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Dr. Nilima Chandiramani

Director D.M Harish School of Law

Dr. Nilima Chandiramani, Director (Ag.), DMHSL, HSNC University, Mumbai, a recipient of several gold/silver medals and awards, embarked on her teaching career in 1971. After teaching law at all the three law colleges in south Mumbai she joined the Department of Law, at the University of Mumbai in 1990 where she was the Dean of the Faculty of Law. Currently, she is the Principal of Nari Gursahani Law College, a constituent of the HSNC Board comprising twenty-five educational institutions

She received the 'Best Teacher award from the University of Mumbai in 2002 and the 'Best Presenter' plaque from the University of Piracicaba, Brazil in 2003. On 11 March 2016, she was conferred the 'Women's Achiever Award 2016' followed by the Indian Merchant's Chamber honoring her with an Award on 11 April 2016 for her remarkable contribution in the field of Mediation. She received two Lifetime Achievement Awards, one on 11 March 2018 and the other on 11 March 2019.

Having authored more than half a dozen law books, one of them [ A Guide to Customs Act] being funded and sponsored by the UGC, and having written university course materials forNLSIU and the University of Mumbai, Dr. Chandiramani has published more than forty research papers in national and international journals. She was commissioned by the National Commission for Women to write two notable reports, one on 'Review of Gender-related Laws' and the other on 'Feminist Jurisprudence. She was a member of the Task Force, Ministry of Environment and Forests to evaluate the introduction of market-based instruments to abate industrial pollution.

She has participated in innumerable national conferences and presented papers at international conferences such as LAWASIA -Beijing; UNCITRAL - Vienna; WIPO - Geneva; LAWASIA – Tokyo, Hiroshima; ICEF – Paestum; AFCC – Washington D. C.; WORLD CONGRESS – Bath; Second International Conference on Environmental Law–Brasilia, Piracicaba; International Conference on Economic Regulations – Rio de Janeiro. The two recent international conferences, where she was invited to present papers, were organized by The Second University of Naples, Italy; and Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Russia.

A recognized guide for Ph.D. programs, Dr. Chandiramani has delivered lectures at universities in Italy, Palermo, Toulon [France], and Japan. She is associated with Symbiosis Law School in connection with their Ph.D. programs and curriculum development; and is a member of the sub-committee of the Board of Studies in Law and a member of their Research and Recognition Committee. She is also associated with Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai; and has designed and conducted a Course on 'Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods—Mediation' for its students. Dr. Chandiramani was a contact teacher for the Mumbai circle of students of Masters in Business Law, NLSIU. She was also associated with Goa University, the National Institute of Personnel Management, Goa, Mudgaon Education Society, Goa, and Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping, where she engaged sessions on GATT and maritime laws.

Dr. Chandiramani has engaged government officials of Atomic Energy, National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics, SSI, and SMEs as well as members of the Social Service League, Women's Welfare Organizations, SNDT University, etc. She was nominated by the National Human Rights Commission as a representative for the women's jail in Byculla, Mumbai. She is a member of Dog Feeders/Colony Animal Care Takers, Animal Welfare Board of India, Ministry of Environment Climate Change, and Forests.

Not resting her oars with teaching, researching, writing, and social work, Dr. Chandiramani enjoys training Indian industry in areas of commercial and shipping laws.