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The Centre was established in August, 2016 with Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh as Patron, in accordance with the rules and regulations of National Law University, Delhi. The fundamentalobjective of the Centre is to promote legal education and research in the field of environmental law. The Centre shall be taking up projects which will herald the confluence of academic and expert insights on environmental issues pertinent to the contemporary times. The Centre aims at supporting academic and policy oriented dialogues in the areas of environmental law.

  1. To encourage, popularise and disseminate information on contemporary environmental issues, affecting our common future.
  2. To take up legal issues of environmental concern for perusal at relevant forums.
  3. To collaborate and provide a forum for a mutual exchange of ideas and promote public participation on key issues of the environment.
  4. To enable and empower through legal aid the marginalized and weaker sections of the society who disproportionately bear the brunt of environmental degradation.
  5. To provide a platform for effective deliberations and discussion on specific environmental issues involving all stakeholders.

To these ends, we seek to engage with a broad spectrum of lawyers, academicians, governmental and private organisations, corporate entities,think tanks and experts working in the field of environment. The activities of the Centre will primarily be student- driven.

  • Seminars/ Conferences/ Training Workshops-
    The centre shall be conducting conferences, seminars and workshops to encourage informative discussions on substantive as well as procedural aspects of Environmental Law. Such platforms shall be highly beneficial for budding lawyers, researchers as well as scholars.
  • Analysis of environmental laws and policies-
    The centre is planning to undertake the research work to examine the efficacy of existing domestic environmental laws. This study shall include the critical analysis of environmental jurisprudence developed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court as well as the National Green Tribunal.
  • Preparation of Database-
    In order to bring forward specific issues regarding environment protection and sustainable development, it is important to connect with all the stakeholders. With this view, the centre shall be preparing a database that shall include academicians, legal scholars, Governmental experts, NGOs, Social Activists, representatives from Corporate Sector, etc.
  • Corporate Summit on Environmental Sustainability-
    Corporate Sector is a major stakeholder in terms of carbon emission. Thus, it is imperative to provide a platform to corporate experts to engage in effective discussions with respect to the issues of implementation and compliance of environmental laws and regulations facing this sector. In furtherance of this, the centre shall be organizing a ‘Corporate Summit’ on an annual basis, beginning from next Semester.
  • NLUD Newsletter on Environment-
    In due course of time, the centre shall be coming up with a monthly newsletter on environment, which shall include, inter alia, national and international news on environment, recent judgments and scholarly articles.


Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai
Vice Chancellor
NLU, Delhi

Prof. (Dr.) Harpreet Kaur
Professor & Registrar
NLU, Delhi

Associate Advisor:
Prof. (Dr.) Harpreet Kaur
NLU, Delhi

Prof. (Dr.) Bharti Kumar
NLU, Delhi

Member Consultants:
Dr. Aparajita Bhatt
Assistant Professor
NLU, Delhi

Dr. Neeraj Kumar
Assistant Professor
NLU, Delhi

Ms.Preeti Lakhera Srivastava
Assistant Professor
NLU, Delhi

Research Fellows:
Mr. Vishwendra Panwar
Ms. Shachi Singh
Ms. Asha Meena

Any queries regarding the research projects of the centre may be addressed to
Director: , Centre for Environmental Law, Policy and Research (CELPR) National Law University, Delhi