Faculty Research Profile

Details of topics PhD awarded: Ph D – 18, M Phil -1

  1. Dr. Shashikala Gurpur :

    A Critical Study of the Legal Regime of Biological Diversity, University of Mysore, 2002

    Dr. Shashikala Gurpur has also guided the following candidates for their Ph.D:

    • Dr. Santosh Kakade , Changing Trends in the Law of Medical Negligence Under Consumer Protection Act 1986 – Symbiosis International University, 2014
    • Prof. Atmaram Shelke , Issues and challenges in Protecting Copyrights in Cyberspace: A Comparative Analysis – Symbiosis International University, 2015
    • Dr. Girish Abhyankar-Witness Protection in Criminal Trials in India, Symbiosis International University, 2015
    • Dr. Ashish Deshpande- Prosecutors in India and France: A Comparative Study, Symbiosis International University, 2016
    • Ms. Chaitra R. Beerannavar , A Critical Study of Reverse Merger as a Method of Going Public: A Comparative Study of U.S.,China and India, 2016
    • Mr. Swapnil Sudhir Bangali , Techno-Legal Challenge & Section 43 of the Information Technology Act,2000 , 2016
    • Ms. Padmini Pathak , The Rights of the Children Born out of Assisted Reproductive Technology, 2017
    • Mr. Milind Sudhakar Hartalkar , Alternative Disputes Resolution Techniques: The Case of Arbitration , 2017
    • Ms. Vidula Walimbe , Transforming Science into Technology – Issues and Challenges of Research Publication of Indian scientist , 2018
    • Mr. Nikhil Fulambarkar , Enhancing Bilateral Investment in Telecom Sector between India and European Union: Impact of International Investment Law , 2018
    • Ms. Aparna Nikhil Fulambarkar , Benefit Sharing & Export Promotion with reference to Legal Protection of Traditional Knowledge: The case of Assam Muga Silk , 2018
    • Dr. Vivek Nemane- Improved Legal and Institutional Arrangements for Peri-urban Biosecurity: Invasive Animal Management in Australia, University of New England Australia, 2019
    • Dr. Vaibhav Bapurao Sonule- Foreign Direct Investment in Retail- Legal Implications for India, Symbiosis International University, 2019
    • Mr. Viswesh Sekhar , Reasonable Accommodation and Accessibility: Critical Evaluation as Human Rights of the Physically Disabled Person in India , 2020
    • Dr. Sujata Manish Arya- Climate Change as a Threat to Regional Peace and Security: The Case of Environmental Refugees and Transboundary Water Disputes in SouthEast Asia, Symbiosis International University, 2021
    • Dr. Amol Meera Sapatnekar- Conceptual Analysis of Willful Infringement of Patent with Specific Reference to USA, and its Treatment under Indian Patent Law, Symbiosis International University, 2021
    • Dr. Shirish Dattatraya Kulkarni- Feasibility of Online Dispute Resolution through ADR in India: A Comparative Study with Reference to United States of America & European Union, Symbiosis International University, 2021

  2. Dr. Bindu S. Ronald:

    Shareholder Protection in Joint Stock Companies under the Companies Act 1956, Mumbai University, 2003

    Dr. Bindu S. Ronald has also guided the following candidates for their Ph.D:

    Mr. Mangesh Patwardhan , Doctrines Underlying Insider Trading Prohibition with Specific Reference to the United States and India, 2018

    Mr. Vaibhav Bapurao Sonule , Foreign Direct Investment in Retail- Legal Implications for India , 2019

    Ms. Smita Abhishek Pandey , Acquisition of Generic Drug Producing Companies and Compulsory License: An Analysis of Post- 2006 Scenario in India , 2020

    Ms. Neelima Kadu Sawkar , Right of Adivasi Women over Natural Resources and Traditional Knowledge in the Light of Relocation for Conservation: A Case Study of Melghat Tiger Reserve, India , 2020

  3. Dr. Aparajita Mohanty

    Role of Committees & Commissions in the Evolution of Higher Education Policy in India (1947 – 2004) – University of Pune, 2009

    Dr. Aparajita Mohanty has also guided the following candidates for their Ph.D:

    Mr. Debjani Rane , A Comparative Study of Expressions of Politeness, Indifference and Contempt in Japanese and English, 2020

M. Phil awarded:

  1. Dr. Mohanty Aparajita:

    Organization and Working of Konarak Jute Limited, Sambalpur University, Orissa, 1986

Other Ph. Ds in the year 2014-15

  1. Prof. Yuvraj D. Patil, Conflict between Human and Animal: The Case of Endangered Species”.

Symbiosis International University, 2014

  1. Prof. Shubhada Pednekar , “Role of Medical Evidence: Offences against women”
  2. Prof. Girish N. Abhayankar , Witness Protection in Criminal Trials in India-
  3. Prof. Atmaram Shelke , Issues and challenges in Protecting Copyrights in Cyberspace: A Comparative Analysis – Symbiosis International University, 2015
  4. Aradhana Nair, Protection of Indian Traditional Knowledge – Food & Medicines– Symbiosis International University, 2015

