Department of Law

Prof. (Dr.) Kondaiah Jonnalagadda

In Charge Vice-Chancellor

Professor of Law and Dean

Dr. Kondaiah has more than Seventeen years of teaching and research experience. He joined as Professor of Law at MNLU-A (From July, 2018).Previously, he worked as Associate Professor of Law at National Law University, Odisha. He was also Director, Distance Education, NLUO, Swayam Coordinator, Convenor, PG Studies, Convenor Research and Development Committee at NLUO. He was also member of Academic Council, NLUO (2016-2018). He was also associated with National Law Institute University, Bhopal (M.P.) as Assistant Professor of Law (September, 2006-April, 2016). He also has association with the Dept. of Legal Studies, University of Madras as Student, University Research Fellow (2002-05), and Project Assistant in Chair in IPR, MHRD, GOI (2005-06,) and has also been Resource Person to the Institute of Distance Education, Madras University (2002-06) to deliver lectures on PCP programmes relating to Diploma in Law. Besides these academic and research endeavours, he has been participating in extra-academic activities. He has been the Visiting Faculty to Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (2009), RMNLU, Lucknow(2009), KIIT, Odisha (2014), and the Institute of Company Secretaries Institute, Chennai (2005-06).

His Areas of interest include, Private International Law, Corporate Law, Securities Law, International Law and Competition Law.

Prof. (Dr.) A. Lakshminath

Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Law

Prof. (Dr.) A. Lakshminath is a rare combination of an erudite scholar, an astute administrator, a relentless researcher and a revered teacher in the legal community. For the past 46 years, he has with single-minded devotion strived to serve the academia in law in multiple capacities across the country. Currently, as Pro-Chancellor emeritus and founder Vice-Chancellor, Chanakya National Law University, he has rendered selfless service to the field of legal education by setting up the University in Patna that competes with 15 other National Law Schools as centre of excellence in legal education. He has been teaching law since the year 1967 to thousands of students who went on to become eminent lawyers, jurists, public figures, judges and academicians. Till date he has guided more than 500 LL. M. dissertations, 345 project reports, 84 Ph.Ds. and 9 LL. Ds. degrees in Law which is a RECORD by itself. He has authored 10 Books and 140 Articles in reputed Journals.

Prof. Lakshminath has served the cause of legal education in almost all parts of the country and the backward regions of the country in particular. Having started his teaching career in Nagpur University and later as its Dean of Faculty of Law, he taught at the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and became the Principal of Andhra University Law College and was appointed Professor-Registrar and Dean, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad before finally shifting to Bihar to lay the foundation for the Chanakya National Law University. He has imparted education to the students of the Vidarbha region in Maharashtra and then moved to cater the needs of the students of Telangana Region of Andhra Pradesh and now in Bihar, all the said regions had been backward in education and other concerns. His thirst to reach the unreachable of the society continues and it has been given due recognition. The Government of Bihar in a rare gesture amended the University Act to facilitate the utilization of his services beyond Seventy years. In yet another rare gesture the Government of Andhra Pradesh has reappointed him as Chancellor of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University of Andhra Pradesh. In between these major innings, he continued to enrich himself and the legal community – nationally and internationally. He was Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Massachusetts, U.S.A., Fellow of Salzburg Seminar, Austria and Visiting Professor at Banaras Hindu University amongst many other universities and institutions. He has participated in more than 140 national and international seminars and symposia and has either presided over or delivered key-note addresses in more than 140 academic meets in India and across the globe including USA, UK, Japan and Europe.

Dr. Ashok Panditrao Wadje

Registrar In-Charge

Asst. Professor (Law)

Dr. Ashok Wadje is Asst. Professor of Law at MNLU, Aurangabad. He has done his Ph.D. degree in Cyber Crime Law from Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune and has cleared National Eligibility Test (N.E.T.) in Law subject. He has completed his LL.M. from Symbiosis International University, Pune specialising in Business & Cyber Laws. He is having more than 7 years of teaching experience in law field. Before joining MNLU, Aurangabad he was working as Asst. Professor of Law in National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU-Jodhpur). Besides academic accomplishments and achievements, he has published many research papers & articles in Journals and Books of national as well as international repute.
He was also invited as Resource Person and Panelists in various Conferences and Seminars in India. He has participated in various Training Programmes organized for Law Teachers in National Law Universities. He has also participated in several Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Refresher Courses and Faculty Development Programmes. He has also been actively involved in number of Community Lawyering Programmes and Legal Aid, Services and Pro-Bono activities. Activities such as research work on Geographic Indications (GI) for the GI Stakeholders, Indo-American Project on Legal Aid and Legal Services in collaboration with City University New York, New York Law School, on the Rights of Sex Workers. As a part of the community lawyering he has also worked in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority, District & Sessions Court, on several projects of Legal Aid and Legal Services, in the Marathwada region. Also, he was called upon to impart the training to practicing Advocates on various aspects of Cyber Law and Cyber Crimes through Continuous Legal Education Programme for the Lawyers by Bar Council of India. His areas of interest and research are Cyber Laws, Family Laws, Jurisprudence ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Mechanisms and Legal Aid and Legal Services activities (Pro-Bono legal aid & services activities).
At MNLU, Aurangabad, currently he is holding various responsibilities apart from Teaching such as, Registrar In-Charge, ADR Cell, Legal Aid & Legal Awareness Committee, Wardenship for Boys Hostel, and is also Editorial Member of Republic Law Review, a flagship Journal of MNLU, Aurangabad.

