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NALSAR UNIVERSITY OF LAW

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Aruna B. Venkat

Dr. Aruna B Venkat has been a student of Delhi University.  She has done her BA (Hons) Sociology at Miranda House and Masters in Sociology from Delhi school of Economics. She went on to pursuing Law and finally did her Ph.D from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University. She started her professional career as legal editor with Butterworths India, New Delhi. Amongst the many books she edited, the most memorable and rewarding editorial experience came with Prof. S. P.Sathe’s Administrative Law. Two years later, she got her first academic break at Amity Law School, New Delhi. In 2005, she joined NALSAR. Her Sociology background has helped her to develop courses which are interdisciplinary in content and in context. Socio-legal issues are at the center of her courses. Her interdisciplinary orientation also draws her towards multi-disciplinary conferences and seminars. Some of the courses that she teaches are Law of Torts, Family Law, Conflict of Laws, Child Rights.

 

B.A. (Hons.) (Sociology)(Delhi University), LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D. (Delhi University)

Areas of interest are environmental health, alternate energy and health, child abuse and neglect and substance misuse and health. The questions being inquired into are:

  1. Drug abuse as a matter of vulnerability and not an inevitability. If so, effective preventive and treatment strategies have to be developed. This calls for a multidisciplinary approach. Effective preventive and treatment strategies can play an important role in getting the drug misuser back into the mainstream. As there is an impact of drugs on the brain of an individual, the rehabilitation programs should be able to rehab the damaged portion of the brain. With these programs, we may not be able to bring the addicts all the way back but can bring them back to mainstream. Therefore, I am working on a research proposal to suggest effective preventive and treatment strategies that target areas of the brain that have been damaged due to addiction.
  2. Why are the mid-day meal scheme in schools a failure? The concept of the mid-day meal scheme has been around for quite some time. According to the mid-day meal scheme, all the children in government school who are studying in primary and upper primary classes should get free lunch during working days. This scheme is known to be the world’s largest school feeding program. The National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education (NP-NSPE) was launched as a centrally sponsored scheme on 15th August 1995. But it just remains as one of the programs launched by the government. On the basis of a preliminary survey, it is found that there are major concerns regarding the scheme. Therefore, I am working on a research proposal to make the scheme more effective by studying the concerns relating to the basic hygiene standards, nutrition content in the food, regularity of the food being served to children, the role of government authorities, outside agency funding and involvement of the school authorities.

Project

           Project on ‘Drafting of State Rules for the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015’

Book:

Environmental law and policy (New Delhi: PHI Pvt Ltd, 2011)

Chapter in a book

Emotional Infidelity: A new frontier of matrimonial remedies, 2016, ISBN: 978-81-933160-8-3

Articles:

 

