Faculty portfolio

Prof. (Dr.) Sanoj Rajan

Prof. (Dr.) Sanoj Rajan is an academician with extensive experience working in multiple academic institutions in various countries. Along with being the Professor and Dean at the School of Law, Ansal University, he is an Affiliate Expert with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA. He is also acting as the pro bono coordinator and a visiting faculty for the International Criminal Justice program offered by the International Christian University at Kinshasa, Congo. His other present teaching engagements are visiting faculty for International Law at Foreign Service Institute under Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi.

His former academic associations include Associate Director for Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at the Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA where he headed International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law research and policy initiatives. Prior to that, Prof. Rajan was heading the Academic Programs Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross for the South Asian countries and Iran. He has also worked as the Professor and Head at School of Law, ITM University Gurgaon and has taught law under University of Kerala at the initial period of his career. A Commonwealth Scholar, Prof. Rajan holds PhD, LLM in International Law, Mst. in Human Rights (Oxford) (expected), and a MBA in Personnel Management from NIPM.

He has lectured extensively on International Law topics at more than 45 institutions in ten countries including USA, Sweden, Netherlands, Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, Iran and India. He holds the rare distinction of being the first Indian academician to be invited to deliver a lecture on International Criminal Law at the International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands.

He has widely published and presented papers in conferences and seminars at national and international level. Some of his recentselected papers include; Principles of Laws of War in Ancient India and the concept of Controlled Conflicts, Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies, Brill Nijhoff, Volume 5, Issue 1-2, 2014, pages 333 – 351; Domestication of International Criminal Law; International Criminal Tribunal A Case Study, the Indian Society of International Law Year Book on IHL and Refugee Law, 2014; Denial of Quarter in Cyber Warfare, AALCO Journal of International Law, Vol.3, Issue 2, 2014, pages 119-138; Arms Trade Treaty: A ray of hope to change the way world fights’ HPCR, Harvard University, March 2013; Shahbag‘Movement and the Mandatory Death Penalty for Alleged War Criminals in Bangladesh’ The International Crimes Tribunal revisited, HPCR, Harvard University, Feb 2013; The Concept and Evolution of International Criminal Law, The Academy Law Review, Volume XXIX Numbers 1&2, Nov 2005;

Some of Prof. Rajan’s selected recent outreach activities (paper presentations, invited lectures, seminars and workshops)includeinstitutions like Harvard University USA, International Criminal Court at The Hague, SIDA, Hornasand Sweden, International Bar Association, Criminal Law Conference at the Peace Palace, The Hague, Asian Law Institute Conference Malaysia, First Global Conference on Statelessness, The Hague, Asian Society of International Law, Regional Conference, Dhaka, International Peace Institute, New York, World Congress on International Law at Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi and Mahidol University, Bangkok.


LakshmiDr. Lakshmi ( Dean Incharge & Associate Professor)

Dr. P. Lakshmi, is a passionate teacher with decades of experience in industry, academics and administration.  She started her teaching career at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and continued her service with ITM University, SGT University Gurgaon, and GD Goenka University Gurgaon before joining Ansal University. She honed her law teaching and research skills by actively participating in training programs conducted by experts from Cardiff law school, University of New Hampshire School of Law, National University of Singapore and Indian Ministry of Human resource Development.

She gained very rich experience in academic administration as head/ member of various committees like Moot Court Committee, Halls of Residence Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Anti Ragging Committee, Internal Complaints (against sexual harassment at work place) Committee and Proctorial Board. She was the Program Coordinator for 5 year law Degree Programs at ITM University and SGT University.

An alumnus of Madras University, she has B.Sc., B.L and M.L degrees and has qualified UGC NET. She obtained the Doctorate Degree in Law for her exemplary work on “The Inter-Religious Marriages and Conflict of Laws: An Analytical Study”.  Her thesis was awarded by the University as the best thesis of the year.

As an excellent organizer, she had organized a number of Moot Court Competitions at the National Level and has also organized a number of Seminars and Workshops. She has participated and presented papers in various seminars and conferences both nationally and internationally. She has a good record of publishing research articles in various journals.

