Assistant Professor of Law

Dr. Chiradeep Basak

Assistant Professor of Law

Dr. Chiradeep Basak

B.A.LL.B (Gold Medalist - Vidyasagar University, West Bengal)

LL.M. in Human Rights Law (National Law School of India University, Bangalore)

Ph.D. (National Law School of India University, Bangalore)

UGC-NET (2013)

E-mail ID: chiradeep@nluassam .ac .in

Ph. No.: +91-361-2738891 (Office) Ext: 549


After completing his Master of Laws in 2013, he joined Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA) Chair on Urban Poor & the Law, NLSIU as Research Officer. Thereafter he started his academic career as an Assistant Professor of Law at NLSIU in 2014. With this modest foundation, his academic journey continued with several Enviro-Legal Research Projects under the auspices of several agencies such as Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Environmental Law Institute, Washington D.C, University Grant Commission etc. He was an Assistant editor for NLSIU’s Journal of Environmental Law, Policy & Development. He is the co-editor of National Law University Assam’s Law and Policy Review since 2015. He has also organized and participated in several capacity building programs, seminars, workshops, consultations & International Summer Schools for Nordic students at Law School. He was an Erasmus Mundus visiting faculty at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands. His research interests revolve around several facets of Environmental Law and International Human Rights Law. He writes opinions and academic commentaries for The Wire, The Jurist etc. and contributes articles and reviews for peer reviewed academic journals and books. His forthcoming book by Thomson Reuters is on Global Climate Policy and its Indian enviro-legal dimension. He is a member of World Council on Environmental Law, IUCN since 2016. He was the principal coordinator and researcher of the legislative drafting project for World Bank and Inland Water Transport, Government of Assam. The proposed draft bill was further enacted as The Assam Inland Water Transport Regulatory Authority Act on 15th November, 2018 by Assam Legislative Assembly. Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor of Law at NLU, Assam. He is also the Coordinator of NLU, Assam's Centre for Environmental Law, Advocacy & Research (CELAR) and member of Academic Council. He holds diploma in percussion and painting. He enjoys cycling, cardio training and cooking. In his free time, he watches multilingual movies of different genres and reads graphic novels.

Academic Distinctions

  • European Union’s Erasmus Mundus Fellow for Networking and Mobility Actions for Sustainable Technology and Environment in India at Groningen University, The Netherlands;
  • Awardee of MHRD Sponsored Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Program Grant;
  • Nominated for Linneas Palmes Fellowship, KTH Sweden;
  • Recipient of Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Chair Student Researcher Fellowship at NLSIU.


Total teaching experience:
Research experience (2013-present)
Teaching experience (2014-present)

Subjects taught: Environmental Law, Law of Evidence, Research Methodology, Law of Seas, Air and Space Law, Human Rights Law, Short Term Certificate Course on Arms Trade Treaty

Area of specialization: Human Rights Law, Environmental Law.