Faculty Profile

Dr. Niyati Pandey
Ph.D. (Law), LL.M., B.A.LL.B., UGC-NET
Head, External Relations & Assistant Professor of Law


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Teaching / Research Experience
  • Working as Assistant of Professor of Law at Gujarat National Law University since November 2, 2016.
  • Temporary Assistant Professor at Faculty of Law, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda from June 15, 2016 to November 1, 2016.
Area of Research/Interest
Consultancy Assignments
  • Faculty Advisor of GNLU-SJVN Fellowship on Hydropower Development and Environment Law and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Laws

Areas of General Interest
  • Criminal Law, Media Laws, Law relating to Biotechnology, Intellectual Property Laws

Current Research Interest
  • International Humanitarian Law

New Course(s) Designed/Introduced
  • Law relating to International Financial Services Centre: introduced as an Optional Paper for VIII Semester. 
Paper Publication

  • "Fluidity of Armed Conflict in Kashmir: From the International Humanitarian Law Perspective" in International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2021 Vol.8 No.4, pp.298 – 313.
  • "Role of Media in Conflict Zones:  An Analysis of the CNN Effect and New Media" in “AJANTA” , ISSN 2277-5730, SI No. 2385, Journal No. 40776) 
  • Published research paper titled “Application of International Human Rights Law in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Contemporary Challenges and Road Ahead” in Asian Journal of Research In Social Sciences and Humanities (ISSN: 2249-7315) vol. 7, Issue 10, October 2017.
  • Published an article titled, "Third Gender through Legal Kaleidoscope" in the WSRC Communique on the theme 'Gender and Law', Issue 1, January 2017, Women's Studies Research Centre, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

Book Chapters

  • Freedom of Information: History, Evolution, and Sustainable Development Goals. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Özuyar P.G., Wall T. (eds) Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.
Conference / Seminar / Workshop
Paper Presentation


  • Presented a paper titled “Is Oligarchy Thriving in a Democracy?: A Study of Media Ownership in India” at  8th International Annual Research Conference on Rule of Law in Context: Indianand Global Perspectives- SYMROLIC 2019- organised by Symbiosis Law School,Pune on 13th and 14th September 2019.
  • Presented a paper titled “Mapping the Theatrics on Conflict in Kashmir Valley: Issues, Challenges and Proposed Solutions” at International Symposium on International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law on Torture and Space Law jointly organized by Indian Society of International Law and IJLIA on 13th and 14th April 2019.
  • Presented a paper titled “Creativity or Playing with Nature: Patenting Biotechnological Inventions- An Ethico-legal Analysis” at 4th International Biennial Conference on Management of Intellectual Property Rights and Strategy MIPS 2018, January 31 – February 3, 2018.
  • Presented a paper titled, "Contemporary Non-International Armed Conflicts and International Humanitarian Law" in the First National Conference on Emerging Legal Issues held on 25th March 2017 organized by Parul Institute of Law and Parul Institute of Social Work, Parul University.


  • Presented a paper titled ‘Role of Pen in the Theatre of War: Media in Conflict Zones’ at National Seminar on Media and Changing Society: Dilemmas and Challenges organized by Army Institute of Law, Mohali on 29th September 2018.
  • Presented a paper titled, "Objectification of Women in Media: A Wrong Approach to the Road to Sustainable Development" in the One-Day National Seminar on "Role of Women in Sustainable Development" sponsored by National Commission for Women and organized by Gujarat National Law University on 1st April 2017.
  • Presented a Paper on "Monitoring or Snooping: Government a Proverbial 'Big Boss'" at the Lux et Veritas, National Seminar on Media and Law organized by the Faculty of Law, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara on 7th & 8th March, 2014.
  • Presented a Paper on "The Preamble: Soul and Spirit in the Centennial Year of the Indian Constitution" in the 8th Justa Causa National Seminar on The Indian Constitution in its Centennial Year organized by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law, Nagpur on 18th-21st February, 2010.



  • 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 8th September 2017 at Ahmadabad.


  • Capsule Course on ‘Trademark Registration-The Process and Practical Aspects’ organized by GNLU Centre of IPR and GNLU-GUJCOST Research Centre of Excellence on IP Laws, Policies and Practices on 29th September 2017. 
  • A Workshop on Food Habits, Changing Lifestyle and Nutritional Needs of Adolescents organized by NIPCCD Indore and Gujarat National Law University from 22nd to 23rd November 2016.


  • Attended Special Lecture on "Issues of Harmonization of Laws on International Trade from the Perspective of UNCITRAL: The Past and The Current Work" organised by Gujarat National Law University on 11th November 2016 as part of collaboration with UNCITRAL (Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific, International Trade Law Division, Incheon, Republic of Korea)
Capacity Building Training Programmes


Training Programmes

  • Organised and was also a Resource Person at Advanced Training Programme on Contemporary Trends on Media Regulation in India, 18th to 20th September 2017 at Faculty of Journalism and Communication, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda for PG students pursuing journalism and Journalists.
  • Organised Training Programme on Land Acquisition in Hydropower Development & Judicial Scrutiny, 5th and 6th April 2018 at Shimla exclusively for SJVN employees.
  • Organized Three Days Police Officers Training on Cr.P.C, Cyber Crime, and Human Rights", 8th May to 10th May 2018 at GNLU.


Faculty Development Programmes

  • Participated in a 2 Week Faculty Development Workshop on Innovative Methods in Legal Research and Teaching organised by School of Law, G.D. Goenka University, Gurugram from 5th July to 16th July 2021.
  • Organised by Gujarat National Law University from 11th-18th May 2017.

Certificate Courses

  • Certificate Course on ‘Business Regulations on International Financial Services Centre’ organized by GNLU Centre for Banking and Financial Laws in collaboration with GIFT-IFSC from 8th to 12th January 2018.

Orientation Programme

  • Attended a 21 day UGC Human Resource Development Centre,University of Mumbai sponsored by RUSA.
Honours / Awards
  • Awarded Ph.D. degree in thesis title is “A Study of Contemporary Non-International Armed Conflicts and Applicability of International Humanitarian Law: Issues and Challenges”.
  • Awarded 3 Gold Medals for excellence in LL.M. (Criminal Law) Examination at the 64th Annual Convocation of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda held on 29th January, 2016.
  • Awarded 2 Gold Medals for excellence in B.A.LL.B. Examination at the 62nd Annual Convocation of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda held on 24th December, 2013.
  • Winners in the "M.K. Nambyar Memorial National Level Moot Court Competition" conducted on 26th, 27th & 28th March, 2011.
  • Runner-Up Best Team in the National Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition 2010, held at NMIMS" Institute of Intellectual Property Studies, Mumbai from the 5th-7th February 2010.
Visiting Faculty/Guest Lectures/Keynote Address
  • Delivered a special lecture on 'Comparative Criminal Procedure and Study with Other Jurisdictions: Police' on 10th October 2017 at Raksha Shakti University.
  • Was invited as a Resource Person to address the participants on the topic "Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women" for the Legal Awareness Programme organised by Gujarat National Law University, sponsored by National Commission for Women from 24th-25th March 2017.
Personal / Family Details
  • Dr. Hariprasad Pandey (Father), Professor, Sanskrit Mahavidyalay, The Maharaaj Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat. 
  • Dr. Shanno Pandey (Mother), Professor, Department of Hindi, Faculty of Arts, The Maharaaj Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat.