About us

SamVidhi is a socio-legal venture with an aim to encourage & provide a platform to all those who wish to hone their research skills and provide their diverse insights on the contemporary social, legal, environmental, political, economic and international developments. This platform has been crafted to disseminate quality and in-depth analysis, or just opinions pertaining to inter-disciplinary issues in the form of blogs. 

 

Apart from this, It undertakes various exercises to serve society in the best possible manner as and when the opportunity arises. Our dedicated team at Samvidhi continuously strives to build a better tomorrow.  To this end, we have successfully conducted several (virtual and physical) legal literacy sessions and set up funding campaigns to raise funds in the past.

SamVidhi has been funded under Student Startup & Innovation Policy by Gujarat Government and incubated by GNLU Legal Incubation Council.

Honorary Advisors
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Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar

Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar is the Director of Gujarat National Law University. His areas of specialization are Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, International Law and Constitutional Law. He has authored several books on Environmental Law and Human Rights Law. Recently he was elected to represent South and West Asia at the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. Currently, he is the Chair of Environmental Law Study Group of the International Association of Law Schools. He is also the recipient of prestigious awards like the Environmental Law Champions Development Award from Asian Development Bank, Philippines and the Best Social Scientist Award from the Indian Society of Criminology.

Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kr. Sinha

Dr. Sinha is Director and Professor of Law at the Indian Law Institute. His area of specializations are Human Rights, Constitutional Law, International Humanitarian and Refugee Law, International Criminal Law, International Law and International Institutions. He has published extensively in reputed National and International Law journals. He has authored and edited several books revolving around various aspects of human rights. He was offered prestigious visiting Professorship at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund, Sweden, for (2004-2005).  

Our Mentors

Dr. Anita Yadav

Dr. Anita is an Assistant Professor of Law at Campus Law Centre, Delhi University. Prior to this, she was an Asst. Prof at NLSIU, Bangalore. She was an Erasmus Mundus visiting research scholar at Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany (2015-2016) and also a visiting fellow at the United Nations Human Rights Committee, Geneva. She has also been a recipient of various International and national fellowship and scholarship awards

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Mr. Raghav Pandey

Mr. Pandey is an Assistant Professor of Law at Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai and a doctoral research fellow at the Dept. of Humanities and social sciences, IIT Bombay.  He is a graduate of Dr. RMLNLU, Lucknow and has completed his LL.M. from Indian Law Institute. Apart from being widely published in national news dailies and academic journals, he is also a TEDx speaker. 

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Ms. Rohini Sen

Ms. Rohini Sen is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean (International Collaborations) at the Jindal Global Law School. She had obtained an LL.M.  from the University of Leeds and has graduated from Gujarat National Law University. She is pursuing her PhD from the University of Warwick as a Chancellor's Scholar. She is the Assistant Director for the Centre for Human Rights Studies and is currently engaged in field research on Sexual Harassment Committees in Indian Higher Education Institutes. 

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Dr. Kalpeshkumar Gupta

Dr. Gupta is an Associate Professor of Law and Coordinator of Entrepreneurship Development Cell at Parul University. He has pursued his Masters from NLSIU and was awarded Doctorate by GNLU. He has taught previously at IIM- Ahmedabad and GNLU. He has founded ProBono India, Legal Startups and Court Management in India which are India’s first of its kind platforms in India. He has completed several projects of the Government of Gujarat and Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice and has proposed the Court Management Authority Bill, 2017, Legal Education Bill, 2019, Legal Aid Index for reform in the legal field which have been duly appreciated by government and legal fraternity across India. 

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Ms. Sanskriti Sanghi

She is presently a Lecturer at the Jindal Global Law School. She is also a Research Assistant at the Freedom of Expression without Frontiers Teaching Project at Columbia University in New York and a co-lead for the cycle on Digital Constitutionalism at the Institute for Internet and the Just Society in Berlin. She graduated with an LLM from the University of Cambridge in 2020 and with a B.A. LL.B. (H) from GNLU, Gandhinagar in 2019, where she was an Aditya Birla Scholar

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Mr. Hatim Hussain

A Gujarat National Law University graduate, and an awardee of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and Schwarzman Scholarship (to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford and Tsinghua Universities respectively), Mr. Hussain is also a Research Assistant with the Cambridge University. Apart from being interested in the inter-disciplinary approaches to law, he has a penchant for blockchain and cryptocurrency and has been involved in exploring its various aspects through his association with different institutions.

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Guest Editors

Pradyumna A. Purohit

Mr. Pradyumna is an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law School and Member & Research Fellow at Mahatma Gandhi Center for Peace Studies. He has completed his LL.M. from the University of Warwick on Prof. Upendra Baxi Scholarship and M.Litt. from the University of St. Andrews. 

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Somabha Bandopadhay

Ms. Somabha is a PhD scholar and research assistant at WBNUJS, Kolkata. She has completed her LL.M. in human rights from NLSIU, Bangalore & was awarded Nani Palkhivala Memorial gold medal. She has a keen interest in issues pertaining to gender justice.

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Our Team

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Nihal Deo

Co-Founder

     

5th-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

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Abhiraj Das

Co-Founder

     

5th-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

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Deepak Kumar

Founding Member

     

5th-year student, Dr. RML National Law University, Lucknow

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Diya Vaishnav

Founding Member

     

3rd-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

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Mehar K Arora

Founding Member

     

3rd-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

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Ankita Roy

4th-year student, Chanakya National Law University, Patna

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Arpita Varma

4th-year student, Amity Law School, Noida 

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Astha

4th-year student, Amity Law School,

Noida

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Aviral Agrawal

4th-year student, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

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Jagrati Maru

5th-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

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Milind R Dixit

5th-year student, NLSIU, Bangalore  

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Muskan Dang

4th-year student, Army Institute of Law, Mohali 

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Tushar Krishna

3rd-year student, WBNUJS, Kolkata 

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Tanmay Kumar

3rd-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Swapneel Sejpal

3rd-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

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Aditya Sharma

2nd-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

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Madona Barman

2nd-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Sri Hari Mangalam

3rd-year student, WBNUJS, Kolkata

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Saumya Singh

2nd-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

Yuman Islam

2nd-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

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Alolika Chakraborty

5th-year student, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

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Saurabh Agrawal

3rd-year student, Chanakya National Law University, Patna

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Simran Upadhyaya

3rd-year student, WBNUJS, Kolkata

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