Department of Law

Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash

Vice-Chancellor

Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, took the charge of Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad on 16th March, 2017, earlier was working as Professor of Law, National Law Institute University, Bhopal. He has more than 25 years experience in academics and worked as Lecturer, Principal, DNR College of Law, Bhimavaram, AP, Faculty Member of NUJS, Kolkata and Principal, Law college, Nanded, Maharashtra before joining in NLIU, Bhopal. He obtained his B.L. from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, A.P. and Master of Law from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, A.P. with first class in the area of Labour and industrial Law. He was also awarded the University Prize' V.N. Deekhitulu Award" for securing highest marks in the branch of Labour laws. Later he was awarded Ph.D. in law from Berhampur University, Odisha.

He was also the Founder- Chairperson, Centre for Business and Commercial Law and the Faculty in charge, ADR Cell of NLIU, Bhopal. His areas of interest include Jurisprudence, ADR, International commercial Arbitration labour laws, Business Laws, and Health 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.


Prof. (Dr.) Kondaiah Jonnalagadda

Professor of Law

Dr. Kondaiah has more than Fifteen years of teaching and research experience. Previously, he worked as Associate Professor of Law at National Law University, Odisha. 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), 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).


Dr. Tanaya Tarai

OSD (Academics)

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.


Ashok Panditrao Wadje

Asst. Professor

Mr. Ashok Wadje did his graduation in Law from S.R.T.M. University, Nanded, and LL.M. specialising in Business & Cyber Laws from Symbiosis Law School, Symbiosis International University, Pune. He has cleared National Eligibility Test (N.E.T.) in Law subject, and presently he is pursuing Ph.D. course in Cyber Crime Law area from Symbiosis International University, Pune. Besides academic accomplishments and achievements, he has published several research papers & articles in Journals of national as well as international repute. He has also participated in several Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, Refresher Courses and Faculty Development Programmes. Before joining Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, he was working as an Assistant Professor of Law, in National Law University, Jodhpur (NLU-J). Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor of Law, in Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (MNLU-A). He has also been involved in number of Community Lawyering Programmes and Legal Aid & Services activities. Activities such as research work in Geographic Indications (GI) for the GI Stakeholders, Indo-American Project on Legal Aid and Services in collaboration with City University New York, Law School, New York on the Rights of Sex Workers and also worked in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority, District & Sessions Court, on several projects of Legal Aid and Legal Services.

Department of English

Ms. Mahenaz Azizul Haque

Asst. Professor

Mahenaz Haque is an 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.) (R.) N. R. Madhava Menon, Founder Vice- Chancellor, NLSIU, Bangaluru, WBNUJS, Kolkata, Founder Director National Judicial Academy, Bhopal. (M.P.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Prof.(Dr.) R. S. Deogaonkar, Former Dean, Dr. BabasahebAmbedkarMarathwada University, Aurangabad. (M.S.)

  9. Prof.(Dr.) Sadhana Pandey, BabasahebAmbedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. (M.S.)

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

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