Gujarat National Law University
{Accredited with 'A' Grade by NAAC}...Leader in Legal Education, Research and Professional Training
Faculty Detail
Singh Ravindra Kumar
(PhD (Law), LLM, LLB, BA, UGC-NET)
Dean Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of Law
Phone : (+91) - +91 -79-23276611/23276612
Mobile : (+91) -
Fax : (+91) - 91 -79-23276613
Email : rsingh@gnlu.ac.in

Conferences/ Seminar Attended / Participation / Papers Presented :

Conference(s) Attended / Participated:

  • One day National Conference on 'New Corporate Insolvency Regime and Real Estate Regulation Act', organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) on 08 September 2017 at Ahmedabad.
  • Two-day NAAC Sponsored National Conference on 'Higher Education in Post-Globalisation Scenario', IQAC - GLS (JP Shah) Institute of Business Administration (12-13 April 2016). Title of the research paper (presented): 'Role of a Law Teacher in the Post Globalisation Scenario: Some Observations and Suggestions from the Perspective of Legal Education'.
  • Participated in a one-day Infrastructure Conclave on 'Strategic Thinking in Infrastructure: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future', organised by Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM), Ahmedabad (20 February 2016).
  • One-day Seminar on the 'QS Seminar on Rankings, Ratings, and External Strategies', jointly organised by Ganpat University, in association with QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), along with GTU (Gujarat Technological University) at Ahmedabad (06 November 2015).
  • International Seminar on 'Public Private Partnership in Infrastructure', jointly organised by Australian Trade Commission and Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM) at AIIM, Ahmedabad (25 June 2014).
  • 'Addressing Child Malnutrition Issues in India: A Need of the Hour' (a Half-Day Round Table Conference) organized by the Centre for Food Security and Agro Economy of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (28 July 2012).
  • 'Journey of Women Empowerment: Miles to Go' (a two-day International Seminar) organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in collaboration with the Sayajirao Gaekwad Trust (24-25 March 2012).
  • 'First Gujarat Law Colleges Conference on Constitutional Law' jointly organized by Commissionerate of Higher Education, Education Department (Government of Gujarat) and Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (26th February 2012).
  • Global Maritime Security and Anti-Piracy Conference 2011 (a two-day International Conference), Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (26-27 November 2011).
  • First 'GNLU International Conference on Trade & Competition Law' (a two-day International Conference), Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (5-6 March 2011).
  • One-day National Seminar on 'Emerging Issues in the Indian Legal Industry: The Road Ahead', Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (5th September 2010)

Seminar(s) Attended / Participated:

  • Two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar on 'New Dimensions of Law in 21st Century', University School of Law, Gujarat University (17-18 January 2015). Title of the research paper (presented): 'Evolving and Expanding Dimensions of Contract Law'.
  • One-day National Seminar on 'Enhancing the Standards of Legal Education: The Role and Responsibilities of Stakeholders', University School of Law, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad (20th October 2013). Title of the paper: 'A Critical Assessment of the National Law Universities in Enhancing the Standards of Legal Education in Modern India'.
  • One-day National Seminar on 'Law and Challenges in 21st Century: Special Reference to Women', University School of Law, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad (20th January 2013). Title of the paper: 'Surrogacy in India: Some Legal Aspects'.
  • Two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar on 'Human Rights in Emerging Area and Value Education', University School of Law, Gujarat University (08-09 October 2011). Title of the research paper: 'Human Rights and Right to Education in India: With Special Reference to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009'.
  • Three-day International Conference on 'Global Warming: Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Public Leadership', Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (11-13 March 2010). Title of the paper: 'Role of Knowledge and Community Centres in Mitigating Global Warming'.
  • One-day-National Seminar on 'Law and Urbanization in India: Issues and Challenges', Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi (21st March 2009). Title of the research paper: 'Urbanization and Consumer Welfare: A Critical Appraisal with Special Reference to the Standard Form Contracts'.
  • Two-day-National Seminar on 'Technological Development and Cyber Laws: Problems and Prospects', NM Law PG College, Hanumangarh Town, Rajasthan (17-18 December 2008). Title of the research paper: 'Formation and Enforcement of E-Contracts in the Cyber World: An Indian Perspective'.
  • Two-day National Seminar on 'Minority Rights and Social Justice', Kannur University, Kerala (17-18 June 2008). Title of the research paper: 'Uniform Civil Code and Personal Laws: Should a Secular India Need a Uniform Civil Code'.
  • Three-day International Conference the 'Commonwealth Legal Education Association Regional Conference (CLEA) 2006', the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi (28-30 July 2006). Title of the research paper: 'Legal Education and Access to Justice'.
  • One-day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on 'Judicial Activism and Judicial Restraint', MS University of Baroda, Vadodara (11-12 March 2006). Title of the research paper: 'Judicial Activism and Judicial Restraint'.
  • Research paper on 'Human Rights and Juveniles' presented at the Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad on the Occasion of the Human Rights Day (2005).

