Students should complete all the core and foundational courses, along with 3 elective courses chosen separately from each group. Further, they need to submit a dissertation and defend their thesis in an open viva-voce. Internships or research assignments may also be prescribed by the School from time to time.
1. Dr. Vanisree Ramanathan
Associate Professor & HoS, EGCS School
(1) Law and Justice in Globalizing World
(2) Law and Political Sociology
2. Dr. Sushree Sasmita Pati
Assistant Professor, EGCS School
(1) Indian Knowledge Systems
(2) Indian Conceptions of Dharma and Niti
3. Arun Krishnan
Distinguished Fellow for Legal Theory Research and Studies, EGCS School
(1) Fundamentals of Legal Theory
(2) Advanced Course on Jurisprudence
Known for his teaching of Legal Theory in National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, he has been instrumental in launching the LL.M. Legal Theory Programme in Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, the only post-graduate programme in Legal Theory in India. His recent publications include “The possibility of Theorizing a Realistic Idea of Global Justice”, NLUO Law Journal (2018), “Preserving Citizen’s Liberty in Democratic Governance: A Case for Nudging the Citizens to Vote”, Elenchus Law Review (2017), “A Thin Theory of Global Justice”, AALCO Journal of International Law (2016), & “Patenting Nanotechnology: A Comparative Study”, Rostrums Law Review, Vol.1 (2016). He along with Nithin Ramakrishnan, Assistant Professor of International Law, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, recently wrote an article on “Justice as an inter-generational idea: foundational perspectives from Indian Philosophy”. The Article will be soon published by a leading Law Journal in India. He has more than 6 years of teaching experience and a few years of litigation experience.
4. Nithin Ramakrishnan
Assist. Professor & Programme Co-ordinator (LL.M. Legal Theory), EGCS School
(1) Research Methods in Law and Theory
(2) History and Theory of International Law
(3) Indian Constitutional Law and History
5. Dr. Shilpa Pandit
Associate Professor, PPSH School
(1) Inter-disciplinary Research in Law and Psychology
6. Prof. Nagaraj Neerchal
Vice-Chancellor (officiating August), Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth
(1) Statistics for Lawyers
Prof. Nagaraj Neerchal has been the Graduate Program Director for Statistics and the Director of Center for Interdisciplinary Consulting and Research in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Maryland. With a Ph. D in Statistics from the Iowa State University, Prof. Neerchal's research and publications span a broad range of disciplines including transportation, environment and ecology, pharmacology, high-performance computing and many others. He has guided several PhD and master’s students and has innumerable publications to his credit including 3 books. He has won numerous awards including the University of Maryland Board of Regents Award for Innovation Excellence, the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Fellowship, and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Statistical Association.
7. Bastian Steuwer
Visiting Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth & Research Scholar, Department of Philosophy, London School of Economics
(1) Discrimination, Morality and Law
Bastian Steuwer is a PhD student at the London School of Economics. His doctoral research revolves around the separateness of persons. He is mostly interested in moral and political philosophy, but also works on personal identity and philosophy of law. He did his LL.M. from University College London, 2015–2016. He has been recently awarded Watkins Prize for his paper “What we owe… to whom?”
- INR 60,000 per annum for students from India and SAARC countries.
- USD 1,400 per annum for International students.
Please note that hostel facilities will not be available.
Caution Deposit and Semester 1 Fee
Every candidate selected for admission at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth will be required to deposit an amount of INR 10,000 towards caution deposit and the first-semester programme fees in order to confirm his/her offer of admission by the acceptance deadline as specified in the offer letter.
Caution Deposit for International Students - USD 240