Faculty Profile

Dr. Mayuri Pandya

Director I/C

LL.M. (Gold Medalist), Ph.D.(LAW)
  • 18 years as Teacher In-Charge
  • 3 years as Principal In-Charge
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Human Rights
  • Gender Issues
  • International Law
  • Hospital Waste Management in General Hospitals of the city of Ahmedabad’ NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad 1998-  1999
  • Industrial Water Pollution in GIDC area of Vatva, Ahmedabad – 1999-2000
  • Human Rights: Issues in Climate Change Scenario in the Progressive State – Gujarat – UGC Minor Research Project – Going on. – 2014-16
  • Awarded: 02
  • Pursuing: 06

Papers Published(27)

  • • International: 02
  • • National: 22
  • • Regional: 03

Papers Presented(37)

  • • International: 06
  • • National: 20
  • • Regional: 11


  • • International: 01
  • • Regional: 01

Editorial Board(4)

  • • International: 01
  • • National: 02
  • • Regional: 01

  • Appointed by Ministry of Environment & Forest as a Member, State Level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC), Government of Gujarat, India
  • Member, Environmental Law Appellate Authority, Government of Gujarat
  • Research Advisor, Centre for Environmental Law, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India
  • Member, Intellectual Property Rights Cell, Gujarat University
  • Chairperson Board of Studies, Faculty of Law, Gujarat University (Last 9 years)
  • Member Board of Studies, KSKV Kachchh University
  • Member, Academic Council, Gujarat University
  • Member, Editorial Board, Gujarat Law Journal, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research.
  • Member, Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), Gujarat University
  • Member, Women’s Development Cell, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Open University
  • Member, Regional Complaints Committee, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Ahmedabad
  • Member , Regional Complaints Committee, National Bank of Rural Development (NABARD)
  • Member, Prevention of Sexual Harassment Committee at Work Place, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Open University (BAOU), Ahmedabad
  • Member, Indian Law Institute (ILI), New Delhi
  • Co-ordinator: Law at the project of Sandhan of Department of Higher Education, Government of Gujarat, contributed for 900 colleges for Legal Literacy in the state of Gujarat
  • Hosted and Compared a TV show: Law covering 55 different Acts to generate legal awareness at large
  • More than 30 Invited Radio Talk for Legal Awareness

Dr. Binod K. Das

Asst. Professor – (Political Science)

Ph.D, JNU, New Delhi
  • 19 years
  • Political Theory
  • International Relations
  • Indian Political System
  • Identity based movements
  • Political Sociology
  • Publications: 22
  • Paper Presentations: 26


  • Invited as a Guest Speaker on the topic, “Human Development Indices”, in the National Workshop on Building Institutional Capacity for Mainstreaming Human Development at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • Publication: Sustainability of Social Enterprise for Financial Self Reliance, Journal of Asian School of Business Management: Vol III, Issue II, July- Dec 2015, BhubaneswarInvited as a key note speaker at National Seminar organized by Anand Law College.
  • Publication: Law and Political Science: Exploring Relationship, Nirma University Law Journal, Ahmedabad, Vol. V, Issues – I, 2015, January – June 2015

Ms. Vidhi Shah

Asst. Professor – (Law)

B. Com, LL.M (Commercial and Criminal)
  • 11 years
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Copy Right Law at GLS University
  • Contract
  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Substantial and Procedural Laws


  • Attended 5th All India National Conference of Women Lawyers hosted by Federation of Women Lawyers, Gujarat on 23rd -25th September 2017.

  • Invited as a Guest Speaker on the topic of “Issues and Challenges faced by vulnerable women’s by FICCI (Federation of Indian chamber of Commerce and industries) on November 18th 2017.

  • Attended two phases International Faculty development Programme organized by Gujarat Technical Education programme, Gujarat University, British Deputy High Commission, Ahmedabad and KCG which was held in November 2017 and March 2018.