Publication(s) / Book(s) :

Publication / Books:

  • Book: Law Relating to Electronic Contracts (2nd edn, LexisNexis 2016). ISBN: 978-93-5143-713-0, (Sole Author).
  • Book(s): Law Relating to Electronic Contracts (1st edn, LexisNexis 2014). ISBN: 978-93-5143-057-5, (Sole Author).
  • Journal Article: ?Liability of the State for Torts Committed by its Servants: Public Law and Private Law Perspectives?, GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics, Volume 6, Issue 1, April 2016, pp. 25-70. [ISSN: 0975-0193]
  • Book Chapter(s): 'Role of National Law Universities in Transforming Legal Education in Modern India - A Critical Appraisal' in Dr Lokendra Malik & Dr Manish Arora (ed), Legal Education in India-Essays in honour of Professor Ranbir Singh, Universal Law Publishing Co Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2014, pp 376-429. [ISBN: 978-93-5035-401-8].
  • Book Chapter(s): 'Judicial Activism in India - Prospects and Challenges in the Twenty First Century' in Dr Lokendra Malik (ed), Judicial Activism in India-A Festschrift in Honour of Justice VR Krishna Iyer, Universal Law Publishing Co Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2013, pp 336-367. [ISBN: 978-93-5035-269-4].
  • Book Chapter(s): 'Uniform Civil Code, Personal Laws and the Indian Constitution' in Dr Bimal N Patel & Dr Mamata Biswal (eds), Law, Development and Socio-Economic Policy (Challenges in the 21st Century India), Eastern Book Company, Lucknow, 2012, pp 165-185. [ISBN: 93-5028-723-4].
  • Book Chapter(s): 'Role of the Supreme Court of India in Upholding Rule of Law', in Dr Lokendra Malik (ed), Rule of Law and Human Rights in India, Universal Law Publishing Co Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2012, pp129-161. [ISBN: 978-93-5035-170-3]
  • Book Chapter(s): 'Formation and Enforcement of E-Contracts in the Cyber World: An Indian Perspective' in Prof (Dr) Vimlendu Tayal (ed.), Cyber Law, Cyber Crime, Internet And E-Commerce, Bharat Law Publications, Jaipur, 2011, pp. 410-443. [ISBN: 81-7346-033-7, 9788173460333].
  • Journal Article(s): 'Evolving and Expanding Dimensions of Contract Law', Vidya - a Journal of the Gujarat University, March 2015, pp 382-391. [ISSN: 2321-1520]
  • Journal Article(s): 'Role of Knowledge and Community Centres in Mitigating Global Warming', National Law News, Vol.15, 2010, pp. 13-18. [ISSN: 0976-4305]
  • Journal Article(s): "Hart's Concept of Law and Justice", Banaras Law Journal, Vol. 35 & 36, 2006-7, pp. 125-144.
  • Research Report(s): Research Report titled, 'Blue Print for Reducing the Backlog of Cases from the Subordinate Courts of Gujarat', published by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in 2010. [ISBN: 978-81-910389-0-3].
  • Research Report(s): Research Report titled, 'Effectiveness of Government Measures for the Reduction of Court Cases', published by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in 2013.
  • Seminar Proceedings/Souvenir: 'Legal Education: Need for Restructuring to Serve the Masses', SOUVENIR of a National Law Conference (NALCON-2007), 2007, pp. 226-236.

