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Faculty Profile

BISWAL, Mamata Dr
Ph.D. (Law), LL.M, LL.B, B.SC, UGCNET
Professor of Law and ICSSR Senior Research Fellow

Email: mbiswal@gnlu.ac.in

Phone : (+91) - +91 -79-23276611/23276612

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Fax : (+91) - 91 -79-23276613

Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Under Graduate: 16 years 4 months
  • Post Graduate: 10 years 

Research Experience

  • Ph.D. - 1999 to 2006
  • ICSSR Senior Research Fellowship Program (2 years)
Area of Research/Interest

Research Projects

  • Pursuing the ICSSR Senior Fellowship Research in the area of the the United Nation’s         
  • Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

Consultancy Assignments

  • She has taken one assignment to conduct Examination (National Level) Confidential 

Areas of General Interest

  • Corporate Laws 
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws 
  • International Trade and Business Law
  • Family Law 
  • Law of Torts 

Current Research Interest

  • Corporate Laws 
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws 
  • International Trade and Business Law

New Course(s) Designed/Introduced

  • Capsule Course on "Prevention of Oppression and Mismanagement, Mergers, Amalgamations and Acquisitions" conducted on behalf of Gujarat National Law University for ICLS Academy, IICA at Manesar,
  • Credit Course on Distress M&A Deals and the Bankruptcy Code at Gujarat National Law University.
  • Capsule Course on, ‘Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions’ at Gujarat National Law University.
  • Refresher Course on the Companies Act, 2013 at Gujarat National Law University.
  • Certificate Course on Corporate Governance at Gujarat National Law University
Publication

Book Chapters

  • The paper titled, ‘The Companies Act,2013-An Overview’ has been published in the edited the book, ‘The Companies Act 2013 Key Conceptual Transformation", Universal Law Publication (an imprint of Lexis Nexis)2017 ISBN-978-81-3125-2215
  • The presented research paper titled, ‘Mandatory Compliance of Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Is it Economic compliance or Social Responsibility?’ has been published in the Conference Proceeding, CSR and Sustainable Development 2016 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)ISBN 978-1-944820-49-7
  • The article on International Sale and Convention on Contracts for International Sales of Good (CISG)-An Overview has been published in the  GNLU Group Publication.(Law, Development and Socio-Economic Policy (Challenges in the 21st Century India)Eastern Book Publication, ISBN-935026723-4
  • The paper on Significant Role of Corporate Sector in the Course of Globalisation of  trade and CSR-An Analytical Approach ,is being published in the book titled      Corporate Social Responsibility-Issues and Challenges, Allied Publishers Pvt.Ltd,,ISBN- 978-81-8424-681-0
  • A paper titled ‘Surrogacy: Social Dimensions and Legal Ramification’ has been published in the edited book Live in Relationship and Surrogacy: Legal Implications and Social Issues. ISBN No-978-81-910389-6-5,p-100
  • A paper titled ‘'Women  Entrepreneurship-A New Facet of Women Empowerment'- A Critical Appraisal on the Legislative Response to the Contemporary Issues and Challenges of Women Entrepreneurship  has been published in the book Management issues and options, Babasaheb Gawde Institute of Management studies, Mumbai, ISBN 9789350670569, pg. 41.
  • The Presented   paper titled, ‘Overlooking the Corporate Social Responsibility by the Multi-National Companies An unconstructive Approach in India’ in the International CSR Conference is being published in the proceeding titled, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development (CSR-2013)