Dr. Tanaya Tarai

OSD (Academics & Publications)

Dr. Tanaya Tarai is the Officer on Special Duty for academics at MNLU-Aurangabad. She has more than Seventeen years of teaching experience. Previously, she served as the Vice-Principal of Ganjam Law College. She has done her Ph.D. in Law from Berhampur University, Odisha. She has taught courses like Contracts, Administrative Law, Intellectual Property Rights Law, etc. She has a number of publications in reputed law journals on topics like Copy Right to Computer Software a Legal Studies, Rights or Curse in Disguise, Abuse of Position and Rights of Girl Child, Protection of Rights of Migrant Labours- With reference to Odisha, The National and International Norms and Treaties for Old age Protection, Identifying Common Strength for Legal Aid and Legal Empowerment to strengthen Access to Justice in India, Supreme Court rules over cooling period for divorce under Hindu Marriage Act, Free legal Aid in India & Role of Judiciary, Martal Rape:A Comparative International Legal Studies, Advantage of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility): A Case Study on Development programme in Tribal Areas of Odisha and Jharkhand and also authored several books dealing with the issues of women, children, and South Asian Trade Laws & Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade to her credit. She was also working as Legal Officer in a Sri Lanka bassed company, served as Social Worker for the Lok-Adalat cases and associated with the District Legal Services Authority as a Trainer to the PLVs.

Md Yusuf Hayath

Asst. Professor of Law

Mr. Md Yusuf Hayath is an Asst. Professor of Law at MNLU-Aurangabad. He holds a LL.M with specialization in Constitutional Law from Post Graduate College of Law (O.U), Basheerbagh, Hyderabad. He has cleared UGC-NET as well as AP/TS/TN/KA-SET/SLET’s examinations in the year 2018. He has completed PG Diploma in Cyber Laws from NALSAR University. Before being a part of MNLU-Aurangabad family he has worked as Assistant Professor of Law in Pendekanti Law College, Hyderabad. His previous experience includes helping students in Moot preparations as well as Legal Quiz preparations. He is a recipient of ‘Sri Duvvuri Narasaraj and Duvvuri Narasamma Memorial Gold Medal’ in LLM-Constitutional Law for the batch 2018 on 80th Convocations of Osmania University held on 17-06-2019 at Hyderabad. He has done LL.B from Osmania University, Hyderabad. Apart from Constitutional Law his areas of interests includes Judicial Processes and Precedents, Law of Torts, Human Rights Law, International Relations, Citizenship and Emigration Laws, Administrative Law, Environmental Laws, Gender Justice and Law Relating to Women. He has attended workshops as well as published ISBN/ISSN articles in various University conferences such as BHU, Kakatiya University, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Utkal University, Osmania University, Andhra University etc. He is a fernweh and also a sportaholic especially in Lawn Tennis.

Ms. Neha Tripathi

Asst. Professor of Law

Ms. Neha Tripathi specializes in Constitutional Law and Human Rights Law. She is a graduate of NLIU, Bhopal and School of Law, KIIT UNIVERSITY. Before joining MNLU, Aurangabad, she has taught courses on Jurisprudence, Mining Law, International Human Rights Law, Media Law, International Criminal Justice and Human Rights at NUSRL, Ranchi and School of Law, Sharda University. When she was in her second year, she interned under Prof. G V Ajjappa (Adjunct Professor), NLSIU, Bangalore. She has published various articles in peer-reviewed journals, books and presented papers at national conferences, on various issues of Constitutional Law and Human Rights. She received an award for the paper on “Power to Grant Pardons: Controversies and Contradictions” presented at a Conference “The Vista of Constitutional Law”, organised by Colloquium Opus, at National Law University, Odisha in 2011. She also received Researcher Award for being member of the winning team, 29th Bar Council of India Moot Court Competition. She was also adjudged 2nd (Runners Up), in the Law Quiz, conducted as a part of 11th Justa Causa Law Festival, organised by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Ms. Neha has been actively involved in various centers and committees as faculty member during her assignment at NUSRL, Ranchi and School of Law, Sharda University. She was the Faculty Convenor of Moot Court Society and Library Committee at Sharda University. She has also organised various National-level competitions and conferences like 3rd Anand Swaroop Gupta Memorial Moot Court Competition, organised by School of Law, Sharda University in 2018.