Research / Area of Interest :

Areas of General Interest:

  • Law of Contracts
  • Constitutional Law

Current Research Interest:

  • Advanced Contracts
  • Diverse Facets of Electronic Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Legal Education

New Course Designed/Introduced:

  • Advanced Contracts (Evolving Jurisprudence in Contract Law)
  • E-Contracts and International Contracts

Honours/Membership :

  • Conferred with Excellent Faculty Award by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar for the year 2009-2010.
  • DAAD Visiting Professor: University of Cologne, Germany (15 May 2013 - 31 May 2013).
  • Member: Executive Council of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India.
  • Was invited by the College of Legal Studies, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, Uttarakhand as an expert, to be on the "Panel of Experts for Students' Profiling" from 27 Oct 2010 to 29 Oct 2010.
  • Highest marks getter in the University of Allahabad (including all the colleges affiliated to the University) at LLB examination.
  • Scored the second highest marks in the University of Allahabad at LLM examination.
  • Life Member: The Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi.
  • Life Member: The Institute of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies (ICPS), New Delhi.
  • Associate Member: The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi.
  • Member: All India Law Teachers Congress, New Delhi.
  • Visiting Professor: The Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi.
  • Visiting Faculty: Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM), Ahmedabad

Guest Lectures :

  • As a Resource Person, he delivered three lectures on the topic, 'Indian Contract: Laws and Practices' and two lectures on 'Infrastructure Laws' as a part of GNLU Indian Business and Commercial Laws Academy (GIBCLA) Summer School 2016 organised by GNLU during 04 July - 23 July 2016.
  • As a Resource Person, he delivered four lectures on the topics, 'General Principles of Contract Law' and 'Law of Partnership and Sale of Goods' as a part of Special Lecture Series on 'UGC NET and SET Examination Parts-II & III' organised by GNLU during 22-23 August 2015 and 03-04 October 2015 respectively.
  • As a Resource Person, he delivered seven lectures on the topics, 'Indian Contract: Laws and Practices' and 'Infrastructure Laws: Grant of Rights and Concession Contracts' as a part of GNLU Indian Business and Commercial Laws Academy (GIBCLA) Summer School 2015' organised by GNLU during 06 July-26 July 2015.
  • As a Resource Person, he delivered lectures on the topic, 'Fundamental Principles of Contract Law' on 10 October 2014 as a part of a two-day certificate course on 'Contract and Procurement Management' organised by GNLU during 10-11 October 2014.
  • As a Resource Person, he delivered lectures on the topic, 'Sports Contracts' on 06 September 2014 as a part of an intensive three-day certificate course on 'Sports Law and Management' organised by GNLU from 06 to 08 September 2014.
  • As a Resource Person, he delivered lectures on the topic, 'Demystifying Contract Law in Real Estate Transactions' on 15 March 2014 at GNLU as a part of 'Weekend Intensive Certificate Course on Real Estate Laws - Practical Issues and Challenges', organised by GNLU from 8 March 2014 to 6 April 2014.
  • He delivered a lecture on 'E-Contract in WTO Regime' to LLM students and PhD scholars at the University School of Law, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad on 30 November 2013.
  • As a Resource Person, he delivered a lecture on 'Issues and Challenges of E-Contracts' to the Law Officers of the Reserve Bank of India at '3rd Training Programme for RBI Law Officers', which was organized by Gujarat National Law University during 26-27 October 2013.
  • As a DAAD Visiting Professor, under Faculty Exchange Programme, he delivered lectures on "An Introduction to the Indian Constitutional Law and the Indian Contract Law" at the Faculty of Law, University of Cologne, Germany (15 May 2013 - 31 May 2013). For this exchange programme, he received a grant from DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst), i.e. the German Academic Exchange Service.
  • As a Resource Person, he gave a talk and had a panel discussion with the participants (prison officers) on "How to Strengthen Discipline and Security in Prison" on 20 August 2012 at a six-day "Vertical Interaction Programme for Prison Officers", which was organized by Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with the Office of IG Prisons & ADGP, Gujarat, and the Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPRD), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India from 18-23 August 2012.