Journal Articles

  • The article titled, ‘Company Litigation and Jurisdictional Issues: An Incessant   Challenge in India’ has been published in Supreme Court Cases (2017) 2 SCC J-19.ISSN 0039-5951
  • The article titled, ‘Adjudicating Authorities under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code,2016-An Overview has been published in the Corporate Law Advisor, Volume 138, Part 2, May 2017 Mag21ISSN 0970-8987
  • The presented research paper titled, ‘The UNCITRAL and the CISG:A Boon for International Business Law’ has been published in the journal ‘Royal ‘ ISSN 2278-8158,p1 ISSN 2278-8158
  • The article  titled, Prevention and Oppression and Mismanagement in the Corporate Houses: Conceptual Analysis in the Indian Context, Gujarat Law Journal, Vol II, Issue II, @012,ISSN No-2249-9644
  • Women In the Sphere of Law-National and International Perspectives-has been  published in the National Law News, April-September,2010, Vol-13-14, ISSN: 0976-4305
  • A paper titled, ‘An Attempt to look into the Future of Competition Laws in India’ Soliciting Changes (Joint publication) –has been published in the Selected Civil Decisions, March 2010, Vol. I Part No 3.
  • A Paper titled ‘Good Governance V Right to Information Law in India: An Efficacious Contrivance for a Better Democracy-Problems and Prospects’ has been published in the multidisciplinary quarterly International Refereed Research Journal ,Vol 1 Issue 3, July 2011. (ISSN No-2231-413X)

Books Edited

  • Edited the book, ‘The Companies Act 2013 Key Conceptual Transformation", Universal Law Publication (an imprint of Lexis Nexis)2017 ISBN-978-81-3125-2215
  • Edited the book titled Live in Relationship and Surrogacy: Legal Implications and Social Issues. ISBN No-978-81-910389-6-5,p-100
  • Edited the Seminar Proceeding of International Seminar on , ‘Journey of Women Empowerment : Miles to Go’ organised by GNLU on 24th and 25th March 2012.ISBN No: 978-81-910389-5-8
  • Edited the book titles, ‘ International Contracts: Jurisdictional and Global, Commercial and Investment Governance’ GNLU Publication, ISBN-978938936013
  • Edited the GNLU Group Publication.(Law, Development and Socio-Economic Policy (Challenges in the 21st Century India) Eastern Book Publication, ISBN-935026723-4

Books Reviewed

  • Reviewed one Book on Law and Gender —A Quest for Justice by the Oxford University Press India in the month of November, 2010.
Conference / Seminar / Workshop

