Assistant Professor (Law)
Dr. Kaumudhi Challa [M.Sc. (Biochemistry), LL.M. (Human Rights), NET, and Ph.D. (Law)] joined HNLU as Assistant Professor in January 2010. She did her Post Graduation in Biochemistry from Department of Biochemistry, Nagpur University, Nagpur; LL.B. from RTM Nagpur University’s Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law, Main Branch Nagpur, and LL.M. in Constitutional Law and Human Rights from Post Graduate Teaching Department of Law, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. She has been awarded Ph.D. in Law on the topic, “Development of a Comprehensive Scheme for Natural Resources Accounting in India with Special Reference to Indian Environmental Legislations,” Natural Resources Accounting is a trans-disciplinary approach for the protection and conservation of natural resources and for achieving sustainable development. This research on NRA involving enviro-legal aspects has been done for the first time in India and under the guidance of Prof.(Dr.). Thrity D. Patel (Emeritus Professor and Former Dean Faculty of Law and Head PGTD Law, Nagpur University) Dr. Kaumudhi was visiting faculty at PGTD Law, Nagpur from the year 2003-2006 and Lecturer at Govindrao Wanjari College of Law, Nagpur, from 2007 -2009. She has taught various subjects like Environmental Laws, Jurisprudence, and Research Methodology to LL.M. students and Law of Torts, IPC etc. to LL.B. students. She was also faculty for Academy of Human Rights, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur and has taught Human Rights to PGDHRDE & MDHRDE students. She has also guided about 250 Socio-Legal Research and Dissertations of LL.M. students on numerous topics as well as Project Works of Human Rights students.She has to her credit articles published in Journal of Human Rights, Jaripatka, Nagpur & Trans-disciplinary Journal IPRA, on various topics relating to environment, human rights, child rights, health of women etc. She has presented papers in National conferences and seminars on topics like Bio-terrorism, Bio-piracy and IPRs, Impact of GATS on Indian Legal Services, Child Rights, Ethical and Legal Issues in Organ Transplantation, Higher Education in India, etc. She was Resource Person for Orientation Course for University & College Teachers organised by UGC- Academic Staff College, RTM Nagpur University for topic Sustainable Development. As member of Human Rights Cell & Institute of Human Rights, Nagpur, she has taken part in various extension activities like awareness campaign against plastic bags, workshop for human rights awareness, protection of girl child, etc. Presently she is teaching Administrative Law and Federalism papers at HNLU, Raipur.