1Dr. Aman M. Hingorani,

Dr.Aman M. Hingorani practices law in the Supreme Court of India, having been called to the Bar in 1992. He secured the First Position in the Advocate-on-Record Examination (December 2001) conducted by the Supreme Court and was awarded on November 26, 2002 (celebrated as the Law Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India on November 26, 1949) the Gold Medal by the Supreme Court, through the Chief Justice of India, for having done so.

Dr. Hingorani also acts as a mediator in the Supreme Court Mediation Centre and the Delhi High Court Mediation and Conciliation Centre. He was commissioned to make the preparatory course material on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the All India Bar Examination conducted annually by the Bar Council of India to grant licences for advocates to practice law in India. Dr. Hingorani was appointed as National Consultant by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for preparing its Manual on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Dr. Hingorani has been appointed as an arbitrator by the Delhi High Court. Hehas been empaneled by the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee to act as a legal aid Counsel, and has been appointed as Amicus Curie in cases to assist the Supreme Court. Dr Hingorani devotes a substantial part of his professional time for pro bono work on behalf of the disadvantaged sections of society lacking access to Courts, such as bonded labour and mentally ill persons, and for taking up causes in Court for disempowered victims of injustice, for instance, acting as Counsel for the family of Nirbhaya to seek prosecution of the juvenile found guilty in the infamous December 16 gangrape case. He has served on governmental and non-governmental committees in such endeavour.

At the academic level, Dr Hingorani completed his Masters in Law with distinction from the School of Law, Warwick University. He was awarded the ODASSS scholarship to pursue this course. Dr.Hingorani did his Doctorate in Law from the Faculty of Law, Delhi University, on Terrorism, Human Rights and the Law: A Critical Study of the Kashmir Problem. He is currently authoring a book on his doctoral thesis. Dr Hingorani has more than 25 publications, both national and international, on diverse legal topics. These include Kashmir Issue : Differing Perceptions, International Relations and Security Network, Zurich, 2007; U.S. Sanctions on Indo-Russian Rocket Engine Deal : A Subversion of the Missile Technology Control Regime, 28 Journal of World Trade, Geneva, 1994, No. 1, p 59; Commodification of Genes :The Final Conquest, 17 World Competition, Geneva, 1994, No. 4, p 55; The Bhopal Case : A subversion of the doctrine of parenspatriae, Journal of Bar Association of India, The Indian Advocate, 1991, Volume XXIII, Part II, p 204; State Liability in Tort – Need for a Fresh Look, 1994 (2) Supreme Court Cases (Journal) p 7; and Indian Public Interest Litigation : Locating Justice in State Law, Delhi Law Review, 1995, Vol XVII, p 159.

Dr. Hingorani has taught as international faculty in successive International Advanced Advocacy Skills Training coursesat Keble College, Oxford,and on Alternate Dispute Resolutionat the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, Dhaka. He has run the Training of Trainers course on advocacy skills for young law teachers at School of Law, ITM University, Gurgaon. Dr. Hingorani has taught as faculty at various High Courts in India in Weekend Advocacy Skills Training programmes for practicing lawyers under the aegis of the Indian Institute of Legal and Professional Development, New Delhi. He has served on National Selection Committee for the Fulbright-Case Fellowships, United States Educational Foundation in India, New Delhi.

Dr. Hingorani runs the Clinical Legal Education & Practical Training course at the Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. Dr. Hingoranihas taught as adjunct faculty the courses on Constitutional Law, International Trade Law, Arbitration, Banking, Insurance, Negotiable Instruments, Pleadings and Civil Procedure at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University and on Constitutional Law, Human Rights, Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. He has taught at other universities including the School of Law, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi and at St. Stephens College, Delhi University.

He has prepared curriculum for law courses and legal activities for several institutions including the Indo-British Project on Advocacy Skills Training, British Council, New Delhi; the Indian Law Institute and the Delhi University. Papers presented by Dr. Hingorani include Transformation of the Indian State, Law and Society through Public Interest Litigation delivered at the 13th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Mexico City, July 1993; Evaluating the U.S. Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act 1996 in light of Human Rights and the American Constitution presented at the American Regional Conference, Dhaka, March 1999; Involving Law Schools and Young Lawyers in the Access for Justice delivered at the Regional Conference South Asia on Human Rights, Gender Violence, Trafficking and the Law, UNIFEM, Kathmandu, November 3 – 5, 2008; Difficulties of Law Schools in implementing Clinical Legal Education presented at the National Seminar on New Challenges in Legal Education, Symbiosis Society’s Law College, Pune, January 24 – 25, 2005 and Public Interest Litigation presented at the Seminar on Comparative Law in India and the U.K., British Council, New Delhi, November 7, 2005.