Paper Presentation  

Conferences

  • Contributed a research paper titled "'Evolving Jurisprudence of Corporate Insolvency Laws in India - Role of the adjudicating Authorities and the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency'-An Insight Analysis" at UNCITRAL-UM Joint Conference University of Macau, Macau SAR, China  2018 held on 1 December 2018.
  • Presented a research paper titled, “Cross Border Insolvency in the Indian legal landscape and the UNCITRAL model law on Cross Border Insolvency: A critical Analysis” in the UNCITRAL-ABLI Emergence Conference 2018 on ‘Asian Perspectives on the Future of the Harmonisation and Convergence of Business Laws’ organised at Supreme Court, Singapore on 25th July, 2018.
  • Presented (via Skype) a research paper titled, ‘CISG : A Windfall for the Unification of International Sales Law-Present Day Need for Wide-Reaching Solidarity’ in the UNCITRAL-UM joint conference,2017 at University of Macau, Macau SAR, China  held on 11-12 December, 2017.   
  • Presented a research paper titled, ‘The UNCITRAL and the CISG:A Boon for International Business Law’ in the International conference on Innovative Emerging Strategies in Economics, Commerce, Banking, Management , Engineering, Computer Science and Applications organised by Institute of Business Management. Indo Global Chamber of Commerce and World Management Congress held on 29th December, 2017, Kolkata.
  • Presented a research paper titled, ‘Mandatory Compliance of Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Is it Economic compliance or Social Responsibility?’ in the international Conference, CSR and Sustainable Development 2016 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) organised on 30 and 31st May, 2016.
  • Presented a research paper on, 'Statutory Recognition to Corporate Social Responsibility and Legal Implications in India: A Critique' in the 4th International Conference on Dynamism and Contemporary Practices of Business Management organised by VIPSAR, Indore on 5th December, 2015. 
  • Presented a research paper titled, ‘Insider Trading and Effectiveness of the Regulatory Measures in India’ in the 2nd International Conference on 'Corporate Governance: Contemporary issues and challenges in the Economic Environment 'organised by Gujarat Technological University on 14th and 15th of March, 2014.
  • Presented a paper titled, ‘Overlooking the Corporate Social Responsibility by the Multi-National Companies:  An unconstructive Approach in India’ in the International CSR Conference on CSR and Sustainable Developmet ,at Bangkok, CSR International, 2013 from 3rd June to 6th June, 2013.
  • Presented a paper (In Absentia) on ‘Religious Diversity and Conflicts in Personal Laws in India’ - Decade Long Battle for Uniform Civil Code in the 7th Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference held at the International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur on 25th and 26th May 2010.
  • Presented a paper titled, ‘Women’s Right in the Sphere of Law – A Critical Analysis on National and International Perspective’ in the International Conference on Women, Work and Health organised by the National Commission for Women UGC centre for Women’s studies, MS University, Udaipur on 30-31 March, 2010.
  • Presented a research paper titled, ‘Corporate Governance Norms for the listed companies in acquiescence with the Companies Act, 2013 - An Analytical approach in the National Seminar on 'Corporate Governance: Recent Trends and Developments' on 15th November 2014 organised by Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies (MAIMS), Centre for Corporate Governance, New Delhi. 
  • Presented a research paper titled "Issue of Securities and Regulatory Haziness in India'- Emergent Legal Concerns in the National Conference on 'Corporate Justice: Legal Issues and Challenges' organised by the school of corporate Law, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (Ministry of Corporate Affairs) on 27th and 28th November, 2013 and chaired the technical session on Corporate Governance.
  • Presented a research paper titled,' Expanding the horizon of corporate  Accountability Towards Human Rights Aspect' in the UGC sponsored Conference on, 'Challenges and Prospects of Human Rights in the 21st Century' organised by G.E.S's Shri BhausahebVartak College, Borivli (W), Mumbai  and held on 15th and 16th of Feb, 2013.
  • Attended and Contributed one presentation on,' Winding Up of company and procedure in India' in the one day Brain Storming Session held on 12th  March, 2013,in the Conference Hall of the office of Official Liquidator, meant for the training of the officers of the official liquidator as per the direction of the Delhi High Court (DB). (Organised by ICLS Academy, IICA and Official Liquidator's office, New Delhi.
  • Attended and presented a discussion  paper on, 'Voluntary Winding up and Company  Court Rules ' in the two  days Brainstorming session on Training Module for Officers and Officials of Official Liquidator Attached to High court Delhi  on  01-04-2012 and 02-04-2013 organised by the Office of Official Liquidator (Delhi) and ICLS Academy (IICA) .
  • Presented a research Paper titled ‘Consumer Protection Laws : Emerging Issues and Challenges in the 21st Century’- Indian Perspective in the National Seminar on Consumer Protection in India: Lessons Learnt and Future Challenges (19-20 November, 2009) organised by The Centre for Consumer Studies, The Indian Institute of Public Administration.
  • Presented a research Paper titled, ‘Right to Information for a Better Democracy: An urgent Need to prevent the Misuse of RTI-A Critical Analysis’ in the National Conference on Educational Reforms: Insights and Analysis on October 1-3, 2010 held at Aishwarya College, Udaipur.
  • Presented a research Paper titled, ‘The Significant Role of Corporate Sector in the course of Globalisation of Trade and Corporate Social Responsibility’: An Analytical Approach in the Indian Perspective in the national conference on corporate social responsibility – issues & challenges organised by Maratha Mandir’s Baba SahebGawde Institute of Management, Mumbai on 26th march, 2011.
  • Presented a research paper titled Women, Socio Religious Practices and Injustice in the Indian Perspective ':A pragmatic approach to the Judicial Response in the Post Constitutional Era in the National Colloquium on ‘Right to Health-With special Reference to Health ,organised by  National Human Rights Commission and M IT Laxmangarh, Rajasthan and the discussion area was Surrogacy.