Doctoral Research students from the Institute:

  1. Faculty Members: Prof. Abhijit Vasmatkar, Prof. Ujwal Nandekar, Prof. Trupti Rathi, Prof. Yogesh Dharangutti, Prof. Raj Verma, Prof. Richa Dwivedi, Prof. Virendra Singh Thakur, Prof. Abhinav Shrivastava, Prof. Aditi Mane

Research fellows (Full Time):

  1. Ms. Kunika Kanodia, Mr. Robert Halam, Ms. Smriti Ranjan, Karthiayani. A


  1. Departments recognized as research centres:

    SLS,Pune is recognized as the research center in law, under the aegis of Symbiosis International University

  2. Faculty recognized as research guides:
    • Dr Shashikala Gurpur, Director is the member of the Research and Recognition Committee, Faculty of Law, SIU. She is also recognized as a Ph.D Guide, guiding eight students at present.
    • Besides, Dr. Bindu Ronald, and Dr. Aparajita Mohanty are also recognized guides from the institute under the Faculty of Law, SIU. 
    • The following faculty are the research guides for the LL.M students :- Dr Shashikala Gurpur, Dr Bindu Ronald, Dr. Aparajita Mohanty, Prof. Aradhana Nair, Prof. Swapnil Bangali, Prof. Atmaram Shelke, Prof. Girish Abhyankar, Prof. Asawari Abhyankar, Prof. Abhijit Vasmatkar, Prof. Santosh Aghav, Prof. Garima Pal, Prof. Tokmen Doming, Prof. Simanti Choudhary, Prof. Vanishree Ramanathan .
  3. Priority areas for research:

    Constitutional Law, Gender and Law, Human Rights Law, Environmental Law, Technology Law, Policy Studies, Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Law and Medicine, Public Law

  4. Faculty Research Projects (minor and major projects ,funding from the Government, UGC, DST, CSIR, AICTE, Industry, NGO or International agencies)
    • Dr. Shashikala Gurpur – Minor Research project on 'Exploratory Research on Environmental Law and Policy with particular relevance to water pollution and water resource management in Pune Municipal Corporation; the State of Maharashtra and India. (Ongoing ) 

    • DR. APARAJITA MOHANTY , Minor Research Project (201) on the theme  “Empirical Study Of Goa's Transition And Transformation From Continental To Common Law System After Its Liberation”. funded by SIRI, SIU. (Ongoing )
  1. Dr. Shashikala Gurpur, Dr. Bindu Ronald, Dr. V. N. Paranjape – Project on Corporate Take-over in collaboration with ITC Ltd.
  2. Dr. Bindu Ronald, Dy. Director, SLS, Pune and other members of the faculty and students – "An analysis of Pending Bills (9 Bills) was done by Symbiosis Law School, Pune" on request from Mrs. Vandana Chavan, MP, Rajya Sabha.
  3. Dr Shashikala Gurpur and team , (eight faculty members, 3 Students), Assisting Mr. Ram Jethmalani in research for his proposed book on the Indian Penal Code, sponsored by Adv. Ram Jethmalani & Assoc., New Delhi, 2007-2008 –Minor
  4. Dr. Shashikala Gurpur, Research Project, 2001-02 (enclosed) Gender Advocacy Culture & Human Rights, Third Sector Research, Mysore University, funded by Ford Foundation-Minor
  5. Prof. S.S.Pednekar 2006-2007, Women in Governance: Women Sarpanches in Pune District- Minor
  6. Prof. S.S.Pednekar Human Rights and Sexuality: Students and the faculty would provide legal literacy and legal advice, besides research support for curriculum development, partly funded by the Sambhavana Society 2007-2008 – Minor
  7. Dr Bindu Ronald: Market Access for Agricultural Products funded by the UNDP, 2001- 2005 (part of the NUJS, Calcutta team).- Minor
  8. Dr Bindu Ronald: "Review of Plantation Labor Act with special reference to Tea Industry" funded by Tea Board of India. (2006, part of the NUJS, Calcutta team), Minor
  9. Dr Bindu Ronald: "Land Legislation affecting Tea Industry with special reference to the States of West Bengal Assam and Tripura" funded by the Tea Board of India. (2006-08, started while on the NUJS, Calcutta team ongoing), Minor
  10. Sujata Arya (faculty advisor), Child Rights - The 'Street Children Drive' is a local initiative undertaken by the Cell with the support of Janseva, a Pune based NGO. (2006, 35 students and Faculty) Minor.
  11. Sujata Arya, The Human Rights Cell (SLS) in collaboration with the Spastics Society of India, Mumbai and ADAPT (Able Disabled All People Together) recently undertook the Access Audit Project (Dec 2006, 18 students), Minor
  12. Santosh Aghav, Yerwada Prison Project - To provide detainees at the jail with information and knowledge of their basic rights and options to legal recourse as detainees and under-trials (2006), Minor