Dr. Shruti Nath, Assistant Professor

A Doctorate in English Literature, Dr. Nath has a notable meritorious academic background. She did her schooling from the prestigious La Martiniere Girls’ College, Lucknow and thereafter pursued her Graduation and Post-Graduation from the University of Allahabad. After completing her doctorate, she has been a free-lance writer and has published a book titled ‘Mulk Raj Anand’s Novels – Delineation of the Disadvantaged,’ it captures the plight of the disadvantaged in various novels of the Indo – Anglian writer.

Besides her core academics, she even had interest in other spheres during her college and has pursued courses on fashion designing, textile designing and interior decoration. She was an avid sports person and played badminton. She developed an interest in Organic Farming and after completing a course on the same from IGNOU, is engaged in converting her agricultural land into organic in her spare time.

She is a ‘Founding Director’ at ‘Poshika Financial Ecosystem (P) Limited’.‘Poshika’ was incubated this year as a nurturer of ‘Start ups’ in the fields of education, consumer and other impact related areas, helping young enterprises with their various development needs.

She is even a ‘Founding Director’ at ‘Qwazent Health Search (P) Limited’, a healthcare dedicated search firm serving the needs to Healthcare Industry. ‘Qwazent’ has been setup as India’s first female only search firm. She very passionately guides the entire team, of young and experienced search professionals on all aspects including effective communication.

She has been at the School of Law, Ansal University, Gurugram since its inception in 2014, as an Asst. Professor, teaching English & Legal Language.


Dr. Deepak Miglani 

Dr. Deepak Miglani has completed  LL.B. LL.M. and Ph.D. from Faculty of Law, Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak. He has qualified UGC NET examination in 2014. He has 4 years experience of Court Practice in Delhi High Court. He has specialization in Corporate Law. Dr. Miglani has published 7 research papers in reputed journals and presented research papers on contemporary issues in Commercial Laws and other fields in various National and International conferences/ Seminars.

Dr. Komal, Assistant Professor

Dr. Komal has done her Ph.D. on the topic of “A study of Amalgamation of Companies in India”

from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak (Haryana). She did her B.A.LL.B and Master in

Law from M.D. University, Rohtak. She has done Courses on IPR from World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). She has more than 5 years of teaching experience. Her areas of specialization are corporate laws, Labour laws and Taxation Laws and Intellectual Property Rights.

For some time she has practiced in Delhi high Court and District Court, Gurgaon.

She has been involved in presenting research papers on contemporary issues in commercial laws and other legal fields in various National and International conferences/ Seminars and has contributed research articles on various legal issues in reputed peer reviewed International journals. She has also prepared the Course module for IGNOU. Recently She participated in International Workshops on Empirical Legal Research and GIAN Course on Cross Border Business Laws organized by National Law University, Delhi.  She has an experience of organizing and judging moot courts. She has authored a book on Business Law.

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Dr. Santosh K. Upadhyay, Assistant Professor

Dr. Dr. Santosh K. Upadhyay completed his LL.B. from Law School, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He subsequently has completed his M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Centre for International Legal Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He also has LL.M. degree with specialization in International and Comparative Law from Galgotias University, Greater Noida, UP. He has cleared UGC NET examination conducted in December 2014.
Dr. Santosh is also a regular report contributor on topic “Armed Conflict and the Environment” to the “Year in Review” section of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law since 2012. His paper entitled “Emerging Order of Transitional Administration: The Cases of Kosovo and Iraq” presented during First Annual International Studies Convention 2013 received a special mention. He has also actively participated in lectures, seminars and workshops organized by ICRC. He has participated in 15th South Asia Teaching Session on International Humanitarian Law (2009) and 3rd Advanced International Humanitarian Law South Asia Academics Training (2015) – both organized by ICRC, New Delhi.