  • As a Resource Person, he gave a talk and had discussion with the participants (prison officers) in an open session on "Social and Economic Rehabilitation and Aftercare Services to Released Prisoners" on 14th November 2011 at a six-day "Vertical Interaction Course for Prison Officers", organized by Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with IG Prisons, Gujarat, and Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPRD), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India from 12-17 November 2011.
  • As a Resource Person, he gave a talk on "Contract Law, Partnership Law and Specific Reliefs" to the aspirants of Gujarat Judicial Services (Main) Examination 2011. It was organized by Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) at GNLU, Gandhinagar on 8th October 2011 under the Gujarat Legal Education Project (GLEP).
  • As a Resource Person, he gave a talk on "General Principles of Contract Law", and "Partnership, Sale of Goods and Company Law" to the aspirants of UGC NET/SET at a two-day Training Programme for the preparation of UGC NET/SET. These special lectures were organized by Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) at GNLU, Gandhinagar on 18th September 2011 and 25th September 2011 respectively under the Gujarat Legal Education Project (GLEP).
  • As a Resource Person, he gave a talk on "Contract Law" to the aspirants of Gujarat Judicial Services (Preliminary) Examination 2011 at a three-day special Coaching Classes, organized by Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) at GNLU, Gandhinagar from 7th September 2011 to 9th September 2011 under the Gujarat Legal Education Project (GLEP).
  • As a Resource Person, he offered some valuable tips to the aspirants of All India Bar Examination-2011 at "All India Bar Exam Training Programme" jointly organized by the Commissionerate of the Higher Education, Education Department (Government of Gujarat) and Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) at GNLU, Gandhinagar on 21st July 2011.
  • As a Visiting Professor, he delivered six lectures at a "Training Programme on Laws in Urban Governance" (during 21-25 February 2011) to the Senior and Middle Level Officers and Administrators of Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, Local-Self Government Departments of the State Governments, Urban Local Bodies, Development Authorities, etc, on "General Principles and Application of Contract Law", "Tort Law: Nature, Liability and Defences", "Legal Framework of Infrastructure Development Projects and Public Private Partnership", at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.
  • As a Resource Person, he gave a talk on "Teaching Contract Law" to the law teachers of the State of Gujarat in the 2nd "All Gujarat Law Teachers" Training Programme" (15th February 2011).
  • As a Resource Person, he delivered a public awareness lecture at "Anti-Ragging Literacy Programme", which was organized on 3rd August 2010 at the instance of the Gandhinagar District Legal Services Authority at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Gandhinagar.
  • As a Resource Person, he delivered a lecture on "Minor and the Law" in the 3rd 5-day Police Training Programme on "Latest Rulings with Regard to Criminal Laws" organized at Gujarat Police Academy, Karai, Gandhinagar during 05-09 June 2010.
  • In May 2010, as a Guest Faculty, he delivered eight lectures on the Law of Partnership at the School of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad.
  • Delivered a Guest Lecture on "Constitutional Provisions and General Defences Under the IPC for Children" on 18th January 2010 at an "Orientation Workshop on Various Enactments and Government Schemes for Probation Officers of the Social Defence Department, Government of Gujarat" conducted at Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad during 18-22 January 2010.
  • As a Visiting Professor, he delivered lectures to the Officers of the Urban Local Bodies and Urban Development Authorities at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi at a Training Programme between 3rd and 7th August 2009. The topics of lectures were "Formation and Enforcement of Contracts" and "Liability of the State for the Torts Committed by its Servants".

