Nishant Kumar
PhD Student

Nishant Kumar

: B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) (Aligarh Muslim University, India), LLM & PhD (Central University of Punjab, India)
Law & Justice

Dr. Kumar is a PhD student at the Faculty of Law & Justice (recipient of Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) PhD Scholarship), working on the state corporate relationship and its impact on environment in India. Prior to commencing as a PhD candidate, he has worked as a lecturer at IIM Rohtak; as an Assistant professor at Tamil Nadu National Law University; and as an assistant professor (visiting) at Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. He has received his B.A.LL.B. degree from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and LLM and PhD degree with distinction from Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. He has also qualified UGC-NET (eligibility criteria for teaching at Indian Universities) for law subject.

He has received several awards and fellowships, including Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education Scholarship for pursuing Ph.D. in “Possibilities of Rural Development through CSR in India” and the Best Research Scholar Award (Humanities Stream) for the year 2020-21, conferred upon him by the Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Punjab. Dr. Kumar has also received the Deakin University Visiting Scholarship Award from Deakin University, Melbourne (Australia). Dr. Kumar has presented his research work at various international and national platforms including the National University of Singapore, University of Melbourne and University of Wollongong.

Research Topic: "Green Criminological" Assessment to State-Corporate crime for Environmental Harm: Case Study from India

Supervisor/s:  Professor Bronwen Morgan & Maria Giannacopoulos

Areas of Interest: Corporate Law; Environmental Law; Green Crime; Law of Insolvency


  • Nishant Kumar & Dr. Deepak Kumar Chauhan, ‘Implementation of CSR Legislation in India through the lens of its beneficiaries: A Case Study of Malwa Region, Punjab, India’, Statute Law Review, ISSN: 0144-3593 (print); 1464-3863 (web), Published by: Oxford University Press, UK (September 2020). (Indexed as A ranked journal in ABDC, also listed in Scopus list of Journals).
  • Akanksha Jumde & Nishant Kumar, “Sexual misconduct at workplace and Indian corporate and securities law: exploring corporate disclosures of sexual harassment cases by Indian companies in #MeToo era” International Journal of Law and Management, ISSN: 1754-243X, Published by Emerald Publishing, (April 2023), (Indexed as B ranked journal in ABDC, also listed in Scopus list of Journals).
  • Valan A, Akanksha Jumde & Nishant Kumar, Mutated ‘Sumagali Scheme’ - Challenges in Enforcement of Labour Laws among Women Spinning Mills Workers, Indian Law Review, Taylor & Francis (Scopus listed). Currently under revision.
  • Akanksha Jumde & Nishant Kumar, 'Protection of Geographical Indications in India: A Case Study of Sujini and Madhubani Art forms of Bihar, India' The Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP), Online ISSN 1747-1540, Print ISSN 1747-1532; Published by Oxford University Press, UK (August 2020). (Indexed as B ranked journal in ABDC, also listed in Scopus).
  • Nishant Kumar & Dr. Deepak Kumar Chauhan, ‘Role of UN VIS-À-VIS ASEAN to Combat Transboundary Environmental Damage: A Case Study of Implementation of Good International Practices’, Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Development, CEERA-NLSIU, ISSN(O) 2348-7046, Vol. VI, 2020 Published by: CEERA-NLSIU (April, 2020). (Listed in UGC-CARE list of Journals).
  • Akanksha Jumde & Nishant Kumar, ‘Uncovering Practicalities of Compliance & Enforcement Challenges under Indian CSR Laws; Evidence from qualitative Interviews' Australian Journal of Asian Law, Accepted for Publication by Melbourne University Press.