Seminars

  • Presented a research Paper titled, ‘Judicial Response towards Social Transformation in the light of Tort Law- Indian Perspectives’ in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Law, Justice and Social Transformation in India organised by the Madhu Sudan Law College, Cuttack on 17th and 18th of December 2011.
  • Presented a research Paper titled, ‘Protection of Rights of the Surrogate Child: An Appraisal on Legal Issues & Challenges in the Indian Perspectives' in the National Seminar on Surrogacy organised by GNLU on 9th of October 2011

Participation 

Policy Summits

  • Participated in the IPR Summit organized by Ahmedabad Management Association on 18th and 19th of January, 2009

Conferences

  • Attended the National Conference organized by Gujarat National Law University on 20th March, 2009.
  • Attended UGC Sponsored National Conference organised by Utkal University, on 11-12, November, 2006.
  • Attended Regional Teacher Training Programme conducted by joint collaboration of GNLU and ICRC 19.07.2006 to 21.07.2006.
  • Participated in the GNLU  International Conference on Trade and Competition Law (GICTCL) 2013
  • Convener of the International Conference on ‘Modern Corporate Laws: Understanding the Dynamism’-Within and Beyond the Legal Boundaries organised on 5th and 6th of October, 2013.

Seminars

  • Participated in  the National Seminar Corporate Laws: Contemporary Issues and Challenges: Scrutinising the Investor’s Protection in the Indian Perspectives on Corporate Laws 2012

Workshops

  • Coordinator of the State Level Symposium on Role of Women in Peace Making,2009
  • Convener of the University Level Workshop on Implementation of Vishaka Guidelines,2010
Capacity Building Training Programmes

Organised 

Training Programmes

  • Coordinator of the State Level Symposium on Role of Women in Peace Making,2009
  • Convener of the University Level Workshop on Implementation of Vishaka Guidelines,2010

Refresher Courses

  • Co-ordinator of the Refresher Course on the Companies Act,2013 from 27th  March,2015 to 31st March,2015

Short-Term Courses

  • She has coordinated (on behalf of GNLU), for a 3 days Capsule Course w.e.f. 09th March 2015 to 11th March 2015 covering the topics "Prevention of Oppression and Mismanagement, Mergers, Amalgamations and Acquisitions" conducted on behalf of Gujarat National Law University for ICLS Academy, IICA at Manesar, Gurgaon for the Indian Corporate Law Service, Probationary Officers (5th Batch) of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  • Coordinator of the Credit Course on Distress M&A Deals and The Bankruptcy Code from 9th to 10th September, 2016. 
  • Coordinator of the Capsule Course on, ‘Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions’ from  31st July to 3rd August 2015
  • Coordinator of the Capsule Course on Practical Aspects of M&A Deal -making.26- 27 September, 2014
  • Coordinator of the Mergers and &Acquisitions  drafting competition for students April  2015

Certificate Courses

  • Co-ordinator of the Certificate Course on Corporate Governance from 5th to 10th of August, 2013

Participated 

Training Programmes

  • Attended Regional Teacher Training Programme conducted by joint collaboration of GNLU and ICRC 19.07.2006 to 21.07.2006.
  • Attended half day symposium on, ‘Corruption and it’s ill effect on Governance’ organized by GNLU on 27/10/2015.
  • Attended the special lecture on ‘Issues of Harmonisation of Laws on International Trade from the perspective of UNCITRAL: The Past and Current Work’ organised by GNLU on 11/11/2016.
  • Attended the Research Methodology Workshop on “Legal and interdisciplinary Research” organized by GNLU, Gandhinagar 7.08.2015 to 13.08.2015

Refresher Courses

  • Attended UGC-REFRESHER Course Conducted by the Indian Society of International Law 06.09.2004 to 25.9.2004.