  • Attended 24th All India Forensic Science Conference jointly hosted by Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Gujarat University and Raksha Shakti University during February 10th-12th, 2018 and presented paper on Cyber Forensic: Legal Scenario in India with special reference to Copy Right Law

  • Conducted a series of lectures at Sandhan, Baisag

  • Delivered a live session in Dordarshan show called HELLO SAKHI

  • Did a workshop with Rural police on Human Trafficking

  • Practiced as an Advocate in High Court of Gujarat for 5 years in Labour, Service, Educational matters


  • Attended one-day workshop on “Intellectual Property law for the Traditional and Internet based Business” at Gujarat National Law University on 27th July 2016.


  • Invited as a speaker at State Level Seminar organized by Ahmedabad Rural Police on “Crime against Women”.
  • Invited for the live talk show name “HELLO SAKHI” on Doordarshan for a discussion on Human Trafficking and Cyber Crime.
  • Presented a paper on “A Study of Child labour in perspective of Human Rights” at Saraspur Arts and Commerce College, Ahmadabad, Gujarat State, India.
  • Presented paper on the “Role of civil society on combating Climate change at UGC sponsored National Seminar at School of Law, Gujarat University”

Ms. Payal Mehta

Asst. Professor – (English)

M.A. (English Literature),
M.B.A. (H.R.)
  • 13 years
  • Pursuing Ph.D. on Pink Entrepreneurs: The struggle of women with special reference to Mompreneurs
  • English Literature
  • Legal English
  • Communication English
  • Soft Skills
  • Have presented papers on various subjects like “Constitutional rights in maternity leaves of mompreneurs”, “Climate change and mompreneurs – trail shifting”

  • Won the award of best paper at Youth Summit – 2017, paper title: “Struggle of mompreneurs in the new eras” – this paper was selected and published

  • Presented and published paper in University Journal on “Maternity benefits to momprenuers in India”

  • Presented paper on “Roles of women characters in mythological plays of Girish Karnad”

  • Had been teaching at various institutes like CEPT, B.K. School of Business Management, K.S. School of Business Management

  • Have conducted lecture Series/Seminars at IIM (Ahmedabad), IIM (Kolkata), A.M.A., CEPT, MICA

Dr. Parna Mukherjee

Asst. Professor – (Law)

Ph.D in Law (Gold Medallist)
  • For a Decade engaged with Teaching and Learning of Law.
  • Have taught law, both at UG and PG levels at various institutions in Ahmedabad - Institute of Law- Nirma University, PDPU- Gandhinagar, BKMIBA &HLIC- Ahmedabad University, University School of Law- Gujarat University, etc.
  • Teaching Environmental Policy, Law and its Judicial Enforcement Analysis, etc.
  • Contemporary environmental issues such as E-waste, Carbon Sequestration, Vertical Farming, etc
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in India
  • Environmental Management
  • Judicial and Legal Interpretations of Law
  • Delivered Lectures at Judicial Academy of High Court of Gujarat, AIR, DD, Institute of Law Nirma University, UWSL, Auro University, etc.


  • 6 - ISSN and 2 other Publications
  • Presented 15 papers at National and International Conferences and also received Best Paper Award in 2011.


Dr. Deb Ranjan Hota

Asst. Professor – (Sociology)

Ph.D in Sociology
  • 15 years
  • Human Ecology
  • Tribal Studies
  • Informal Sector
  • Books : 2
  • Research Papers : 5
  • Papers Presented : 10
  • Appointed as an examiner in M.Phil Dissertation of Central University of Gujarat

Dr. Suja Nayar

Asst. Professor – Law

B.Com, LL.M (Criminal Law), Ph.D. (Law)
  • 7 years
  • Ph.D. on Domestic Violence Act from Saurashtra University
  • Family Laws
  • Labour Laws
  • Constitutional Laws
  • Forensic Laws
  • Cyber Laws
  • Invited as a Guest Speaker on the topic of “Issues and Challenges faced by vulnerable women’s by FICCI (Federation of Indian chamber of Commerce and industries) on November 18th 2017.

  • Attended 5th All India National Conference of Women Lawyers hosted by Federation of Women Lawyers, Gujarat on 23rd -25th September 2017.

  • Attended UGC sponsored “Capacity Development Program on Advanced Labour and Industrial Laws” in National Law University, Delhi in December 2016.