Research Projects / Article Papers

  • A project titled, 'Effectiveness of Government Measures for the Reduction of Court Cases' was awarded to GNLU by the Legal Department, Gujarat Government. For the purpose of realising the aforementioned objectives, an extensive survey targeting all the stake-holders had been conducted throughout the State of Gujarat. For the purpose of this project, seven stake-holders-judges, lawyers, court-staff, litigants, police personnel, media, and NGOs-were identified. Research Report (of the project) titled, 'Effectiveness of Government Measures for the Reduction of Court Cases (A Case Study of Lok Adalats, Fast-Track Courts, Evening Courts and Nari Adalats)' was published and submitted by GNLU to the Legal Department (Govt of Gujarat) in 2013.
  • He was the Project Convenor of Swarnim Gujarat Project on Speedy Disposal of Backlog of Cases, an initiative of Gujarat National Law University. As the Convenor, he led the entire team very efficiently for carrying out 'Ahmedabad Pilot Project' (in March-May 2009) to study the causes for the backlog of cases and to put forth pragmatic and workable recommendations for the reduction of such cases in the subordinate courts of Gujarat. He was the key instrumental in drafting the Report titled, 'Blue Print for Reducing the Backlog of Cases from the Subordinate Courts of the State of Gujarat' of the said research project.

Teaching / Academic Experience :

  • UG: Over eleven years (since January 2006).
  • PG: Over seven years (since July 2009).

Other Accomplishments :

Consultancy Assignment:

  • The Gujarat Maritime Board [(GMB), Gandhinagar, Gujarat] awarded Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) a Consultancy Assignment for 'Preparation of Standard Tender Documents' for various works of Gujarat Maritime Board. The standard tender documents prepared by GNLU could be used with least modifications/amendments to suit the site condition of a particular work, as may be found necessary. From the University side, Dr RK Singh was the 'Principal Legal Consultant' for the consultancy job. GNLU submitted the final draft(s) of all the model tender documents. The GMB has recently approved and accepted the said model tender documents.

Certificate Course(s) Conducted/Offered:

  • Certificate Course on 'International Contracts': conducted this Certificate Course, as the Principal Course Coordinator, from 21 November - 23 November 2014 on the University campus. This was the first certificate on this subject conducted by the University (GNLU). Besides GNLU students, participants were also from law schools outside the State of Gujarat. Besides organising the course, Dr Singh delivered two lectures also.
  • Certificate Course on 'Infrastructure Contracts': conducted this Certificate Course, as the Course Coordinator, from 24 July - 26 July 2015 on the University campus. This was the first certificate on this subject conducted by the University (GNLU). Besides GNLU students, participants were also from law schools outside the State of Gujarat. Besides organising the course, Dr Singh delivered twelve lectures also.

Participation in Policy Summits:

  • Participated and represented Gujarat National Law University as a discussant at a Seminar on 'Socio-Economic Revolution Agenda of the Constitution of India: The Role of Law Colleges and Judicial Academies' organised by and held at National Judicial Academy, Bhopal on 12-13 June 2010.
  • Participated and represented Gujarat National Law University at the 'National Consultation for Strengthening the Judiciary towards Reducing Pendency and Delays' held in New Delhi on 24-25 October 2009.

Refresher Course/Orientation Programme:

  • Participated in a UGC sponsored Refresher Course in 'Information and Communication Technology (Multi-disciplinary)' which was organised by the Academic Staff College, Gujarat University during 21st November 11th December 2012 at Ahmedabad.
  • Participated in the UGC sponsored Orientation Programme, organised by the Academic Staff College, Gujarat University during 26th October 22nd November 2009 at Ahmedabad.

Training Programme/Workshop:

  • Participated in a one-week Faculty Development Programme organised by GNLU from 16 - 21 May 2016.
  • Participated in a one-week Faculty Development Programme organised by GNLU from 2nd to 7th November 2015.
  • "Teacher's Training Programme" on "Administration of Criminal Justice", Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (14th July 2012).
  • "5th All Gujarat Law Teachers' Training Programme" on 'Environmental Law', Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (19th November 2011).
  • "4th All Gujarat Law Teachers' Training Programme", Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (3rd September 2011).
  • Two-day National Workshop on 'Legal Research Methodology' organised by the Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad on 7th-8th May 2011.
  • "All Gujarat Law Teachers' Training Programme", Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (29 December 2010).
  • Five-day "Legislative Drafting Training Workshop for the Western States of India", Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (29 September 2010 - 03 October 2010).
  • "National Workshop on Private International Law", Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (10-11 April 2010).
  • 'Regional Teacher Training Programme on International Humanitarian Law', Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (19-21 July 2006).

Last Updated : 13-09-2017