Advisory Board

Mr. Jacob Punnoose IPS Rtd. DGP & State Police Chief of Kerala

Mr. Jacob Punnoose was the Director General of Police of Kerala and as the State Police Chief. He retired on 31 August 2012 after serving more than 35 years in the Indian Police Service and in Kerala Police. He became the City Police Commissioner of Trivandrum and Kozhikode, Joint Excise Commissioner, Zonal IG of Trivandrum and Kozhikode, Intelligence IG, Additional DGP (Training)and Intelligence DGP. He was the Vigilance Director. He was the chairman Kerala Police Act Review Committee. He was appointed DGP of law and order in Kerala on 26 November 2008. He is a member of 1975 IPS Batch. On 31 January 2018 he became Executive Director of Pushpagiri Medical College. He is Secretary of the Pastoral Council in the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman Professor of Law, University of Dhaka & Former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh

Professor and former Chairman of Law, University of Dhaka; recipient of the ‘Best Law Teacher in South Asia’ Award-2010, a Fulbright scholar, Visiting Professor, Umeo University, Sweden, University of Oslo, Norway, founder coordinator of Professional Legal Education in Bangladesh (Continuing Legal Education Programme of the Bangladesh Bar Council); pioneer in curriculum designing and introduction of Clinical Legal Education in Bangladesh; pioneer of  Street Law in Bangladesh; Joint Coordinator of the Lawclinic (Clinical Legal Education Programme of the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh); acclaimed as one of the Best Human Rights educationists in the country by advocates-participants of the Human Rights Training Programme for Lawyers (HRTP offered by the Bangladesh Bar Council); experienced in institution building, former consultant to UNICEF, former consultant to ILO, UNDP, The World Bank,  national consultant to GOB, former consultant to GOB on Child Policy, consultant to the Ford Foundation (USA), consultant to Soros Foundation (USA), consultant to Save the Children-UK, Save the Children-Denmark, NORAD, the European Commission etc. with a brilliant academic record having never stood second in life.

Prof. Dr. K. Vikraman Nair Professor, Mar Gregorios College of Law & Former Registrar, Mahatma Gandhi University

He held the position of registrar of Mahatma Gandhi University for about 2 years. He was also Professor & Director of the School of Indian Legal Thought in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and organized the Five Year B.A.LLB (Hons.), B.B.A.LLB (Hons.) and Post Graduate Programmes in three branches; Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property Law and Constitutional & Administrative Law. He was a member of the high power Committee for Legal Education Reforms under the chairmanship of Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon, appointed by the Government of Kerala, 2010. He also served as a member delegate in the UGC curriculum revision workshop for the post graduate legal education in India. He was the Dean of Faculty of Law in Mahatma Gandhi University. He was a professor in Christ University, Bengaluru and founding Principal of Mar Gregorios College of Law. He was a member of Executive Council and Finance Committee in Central University of Kerala. Now he serves as Academic Advisor in Mar Gregorios College of Law, Trivandrum.

Prof. Dr. S. Sivakumar Professor, Indian Law Institute, Delhi; Former Member, Law Commission of India; Vice President & Trustee Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLE

Prof. (Dr.) S. Sivakumar, is currently a member of Law Commission of India He is the recipient of National Law Day Award , 2008 for his contribution in legal education reforms activities. He has taught for several years in prestigious educational institutions including National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and Hidayatulla National Law University, Raipur. He was the Officiating Director of Indian Law Institute from January 5, 2009 to July 10, 2009 and was Director In charge from August 18, 2011 to July 31, 2013 of the Institute. He was the member of the International Steering Committee of the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE) to represent South and Central Asia (including the Mid-East) in GAJE. He is the Executive Member of CLEA and the President of Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) (Asia India). He is Member of Academic Council, Academic Planning Board and Board of Studies of many National Universities. He is also the visiting professor of University of Georgia, USA and member of International Judicial Training Programme Advisory Board of Institute of Continuing Judicial Education of University of Georgia (UGA) School of Law. He is Member- Co-ordinator of ILI Restatement of Indian Law Project committee and various Supreme Court Committees. He is honorary Legal Consultant for National Investigation Agency (NIA), Government of India. As Honorary Secretary of Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy and Training (MILAT), he organizes training programmes and continuing education for law teachers and advocates.


Prof. Balraj Chauhan Vice- Chancellor, Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur; President, Indian Society of Criminology; Member, Committee for Reforms in Criminal

Prof. Balraj Chauhan is the First Vice-Chancellor of Dharmashastra Nation al Law University, Jabalpur. Before joining Dharmashastra National Law University Prof.  Chauhan has served as Director, Amity   Law   School, Lucknow, Vice – Chancellor of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow and National Law Institute University, Bhopal. He has also been a member of U.P. State Law Commission, Member of UP State Legal Services Authority and Executive   Member, Shastri Indo -Canadian Institute New Delhi, Prof. Chauhan special interest is in the field of Criminal Law, Criminology and Clinical Legal Education. He has received prestigious fellowships, including the Common Wealth Foundation Fellowship -2011, and Fellowship of Indian Society of Criminology. He is visiting faculty to several National Law Universities, Judicial Training Research Institute, NIPCED, NJA, etc. He has been associated with the National Institute of Criminology   and   Forensic   Science   of Bureau   of Police   and   Research   and Development, Ministry   of Home Affairs, New Delhi, and also visited various International Universities in USA, UK, South Africa, Italy, Uganda, Philippines and Canada as an invitee.

Prof. Dr. Sanoj Rajan Professor of International Law & Human Rights, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China

Prof. Sanoj Rajan is a Professor of International Law and Human Rights. He is presently appointed as Distinguished full professor of International Law and Human Rights at Zhejiang Gongshang University, China. His other affiliations include Affiliate, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University, Massachusetts USA, Life Member Indian  Society of International Law, Visiting Professor at Al-Farabi Kasakh National University, Almaty and the International Christian University of Kinshasa, Congo.  Earlier he has worked as the Associate Director for Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) at the Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA where he led International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law research and policy initiatives. Prior to that, Prof. Rajan was heading the academic activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross for the South Asian region. He has lectured extensively on International Law topics at various universities in different countries including six years under University of Kerala. He holds a Ph.D. and an LL. M in International Law and a MBA in Personnel Management.