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Faculty Profile

GANDHI, Vikas Dr
Ph.D. (Law), LL.M.
Dean of Extension and Capacity Building & Associate Professor of Law

Email: vgandhi@gnlu.ac.in

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

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

Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • 13 years

Research Experience

  • 13 years
Area of Research/Interest
Research Projects

Research Projects (pursuing):

  • Principal Investigator of the project namely, "A Study on Court Management techniques for improving the efficiency of subordinate courts", Project Sanctioning Committee, Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Law, Government of India has considered and approved the proposal by wide letter dated 19/9/2017.

Research Projects Published: 

  • Research Associate: On behalf of the Gujarat National Law University, carried out research project on "Efficacy of Fast Track Courts, Evening Courts and Nari Adalat" in the state of Gujarat, undertaken under "Swarnim Gujarat Project".-2009 (ISBN: 978-81-910389-0-3)  

Research Projects (Completed):

  • Research Associate: On behalf of the Gujarat National Law University, carries out research project on "Efficacy of Fast Track Courts, Evening Courts and Nari Adalat" in the state of Gujarat, undertaken under "Swarnim Gujarat Project".-2009  
  • Research Assistant (Honorary): Research Fellowship in UGC (University Grants 
  • Commission) Major Research Project on Un-organized labour sector (2005- 2009) 
  • Research Associate: Project on Schedule Tribe and Schedule Caste given by Government of Gujarat (2007-2008)  

Areas of General Interest
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution,
  • Human Rights,
  • International Humanitarian Law & Refugee Law

Current Research Interest
  • International Commercial Arbitration,
  • Investment Arbitration,
  • Mediation in commercial matters,
  • Human Rights,
  • International Humanitarian Law

New Course(s) Designed/Introduced
  • International Commercial Arbitration,
  • Investment Arbitration,
  • Mediation in commercial matters,
  • Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law
Publication

Books

  • Issues on Arbitration – 2016 ed.,  by Read worthy Publication, New Delhi, (ISBN: 10:93-5018-398-6) 
  • Judicial Approach in Criminal Justice System: An Experience of India – 2010 edition, Read worthy publication, New Delhi (ISBN: 13: 978-93-80009-30-8)

Journal Articles

  • "Recent Developments in Indian Arbitration", Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.8,No. 2, Feb. 2018, p. 135-145, Indian Citation Index (ISSN: 2249-7315)
  • "International Humanitarian Law and Principles: Echo on Rules and Provisions", Army Institute of Law Journal, Volume X, 2017, p.25-35. (ISSN: 0975-8208) 
  • "Mandate And Responsibilities of Special Procedures and Human Rights Council: A Study", International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Sciences, August 2017, Volume 4, Issue 8, p. 331-343. (ISSN (O): (2349-4085) ISSN (P): (2394-4218).
  • "Equality- Justice-Women and India", Special Issue on " Crime against Women in India ", NSPLC Research Book (An Annual Publication), Modasa, 2016, (ISBN : 978-81-925717-2-0)
  • Uniform Civil Code and Human Rights : Need a balance on Cross road, published in book named - Uniform Civil code and Personal Laws in India: Issues and Challenges, p. 88-101 (ISBN 978-81-8198-357-2)  
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s Education: A Lesson on Philosophy and Cultural Barriers to Peace in Intercultural Societies-The Indian-Mauritian Case Study, Journal of 
  • Educational and Vocational Research (JEVR), Journal of Education and 
  • Vocational Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 108-118, September 2014. (ISBN 2221-2590)  
  • "Regulating Political Parties : An overview", Electoral law and Reforms, published by Shri N.S. Patel law college, Modasa, Dist. Aravalli, p. 66-71, (ISBN: 978-81-925717-1-3(2014) )  
  • "Plunk of Victims in Criminal Justice", Just Africa- All Africa journal of criminal justice, ACJUS, No 1 (1),2014, (ISBN: 978-0-620-61064-3)
  • International Terrorism and Role of Law, Law Development and Socio Economic Policy (Challenges in 21st Century India),  EBC Publication, December, 2012 (ISBN: 9789350287231)  
  • The Coalesce Research Methods: En Route For Existing Drift, Explaining and Understanding Research Methodologies in Legal and Interdisciplinary Education Fields in India, p 36-46, Gujarat National Law University, September, 2012 (ISBN: 978-81-910389-8-9)  
  • "Poverty as Human Rights Violations" , August 2012, 2011,Readh worthy Bulletin, p. 1 
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement", International Humanitarian Law - War and Conflicts, Victims and International Criminal Courts, Star Publications, New Delhi, 2012-13, p 220-227 (ISBN: 978 81 7650 496 6)  
  • Indian approach towards human rights, International Humanitarian Law - War and Conflicts, Victims and International Criminal Courts, Star Publications, New Delhi, 2012-13, p 228- 238 (ISBN: 978 81 7650 496 6)  
  • "Way of Lok-Adalat", Vol. 4, November 2011,Readh worthy Bulletin, p. 1 
  • "Towards Better Understanding the Child Rights as Human Rights: Special 
  • Reference to Right to Education", Human Rights Related to Women and Children: Concerns and Initiatives, by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,, Ahmedabad, p. 170-195, 2011 (ISBN: 978-81-7276-456-2)  
  • "Reproductive Rights", Quarterly Journal by Read worthy Publication, January – March 2011, New Delhi 
  • "Measures to Bring Normalcy in the Environment: The Kyoto Protocol", Impact of Environmental Imbalance and Global Warming on Society, Gaurav Prakashan , Rewa, M.P., p.74-84 , 2010 - 2011 (ISBN- 81 902565-8- 0)  
  • "Forest: Fraction of Environment" has been published in the National Law News, April-September,2010, Vol-13-14, (ISSN: 0976-4305)  
  • "Bhopal Gas Catastrophe", Quarterly Journal by Read worthy Publication, MayJune, 2010  
  • "Human Rights in India" , Gujarat Current Decisions, vol.-I, 2010 (1) 15th January  
  • "Conversation: Sense of Human Rights", Gujarat Law Herald, 2009, Part – I,   Issue no. 3, 31st March, 2009.  
  • "Legal aids and Lok Adalat in India", Studies in Sociology, Vol. No. xiii – June 2008, published in 2009. 
  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution: An overview", Gujarat Law Reporter, Vol. 2008(3)-xlix (3), 31st December, 2008, Issue no. 12 