Soumya Rajsingh

Asst. Professor of Law

Ms. Soumya Rajsingh has done her B.A, LL.B (Hons) From National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam with International Law and Business Law specialization and completed her LL.M in International Law from Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University. She was the holder of South Asian University Merit scholarship for the year 2016-17 and 2017-18. Ms. Rajsingh takes an immense interest in emerging legal dynamics. Her area of research and teaching Interests are Public International Law, Transnational Commercial Law, and International Commercial Arbitration, International Trade Law, Conflict of Laws, International Investment Law, International Environmental Law and Human Right Law, Constitutional Law and comparative constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Commercial Laws She has extensively work on the topic, “ Jurisdictional Aspect of Cross Border Insolvency; a critical analysis of the Indian Legal system.” in her LL. M Dissertation. She has a number of National, as well as international publication, also participated in a number of conferences. During her Law school, she went under number of internships, including Judicial, Industry and Different Research centers.

Ms.Sakshi Gupta

Asst. Professor of Law

Sakshi Gupta is an Assistant Professor of Law at Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad. She graduated from USLLS, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi in 2018 and completed her Masters in Corporate Law from National Law University, Jodhpur in 2019. She cleared UGC JRF- NET exam in her first attempt while pursuing LL.M. She has been a gold medalist throughout her schooling and University. She has won and participated in various Moot Court Competitions and also has numerous paper publications in reputed journals to her credit. Her areas of interest include Competition Law, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Department of English

Ms. Mahenaz Azizul Haque

Asst. Professor

Ms. Mahenaz Haque is the Assistant Professor of English at Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad. She has done her graduation and post-graduation in English Literature from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur. She cleared SET in 2016 in first attempt. She holds an M. Phil. degree from Gondwana University, Gadchiroli (Maharashtra). She has taught English at graduate and post-graduate level. She has keen interest in extra-curricular activities. She believes in encouraging students to use English language as a means of communication in order to give voice to diverse ideas and opinions, conducive for social interaction.

Department of Sociology

Rahul Pandurang Kosambi

Asst. Professor

Rahul Pandurang Kosambi completed his graduation from Mumbai University and M.A. (Sociology) from Mumbai University. He completed NET. He was awarded Sahitya Academy Yuva Puraskar 2017 for his book ‘UBHA- AADAVA’. He is pursuing Ph. D. and the area of his research is “New Dalit Middle Class: Negotiations, Identity and Politics.” His interest involves study of caste- class and religion in socio- political processes and moments in India and Maharashtra. He has published extensively on these topics regularly in reputed Marathi Journals.

Department of History

Deeksha Padmakar Ingle

Asst. Professor

Deeksha Padmakar Ingle obtained her B.A. graduation from Mumbai University with specialization in Ancient Indian Culture. She obtained her M.A. in History from IGNOU, New- Delhi. She cleared SET.

Department of Economics

Akash Mangesh Shahapure

Teaching Assistant

Akash Mangesh Shahapure completed his B.A. graduation from S.R.T.M. University, Nanded and M.A. in Economics from S.R.T.M. University, Nanded. He has cleared SET in the subject Economics. He has cleared National Eligibility Test (N.E.T.) in the subject Economics.

Department of Political Science

K.Vinay Kumar

Teaching Assistant

Mr. K. Vinay Kumar, faculty of Political Science in MNLU-Aurangabad. Before Joining MNLU-A, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in GITAM (Deemed to be University) for three years. He is presently pursuing Ph.D. from Osmania University on Chinese strategic expansion in South Asia. He did his Masters in Political Science from Andhra University in the year 2013-15 and received Prathiba Award from the government of Andhra Pradesh. He has also received D.V. Subba Rao memorial award from Andhra University. He did his post graduate diploma in environmental studies (PGDES) and Post graduate diploma in English language and linguistics (PGDELL) from Andhra University. He cleared his UGC-SET and UGC-NET in the year 2015. His areas of Interests are India’s relations with neighboring countries, maritime security issues and terrorism.

Visiting Faculty:

  1. Prof.(Dr.) T. S. N. Sastry, Savitribai Phule University, Pune.(M.S.)

  2. Prof.(Dr.) G.S. Bajpai, National Law University, Delhi.

  3. Prof.(Dr.) U.P. Singh, National Law Institute University, Bhopal. (M.P.)

  4. Prof.(Dr.) V. R. C. Krishnaiah, Former Dean, S. V. University, Tirupati. (A.P.)

  5. Hon’ble Mr. Justice B. N. Deshmukh, Retd. Judge, Mumbai High Court Bench at Aurangabad. (M.S.)

  6. Hon’ble Mr. Justice N. P. Chapalgaonkar, Retd. Judge, Mumbai High Court Bench at Aurangabad. (M.S.)

  7. Prof.(Dr.) R. S. Deogaonkar, Former Dean, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. (M.S.)

  8. Prof.(Dr.) Sadhana Pande, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. (M.S.)

  9. Prof. Balraj Chouhan, Former Director, National Law Institute University, Bhopal and Former Vice- Chancellor, Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow. (U.P.)

  10. The University is in the process of recruiting other faculty members.