Faculty Development Programmes

  • Attended One-Week Faculty Development Programme organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 11.2015 to 07.11.2015.
Honours / Awards
  • She has been awarded the Senior Research Fellowship  by the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) for the year 2016-17.  Her topic of research is “Legal Challenges before India to ratify the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) – A Critical Analysis”. Dr. Biswal is among the 28 candidates who have been awarded the Senior Fellowship Grant by the ICSSR.
  • She has been awarded the GNLU best faculty award in law for the academic year 2012-2013.
Visiting Faculty/Guest Lectures/Keynote Address
  • She had delivered expert lectures on case studies related to sexual harassment & landmark judgments in the training programme organised by  Regional Academy of Broadcasting & Multimedia (P), AIR & Doordarshan, and Ahmedabad on 5th October, 2018.
  • Delivered sessions on the topics "Prevention of Oppression and Mismanagement" on 9th March, 2015 for the Indian Corporate Law Service, Probationary Officers (5th Batch) of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  • Delivered sessions on Introduction to Indian Company Law at Indian Business& Commercial Laws Academy (GIBCLA), July 2016.
  • Had an academic  talk on Legal writing and Research in India for the Library and research professors at College of Law, University of Illinois ,Urbana Champaign/USA
  • Invited as an expert- member academic for the Civil Judge Cadre Examination, 2013 by the Rajasthan High Court.
  • Invited as an expert member in the Committee for framing of the Modules and Structure of the written material including the methodology of teaching through lectures, PPT, Case Study and Problem Solving on 9th May, 2013 organised by the Office of Official Liquidator (Delhi) and ICLS Academy (IICA) .
  • Invited as a Resource person in the Consultancy Programme   organized by Jamia Milia Islamia University and HRLN to Formulate The Policy on Sexual Harassment  for all the Universities of India in March,2009.
  • Has been a Panel in the All Women Police Officer’s Seminar on, ‘Gender Realities and Understanding Laws related to Women’ on 28th March,2011 and discussion area was  'Working Women and Vishaka Guidelines’ for the session Vishaka Guidelines.
  • Has been a Panel for the session Family Laws, PWDVA and Women status in the All Women Police Officer’s Seminar on, ‘Gender Realities and Understanding Laws related to Women’ on 29th March, 2011 and discussion area was Women under Family Law of India -Special reference to the Hindu Succession Amendment (2005).
  • Has been a Guest Speaker in the sensitization programme organized by the District Legal Services Authority, Ganjam, and Orissa on World Child Labour Day.
Other Accomplishments
Technical Session Chaired/Co-Chaired
  • Has been a Panel and Chaired the 6th session of the National Colloquium on ‘Right to Health-With special Reference to Women’s Right to Reproductive Health: A Human Right Perspective’ on April 16-17,2011, organised by  National Human Rights Commission and M IT Laxmangarh, Rajasthan and the discussion area was Surrogacy.
  • Chaired the 4th session of the International Conference organised by Gujarat National Law University on 31st Jan, 2009.
  • Co-Chaired one session of the National Seminar  ‘Consumer Protection Laws : Emerging Issues and Challenges in the 21st Century’- Indian Perspective in the National Seminar on Consumer Protection in India: Lessons Learnt and Future Challenges (19-20 November,2009) organised by The Centre for Consumer Studies, The Indian Institute of Public Administration.
  • She has been a discussant in commercial law group in the IALS International Conference on ‘Envisioning the Future of Legal Education Globally – Inside the Crystal Ball.” held October 27-29, 2016 at the University of California, Hastings, College of Law in San Francisco, California, United States.
Others
  • Life member in Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.
  • Member of the Executive Council, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar since 2009
  • Member of the Academic Council, , Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar since 2013
  • Dean, Research Department, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 2013 –July,2014
  • Coordinator, LL.M Programme, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 2009¬2013
  • Dean, Academic Affairs, Gujarat National Law University, since July 2014 to till March, 2017.
  • Centre Director, GNLU Centre for Corporate and Competition Law (2012-March,2017)
  • Has been awarded as the best faculty (Law) Gujarat National Law University, for the academic year,2013-2014
  • Member in the Women Cell, Pandit Deen Dayal Petroleum University.
  • Member of the RDC, Ph.D. Programme, GNLU.
  • President, GNLU Alumni Association (2009-2014)
  • Deputy Dean (Academic Affairs) Gujarat National Law University (2010-2011, Academic Session)
  • Faculty Member, Examination Committee, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 2010-2011.
  • Faculty Member, Academic Curriculum Committee, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 2012-2013
  • Faculty Editor in the Journal (Bi Annual) Developing World Review on Trade and Competition (DWRTC) published by GNLU. 
  • Convener, Gender Sensitisation Committee 2008-2013
  • Chair person, Internal Complaint Committee, 2013-2014