Sanjeevi Shanthakumar

Pro Vice Chancellor, G D Goenka University


Academic Administrator, Law Teacher, Author and Legal Practitioner. Prof. Dr. Sanjeevi Shanthakumar is currently the Pro Vice Chancellor of G.D. Goenka University, Gurgaon [Delhi NCR], India with more than 27 years of teaching experience.  Earlier, he was Dean, Faculty of Law at SGT University, Gurgaon; Director of ITM Law School, ITM University, Gurgaon; Director of MATS Law School, MATS University, Raipur; Associate Professor of Law and Controller of Examinations at Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur; Senior Lecturer at Government, Law College, Madurai; and Senior Lecturer at Government Law College, Chennai.

Before joining the legal academia he had practiced at the Madras High Court for seven years. He is an alumnus of Madras University where he obtained his graduation, post graduation and doctorate degree in law. 

His areas of specialization are Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, International Law and Constitutional Law.  He has authored 3 books on Environmental Law published by Lexis Nexis, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University and National Law School of India University, Bangalore and 2 books on Human Rights Law.  His Book on Human Rights Law published by Peoples Watch, is being used as a Hand Book for training the Human Rights Defenders by many Civil Society Organizations in India and is translated in many Indian Languages. He has published a number of research articles on contemporary legal issues in various national and international journals and edited volumes. He has presented papers and delivered key note addresses in many national and international conferences in India and abroad. 

He had executed the Environmental Law Capacity Building Project funded by the World Bank; the Law Teaching and Legal Research Skills Project of the British Council and Cardiff University, U.K. and a Research Project on “Audio Piracy” funded by the MHRD, Government of India.  Currently, he is the Chair of the Environmental Law Study Group of the International Association of Law Schools and Member of the Teaching and Capacity Building Committee of the IUCN Academy of environmental Law.

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