Law Faculty

Law Faculty



  • Dean and Professor of Law
  • BAL, LL.B., LL.M., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
  • PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
    PG Diploma in French and PG Diploma in IRPM and LW
    British Chevening Scholar 2015-16

Benarji Chakka graduated with BAL., LL.B., from Andhra University; LL.M from School of Oriental African Studies (SOAS) University of London; M. Phil., and Ph. D., in international law from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He also completed Postgraduate Certificate Course in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Postgraduate Diploma in French Language, Literature and Culture from National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, Republic of Ireland.

He was British Chevening Scholar at SOAS in 2015-16. He worked as Professor of Law at Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore, Associate Professor of Law at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad; Associate Professor of Law and Registrar at National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), Lecturer at School of Law, National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway and worked as Legal Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Regional Delegation for South Asia, New Delhi, India and also worked as Research Associate at the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL).

He published three books in the field of international humanitarian law and international aviation and space law and several research articles in the reputed journals. He presented research papers in national and international conference and workshop; he has been invited by various Law schools and Universities in India to deliver Lectures; he was also invited by UGC Academic Staff colleges in India to deliver lecturers in the UGC Refresher and Orientation Programmes. He is associated as a judge with Philipp Jessup Moot Court Competition; Manfred Lachs International Space Law Moot Court Competition for Asia-Pacific Round; Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competitions; Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition in India and South Asia Region; Price Media Law Moot Programme organised by University of Oxford. He participated as Researcher at the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations in 2015 at The Hague Academy of International Law and recipient of The Doctoral Scholarship awarded by The Hague Academy of International Law.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Public International Law
  • International Aviation and Space Law
  • International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law
  • Transnational Organized Crime and Money
  • International Criminal Tribunals
  • Human Rights and Business
  • Law, Development and Globalization
  • Colonialism and International Law
  • Transitional Justice



  • Professor and Registrar

  • Areas of Research Interest

  • Constitution Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Interest in law and public Policy


Morampudi Mahathi (Assistant Professor Grade-1) holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the V.D. Siddhartha Law College. Subsequently, she completed the LL.M. programme at the NALSAR University, Hyderabad with specialization in Criminal Law. The next step was teaching stint at VIT-AP School of Law (VSL).

Areas of Research Interest

  • Criminal Law
  • Contracts
  • Family Law and Corporate Laws



  • (B.A.LL.B) (LL.M.) [Qualified NET](Assistant Professor Grade-1)
    Office Number:- 8632370473

She pursued B.A.,LL.B. (Hons) from M.S. Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore and further pursued her masters (LL.M.) from Andhra University with International Law specialization in which she attained Smt. Kanugula Padmaja Sudheer Gold Medal for topping her batch and Prof Adivikolanu Sri Rama Chandra Rao Prize for academic excellence. She also qualified UGC NET examination. Apart from that she attended workshop conducted by UNDP on Bio Diversity in DSNLU. Her previous work experience in a law firm included her handling matters before Chief Justice of Kerala High Court Justice Antony Dominiq and had also independently handled various matters before High Courts and lower courts of Kerala and Hyderabad. She was an active participant in moot court, elocutions and sports. She also interned at various law firms in Bangalore including Fox Mandal.

Areas of Research Interest

  • International Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Space Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Human rights Law


  • Dr. Alisha Pradhan

Areas of Research Interest

  • Family Law
  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law of Torts


  • Prof. Mula Sneha Goud

  • BBA, LL.B (Hons), LL.M UGC NET

Currently she is working as Assistant Professor of Law. She pursued B.B.A.LL.B (Hons.) from JSS Law College, Mysore, LL.M in Commercial Laws from Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Vishakhapatnam. Currently she is also Pursuing PhD in Technology and Data Privacy Laws from Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur (MNLUN). She qualified UGC NET and Karnataka State Eligible Test for teaching. To her credit she has published research articles in reputed UGC recognised journals and has presented papers in national and international conferences. She also attended workshops and seminars in India. Before starting her career in academics she was associate and practiced law with Public Prosecutor, Advocate General and Asst. Solicitor General.

In previous work she undertook the responsibilities as Academic Coordinator, Internship and Placements, Moot Court, Legal Aid, NAAC coordinator, ICC, Member secretary, member Board of Studies, Credit Equivalence Committee and Departmental Academic Council

Research and Teaching areas of interest

  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Laws
  • Competition Law
  • Cyber Laws
  • Legal Methods, Legal Systems and Reasoning
  • Sports Law
  • Infrastructure Law
  • Law of Contracts
  • Law of Evidence
  • Administrative Law
  • Data Protection and Privacy Laws


  • Prof. Amit Kumar

  • BA, LL.B (Hons)., LL.M.

Prof. Amit Kumar has completed BA. LL.B (Hons) from Chanakya National Law University, Patna, and LL.M from South Asian University, New Delhi specialized in Public International Law. He is also pursuing Ph.D. from Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur, in the area of Business and Human Rights. In his Ph.D., he examining the Role of Corporate Purpose and Corporate Culture in ensuring Business Respect for Human Rights. He also qualified UGC NET-JRF in law. He has published articles in the Asian Journal of International Law and ISIL Yearbook of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law. He regularly contributes research articles and opinions in the online blogs, which includes The wire, Bar and Bench, The Quint, Modern Diplomacy, and Counter-Currents. He has participated in workshops and short-term courses like Role of Scholars in Promoting Business and Human Rights Law and Policy in Asia by the City University of Hong Kong, Hongkong and Virtual Winter Academy on Doing Business Right: Due Diligence as Master Key to Responsible Business Conduct by TMC Asser Institute, Hague, Netherlands.

Research and Teaching areas of interest

  • Public International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Business and Human Rights


  • Prof. Avin Tiwari

  • Assistant Professor, VIT-AP School of Law (VSL)

Mr. Avin Tiwari has joined the VSL as an Assistant Professor He is pursuing his doctoral research (PhD) on the topic, “Taxation of Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions in India: A Legal Analysis,” from Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur, India.

He has a master’s degree in law (LLM) with University Gold Medal from the University of North Bengal, and a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. He is a professionally qualified Company Secretary (ICSI) and the recipient of the Junior and Senior Research Fellowship (NET-JRF-SRF in Law) awarded by University Grants Commission for pursuing doctoral research. He has completed the ASEAN Law Academy Advanced Course 2021 on ASEAN Investment and Trade Laws with Educator Scholarship from the Center for International Law, National University of Singapore.

His areas of research interest are Corporate Laws, Taxation and Jurisprudence. He is an active member of professional and academic bodies like ICSI (India), IPPA (France), AsianSIL (Singapore) and IPIRA-Asi. He has publications in leading law journals and paper presentations at national and international conferences on diverse legal issues.