  • Bring Back Our Kids Home and How, Vol 5, 2017 Law Mantra online International Journal, ISSN: 2321-6417 
  • Alimony: till death do us apart, Oriental Journal of Law and Social Science, Vol XI, Issue 11, Oct 2017, pg. 62-70, ISSN 0973
  •  Corporal Punishment as Child Abuse, Oriental journal of Law and Social Sciences, Vol XI, Issue 7, June 2017, ISSN 0973-748
  • Conflict of Laws in Matrimony, Vol 4, 2017 Law Mantra online International Journal, ISSN: 2321-6417
  • Healthy Indoor Air Pollution: A right for all, Vol 2, 2017, IJLMS, ISSN: 2455-2771, International Journal of Law & Management Studies
  • Emotional Infidelity: A New Frontier of Matrimonial Remedies, 2016, ISBN: 978-81-933160-8-3, Asia law house
  • Creeping Environmental Changes and Humanitarian Crisis, Journal Law Mantra Online, vol 3, Issue 10, April 5, 2016, ISSN: 2321- 6417. 
  • Global Warming and Refugees of climate change, ELPR, Vol 4, Issue   , Dec 2015, ISSN : 09726640.
  • Drug Abuse: Vulnerability or Inevitability, IJSSIR, Vol 3, Issue 5, May 2014, ISSN: 2277 
  • “Indoor Air Pollution and Women's Health”, 1 International Journal of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Research (2014)
  • “Parental Substance Misuse and Child Abuse”, 7 NLR (2013) 242–252
  • “Polluter pays principle: A policy Principle” (2012)
  • “National Green Tribunal Act: An Overview”, 6 NLR (2011) 99–107
  • “Parental Kidnapping: A Child Abuse”, 5 NLR (2010) 140–169
  • “Environmental Protection: International Legislative and Administrative Efforts”, 4 NLR (2008-2009) 41–78
  • “Precautionary Principle: An Effective Judicial Tool in the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution in India”, 2 NLR (2004-05) 161–184
  • “Indian Judicial Initiative to Combat Environmental Degradation”, 5 Nyaya Deep (October 2004) 129–141
  • “Control of Water Pollution in India: Judicial Enforcement”, 20-21(1) Delhi Law Review (1998-1999) 91–114
  • “Protection and Preservation of Environment in India: Constitutional Scheme”, 3 National Capital Law Journal (1997-1998) 108–117
  • “Forest Conservation and Protection: Judicial Enforcement in India”, 19 Delhi Law Review (1997) 151–163
  • Invited Lecture at Dr. MCR HRD Institute, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad 500 033, 93rd Foundation Course for All India Services and Central Civil Services Officers on "Law of Torts" on October 29th, 2018. 
  • Invited Lecture at Dr. MCR HRD Institute, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad 500 033, 93rd Foundation Course for All India Services and Central Civil Services Officers on "Law of Torts" on October 12th, 2018. 
  • Workshop on Child Marriages with reference to GO Ms.No.13 with CSOs, organized jointly by Nalsar and Mahitha on 11th May, 2018, Hyderabad.
  • Two Week Training Program for Bhutan Officers on Consumer Laws and Torts, organized by Nalsar, Hyderabad, Aril 1-15, 2018.
  • National Consultation Workshop On “NRI Marriages and Related Issues” Organized by National Commission for Women-New Delhi in Collaboration With Telangana State Commission For Women- Hyderabad Dt: 5.11.2016- Hyderabad.
  • National Workshop on ‘Right to Sanitation: From Articulation to Implementation’ on 1st September 2016, in the Conference Room, Centre for Policy Research, Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. (paper title---Sanitation: A key to better existence)
  • National Consultation Workshop on ‘Draft Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection) Rules for the State of Telangana’ on September 10th, 2016 at NALSAR University of Law, Shameerpet,  Hyderabad.
  • National Consultation Workshop on ‘The Draft Telangana Juvenile Justice (C&PC) Rules, 2016’, Organized by Dept. of Juvenile Welfare, UNICEF and NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Date: 23rd& 24th August, 2016, Venue: CESS, Hyderabad
  • CII Telangana annual meeting & Public Session on ‘Telangana Moving Forward through Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ on 16 March 2016: Hotel ITC Kakatiya: Hyderabad. 
  • Invited as a lead speaker to a workshop on Environmental Initiatives for Amaravati Capital City- organized by APCRDA, Vijayawada, A.P on 30th Nov, 2015.
  • Participated in National Workshop on ‘Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2014, at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad on 29th November, 2014. [Paper Juvenile and the brain]
  • Invited lecture on Interdisciplinary Research at Research Methodology Course for Doctoral Students programme, Nalsar, Hyderabad, April 5-14, 2014.
  • Invited lecture on Child Rights at 5-day Vertical Interaction Course on “Law & Justice” for IPS Officers at NALSAR, Hyderabad, October 22-26, 2013.
  • Invited as Resource person to lecture on Child Rights at Rajiv Gandhi Advocates Training Program at Nalsar., March 16-18, 2013.