Study Material: 

  • "International Humanitarian Law" by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) – 2010 
Conference / Seminar / Workshop

Paper Presentation


Conferences

  • Invited as a resource person in the National Conference on Law and Social Transformation in India organized by Department of Law, Saurashtra University, Rajkot on 21st September, 2017.
  • Invited as a speaker in State level training programme on the subject of United Nations mechanism for the protection of Human Rights of Women, organized by North Gujarat University in collaboration with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Delhi on 6th of September, 2017.
  • Conducted three days Advanced Training Programme in 'Litigation in Arbitration' of 14 hours  at Shri K.P. Shah Law College, Jamnagar from 10th of August to 12th of August 2017.
  • Invited as resources person by GNLU Indian Business and Commercial Laws Academy (GIBCLA) in summer school programme held on 20/7/2017 and on 21/7/2017 on the subject matter 'Dispute Settlement Mechanism'.
  • Invited as resource person in Training Program on Contract and Procurement Management to deliver two lectures on 'Dispute Settlement Clause' on 9th of July 2017. This training programme was conducted by Centre for Business & Public Policy, Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with International Association for Contract & Commercial Management & Adani Institute for Education and Research.
  • Invited and delivered lecture as resource person  on the subject of "Human Rights and value education" in National workshop at Department of Human Rights , Saurashtra University, Rajkot, on 23/7/2016
  • Delivered three lectures in Summer School Programme, organized by GNLU Indian Business and Commercial Laws Academy (GIBCLA), at the GNLU on 22/7/2016
  • Delivered lectures on Human Rights and on Research Methodology at  NLU Assam, Guwahati, 18-21 November, 2015,  
  • Participated in Faculty Development Programme, Gujarat National Law University, May, 2016
  • As Moot court External examiner , NLU Assam, Guwahati, 18-21 November, 2015 
Capacity Building Training Programmes
Participated

Refresher Courses

  • UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Information Communication and Technology (MD) from 2/6/2014 to 22/6/2014 conducted by ASC, Gujarat, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad with Grade "A"  
  • UGC sponsored Refresher Course in Research Methodology (Law) from 4/6/2012 to 24/6/2012 conducted by ASC, Gujarat, Gujarat University, Ahmadabad with Grade 'A'
  
Orientation Programmes

  • Attended the Orientation Programme sponsored by University Grant Commission (UGC) from 19 November – 16 December, 2007  
Visiting Faculty/Guest Lectures/Keynote Address
As Faculty in University-Overseas:
 
  • Selected as "Judge" in Inter-American Human Rights Moot Competition, American University, School of Law, Washington D.C., 21st to 27th  of May, 2017
  • Visiting Faculty: University of Mauritius, Mauritius 
  • Guest Faculty researcher: Justus-Liebig-University (JLU), Giessen, Germany in the month of December, 2012. 

As Faculty in University-India: 
  • Guest Faculty & External examiner in Moot Court – NLU- Assam, Guwahati, Assam – (visit on 18-21 of November, 2015)  
  • Visiting Faculty: School of Law, Gujarat University, Ahmadabad 
  • Visiting Faculty: Sir L.A. Shah Law College, Gujarat University, Ahmadabad 
  • Visiting Faculty: Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad 

Lectures / References Delivered in Judicial Academy: 
  • National Judicial Academy – Bhopal  
  • Gujarat Judicial Academy – High Court of Gujarat 

Lectures / References Delivered in Academic Staff Colleges (ASC) of UGC: 
1. ASC-UGC, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 
2. ASC-UGC, Ahmadabad- Gujarat