women and Law, Social Issues etc. He holds the additional charge of Assistant Registrar (Academic).
Courses Taught: Intellectual Property Law, Legal Methods, Communication and Advocacy Skills, Legal Drafting.

Upamanyu Sengupta is an Assistant Professor of English. His doctoral dissertation examines the hermeneutics of travel writing. He was awarded a DAAD Fellowship for a semester’s study at the Technische Universität, Dresden, Germany. Upamanyu’s research interests on studies of space and place, Anglo-Indian Studies and affective mapping are reflected in his publications.
Courses Taught: Law and Literature, Philosophy of Law

Varada Sambhus is an Assistant Professor (Political Science) at the Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. She has more than 4 years of teaching experience in prestigious institutions of Pune and Mumbai. She has taught papers on Indian Politics, Political Theory and International Politics. She is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has presented papers at various international and national conferences and has published a chapter in a book on ‘Redefining Identities, Cultures and Literatures’.
Courses Taught: Political Theory, Political Ideologies, International Politics



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