School of Law, Governance and Public Policy

Welcome to the School of Law, Governance, and Public Policy at Chanakya University! 

In an ever-changing world, where the rule of law is both a shield and a sword, our mission is to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and ethical grounding to navigate the complexities of the legal landscape.

In the global context, the challenges we face are manifold yet ripe with opportunities for growth and transformation. From advancing human rights to tackling environmental crises, the role of legal practitioners and policymakers has never been more crucial. At Chanakya University, we recognize the interconnectedness of legal systems across borders and the imperative of understanding diverse perspectives to address pressing issues of our time.

Our curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of legal principles, governance frameworks, and public policy dynamics, empowering our students to become adept practitioners and thought leaders in their respective fields. Read more..


Advisory Committee

Dr Ramaswami Balasubramaniam

Member-HR, Capacity Building Commission, Government of India

Dr Masayuki Deguchi

Professor Emeritus, National Museum of Ethnology & Professor, Graduate University for Advanced Studies

Prof Shalini Bharat

Former Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.

Prof Arkalgud Ramaprasad

Professor Emeritus of Information and Decision Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Prof. (Dr.) V. Nagaraj

Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), Tiruchirappalli

Faculty members

Dr. Chetan Basavaraj Singai

Dean, Academic Lead and Associate Professor, Chanakya University


Former Faculty NLSIU
Chief Consultant and Convenor, Technical Secretariat, National Steering Committee-NCF, MOE, GOI.
Prof. P. Ishwara Bhat

Professor, Chanakya University

Ph.D., Mysore University

Former Vice Chancellor of the Karnataka State Law University and the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
Dr. Pradeep Kumar A.P. Sharma

Associate Professor of Law, Chanakya University

Ph.D., Mewar University, Chittorgarh

Former Dean Academic Affairs, NLU, Sonipat
Kum. Anusha M Virupannavar

Assistant Professor of Environmental Law and Constitutional Law, Chanakya University

LL.M., Karnataka State Law University

Former Faculty, KLES' Law College, Bengaluru
Dr. Kumara Swamy T. R.

Assistant Professor of Enviromental Sciences, Chanakya University

Ph.D., Bangalore University

Former Senior Consultant, NCF
Kum. Mummadi Jahnavi

Assistant Professor, Chanakya University

LL.M., GNLU, Gandhi Nagar