Assistant Professor of Law
Dr. Gitanjali Ghosh
Assistant Professor of Law
Dr. Gitanjali Ghosh
B.A.,LL.B. (Gold Medalist) [NEHU, Shillong]
LL.M. (Human Rights) [NLSIU, Bengaluru]
Ph.D. (Law) [NLSIU, Bengaluru]
UGC- NET, JRF (Law) (2014)
E-mail ID:gitanjalig90@nluassam .ac. in / gitanjali1990@gmail .com
Ph. No.: +91-361-2738891 (Office) Ext: 544
Dr. Gitanjali Ghosh has been associated with the National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam as an Assistant Professor of Law since April 02, 2015. She is currently engaged in the teaching of International Law, Family Law and Human Rights Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her areas of interest include international law, human rights law, law relating to women and children and customary laws.
Previously, she was engaged as a Researcher under the Human Rights Lawyering Project at the Centre for Women and the Law, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (NLSIU).
She completed B.A.LL.B. (Hons) from North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (NEHU) in 2013. She was awarded Gold Medal and Book Prize for securing First Class First Rank. She completed LL.M. in Human Rights Law in 2014 and Ph.D. in Law in 2019, both from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (NLSIU). While her masters’ dissertation was titled “Resolving Ethnic Conflict through Autonomous District Councils: A Study of Bodoland Territorial Council”, she wrote her doctoral thesis on “De-Constructing Inheritance Rights of Women under Tribal Customary Laws: A Comparative Study of Khasi and Mizo Tribes”. She qualified UGC-NET in 2014 and was also a holder of UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).
She has authored a book in addition to several publications in peer-reviewed and UGC Care List Journals to her credit and has presented several papers at international and national conferences and seminars. She is also a member of the editorial board of a few journals. She is currently a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.
In 2015, she was appointed to the Centre for Child Rights to work for the strengthening of the Centre. She is presently co-coordinator of the Centre for Child Rights. Alongwith the team of Centre for Child Rights, she has successfully organized several capacity building programmes for police officers on child related laws; two State Level Workshops on Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015; a State Level Consultation on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012; a Regional Workshop on Child Laws for Law Students; and a National Level Conference on Protection of Child Rights in Tea Plantations of India, with a particular reference to the implementation of the Plantations Labour Act, 1951, inter alia.
She has spoken as resource person and panellist respectively at numerous programmes organized by both governmental and non-governmental organizations viz. Centre for Child Rights, NLUJA, Assam; Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India; Directorate of Social Welfare, Government of Assam; Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Assam; Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Government of Assam; National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR); Assam State Commission for Protection of Child Rights; Gauhati High Court; Assam Judicial Academy; National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development (NIPCCD) Regional Centre, Guwahati, Lucknow and Mohali; Tezpur University; Dibrugarh University; National Law School of India University, Bengaluru; Gujarat National Law University; National Law University, Odisha; Loreto College, Kolkata; Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai; Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute (MGLI), Government of Gujarat; Assam Administrative Staff College; Navodaya Leadership Institute, Kamrup; Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Tinsukia; Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Sonitpur; Office of the Superintendent of Police, Chirang; Office of the Superintendent of Police, Lakhimpur; North Eastern Police Academy, Meghalaya; Assam Police, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Assam; State Child Protection Society (SCPS), Assam; State Child Protection Society (SCPS), Meghalaya; District Child Protection Unit, Chirang; District Child Protection Unit, Kamrup; District Child Protection Unit, Nalbari; United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Save the Children; Human Rights Law Network (HRLN); Childline; Adolescent and Child Rights Network, Assam; North-East Network; inter alia.
Apart from the Centre for Child Rights, she is also a Co-ordinator of the Centre for Human Rights and Humanitarian Laws as well as the Centre for Tribal Law, Policy and Justice.
She has also assisted the Human Rights Lawyering Project at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru with the research under the Research Project on “Shifting Paradigms: Making Clinical Legal Education Relevant” funded by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India.
On the administrative front, she is currently a member of the Academic Council and IQAC of the University and serves on several other committees as well.