  • She has presented a number of papers in UGC sponsored conferences and national seminars.

Ms. Rucha Vora

Asst. Professor – (Law)

B.Com., LL.M. (Business Law), PGDHRM, PGDBA, Cambridge English Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Advanced)
  • 2 years
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Environmental Law from Gujarat University
  • Contract and Commercial Laws
  • Environmental Laws
  • Criminal Laws
  • Attended Train-The-Trainers-Program on “Knowledge and Support Technical Assistance Strengthening the Capacity for Environmental and Climate Change Laws in Asia and the Pacific” by Asian Development Bank, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, G.D.Goenka University and Open University of Sri Lanka at Colombo, Sri Lanka from May 28 to June 1, 2018.

  • Invited as a Guest Speaker on the topic of “Issues and Challenges faced by vulnerable women’s by FICCI (Federation of Indian chamber of Commerce and industries) on November 18th 2017.

  • Attended 5th All India National Conference of Women Lawyers hosted by Federation of Women Lawyers, Gujarat on 23rd -25th September 2017.

  • Participated and presented a paper on “Climate Change and Mitigation: A road to sustainable development” in the UGC sponsored national seminar on “Science, Economics and Politics of Climate Change and India’s response to International Obligations” in 2016 – 2017.

  • Attended Three-Day Teacher Training Programme on International Humanitarian Law, Institute of Law, Nirma University from 30th August 2016 to 1st September 2016.

Ms. Jiya Matharani

Asst. Professor – (Law)

B.Com, LL.M (Business Law)
  • 2 years
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Environmental Law from Saurashtra University
  • Corporate Laws
  • Administrative Laws
  • Public International Laws
  • Human rights Law


  • Attended 5th All India National Conference of Women Lawyers hosted by Federation of Women Lawyers, Gujarat on 23rd -25th September 2017

Paper Presentation:

  • Presented paper in UGC sponsored National seminar on new dimension of law in 21st century at SCHOOL OF LAW IN THE YEAR 2015

  • Presented paper in UGC sponsored National conference on issue and challenges of human right and duty education at SCHOOL OF LAW IN THE YEAR 2015

  • Third national conference on law and justice at AURO UNIVERSITRY, SURAT IN THE YEAR 2015

  • International conference on Human Right at GLS (GUJARAT LAW SOCIETY) IN THE YEAR 2014


Ms. Sonal A. Thaker (Raval)

Asst. Professor – Law

B.Com., LL.M. (Business Law), Diploma in PMIR, Diploma in Mass Communication
  • 9 years
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Cyber Law from GLS University
  • Labour Laws
  • Banking Laws
  • Transfer of Property
  • Cyber Laws
  • Attended Symposium on “Convergence of Private International Law in IPR and Cyber Law” organised by Gujarat National Law University – Gandhinagar in April 2018.

  • Attended UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Cyber Laws: Issues and Challenges” at School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin – Kerala in January 2017.

  • Attended UGC sponsored Two Days National Seminar on “Evaluating the Six and Half Decades of the Constitution of India and the Changing Roles of the Constitutional Institutions” held at University School of Law, Gujarat University – Ahmedabad in October 2016.

  • Attended International Conference on “Contemporary Issues and Challenges of Human Rights in the Era of Globalization” organised by Gujarat Law Society, Ahmedabad in August 2014

Ms. Riddhita Parikh

Asst. Professor – Psychology

M.A. (Clinical Psychology), PG Diploma in School Psychology
  • 7 years
  • Pursuing Ph.D in neurodevelopmental psychology from Gujarat University
  • Clinical & Counseling Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Vocational and Career Counseling guidance
  • Participated and Presented Paper on “A Quantitative Study on Parental Treatment of Caregivers towards Children with Autism” at NACIACP, Noida - February, 2018

  • Workshop on Transcending from IQ to EQ - 2016

  • Workshop on POCSO - 2015

  • Participated in a stated level Seminar on “Child Sexual Abuse, Prevention & Intervention” - 2014

  • Participated in a state level Seminar on “Gender Discrimination:The Psychosocial Perspectives” - 2007

