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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. 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 also the Public Information Officer for the university. Prior to taking up his position here, he worked as Law Clerk cum Research Assistant at the Supreme Court of India. For a brief period he was also a drafting attorney. His research interests include Criminal Strict Liability, Locus of Victims in Criminal Law and interface of Copyright Management Societies & Competition Law.
Courses Taught: Law of Crimes-I, Law of Crimes, Legal and Constitutional History, Legal Methods and Mediation

Dr. Kajal Chandiramani , an Assistant Professor of Sociology, has a doctorate in the area of 'Women Empowerment'. She has a decade of teaching experience; and has broadened the mental horizon of students in areas of Anthropology and Changing Nature of Society at prestigious city institutes Mumbai. Her quest for acquiring and amassing knowledge and sharing it with her students is boundless. Her real strength is her students and for her teaching means creating situations conducive for learning.
Courses Taught: Insight into Sociology, Sociological Theories, Contemporary Social Issues.

Prof. Dr. Lalit Kumar Deb works as an Adjunct Professor and is the Head of the Under Graduate Legal Studies. After completing his Masters with a specialization in International Law, Prof. Deb worked as an advocate for two years. As an academician, he has served at the premier Lingaraj Law College and Berhampur University for thirty two years. In 1991 he was appointed as Reader cum Principal of Lingaraj Law College. Prof Deb has also been a member of the Juvenile Justice Board, Ganjam district of Odisha for two terms.
Courses Taught: Law and Literature, Philosophy of Law

Mangesh Kadam , an Assistant Professor in Political Science, brings in ten years of teaching experience in face to face as well as Distance Mode learning. His interest involves study of caste and religion in Political Process in India and Maharashtra. He is also pursuing his Ph.D. and area of his research is Local Political leadership in Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM).
Courses Taught: Select Political Ideologies

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

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

Sajid Sheikh is a Teacher Associate of Law and Coordinator of Post Graduate course at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai. 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, Intellectual Property Law, Law of Torts, Communication & Advocacy Skills, Legal Drafting and Competition Law.
Courses Taught: Communication and Advocacy Skills

Saumya Uma works as an Assistant Professor of Law. She has previously worked as an Assistant Professor in National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, and as Assistant Director of Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at NLSIU. She has 22 years of work experience as a lawyer, law researcher, writer, campaigner, trainer and activist on gender, law and human rights, and a recipient of the prestigious British Chevening scholarship for human rights in 1998.
Courses Taught: Family Law-I, Family Law-II, Constitutional Law-I, Human Rights and Duties, Communication and Advocacy Skills, Human Rights and Duties, Legal Clinics and Clinical Methodology.

Swatee Yogessh is an Assistant Professor. She has an experience of Law Teaching for more than 12 years with Chirst University School of Law, Bangalore, Symbiosis Law School, Pune and other leading law colleges in Pune. She has also offered two courses in Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar. Her research interests in Jurisprudence, Corporate Laws and International Laws find expression in the form of regular contributions to journals and periodicals.
Courses Taught: Family Law-II, Civil Procedure Code, Law of Limitation

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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