Prof. Abraham Joseph, Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Abraham Joseph is an LL.M gold medalist from National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. A specialist in Human Rights Law and Public International Law, Abraham is currently pursuing PhD from NLSIU Bangalore on the topic “Contempt of Court in International Criminal Law”, after clearing UGC NET in December 2012. A passionate and committed law school speaker and organizer, Abraham has actively co-ordinated Seminars, Workshops and Conferences, apart from undertaking various speaking engagements in law school. As a Research Associate in the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Abraham was part of the team responsible for providing key research assistance for the framing of the Companies Act, 2013. Abraham has experience as a Research Associate in the Commons Cell (an Environmental Law Research Centre) of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore from July 2011- June 2012 and has served as a Teaching Associate (TA) in International Humanitarian Law at National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore during the November 2011 teaching session apart from undertaking an intensive internship in the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Regional office, New Delhi. His areas of special interest are Public International Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Refugee Law, Transitional Justice, Air Law, Maritime Law, Sports Law and International Labour Law.

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An educationist of multiple dimensions, Amit Kumar Singh completed his MA in History from MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareily and qualified UGC-NET in the year 2005. He has also done LL.B from MJP Rohilkhand University and MBA from RML Awadh University, Faizabad.

An active research scholar, Amit Kumar Singh has published various articles and papers in national and international journals. His paper on ‘Religious Discrimination and Women’ presented in a national seminar organized by Libra College, Dehradun was critically appreciated by many scholars.

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Ms.Anjali Dabas

She worked as a Senior Researcher for the QUIP (Qatar Unified Imaging Project) funded by Qatar Foundation and University of Exeter, UK in collaboration for two years. Ms Anjali Dabas has qualified UGC Net exam (Political Science) in 2010.She has done her M.phil (CIAS/SIS/JNU) and M.A. in Political Science (CPS/SSS/JNU). She has various paper presentations to her credit at National and International Conferences. She has published articles in International peer reviewed journals. Her area of interest and expertise include- Government and Politics of India, Political Theory, Theory and prospects of IR, Globalization, Historical Relations between Central Asia and India, Silk-route trade, Comparative Politics, Women issues and Human Rights. Ms Anjali Dabasis currently pursuing her Doctorate degree from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. The title of her research is “Ethno-Regional Divide and Political Transformation in Kyrgyzstan, 1991-2011”.

Mr. Sharjil Khan
Mr Sharjil Khan has completed his LL.M from National Law University, Delhi and was awarded Gold Medal for overall performance in LL.M Programme. He has cleared UGC NET June 2013. He has done his B.A LL.B (Hons) from Lucknow University. He has several research papers to his credit published in reputed International and National journals. His dissertation titled Juvenile Recidivism: An Empirical Study was much acclaimed by Legal Fraternity. He has extensively delivered lecture on Domestic Violence Act and Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, The Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act and other criminal law subjects to District Attorneys, Haryana at Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA). He has participated in ‘Basic course on teaching of Evidence Law’ organized under the auspices of National Academy of Law Teachers at National Law University, Delhi. 2013. He has also been an active participant in Training of Trainers workshop in Clinical Legal Education under aegis of 7th worldwide conference: Advancing Justice Education through global commitments and connections, organized by global alliance for justice education (GAJE) 2013. He has organized International workshop on Empirical Legal Research, 2013 (student coordinator) at National Law University, Delhi. His area of expertise is Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Law of Torts and Procedural Laws.

unnamedMs. Astha Mehta, Teaching AssociateLinkedin :http://www.linkedin.com/in/astha-mehta-325174a/
Astha Mehta joined School of Law, Ansal University in 2015 as a Research Associate. She has completed her B.A.LL.B. (Hons) from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and LL.M. in Business Law from Amity Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Amity University where she was awarded a Gold Medal. Presently she is pursuing her Doctorate in the area of Limited Liability Partnerships. She has a couple of research articles to her credit published in National and International Journals and paper presentations at various Conferences and Seminars.

She has previously taught Law of Contract, Law of Torts, Insurance Law and Cyber Law at Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida where she was also the Chief-Coordinator of Internship and Placement Cell.

9Ms. Ruchika Takker, Assistant Professor
Ruchika Takker has completed Master of Business Administration (Human Resources) with distinction from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University; New Delhi .She started her career at Ansal University and teaches Sociology in School of Law and School of Management Studies.
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