  • Attended workshop on Body Language - 2008

  • Attended workshop on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - 2008

  • Course on Basic Counseling Skills – 2008

Mr. Darshan Pandya

Asst. Professor – Law

B.Com, MBA (Finanace), LL.B, LL.M (Business Law)
  • Practicing as an Advocate at Gujarat High Court for 2 years
  • 2 years
  • Corporate Law
  • Sports Law
  • Winner in State Swimming Competition of the year 2008.
  • Playing State Level Cricket Tournament
  • Participated in Drama Won First Title in Gujarat

Ms. Seema Khadkhad

Asst. Professor – Law

B.Sc.(Biochemistry), M.B.A (Finance), LL.M (I.P.R), GSET(Law)
  • 2 years
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Rights from Gujarat University
  • IPR
  • Business Law
  • Enivironmental Law
  • Participated and presented Paper on “EVALUATION OF CHILD RIGHTS IN INDIA FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF GLOBAL STANDARDS” in the National Seminar On “Child Rights and Future of Nation: Issues and Challenges from National and International Perspectives” organized by Gujarat University.

Ms. Vaishakhi Bhatt

Assistant Professor – Law

B.Com. LL.M. (Business Law)
  • 2 years
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Labour Laws from Gujarat University
  • Labour Laws
  • Criminal Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Published a paper – “Agricultural Unorganised Sector of India: A Complex Issue” in International Journal of Legal and Social Studies, Volume – I, Issue I, ISSN 2394 - 1936 in June 2019.
  • Presented paper in International Conference on ‘Emerging Global Economic Situation: Impact on Trade and Agribusiness in India’ at BJVM, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, during 28-29 September, 2018. My title for presentation was ‘Agricultural Unorganised Sector of India: A Complex Issue.
  • Attended the advance training programme on emerging perspectives for industrial relations and labour law on 26 to 28 April, 2018.
  • Presented paper in seminar on international women’s day on the topic of social transformation through women empowerment on 8th March, 2018.
  • Attended National Seminar on “Child Rights and Future of Nation: Issues and challenges from national and international perspective on 20-21 January, 2018.

Ms. Kanisha Pathak

Assistant Professor – Law

B.A. (Gold Medalist), M.A.(Economics), LL.M (Constitutional & Administrative law), PGDIPR
  • 7 months
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal law
  • Competition law
  • Presented paperon “Prisoner Rights” at Gujarat National Law Universityin January 2018
  • Presented paper on “Constitution and Human Rights” at Parul University in November 2017
  • Published paper on “Juvenile Delinquency” in International Journal of Academic Research and Development

Ms. Foram Pandya

Assistant Professor – Law

B.A. L.L.B. (Hons.), L.L.M. (Business Law)
  • 6 months
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Environmental Law from Gujarat University
  • Constitutional Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Banking Law
  • Has done a Certificate Course on Energy Law and Policy from GNLU in 2019
  • Presented paper at National Seminar on “Recent Trends Of Judicial Process in India: Journey Towards Contitutionalism” titled “A Study on Environmental Protection under Constitutional Framework of India” in 2019.
  • Presented paper at 3rd World Conference on Human Rights and Intellectual Property Rights, 2019 titled “ A Synergy between Environmental Pollution, Development and Sustainability in India: A Legal Perspective
  • Presented paper at 2nd World Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Legal Aid and Human Rights, 2018 titled “Marine Environment and Marine Pollution: A Human Rights Perspective”
  • Published paper in GAP GYAN, Volume II, Issue II, An International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal of Social Sciences tilted “A Study on Legal Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection in India” bearing ISSN-2581-5830
  • Published paper in An Indexed Referred Journal of Higher Education titled “Economic Development and Environment in the Light Indian Environmental Jurisprudence” bearing ISSN. 0974-035X.

Ms. Hiral Shukla

Assistant Professor – Law

B.A. L.L.B. (Hons.), L.L.M. (Business Law)
  • 2 Years
  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Petroleum Laws from Gujarat University
  • Labour Laws
  • Business Laws
  • Presented a paper at National Level Conference on Indian Ethos and Values for Management.
  • Done research work at Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. on “Working Capital Management”
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