School of Law, Governance and Public Policy


  • In-depth knowledge of national and international laws
  • Enabling teaching-learning in an interdisciplinary ecosystem
  • Robust linkages with industry-institute interface with internships and hands-on experience
  • Proactive engagement by professionals and senior advocates
  • Experienced faculty members
  • Emphasis on integrating the local context with global outlook
  • A unique blend of understanding law in the context of public policy

The School of Public Policy and Legal Studies, Chanakya University is a newly established institution for higher education in public policy and law. Established with the objective of providing excellence in education and research, the School offers a wide range of academic programmes in law, public policy and social sciences at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

With a strong focus on interdisciplinary education and research, the School aims to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the legal, social and political landscape in India and the world. The curriculum is designed to be rigorous and relevant, with a strong emphasis on critical and experiential learning through internships, moot courts and clinical programmes. 

The School’s faculty comprises qualified scholars, legal practitioners and policy thinkers, who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the classroom. The anticipated research output of the School is both national and international in its scope and its scholars seek to make significant contributions to academic and policy debates in India and beyond. 

The School also plans to engage with the wider community through a variety of outreach programmes, including public lectures, policy dialogues, and capacity building initiatives. Its aim is to create a new generation of leaders in public policy and law who are equipped to address the complex challenges of the 21st century. 


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

Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.

Prof Arkalgud Ramaprasad

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

Dr V Nagaraj

Vice-Chancellor, Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur, India

Faculty members

Dr. Bhavani M.R.

Associate Professor

Dr. Chetan Basavaraj Singai

Associate Professor & Academic Lead

Dr. Lovey Srivastava

Associate Professor

Dr. Krishnan R.

Associate Professor

Dr. Ananya Sanyal

Assistant Professor

Sri. Saurav Sarmah

Assistant Professor

Dr. Charu Ratna Dubey

Assistant Professor

Sri. Praphulla Chandra N.

Assistant Professor