  • Women safety and MDGs, National Conference on Women’s Health and Nutrition: Emerging Trends and Challenges, (Department of Zoology & Department of Food and Nutrition, College for women, Koti, Osmania University, Hyderabad), April 10-12, 2014.
  • Invited Lecture at Research Methodology Course for Doctoral Students programme, Nalsar, Hyderabad, April 5-14, 2014.
  • Women Empowerment and The Millennium Development Goals, National Seminar on Education for women: Empowering Strategies, (Department of Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad, March 28-29, 2014).
  • Role of Modern Technologies in Distance Education, International Conference on Technology and Business Management, (AU, Dubai, March 24-26, 2014). 
  • Air Pollution: Its Impact on Health, International Conference Environmental Earth Science, Accomplishments, Plans and Challenges”, (University of Madras, Chennai, March 19-22, 2014). 
  • Cooking shouldn’t Kill, National Conference on Technology, policy and community: Small Experiments in Sustainability, (BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, March 14-15, 2014). 
  • Drug Abuse: A Psycho-Social Problem, National Seminar on Human Rights Education-New Challenges, (UCL, Osmania University, Hyderabad, March 8-9, 2014). 
  • Women Health and Millennium Development Goals, International Conference on Women Empowerment- 2014 (International Multidisciplinary research Foundation, Vijayawada, March 7-8, 2014). 
  • Women and Vulnerability to Indoor Air Pollution, National Seminar on Women Empowerment- Issues and Challenges, (UCW, Kakatiya University, Warangal, March 5-6, 2014). 
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  • Green Energy and Women Health, National Seminar on Inspiring Change towards Gender Equality, (CWS, Kakatiya University, Warangal, March 1-2, 2014).
  • Women and Vulnerability to Indoor Air Pollution, National Seminar on Women Empowerment- Issues and Challenges, (UCW, Kakatiya University, Warangal, March 5-6, 2014).
  • Women Health and Millennium Development Goals, International Conference on Women Empowerment- 2014 (International Multidisciplinary research Foundation, Vijayawada, March 7-8, 2014).
  • Drug Abuse: A Psycho-Social Problem, National Seminar on Human Rights Education-New Challenges, (UCL, Osmania University, Hyderabad, March 8-9, 2014).
  • Cooking shouldn’t Kill, National Conference on Technology, policy and community: Small Experiments in Sustainability, (BITS Pilani-Hyderabad Campus, March 14-15, 2014).
  • Air Pollution: Its Impact on Health, International Conference Environmental Earth Science, Accomplishments, Plans and Challenges”, (University of Madras, Chennai, March 19-22, 2014).
  • Role of Modern Technologies in Distance Education, International Conference on Technology and Business Management, (AU, Dubai, March 24-26, 2014).
  • Women Empowerment and The Millennium Development Goals, National Seminar on Education for women: Empowering Strategies, (Department of Education, Osmania University, Hyderabad, March 28-29, 2014).
  • Child Abuse and Neglect: A social evil, National seminar on Child Abuse and Neglect, (Nalsar, Hyderabad, October 3, 2012).
  • Parental Abduction: A child Abuse, XXI ISPCAN International Congress, (Istanbul, Turkey, October 9-12, 2012). No-Fault Conflict Resolution: The Best Solution to Parental Abduction, IX ISPCAN Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect,( NLU, New Delhi , October 6-9, 2011).
  • “Polluter Pays” Principle: Is it Capp-able?, VIII Asian Law Institute Annual Conference,( Kyushu University Hospital Campus, Japan, May 26 & 27, 2011).
  • Securing permanent parents for a parentless child, XVIII ISPCAN International Congress, (Honolulu, Hawai’i, September 26 -29, 2010).
  • Parental Kidnapping: A child Abuse, National Conference for multi-disciplinary Professionals on child Abuse and Neglect (ICCW, SRM, Chennai, September 16-18, 2010).
  • Participated in ‘Environmental policy and Law for Promoting Sustainable Development’ at Indian Environmental Society, Delhi, January 2004
  • Resource Person at Teacher’s Training Programme for Eco-Club activities, Department of Environment, Govt of NCT of Delhi, 2003
  • National Seminar on “Legal Education and Access to Justice CLC- USEFI” CLC, DU 2002
  • National Conference on ‘Utilization of Forensic sciences evidence in India’, AIBHAS, 2002
  • National Workshop on ‘Proposed Amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act,1990’, ILI 2002
  • Participated in, ‘Social Auditing of Environmental Laws in India’ at GGSIP University, Delhi, December 2001. 

Presently on offer: Health and substance misuse, Environment and Health

Courses taught: Jurisprudence, Private International Law, Clinical Education,Sociology, Environmental law, Torts, Child Abuse and Neglect, Legal Pluralism and Conflict of Laws

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Email: aruna.b.venkat@gmail.com